LGBTQ2 for October 27

1903, Germany – “I am of the firm conviction,’ Sigmund Freud famously wrote to the newspaper Die Zeit in 1905, that homosexuals must not be treated as sick people.”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1951  – The Belgium postal service issues stamps with gay lovers Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud. Jean Nicolas Arthur (20 October 1854 – 10 November 1891) was a French poet who is known for his influence on modern literature and arts, which prefigured surrealism. Rimbaud was known to have been a libertine and for being a restless soul, having engaged in an at times violent romantic relationship with fellow poet Paul Verlaine, which lasted nearly two years. Paul-Marie Verlaine (30 March 1844 – 8 January 1896) was a French poet associated with the Decadent movement. He is considered one of the greatest representatives of the fin de siècle in international and French poetry. Rimbaud and Verlaine began a short but torrid affair. They led a wild, vagabond-like life spiced by absinthe and hashish, and were known as the “poets from hell.”

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

1964

31 year old Salvatore Philip Bono marries 18 year old Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere. For a time they performed together as Caesar and Cleo before changing the name of their act to Sonny and Cher. Their union lasted 12 years – and produced Chaz Bono

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – Forty members of the Gay Activist Alliance including Vito Russo (July 11, 1946 – November 7, 1990), Morty Manford (1950-1992), Jim Owles (1947-1993), Arnie Kantrowitz (born November 26, 1940,, and Arthur Evans, and Columbia graduate student Pete Fisher invade the offices of Harper’s Magazine with a news crew from WOR-TV New York to protest the article  “Homo/Hetero: The Struggle for Sexual Identity which presented homosexuality as a mental illness. The article was written by Joseph Epstein who lamented homosexuals as “an affront to our rationality”. GAA president Arthur Evans verbally attacked editor Midge Decter for publishing an article which would add to the suffering of homosexuals. Although the Harper’s zap falls to elicit an official response from the magazine, it has an enormous impact oil future media coverage of lesbian and gay issues, in addition to leading to GAA’s national Television debut in a three part television news series on gay liberation.

1970: To protest a September 1970 Harper’s cover story entitled “The Struggle for Sexual Identity,” in which editor Joseph Epstein had lamented homosexuals as “an affront to our rationality” and homosexuality as “anathema,” Columbia graduate student Pete Fisher stages a sit-in at the magazine’s Park Avenue offices with 40 other Gay Activists Alliance (GAA) members. Although the sit-in does not elicit an official response from the magazine, it leads to GAA’s national Television debut and has an enormous impact on future media coverage of lesbian and gay issues.

1977, Canada – A meeting between Quebec Human Rights Commission and representatives of the gay group ADGQ results in public recommendation that the government amend Human Rights Charter to include sexual orientation.

1979

During a US tour Elton John collapsed on stage at Hollywood’s Universal Amphitheatre suffering from exhaustion.

Lesbian fave: Anne Murray’s “Broken Hearted Me” was #1 on the Easy Listening chart for the third straight week, giving the popular Canadian 23 weeks at #1 in her career in that genre

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

1980

Barbra Streisand released the single “Guilty”.

1981

Queen and David Bowie released the single “Under Pressure” in the U.S.

1984

 Big Country topped the U.K. Album chart with Steel Town.

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

1990 – The United States Congress repeals a law barring homosexuals from being admitted into the United States on grounds of mental illness.

1990: After 38 years on the books, a federal law prohibiting gay and lesbians foreigners from entering the U.S. is repealed by Congress.

1992, Canada – The Federal Court of Canada orders the military to lift the ban on gay and lesbian service personnel. The Defense Department declined to appeal the decision.

1992 – Allen Schindler (December 13, 1969 – October 27, 1992) , a gay American sailor, is beaten to death by his shipmates for being gay.  He was killed in a public toilet in Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan, by Terry M. Helvey, who acted with the aid of an accomplice, Charles Vins, in what Esquire called a “brutal murder”. The case became synonymous with the debate concerning GBT members of the military that had been brewing in the United States culminating in the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” bill. The events surrounding Schindler’s murder were the subject of ABC’s 20/20 episode and were portrayed in the 1997 TV film Any Mother’s Son. In 1998, Any Mother’s Son won a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Made for TV Movie.

