LGBTQ2 for September 22

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1676 – Governor Edmond Andros of New York issues an order extending the 1665 sodomy law of New York into what is now Pennsylvania and Delaware

1928 – The Chicago Defender, one of the pre-eminent African American newspapers, runs an ad for a new record by Ma Rainey (1886-1939) called Prove It on Me Blues. The lyrics are unmistakably about women-loving-women

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

September 22, 1956

Billboard magazine prints an article which says, “With new experiences to their credit, such as calling in riot squads, and with scars such as damaged seats, some arena and stadium officials have turned their thumbs down to Rock and Roll.”

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

September 22, 1964

“Fiddler on the Roof” opened on Broadway. It was the beginning of a run of 3,242 performances. The classic musical became the first play in history to record 3,000 performances on Broadway.

September 22, 1969

A new weekly TV show ‘The Music Scene’ aired on ABC in the US for the first time. Stevie Wonder, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Tom Jones, Cass Elliot, James Brown, Janis Joplin and Sly and the Family Stone were all booked to appear on the show. A promotional film of “Ballad Of John And Yoko”/”Give Peace A Chance” by the Beatles was also shown.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

September 22, 1972

David Bowie kicked of the North American leg of his Ziggy Stardust world tour at the Music Hall in Cleveland, Ohio.

1975, Canada – Doug Wilson, a graduate student in education at University of Saskatchewan, is prevented from practice teaching in Saskatoon because he was publicly active in the gay movement. The president of the university calls it a “managerial decision.”

1975 – Oliver Sipple (November 20, 1941 – February 2, 1989), a gay man and former Marine and Vietnam veteran, prevents a gunshot fired by Sara Jane Moore from hitting President Gerald Ford, in San Francisco. The subsequent public revelation that Sipple was gay turned the news story into a cause célèbre for LGBT rights activists, leading Sipple to unsuccessfully sue several publishers for invasion of privacy.

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

1980

Geffen Records was formed. David Geffen is a gay man who may be an inspiration for Carely Simons ‘Your so vain”

in 2022: https://www.forbes.com/sites/hanktucker/2021/09/21/billionaire-music-mogul-david-geffen-pledges-75-million-to-columbia-business-school/

1984

Queen‘s Freddie Mercury makes a mis-step at the Europhalle in Hanover, Germany and falls down some stairs. Despite badly injuring his knee, he finishes the rest of the show.

1989

Irving Berlin died at the age of 101.  Irving Berlin, one of the greatest songwriters in American history, whose “White Christmas” is one of the top-selling singles of all-time, died in his sleep at the age of 101 in New York City.  Berlin wrote an estimated 1,500 songs, including the scores of 19 Broadway shows and 18 motion pictures.  Among the other great Berlin songs:  “God Bless America”, “Always”, “There’s No Business Like Show Business”, “Puttin’ On The Ritz” and “Count Your Blessings (Instead Of Sheep)”.  Berlin’s songs were recorded by Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Linda Ronstadt, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Cher, Dean Martin, Doris Day, Eddie Fisher, Fred Astaire, Ethel Merman, Judy Garland, Louis Armstrong and Al Jolson, just to name a few.

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

1990

George Michael moved from 18-8 with “Praying For Time” on the USA Song charts

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

2000 – The Backstreet Café in Roanoke, V.A. was attacked by a man named Ronald Gay who specifically said he was on a mission to kill gay people. The 55-year-old drifter opened fire at the bar killing one man, Danny Lee Overstreet, and wounding six others.

2011

Research conducted by car maker SEAT found that Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was the song most likely to be found on British iPods, with more than 40% of owners having the hit on their players. The Beatles had four songs in the list, a feat also matched by Coldplay. Other favourites included U2, The Killers and Rihanna.

2019 – 

Billy Porter becomes the first openly gay Black man to win the Emmy for best lead actor in a drama series.

