LGBTQ2 for November 10


BCE to The Suffragettes

1855 – Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) is accused of homosexuality and “Leave of Grass” was called “a mass of stupid filth” by critic Rufus Griswold. Whitman was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.

1928 – The New York Times reported that forty distinguished witnesses including T. S. EliotArnold BennettVera Brittain,  Ethel Smyth. and  Virginia Woolf, appeared in a London in support of  Radclyffe Hall to testify in favor of the lesbian novel “The Well of Loneliness.” which was in the midst of an obscenity trail. The judge refused to hear any of them. The judge applied the Hicklin test of obscenity: a work was obscene if it tended to “deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open to such immoral influences”. He held that the book’s literary merit was irrelevant because a well-written obscene book was even more harmful than a poorly written one. The topic in itself was not necessarily unacceptable; a book that depicted the “moral and physical degradation which indulgence in those vices must necessary involve” might be allowed, but no reasonable person could say that a plea for the recognition and toleration of inverts was not obscene. He ordered the book destroyed, with the defendants to pay court costs.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, was a pogromagainst Jews throughout Nazi Germany on November 9th and 10th, 1938, carried out by SA paramilitary forces and German civilians. The German authorities looked on without intervening. The name Kristallnacht comes from the shards of broken glass that littered the streets after the windows of Jewish-owned stores, buildings, and synagogues were smashed. Jewish homes, hospitals, and schools were ransacked, as the attackers demolished buildings with sledgehammers. Over 1,000 synagogues were burned (95 in Vienna alone) and over 7,000 Jewish businesses were either destroyed or damaged. Kristallnacht was followed by additional economic and political persecution of Jews, and is viewed by historians as part of Nazi Germany’s broader racial policy, and the beginning of the Final Solution and The Holocaust.

1948, Scotland – Diane Marian Torr (10 November 1948 – 31 May 2017) is born. She was an artist, writer and educator, particularly known as a male impersonator as her drag king, “Man for a Day” and gender-as-performance workshops. For the last years of her life, Torr lived and worked in Glasgow, where she was Visiting Lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art. Since 1990, Torr taught “drag king” workshops in which women learn not only to dress as a man but also codes of behavior, gesture, body language and movement that constitute the performance of masculinity.[7]The workshops, which Torr taught widely in Europe, the USA, India and Turkey, have been hugely influential, inspiring other works and a documentary film/ Diane Torr was one of the original members of the all-girl art band, DISBAND (along with members Martha Wilson, Ingrid Sischy, Ilona Granet and Donna Henes). DISBAND formed in 1978 and most recently performed at the Incheon International Women Artists’ Biennial (2009) in S. Korea.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

 November 10, 1968.

Jefferson Airplane stir up some controversy on The Smothers Brothers Show when Grace Slick, appearing in black face, gives the black power fist salute at the end of “Crown Of Creation”.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – The Stanford Gay Students Union was formed. It was the second Stanford organization for gay students. A previous organization, the Student Homophile League, was short lived.

November 10, 1973

Elton John started a eight week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’, the singers third US No.1. The album which had the working titles of Vodka and Tonics and Silent Movies, Talking Pictures, is his best selling studio album with worldwide sales of over 15 million copies. Recorded at the Château d’Hérouville, the album contains the Marilyn Monroe tribute, ‘Candle in the Wind’, as well as three successful singles: ‘Bennie and the Jets’, ‘Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting’ and the title track.

November 10, 1975

David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Space Oddity’ the track was first released in 1969 to tie in with the Apollo 11 moon landing. Rick Wakeman (former keyboard player with Yes) provided synthesizer backing. Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the songs ‘Ashes to Ashes’, ‘Hallo Spaceboy’ and ‘Blackstar’.

1976 – Lynn Ransom of Oakland, California, wins custody of her children in court. She is the first open lesbian mother to do so.

1978 – Dan White resigns from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and assassinates Harvey Milk and Mayor George Mascone 16 days later.

1979

on the usa song charts #6 Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer moved up with “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)”

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

1980, Canada- Toronto’s civic election sees defeat of George Hislop (June 3, 1927 – October 8, 2005), the first openly gay candidate to run for municipal office in Canada. He was a key figure in the early development of Toronto’s gay community. Hislop studied speech and drama at the Banff School of Fine Arts, graduating in 1949. He subsequently worked as an actor, and ran an interior design company with his partner, Ron Shearer. In 1971, Hislop cofounded the Community Homophile Association of Toronto, one of Canada’s first organizations for gays and lesbians. On August 28, 1971, he was also an organizer of We Demand, the first Canadian gay rights demonstration on Parliament Hill. In honor of his role as a significant builder of LGBT culture and history in Canada, a portrait of Hislop by artist Norman Hatton is held by the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives’ National Portrait Collection.

1980 – a former policeman fires a submachine gun into two Greenwich Village gay bars in New York City, killing two men and wounding six others.

1984,

UK – Labour Member of Parliament (MP)  Chris Smith (born 24 July 1951) becomes the first member of the House of Commons to voluntarily come out. Christopher Robert Smith, Baron Smith of Finsbury is a British politician, a former Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister; and former chairman of the Environment Agency. For the majority of his career he was a Labour Party member. He was the first openly gay British MP, coming out in 1984, and in 2005, the first MP to acknowledge that he is HIV positive.

After setting a new record for advanced orders, 1,099,500 copies, Frankie Goes To Hollywood went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut LP ‘Welcome To The Pleasure Dome.’ Also on this day Frankie Goes To Hollywood made their debut TV appearance on Saturday Night Live performing ‘Two Tribes’ and ‘Born To Run’.

on the usa song charts  Prince remained at #3 with “Purple Rain” and Wham! had #4–“Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”,  David Bowie’s “Blue Jean” was #8

After 18 weeks, Cyndi Lauper re-entered the Top 10 on the USA Album chart with She’s So Unusual.

1989 –

Republican lobbyist Craig Spence, commits suicide after it was discovered he gave secret tours of The White House to call boys and ran a male prostitution ring. Spence’s name came to national prominence in the aftermath of a June 28, 1989 article in the Washington Times identifying Spence as a customer of a homosexual escort service being investigated by the Secret Service, the District of Columbia Police and the United States Attorney’s Office for suspected credit card fraud. The newspaper said he spent as much as $20,000 a month on the service. He had also been linked to a White House guard who has said he accepted an expensive watch from Mr. Spence and allowed him and friends to take late-night White House tours. Spence entered a downward spiral in the wake of the Washington Times exposé, increasingly involving himself with call boys and crack, culminating in his July 31, 1989 arrest at the Barbizon Hotel on East 63rd St in Manhattan for criminal possession of a firearm and criminal possession of cocaine. Months after the scandal had died down, and a few weeks before Spence was found in a room at the Boston Ritz-Carlton Hotel, he was asked who had given him the “key” to the White House. Michael Hedges and Jerry Seper of The Washington Times reported that “Mr. Spence hinted the tours were arranged by ‘top level’ persons”, including Donald Gregg, national security adviser to Vice President George H. W. Bush at the time the tours were given. A few months before his death, Spence alluded to more intricate involvements. “All this stuff you’ve uncovered (involving call boys, bribery and the White House tours), to be honest with you, is insignificant compared to other things I’ve done. But I’m not going to tell you those things, and somehow the world will carry on.

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

1990

The Very Best of Elton John was the #1 album in the U.K.

1992 – The Louisiana Baptist Convention voted 581-199 to exclude congregations which condone homosexuality. A similar resolution was approved the same day by the North Carolina State Baptist convention.

1992 – On Roseanne, Sandra Bernhard plays the first recurring lesbian character on a sitcom.

1992 – The Portland, Maine, school committee approved a ban on anti-gay discrimination in public school employment.

1997 – Keith Boykin (born August 28, 1965) of the National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum and California state assemblywoman Sheila Kuehl (born February 9, 1941) participate in a White House conference on Hate Crimes.

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

2001

The musical “Lady Diana – A Smile Charms the World” opened in Germany.

2002

Viewers of the UK music channel VH1 voted Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” as the most romantic song ever. In 2nd place was Willie Nelson’s “You Were Always On My Mind” and 3rd was “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion.  

2013

Boy George announced that he was reforming Culture Club to record a new album called “Tribes” in early 2015 on the band’s own label.

2014, Bangladesh – Over 1,000 Hijra (transgender women of South Asia with a  long history) hold a Pride parade to celebrate the one-year anniversary since the government recognized them as a third gender.

2021

from the paper:

Together, these findings clearly show that lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults do not comprise a uniform group when it comes to suicide risk. Instead, suicide risk varies considerably depending on the intersection between sexual identity, gender, age, and race/ethnicity.

“This study sets the stage for future work investigating the impact of social inequalities on suicide risk among people with multiple social identities,” said Ramchand.

