LGBTQ2 for October 23

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1766 – Christoffel Bosch van Leeuwarden, a seventy year old porter in the Netherlands, was convicted of seduction to sodomy and sentenced to three years of prison labor.

1893 – Jean Acker (October 23, 1893 – August 16, 1978) was an American film actress with a career dating from the silent film era through the 1950s. She was perhaps best known as the estranged wife of silent film star Rudolph Valentino(May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926). Acker had an affair with the actress Alla Nazimova(June 3, 1879 – July 13, 1945). Nazimova included Acker in what was dubbed the “Sewing circles“, a group of actresses who were forced to conceal the fact that they were lesbian or bisexual, thus living secret lives. Another of her female lovers wasactress Grace Darmond(November 20, 1893 – October 8, 1963)with whom she was involved during her relationship with Valentino.

1906, France – Albrto Santos-Dumot  (20 July 1873 – 23 July 1932) makes the first public European flight of an airplane in Europe. His plane, the Olseau de prole, (bird of prey)is considered the first to take off, fly, and land without the use of other assistance. Later that year he flew his fixed-wing aircraft, the 14B, to win the Deutsch-Achdeacon Prize. Three years before the Wright brothers, the gay Brazilian aviation pioneer becomes the first person to fly more than 80 feet under official observation. Seriously ill and said to be depressed over his multiple sclerosis and the use of aircraft in warfare, he hanged himself on July 23, 1932.

1907, Germany – The Molte v. Harden trial begins in Germany. Journalist Maximillian Harden accused General Kuno Count von Moltke (1847–1923) of being in a homosexual relationship. Moltke filed a civil suit, and though Harden was acquitted, the verdict was later overturned and he was found guilty. Moltke was an adjutant to Kaiser Wilhelm II and military commander of Berlin. The homosexual scandal known as the Harden-Eulenburg Affair rocked the Kaiser’s entourage. Moltke was forced to leave the military service.

1937 – Mattachine Society founder Harry Hay’s (April 7, 1912 – October 24, 2002)  former lover Stanley Haggart wrote to him after marrying a woman in an attempt to change his sexuality. “To think it had to take a marriage with its wedding night experiences to show me where my real affinity lies. Every cell in me screamed out in protest at my desecration of my body. At that time I knew that I belonged to you and you to me.” The two men were eventually reunited in 1938, but Harry had become increasingly active in meetings of the Communist Party and the two men were politically incompatible. Hay “abandoned” Stanley, whose homely domestic ideals he regarded as unrealistic, and Stanley in due course made a new life-match.

1942

All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is composer Ralph Rainger (“Thanks for the Memory”)

The Classic Movie Musicals Of Ralph Rainger (1930-43)https://www.discogs.com › releaseThe Classic Movie Musicals Of Ralph Rainger (1930-43) (LP) album … D7, On The Gay White Way. D8, I’m Still Crazy For You. D9, I Heard The Birdies Sing.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

October 23, 1954

Black radio giant WDIA in Memphis began banning all records with what they considered suggestive lyrics, including the Drifters’ “Honey Love,” the Bees’ “Toy Bell,” and the entire “Annie” series of singles by the Midnighters.

October 23, 1956Elvis got a visit from Nick Adams.

Image result for elvis and nick adams oct 56

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

1963

The Everly Brothers, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Mickie Most, The Rolling Stones, Julie Grant and The Flintstones all appeared at Odeon Theatre, Nottingham, England.

1965 –Thirty-five members of the East Coast Homophile Organizations hold a second demonstration at the White House. However, demonstrators felt, with this event, that picketing the White House had lost its effectiveness as a tactic in support of gay rights.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971

On the USA Song charts Cher made her move (10-4) with “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves”.  Joan Baez at 5 with “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”

1976

on the USA song charts “Fernando” by ABBA once again set the standard on the Easy Listening chart.