1992: The Federal Court of Canada orders the Canadian military to stop discriminating against gays.

1992: Allen R. Schindler, Jr., an American Radioman Petty Officer Third Class in the United States Navy, is brutally murdered for being gay. He was killed in a public toilet in Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan by shipmate Terry M. Helvey, who acted with the aid of an accomplice, Charles Vins. The ensuing murder case becomes synonymous with the gays in the military debate that had been brewing in the United States culminating in the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” bill.

October 27, 1997 – BET-TV withdrew an invitation to Keith Boykin (born August 28, 1965) to appear on a show with Angie and Debbie Winans. The Winans objected to his presence on the show which featured their anti-gay song “It’s Not Natural.” Keith Boykin is a CNN political commentator and a former White House aide to President Bill Clinton. He teaches politics at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University in New York. Boykin’s wrote the book For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Still Not Enough August, 2012. From December 2003 until April 2006, Boykin served as president of the board of the National Black Justice Coalition, a Washington-based civil rights organization dedicated to fighting racism and homophobia which he co-founded.

1997 – Tommy Windsor, a top investigator with the South Carolina’s Attorney General’s office, is forced to resign  after emailing derogatory comments about people of color and homophobic slurs.

1998

Jazz singer Peggy Lee suffered a stroke and was hospitalized. She was left mute from the stroke.

1999,

Canada – The Ontario provincial government changed 67 statutes to give same-sex couples equal treatment as heterosexual couples.

USA:  The Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio, Texas rules in Littleton v. Prange a post-operative transgender woman remains legally male and therefore her marriage to a biological male was invalid.

Blogger Nina Notes: marriage equality did not impact heterosexuals, and only changed queer culture to where now trans are trying to force heterosexuality on gays and especially lesbians with gender role reversal as if that is identity from demographic

1999 – U.S. Democratic presidential candidates Al Gore and Bill Bradley promised that if elected they would do everything in their power to ensure equal rights for gay and lesbian Americans.

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

2003: Statistics from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation show that 16.7 percent of hate crimes committed in the country in 2002 were due to bias against the victim’s perceived sexual orientation, the highest rate in the 12 years federal records have been kept.

2005 – WNBA basketball player Sheryl Swoopes (born March 25, 1971) comes out. She is a retired American professional basketball player. She was the first player to be signed in the WNBA, is a three-time WNBA MVP, and was named one of the league’s Top 15 Players of All Time at the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game. Swoopes has won three Olympic gold medals. She was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016. In 2017, she was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

2013Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed died at the age of 71. An admitted hard drinker and drug user for many years, he underwent a liver transplant in Cleveland in April 2013. Afterwards he claimed on his website to be ‘bigger and stronger’ than ever.

2014

The Pet Shop Boys’ ‘Always On My Mind’ was voted the top cover version of all time in a BBC Music vote. The song, written by John Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson, was first made famous by Brenda Lee and Elvis Presley in 1972.

2021

“image one thing a human being another” – Elvis Presley

https://metro.co.uk/2021/10/26/david-beckham-warned-qatar-deal-will-damage-his-lgbt-friendly-image-15487913/David Beckham warned Qatar deal ‘will damage’ his LGBT-friendly image | Metro NewsPeter Tatchell has warned David Beckham that he is doing ‘grave damage’ to his gay icon status by becoming an ambassador for Qatar.metro.co.uk

https://www.euronews.com/2021/10/26/fear-and-loathing-in-tbilisi-as-homophobic-attack-pain-remains-rawFear and loathing in Tbilisi as homophobic attack pain remains raw | EuronewsFour months on from a homophobic attack, @TbilisiPride’s offices have reopened. But the psychological scars remain.www.euronews.com