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20211109/Intersection-of-multiple-social-identities-may-increase-suicide-risk-for-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-adults.aspxIntersection of multiple social identities may increase suicide risk for lesbian, gay, and bisexual adultsSuicide risk among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults varies considerably depending on the intersection between sexual identity and other aspects of identity, such as gender, age, and race/ethnicity, according to a study led by researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health.www.news-medical.net

no one is calling for anti vaxxers to be government registered or put in concentration camps the way that gay men and drug users in fact were being spoken about in the 1980s and 190s by the same group who are anti-vaxxers now

seriously, the bully demographic keeps playing more victim than thou with the targettted groups

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/11/conservative-pundit-whines-gay-men-never-pariahs-aids-crisis-like-anti-vaxxers-now/Conservative pundit whines gay men were never “pariahs” during AIDS crisis like anti-vaxxers are now / LGBTQ NationThe prominent conservative activist spent decades working to pass laws (some of which still exist today) to strip gay men with HIV of their dignity…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.pride.com/news/2021/11/09/tiktok-exposed-judgement-fatphobia-men-deal-gay-barsA TikTok Exposed the Judgement & Fatphobia Men Deal With in Gay BarsThis video of a gay man getting viciously rejected at a bar has gone viral.www.pride.com

https://www.advocate.com/world/2021/11/09/italian-populist-politician-vincenzo-spadafora-comes-out-gayItalian Populist Politician Vincenzo Spadafora Comes Out as GaySpadafora said he had a responsibility to be out because he’s a public figure.www.advocate.com

multiple views represented including those who disagree with gender identity -which is required of academic ideas to be questioned and challenged –

because otherwise it is making a claim and denying other people’s rights to own ideas and requires persons to ignore ordinary human perceptions and knowledge

https://www.thenational.scot/news/19707994.bbc-leaves-stonewall-lgbt-diversity-champions-programme-amid-impartiality-fears/BBC leaves Stonewall LGBT Diversity Champions programme amid ‘impartiality’ fears | The NationalTHE BBC has withdrawn from LGBT charity Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme, saying its journalism “must be impartial and reflect a range…www.thenational.scot

https://southfloridagaynews.com/National/from-a-gay-teacher-being-fired-to-library-not-charged-for-lgbt-books-this-week-in-across-the-country.htmlFrom a Gay Teacher Being Fired to Library Not Charged for LGBT Books, This Week in Across the Country | National | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

https://www.politico.com/states/new-york/albany/story/2021/11/09/national-womens-lgbt-groups-press-de-blasio-and-hochul-to-stop-rikers-transfers-1392443National women’s, LGBT groups press de Blasio and Hochul to stop Rikers transfersAs crisis conditions gripped Rikers, de Blasio and Hochul announced a deal last month to move 230 inmates to two state facilities in Westchester.www.politico.com

https://www.africanews.com/2021/11/09/ghana-will-anti-lgbt-bill-be-passed-by-parliament/Ghana: Will anti-LGBT bill be passed by parliament? | Africanews“Ghana is not a one family value system. We even believe in the extended family system,. So how come somebody is proposing a bill about family values and all of a sudden, people do not want to raise an eye about it. What is it about the Ghanaian family value that is so threatened ” Alex Kofi Donkorwww.africanews.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-pop-culture/sex-city-alum-kim-cattrall-joins-peacocks-queer-folk-reboot-rcna5027‘Sex and the City’ alum Kim Cattrall joins Peacock’s ‘Queer as Folk’ reboot“Sex and the City” alum Kim Cattrall has joined Peacock’s “Queer as Folk” reboot as a recurring guest star, the streaming network confirmed Tuesday.   Thewww.nbcnews.com

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/queer-art-black-artist-mentorship-prize-1234609519/Pamela Sneed Wins Queer|Art’s Inaugural Black Artist Mentorship Award – ARTnews.comThe nonprofit Queer|Art awarded prizes to Pamela Sneed for Black queer mentorship and to Lola Flash for sustained achievement.www.artnews.com

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Today in LGBT History – November 10 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-novembe…Nov. 10, 2017 — 1989 – Craig Spence (1941 – November 10, 1989) , a conservative Republican lobbyist, commits suicide in room 429 of the Boston Ritz-Carlton …

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 31


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1876 – Natalie Clifford Barney (October 31, 1876 – February 2, 1972), American playwright, poet and novelist, is born. She lives as an expatriate in Paris and is known as the Queen of the Paris Lesbians.

1896 – Jazz great and Oscar-nominated actress Ethel Waters (October 31, 1896 – September 1, 1977) is born. She was an American singer and actress. Waters frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in concerts, but she began her career in the 1920s singing blues. Waters was the second African American, after Hattie McDaniel, to be nominated for an Academy Award. She was also the first African-American woman to be nominated for an Emmy Award, in 1962. Waters married three times, had no children and was bisexual.She was remarkably open (for her time) about her relationship with dancer Ethel Williams  (December 21, 1891-1961).

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1955 – Three men are arrested in Boise, Idaho on charges of lewd conduct and sodomy, inciting a “moral panic” that results in 16 arrests, 15 convictions and almost 1,500 people being questioned.

October 31, 1956Elvis had Natalie Wood flown in for a visit.

Natalie Wood and Elvis Presley outside the Hotel Chisca - October 31, 1956
Image result for Elvis Presley, natalie wood, dewey

During the evening Elvis and Nick Adams took her down to the Hotel Chisca to meet Dewey Philips.

Bromance: Nick Adams

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

1964

  People gave Barbra Streisand her first #1 album, finally toppling the Beatles’ A Hard day’s Night after 14 weeks.

1968 – Silent film star Ramon Novarro (February 6, 1899 – October 30, 1968) is killed. He was a Mexican film, stage and television actor who began his career in silent films in 1917 and eventually became a leading man and one of the top box office attractions of the 1920s and early 1930s. Novarro was promoted by MGM as a “Latin lover” and became known as a sex symbol after the death of Rudolph Valentino. Novarro was troubled all his life by his conflicted feelings toward his Roman Catholic religion and his homosexuality. His body was found after being brutally murdered by hustler brothers Paul and Tom Ferguson, aged 22 and 17, who called him and offered their services. He had hired prostitutes from an agency to come to his Laurel Canyon home for sex previously, and the Fergusons obtained Novarro’s telephone number from a previous guest.

1969 – Sixty members of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) and the Society for Individual Rights(SIR) stage a protest outside the offices of the San Francisco Examiner in response to another in a series of news articles disparaging LGBT people in San Francisco’s gay bars and clubs. The peaceful protest against the “homophobic editorial policies” of the Examiner turned tumultuous and were later called “Friday of the Purple Hand” and “Bloody Friday of the Purple Hand.” Examiner employees “dumped a bag of printers’ ink from the third story window of the newspaper building onto the crowd.” Some reports state that it was a barrel of ink poured from the roof of the building. The protesters “used the ink to scrawl ‘Gay Power’ and other slogans on the building walls” and stamp purple hand prints “throughout downtown San Francisco” resulting in “one of the most visible demonstrations of gay power.” According to Larry LittleJohn, then president of SIR, “At that point, the tactical squad arrived – not to get the employees who dumped the ink, but to arrest the demonstrators. Somebody could have been hurt if that ink had gotten into their eyes, but the police were knocking people to the ground.”The accounts of police brutality include women being thrown to the ground and protesters’ teeth being knocked out.

1969 – Time magazine runs a cover story entitled, “The Homosexual: Newly Visible, Newly Understood.” The author, Christopher Cory, presents a “case for greater tolerance of homosexuals” yet “emphasized the effeminate side of homosexuality to the exclusion of everyone else,” resulting in a protest at the Time-Life Building on November 12, 1969.

1969: In San Francisco, lesbians and gay men protest homophobic language in the Examiner. Newspaper employees respond by showering the demonstrators with purple ink. Violence ensues.

October 31, 1969

David Bowie appeared at a Halloween night at the General Gordon, Gravesend, England. The gig lasted about 15 minutes, after Bowie sang ‘Space Oddity’ to everyone’s delight and then dragged a stool on stage, along with a huge book. He then sat and read poems and was booed off stage.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 31, 1975Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody” was released as a single. It would stay on the chart for seventeen weeks, nine of them at number one and would eventually go Platinum. The song would be re-released in December, 1991 after being featured in the movie Wayne’s World and became a hit all over again.

1977, Canada – Halloween brings thousands of queer-bashers to Toronto’s Yonge Street looking for the annual drag parade. Gay representatives meet with police beforehand to try to prevent a crowd from gathering. Operation Jack-o’-Lantern, a gay street patrol, is organized to monitor situation but police do little to control crowd.

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

1980, Canada – For the first time, Toronto police do not allow queer-bashers and spectators to congregate outside St Charles Tavern to wait for drag queens. Traffic and pedestrians are kept moving with help of large numbers of police officers.

1980 – French-Canadian flight attendant Gaëtan Dugas (February 20, 1953 – March 30, 1984) pays his first known visit to New York City bathhouses. He would later be incorrectly deemed “Patient Zero” for his supposed connection to many early cases of AIDS in the United States. He was a French-Canadian flight attendant who was falsely linked by the CDC directly or indirectly to 40 of the first 248 reported cases of AIDS in the U.S. He was a relatively early HIV patient who once was widely regarded as “patient zero” for AIDS in the United States; his case was later found to have been only one of many that began in the 1970s, according to a September 2016 study published in Nature.

1987

Forbes Magazine listed the Top 40 American entertainment earners from 86-87, 8th was Whitney Houston $44 million, 7th Madonna $47 million

On the USA charts: Madonna had her 15th career hit and amazingly, her 14th consecutive Top 10–“Causing A Commotion”.

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

1992

on the usa charts:  Madonna’s “Erotica” was 6

1995

Queen released the album “Made in Heaven.” It was the last album to feature the band’s original lineup and the first to be released after Freddie Mercury’s death. Mercury died November 24, 1991 of AIDS.

1998

Chart history was made when the UK Top 5 singles chart was made up entirely of new entries. Alanis Morissette went in at No.5, Culture Club at No.4, U2 at No.3, George Michael at No.2 and Cher with ‘Believe’ at No.1. It made Cher (who was 52) the first female artist to have a No.1 single over the age of 50. The song was a No.1 in 23 countries.

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

2001, Germany – Openly gay Ole von Beust (born 13 April 1955) becomes the first mayor of Hamburg, Germany. He serves until 2010. He was a finalist for the World Mayor prize of 2010.

2003

Cher was named the year’s top female on tour by Billboard Magazine as her Farewell tour grossed $145 million and attracted 2.2 million fans to over 200 concerts.

2007, New Zealand – Maryan Street (born 5 April 1955) becomes the first openly lesbian member of Parliament. though she was outed after she entered office.

Joy Waring (born 7 October 1952) had been the first lesbian MP but she came out after she had entered office.

