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LGBTQ2 for February 11

BCE to The Suffragettes

1873, UK – Simeon Solomon  (9 October 1840 – 14 August 1905) was an English Pre-Raphaelite painter noted for his depictions of Jewish life and same-sex desire as well as a poet. Solomon and George Roberts, a stableman, are arrested at a public urinal in London and charged with the Crime of Buggery.

1916

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presented its first concert. The symphony was the first by a municipal orchestra to be supported by taxes.

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

02-11-1962 Tammy Baldwin – Born in Madison, Wisconsin. She is an American politician and has always been out publicly as a lesbian. She served in the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin’s 2nd district. In 2012, she was elected to the U.S. Senate, the first woman to represent Wisconsin, and the first out gay U.S. Senator in history. In 1993, she said that she was disappointed by President Clinton’s compromise on LGBT rights in supporting the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. In early 1994, she proposed legalizing same-sex marriage in Wisconsin. On October 20, 2013, Baldwin was one of sixteen female Democratic senators to sign a letter endorsing Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee in the 2016 Presidential Election.

On February 5, 2020, regarding the impeachment of Trump, she stated, “I only have one of 100 votes in the U.S. Senate and I am afraid that the majority is putting this president above the law by not convicting him of these impeachable offenses. But let’s be clear, this is not an exoneration of President Trump, it is a failure to show moral courage and hold this president accountable.”

1965: At the San Francisco trial of the four people arrested at the Council on Religion and the Homosexual’s New Year’s Ball, the judge orders the jury to find the defendants not guilty. The decision is widely seen as a turning point in the homophile movement’s fight for gay and lesbian civil rights.

February 11, 1966

Cher recorded “Bang Bang.”

1967: In a follow-up action to Los Angeles’ Black Cat demonstration on New Year’s Eve, around 40 picketers demonstrate in front of the Black Cat in coordination with hippies and other counterculture groups who had been targeted by police for harassment and violence.

02-11-1967   The Black Cat protest – Almost 2 years before Stonewall. On New Year’s Eve, 1966/1967, at midnight, as traditional New Year’s kisses 

were exchanged in the LGBT bar, the Black Cat, undercover cops started arresting people without identifying themselves. Fourteen people were dragged to waiting patrol cars. The cops then raided the New Faces bar, where other LGBT people were arrested. The raids sparked anger and fear in the gay community. At the time, it was the bars that were the only relatively safe place for gay people to gather. Six of the men arrested for kissing at the Black Cat were convicted of lewd conduct and required to register as sex offenders. Lawyer Herbert Selwyn

 argued for the first time on the basis of equal protection under the law. The US Supreme Court declined to hear the case. Two LGBT organizations came together — Personal Rights in Defense and Education (PRIDE) and The Southern California Council on Religion and Homophile (SCCRH) to stage an unprecedented protest. A legal defense fund was set up and the media was contacted. On February 11, 1967, in response to the harassment and unprovoked police attack, nearly 600 people gathered in a peaceful demonstration in front of the Black Cat. 

There was some television coverage of the protest and the only print coverage was by the L.A. Free Press. In 2008, the Black Cat was designated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #939 for its early and significant role in the LGBT civil rights movement. It’s the first building in Los Angeles to be landmarked solely for its LGBT history. The Black Cat is located at 3909 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, California.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1974, Canada – In Winnipeg, Richard North and Chris Vogel are married by a Unitarian-Universalist minister. First publicized as “gay marriage” in Canada, it was not recognized by the government. 

1977 –

Anita Bryant gives her first Save Our Children press conference in Florida. She claims she can prove that homosexuals are “trying to recruit our children to homosexuality.”

February 11, 1977

  David Bowie released ‘Sound and Vision’ as a single, which was taken from his latest album Low. ‘Sound and Vision’ was used by the BBC in the UK on trailers at the time, providing considerable exposure, much needed as Bowie opted to do nothing to promote the single himself, and helped the song to No.3 on the UK charts.

1978

On the USA charts Queen was fourth with “We Are The Champions”

Queen edged up with News of the World  was 3rd

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

1984

 Culture Club was 32 on the US lp charts with Colour By Numbers.  

