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LGBTQ2 for September 8

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1907 – Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) and Alice B. Toklas (April 30, 1877 – March 7, 1967) meet in Paris for the first time and stay together until Stein’s death in 1946. Gertrude was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. Born in the Allegheny West neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and raised in Oakland, California, Stein moved to Paris in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. Alice was an American-born member of the Parisian avant-garde of the early 20th century. Gertrude and Alice hosted a Paris salon where the leading figures of modernism in literature and art, such as Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Ezra Pound, and Henri Matisse, would meet.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1975 – Vietnam veteran Sgt. Leonard Matlovich (July 6, 1943 – June 22, 1988) appears on the cover of TIME Magazine stating, “I am a homosexual.” Matlovich was the first gay US service member to come out. When he died, he was buried without a name and known only as Gay Vietnam Veteran. His epitaph reads: ‘When I was in the military, they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one.’

Neil Sedaka and Elton John released the single “Bad Blood”.

1978

David Bowie’s “Stage” album was released by RCA Records.

1979

dropping to eight on the USA Song charts, Barbra Streisand with “The Main Event/Fight”

The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list

1983 – The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco rules that federal immigration authorities cannot prevent lesbians and gay men from entering the country purely on the basis of their sexuality

1984

 Cyndi Lauper had #3 on the USA charts with “She Bop”

1988

Elton John holds an auction of his stage costumes in London, England and nets $6.2 million.

90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism

Post 9/11 – From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”

2003

In a show beamed live to 21 movie theaters across Europe, David Bowie performed the first interactive concert that allowed audience members at the various locations to talk to him and make song requests.

2006

Whitney Houston filed for divorce from Bobby Brown.

2008 – Rachel Maddow (born April 1, 1973) becomes the first openly gay or lesbian anchor of a major prime-time news program in the United States as host of The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. In 1995 Rachel Maddow became the first openly gay or lesbian American to win an international Rhodes scholarship. In 2001, she earned a Doctor of Philosophy in politics at the University of Oxford. Her dissertation is titled HIV/AIDS and Health Care Reform in British and American Prisons. Maddow splits her time between Manhattan, New York and West Cummington, Massachusetts with her partner, artist Susan Mikula. They met in 1999, when Maddow was working on her dissertation. Maddow has dealt with cyclical depression since puberty. In a 2012 interview, she stated, “It doesn’t take away from my joy or my work or my energy, but coping with depression is something that is part of the everyday way that I live and have lived for as long as I can remember.”

2012 – Ana Ima Rivera Lassen (born 1955) becomes the third woman, first Black woman, and first openly lesbian person to be the president of the Puerto Rican Bar Association of lawyers. She has received many awards and honors for her work in the area of women’s rights and human rights, including the Capetillo-Roqué Medal from the Puerto Rican Senate, the Martin Luther King/Arturo Alfonso Schomburg Prize, and the Nilita Vientós Gastón Medal. She is a practicing attorney and serves on the faculty of several universities in Puerto Rico; she currently serves on the advisory council to the Program for Equality and Gender Equity of the Puerto Rican Judicial Branch.

2014

Cher was forced to postpone the second leg of her Dressed to Kill tour due to an acute viral infection.

2021

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/07/raven-symone-character-disney-lesbian/Raven-Symoné didn’t want her That’s So Raven character to be a lesbianRaven-Symoné spilt hot tea about her iconic Disney character, including that she could have been queer. But the actor said she turned it down.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.autostraddle.com/carly-usdin-first-date/Carly Usdin’s “First Date”: A Ten-Minute Lesbian Rom-Com That’ll Make You SwoonCarly wrote and directed First Date for Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine’s MEET CUTE series — and, as usual, their short films make me wish I was watching their feature films or Netflix series!www.autostraddle.com

https://www.newsweek.com/mob-attacks-20-year-old-gay-man-carves-homophobic-slur-his-flesh-1626898Mob Attacks 20-Year-Old Gay Man, Carves Homophobic Slur Into His FleshSpanish police are investigating the incident as a hate crime, said a spokesman at a press conference.www.newsweek.com