2021

https://coloradonewsline.com/2021/10/31/queer-halloween-saved-lives/Queer Halloween saved lives – Colorado NewslineFor many queer and trans folks, Halloween was the one safe place we could express ourselves. It’s been that way for centuries.coloradonewsline.com

https://www.kyivpost.com/lifestyle/what-is-it-like-to-be-queer-in-other-big-cities-in-ukraine.htmlWhat is it like to be queer in other big cities in Ukraine? – KyivPost – Ukraine’s Global VoiceKyiv is undoubtedly the queer capital of Ukraine but other major cities have bigger and more active LGBTQ+ communities than one might expect. Southern Odesa, western Lviv and eastern Kharkiv offer opportunities and events for queer people to express themselves and stand up for their rights. The Kyiv Post spoke to three people to find […]www.kyivpost.com

https://www.out.com/print/2021/10/31/20-boo-tiful-photos-elvira-undisputed-queer-queen-spooky20 Boo-tiful Photos of Elvira, Undisputed Queer Queen of Spooky, Over the YearsIn celebration of her Out100 cover, here is a retrospective of the Mistress of the Dark.www.out.com

https://www.out.com/television/2021/10/29/13-last-minute-queer-halloween-costumes-will-impress-your-friends13 Last-Minute Queer Halloween Costumes That Will Impress Your FriendsIf you need a costume this weekend, don’t worry, we’ve got you!www.out.com

https://www.out.com/music/2021/10/29/meet-outloud-all-queer-boy-band-we-wish-we-had-growingMeet OutLoud, the All-Queer Boy Band We Wish We Had Growing UpThe NYC-based foursome wants to be the kind of artists future generations of queer listeners can look up to.www.out.com

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/nearly-30-lgbtq-afghans-fleeing-taliban-arrive-in-u-k-hours-after-regime-says-gay-rights-will-not-be-respected-under-islamic-law/ar-AAQ8vHu?li=BBnbcA1Nearly 30 LGBTQ Afghans fleeing Taliban arrive in U.K. hours after regime says gay rights will not be respected under Islamic law“This is just the beginning of our efforts to help hundreds of LGBTQI+ individuals we are supporting in Afghanistan relocate to safety.”www.msn.com

https://www.mid-day.com/news/opinion/article/lobo-lobo-and-his-lgbt-23198899Lobo Lobo and his LGBT

https://www.timesofisrael.com/hackers-demand-1-million-to-end-leak-of-user-info-from-israeli-lgbt-site/Hackers demand $1 million to halt their leak of user info from Israeli LGBT site | The Times of IsraelBlack Shadow group, believed to be criminally motivated Iranians, demands digital ransom within 48 hours; HIV status of some users of dating site already posted onlinewww.timesofisrael.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-pop-culture/draculas-daughter-carmilla-lesbian-vampire-depictions-prove-immortal-rcna4113From ‘Dracula’s Daughter’ to ‘Carmilla,’ lesbian vampire depictions prove immortalSexual fluidity has been one of the hallmarks of vampiric portrayals throughout history.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-59093500Sir Elton John hits number one with lockdown album – BBC NewsThe pop legend beats Lana Del Rey and Coldplay to take the top spot with his Lockdown Sessions disc.www.bbc.com

from problematic heterosexuality to misapplying hetero norms to gay, lesbians and bisexuals – with nothing in the middle to trans attempting to force reverse heterosexuality with gender role reversal…

toxic is as toxic does, with no place in between

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-30/josh-cavallo-coming-out-mens-womens-queer-sport-cultures/100577678What Josh Cavallo’s coming out says about men’s and women’s queer sport cultures – ABC NewsAdelaide United footballer Josh Cavallo’s recent coming out received overwhelming support from global sport, but its impact shows men’s sport has a long way to go to catch women’s sport in accepting LGBTQIA+ athletes.www.abc.net.au

public bathrooms are separate for safety reasons that have not stopped being a reason for requiring separate facilities.

in fact, I would argue that there should be three public bathrooms – one for gay/bi men and transwomen, separate from women’s bathrooms and for heterosexual men

we cannot solve public safety problems without identifying the problem

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/john-waters-unveils-gender-restrooms-named-art-museum/?utm_source=LGBTQ+Nation+Subscribers&utm_campaign=2193dc7ea5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_10_30_03_29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c4eab596bd-2193dc7ea5-430855381John Waters unveils all gender restrooms named after him at art museum / LGBTQ NationWaters’ collaborator and trans activist Elizabeth Coffey was the restroom’s first “user.” “Can you think of anything any more elementary than just going to the bathroom?” she said…www.lgbtqnation.com

this is a lot of ignoring human history of genocide and war owing to religion, and that there was no historical Jesus

and claiming science, which studies nature, validates the supernatural…

From residential school mass graves, to Germany’s concentration camps: to the witch hunts to the crusades and murder of those who advance science, which does not study supernatural claims

to oppressing heterosexual women and denying rights to LGBTQ for centuries…

it is horrifying to see how nothing but tradition is convincing to adults who seek an invisible friend to be charge:

https://www.eternitynews.com.au/in-depth/things-im-asked-what-evidence-is-there-for-god/Things I’m Asked: What evidence is there for God?The leading atheistic philosopher in the early twentieth century, Bertrand Russell, was once asked what he would say to God by way of explanation when…www.eternitynews.com.au

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

HUffPo queer lives

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 30

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1944 –  Gay composer Aaron Copland’s (November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990) “Appalachian Spring” premiers in Washington DC. The piece was written in New Jersey where Copland lived with his partner Victor Kraft (August 8, 1915 – July 2, 1976). Other works include “Billy the Kid,” “Rodeo” and “Fanfare for the Common Man.”

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

1961

Two days after Beatles fan Raymond Jones asked for The Beatles’ German single ‘My Bonnie’ (recorded with Tony Sheridan) at Brian Epstein’s NEMS record store in Liverpool, two girls asked for the same record. Epstein’s difficulty in locating the record was due to him not knowing that the record was released, not by The Beatles, but by Tony Sheridan and ‘The Beat Brothers’ (‘Beatles’ resembles a vulgar slang word in German, so The Beatles’ name was changed for this single).

1963 – Following a 15-year campaign to close it down, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control revokes the liquor license of the Black Cat Bar, a focus of early gay activism in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970

Elton John released the album Tumbleweed Connection.

 Cher had one of her biggest career hits with “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves” at #2 on the charts while “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” from Joan Baez fell to #8

October 30, 1972

Elton John gives a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II, making him the first Rock ‘n’ Roller to be asked to appear in a royal variety performance since the Beatles did it in November 1963.

1976, Canada – The first gay civil rights group in Quebec, Association pour les droits de la communauté gaie du Québec (ADGQ), is formed.

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

1982

 Olivia Newton-John’s “Heart Attack” was #6

1983

Culture Club led the way on the U.K. chart with “Karma Chameleon”.  

1984

Barry Manilow‘s tour opened at Radio City Music Hall, New York. His series of concerts sold out to the tune of $1.9 million, besting (by $100,000) the record then held by Diana Ross.

1986, Peru – Police raid a lesbian bar in Lima and arrest about 70 women. Television reporters, who have been previously notified by police, are present to film the women for local news reports. As a result, many of the women lose their jobs; some are beaten by their families; at least two are raped on their way home from the police station.

1987- A panel discussion on gays and the constitution was held during the inauguration of the new Lesbian and Gay Studies Center at Yale University.

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

1992 – New Ways Ministry, a Mt. Rainier Maryland group led by three Roman Catholic bishops, announced it would release a statement of disagreement with the Vatican’s call for gays and lesbians to be barred from becoming adoptive or foster parents, teachers, coaches, or military personnel. 1,500 lay persons signed the statement.

1992

George Michael files a writ seeking to dissolve his contract with Sony Records. In June, 1994, a British judge would rule in Sony’s favor, but Michael would refuse to release any more material with Sony. The old Sony contract would eventually be bought out by David Geffen who put Michael back in business.

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

2000

Television host Steve Allen died of a heart attack resulting from a minor automobile accident earlier in the day. He was 78.(The Steve Allen Show, Tonight!)/game show panelist (The Hollywood Squares, I’ve Got A Secret, What’s My Line?)/ musician/composer (The Gravy Waltz, This Could Be The Start Of Something Big, Pretend You Don’t See Her)/lyricist (Picnic)/author/actor (The Benny Goodman Story, Casino, The Player)


Dale Winton dead: Steve Allen says star’s love life was turbulenthttps://metro.co.uk › Entertainment › Showbiz
Apr. 19, 2018 — Steve continued: ‘He didn’t come out until he was around 54. It was a bit H from Steps, big surprise, he’s gay. So he had been out with a few …

2014  – Tim Cook (born November 22, 1960), the CEO of Apple, comes out as gay. He is the first openly gay chief executive on the Fortune 500 list. Cook joined Apple in March 1998 as senior vice president of worldwide operations and then served as Executive Vice President of worldwide sales and operations. He was made Chief Executive on August 24, 2011. During his tenure as the Chief Executive he has advocated for the political reformation of international and domestic surveillance, cybersecurity, corporate taxation both nationally and abroad, American manufacturing, and environmental preservation.

2021

from the article:

Lesbians, it has to be spelled out these days, are same-sex attracted – i.e. not sexually attracted to men or any part of a male anatomy. Yet it turns out that lesbians increasingly find themselves harassed, abused and violated by men, who are using the mental fog of the trans debate to cover for their depravity.

You see, the homophobia of the past has not disappeared. It’s just been given a shiny new multi-coloured rebrand and been alloyed to sexism in order to make lesbians an acceptable target for abuse.

Lesbophobia, what the BBC report is really about, is misogyny on steroids: how dare these women think they can exclude men from their dating pool? Accusations of transphobia are bandied about as a manipulative tool to coerce lesbians into having sex with men, men who call themselves lesbians.

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/lesbians-are-under-attack-from-predatory-menLesbians are under attack from predatory men | The SpectatorThe BBC this week published a thought-provoking article about lesbians being sexually victimised by trans predators. The experiences of dozens of women were taken into account. Their stories made me sick.