02-11-1984 

Aubrey O’Day – Born in San Francisco, California. She is an American singer-songwriter, member of the duo band Dumblonde, actress, fashion designer, reality television personality, fashion model, and a former member of the girl group Danity Kane. 

On December 15, 2008, Fox News reported that O’Day attended a party accompanied with her girlfriend/lover, according to an anonymous friend in attendance. When questioned by UsMagazine.com regarding the gay rumors, O’Day did not confirm nor deny the speculation about her sexuality, and once again stated that she could not say “one way or another” what her sexual orientation is at this point in her life. In 2009, while on the show Chelsea Lately, when asked about being bisexual, she replied, “Generally, I don’t like to label myself…I want to find someone I’m passionate about, and I don’t want to limit myself to one segment of the population.” She is a gay rights advocate and chose the “Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network” (GLSEN) as her charity for Celebrity Apprentice.

1985

The Police won Outstanding Contribution to British music at the fourth annual Brit Awards held in London. Other winners included Prince for best International Act and Best Soundtrack for Purple Rain, British Single was Frankie Goes To Hollywood ‘Relax’, British Video was Duran Duran for ‘Wild Boys’, British Comedy Recording Neil ‘Hole In My Shoe’, British Album went to Sade for ‘Diamond Life’, British Male Solo Artist was won by Paul Young, British Female Solo Artist, Alison Moyet and Best British Group went to Wham!

1986

Boy George, lead singer of Culture Club, guest-stars on an episode of The A-Team. George played a singer mistakenly booked into a Country dance hall.

1987

The Smiths were at No.1 in the UK indie charts with ‘Shoplifters Of The World Unite.’ The title alludes to the communist slogan “Workers of the world, unite!”, and the 1966 David and Jonathan hit ‘Lovers of the World Unite’. The photograph on the sleeve is of a young Elvis Presley. (who’s mother’s maiden name was Smith)

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

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

2002

Elton John performs at the National Basketball Association All-Star Game in Philadelphia.

2003

The British Phonographic Industry reported that the year 2002 saw the largest sales decline in decades, with the most severe slump in a single year since the birth of the CD market in the early 1980s. Piracy, illegal duplication and distribution of CDs by international criminals were blamed for the decrease.

2011

Barbra Streisand was named MusiCares Person of the Year by the Grammy organization.

02-11-2013

Canada:  Kathleen Wynne (born May 21, 1953) is a Canadian politician and the 25th Premier of Ontario. In office since 2013, she is a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, representing the riding of Don Valley West for the Liberal Party. She is the first female premier of Ontario and the first openly LGBT head of a provincial or federal government in Canada.

USA: The Pentagon extends benefits to same-sex couples. The move was one of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s last moves as a member of Pres. Obama’s Cabinet.

2014

Queen made UK chart history, becoming the first act to sell six-million copies of an album with their Greatest Hits compilation.

2016

72-year-old Barry Manilow was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after suffering what was described as “complications from emergency oral surgery” that he had undergone earlier in the week. His One Last Time tour had to be put on hold and concerts in Kentucky and Tennessee were canceled. To the surprise of many, just three days later Barry was well enough to attend Clive Davis’ pre-Grammys party in L.A. where he performed “Mandy” as well as “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart” from his latest album, “My Dream Duets”.

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

2022

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/02/11/anti-gay-pastor-contention-job-adams-administration-00008048

Anti-gay pastor still in contention for job in Adams administration

Fernando Cabrera, who represented the Bronx as a Democrat in the City Council, has been showing up at a municipal building across the street from City Hall while he awaits his assignment in the Adams administration.www.politico.com

https://www.boisestatepublicradio.org/2022-02-11/a-reissue-helps-revive-joseph-hansens-series-about-a-tough-gay-detective

A reissue helps revive Joseph Hansen’s series about a tough, gay detective | Boise State Public Radio

In 1970, Hansen began a 12-novel series about Dave Brandstetter, an insurance investigator who happens to be gay. Reading now, it’s clear that Hansen was one of the great crime writers of his time.www.boisestatepublicradio.org

https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/11/entertainment/whitney-houston-gay-icon-10-years-later/index.html

Whitney Houston: 10 years later and why she’s a gay icon – CNN

It was a performance that likely would’ve made Whitney Houston proud.www.cnn.com

Adele Surprises Fans By Pole Dancing Onstage At Gay Nightclub Event | ETCanada.com

