June 11 for LGBTQ2

Censorship, particularly of women’s sexuality – and rights advances:

June 11, 1959

The U.S. Postmaster General banned D.H. Lawrence’s book, “Lady Chatterley’s Lover.” The ban was overruled by the U.S. Court of Appeals the following March.

June 11, 1963

U.S. President John F. Kennedy proposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which included equal access to public facilities, an end to segregation in education, and guaranteed federal protection of voting rights.

in 2020:

Title VII of 1964 Civil Rights Act Protects LGBTQ Workers …https://clousebrown.com › supreme-court-lgbt

homosexual and transgender persons were deemed included for employment and housing protections

In an attempt to halt desegregation by the enrollment of black students Vivian Malone and James Hood, Alabama Governor George Wallace stood defiantly in front of the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama. He eventually stepped aside after being confronted by Deputy U.S. Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach, federal marshals, and the Alabama Army National Guard.

1966

Janis Joplin plays her 1st gig (San Francisco)

1986

Madonna released the single “Papa Don’t Preach” in the United States.

1988

Nelson Mandellas 70th birthday tribute took place at Wembley Stadium, London, featuring Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, Tracy Chapman, George Michael, Eric Clapton, UB40, The Eurythmics and Simple Minds. The event was broadcast live on BBC 2 to 40 different countries with an estimated audience of 1 billion.

George Michael remained at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for the third week with “One More Try”. George Michael’s album Faith had been bumped from #1 three times on the Album chart and each time, it returned to the top spot, a remarkable achievement.  On this date, it was in week #11 at #1.

1990

Olivia Newton-John became a United Nations environmental ambassador. At first, she uses her position to encourage recycling and avoid chemicals harmful to animals, but later takes a more forceful and controversial stand in opposing fracking, which puts her at odds with the Australian mining industry.

1991

Natalie Cole releases “Unforgettable…with Love”, covering her father’s standards, (Grammy Album of the Year)

1993

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that people convicted of “hate crimes” could be sentenced to additional punishment.

1999

Ricky Martin appeared on the NBC-TV show Today in New York City.

2002

“American Idol” created by Simon Fuller with judges Simon CowellPaula Abdul and Randy Jackson premieres on Fox. A singing competition judged by three hosts, it becomes one of the most popular network reality shows and launches a number of careers, with many contestants – and not just winners – becoming stars.

Over three hundred guests, including Ringo Starr and Elton John witnessed Paul McCartney marry his fiancee, Heather Mills, at an Irish castle. All three of Paul’s children from his marriage to Linda Eastman also attended. While the reception’s menu was vegetarian, it was, in Paul’s words, “very liquid and alcoholic. It’s a Rock ‘n’ Roll wedding. We are going to have family and friends and a lot of fun.” Unfortunately, the pair would split in 2006 and divorce two years later.

2008

The U.S. Congress heard singer Nancy Sinatra’s plea for legislation requiring that all performers – not just songwriters – be compensated when their songs are played on commercial radio.

The American Federation of Musicians filed a federal lawsuit against the producers of American Idol, claiming musicians were underpaid because the show’s ‘live’ music was re-recorded for reruns. The union filed the suit seeking unspecified damages in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, alleging that American Idol Productions Inc. and its subsidiary Tick Tock Productions Inc. violated a collective bargaining agreement.

2009

Cher’s lesbian daughter, Chastity Bono, announced that she would undergo gender reassignment surgery to become a man. Bono underwent female-to-male gender transition and, in May 2010, he legally changed his gender to male and name to Chaz.

2012

Lisa Marie Presley, who owns Graceland and a minority stake in Elvis Presley Enterprises, gave her approval for her father’s image to be turned into a hologram, with possible uses that range from a duets album and a TV drama series to appearances at the Graceland mansion in Memphis and perhaps on the road.