In light of #Metoo one could be forgiven for thinking that this BBC article would have inspi…www.spectator.co.uk

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-pop-culture/draculas-daughter-carmilla-lesbian-vampire-depictions-prove-immortal-rcna4113From ‘Dracula’s Daughter’ to ‘Carmilla,’ lesbian vampire depictions prove immortalSexual fluidity has been one of the hallmarks of vampiric portrayals throughout history.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/10/31/news/world/politicians-fight-stop-lgbt-law-in-poland/1820399Politicians fight ‘Stop LGBT’ law in Poland | The Manila TimesPoliticians fight ‘Stop LGBT’ law in Polandwww.manilatimes.net

https://trinidadexpress.com/newsextra/jones-teams-with-chair-of-british-lgbt-rights-group-for-online-forum/article_62e3854c-392a-11ec-8452-8f25b0eeba29.htmlJones teams with chair of British LGBT rights group for online forum | News Extra | trinidadexpress.comTrinidad-born LGBTQI+ activist Jason Jones has teamed up with Crispin Blunt, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global LGBT+ Rights in the United Kingdom, for a discussiontrinidadexpress.com

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4330229Taiwan LGBT Pride greets online parade attendees | Taiwan News | 2021-10-30 15:09:00Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen urges citizens to join celebrations | 2021-10-30 15:09:00www.taiwannews.com.tw

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/rishon-lezion-city-councilman-ban-gay-teachers-lecturers-683534Rishon LeZion City Councilman: ‘Ban gay teachers, lecturers’ – The Jerusalem PostCohen, from the Haredi religious Shas party, began his letter with complaints about students who were lectured about the concept of same-sex couples joint parenting.www.jpost.com

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/10/30/stonewall-judge-nhs-lgbt-inclusion/Stonewall to judge NHS on LGBT ‘inclusion’Trusts will be given a bronze, silver or gold award depending on their inclusive cultures in £220,000 taxpayer-funded Rainbow Badges projectwww.telegraph.co.uk

https://www.timesofisrael.com/suspected-iranian-hack-hits-israeli-lgbt-site-users-fear-leak-of-personal-info/Suspected Iranian hack hits Israeli LGBT site; users fear leak of personal info | The Times of IsraelBlack Shadow hacking group threatens to release data after targeting numerous websites through hack of internet hosting company in I

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/europe/2021/10/29/polish-lawmakers-to-keep-working-on-stop-lgbt-legislation.htmlPolish lawmakers to keep working on ‘Stop LGBT’ legislation | The StarWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s lawmakers voted Friday to continue work on legislation dubbed “Stop LGBT,” which would ban pride parades and other publ…www.thestar.com

this is why atheists being thought of as limited to white heterosexual men is part of the problem: men only listen to other men

religion is against 1 atheists, 2 heterosexual women and 3 LGBTQ2 as well as being the main reason people are bothered that other people exist (ethnicity)

https://www.salon.com/2021/06/05/how-the-new-atheists-merged-with-the-far-right-a-story-of-intellectual-grift-and-abject-surrender/Godless grifters: How the New Atheists merged with the far right | Salon.comWhat once seemed like a bracing intellectual movement has degenerated into a pack of abusive, small-minded bigotswww.salon.com

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The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for october 6


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1791: France adopted The French Penal Code of 1791, marking it as the first Western European country to decriminalize same-sex acts. (h/t Quist)

1851 – Charity Bryant (May 22, 1777– October 6, 1851) dies and is interred with her lover of 44 years, Sylvia Drake, in Weybridge Hill Cemetery, Addison County, Vermont. This couple is most strongly documented in historian Rachel Hope Cleves‘ 2014 book Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America. Charity was an American business owner and writer. She was a diarist and wrote acrostic poetry. Because there is extensive documentation for the shared lives of Bryant and her partner, Sylvia Drake, their diaries, letters and business papers have become an important part of the archive in documenting the history of same-sex couples.

October 6, 1889

The Moulin Rouge in Paris opened its doors to the public for the first time. The cabaret is best known as the birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance.

1928 – The New York Timesreported that George Bernard Shaw and H.G. Wells had protested the seizure of the lesbian novel by Radfclyffe Hall, The Well of Loneliness, by English customs agents. The novel had been published in France and was being imported into England.

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

1963 –Judy Garland sings with Barbra Streisand on Judy’s variety show. It is their one and only performance together. Neither are lesbian but both are gay icons.

1968: A group of 12 people congregated for the first meeting of the Metropolitan Community Church in Huntington Park, California. Founded by Rev. Troy Perry, who held the first meeting in his living room, the religious organization centralizes its ministry efforts around the LGBT community.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 6, 1972

During sessions at RCA Studios, New York City, David Bowie recorded ‘The Jean Genie’, which became the lead single from his 1973 album Aladdin Sane. The track spent 13 weeks in the UK charts, peaking at No.2, making it Bowie’s biggest hit to date. The line “He’s so simple minded, he can’t drive his module” would later give the band Simple Minds their name.

1972 – Antonio Molina (c. 1939–1991)and William “Billie” Ert (c. 1942–1976)marry in Houston. Ert, a drag queen, and Molina, a shipping clerk, received the license through having Ert dress in drag; the county clerk’s office did not ask for their genders and issued them a marriage license, which they used to marry one day later. At that time, homosexuality was illegal in Texas. Although it was later declared null and void by the Texas Attorney General after a long legal battle, the union made international headlines and became a media sensation. The failed lawsuit sparked Texas legislation that specifically defined marriage as between a man and a woman, which it had not yet done, and was seen as a large setback for LGBT rights in the United States. After the wedding, Ert was fired from his job as a wig salesman, but continued to perform full-time as Mr. Vikki Carr in local nightclubs. The media storm prompted the real Vikki Carr to meet Ert and Molina on CBS in Houston in November 1972, with Ert in drag.

October 6, 1973

Cher started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Half-Breed’, the singers second US No.1. The single didn’t chart in the UK.

1973, Canada – In Quebec City the first pan-Canadian conference of gay organizations is hosted by Centre humanitaire d’aide de libération 

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

1983

Barry Manilow played a benefit concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, attended by Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

1984

David Bowie scored his sixth UK No.1 album with ‘Tonight’, featuring the single ‘Blue Jean’.

on the usa charts at 5 Cyndi Lauper was on her way down with “She Bop” and at 8  Madonna’s “Lucky Star”   Another note:  the debut album from Madonna reached the Top 10 for the first time–in its 58th week of release.

1989 – Just two years after its first public showing, the AIDS Quiltreturns to Washington, D.C. with 10,848 panels. At its premiere it had only 1,920 panels.

1989, Mexico – The Permanent Revolution Circle ZYANYA of Lesbian Feminists organizes this first three-day forum at the School of Economics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.


1989 – In reaction to a small, peaceful protest against federal neglect of people with AIDS, 200 San Francisco police officers rioted in the Castro neighborhood, beating protesters and passersby, sweeping seven city blocks of all pedestrians, and placing thousands in homes and business under house arrest for the duration. 

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

1990

George Michael’s masterpiece Listen Without Prejudice moved from 22 to 5.

1997 – Annie Proulx’s short story Brokeback Mountain is published in this week’s issue of The New Yorker. The story, later turned into a hit movie, depicts the complex romantic and sexual relationship between two men in the American West from 1963 to 1981. In 2007, the composer Charles Wuorinen approached Proulx with the idea of turning her short story “Brokeback Mountain” into an opera. The opera of the same name with a libretto by Proulx herself premiered January 28, 2014 at the Teatro Real in Madrid, to mixed reviews.

1997 – The US Supreme Court refused to hear a case filed by Sandy Nelson, a reporter who was demoted because she refused to stop her off-duty campaigning in support of a gay rights initiative in Washington. The Washington Supreme Court had ruled that a law barring discrimination in employment for political views did not apply to newspapers.

1998: Matthew Shepard was tragically attacked, pistol whipped, tied to a fence and left to die. He would later succumb to his injuries in a Ft. Collins, Colorado hospital. He would die of his injuries at a hospital in Ft Collins, Colorado on Oct. 12th. Perpetrators Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson were arrested shortly after the attack and charged with first degree murder following Shepard’s death. Significant media coverage was given to the killing and what role Shepard’s sexual orientation might have played as a motive in the commission of the crime. The prosecutor argued that McKinney’s murder of Shepard was premeditated and driven by greed. McKinney’s defense counsel countered that he had only intended to rob Shepard, but had killed him in a rage when Shepard made a sexual advance towards him. McKinney’s girlfriend told police that he had been motivated by anti-gay sentiment, but later recanted her statement, saying that she had lied because she thought it would help him. Both McKinney and Henderson were convicted of the murder and each sentenced to two consecutive life sentences.

For details on the Matthew Shepard story as a whole visit here.

1998 – The Ford Foundation gave a $100,000 grant to the United Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches for its programs targeting at-risk gay and lesbian youth.

1999 – Donna Brazile (born December 15, 1959), an out lesbian, becomes Al Gore’s campaign manager. She is an American author and political analyst. She is a member of the Democratic Party, briefly serving as the interim chairperson for the Democratic National Committee in spring 2011, and assumed that role again in July 2016, until February 2017. She was the first African American to direct a major presidential campaign, acting as campaign manager for Al Gore in 2000. She has also worked on several presidential campaigns for Democratic candidates, including Jesse Jackson and Walter MondaleGeraldine Ferraro in 1984, and for Dick Gephardt in the 1988 Democratic primary. In 1999, The New York Times Magazine described Brazile as an LGBT activist who served on the board of the Millennium March on Washington. The magazine said she is “highly protective of her privacy” and called her “openly ambiguous” about her sexual orientation. Brazile is described as “openly lesbian” in the 2002 book Gay and Lesbian Americans and Political Participation: A Reference Handbook.

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

2007

Queen’s groundbreaking promo for their 1975 hit Bohemian Rhapsody was named the UK’s best music video in a survey of music fans. Out of 1,051 adults polled by O2, 30% named the six-minute video, (which took only three hours to shoot and cost a mere £3,500 to make), their favourite.