Adele has got some moves. On Thursday night, the singer was spotted at London’s Heaven nightclub where G-A-Y was hosting its “Porn Idol” event. [readmore label=”READ MORE: ” link=”https://etcanada.com/news/865595/adeles-massive-ring-at-brit-awards-sets-off-engagement-rumors/” text=”Adele’s Massive Ring At BRIT Awards Sets Off Engagement Rumours”] Adele upped the ante by jumping up onstage after the stripping contest was over to show…etcanada.com

https://comicbook.com/dc/news/peacemaker-episode-7-christopher-smith-bisexual-john-cena/

Peacemaker Just Confirmed a Major Character is Bisexual

On Thursday, HBO Max subscribers were treated to the seventh episode of Peacemaker, the penultimate installment of the series’ first (but hopefully not last) season. The series has peeled apart the narrative onion that is Christopher Smith / Peacemaker (John Cena), as well as a group of characters […]comicbook.com

https://www.out.com/print/2022/2/11/meet-lesbian-co-showrunner-queering-star-trek-discovery

Meet the Lesbian Co-Showrunner Queering ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

Michelle Paradise is helming the franchise toward greater LGBTQ+ representation.www.out.com

The Lesbian Writer and Her Flamboyant Gay Husband – The New York Times

Peter taught me to laugh at fate as we lived our dream. At least for a while.www.nytimes.com

let us not pretend that human rights commissions are for

lesbians, gays and bisexuals

heterosexual women of all ethnicities

and are the appearance of rights according to the dominate ethnicity of heterosexual men in the nations these commissions occur in

vs nations that have no commissions at all

and let us not pretend that trans are not sexually harassing lesbians, gays and bisexuals with the everyone is a bigot for not dating – and mischaracterizing non-procreative sexual orientation as a sexual preference.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10503223/Human-Rights-Equalities-Commission-fire-LGBT-groups-claim-anti-trans.html

Human Rights and Equalities Commission under fire from LGBT groups who claim it is anti-trans | Daily Mail Online

More than 20 LGBT organisations, including Stonewall, claimed the UK’s Equality and Human Rights Commission has worked to remove legal protections for the transgender community.www.dailymail.co.uk

Dear heterosexual women, bisexual women and especially lesbians: women are not the harmers and are all vulnerable groups in 2022, same as last century

https://www.thenational.scot/news/19916690.lgbt-groups-ask-un-revoke-status-british-equality-human-rights-commission/

discrimination against everyone or just one demographic as if the only victim?

https://news.sky.com/story/rights-group-says-lgbt-campaigners-trying-to-revoke-its-independent-status-have-wrong-target-12539436

Rights group says LGBT campaigners trying to revoke its independent status have ‘wrong target’ | UK News | Sky News

Instead of criticising, campaign groups should work with us to stop discrimination, the Equality and Human Rights Commission says.news.sky.com

PM Scott Morrison ‘rolled’ by cabinet on Religious Discrimination deal | OUTInPerth | LGBTQIA+ News and Culture

An embarrassing cabinet leak suggests PM Scott Morrison was pushing for a ‘horse trading’ deal to push the Religious Discrimination Bill

LGBT groups ask UN to revoke status of British Equality and Human Rights Commission | The National

A GROUP of 20 LGBT organisations have asked the UN to revoke the status of Britain’s Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).www.thenational.scot

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LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

Most of the above is copied from one of the sites cited as sources in the daily post and as linked at the end of every post.

the history of nonheterosexuals and different historical eras views are such that there is a there is a danger to apply current decadish of time, in 2021 to past decades and centuries; particularly without application of complete history.

There is a difference between adopting male attire in the era when clothing was spelled out in law, and lesbians who passed in public, differ from those who only change clothing for personal sexual gratification, in private “cross dressors” in the language of this same era.

Laws regarding clothing exist in many nations, including capitol punishment, this is why sexual orientation is a demographic, That heterosexual women continue to be denied reproductive rights, education and professions, even where won at court; that women are a demographic. That male and female persons who are ethnically different from the majority population and with differing experiences being merged into colour blind visible minorities are differing demographics.

the farther back in time the given individual is, and why on this blog, there is a under theme of Elvis Presley, as the most prominent modern era person of the 1900s Current Era; who was photographed almost every day of his adult life., and who’s number of days on this planet have resulted in his being one of the most recognizable individuals across all cultures on the planet, which in 1950s was 1 billion people, and by his death almost 4 billion, to the 8 billion currently existing on earth.