https://www.france24.com/en/africa/20211027-ghana-proposed-bill-threatens-homosexuals-with-long-prison-termsGhana: Proposed bill threatens homosexuals with long prison termsGhana’s parliament began considering a bill that would criminalise homosexuality and make advocating for LGBT people a crime. Human rights activists have sounded the alarm at plans to prosecute the L…www.france24.com

https://au.news.yahoo.com/archbishop-canterbury-criticises-ghana-anti-132342001.htmlArchbishop of Canterbury criticises Ghana anti-LGBT billJustin Welby says he is “gravely concerned” by a Ghanaian proposal that would punish people for being gay.au.news.yahoo.com

Culturalicide: the Ultimate cancelling of culture: genocide

https://globalnews.ca/news/8328558/pope-francis-visit-canada-indigenous-reconciliation-vatican/Pope Francis to visit Canada for Indigenous reconciliation, Vatican says – National | Globalnews.caPope Francis has agreed to visit Canada, the Vatican said on Wednesday in response to an invitation from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.globalnews.ca

https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2021-10-26/being-lgbt-in-portuguese-schools/63173Being LGBT in Portuguese schools – The Portugal NewsThe LGBT community, as it is commonly called, is an acronym that encompasses some of the existing sexual orientations: lesbians, gays, bisexuals and…www.theportugalnews.com

women and lgbt is not a group.. it is “not heterosexual men”

https://msmagazine.com/2021/10/25/women-lgbt-chorus-choir-singing-group-song-covid-pandemic-feminist/Together in Song: Women’s and LGBT Choruses Safely Thrive Amidst the Pandemic – Ms. Magazinemsmagazine.com

it is not a claim – it is observation

Trans offer reverse heterosexuality to lesbians with men as women and lesbians as if lesbians are men in women’s bodies

transwomen are no different from heterosexual incels who are confused that others have a right to say no

 without name calling, without arguing over word meaning

because those are red flags for exactly what kind of relationship is offered: abusive

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10132549/Lesbian-claims-shes-seen-people-identify-trans-women-bully-young-girls-relationship.htmlLesbian claims she’s seen people who identify as trans women ‘bully’ young girls into relationship | Daily Mail OnlineEXCLUSIVE: Lucy Masoud, 43, from London, responded to claims that lesbians have faced accusations of transphobia if they admit they are not attracted to trans women.www.dailymail.co.uk

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The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for August 21

1869 –

Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892)wrote to Peter Doyle on this date: “My love for you is indestructible, and since that night and morning has returned more than before.”

1872,

UK – Aubrey Beardsley  (August 21, 1872 – March 16, 1898) was born in Brighton, England. More than any other artist of his time, Beardsley epitomized the Art Nouveau style. As a young man he would walk down the boulevards of Paris arm in arm with his mother, his makeup far more dazzling than hers. Although Beardsley was associated with the homosexualclique that included Oscar Wilde  (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900)and other English aesthetes, the details of his sexuality remain in question. He was generally regarded as asexual. His association with Oscar Wilde ruined him and he died of tuberculosis three years after Wilde was sentenced to prison.

1923

SexPhobia Laws: In Kalamazoo, Michigan, an ordinance was passed forbidding dancers from gazing into the eyes of their partner.

1928 – James “John” Finley Gruber (August 21, 1928 – February 27, 2011) was an American teacher and early LGBT rights activist. Gruber helped to document the early LGBT movement through interviews with historians, participating in a panel discussion in San Francisco in 2000 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of Mattachine and appearing in the 2001 documentary film Hope Along the Wind about the life of Harry Hay (April 7, 1912 – October 24, 2002). Growing up Gruber considered himself bisexual and was involved with both men and women. His father, a former vaudevillian turned music teacher, relocated the family to Los Angeles in 1936. Gruber enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1946 at the age of 18 and was honorably discharged in 1949. Using his G.I. Billbenefits, Gruber studied English literature at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Gruber suffered increasingly ill health for several years before his death on February 27, 2011, at his home in Santa Clara.