1977: Two thousand people demonstrated in downtown Montreal to protest October 22 bar raids. Police attack the demonstrators with motorcycles and billy-clubs and made further arrests. Truxx and another bar, Le Mystique, were simultaneously raided on Oct. 22, 1977. Fifty police officers wearing bulletproof vests and carrying machine guns conducted the raid, charging 146 patrons as “found-ins” and Truxx’s owner as a keeper of a common bawdy house. Detainees were held for eight hours in crowded cells, subjected to venereal disease testing and denied the opportunity to call their lawyers. Community response to the raid was quick. The night after the raid, two thousand people blocked a downtown intersection in protest. When police tried to break it up by driving their motorcycles into the crowd and clubbing people, protesters threw beer bottles. Hundreds turned up at a public forum, organized by l’Association pour les droits des gaies du Québec, and a defence committee for the found-ins was formed. It took five years for the charges against the Truxx patrons to be dropped.

1978 –

Gloria Gaynor’s disco anthem I Will Survive is released. The song is about getting through a broken relationship and was quickly adopted by the gay community

Neil Diamond & Barbra participated in one of the greatest collaborations of the Era–“You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”.

1979: Former Winnipeg Free Press publisher Richard Malone pleads guilty to charges of buggery and obstructing justice. He is given a one-year sentence, following a “juvenile sex ring” investigation in February 1979.

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

1982 Culture Club were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me’, the group’s first chart topper and the first of 12 UK Top 40 hits. The song became a major hit after their memorable debut performance on Top Of The Pops when they stood in for Shakin’ Stevens who was ill and not able to appear.

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

1993 – In Helena, Montana the state supreme court ruled that “transvestitism” is not a sufficient reason to deny a father joint custody of his 3-year old child.

1994 – Andrew D. Kopkind (1935 – Oct. 23, 1994), a political journalist whose work appeared in The New Republic, The New York Review of Books and The Nation, died at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan. He was 59 and had homes in Manhattan and Guilford, Vt. With John Scagliotti, he was the host of “Lavender Hour,” a gay radio program on WBCN in Boston. He is survived by Mr. Scagliotti, an Emmy Award-winning American film director and producer, his companion of 24 years.

1998 – The Los Angeles City council condemns the “Making Sense of Homosexuality” conference, organized by the anti-gay National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality, known as NARTH, saying that claims of “curing” homosexuals creates an atmosphere that can lead to anti-gay violence.”

1999 – Religious right leader Rev. Jerry Falwell and evangelical Christian supporters met with Rev. Mel White and gay Christians for an anti-violence forum.

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

2001

Apple Computers publicly announced their portable music digital player called the iPod.

2002:  Pioneering gay rights activist Harry Hay  dies of lung cancer in hospice care. A  founder and architect of the modern gay rights movement, in 1950 Hay and four others formed one of the nation’s first gay rights organizations the Mattachine Society. Hay’s believed in the cultural minority status of homosexuals which led him to take a stand against assimilation. In June 1969, the Stonewall riots in New York marked a move toward a more radical and militant approach among gay rights activists; Hay however stated that “I wasn’t impressed by Stonewall, because of all the open gay projects we had done throughout the sixties in Los Angeles. As far as we were concerned, Stonewall meant that the East Coast was catching up.” The riot led to the emergence of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF), with Hay involving  himself in the early development of its Los Angeles chapter.  Harry Hay passed away on October 24, 2002 at age 90. His ashes, mingled with those of his partner John Burnside, were scattered in the Nomenus Faerie Sanctuary, Wolf Creek, Oregon

2008

Beyonce went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘If I Were A Boy’, the singers fourth UK No.1 hit. Taken from her third solo album, I Am’ Sasha Fierce.

2017

This week, at the University of Maine, an anti-gay Christian preacher came on campus with a giant sign full of sins…But his yelling was no match for the students’ beautiful rendition of Elvis Presley‘s “Can’t Help Falling In Love.”

Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/10/21/university-of-maine-students-drown-out-anti-gay-preacher-with-elvis-song/#omsdercQk9kLmsDV.99

2019

Gay History – October 23: Almost Forgotten Gay Activist Harry …http://www.back2stonewall.com › Gay HistoryOct. 23, 2019 — October 23, 2002: Pioneering gay rights activist Harry Hay dies of lung cancer in hospice care.