2021

https://www.advocate.com/people/2021/9/21/willie-garson-carries-gay-bestie-sex-and-city-has-diedWillie Garson, Carrie’s Gay Bestie on ‘Sex and the City,’ Has DiedThe straight actor portrayed a beloved character, Stanford Blatch.www.advocate.com

https://www.gaycitynews.com/family-demands-accountability-after-gay-mans-death-at-rikers/Family Demands Accountability After Gay Man’s Death at RikersThe family of a gay 24-year-old who died at Rikers earlier this month is seeking answers about the circumstances surrounding his death after they said jail officials ignored his pleas for medical care when other inmates heard him “screaming” for help. Esias “Izzy” Johnson, a Massachusetts native remembered by his parents as an intelligent, kindhearted […]www.gaycitynews.com

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10013771/Doctor-admits-bombarding-colleague-homophobic-messages-telling-staff-didnt-want-gay.htmlDoctor admits bombarding colleague with homophobic messages telling him staff ‘didn’t want a gay’ | Daily Mail OnlineDr Lydia Krexi sent the medic a string of texts and WhatsApp messages during telling him other doctors were gossiping about his sexuality and wanted him to leave the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.www.dailymail.co.uk

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/life/bisexual-stars-and-activists-share-their-advice-for-coming-out-and-finding-your-community/Bisexual stars and activists share their advice for coming out and ‘finding your community’Philip Baldwin speaks with six prominent bisexual stars and activists about their experiences coming out and their advice for bisexual youth. www.gaytimes.co.uk

https://people.com/movies/hbo-nuclear-family-explores-lesbian-couples-journey-to-define-our-reality-and-life/First Look: HBO’s Nuclear Family Explores Lesbian Couple’s Journey | PEOPLE.comThe three-part docuseries — directed and produced by filmmaker Ry Russo-Young — premieres Sep. 26 on HBOpeople.com

https://nypost.com/2021/09/21/elvira-reveals-sexuality-wilt-chamberlain-encounter-more/Elvira comes out as lesbian, reveals Wilt Chamberlain assaultIn a new book, “Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark,” TV icon Elvira, Mistress of the Dark — Cassandra Peterson, now 70 — opens up about her relationship with a woman and more.nypost.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

LGBTQ Rights Milestones Fast Facts | CNN

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 13

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1931 – Lili Elbe (28 December 1882 – 13 September 1931), possible intersex and the recipient of the first sex-reassignment surgery, dies. She married Gerda Gottlieb in 1904 in Denmark, a marriage that the King of Denmark invalidated in 1930 in Germany. Lili dies of post-surgical complications as her body rejects her new uterus. The film The Danish Girl is based on her story. In 1932, Man Into Woman, the Story of Lili Elbe’s Life is published.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

September 13, 1955

Little Richard entered J&M Studios in New Orleans for a two day recording session. Things were not going well and during a break, Richard and his producer, Bumps Blackwell, went to the Dew Drop Inn. With few people there and an old upright piano, Richard started playing like crazy, singing loud, lewd and hamming it up. Blackwell was stunned… why couldn’t he record this? They went back to J&M with only fifteen minutes left in the session and “Tutti Fruiti, good booty” became “Tutti Fruiti, aw-rootie”. The song would be Richard’s break-out hit and managed to make it to #17 early the following year, but a cover by Pat Boone over shadowed Richard’s version and went to #12 on the Billboard Pop chart.

1958

Sexuality Ambiguous and continued to be undeclared in 2021: Cliff Richard made his British TV debut on Jack Good’s Oh Boy program, where he performed “Move It”. Before he was allowed to appear on the show, Richard was ordered to remove his Elvis inspired sideburns, which he did. 

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

1960

With the American music scene still reeling from the “payola” scandal, the US Federal Communications act was amended to outlaw payments of cash or gifts in exchange for airplay of records.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1975, Canada – A large gay rights march sponsored by Coalition for Gay Rights in Ontario calls for reinstatement of John Damien who had been fired as a judge for the Ontario Jockey Club because he was gay. Protestors call for the inclusion of sexual orientation in human rights code.  

1977 – 

Soap premieres on ABC with then unknown Billy Crystal playing Jodie Dallas, one of TV’s first prominent and sympathetic gay characters. His character’s initial plot involved an almost sex change for his in the closet football boyfriend, main plots were being chased by women who could not accept his gayness, confronting a cult, trying to adopt his own daughter, having a lesbian roommate and ending with the character thinking he was an elderly Jewish man instead of the gay character in the pilot. The show was a spoof and included aliens and the afterlife, SOAP concluded on the spin off Benson.

September 13, 1979

ABBA ventured to the other side of the Atlantic for the first time (and only time) in their career, opening up at the Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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

1980

Queen moved from 23 to 9 with “Another One Bites The Dust” on the USA song charts with  The Game LP being 4.

 On the USA LP Charter, at 10 the “Xanadu” Soundtrack.