1929, Mexico – Bisexual Frida Kahlo (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) marries Diego Rivera. She was a Mexican painter, who mostly painted self-portraits. Inspired by Mexican popular culture, she employed a naïve folk art style to explore questions of identity, post colonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexican society. Her work has been celebrated internationally as emblematic of Mexican national and indigenous traditions, and by feminists for what is seen as its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form. Kahlo was mainly known as Rivera’s wife until the late 1970s, when her work was rediscovered by art historians and political activists. By the early 1990s, she had become not only a recognized figure in art history, but also regarded as an icon for Chicanos, the Feminism movement, and the LGBTQ movement. Kahlo’s work has been celebrated internationally as emblematic of Mexican national andIndigenoustraditions, and by feminists for what is seen as its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.

1935 – Mart Crowley (born August 21, 1935) is an American playwright. He worked for a number of television production companies in Hollyhwood before meeting Natalie Wood on the set of her film Splendor in the Grass.Wood hired him as her assistant, primarily to give him free time to work on his gay-themed play The Boys in the Band,which opened off-Broadway on April 14, 1968 and enjoyed a run of 1,000 performances.Crowley has appeared in at least three documentaries: The Celluloid Closet (1995), about the depiction of homosexuality in cinema; Dominick Dunne: After the Party (2007), a biography of Crowley’s friend and producer Dominick Dunne; and Making the Boys (2011), a documentary about the making of The Boys in the Band. Crowley is openly gay.

1936, Spain – Luisa Isabel Alvarez de Toledo y Maura, 21st Duchess of Medina Sidonia, Grandee of Spain (August 21, 1936 – March 7, 2008) was nicknamed La Duquesa Rojaor The Red Duchess. She was the 21st Duchess of the ducal family of Medina-Sidonia, one of the most prestigious noble families and Grandees of Spain. Eleven hours before her death, on March 7, 2008, Luisa Isabel married her longtime partner and secretary since 1983, Liliana Maria Dahlmann in a civil ceremony on her deathbed. Today, the Dowager Duchess Liliana Maria,her legal widow, serves as life-president of the Fundación Casa Medina Sidonia.

1944, Germany – Felice Schragenheim (March 9, 1922 – December 31, 1944), a young Jewish resistance fighter in Germany, was sent to a concentration camp in Poland on this date. Her love story with Lilly Wust, a German wife of a Nazi, is portrayed in the 1999 film Aimee & Jaguar and in a book of the same name by Erica Fischer. It is also the subject of the 1997 documentary Love Story: Berlin 1942.

1965

Sonny & Cher once again had the #1 song with “I Got You Babe”.

1970

Huey Newton, co-founder of the Black Panthers, publicly announces his support of gay rights, stating his “solidarity” with the “Gay Power” movement. 

1971

Arthur Brown’s Kingdom Come, Hawkwind, Duster Bennett, Brewers Droop, Indian Summer, Graphite, (and second from the bottom on the bill) Queen all appeared at the Tregye Festival Truro, Cornwall, England.

Olivia Newton-John had the top Adult Contemporary song for the third week with the Bob Dylan song “If Not For You”.

Canada – In Ottawa, “We Demand,” a brief prepared by the Toronto Gay Action and sponsored by Canadian gay groups, is presented to the federal government. It calls for law reform and changes to public policy relating to homosexuals.

1980

Gilbert and Sullivan’s, The Pirates of Penzance opened on Broadway with Linda Ronstadt  and began pirate craze.

1982

 the Go-Go’s moved up to number 8 with “Vacation” on the USA song charts, and on the LP Charts, moved from 42 to 9 with Vacation

1983 – The musical version of “La Cage Aux Folles” opens on Broadway to rave reviews and $4 million in advance ticket sales. With a book written by Harvey Fierstein (born June 6, 1954) and lyrics and music by Jerry Herman(born July 10, 1931), La Cage is a romantic musical comedy based on a popular French film about two male lovers, the manager and the leading star of a nightclub featuring female impersonators.