2021

It is okay to be gay or lesbian and not bisexual, and it is okay to not date transpersons and it is okay to be bisexual or trans; it is okay to be heterosexual

so stop expecting others to go against their orientation:

no one has a right to your body, especially when you have no interest in theirs

from the article : It’s kind of a privilege that anybody gets to share your body in the first place, so as long as everything’s safe and consenting, put your pleasure first.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/5dbnqd/how-to-explore-bisexuality-if-only-been-in-gay-relationshipsHow to Explore Bisexuality If You’ve Only Ever Been in Gay RelationshipsFrom one queer to another, it’s a minefield out there.www.vice.com

trans are bashing lesbians rather than the heteros who are the problem –

lesbians were not against trans rights, just disinterested in dating trans, and are being name called and excluded from LGBT… so the problem is NOT lesbians

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/10/22/grace-petrie-connectivity-trans-lesbian-transphobia/Folk star Grace Petrie has a stern message for transphobic lesbians: ‘Trans people are not the enemy’Grace Petrie explained how transphobia in Britain will become a “stain” on the country’s history, and will be looked back on with “shame”.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.opindia.com/2021/10/dabur-promotes-lesbian-karwa-chauth-slammed-lgbt-promoting-regressive-ideas/Dabur promotes lesbian Karwa Chauth, gets slammed by LGBT community for promoting ‘regressive’ ideas and productDabur’s Karwa Chauth advertisement features same sex couple using the company’s bleaching product to deck up for the Hindu ritual – OpIndia Newswww.opindia.com

https://76crimes.com/2021/10/23/coming-out-how-lgbt-nigerians-friends-wish-theyd-reacted/Coming out: How LGBT Nigerians’ friends wish they’d reacted – Erasing 76 CrimesIn a new video, friends of 3 LGBTIQ+ Nigerians tell how they reacted — and how they wished they’d reacted — when their friends revealed their sexual orientation.76crimes.com

https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/One-of-the-oldest-LGBTQ-refuges-in-America-is-on-16555895.phpOne of the oldest LGBTQ refuges in America is on the verge of being erasedThe merger of Mills College with Northeastern may stop the school’s closure but it…www.sfchronicle.com

https://www.upworthy.com/grandpa-writes-powerful-letter-disowning-daughter-after-she-kicked-her-gay-son-out-of-her-houseGrandftaher writes open letter supporting gay grandson – Upworthy“You’re correct that we have a shame in the family, but mistaken about what it is.”www.upworthy.com

“They call us bigots and racist,” he said, adding that many of the gatekeepers in the coming book industry are “not letting people have a voice” if they’re conservative.

NIna Notes: centuries of oppression vs a few years of not being allowed to oppress others… conservatives had more than had their say, saying the same over and over decade after decade

https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/entertainment/2021/october/comic-book-artist-quits-after-dc-announces-superman-will-be-lgbtComic Book Artist Quits After DC Announces Superman Will Be LGBT | CBN NewsAn artist with DC Comics said this week he’s leaving the company because he’s “tired of them ruining these characters.” His decision comes on the heels of the announcement that the next iteration of Superman will be bisexual.
www1.cbn.com

straight people are not the only audience

https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/spencer-star-kristen-stewart-satisfyingly-slams-critics-lgbtq-representation-movies.html/‘Spencer’ Star Kristen Stewart Satisfyingly Slams Critics of LGBTQ Representation in MoviesActor Kristen Stewart responds to people who are against LGBTQ representation in movies such as ‘Eternals.’www.cheatsheet.com

https://www.dallasnews.com/sports/rangers/2021/10/22/rangers-omit-lgbtq-acknowledgment-during-mlb-wide-spirit-day-initiative-frustrating-advocates/Rangers omit LGBTQ acknowledgment during MLB-wide Spirit Day initiative, frustrating advocatesThe Rangers on Thursday tried to participate in an MLB-sponsored social-media initiative against bullying of LGBTQ teens without actually acknowledging the…www.dallasnews.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/illinois-high-schoolers-survey-queers-use-bathroom-normal-people-rcna3582Illinois high schoolers survey if ‘queers’ should use the bathroom with ‘normal people’A survey asking students if they think “queers” should be allowed to use the school restroom circulated at an Illinois high school this week.www.nbcnews.com

