june 20 for lgbtq2

June 20, 1969

David Bowie recorded ‘Space Oddity’ at Trident Studios London. a song he wrote after seeing the 1968 Stanley Kubrick movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. The tune will top the UK chart in November, 1975 and reach #15 in America. The track went on to become a UK No.1 when re-released in 1975. Written about the launch of Major Tom, a fictional astronaut; Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the songs ‘Ashes to Ashes’, ‘Hallo Spaceboy’ and his last single – an Elvis Presley nod – ‘Blackstar’.

June 20, 1973

The 20th anniversary show of American BandstandNeil Diamond appeared  along with Little Richard, Cheech And Chong, Paul Revere And The Raiders and Three Dog Night.

1986

Elton John, Phil Collins, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, George Michael and Dire Straits appeared at the Prince’s Trust Rock Gala in London.

1995

George Jones and Tammy Wynette, who divorced in 1975 after six years of marriage, release an album together called One and also go on tour.

2006

Billy Preston‘s funeral is held at the Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, California. Among the mourners are Little RichardAndrae CrouchDella ReeseThe Temptations‘ Ali-Ollie Woodson and Joe Cocker, who sings his Preston-penned hit “You Are So Beautiful.”

2019

Adam Lambert is desperate to play Elvis Presley in an upcoming biopic. … “I hear that there’s an Elvis one in the works,”

2021

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2021/06/20/soccer/kumi-yokoyama-comes-out-lgbtq/Soccer player Kumi Yokoyama comes out as transgender: ‘It would be harder to live closeted’ | The Japan TimesThe former Nadeshiko Japan striker, who plays for the NWSL’s Washington Spirit, has received a flood of support from athletes and LGBTQ advocates following their announcement on Saturday.www.japantimes.co.jp

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2021/06/19/veterans-gender-affirmation-surgery/VA plans to offer gender-confirmation surgery to transgender veterans, reversing banThe secretary also announced that VA would change the name of the Veterans Health Administration’s LGBT health program to the LGBTQ+ Health Program to reflect inclusiveness.www.washingtonpost.com

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/culture/aulii-cravalho-discusses-coming-out-as-bisexual-in-new-interview/Auli’i Cravalho discusses coming out as bisexual in new interviewRise star Auli’i Cravalho has opened up about her sexuality and coming out journey and in a brand new interview. www.gaytimes.co.uk

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/06/19/bisexual-student-josh-ormond-homophobic-attack-liverpool/Bisexual student battered in ‘unprovoked and completely random’ homophobic attackA bisexual student was left bloodied and bruised in a horrific “unprovoked homophobic attack” after he was seen dancing with a friend.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.cp24.com/world/warsaw-gay-pride-parade-back-after-backlash-pandemic-1.5477702Warsaw gay pride parade back after backlash, pandemic | CP24.comThe largest gay pride parade in central Europe took place again in Warsaw on Saturday for the first time in two years after a pandemic-induced break – and amid a backlash in Poland and Hungary against LGBT rights.www.cp24.com

meanwhile in the usa, where vehicular manslaughter is now legal in some usa states:

https://www.connectradio.fm/2021/06/20/1-dead-after-people-hit-by-truck-at-south-florida-gay-pride-march/1 dead after people hit by truck at South Florida gay pride march | Connect FM | Local News Radio | Dubois, PA1 dead after people hit by truck at South Florida gay pride marchwww.connectradio.fm

cater to a niche market for publicity: rainbow capitalism

https://www.timesnownews.com/the-buzz/article/kids-letter-asking-for-non-binary-pokemon-goes-viral-nintendo-calls-it-an-awesome-idea/773332Non-Binary Pokemon| Kid’s letter asking for non-binary Pokemon goes viral, Nintendo calls it an ‘awesome idea’ | Trending & Viral Newswww.timesnownews.com

welcome to not a new problem at all,

some bisexual, gay men and lesbians can pass for straight and many of us did not fit into what others thought men or women were

transpersons also experience this

as well as some heterosexual women who are not traditionally feminine.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/gendered-bathrooms-first-person-1.6058277Not fitting into the gender binary makes public washrooms my enemy | CBC NewsEvery time Zann Foth has to choose between a men’s or women’s bathroom, they are put in a compromising situation. As a result, they almost always bring a friend with them. But they wish they didn’t need an escort every time they had to pee.www.cbc.ca

https://www.cbr.com/queer-lgbtq-manga-past-decade/10 Amazing Queer Manga From The Past Decade | CBRCheck out these recent & fantastic queer manga hits.www.cbr.com

