Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes
1844, UK – English writer Edward Carpenter (August 29, 1844 – June 28, 1929) was born in Brighton. He was an English socialist poet, philosopher, anthologist, and early activist for rights for homosexuals. On his return from India in 1891, he met George Merrill, a working class man 22 years his junior, and the two men struck up a relationship, eventually cohabiting in 1898. Their relationship endured and they remained partners for the rest of their lives, a fact made all the more extraordinary by the hysteria about homosexuality generated by the Oscar Wilde trial of 1895. An early advocate of sexual freedoms, Carpenter had an influence on both D. H. Lawrence and Sri Aurobindo, and inspired E. M. Forster‘s novel Maurice.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
1956 – Dancer and choreographer Mark Morris (August 29, 1956) is born in Seattle, Washington. He founded his own award-winning dance troupe. He is openly gay and lives in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan. On November 28, 1980, he got together a group of his friends and put on a concert of his own choreography and called them the Mark Morris Dance Group. For the first several years, the company gave just two annual performances – at On the Boards in Seattle, Washington, and at Dance Theater Workshop in New York. In 1986, the company was featured on the nationally televised Great Performances – Dance in America series on PBS. In 1990, Morris and Mikhail Baryshnikov established the White Oak Dance Project. He continued to create works for this company until 1995. In 2013, Morris was the first choreographer and dancer to be the Music Director of the Ojai Music Festival.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
August 29, 1967
Brian Epstein’s funeral is held in Liverpool. The event was not attended by The Beatles, who wished to give his family privacy by not attracting the media and fans.
1969 – Me’Shell NdegéOcello is born Michelle Johnson (August 29, 1968). She became a widely respected, openly bisexual singer, songwriter, and bassist and the first female artist to be signed by Madonna’s Maverick label. NdegeOcello is bisexual and previously had a relationship with feminist author Rebecca Walker. NdegeOcello’s first son, Solomon, was born in 1989. As of 2011 she had been married to Alison Riley for five years, with whom she has a second son.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
Anne Murray’s first hit “Snowbird” took over at #1 on the Easy Listening chart.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Queen performed at the Forum in Montréal.
Mexico – The First National Conference of Lesbians is held in Guadalajara to unite the lesbian movement in Mexico in anticipation of Feminist Lesbians of Latin America and the Caribbean Conference. The result is the creation of the National Coordination of Lesbians.
Whitney by Whitney Houston had been the #1 album every week of its release, this was week 10.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
Elton John checks into a rehab center in Chicago to get treatment for bulimia, alcoholism and drugs.
Elton John spent a sixth week at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “The One”, his 43rd hit on that chart.
1993 – Twenty-nine people stage a silent demonstration at St. James Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY to protest Brooklyn Roman Catholic bishop Thomas Daily’s pastoral letter opposing anti-gay bias laws.
1997 – Jim McKnight discusses his research on the gay gene on the BBC program Science Now. His research group at the University of Western Sidney studied the families of homosexuals, and discovered that evidence exists to suggest that homosexuality is an inherited trait.
HBO premiered “Cher: Live In Concert From Las Vegas.”
Post 9/11 – From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Winners at this years MTV Video Music awards held in New York included, Missy Elliot, Video of the year for ‘Work It’, Viewers Choice award, ‘Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous’ Good Charlotte, Rap Video went to 50 Cent for ‘In Da Club’, Pop Video, Justin Timberlake, ‘Cry Me A River.’ Madonna stunned a packed Radio City Hall audience by passionately kissing Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera during a racy version of ‘Like A Virgin.’
people should not expect a party nor exile…
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/rainbow-birthday-calgary-1.615733512-year-old’s friends didn’t celebrate after he came out as gay. So a park full of strangers did. | CBC NewsA crowd full of strangers filled a northwest Calgary park on Saturday to celebrate a boy’s rainbow-themed birthday.www.cbc.ca
an actual death sentence
https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/-virtual-death-sentence-gay-afghans-brace-uncertain-future-taliban-rcna1779‘A virtual death sentence’: Gay Afghans brace for uncertain future under Taliban<p>N, a 20-year-old student living in Afghanistan, is in hiding as she hopes for news that she and her family can leave the country.www.nbcnews.com
https://www.thecut.com/2021/08/tiktok-helped-me-come-out-gay-lesbian.htmlHow TikTok Helped Me Identify and Come Out as a LesbianPainful as it is to think doom-scrolling A.I.-selected content was the thing that alerted me to my years of internalized homophobia and vicious cycle of self-hate, boy am I thrilled I downloaded that stupid app.www.thecut.com
why going through a clinic rather than known donor is better
https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/08/28/hbo-nuclear-family-lesbian-documentary/Sperm donor sued lesbian couple for custody after he ‘changed his mind’ about being a dadHBO’s Nuclear Family explores the extraordinary story of a first-generation lesbian family’s fight to stay together against all odds.www.pinknews.co.uk