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LGBTQ2 for September 5

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1954, UK – Violet Ellen Katherine Jones pretends to be a man so that she may marry Joan Lee in the Catholic Church. Rev. D. Clark performs the ceremony but then informs the Bishop of his suspicions. The couple is caught and taken to court where they admit to making false statements on their marriage license. They’re fined £25.

September 5, 1957

Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” was first published.

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

1967 – The television series N.Y.P.D. was the first series in America to air an episode with a gay theme. It was entitled “Shakedown.” The police track down a man blackmailing gay men, prompting several suicides.

1969 – Unitarian Universalist minister James Stoll (January 18, 1936 – December 8, 1994) is the first ordained minister in the U.S. or Canada to publically come out. He did so at the annual Continental Conference of Student Religious Liberals on September 5, 1969 at the La Foret Conference Center near Colorado Springs, Colorado. He led the effort that convinced the Unitarian Universalist Association to pass the first-ever gay rights resolution, in 1970. He also founded the first counseling center for gays and lesbians in San Francisco, then, in the 1970s, he established the first hospice on Maui. He was president of the San Francisco chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union in 1990s. He died at the age of 58 from complications of heart and lung disease, exacerbated by obesity and a lifelong smoking habit.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970, Columbia – Columbia “decriminalizes” “homosexual behavior,” changing it from a felony to a misdemeanor. The maximum penalty is reduced to “only” three years.

Janis Joplin started recording sessions recording a version of the Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster song ‘Me and Bobby McGee’. Joplin, (who was a lover and a friend of Kristofferson’s from the beginning of her career to her death), topped the US singles chart with the song in 1971 after her death, making the song the second posthumous No.1 single in US chart history after ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay’ by Otis Redding.

1975

David Bowie with his biggest career hit “Fame” at #7 on the song charts USA

while the LP charts:  Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John fell to 2 while Janis Ian enjoyed the biggest album of her career with Between the Lines.  

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

1981

Soft Cell were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of ‘Tainted Love.’ The song had been a hit for Gloria Jones in 1964.

1987, Netherlands – The Homomonument, a pink granite triangle memorial to LGBT victims of the Nazis, is dedicated in Amsterdam. The Homomonument is a memorial in the center of Amsterdam and commemorates all gay men and lesbians who have been subjected to persecution because of their homosexuality. Opened on September 5, 1987, it takes the form of three large pink triangles made of granite, set into the ground so as to form a larger triangle, on the bank of the Keizersgracht canal near the historic Westerkerk church. The Homomonument was designed to “inspire and support lesbians and gays in their struggle against denial, oppression and discrimination.” It was the first monument in the world to commemorate gays and lesbians who were killed by the Nazis. Later, similar monuments were created in a number of cities all around the world.

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

1991 – ACT UP activists unfurl a giant condom at the home of N.C. Senator Jesse Helms who opposed sex education and AIDS research funding. Helms wrote the law barring HIV+ people from entering the U.S. That law was repealed in 2012.

1997

Elton John sang an updated version of “Candle In The Wind” at the funeral of England’s Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey in London.  The song, which was named “Candle In The Wind ’97”  would go on to become one of the top-selling singles of all-time.

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

Sept 5, 2007 – Principal Genna Suraci starts the school year at the Port Ewen, NY Career & Technical Center uneventfully, like any other school year. Over the summer, she’d officially transitioned from Gary to Genna. The school apparently took in stride their transsexual leader’s transition. Student Kaitlyn Walker, 17, was quoted in the New York Times saying, “It doesn’t matter what happened, it’s the person inside. It’s the same person. It doesn’t really matter if you change the outside.”

Blogger Nina Notes: for public square access and humans rights, it should not. Where this does matter is in personal relationships, which are not subject to human rights.

2016

An asteroid was named after Freddie Mercury to mark what would have been the singer’s 70th birthday. The Queen frontman has had his name attached to Asteroid 17473, which was discovered in 1991 – the year he died. Queen guitarist Brian May told a gathering of 1,250 fans at Montreux Casino in Switzerland that the asteroid would now be known as Asteroid 17473 Freddiemercury.