1982

RCA Records announced that David Bowie had left for the South Seas where the filming of “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence” was to begin.

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

1991

Geffen Records threw a party to launch Nirvana’s single ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. The band ended up being thrown out of their own party after starting a food fight.

1995, Canada –The Celluloid Closet premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival. It  is a 1995 American documentary film written and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. The film is based on Vito Russo‘s book of the same name first published in 1981 and on lecture and film clip presentations he gave in 1972–1982. Russo had researched the history of how motion pictures, especially Hollywood films, had portrayed gaylesbianbisexual and transgender characters. The film was given a limited release in select US theatres, including the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, in April 1996, and then shown on HBO.

1996 – The U.S. Congress defeats a bill that would ban employment discrimination against lesbians and gay men: by ONE vote.

1997: The newly crowned Miss America, Kate Shindle, vows to dedicate her term to youth HIV prevention. When schools rein her in, she later tells Poz magazine, “Sometimes I feel like I’m banging my head against the wall.”

Elton John’s single “Candle in the Wind 1997” was released in the U.K., adn became the biggest selling single ever.

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

2001 – On Pat Robertson’s 700 Club, Jerry Falwell WRONGLY says feminists and gays and lesbians were responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

2004, Australia – The Gay and Lesbian Kingdom declares war on the Australian government for its failure to recognize same-sex marriages. They form a micro-nation and, under the Unjust Enrichment law, demand territorial compensation. While there was no military action, it did cement the Kingdom’s assertion that they exist as an independent country. The Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands (also known as The Gay Kingdom of the Coral Sea – for example on postage stamps) was established as a symbolic political protest by a group of gay rights activists based in Australia. Declared in 2004 in response to the Australian government’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages, it was founded on Australia’s external overseas Territory of the Coral Sea Islands, a group of uninhabited islets east of the Great Barrier Reef. It is an expression of queer nationalism.

2010: 

Chief of the Defense Force of Australia Angus Houston issues an order lifting the ban on transgender personnel.

George Michael was sent to jail for eight weeks after being convicted of driving under the influence of drugs and possessing cannabis in Hampstead, north London last July. He smiled in disbelief as the sentence was passed and he was led away to the cells.

2021

Blogger Nina Notes: if not for religion, eh..

Spong made headlines as the bishop of the Diocese of Newark, where he served for more than two decades and in 1989 ordained the first openly gay male priest in the Episcopal Church. He would later go on to ordain about three dozen LBGTQ clergy in the diocese by the time he retired, Religion News Service reported in 2013.

He also championed women clergy, making sure that any church in his diocese that was searching for a new priest interviewed at least one woman candidate, said Bishop Bonnie Perry of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan.

That put him lightyears ahead of leaders in the Episcopal Church, said Perry.

https://religionnews.com/2021/09/12/bishop-john-shelby-spong-firebrand-cleric-who-championed-lgbtq-inclusion-in-the-episcopal-church-has-died/Bishop John Shelby Spong, firebrand who championed LGBTQ inclusion, has died(RNS) — Spong made headlines when he ordained the first openly gay male priest in the Episcopal Church.religionnews.com

meanwhile, because of religion:

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/09/12/oas-commission-calls-for-venezuela-to-protect-lgbtq-rights/Inter-American commission calls for Venezuela to protect LGBTQ rightsCountry remains embroiled in political, economic crisiswww.losangelesblade.com

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210913000758[Us and Them] ‘We are here,’ say LGBT Koreans — but so is the hateFrom the most mundane of activities to larger goals such as being widely accepted by society, the lives of sexual minorities in South Korea are fraught with difficulties. “I don’t go to a hospital unless it is known as being queer-friendly. Usually I just don’t go to hospitals,” said Jung-hyun, who is currently transitioning to male. Jung-hyun, a pseudonym, says the mismatch between his male …www.koreaherald.com

https://dailyutahchronicle.com/2021/09/12/u-lds-apostle-byu-address-lgbt-community/?unapproved=119304&moderation-hash=4d51415a069856532343461426aa78e4#comment-119304U Community Reacts to LDS Apostle BYU Address Concerning LGBT Community – The Daily Utah Chronicle  On Aug. 23, 2021, Jeffrey R. Holland gave a speech around 67 miles south of the University of Utah at Brigham Young University, highlighting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ stance on the LGBTQ+ community. Holland, one of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church, quoted a speech given by Elder…dailyutahchronicle.com