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/spain-gay-attack-lgbt-radical-b1916340.htmlRadical groups targeting gay men warns Spanish minister after Madrid attack | The IndependentLatest attack comes after a gay man was killed in Julywww.independent.co.uk

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gay-suicide-prevention_n_6137732de4b0aac9c01c11c3I Was A Gay Boy Who Tried To Kill Myself. Now I Know It Wasn’t My Fault. | HuffPost“For a long time, I thought I was the problem. I now know the problem was never me.”www.huffpost.com

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/boy-charged-assault-student-draped-gay-pride-flag-79884012Boy charged in assault on student draped in gay pride flag – ABC NewsAuthorities say a Georgia teenager faces juvenile charges after he attacked a student draped in a gay pride flag in a school cafeteriaabcnews.go.com

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/08/40-years-celebrity-interviews-attitudes-gay-menWhat 40 years of celebrity interviews taught me about attitudes towards gay men | Tim Walker | The GuardianIt used to be ‘Don’t talk about my private life!’ to avoid a tabloid onslaught. Thankfully there’s more acceptance todaywww.theguardian.com

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/education/2021/09/07/iowa-students-stage-walkout-winterset-junior-high-teacher-placed-leave-bisexual-lgbt-pride-flag/5755797001/Iowa students stage walkout after Winterset teacher placed on leaveWinterset Junior High students walked out of school Tuesday in protest over a teacher being place on administrative leave.www.desmoinesregister.com

anyone surprised?

https://patientengagementhit.com/news/medical-schools-lack-proper-data-to-address-lgbtq-health-disparitiesMedical Schools Lack Proper Data to Address LGBTQ Health DisparitiesMedical schools are failing to collect gender and sexual orientation data from students, which prevents them from addressing LGBTQ health disparities.patientengagementhit.com

anyone still surprised?

https://baptistnews.com/article/research-documents-how-fundamentalists-view-lgbtq-inclusion-as-a-zero-sum-game-they-are-losing/Research documents how fundamentalists view LGBTQ inclusion as a zero-sum game they are losing – Baptist News GlobalFundamentalist Christians are more likely than the rest of Americans to see advances by the LGBTQ community as a zero-sum game that proportionately erodes religious liberty for Christians, according to a new set of academic studies.baptistnews.com

cited sources

Today in LGBT History – September 8 | Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effecthttps://thelavendereffect.org/2013/09/08/september-8-in-lgbtq-history/

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Representation of LGBTQ2

for too long, since the start of movies and tv, where LGBTQ2 characters either suicides, murder victims or murders and for lesbians, also vampires.

so no. Fuller, this is not the character to make LGBTQ2

he is a fictional character and a cannibal.

so no thanks, that is not the represention that LGBTQ2 is going for.

https://www.menshealth.com/entertainment/a33286603/hannibal-lecter-pansexual-bryan-fuller-season-4/Hannibal Showrunner Bryan Fuller Confirms Hannibal Is Pansexual‘Hannibal’ showrunner Bryan Fuller confirmed a popular fan theory about the killer, played by Mads Mikkelsen, and hinted at what might happen in season four.www.menshealth.com

Gay child murderer is really not the representation LGBTQ2 is looking for. thanks anyway.

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/07/21/nightmare-on-elm-street-freddy-krueger-robert-englund-queer-remake-gay/Gay Freddy Krueger actor wants a queer Nightmare on Elm Street remakeThe actor who played the horror movie villain Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street wants a queer remake of the classic film.www.pinknews.co.uk

Gay for Pay vs Representation

Posted on January 27, 2019by dykewriter

No. queer is not the acting part, the character is. eh. Caroline Evans Thats the essence of acting though… pretending to be someone else in a convincing way. Jake Gyllenhall was straight irl in Brokeback mountain. This sounds like you’re … Continue reading →

https://filmdaily.co/news/lesbian-relationship-sex-scenes/Representation matters: The best lesbian relationship sex scenes – Film DailyWe’re here to prove that lesbian sex scenes need more hype and that representation in the media really matters. Here are the best sex scenes.filmdaily.co