1987

The movie “Dirty Dancing” was released in the U.S.

The Soundtrack to “Dirty Dancing” was released.

The Blow Monkeys cover of Leslie Gore’s You Don’t Own Me…

1989 –

The National Association of State Boards of Education reports that only twenty-four states require AIDS education in schools, and eighteen of those suggest abstinence as the only method of avoiding the disease. Only three programs require teachers to discuss the use of condoms in their programs.

 Lucie McKinney, the widow of Congressman Stewart McKinney (R-CT) (January 30, 1931 – May 7, 1987), the first congressman to die of complications from AIDS, challenges his will in court because he left a car and a 40% share of his Washington, DC house to his lover Arnold Dennison. McKinney’s physician speculated that McKinney became infected with HIVin 1979 as the result of blood transfusions during heart surgery.McKinney was known by friends to be bisexual, though his family said this was not the case, which raised the issue of how he had contracted the disease. Anti-gay prejudice at the time of McKinney’s death in 1987 may have promoted a disingenuous approach to speculations on the cause of McKinney’s HIV infection. Arnold Denson, the man with whom McKinney had been living in Washington, said that he had been McKinney’s lover, and that he believed McKinney was already infected when Denson met him.

1993

“The Bodyguard” Soundtrack was #7 one the LP charts for Whitney Houston

1994

Interrupting her concert at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California, Whitney Houston asks that the spotlight be turned on Justin and Sydney Simpson, whose father O.J. Simpson is currently on trial for murdering their mother, Nicole.

1994 – Rikki Streicher (1922 – Aug. 21,1994) dies of cancer at age 68 in San Francisco. She opened Maud’s, America’s oldest continuously operating lesbian bar, in 1966 and Amanda’s, a lesbian dance club that opened in 1978. Maud’s closed in 1989 because of financial problems. Streicher also helped organize the Gay Games in San Francisco in 1986. Streicher was born in 1922. She served in the military and lived in Los Angeles in the 1940s, where she spent time in the gay bars of that city. She also frequented the gay bars of North Beach in San FranciscoButch-femme roles were very fixed at that time. Streicher, then identified as butch, and was photographed in 1945 in a widely published image, sitting in Oakland‘s Claremont Resort with other lesbians, wearing a suit and tie.In 1966, Streicher opened Maud’s, originally called “Maud’s Study”, or “The Study”, a lesbian bar on Cole St. in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. The following year, the Haight-Ashbury would become the epicenter of the hippie movement during the 1967 Summer of Love. Maud’s, said one historian, served to “bridge the gap between San Francisco’s lesbian community and its hippie generation.” Because women were not allowed to be employed as bartenders in San Francisco until 1971, Streicher had to either tend bar herself or hire male bartenders. The bar quickly became a popular gathering place for San Francisco lesbians and bisexual women. One notable customer of Maud’s was singer Janis Joplin(January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970). Activists Del Martin(May 5, 1921 – August 27, 2008)and Phyllis Lyon(born November 10, 1924)were also early patrons of Maud’s. In 1978, at the height of the disco era, Streicher opened a more spacious bar and dance club on Valencia Street in San Francisco’s Mission District called Amelia’s, named after Amelia Earhart. Streicher died of cancer in 1994, and was survived by her partner, Mary Sager.

1996 – Intel announces that the company will begin offering domestic partner benefits.

1996 – Denver Colorado’s Career Service Authority votes 5-0 to extend health insurance benefits to the partners and children of gay and lesbian city employees. The plan did not cover unmarried heterosexual couples. Mayor Wellington Webb announced that he would approve the plan, which had the support of the majority of the city council.

