LGBTQ2 for August 28

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

430, Africa – St. Augustine of Hippo (November 13, 354 – August 28, 430) dies. He was an early Christian theologian and philosopher whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy. He was the bishop of Hippo Regius in north Africa and is viewed as one of the most important Fathers in Western Christianity for his writings in the Patristic Era. Among his most important works are The City of God and ConfessionsSome of his writings in “Confessions” reveal his attraction to the same-sex.

1603, Italy – During a trial in which Italian painter Caravaggio (September 29, 1571 – July 18, 1610) was charged with libel when Baglione testified that he had a male lover. Baglione’s painting of “Divine Love” has also been seen as a visual accusation of sodomy against Caravaggio. Caravaggio was an Italian painter active in RomeNaplesMalta, and Sicily between 1592 (1595?) and 1610. His paintings combine a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, and they had a formative influence on Baroque painting. Since the 1970s both art scholars and historians have debated the inferences of homoeroticism in Caravaggio’s works as a way to better understand the man.

1814, Ireland – Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (August 28, 1814 – February 7,1873) is born in Dublin. He wrote vampire fiction, predating Bram Stoker‘s Dracula (1897) by 26 years. His best known, written 25 years before “Dracula,” is “Carmilla,” a story of a lesbian vampire who preyed on young women,

1825, Germany – Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (28 August 1825 – 14 July 1895), German jurist and activist, was born in Aurich, Germany. He would become one of the earliest activists in Germany to attempt to abolish the German sodomy law. In 1862, Ulrichs, a lawyer, theologian, and pioneer of the modern gay rights movement, described his own homosexuality as anima muliebris virili corpore inclusa – a female psyche confined in a male body. “I may have a beard, and manly limbs and body,” he writes in Latin “yet confined by these, I am and remain a woman”. Ulrichs’ fusion of gay and gender identities dominates discussion of transsexualism for almost a century, and it remains a widespread popular belief that trans women are gay men dressed in female clothes.

1833

By declaration of the British Parliament, slavery was banned throughout the British Empire.

1850

Wagner’s opera, “Lohengrin,” was performed for the first time.

1920, Germany -The first post-WWI general membership meeting of the Scientific Humanitarian Committee passes a motion to establish connections with homosexual organizations in other countries.

1921 – Nancy Kulp (August 28, 1921 – February 3, 1991), famous for her role as Miss Jane Hathaway on “The Beverly Hillbillies,” is born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. After the show’s cancellation, Kulp ran for state office in Pennsylvania; she lost the election. Kulp lived her life completely in the closet. Her lesbianism was not publicly acknowledged until after her death from cancer in Palm Springs on February 3, 1991. After her retirement from acting and teaching, she moved first to a farm in Connecticut and later to Palm Springs, California, where she became involved in several charity organizations, including the Humane Society of the Desert, the Desert Theatre League, and United Cerebral Palsy.[6] Later in life, Kulp indicated to author Boze Hadleigh in a 1989 interview that she was a lesbian. “As long as you reproduce my reply word for word, and the question, you may use it…. I’d appreciate it if you’d let me phrase the question. There is more than one way. Here’s how I would ask it: ‘Do you think that opposites attract?’ My own reply would be that I’m the other sort – I find that birds of a feather flock together. That answers your question.”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1957 – Gender-bending lesbian and Jewish folk/punk singer/songwriter Phranc (August 28, 1957) is born. Phranc is the stage name of Susan Gottlieb. Phranc began her performing career in the late 1970s and early 1980s punk scene in Los Angeles. She had a bleached blonde crewcut and wore male attire, creating an androgynous persona for her first band, Nervous Gender, which formed in 1978. She lives in Santa Monica, California with her partner and children.

August 28, 1957

U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina began a 24-hour and 18-minute non-stop filibuster – the longest ever by a lone senator – in an unsuccessful attempt to derail passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1957.

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

1963 – The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom takes place. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his “I have a Dream” speech. Openly gay Bayard Rustin (March 17, 1912 – August 24, 1987) was the march’s prime organizer, gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to hear songs by Mahalia Jackson, Joan Baez and Peter, Paul & Mary. The climax of the event was the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. giving what became known as his “I have a dream” speech.