2010

The cast of TV’s “Glee” surpassed the Beatles for most appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 by a non-solo act, placing 75 songs to the Beatles’ 71

2013

LGBT History Month: 3 Queer Events On October 6 | HuffPost

2014:  The Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals on seven of the petitions arising from challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage. That means that meant that the lower-court decisions striking down bans in Indiana, Wisconsin, Utah, Oklahoma, and Virginia should go into effect, clearing the way for same-sex marriages in those states and any other state with similar bans in those circuits. 

2021

https://www.macleans.ca/culture/in-a-comedy-about-queer-south-asian-identity-a-yogurt-pot-can-be-more-than-a-pot-of-yogurt/In a comedy about queer South Asian identity, a yogurt pot can be more than a pot of yogurt – Macleans.caBilal Baig, star and creator of ‘Sort Of’ on CBC/HBO Max, breaks down a pivotal moment in the comedy series about belonging

https://www.autostraddle.com/calling-all-believers-autostraddle-is-fundraising-for-the-queer-and-not-too-distant-future/Calling All Believers: Autostraddle Is Fundraising for the Queer and Not-Too-Distant Future! – AutostraddleWe have a Gay Agenda to fulfill! And we can only do it with your help! Also, do not miss these perks! We’re not kidding.www.autostraddle.com

http://yonkerstimes.com/bisexual-greenburgh-cop-files-sexual-harassment-lawsuit/Bisexual Greenburgh Cop Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit | Yonkers TimesBy Dan Murphy A bombshell lawsuit against the Town of Greenburgh, the Greenburgh Police Department, and 16 Greenburgh Police officers alleges a pattern of sexual harassment against Officer Kristin Stein. The allegations in Stein’s lawsuit include a sexual assault from a 2019 incident in the Greenburgh Police headquarters where Office Stein was learning over a […]Show Moreyonkerstimes.com

https://www.pride.com/comingout/2021/10/05/pro-baseball-player-keiran-lovegrove-comes-out-bisexualThese 41 Celebrities Came Out in 2021 (So Far)Elvira, JoJo Siwa, Colton Underwood, and so many more!www.pride.com

https://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/fashion/bretman-rock-playboy-magazines-first-gay-male-model-cover-fashion-7555374/‘I’m so pretty’: Bretman Rock is Playboy magazine’s first gay male cover model | Lifestyle News,The Indian ExpressTaking to Instagram, where he has 17.8 million followers, Rock shared some pictures. He wore the famous bunny ears, a bow-tie, black stockings and matching satin gloves, accessorising with a lot of blingindianexpress.com

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-10059767/Faux-lesbian-Russian-pop-duo-t-T-u-confirm-comeback-plans.htmlFaux-lesbian Russian pop duo t.A.T.u. confirm comeback plans | Daily Mail OnlineRussian pop duo t.A.T.u. have confirmed plans to reunite almost 20 years after topping the charts with their mega hit All The Things She Said.www.dailymail.co.uk

people who flip through words as if casual labels…. instead of lived experience

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/topless-xr-protester-might-lesbian-25143727Topless XR protester ‘might be lesbian’ after split with ‘supportive’ boyfriend – Daily StarLaura Amherst has broken up with her long-term boyfriend after coming to the realisation that she ‘might be a lesbian’ because she just ‘doesn’t get turned on by men anymore’www.dailystar.co.uk

https://www.outsports.com/2021/10/5/22709943/mlb-baseball-playoffs-world-series-pride-swag-giveaways-rainbow-lgbtqThe 10 MLB Playoff teams as ranked by LGBTQ Pride swag – OutsportsSurprise! The Giants are going to do really well on this list.www.outsports.com

https://www.buzzfeed.com/dahliaadler/lgbt-lgbtq-books-books-freelance-freelance-books-bfdc-books16 LGBTQIA YA Novels To Devour This FallGrab yourself a pumpkin spice latte and get ready for thrills, chills, secrets, and a whole lot of feelings.www.buzzfeed.com

https://globalnews.ca/video/8247007/caring-for-lgbtq-seniorsCaring for LGBTQ Seniors | Watch News Videos OnlineWatch Caring for LGBTQ Seniors Video Online, on GlobalNews.caglobalnews.ca

https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/tori-58813525Ghana LGBT: Why high profile Ghanaian professors, lawyers dey fight against anti-gay bill – BBC News PidginFor July, debate bin dey ground on bill wey fit criminalise LGBTQ+ activismwww.bbc.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 14

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1306, France – Philip IV orders the arrest of two Knights Templar because they exchanged an obscene kiss” that pretty much covered their entire bodies.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1934 – Katherine “Kate” Murray Millett (Sept. 14, 1934- September 5, 2017) is born. Kate was in her mid-30s and a generally unknown sculptor when her doctoral dissertation at Columbia University, “Sexual Politics,” was published by Doubleday and Co. Her core premise was that the relationship between the sexes is political, with the definition of politics including, as she once said, “arrangements whereby one group of persons is controlled by another.” After teaching briefly at the University of North Carolina, she pursued her art career in Japan and then New York, where she took a job at Barnard College teaching English literature. In 1965 she married the Japanese sculptor Fumio Yoshimura, but she rejected many traditional ideas of marriage and eventually came out as a lesbian. Her autobiographical work Flying, published in 1974, told of the dizzying fame “Sexual Politics” had brought and her reaction to it. Sita, in 1977, dealt with her sexuality. She is survived by her spouse Sophie Keir.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1953 – Alfred Kinsey’s Sexual Behavior in the Human Female goes on sale reporting that “2 to 6% of females, aged 20-35, were more or less exclusively homosexual in experience/response.”

September 14, 1955

At Specialty Records in Los Angeles, Little Richard records his debut album, “Here’s Little Richard”. It would prove to be his highest charting LP in America, reaching #13. The collection contained two of his biggest hits, “Long Tall Sally”, which reached #6 in the US and “Jenny, Jenny”, which reached #10. Little Richard entered a New Orleans recording studio to begin two days of recording. Things were not going well and during a break, Richard and his producer; Bumps Blackwell went to the Dew Drop Inn for lunch. Richard started playing the piano in the bar like crazy, singing a loud and lewd version of ‘Tutti Frutti.’ With only fifteen minutes left in the session, Richard recorded the song and coined the phrase, ‘a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom.’ 

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – In New York City, Gay Activists Alliance stages the first of an orchestrated campaign of “zaps” in protest of continuing police harassment. They heckle Mayor John Lindsay as he enters the Metropolitan Opera House for its opening night gala.

1979, Canada – In Smeaton, Saskatchewan an education arbitration board orders teacher Don Jones reinstated to job from which he was fired for being gay.

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

1984

The first MTV Video Music Awards show was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, hosted by Bette Midler and Dan Aykroyd. Herbie Hancock was the night’s biggest winner with five awards, followed by Michael Jackson who won three.

David Bowie won Video of the year for ‘China Girl’ at the first MTV Video awards. The song co-written by David Bowie and Iggy Pop during their years in Berlin, first appeared on Pop’s album The Idiot released in 1977.

Madonna performed “Like A Virgin” while wearing a white wedding gown at the first ever MTV Video Music Awards.

1986 – Leslie Blanchard dies from AIDS in the arms of his partner of ten year, Miguel Braschi, in New York. Braschi’s name is not on the lease of their apartment so he is not protected by rent control. In 1989 the New York Court of Appeals case Braschi v Stahl Associates Co that decided that the surviving partner of a same-sex relationship counted as “family” under New York law and was thus able to continue living in a rent controlled apartment belonging to the deceased partner. In a subsequent appeal, the court found that a “more realistic, and certainly equally valid, view of a family includes two adult lifetime partners whose relationship is long term and characterized by an emotional and financial commitment and interdependence”. Application of this standard allowed Braschi to be considered a family member and prevented his eviction from the apartment. The decision represents the first time a court in the United States granted any kind of legal recognition to a same-sex couple

1989: Seven ACT UP members infiltrate the Stock Exchange and chain themselves to the VIP balcony. Above the trading floor a banner unfurls: SELL WELLCOME. Four days later, the company lowers the price of AZT, to $6,400 per year.

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

1999: Iowa governor Tom Vilsack issues an executive order prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the public sector.

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

2010, Israel – Israel’s Supreme Court, accepting the appeal of Jerusalem Open House, an LGBT organization, forces Jerusalem City Hall to fund the LGBT Pride Parade.

George Michael was sentenced to eight weeks in jail after he plead guilty to driving under the influence and drug possession. The incident occurred on July 4 when he crashed his car into a store.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Daily Elvis: September 14

LGBTQ2 for September 11

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1885, UK – D. H. Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930) is born in Nottinghamshire, England. He was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter. His collected works represent, among other things, an extended reflection upon the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialization. Some of the issues Lawrence explores are sexuality, emotional health, vitality, spontaneity, and instinct. A heavily censored abridgement of his book Lady Chatterley’s Lover was published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf in 1928. This edition was posthumously re-issued in paperback both by Signet Books and by Penguin Books in 1946.  Lawrence’s fascination with the theme of homosexuality, which is overtly manifested in Women in Love, could be related to his own sexual orientation.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1948 – Jewelle Gomez (born September 11, 1948) is an American author, poet, critic and playwright. She lived in New York City for 22 years, working in public television, theater, as well as philanthropy, before relocating to the West Coast. Her writing—fiction, poetry, essays and cultural criticism—has appeared in a wide variety of outlets, both feminist and mainstream. Her work often intersects and addresses multiple ethnicities as well as the ideals of lesbian/feminism and issues. She has been interviewed for several documentaries focused on LGBT rights and culture. She is currently employed as Director of Grants and Community Initiatives for Horizons Foundation,the oldest lesbian, gaybisexual and transgender foundation in the U.S. She formerly served as the President of the San Francisco Public Library Commission. She and her partner, Dr. Diane Sabin (born 1952), were among the litigants against the state of California suing for the right to legal marriage. Diane is the Executive Director of the Lesbian Health & Research Center (LHRC) at the University of California, San Francisco. Her early work was in production of lesbian musical performers as well as the San Francisco Pride stages.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

September 11, 1956

Police are called to break up a crowd of rowdy teenagers following the showing of the film Rock Around The Clock at the Trocadero Cinema in London, England. The following day, The Times prints a reader’s letter that says in part: “The hypnotic rhythm and the wild gestures have a maddening effect on a rhythm loving age group and the result of its impact is the relaxing of all self control.” The film is quickly banned in several English cities.

