Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes
1907 – Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) and Alice B. Toklas (April 30, 1877 – March 7, 1967) meet in Paris for the first time and stay together until Stein’s death in 1946. Gertrude was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. Born in the Allegheny West neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and raised in Oakland, California, Stein moved to Paris in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. Alice was an American-born member of the Parisian avant-garde of the early 20th century. Gertrude and Alice hosted a Paris salon where the leading figures of modernism in literature and art, such as Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Ezra Pound, and Henri Matisse, would meet.
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
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
1975 – Vietnam veteran Sgt. Leonard Matlovich (July 6, 1943 – June 22, 1988) appears on the cover of TIME Magazine stating, “I am a homosexual.” Matlovich was the first gay US service member to come out. When he died, he was buried without a name and known only as Gay Vietnam Veteran. His epitaph reads: ‘When I was in the military, they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one.’
Neil Sedaka and Elton John released the single “Bad Blood”.
David Bowie’s “Stage” album was released by RCA Records.
dropping to eight on the USA Song charts, Barbra Streisand with “The Main Event/Fight”
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
1983 – The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco rules that federal immigration authorities cannot prevent lesbians and gay men from entering the country purely on the basis of their sexuality
Cyndi Lauper had #3 on the USA charts with “She Bop”
Elton John holds an auction of his stage costumes in London, England and nets $6.2 million.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
Post 9/11 – From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
In a show beamed live to 21 movie theaters across Europe, David Bowie performed the first interactive concert that allowed audience members at the various locations to talk to him and make song requests.
Whitney Houston filed for divorce from Bobby Brown.
2008 – Rachel Maddow (born April 1, 1973) becomes the first openly gay or lesbian anchor of a major prime-time news program in the United States as host of The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. In 1995 Rachel Maddow became the first openly gay or lesbian American to win an international Rhodes scholarship. In 2001, she earned a Doctor of Philosophy in politics at the University of Oxford. Her dissertation is titled HIV/AIDS and Health Care Reform in British and American Prisons. Maddow splits her time between Manhattan, New York and West Cummington, Massachusetts with her partner, artist Susan Mikula. They met in 1999, when Maddow was working on her dissertation. Maddow has dealt with cyclical depression since puberty. In a 2012 interview, she stated, “It doesn’t take away from my joy or my work or my energy, but coping with depression is something that is part of the everyday way that I live and have lived for as long as I can remember.”
2012 – Ana Ima Rivera Lassen (born 1955) becomes the third woman, first Black woman, and first openly lesbian person to be the president of the Puerto Rican Bar Association of lawyers. She has received many awards and honors for her work in the area of women’s rights and human rights, including the Capetillo-Roqué Medal from the Puerto Rican Senate, the Martin Luther King/Arturo Alfonso Schomburg Prize, and the Nilita Vientós Gastón Medal. She is a practicing attorney and serves on the faculty of several universities in Puerto Rico; she currently serves on the advisory council to the Program for Equality and Gender Equity of the Puerto Rican Judicial Branch.
Cher was forced to postpone the second leg of her Dressed to Kill tour due to an acute viral infection.
https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/07/raven-symone-character-disney-lesbian/Raven-Symoné didn’t want her That’s So Raven character to be a lesbianRaven-Symoné spilt hot tea about her iconic Disney character, including that she could have been queer. But the actor said she turned it down.www.pinknews.co.uk
https://www.autostraddle.com/carly-usdin-first-date/Carly Usdin’s “First Date”: A Ten-Minute Lesbian Rom-Com That’ll Make You SwoonCarly wrote and directed First Date for Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine’s MEET CUTE series — and, as usual, their short films make me wish I was watching their feature films or Netflix series!www.autostraddle.com
https://www.newsweek.com/mob-attacks-20-year-old-gay-man-carves-homophobic-slur-his-flesh-1626898Mob Attacks 20-Year-Old Gay Man, Carves Homophobic Slur Into His FleshSpanish police are investigating the incident as a hate crime, said a spokesman at a press conference.www.newsweek.com
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/spain-gay-attack-lgbt-radical-b1916340.htmlRadical groups targeting gay men warns Spanish minister after Madrid attack | The IndependentLatest attack comes after a gay man was killed in Julywww.independent.co.uk
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gay-suicide-prevention_n_6137732de4b0aac9c01c11c3I Was A Gay Boy Who Tried To Kill Myself. Now I Know It Wasn’t My Fault. | HuffPost“For a long time, I thought I was the problem. I now know the problem was never me.”www.huffpost.com
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/boy-charged-assault-student-draped-gay-pride-flag-79884012Boy charged in assault on student draped in gay pride flag – ABC NewsAuthorities say a Georgia teenager faces juvenile charges after he attacked a student draped in a gay pride flag in a school cafeteriaabcnews.go.com
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/08/40-years-celebrity-interviews-attitudes-gay-menWhat 40 years of celebrity interviews taught me about attitudes towards gay men | Tim Walker | The GuardianIt used to be ‘Don’t talk about my private life!’ to avoid a tabloid onslaught. Thankfully there’s more acceptance todaywww.theguardian.com
https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/education/2021/09/07/iowa-students-stage-walkout-winterset-junior-high-teacher-placed-leave-bisexual-lgbt-pride-flag/5755797001/Iowa students stage walkout after Winterset teacher placed on leaveWinterset Junior High students walked out of school Tuesday in protest over a teacher being place on administrative leave.www.desmoinesregister.com
https://patientengagementhit.com/news/medical-schools-lack-proper-data-to-address-lgbtq-health-disparitiesMedical Schools Lack Proper Data to Address LGBTQ Health DisparitiesMedical schools are failing to collect gender and sexual orientation data from students, which prevents them from addressing LGBTQ health disparities.patientengagementhit.com
anyone still surprised?
https://baptistnews.com/article/research-documents-how-fundamentalists-view-lgbtq-inclusion-as-a-zero-sum-game-they-are-losing/Research documents how fundamentalists view LGBTQ inclusion as a zero-sum game they are losing – Baptist News GlobalFundamentalist Christians are more likely than the rest of Americans to see advances by the LGBTQ community as a zero-sum game that proportionately erodes religious liberty for Christians, according to a new set of academic studies.baptistnews.com