https://www.projectq.us/five-frontrunners-for-atlanta-mayor-talk-lgbtq-issues/Five frontrunners for Atlanta mayor talk LGBTQ issues | Project Q AtlantaWith less than two months before Atlanta elects a new mayor, LGBTQ and allied voters face a crucial decision about who leads the city through 2026 — and possibly 2030. From a whopping 14 candidates, five have emerged from the scrum to lead the race to replace Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. Project Q has asked the frontrunners […]www.projectq.us

and because of religion, instead of having lives, we had to fight to have rights to have lives

https://www.dailyuw.com/arts_and_culture/galleries_museums/article_08dc9280-1456-11ec-88e9-27cef2707bbe.htmlSaying goodbye to ‘Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBT Movement’ at MoPopSeattle has had a long and rich history in LGBTQIA+ activism. According to the LGBTQ Activism in Seattle Project created by The Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project andwww.dailyuw.com

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/09/13/poll-57-of-americans-back-bipartisan-deal-on-lgbtq-rights-religious-liberty/Poll: 57% of Americans back bipartisan deal on LGBTQ rights, religious libertyPlurality want Congress, not courts, to resolve issuewww.washingtonblade.com

https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/09/13/love-is-love-three-lgbtq-friendly-series-to-warm-your-heart/Love is love: three LGBTQ friendly series to warm your heart | Cyprus MailBy Constantinos Psillides Last week Netflix dropped its long-awaited LGBTQ-oriented animation series Q-Force, telling the story of a super-spy who revealed that he was gay during his graduation speech. As a result, he is relegated to a team of other misfit queer characters but stumbles upon a global conspiracy and…cyprus-mail.com

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Today in LGBT History – September 13 | Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

June 19 for LGBTQ2

1862

U.S. President Abraham Lincoln outlined his Emancipation Proclamation which outlawed slavery in U.S. territories.

1911

The first motion picture censorship board was established in Pennsylvania.

June 19, 1973

The Rocky Horror Show musical debuts at London’s Royal Court Theatre. Two years later, it starts a brief Broadway run and is adapted into the cult classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

1976

Bette Midler appeared on the HBO television show Standing Room Only.

Future Smiths singer Steve Morrissey had a letter published in this weeks music magazine Record Mirror and Disc asking the editor why the paper had not included any stories on The Sex Pistols.

on the LP charts,  Here and There from Elton John was #4

1980

Donna Summer is the first artist to sign with Geffen Records.

1998

Sinead O’Connor opened the second annual Lilith Fair in Portland, Oregon.  Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Diana Krall, Sarah McLachlan, Missy Elliott, Shawn Colvin, Natalie Merchant, Lisa Loeb, Lauryn Hill, Paula Cole, Queen Latifah, Suzanne Vega, Meredith Brooks, Neneh Cherry, Joan Osbourne, Des’ree, Billie Myers, Erykah Badu and the Indigo Girls also performed.

2004

An audience member hurls a lollipop on stage while David Bowie is performing in Oslo, Norway. The lollipop wedges itself in David Bowie’s left eye (which already has an enlarged and frozen pupil following a childhood fight). Bowie halts the concert to remove the lollipop. Luckily, he escapes serious injury.

2021

https://whbl.com/2021/06/19/thousands-march-for-lgbt-equality-in-polish-capital/Thousands march for LGBT equality in Polish capital | 1330 & 101.5 WHBLBy Alan Charlish WARSAW (Reuters) – Thousands marched through central Warsaw on Saturday in an “Equality Parade” demanding an end to discrimination ag…whbl.com

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/gsa-club-newfoundland-francophone-school-1.6071545Suspension of school LGBT club meetings sends ‘scary message,’ says NDP education critic | CBC NewsMeetings of the gay-straight alliance at École des Grands-Vents in St. John’s have been suspended, and the situation isn’t sitting well with NDP education critic Jim Dinn. www.cbc.ca

Rabbi Abba Cohen, Agudath Israel of America’s vice president for government affairs, called the decision “wonderful” and “just another step in clarifying… how do you reconcile religious rights versus gay rights.”

https://jewishinsider.com/2021/06/supreme-court-orthodox-adoption/Orthodox activists say Supreme Court decision in LGBT adoption case could have gone furtherActivists had hoped the Court would overturn the 1990 Employment Division v. Smith decisionjewishinsider.com

blogger nina notes: How do you reconcile? not by putting the idea of religion over actual people, and at the expense of children

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