https://thirdcoastreview.com/2021/10/22/review-broken-nose-theatres-audio-play-kingdom-tells-a-black-lgbtq-story-with-heart/Review: Broken Nose Theatre’s Audio Play, Kingdom, Tells a Black LGBTQ Story With Heart | Third Coast ReviewArthur and Henry are long time partners; they’ve lived together for 40 years in Orlando, in the shadow of the “Magic Kingdom.” Now same-sex marriage has been legalized and the question that …thirdcoastreview.com

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/10/22/petition-urges-white-house-to-develop-plan-to-protect-lgbtq-afghans/Petition urges White House to protect LGBTQ AfghansTaliban regained control of country on Aug. 15www.losangelesblade.com

as if bullying just happens mysteriously, can we name the demographic?

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-life-and-style/spirit-day-2021-renewed-importance-protect-lgbtq-youths-rcna3478Spirit Day 2021: ‘Renewed importance’ to protect LGBTQ youthsMillions of people worldwide are standing up against the bullying of LGBTQ youths by wearing purple for Spirit Day.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/ghana-s-president-calls-tolerance-parliament-considers-anti-lgbtq-law-n1282154Ghana’s president calls for tolerance as parliament considers anti-LGBTQ lawGhanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo emphasized the need for civil debate and tolerance as parliament works towards a vote on an anti-LGBTQ bill.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.timesofisrael.com/director-eric-steel-on-jewish-lgbtq-film-minyan-one-of-this-years-top-10/Director Eric Steel on Jewish-LGBTQ film ‘Minyan,’ one of this year’s top 10 | The Times of IsraelA surprisingly true to life depiction of Russian-Jewish immigrants in 1980s Brooklyn doesn’t hinder the universal message in the movie, opening Oct. 22 in NY and streaming Oct. 29www.timesofisrael.com

https://www.yourtango.com/news/what-did-harry-jowsey-say-about-james-charlesWhat Did Harry Jowsey Say About James Charles? | YourTangoHarry Jowsey Has Issued An Apology After An Audio Recording Surfaced Of Him Calling James Charles A Homophobic Slur. The Comment Comes After Jowsey Showed Support For Trans Women During An Appearance On A Podcast Last Month, Leading People To Question His Allyship With The LGBTQ Community.www.yourtango.com

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – October 23 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-october-23Oct. 23, 2017 — 1907, Germany – The Molte v. Harden trial begins in Germany. Journalist Maximillian Harden accused General Kuno Count von Moltke (1847–1923) of …

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

queer for april 21

queer for april 21

1970

Elton John’s newly-created trio, with Dee Murray on bass and drummer Niggel Olsson, made their live performance debut when they opened for Tyrannosaurus Rex at the Roundhouse in London. Spooky Tooth, Jackie Lomax, and Heavy Jelly were also on the bill.

April 21, 1973

LP charts: The previous #1, Lady Sings the Blues by Diana Ross from the Soundtrack to the movie of the same name, fell to #2. Elton John slipped to #8 after a long run in the upper part of the list with Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player,

April 21, 1976
Women Against Violence Against Women called for a boycott of all Warner Communications albums because of the promotional campaign for The Rolling Stones’new album Black and Blue. The album was being promoted with a controversial advertising campaign that depicted the model Anita Russell, bruised and bound, under the phrase ‘I’m Black and Blue from the Rolling Stones – and I love it!’

1977
“Annie” opened on Broadway.

1979
song chart: Gloria Gaynor held at #2 with her former #1 “I Will Survive”. Suzi Quatro teamed with Chris Norman for the #7 song “Stumblin’ In”,

lp chart: Love Tracks by Gloria Gaynor fell to #10.