1965 – Keith Boykin (born August 28, 1965), African-American activist and author, is born in St. Louis, Missouri. As if a forecast of his future activism, his birthday and Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream Speech” share the same day. Working in the Clinton Administration, Boykin held the positions of Special Assistant to the President and Director of News Analysis, and Director of Specialty Media. In 2001, Boykin founded the National Black Justice Coalition, the largest African-American GLBT rights organization in America. Boykin has authored several books: “One More River to Cross: Black and Gay in America” (1996), “Respecting the Soul: Daily Reflections for Black Lesbians and Gays” (1999), and “Beyond the Down Low: Sex, Lies, and Denial in Black America” (2005).

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – Police in New York force their way into The Haven, a private, unisex non-alcohol gay club. It was the third of four raids on the club that would take place in a two-week period. Six were arrested, detained overnight, and released the next morning. Between these and other raids, over 300 homosexuals were arrested during the month of August. There were also cases of threats and harassment. New York City was sued for false arrest and harassment in three of the cases. All other cases were dismissed.

1970 – The Gay Liberation Front, Radicalesbians, and other gay activists hold a protest at NYU after the campus administration cancelled a series of dances at NYU’s Weinstein Hall when they learned a gay organization was sponsoring them. After a discussion with the dean they were allowed to use the property. The dean had been called by campus police who arrived to break up the demonstration.

On August 28th, 1971, approximately one hundred individuals from Toronto Gay Action, the Montreal Front de Libération Homosexuel, the Homophile Association at the University of Toronto, and the Gays of Ottawa gathered on Parliament Hill to protest the ongoing discrimination of homosexuals in Canada. A similar demonstration was held on the same day in Vancouver for those who could not travel to Ottawa. 

We Demand is a 13-page document including 10 demands for public policy changes to end all remaining forms of state sanctioned discrimination against homosexuals in Canada written by several queer individuals from the aforementioned organisations. As the letter states, “[i]n our daily lives we are still confronted with discrimination, police harassment, exploitation, and pressures to conform which deny our sexuality. That prejudice against homosexual people pervades society is, in no small way, attributable to practices of the Federal government.” A critique of the 1969 amendment, it addressed how the limitation to male adults above the age of 21 engaging in anal sex in the privacy of their own home—many of whom, we must add, did not enjoy this privilege of privacy—did not address the myriad ways in which homosexual men and women continued to face both implicit and violent forms of discrimination in our society.

August 28, 1972

In New York City, David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars debuted at Carnegie Hall.

August 28, 1973

Elton John was up big (74-34) with “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting”.

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

1980

Queen released the single “Another One Bites The Dust”.

1981 – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) first announces a sudden, unusual increase in cases of Kaposi’s sarcoma, the first sign of the worldwide epidemic of what would eventually be called HIV/AIDS.

1982 – First “Gay Games” are held at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. 1,600 people participated and 50,000 people attended. At that time it was still called the “Gay Olympics” until the U. S. Olympic Committee sued for trademark infringement and won. Author Rita Mae Brown (born 28 November 1944) hosted the opening ceremonies. The Gay Games is the world’s largest sporting and cultural event specifically for lesbiangaybisexual, and transgender athletes, artists and musicians, founded by Tom WaddellRikki Streicher, and others. , Gay Games X will be in Paris 2018.

1989 – A law took effect in Texas that requires that real estate agents tell potential buyers or tenants if the person who previously occupied a property had AIDS.

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

1993 – Keith Douglas Pruitt and another gay man were attacked in Manhattan. Pruitt once played a part on the soap opera “As the World Turns.” Pruitt required 14 stitches in his head. Three men from New Jersey were arrested and charged with the attack.

1994 – The first Lesbian and Gay Parade in Tokyo drew 1,134 participants, according to organizers.

1996 – In response to threats to out him after the city of Tempe, Arizona granted $1,500 in fee waivers to the annual gay pride festival, Mayor Neil Giuliano  (born October 26, 1956) comes out in an interview with the Tempe Daily News Tribune. He was named to the OUT 100 by OUT Magazine, which notes the top 100 people in gay culture in the US. While he was Mayor in 2003, Tempe was named an “All American-City,” an award honoring local governments demonstrating success in problem solving. He was named Tempe Humanitarian of the year in 2014.

1998 – The Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado, a fund of the Gill Foundation, announced $195,950 in grants to 22 Colorado organizations.

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

2002 – Nevada teen Derek Henkle (born in 1983 ) settles a lawsuit (Henkle v. Gregory, 150 F. Supp.2d 1067 (D Nev. 2001) against the Washoe County School District for $451,000. The settlement is believed to be the largest pre-trial award ever in this kind of case. Derek’s suit alleged that administrators in three separate schools failed to protect him from years of being beaten, spat upon, called names and threatened with a lasso because he is gay.