2021

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/grace-pentecostal-church-bonavista-service-1.6162601Bonavista church under fire after open-air service criticized abortion, LGBT community | CBC NewsA video of an open air church service in Bonavista is getting attention on social media after the minister attacked abortion, gender diversity and gay marriage.www.cbc.ca

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1112557/european-games-host-krakow-anti-lgbt-euEuropean Games host refusal to withdraw anti-LGBT resolution put funding at riskThe Council in Malopolska, which includes Kraków, has voted to re-affirm its status as an “LGBT-free zone”, despite the European Union threatening to remove billions of euros in funding which could affect preparations for the 2023 European Games which it is due to stage.www.insidethegames.biz

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/life/polands-chief-rabbi-michael-schudrich-condemns-lgbt-free-zones/Poland’s chief rabbi Michael Schudrich condemns “LGBT-free zones”Poland’s chief rabbi Michael Schudrich has spoken out against the country’s harmful LGBT-free zones in a new statement.www.gaytimes.co.uk

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/society/article/3147602/local-walking-tour-takes-deep-dive-world-hong-kongs-lgbtA walk beneath the rainbow umbrella in Hong KongHong Kong Free Tours takes people to various places significant to the local LGBT community; stops include Court of Final Appeal and Lan Kwai Fong.www.scmp.com

https://time.com/6095374/switzerland-gay-marriage/Tens of Thousands Protest for Gay Marriage in Switzerland | Timeens of thousands protested in Switzerland on Saturday for the legalization of same-sex marriage in the Alpine country.time.com

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/chennai-parents-of-lgbt-kids-reach-out-to-support-groups-helpline/articleshow/85945248.cmsChennai: Parents of LGBT kids reach out to support groups, helpline | Chennai News – Times of IndiaThree years ago, *Prema’s child told her she identified as non-binary. But it was in July this year the 52-year-old decided to attend a support grouptimesofindia.indiatimes.com

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LGBTQ2 for August 24

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

79 – Mount Vesuvius erupts, burying Pompeii and preserving the city. In a macabre way, it was fortunate for it saved the homoerotic frescos that Christianity would no doubt have destroyed. It also saved the graffiti found centuries later by archaeologists. When the artwork was first discovered, people found it so scandalous that much of it was locked away in the National Museum of Naples, where it remained hidden from view for over 100 years. In 2000, the art was finally made view-able to the public, but minors must be accompanied by an adult.

August 24, 1891

Inventor Thomas Edison filed for a patent on his motion picture camera. Called a kinetoscope, the camera took pictures on a band of film that could be viewed by peeping into a box.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1932, Germany – Five Nazis are convicted of political murder on August 22nd. On this day, Edmund Heines (July 21, 1897, Munich –June 30, 1934), a Nazi leader, organizes a protest against their death sentence. Less than two years later, Heines is discovered naked in bed, by Hitler himself, with another man. Hitler orders Heines to be shot. Hitler’s chauffeur Erich Kempka claimed in a 1946 interview that Edmund Heines was caught in bed with an unidentified 18-year-old male when he was arrested during the Night of the Long Knives, although Kempka did not actually witness it. The boy was later identified as Heines’ young driver Erich Schiewek. According to Kempka, Heines refused to cooperate and get dressed. When the SS detectives reported this to Hitler, he went to Heines’s room and ordered him to get dressed within five minutes or risk being shot. After five minutes had passed by, Heines still had not complied with the order. As a result, Hitler became so furious that he ordered some SS men to take Heines and the boy outside to be executed.[

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1953 – The summary of Kinsey’s “Sexual Behavior in the Human Female” is published in Time Magazine. The study includes lesbian behavior.

1954, UK – The Wolfenden Committee is appointed to investigate laws in Britain relating to homosexual offenses.

1957, UK – Actor Stephen Fry  (August 24, 1957), most famous for playing Oscar Wilde in “Wilde,” was born in Hampstead, London. In addition to his numerous film credits, Fry is also the author of “The Liar” (1991), “The Hippopotamus” (1994), and “Making History” (1996).