1984

song charts: “Miss Me Blind” by Culture Club at #5, Rockwell was at 7 with “Somebody’s Watching Me and the Eurythmics had #9 with “Here Comes The Rain Again”

1990
Sinead O’Connor was at song#1 “Nothing Compares To You” reached #1 for Sinead O’Connor; it was also #1 in 18 other countries. and LP #2 with I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got

2003
Singer (I Loves You Porgy)/songwriter/pianist/arranger/civil rights activist Nina Simone died of breast cancer at age 70.

2010

Elton John made an appearance on American Idol‘s Idol Gives Back, where he seemed to struggle vocally to get through his 1970 composition “Your Song”. Also appearing were Jeff Beck, Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys and Carrie Underwood.

2016
After a Saturday Night Live skit parodied his latest film, God’s Not Dead 2, Pat Boone asserted that SNL is hostile towards Christians.

Appearing on the Glenn Beck radio show, Boone said “I’d like to ask Lorne Michaels: If somebody did a funny sketch and portrayed his mother as a diseased whore, would he find that funny, or would there be some limit to what he and the show can ridicule?”

nina notes: religion is not entitled to be mock free, blasphemy is duty where not punishable by death. and mocking an idea is not the same as insulting anyone’s mother, while religion is an insult to women and LGBTQ2.

2021

Lil Naz X and Satan shoes

https://southfloridagaynews.com/National/from-controversy-around-lil-nas-x-s-satan-shoes-to-lgbt-stars-earning-glaad-awards-this-week-in-lgbt-entertainment.htmlFrom Controversy Around Lil Nas X’s ‘Satan Shoes’ to LGBT Stars Earning GLAAD Awards, This Week in LGBT Entertainment | National | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

queer for april 14

queer for april 14
1960

The original Broadway production of the musical “Bye Bye Birdie,” starring Chita Rivera, Dick Van Dyke, Dick Gautier, Paul Lynde, Kay Medford, and Michael J. Pollard, opened at New York’s Martin Beck Theater for 607 performances.

1967

David Bowie’s novelty record ‘The Laughing Gnome’ was released in the UK. The track consisted of the singer meeting and conversing with the creature of the title, whose sped-up voice (created by Bowie and studio engineer Gus Dudgeon) delivered several puns on the word “gnome”. The song became a hit when reissued in 1973, despite it being radically different to his material at the time, the single made No. 6 in the UK charts.

1969
Barbra Streisand (Funny Girl) tied Katherine Hepburn (The Lion In Winter) for Best Actress at the Academy Awards.

April 14, 1972
David Bowie released ‘Starman’ as a single in the UK, which became his first hit since 1969’s ‘Space Oddity’ three years before. The song was a late addition to the album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars included at the insistence of RCA’s Dennis Katz, who heard a demo and loved the track, believing it would make a great single. The lyrics describe Ziggy Stardust bringing a message of hope to Earth’s youth through the radio, salvation by an alien ‘Starman’.

1973
Anne Murray was at 7 with “Danny’s Song”

1978
The Johnny Cash special “Spring Fever” aired on CBS-TV with guests Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, June Carter Cash, Rosanne Cash and Ray Charles.

1979
song charts
Gloria Gaynor’s former #1 “I Will Survive” was at 2
Blondie had song #8 with “Heart Of Glass”, with number nine Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman had “Stumblin’ In”

Lp Charts
Gloria Gaynor with Love Tracks at #6

1980
ABC aired Olivia Newton John’s TV special “Olivia’s Hollywood Nights,” with guest performers Elton John, the Carpenters, and Andy Gibb.

1984

on the LP Charts:
#2 The “Footloose” Soundtrack

#6 Culture Club with Colour By Numbers,

#7 the Eurythmics’ album Touch
#9 The Pretenders album Learning to Crawl
#10 Cyndi Lauper She’s So Unusual.

The Texas Board of Education began requiring that the state’s public school textbooks describe evolution as “theory rather than fact.”