2007 – The world discovers that U.S. Senator Larry Craig had been arrested for lewd conduct in the men’s bathroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on June 11, 2007, and entered a guilty plea to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct on August 8, 2007.

2021

https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/press-release/two-new-kff-reports-take-a-closer-look-at-the-covid-19-pandemic-and-the-lgbt-community-from-the-impact-on-mental-health-to-vaccination-status/Two New KFF Reports Take a Closer Look at the COVID-19 Pandemic and the LGBT Community, From the Impact on Mental Health to Vaccination Status | KFFTwo new KFF reports provide new and updated data on the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people during the COVID-19 pandemic, featuring data showing the impact on mental health and COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor data on vaccine uptake within the community. The two reports add important context to the limited but growing body<span class=”readmore-ellipsis”>…</span><a href=”https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/press-release/two-new-kff-reports-take-a-closer-look-at-the-covid-19-pandemic-and-the-lgbt-community-from-the-impact-on-mental-health-to-vaccination-status/” class=”see-more light-beige no-float inline-readmore”>More</a></p>www.kff.org

https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2021/08/27/carlysle-porter-hollands/Carlysle Porter: Holland’s speech places anti-LGBT rules ahead of other LDS commandmentsCarlysle Porter writes that Holland’s BYU speech places anti-LGBT rules ahead of other LDS commandments.www.sltrib.com

https://inews.co.uk/opinion/lgbt-afghans-evacuation-kabul-uk-government-failed-afghanistan-1171844LGBT Afghans will not be saved in this evacuation – but the UK government began failing them years agoAs I forwarded on the details of people begging for help, I wondered how on earth it had come to thisinews.co.uk

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Today in LGBT History – August 28 | Ronni Sanlo

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July 26. 1963

Bob Dylan and Joan Baez performed together at the Newport Folk Festival, and Peter, Paul and Mary also helped usher in the three-day event.

July 26. 1971

Aretha Franklin released the single “Spanish Harlem”.

1975

Olivia Newton-John remained at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for a third week with “Please Mr. Please”. and 4 on the pop chart

 Elton John moved from 15-8 with “Someone Saved My Life Tonight”,

Elton John’s album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy was #4.

\1980

April Wine, the Scorpions, Rainbow and Judas Priest headlined the Monsters of Rock Festival in Donington Park, England.

1986

 Madonna moved from 12-6 with “Papa Don’t Preach

Whitney Houston’s self-titled album was 7

2000

The Beastie Boys postponed their tour with Rage Against the Machine due to Mike D.’s shoulder injury incurred July 22 in a bicycle accident.

2006

The final edition of Top Of The Pops was recorded at BBC Television Centre in London.   The show was co-hosted by yet to be charged with sex crime against children: Sir Jimmy Savile, the first presenter of the show.  The Rolling Stones, who were the first band to appear on the show in 1964 performed, as did Madonna, Beyonce, the Spice Girls, Wham and Robbie Williams.

2011

Ford became the first major auto manufacturer to announce plans to ditch the CD player in favor of a USB port. A company spokesperson said “The in-car CD player, much like pay telephones, is destined to fade away in the face of exciting new technology.” GM and Chrysler would follow in 2015, although the devices were still available on some models. CD players have been estimated to cost auto makers about $30 to install.

2015

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, died almost six months after being found unconscious in her bathtub.

2016

A group of 40 or so Broadway stars takes the stage on Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to sing “What the World Needs Now Is Love” in support of gun control legislation. These stars are part a group called Broadway For Orlando that was put together to record the song in honor of victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting on June 12, when 49 people were killed.

2018

The Broadway musical Head Over Heels, an Elizabethan farce inspired by the music of The Go-Go’s, premieres at the Hudson Theatre in New York City.

2021

the end of sports for women – and raises questions for The Gay Games and Out Games, which were our sports events owing to being excluded from the olympics..