September 11, 1959

The U.S. Congress passed legislation authorizing the creation of food stamps.

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

1961 – KQED in San Francisco broadcasts The Rejected, the first made-for-television documentary about homosexuality on American television. The documentary was made for under $100 and features experts speaking about homosexuality from their various fields’ perspectives. Each expert dispels a negative stereotype in her or his segment, giving positive and normalizing view of homosexuality. The program is well received by viewers and critics. The Rejected was produced for KQEDby John W. Reavis. It was later syndicated to National Educational Television (NET) stations across the country. The 60-minute film received positive critical reviews.

1965

the USA LP Charts: the Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music” was fourth and Soundtrack to “Mary Poppins” came in #7,

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971

Joan Baez had the #1 Easy Listening song again with “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”.

September 11, 1975

Janis Ian is awarded her first Gold record for the album “Between The Lines”. The LP contains her biographical single “At Seventeen”, which was still climbing the charts and will peak in the US at number three.

1976: 

California Appeals court upholds lewd conduct convictions of two men arrested for “kissing in public” in a parked car at a freeway rest stop. Both are ordered to register as sex offenders.

Elton John & Kiki Dee’s multi-format smash “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” was #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

1977

David Bowie and Bing Crosby filmed a duet version of “Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy” for what turned out to be Crosby’s last television Christmas special. The recording of the song first appeared on Crosby’s “Merrie Olde Christmas” album. Released as a single, it has become a perennial holiday favorite. David Bowie and Bing Crosby recorded a duet version of “The Little Drummer Boy.” The song appeared on Crosby’s “Merrie Olde Christmas” LP.

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

1982

Elton John rose to #1 on the AC chart with “Blue Eyes”.

On the LP Charts, at 9 Vacation from the Go-Go’s 

1987

Elton John’s “Greatest Hits Volume 3” was released.

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

1990

George Michael released his second solo album, the incredible Listen Without Prejudice.

1993 – The film And the Band Played On premieres. It was based on a 1987 book by San Francisco Chronicle journalist Randy Shilts(August 8, 1951 – February 17, 1994). The book chronicles the discovery and spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) with a special emphasis on government indifference and political infighting, specifically in the United States, to what was then perceived as a specifically gay disease. Shilts’ premise is that AIDS was allowed to happen: while the disease is caused by a biological agent, incompetence and apathy toward those initially affected allowed its spread to become much worse. The film stars Lily Tomlin, Richard Gere, Alan Alda, Matthew Modine, and Anjelica Houston. It was dedicated to notable people with AIDS and survivors of the epidemic.

1996

David Bowie’s single “Telling Lies” was released exclusively on the Internet, the first time a new single by a major artist was released exclusively online.

Sept 11, 2001

America experienced the worst terror event on home soil, with many LGBT who perished and their surviving partners not compensated or acknowledge as heteros were, some of us, were heros on that day.

Walking to work in New York (as an comic book illustrator) Gerard Way witnessed the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre. The day’s events inspired him to start a band, which became My Chemical Romance with Way becoming their lead singer.

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

2006

A study from the University of Leicester found that more than a quarter of classical music fans had tried cannabis. Researchers were trying to find out what people’s taste in music revealed about their lifestyles. The UK study also revealed that blues buffs are the most likely to have received a driving penalty. Hip hop and dance music fans were more likely to have multiple sex partners and were among the biggest drug-takers surveyed. More than 2,500 people were interviewed for the study, which was published in the scientific journal Psychology of Music.

2011

87-year-old Doris Day became the oldest female artist ever to hit the U.K. Top Ten with an album of newly-released material when “My Heart” debuted at #9.

2018

A 1963 demo tape made by David Bowie and one of his early bands, The Konrads, sold at a UK auction for nearly 40,000 Pounds. The 18-minute recording was owned by the band’s drummer David Hadfield, who had discovered it in an old bread basket in his loft.

2021

https://msmagazine.com/2021/09/11/womens-suffrage-road-trip-lesbian-immigrant-suffragists-ingeborg-kindstedt-maria-kindberg-anne-b-gass/‘The Suffrage Road Trip’: A Tribute to Two Middle-Aged, Lesbian, Immigrant Suffragists – Ms. Magazinemsmagazine.com

https://fadmagazine.com/2021/09/10/barbara-hammer-tell-me-theres-a-lesbian-forever/Barbara Hammer, “Tell me there’s a lesbian forever…” – FAD MagazineBarbara Hammer, Available Space #2, 1978, Silver gelatin print, 5 x 7 in. Centring on a selection of works that demonstrate the range of Hammer’sfadmagazine.com

https://www.modernhealthcare.com/safety-quality/optumhealth-launches-virtual-lgbtq-education-program-providersOptumHealth launches virtual LGBTQ education program for providersThe program will cover pronouns and terminology, the negative effects of implicit bias, stigma and discrimination, and health-related risks and disparities the LGBTQ community experiences.www.modernhealthcare.com

https://www.purdueexponent.org/campus/article_d1a27356-127b-11ec-807f-2b6742cf10a7.htmlLGBTQ Center Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary with Rainbow Callout | Campus | purdueexponent.orgAngela Shadé, a drag queen, strutted across the stage, igniting the crowd by swinging her legs in the air.www.purdueexponent.org

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/ebay-onlyfans-trump-s-anti-sex-internet-crusade-silencing-lgbtq-ncna1278927From eBay to OnlyFans, Trump’s anti-sex internet crusade is silencing LGBTQ cultureFrom eBay to OnlyFans, Trump’s anti-sex internet crusade is silencing LGBTQ culture — from leather magazines to lesbian archives to TikTok and social mediawww.nbcnews.com

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/hungary-says-it-won-t-repeal-anti-lgbtq-law-for-eu-pandemic-aid-1.1650561Hungary Says It Won’t Repeal Anti-LGBTQ Law for EU Pandemic Aid – BNN BloombergHungary won’t repeal a law that critics, including the European Union’s executive, say discriminates against the LGBTQ community, even if that’s the price of accessing billions of euros in pandemic aid, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said.www.bnnbloomberg.ca

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/09/10/combating-lgbtq-stigma-in-africa/Combating LGBTQ stigma in AfricaActivists share their experiences with the Bladewww.losangelesblade.com

when white supremists seek to oppress and genocide, how polite do persons they target have to really be?

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/09/lauren-boebert-complains-joe-biden-isnt-nice-enough-unvaccinated-americans/?utm_source=LGBTQ+Nation+Subscribers&utm_campaign=2988371f11-20210910_LGBTQ_Nation_Daily_Brief&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c4eab596bd-2988371f11-430855381Lauren Boebert complains that Joe Biden isn’t nice enough to unvaccinated Americans / LGBTQ NationRep. Lauren Boebert is OK with anti-LGBTQ job discrimination, but she draws the line at anti-unvaccinated job discrimination…www.lgbtqnation.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Daily Elvis: September 11

LGBTQ2 for August 20

1308, France –

Jacques de Molay (1243 – March 18, 1314), the leader of the Knights Templar, who denied sexual relations with two of his servants, finally admits to it. He was the 23rd and last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, leading the Order from April 20, 1292 until it was dissolved by order of Pope Clement V in 1307.Though little is known of his actual life and deeds except for his last years as Grand Master, he is one of the best known Templars.

1881 –

Dr. E.C. Spitzka of New York presents the case of Lord Cornbury, the colonial governor of New York and New Jersey in the early 1700’s, in a Chicago medical journal. Cornbury frequently appeared in public wearing female clothing. Spitzka describes Cornbury as a sexual pervert, “a degraded, hypocritical and utterly immoral being.”

1882

Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” debuted in Moscow.

1916

The New York Times publishes a review of Edward Carpenter’s (August 29, 1844 – June 28, 1929) autobiography. Carpenter’s book was among the earliest in which an author self-identified as homosexual. He was an English socialist poetphilosopheranthologist, and early activist for rights for homosexuals.

August 20, 1965

Davy Jones & The Lower Third released the single ‘You’ve Got a Habit of Leaving’ the last song that David Bowie (born David Jones), released before changing his name to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of The Monkees, and the first of two singles that he recorded with The Lower Third after leaving his previous band, The Manish Boys.

1969

“Staircase,” a film in which Rex Harrison and Richard Burton play lovers, has its world premiere. The film, like the play, is about an aging gay couple who own a barber shop in the East End of London. One of them is a part-time actor about to go on trial for propositioning a police officer. The action takes place over the course of one night as they discuss their loving but often volatile past together and possible future without each other. t was panned by most critics, including Roger Ebert, who gave it one star in his review and called it “an unpleasant exercise in bad taste. Rarely seen on television, the film was broadcast by Turner Classic Movies during its June 2007 tribute to gay cinema.

1977

Syndicated columnist Mike Royko includes Anita Bryant on a list of the ten most obnoxious people in America.

Barbra Streisand topped the Adult Contemporary chart for a fourth week with “My Heart Belongs to Me”.

1978 –

Ronald Reagan announces his opposition to the Briggs Initiative in California, which sought to ban homosexuals or anyone who was supportive of gay rights from being employed as a public school teacher. The Briggs Initiative, on the ballot as Prop 6, failed.

1979

Canada – Seven men staged Gay Sit-in for Justice in the office of Ontario Attorney General Roy McMurtry to demand a meeting about police and legal harassment of the gay community.