(what LGBTQ2 contends with)

1986

Members of the First Church of the Nazarene in Ironton, Ohio, held a record burning after evangelist Jim Brown told them that the song “A Horse is a Horse,” the theme song from the U.S. TV show “Mr. Ed,” contained satanic messages when played backwards
(what LGBTQ2 contends with)

1993

In Bosnia, Joan Baez performed for 700 people in war-torn Sarajevo.

2004

Dolly Parton received the Living Legend Medal from the U.S. Library of Congress for her contributions to the cultural heritage of the United States.

Sophie B. Hawkins (“As I Lay Me Down”) won a lawsuit against a man selling pirated copies of her new album Wilderness.

2008

Brian May, guitarist for Queen, was named chancellor of John Moore University in Liverpool, England.

2013

Justin Bieber caused outrage after writing a message in a guestbook at the Anne Frank Museum, which stated he hoped the Holocaust victim would have been a fan. The 19-year-old wrote: “Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.” It provoked fierce online criticism of the Canadian singer, who was in Amsterdam as part of a tour.

Bieber has claimed to be bisexual, most likely as queerbaiting audience, and has embarrassed Canada several times, including being rape positive in a rolling stone interview.

2017

Harry Styles’s debut single ‘Sign of the Times’ broke Ed Sheeran’s 13-week run at the top of the UK charts. The One Direction star achieved his first No.1 as a solo artist with this release – the first from his self-titled debut album.

The annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival opened near Palm Springs, California. Scheduled headliners during the 4-day event spread over two weekends were Radiohead, Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar, with more than 160 other music acts slated to perform.

queer (and allies) for april 7

1967
Sonny & Cher‘s movie “Good Times” debuted in Chicago, IL.

1979
#1 “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor,

1984
#2 “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell

#4 “Here Comes The Rain Again” by the Eurythmics

1985

Wham! became the first western pop group to perform live in China, when they played at the workers gymnasium in Beijing. Several solo performers had played China before.

Prince ended his 32-city tour in Miami, FL, and said that he was withdrawing from live performances for “an indeterminate number of years.” He later returned to live performing.

1990
Elton John sang “Candle in the Wind” for Ryan White, a boy with AIDS who died a day later.

1998

George Michael was arrested at The Will Rogers Memorial Park for committing a sex act in a public toilet. He was arrested by undercover Beverly Hills police officer Marcelo Rodriguez. Michael later said; “I was followed into the restroom and this cop – well, I didn’t know he was a cop at the time obviously started playing this game. I think it’s called – I’ll show you mine, you show me yours, and then when you show me yours, I’m gonna nick you!” The singer was later fined $810 (£500) after being convicted of a “lewd act.”

1999

Shania Twain became the first female to sell 10 million copies of back-to-back albums (The Woman in Me and Come On Over). (Note: some websites state that this occurred on April 11. The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) certified Come On Over at 10 million on April 7.)

2002
Celine Dion had a huge #1 album with A New Day Has Come .

2008

Olivia Newton-John began a 21-day, 141-mile walk along the entire length of the Great Wall of China to raise funds for breast cancer research.

2010

Singer Whitney Houston was released from a Paris hospital after suffering a respiratory infection. She called media reports that she was using drugs again “ridiculous.”

2016
The final episode of the final season of “American Idol” was aired. the show would have had many lgbtq2 contestants with Adam Lampert being the most famous.

Elton John / Queer Culture March 23

1991

Elton John joined George Michael on stage at London’s Wembley Arena for a duet on the 1974 hit “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”. The ‘live’ version will be released as a single and would top the charts on both sides of the Atlantic next December. Michael will donate $500,000 from the royalties to various charities.

2000
Sir Elton John’s musical Aida opened on Broadway.

2009

Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida,” an album of songs for the Broadway production of “Aida” was released. Performers contributing tracks to the album included Sting, LeAnn Rimes, the Spice Girls, Tina Turner, Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men, Shania Twain, Lenny Kravitz, James Taylor, and Lulu.

2016
Gloria Gaynor’s hit ‘I Will Survive’ was selected to enter the US National Recording Registry. It joined Metallica’s Master of Puppets and Mahler’s Symphony No 9 on the list of culturally significant recordings.

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