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/first-openly-transgender-olympians-are-competing-tokyo-rcna1507First openly transgender Olympians are competing in TokyoThe International Olympic Committee has allowed transgender athletes to participate at the Olympics since 2004, but until this year, none had done so openly.www.nbcnews.com


A history of Olympic gender scandals – Flashbakhttps://flashbak.com › a-history-of-olympic-gender-sca…

May 29, 2012 — In 1967, Poland’s Ewa Klobukowska became the first woman to fail a ‘gender‘ test and was subsequently banned. She had won a gold medal at the …
Sex testing and the Olympics: myths, rumours and …https://www.theguardian.com › the-h-word › aug › sex-…

Aug. 2, 2012 — Take the most famous case of gender fraud: Dora/Heinrich Ratjen, the German high-jumper who competed at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games and was …
List of Olympic Games scandals and controversies – Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › List_of_Olympic_Gam..

The Olympic Games is a major international multi-sport event. During its history, both the Summer and Winter Games have been a subject of many scandals, …

no just anyone can not be an elite athlete… just not like everyone has creative talent.

this just means not only heterosexuals get to do and be things

https://abc11.com/tokyo-2021-summer-games-lgbtq-athletes-olympics-transgender/10910694/‘It proves anybody can do it’: Record number of LGBTQ+, transgender athletes participate in 2021 Tokyo Summer Games – ABC11 Raleigh-DurhamThe 2021 Olympic Summer Games are making history with a record number of LBGTQ+ athletes including two transgender competitors.abc11.com

https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-homicides-transgender-women-tameka-washington-dominique-fells-20210726.htmlNorth Philadelphia man sentenced to at least 20 years for killing transgender advocateThe office is also prosecuting Akhenaton T. Jones, 37, who was arrested in February in Los Angeles and charged with killing Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells, a 27-year-old transgender woman.www.inquirer.com

https://www.webmd.com/hiv-aids/news/20210726/should-deferrals-be-lifted-gay-blood-donorsShould Deferrals Be Lifted for Gay Blood Donors?For years, men who have sex with men have faced extra restrictions if they tried to donate blood. A study now underway may lead to a shift in policy.www.webmd.com

yes, we all bleed the same red blood…

https://genius.com/a/dababy-brings-out-tory-lanez-makes-comments-about-hiv-gay-men-dodges-a-shoe-at-rolling-loudDaBaby Brings Out Tory Lanez, Makes Comments About HIV & Gay Men, & Dodges A Shoe At Rolling LoudHe faced backlash on several fronts over the weekend.genius.com

former VP Pence was his biggest fan

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/tom-daley-gay-man-olympic-champion-diving_n_60feb824e4b00c1de0a3f734Diver Tom Daley Wins Gold: ‘I Am A Gay Man And Also An Olympic Champion’ | HuffPostDaley, who paired with Matty Lee to win the 10-meter synchronized platform for Britain, delivered a powerful message to LGBTQ fans.www.huffpost.com

https://www.autostraddle.com/my-unorthodox-life-netflix-review-bisexual-erasure/My Orthodox Life Bisexual and Ex-Orthodox ErasureWe all — Ex-Orthodox, Orthodox, and bisexual — deserve better from Netflix’s My Orthodox Life than the perpetuation of misconceptions about our identities.www.autostraddle.com

for the media attention? like how many minutes to replace him with an other man instead of saying women go for women because of bad men..

https://metro.co.uk/2021/07/26/love-island-2021-georgia-wishes-she-was-bisexual-after-hugo-dumping-14988196/Love Island 2021: Georgia ‘wishes she was bisexual’ after Hugo dumping | Metro NewsThe 28-year-old was dumped from the Island after Hugo Hammond’s dramatic speech picking Chloe Burrows and hitting out at Toby Aromolaran.metro.co.uk

https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2021/07/24/bryce-hall-bisexual/Fans think Bryce Hall is bisexual after TikTok star is spotted kissing Ari AguirreFans think Bryce Hall is bisexual after TikTok star is spotted kissing Ari Aguirre. This comes weeks after he made a video kissing 10 guys.www.hitc.com

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-queens-dave-lesbian-bar-astoria-popup-20210725-z5z4gjgfufbphkte7rc6doyqbe-story.htmlNYC woman works toward creating lesbian bar one pop-up at a time – New York Daily NewsAn Astoria native is rallying the local lesbian and queer community with monthly pop-ups in hopes to garner buzz and support for the neighborhood’s first lesbian-owned bar.www.nydailynews.com

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/26/us/sally-miller-gearhart-dead.htmlSally Miller Gearhart, Lesbian Writer and Activist, Dies at 90 – The New York TimesShe fought anti-gay policies alongside Harvey Milk, wrote influential books, including science fiction, and founded a women-only refuge in the woods.www.nytimes.com

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