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

1969 – The fourth annual North American Conference of Homophile Organizations begins in Kansas City. It includes twenty-four independent gay liberation organizations.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – The New York Times runs a front-page story with the headline “Homosexuals in Revolt”. The article reports “a new mood now taking hold among the nation’s homosexuals. In growing numbers, they are publicly identifying themselves as homosexuals, taking a measure of pride in that identity and seeking militantly to end what they see as society’s persecution of them.”

1972 – The Greater Cincinnati Gay Society files suit to require the Secretary of State to grant them articles of incorporation. Their request was denied on the grounds that homosexual acts were illegal. The court agreed that the state was not required to grant incorporation to an organization that promotes the acceptance of homosexuality.

1974

On the USA LP Charts, Elton John remained third with Caribou

August 24, 1975

Queen started recording ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at Rockfield studio’s in Monmouth, Wales, (the song was recorded over three weeks). Freddie Mercury had mentally prepared the song beforehand and directed the band throughout the sessions. May, Mercury, and Taylor sang their vocal parts continually for ten to twelve hours a day, resulting in 180 separate overdubs.

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

1985

On the USA song charts dropped to two: “Shout” by Tears for Fears

1987 – Bayard Rustin (March 17, 1912 – August 24, 1987) , an African-American gay man who organized the March on Washington for Civil Rights in 1964, dies of cardiac arrest in New York City. He was an American leader in social movements for civil rightssocialismnonviolence, and gay rights. He was born and raised in Pennsylvania, where his family was involved in civil rights work. In 1936, he moved to HarlemNew York City, where he earned a living as a nightclub and stage singer. He continued activism for civil rights.

1988 – Actor Leonard Frey (September 4, 1938 – August 24, 1988) dies of complications from AIDS at age 49. Frey received critical acclaim in 1968 for his performance as Harold in off-Broadway‘s The Boys in the Band. He would go on to appear alongside the rest of the original cast in the 1970 film version, directed by William Friedkin. He is best remembered for his Academy Award-nominated performance in Fiddler on the Roof.

1989

The Who performed Tommy at the Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles with special guests Steve Winwood, Elton John, Phil Collins, Patti LaBelle and Billy Idol.

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

1990

Judas Priest successfully defended themselves against a lawsuit, after two fans attempted suicide while listening to the Stained Class album. Both fans eventually died, one immediately from a shotgun blast, and the other on a second attempt three years later by a methadone overdose. The prosecution claimed that there were subliminal messages in the group’s music that caused the two seventeen year olds to carry out the suicide pact in 1985.

1993 – During a Holocaust remembrance, Oregon governor Barbara Roberts criticizes anti-gay ballot initiatives in the state.

1998

Producer Gene Page died after a long illness. Worked with Barbra Streisand, Barry White, The Righteous Brothers, Dobie Gray, Bob and Earl. Produced Whitney Houston’s ‘Greatest Love of All’ and Roberta Flack’s ‘Tonight I Celebrate My Love.’

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

2000 – A U.S. federal court of appeals rules that a transgender Mexican woman had reason to fear persecution and was entitled to asylum.

2004 – Vice President Dick Cheney told a GOP rally in Davenport, Iowa, that gay marriage should be left up to the states, a reversal of his previous statement on the subject and a return to his original position while running in 2000.

2010

George Michael pleaded guilty at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court in London to driving under the influence of drugs. The singer had been arrested in July when he was returning home from the London Gay Pride parade and crashed his car into the front of a Snappy Snaps store in Hampstead, North London.

2013

A Las Vegas mansion once owned by Liberace was sold for $500,000 to a British businessman. The ten-bedroom, two-bathroom home, built in 1962, sold for about $3 million more than that just seven years ago.

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The Lavender Effect

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Equality and The Canada Charter

what if the mid 1980s Charter of Rights had included marriage equality, as the initial version of it had. Not to mention the Charter Challenge Program instead of only the Notwithstanding Claus. 

Rights are for humans, Lest We Forget

For one year in Canada LGBTQ2 could marry, but not divorce. It took another court case for that legislation to have inclusive language

15 years later, reflecting on the fight to say ‘I do’W hen Canada’s Civil Marriage Act (Bill C-38) came into effect on July 20, 2005, making same-sex marriage legal from coast to coast to coast, the country became the fourth in the world to legally treat homosexual couples the same as heterosexual ones.