August 8 for LGBTQ2

1970

Janis Joplin bought a headstone at the Mont Lawn Cemetery in Philadelphia for the grave of her greatest influence, Bessie Smith. Smith died in 1937 after being refused admission to a whites only hospital.

1980

The Greater London Council banned The Plasmatics from blowing a car up on stage during their UK live debut at London’s Hammersmith Odeon

1981

The Pretenders began a second American tour in Fort Pierce, Florida.

1992

Madonna went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘This Used To Be My Playground’. A No.3 hit in the UK, the track was taken from the film ‘A League Of Their Own.’

2002

The UK’s biggest undertakers Co-Op funeral services reported that bereaved families preferred pop songs to hymns at funerals. Top of the list was ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ by Bette Midler. Other songs included ‘Angels’ by Robbie Williams and ‘My Heart Will Go On’ by Celine Dion. They also reported some unusual choices including ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ by Queen and ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’ by Wham!

2005

Two of the jurors who voted to acquit Michael Jackson of child molestation and other charges said on NBC’s Today show that they now regret their decisions.

2012

Elton John launched a lawsuit against UK newspaper The Times for allegedly defaming him by implicating him in a tax avoidance scheme.

2021

violence is done by the male gender primarily towards the female gender

making terms gender neutral is another hard to women of all sexualities

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-violence-survey-1.6131294City of Vancouver launches survey to better understand gender-based, sexualized violence in public | CBC NewsThe goal of the online survey is to gauge the scope of the problem and determine what the city can do to reduce violence against women and transgender, two-spirited and gender-diverse people.www.cbc.ca

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