Canada – At the Sarnia, Ontario/Port Huron, the Michigan international bridge, lesbians on their way to the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival were harassed or turned back by U.S. Immigration officials. Formal complaints were made on behalf of Canadian women by the National Gay Task Force (NGLTF).

1983

The Eurythmics remained at 2 for the third week with their biggest career hit “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”.  the Human League was at #8–“(Keep Feeling) Fascination”, Taco reached #9 with “Puttin on the Ritz” and Culture Club had another Top 10 with “I’ll Tumble 4 (sic) Ya”.

Madness, Joan Jett, The Police and R.E.M. all appeared at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.

1987

The New York State Consumer Protection Board announces that a one-month supply of AZT costs consumers anywhere from $900 to $3,000, depending on where it was purchased.

1988

Elton John took a turn at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with his eighth #1 AC hit–“I Don’t Wanna’ Go On With You Like That”.

on the USA pop chart – George Michael’s “Monkey’ made an 8-2 move;  Elton John’s 47th hit and 23rd Top 10–“I Don’t Wanna’ Go On With You Like That” was at #4 with at 9 “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses and Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” moved into the Top 10.

1992

Iran – More than 90 gay men were arrested at a private party in Iran. Under Iranian law, homosexuals can be sentenced to death with the testimony of four men.

2001

A federal judge rules that Florida’s law banning lesbians and gays from adopting children is valid, saying the state has a legitimate interest in allowing only married heterosexual couples to adopt. The law is considered the nation’s toughest ban on gay adoptions, prohibiting adoptions by any gay or lesbian individual or couple. Anita Bryant’s hate-based Save Our Children campaign in Dade County branded all gays as pedophiles.

2021

https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-58271187LGBT in Afghanistan: ‘I could be killed on the spot’ – BBC NewsA gay student from Kabul tells Newsbeat how life has changed under the Taliban.www.bbc.com

https://www.euronews.com/travel/2021/08/20/polish-region-wants-to-remain-an-lgbt-free-zone-despite-risking-millions-in-eu-fundsPolish region wants to remain an ‘LGBT-free’ zone despite risking millions in EU funds | EuronewsPolish region wants to stay ‘LGBT-free’ despite risking EU fundswww.euronews.com

meanwhile..

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/08/18/drag-race-uk-victoria-scone/Six things you need to know about Drag Race UK’s Victoria SconeDrag Race UK has made herstory by casting the franchise first cisgender woman performer Victoria Scone, and she’s here to break some moulds.www.pinknews.co.uk

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Today in LGBT History – AUGUST 20 | Ronni Sanlo

Daily Elvis: August 20

August 14 for LGBTQ2

1965

Sonny & Cher started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Got You Babe’. Sonny Bono is said to have been inspired to write the song to capitalize on the popularity of the term “babe,” as heard in Bob Dylan’ss ‘It Ain’t Me Babe’.

August 14, 1966

London’s The Catholic Herald newspaper ran an editorial describing John Lennon’s recent “bigger than Jesus” remark as generally accurate but “arrogant.” Meanwhile, L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper of record, accepted the public apology Lennon made a few days earlier. but it would not be decades – until 2008 that the Vatican “forgave” the Beatle, whereas it took centuries for Galileo.

August 14, 1970

The first day of the three day UK Yorkshire Folk, Blues & Jazz Festival at Krumlin, Yorkshire took place featuring Atomic Rooster, Pink Floyd, (who didn’t appear after being fog bound at Paris Airport), The Kinks, Elton John, Mungo Jerry, Yes, Alan Price, Georgie Fame, Juicy Lucy, Pretty Things and The Groundhogs. Weekend tickets, £3.

“If Not for You” took Olivia Newton-John to #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

1971

During a UK tour, Queen played at the NCOs’ Mess at RAF Culdrose in Culdrose England.

1976

Rumoured and Pondered sexuality:

Cliff Richard‘s biggest US hit, “Devil Woman” entered the Billboard Top 40 where it would reach #6. A huge star in his native UK, Richard achieved nine US Top 40 entries, including “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (#7 in 1979} and “Dreaming” (#10 in 1980).

 Elton John & Kiki Dee had arguably the top song of the summer–“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”.

1993

Freddie Mercury had his first solo UK No.1 single with ‘Living On My Own’. The song had been a minor hit in 1985 when released from his solo album Mr. Bad Guy, this remixed version was reissued.

2006

Wearing an orange Department of Sanitation vest, dark Capri pants and none of his trademark stage makeup, former Culture Club front man Boy George (real name: George O’Dowd) swept trash and leaves off a New York City sidewalk. The singer was sentenced to community service after pleading guilty in March to falsely reporting a burglary at his Manhattan apartment where responding police officers found cocaine. He was eventually reassigned to sweep a gated Department of Sanitation parking lot after the media surrounding him on the street caused too much chaos, but news crews still crowded outside the fence.

2009

George Michael was arrested on suspicion of DUI after the Land Rover he was driving crashed into an articulated transport truck in Berkshire, England. The pop star was questioned and released without being charged

2015

73-year-old Aretha Franklin canceled a performance at The Colosseum at Las Vegas’ Caesar’s Palace due to exhaustion.

2017

a jury decided that radio host David Mueller had groped Taylor Swift during a meet-and-greet session four years earlier. Swift, who had testified during the trial, was awarded the symbolic $1 she sought. “I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial like this,” Swift said in a statement. “My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard. Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves.”

2021

anyone surprised?

https://www.insider.com/eminem-child-came-out-as-genderfluid-and-bisexual-2021-8Eminem’s Child Came Out As Genderfluid and BisexualThe rapper’s youngest child Stevie Mathers came out as genderfluid and bisexual on TikTok over the weekend.www.insider.com

meanwhile in the real world

https://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/dining/2021/08/05/lesbian-bars-phoenix-closing-how-to-help/5484334001/Lesbian bars in Phoenix are closing. A dating app wants to helpHinge is raising money for The Lesbian Bar Project to preserve the last lesbian bars in the country, including Boycott in Phoenix. Here’s how to help.www.azcentral.com

https://www.gaycitynews.com/report-rachel-maddow-weighing-whether-to-leave-msnbc/Report: Rachel Maddow Weighing Whether to Leave MSNBCOut lesbian MSNBC TV personality Rachel Maddow is considering leaving the “Rachel Maddow Show” and MSNBC, reports the Daily Beast. Sources told the Daily Beast that the 48-year-old LGBTQ media icon is “seriously considering” exiting the job to spend more time with her family, focus on her personal life, and pursue opportunities in podcasting as […]www.gaycitynews.com

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/james-hormel-first-openly-gay-003017929.htmlJames Hormel, first openly gay U.S. ambassador, dies at 88SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — James Hormel, the first openly gay U.S. ambassador and a philanthropist who funded organizations to fight AIDS and promote human rights, has died. He was 88. Hormel died Friday at a San Francisco hospital with his husband, Michael, at his side and while listening to his favorite Beethoven concerto, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, praised Hormel as a civil rights pioneer who lived “an extraordinary life.” “I will miss his kind heartca.news.yahoo.com

do your job and go to therapy eh

https://canoe.com/news/weird/christian-pilot-preached-to-passengers-about-his-struggle-with-being-gay/wcm/156d8526-d7d6-4a86-91cc-a5d41c32ed9eChristian pilot preached to passengers about his ‘struggle’ with being gay | Canoe.ComAn off-duty pilot on an American Airlines flight gave a very personal sermon in which he talked about his “struggle” with being gay.canoe.com

well. work and life is harder in LGBTQ2 reality

https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/researchers-confirm-substantial-income-disparities-among-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-canadians-1.5546857Researchers confirm substantial income disparities among lesbian, gay and bisexual Canadians | CTV NewsA new report on the inequities faced by LGBTQ2S+ Canadians has confirmed an economic trend that could make employers re-examine their hiring practices and how they address workplace challenges.www.ctvnews.ca

and some places, heterosexuals are realizing they are the problem needelessly

https://www.rferl.org/a/bossnia-lgbt-march/31410570.htmlHundreds March In Bosnian Capital In Support Of LGBT RightsHundreds of people have marched through the Bosnian capital celebrating the city’s third Pride march in support of LGBT people.www.rferl.org

it;s oppression, not depression, but being oppressed is depressing…

https://www.madinamerica.com/2021/08/collective-action-a-remedy-for-depression-among-lgbt-individuals/Collective Action a Remedy for Depression Among LGBT IndividualsHong Kong researchers shed light on how collective action can promote better mental health for LGBT individuals in less democratic societies.www.madinamerica.com

August 6 for LGBTQ2

1928

Andy Warhol, who makes his mark on the music world as manager for the The Velvet Underground and designer of the Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers album cover, is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Blogger Nina Notes: Andy Warhol’s 15 minutes of fame quote was an accurate prediction, I wonder how many think it is a good thing or a bad thing.

1940

Columbia Records cut the price of its 12-inch classical records. The records were priced $1.00. RCA Victor followed two weeks later.

1970

Steppenwolf, Janis Joplin, Paul Simon, Poco and Johnny Winter all appeared at the Concert For Peace at New York’s Shea Stadium. The concert date coincided with the 25th anniversary of dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

August 6, 1974

ABBA scored their first US top 10 hit when ‘Waterloo’ went to No.6. ‘Waterloo’ was written specifically to be entered into the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, after the group finished third with ‘Ring Ring’ the previous year in the Swedish pre-selection contest.

1983

Tears for Fears first charted with the song “Change”

1987

The Beastie Boys sued the city of Jacksonville Florida for including the phrase “mature audience” on promotional materials and concert tickets.

The movie Who’s That Girl starring Madonna premiered at Times Square in New York City. This movie featured an Elvis Jailhouse Rock poster in Madonna’s jail cell.

1988

 Tracy Chapman’s debut LP was 4 on the USA Charts

1994

 Elton John owned song #4–“Can You Feel The Love Tonight

1998

George Michael performed at the Capital Centre in Washington, D.C.