2021

lesbian bars are disappearing and lesbians are under attack

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/21-lesbian-bars-remain-in-the-america-owners-share-why-they-must-be-protected21 lesbian bars remain in America. Owners share why they must be protected | PBS NewsHourOwners and general managers of lesbian bars share what makes these queer spaces vital, how they survived the pandemic, and why this part of LGBTQ nightlife needs to be preserved.www.pbs.org

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/06/09/teenage-lesbian-couple-post-homophobic-attack-on-facebook/Homophobic attack on teenage lesbian couple posted to Facebook“Y’all are trying to stand out. I could give a shit less about what you want and what you think you might want to be…”www.losangelesblade.com

bashing lgbtq continues

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/pride-crosswalk-incident-saskatoon-1.6061517Homophobic incident at Saskatoon rainbow crosswalk shows need for Pride, says transgender man | CBC NewsLogan Roberts was painting at the crosswalk with his wife when a man approached and started to yell www.cbc.ca

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/06/10/young-gay-man-gang-rape-torture-homophobia-santa-catarina-brazil-jair-bolsonaro/Young gay man gang-raped and tortured as hatred spirals in Jair Bolsonaro’s BrazilIn an act of ‘barbaric’ violence, a gay 22-year-old was gang-raped and tortured in Brazil, touching off fear and frustration among activists.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/i-fled-conversion-therapy-as-a-gay-man-in-gabon-now-im-living-on-less-than-6-a-day-1043226‘I fled conversion therapy as a gay man in Gabon – now I’m living on less than £6 a day’‘Will I just die in this process, in this system, this pandemic? Am I just going to be another statistic?’inews.co.uk

https://nypost.com/2021/06/11/the-brave-new-wave-of-gay-male-pop-stars-from-lil-nas-x-to-troye-sivan/The brave new wave of gay male pop stars, from Lil Nas X to Troye SivanAs we celebrate Pride Month, Lil Nas X, Troye Sivan and a brave new wave of young gay male pop stars are more visible and visionary than ever, making proud and provocative statements about their sexuality.nypost.com

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/culture/a36657686/orion-carloto-bisexuality-sexualisation-male-gaze/Orion Carloto: my bisexuality does not exist for male titillationThe writer and poet says bisexual women carry a heavy stigma – it’s time that changedwww.harpersbazaar.com

In a video statement, Ms Forstater said: “I’m proud of the role I’ve played in clarifying the law and encouraging more people to speak up”.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-57426579Maya Forstater: Woman wins tribunal appeal over transgender tweets – BBC NewsMaya Forstater lost her job at a think tank over tweets saying people cannot change their biological sex.www.bbc.com

Women’s human rights and women’s protections owing to historic oppression are being eroded

it is curious that the feelings of transwomen are being put above women’s rights and safety in public. with lesbians being particularly singled out for censor.

the danger is from heterosexuals

lesbians and gay men are not raping or murdering transwomen

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/southeast-heightened-danger-protections-trans-people-rcna1159In the Southeast, heightened danger and few protections for trans peopleTransgender people in the Southeast face a disproportionate amount of fatal violence, according to advocates.www.nbcnews.com

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/557836-desantis-says-he-would-sign-ban-of-surgery-for-transgender-youthDeSantis says he would sign ban of surgery for transgender youth | TheHillFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said Monday that he would sign legislation banning transgender youth from getting gender reassignment surgery.thehill.com

Queer for May 5

Until the 1990s the public seemed unaware that Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender people existed at the fringes of society and as the punchline of many hetero jokes.

in the modern era, Teen Vogue

in 1933, on this day

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/lgbtq-institute-in-germany-was-burned-down-by-nazisLGBTQ Institute in Germany Was Burned Down by Nazis | Teen VogueAn institute and library in Germany named Institut für Sexualwissenschaft was burned down by Nazis, destroying vital info on the LGBTQ community compiled by Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld.www.teenvogue.com

May 6, 1960

U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights Act of 1960. Designed to deal with discriminatory practices in America’s segregated South, the act established federal inspection of voter registration rolls and introduced penalties for anyone who obstructed someone’s attempt to vote or register to vote.