Why Representation Matters: LGBTQ

Posted on July 5, 2018by dykewriter

Scarlett Johansson will play a trans man, but she doesn’t get why people are mad Nina Trygg • 12 minutes ago Dear Heteros if you really want to show LGBTQ support, then stop taking the few roles that represent us support our … Continue reading →

https://www.autostraddle.com/amazon-streaming-queer-lesbian-bisexual-tv-shows/32 Lesbian, Queer & Bisexual (LGBTQ+) TV Shows Streaming Free on Amazon Prime | AutostraddleAmazon Prime has loads of TV shows for queers who love to watch queer content! View our updated list of television shows and web-series available to stream at Autostraddle.com.www.autostraddle.com

Representation and Inclusion: Multicultural World

Posted on December 30, 2016by dykewriter

Sikh NYPD officers now have the uniform option of full turbans.   Wtf The end is near Canada’s RCMP went through this in the 1990s, and it had to be pointed out that India was in the Commonwealth before Canada … Continue reading →

https://freenews.live/velma-from-scooby-doo-was-created-to-be-a-lesbian/Velma from Scooby-Doo was created to be a Lesbian | FREE NEWSProject producer Tony Cervone confirmed the fan’s guesses: he stated that Velma was always a lesbian in the 2010 animated series Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.freenews.live

yes. but how much more of an impact had the performer doing that character being LGBTQ2?

https://www.eonline.com/ca/news/1172176/brittana-forever-celebrating-naya-rivera-s-immeasurable-impact-on-the-queer-communityBrittana Forever: Celebrating Naya Rivera’s Immeasurable Impact on the Queer Community – E! Online – CAIn the days since Naya Rivera’s tragic death, LGBTQ fans have made it clear just how impactful her groundbreaking portrayal of Glee’s Santana Lopez really was.www.eonline.comShare (2)Emoji

Black Lives Matter third March on Vancouver Pride 2019

Posted on July 28, 2019by dykewriter

Yesterday I was out of the house and not thinking about my life for most of the day. I went to Emery Barnes Park in Vancouver and walked around talking to a few people and this is the sign that … Continue reading →

https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1195021.shtmlHigh school filmmaker releases LGBTQ film on mainstream Chinese video platforms – Global TimesOn July 13, film Forbidden Love in Heaven was released on Chinese streaming platforms. The film is notable not only because it focuses on LGBTQ issues, but also as it was made by a high school senior during his spare time.www.globaltimes.cn

https://www.vancourier.com/diversity-of-lgbtq-characters-in-film-declines-study-finds-1.24171244Diversity of LGBTQ characters in film declines, study finds | Vancouver CourierNEW YORK — Last year saw record representation of LGBTQ characters in the 118 films released by major studios, according to a new study by GLAAD. But for the third straight year, the racial diversity. . .www.vancourier.comShare

Point vs Talking Point

Posted on February 9, 2019by dykewriter

Should Straight Actors Play LGBTQ Characters? Two queer writers debate a Hollywood conundrum. nina tryggvason 13 days ago No. queer is not the acting part, the character is. eh. Caroline Evans13 days ago Thats the essence of acting though… pretending … Continue reading →

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/celebrity/article/3093145/5-pioneering-bollywood-stars-who-have-supported-lgbt5 pioneering Bollywood stars who have spoken up for LGBTQ+ livesThese Bollywood celebrities have used their star power to highlight and promote LGBTQ+ rights both on and off screenwww.scmp.com

the aids decade, when life was simpler

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/concerts/elton-cookedburgers-freddie-stole-show-insiders-view-backstage/‘Elton cooked burgers and Freddie stole the show’: an insider’s view backstage at Live AidPete Smith, an unsung hero of Live Aid and Band Aid Trust’s sole employee, shares his unique memories of the historic concert, 35 years agowww.telegraph.co.uk

meanwhile in 2020

https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/actors-speak-out-unwritten-rule-diversity-hallmarkVancouver actors speak out about “unwritten rules” limiting diversity in Hallmark films | NewsVancouver actors and casting agents are speaking out against an unwritten rule limiting diversity at Hallmark in the Vancouver film scene.dailyhive.com