2001

2001

Whitney Houston became one of the highest-paid musicians in the world after signing a new deal with Arista records, said to be worth more than $100m.

2012

Marvin Hamlisch, famed composer and conductor, who wrote music for the movies The StingOrdinary PeopleSophie’s Choice and The Spy Who Loved Me, died in Los Angeles at age 68.  Hamlisch, who worked with Barbra Streisand, Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Mathis and countless others, was a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

2021

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-9802625/Toddlers-transitioning-male-rapists-womens-prisons-new-book-offers-look-trans-activism.htmlToddlers transitioning, male rapists in women’s prisons: new book offers look at trans-activism | Daily Mail OnlineHelen Joyce, who is Britain editor for the Economist, was prompted to write Trans after speaking with detransitioners who compare their experience to being ‘in a cult’.www.dailymail.co.uk

in sports

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210806-taiwan-won-t-attend-hong-kong-s-gay-games-fearing-security-lawTaiwan won’t attend Hong Kong’s Gay Games fearing security law – France 24Taiwan won’t attend Hong Kong’s Gay Games fearing security lawwww.france24.com

https://www.out.com/sports/2021/8/04/lesbian-filipina-boxer-thanks-lgbtq-community-after-winning-silverLesbian Filipina Boxer Thanks LGBTQ+ Community After Winning SilverNesthy Petecio dedicated her historic win in the first-ever women’s featherweight boxing event to the global queer community.www.out.com

in representation

https://kotaku.com/the-pokemon-company-company-actually-says-gay-rights-1847434624The Pokémon Company Company Actually Says Gay RightsPokémon Unite’s social media account pleaded for the hets. Incidentally, Twitter is a mistakekotaku.com

https://www.nme.com/features/gaming-features/gorgeous-god-like-and-bisexual-how-hades-developers-made-sexuality-part-of-the-power-fantasy-3013075Gorgeous, God-like and… bisexual? How ‘Hades’’ developers made sexuality part of the power fantasyZagreus is your hero, your anti-hero. And he was made that way. Irritating and devilishly loveable… he’s bisexual, too. Of course.www.nme.com

https://tvline.com/2021/08/05/xena-reunion-lucy-lawless-renee-oconnor-my-life-is-murder/amp/Xena Reunion Photos: Lucy Lawless Is Joined by Renee O’Connor on Acorn TV Drama — ‘The Fans Are Gonna Love It’ – TVLineTV’s erstwhile Xena, Warrior Princess reunites with her Gabrielle in these first photos from Renee O’Connor’s guest-starring role on Lucy Lawless’ Aussie crime drama.tvline.com

https://pagesix.com/2021/08/06/xena-star-renee-oconnor-on-shows-lesbian-undertones/‘Xena’ star Renee O’Connor on show’s lesbian undertones“Xena” star Renee O’Connor looked back on the show’s lesbian undertones and how it would be different now.pagesix.com

in reality

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/tv-radio-web/young-gay-and-raised-to-believe-she-was-the-spawn-of-the-devil-1.4640425Young, gay and raised to believe she was the spawn of the DevilTV: Pray Away is a devastating portrait of vulnerable people led astray by conversion therapywww.irishtimes.com

https://www.milwaukeeindependent.com/articles/black-nite-remembrance-day-birthplace-milwaukees-lgbtq-pride-honored-60th-anniversary/“Black Nite Brawl” Day: The birthplace of Milwaukee’s LGBTQ pride movement honored on 60th anniversary | The Milwaukee Independentwww.milwaukeeindependent.com

https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/west-island-gazette/west-island-lgbtq2-celebrating-10-years-of-serviceWest Island LGBTQ2+ celebrating 10 years of service | Montreal GazetteThe West Island LGBTQ+ Centre’s mission is to create a safe place where LGBTQ+ people can truly be who they are.montrealgazette.com

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/article-lgbtq-community-turns-to-shared-accommodations-to-build-safe-living/LGBTQ community turns to shared accommodations to build safe living spaces – The Globe and MailRising housing prices are creating a volatile market, particularly for LGBTQ community members, who are often more likely to face housing discrimination. As a result, many of them are turning to shared accommodations to build safe living spaceswww.theglobeandmail.com

and making it worse than it had to be

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/08/lesbian-attorney-general-says-wont-accept-hrcs-donations-groups-president-resigns/Lesbian Attorney General says she won’t accept HRC’s donations until the group’s president resigns / LGBTQ NationAlphonso David called on his former boss New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign this week, but now there are calls for David to step down too…www.lgbtqnation.com

July 25 for LGBTQ2

1942

Irving Berlin‘s musical “This is the Army” premieres in NYC

1969

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Barbra Streisand opened the new International Hotel in Vegas, and she experienced all the technical difficulties of a brand new venue.

July 25, 1975

A Chorus Line” debuted on Broadway. The show closed in 1990 after 6,137 performances. “A Chorus Line” opened at the Shubert Theatre in New York after a two-month run at a small theatre in the New York Shakespeare Festival complex in the East Village. It became Broadway’s longest-running show, finally closing on April 28, 1990, after 6,137 performances. More than 6.5 million people paid $150 million to see the show during its Broadway run. Productions of “A Chorus Line” were also mounted in more than 20 countries.

1976

 the duo of Elton John & Kiki Dee moved from 23 to 8 with “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”,

1979

Little Richard, billed as the Reverend Richard Penniman, spoke to a revival meeting in San Francisco about the dangers of rock & roll.

1982

the Human League remained in the Top 10 after 22 weeks with “Don’t You Want Me”

“Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” closes at E O’Neill NYC after 63 performances

1983

Spandau Ballet released the single “True”.

“Mame” opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 41 performances

1984

“Careless Whisper” single released by George Michael (Billboard Song of the Year 1985)

Willie Mae ‘Big Mama’ Thornton died at the age of 58 died in Los Angeles of heart and liver complications. She had a No.1 R&B hit in 1953 with ‘Hound Dog’ (later covered by Elvis Presley). She also wrote and recorded ‘Ball ‘n’ Chain,’ which Janis Joplin recorded.

1985

Eurythmics enjoyed their only UK number one single with “There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)”. The song, that featured a harmonica solo by Stevie Wonder, would top out at #22 in the US.

Madonna released the single “Dress You Up”.

1987

Madonna owned the #1 song in the U.K. with “Who’s That Girl”.

 Whitney Houston’s former #1 “I Wanna’ Dance With Somebody” was at 4.

1988

UB40 re-released their cover of the Neil Diamond song “Red Red Wine” on A&M Records, five years after it was a hit in the U.K. and four years after it peaked at #34 in the United States.

1989

the Beastie Boys released their second album, Paul’s Boutique, which is named after a store in Brooklyn.

1992

“The One” by Elton John was the new #1 song on the Adult Contemporary chart, Elton’s 12th #1 for the genre.

1995

Nina Simone fired a gun at a pair of noisy teenagers playing next door to her home in southern France. She was put on 18 months probation and ordered to seek psychological counseling.

2013

Whitney Houston’s grave in New Jersey was marked with a teardrop-shaped headstone that bears the inscription: “I will always love you”, from the Dolly Parton song she made famous.

2019

2019

Queen’s iconic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ video reached one billion views on YouTube, a new record for one of the band’s videos. The milestone made it the first pre-1990s video to reach one billion views on the platform. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was also named as the most Googled song of 2018.

2020

Queerbaiting:

Taylor Swift’s ‘Betty’ Lyrics Meaning – Blake Lively Baby Name, Bisexuality TheoriesOf all of Taylor Swift’s ‘folklore’ songs, fans have the most theories about “betty,” including it could be Swift hinting she’s bisexual, her revealing Blake Lively’s new baby name, etc.

2021

girls do not get to self identify into maledom and avoid violence against women, and men do not get to self identify out of the oppressor gender and into the vulnerable women increase risk

while gay men continue to be victims

but more importantly that the heterosexual male demographic is not named as the problem for all others

meanwhile. lesbians are excepted to accept rape culture under threat of being name called for being lesbians in the commonly understood meaning of the word describing lived life experience

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/25/us/parents-of-transgender-children-joy-wellness-trnd/index.htmlFour parents of transgender boys on the challenges and joys of raising their sons in a world that can be hostile – CNNThese parents’ lives revolve around advocating for their transgender children in a year when more than 30 states have introduced legislation that targets trans young people. This is what they want people to know about their children and their family’s lives.www.cnn.com

other sports did not change with players came out.. social change is lagging far behind legislation from women having abortion rights to LGBTQ2 existing.

https://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/2021/07/25/hockey-player-coming-out-as-gay-must-lead-to-meaningful-change-in-game-advocates.htmlHockey player coming out as gay must lead to meaningful change in game: advocates | The StarEDMONTON – Advocates say a young hockey player’s decision to come out as gay this past week, just as he is on the cusp of a possible National Hockey L…www.thestar.com

were being LGBTQ2 remains a crime often punishable by death

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/jul/23/ghana-anti-gay-bill-proposing-10-year-prison-sentences-sparks-outrageGhana: anti-gay bill proposing 10-year prison sentences sparks outrage | Global development | The GuardianBill could mean 10 years in prison for LGBTQ+ people and those who support their rightswww.theguardian.com

ward of batman, indeed
https://bleedingcool.com/comics/dc-comics-to-reveal-that-tim-drake-robin-is-bisexual/DC Comics To Reveal That Tim Drake, Robin, Is Bisexual?In last month’s Batman: Urban Legends #4, Tim Drake – Robin – was featured in the strip “The Sum Of Its Parts” by Meghan Fitzmartin, Belen Ortega, andbleedingcool.com

not surprised

https://www.thesun.co.uk/dear-deidre/15681441/my-best-friend-says-she-lesbian/My best friend says she is a lesbian and now I am feeling attracted to herDEAR DEIDRE: RECENTLY my best friend told me she is gay. We’ve always been close and now I can’t stop thinking about her. The urge to be with her for real is so strong. But I’m married with two tee…www.thesun.co.uk

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