mean while in Canada

https://www.cbc.ca/arts/montreal-was-home-to-the-first-known-queer-magazine-in-north-america-from-1918-1920-1.6069620Montreal was home to the first known queer magazine in North America from 1918-1920 | CBC ArtsLes Mouches Fantastiques wasn’t a perfect piece of art — and that reminds us that not every part of queer history has to be.www.cbc.ca

https://www.nerdsandbeyond.com/2021/06/20/fade-into-you-how-cruel-summer-gives-its-queer-characters-a-happy-ending/Fade Into You: How ‘Cruel Summer’ Gives Its Queer Characters a Happy Ending – Nerds and BeyondContributors: Jules, Brianna Freeform’s Cruel Summer is the smash hit everyone is talking about (and watching: it’s Freeform’s biggest audience ever). From jaw-dropping plot twists to those 1990s fashion trends, it serves up nostalgia while pulling viewers into its central mystery. But one aspect of Cruel Summer that is refreshingly in the here-and-now is its […]www.nerdsandbeyond.com

yes, it means we can participate and create more without fear of loss of careers, homes or being assaulted, raped or murdered

https://www.tor.com/2021/06/15/is-there-a-queer-future-without-queerphobia/Is There a Queer Future Without Queerphobia?We live in a world still blighted by homophobia and transphobia, regardless of the advances of recent years. I could point to the growing number of anti-trans laws, the fact that 59% of queer and t…www.tor.com

the Spice Girls were faux lesbians and marketted much like The Beatles – as if they were roommates on a The Monkees tv show.

Heterosexuals are not the best use of gay, bisexual, lesbians or trans entertainment dollars when we all need our own role models.

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/celebrity/article/3137699/queer-spice-10-times-spice-girls-showed-pride-their-lgbtQueer Spice: 10 times the Spice Girls showed PrideFrom Victoria Beckham’s fashion collection to song lyric changes and Mel B and Geri Horner’s lesbian affair revelations, here are just a few reasons why the Spice Girls became LGBTQ+ iconswww.scmp.com

May 26 for LGBTQ2

April 26, 1967

16 year old Janis Ian sings “Society Child” on the CBS-TV show, Inside Pop – The Rock Revolution. A year before, the song was banned by many radio stations because of its interracial love affair theme. Following her television appearance, the record shot into the US Top Twenty.

1970

The original Broadway production of the Stephen Sondheim musical “Company,” starring Elaine Stritch, Barbara Barrie, Dean Jones, Donna McKechnie, Charles Kimbrough, and Beth Howland, opened at New York’s Alvin Theatre for 705 performances.

April 26, 1974

Queen appeared at the Orpheum Theater in Boston.

1976

David Bowie performed at Kungliga Tennishallen, Stockholm, Sweden.

April 26, 1977In New York City, the disco boom really got rolling with the opening of Steve Rubell’s new ultra-exclusive club, Studio 54. Among the guests invited to opening night: Mick Jagger and wife Bianca, Cher, Donald and Ivana Trump, Debbie Harry, Halston, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Liza Minnelli, Salvador Dali, Martha Graham, Brooke Shields, Margaux Hemingway, Jerry Hall, and Robin Leach.

1999

Geffen Records and Bong Load Custom Records filed suit against Beck in Los Angeles, CA.

2013

US country singer George Jones who had a string of No.1 songs between the 1950s and 1990s, died aged 81. Nicknamed Possum, his signature song was He Stopped Loving Her Today, a track about love and death. He was married to Tammy Wynette between 1969 and 1975 and the pair recorded several songs together in the 1970s.

Rumoured to have had an affair with Merle Haggard and likely being gay was the things women did not understand, eh.

2021

https://www.straight.com/living/100-gay-men-for-a-cause-vancouver-choose-zee-zee-theatre-for-10000-donation100 Gay Men for a Cause Vancouver choose Zee Zee Theatre for $10,000 donation | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment WeeklyTwo short-listed charities also received donations.www.straight.com

queer for April 26

queer for april 26

April 26, 1974

Queen appeared at the Orpheum Theater in Boston.

1999
Sinead O’Connor was ordained as the first woman priest in the Latin Tridentine Church.

2011
Phoebe Snow, the velvet voiced singer / songwriter who reached #5 in the US in 1975 with “Poetry Man”, died of complications from a stroke at the age of 60.

there is a queer Phoebe Snow society and her husband in the 1970s, came out as gay.

2013

US country singer George Jones who had a string of No.1 songs between the 1950s and 1990s, died aged 81. Nicknamed Possum, his signature song was He Stopped Loving Her Today, a track about love and death. He was married to Tammy Wynette between 1969 and 1975 and the pair recorded several songs together in the 1970s.

Off the official story, Jones lifelong drinking and on/off with Tammy was possibly because Jones was closet gay with among others: Merle Haggard,

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