1972

Elton John‘s “Rocket Man” is released. It will reach #6 in the US and #2 in the UK. In 2004, it was ranked #242 on the list of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

1992

Whitney Houston performed on her first network TV special, Whitney Houston—This Is My Life, on ABC-TV. The show was produced by her own Nippy Inc. production company. Nippy was her  childhood nickname.

Actress  Marlene Dietrich died of kidney failure at age 90. (Witness for the Prosecution, The Blue Angel, Judgment at Nuremberg, Destry Rides Again, Around the World in Eighty Days, A Foreign Affair, Pittsburgh, Kismet, Desire, The Devil Is a Woman, Touch of Evil, Blonde Venus)/singer (Falling In Love Again)

2002

The Guinness Hit Singles book listed “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen as the UK’s favorite single of all time, followed by “Imagine” by John Lennon, “Hey Jude” by The Beatles, “Dancing Queen” by ABBA and “Like A Prayer” by Madonna.

2008

Cher returned to the stage at the Las Vegas Coliseum for the first of 200 planned shows, however only 78 of the them were performed.

2015

The results of the evolution of western pop music, spanning from 1960 to 2010, was published in The Royal Society Open Science Journal. The scientists who looked at more than 17,000 songs found three music revolutions – in 1964, 1983 and 1991. In 1964 the invasion of British bands introduced a radical new rocky sound. Synthesisers, samplers and drum machines, drove a second major style shift in 1983. The third, in 1991, came about when rap and hip-hop went mainstream. The team also refuted claims that pop music was starting to sound the same.

2021

https://news.trust.org/item/20210506143517-2ikuiLesbian mothers flood German courts with parenting rights demandsOver a dozen lesbian couples have gone to court seeking to reform Germany’s civil code, which does not recognise lesbian parentsnews.trust.org

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/home-of-first-lesbian-couple-to-legally-marry-in-san-francisco-will-become-landmark/Home of first lesbian couple to legally marry in San Francisco will become landmark – CBS NewsThe home of late activists Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin became an unofficial office for the Daughters of Bilitis, a lesbian rights group.www.cbsnews.com

they had a bisexual thing, not a lesbian thing.

neither are lesbians when they are dating men and male identified

https://torontosun.com/entertainment/television/brody-jenner-says-ex-wifes-lesbian-thing-with-miley-cyrus-was-gnarlyBrody Jenner says ex-wife’s ‘lesbian thing’ with Miley Cyrus was ‘gnarly’ | Toronto SunReality TV star Brody Jenner was shocked when his ex-wife, Kaitlynn Carter, began dating Miley Cyrus, because she had never expressed a romantic interest in…torontosun.com

and most importantly: a sexuality and gender studies continue

https://consumer.healthday.com/5-4-new-study-examines-sexuality-of-people-with-autism-2652782644.htmlNew Study Examines Sexuality of People With Autism – Consumer Health News | HealthDayWEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Adults with autism report a broad range of sexuality — being much more likely to identify as asexual, bisexual or homosexual than people without autism, a new study finds.In a survey of nearly 2,400 adults, researchers found that those with autism were thre…consumer.healthday.com

and

https://www.psypost.org/2020/11/study-sheds-light-on-differences-in-sexual-satisfaction-among-straight-bisexual-and-lesbian-women-58604Study sheds light on differences in sexual satisfaction among straight, bisexual, and lesbian womenNew research suggests the importance of several factors that contribute to the sexual satisfaction of women vary based on sexual orientation. The …www.psypost.org

in the UK

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/05/09/old-baily-judge-charles-wilde-stonewall-trans-lgbt-hate-crime-lgb-alliance-womens-place/Retired judge suggests anti-trans groups should help reform hate crime lawFormer Old Bailey judge claims that allowing trans groups to have too much say over hate crime laws could cause freedom of speech to “suffer”.www.pinknews.co.uk

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