1997 – Irving Cooperberg, (1932 – Aug. 21, 1997), co-founder of the New York City Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center, dies of complications from AIDS at age 65. Mr. Cooperberg, who was born and raised in Brooklyn, quit college in 1951, joined the Army and served in Korea. Real estate investments in Manhattan and Fire Island Pines, beginning in the early 1960’s, made him wealthy. In 1973, he attended a service at the embryonic gay and lesbian synagogue, Congregation Beth Simchat Torah, in Greenwich Village. He soon volunteered to serve on its board. Because of his role at the synagogue, Mr. Cooperberg was drawn into the effort in the early ’80’s to establish a citywide lesbian and gay center with a full complement of services. One of the first of its kind in the country, it was to occupy the former Food and Maritime High School at 208 West 13th Street. Mr. Cooperberg was elected the center’s first president in July 1983 and served until May 1987. He is survived by his companion, Lou Rittmaster.

1998 – According to a survey by the Arizona Department of Public Safety, hate crimes in the first part of 1998 were down 15% but gay males were the second most commonly targeted group with twenty incidents. Ten incidents against lesbians were reported.

1998 – Elton Jackson was found guilty by a jury in Virginia of the murder of Andrew Smith. He was given a sentence of life in prison. Police suspected him in the murder of twelve gay men.

2002 – Twenty lesbian and gay survivors whose partners died in the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center were told they would receive workers’ compensation under a new state law.

2003 – Former Georgia representative Bob Barr, the man who wrote the Defense of Marriage Act that prevents same-sex couples from receiving federal benefits, said it would be a mistake to amend the Constitution to ban gay marriage.

2004 – A Louisiana state judge rules that the proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages and civil unions was unconstitutional and must be taken off the September 18 ballot.

2006

German prosecutors announced that they had decided against opening an investigation into Madonna after she performed a controversial mock crucifixion scene at a concert on August 20.

2008

The Coquille Indian Tribe in Oregon legalizes same-sex marriage which is not recognized by the state.

Hallmark Greeting Cards based in Kansas City introduces line of same-sex wedding cards.

2012

Lisa Marie Presley made her Grand Ole Opry debut where she wowed the sold-out audience by performing three songs from her current album, “Storm & Grace”.

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Today in LGBT History – August 21 | Ronni Sanlo

Daily Elvis: August 21

June 22 for lgbtq2

June 22 1963

Lesley Gore remained at #1 on the R&B chart with “It’s My Party”.

June 22, 1969

American singer, actress, Judy Garland, died of a barbiturate overdose aged 47, she was found on the floor of her rented Chelsea home, in London, UK. Made more than two dozen films, played Dorothy in the 1939 film ‘Wizard Of Oz’, sang ‘Over The Rainbow’ in the film, (voted the ‘Song Of The Century’ in a 2001 poll published in America). 1961 US No.1 comeback album ‘Judy At Carnegie Hall’.

1974

“You Won’t See Me” by Anne Murray was the new #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

1990

Ry Cooder and David Lindley, The Cure, Happy Mondays, Sinead O’Connor, Deacon Blue, De La Soul, Adamski, Blue Aeroplanes, Julian Cope, Del Amitri, Jesus Jones, James and The Pale Saints all appeared on the first day of this years Glastonbury Festival. A three day ticket cost £38.

2021

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/vatican-gay-lgbt-hate-crime/2021/06/22/8dbb405a-d36a-11eb-b39f-05a2d776b1f4_story.htmlItaly is debating an LGBT anti-hate law. The Vatican just took a rare step to protest it.Church figures commonly take stances on affairs in other countries. But this time, the Vatican is using a diplomatic channel and testing its clout as a state.www.washingtonpost.com

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/europe/2021/06/22/activists-vatican-is-meddling-in-italys-lgbt-rights-law.htmlActivists: Vatican is ‘meddling’ in Italy’s LGBT rights law | The StarMILAN (AP) — The Vatican has formally opposed a proposed Italian law expanding anti-discrimination protections to the LGBT community, a leading Italia…www.thestar.com

https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/06/22/guatemala-3-killings-lgbt-people-weekGuatemala: 3 Killings of LGBT People in a Week | Human Rights WatchUnidentified assailants killed two transgender women and one gay man in Guatemala in separate attacks within the span of one week, including Andrea González, the leader of a trans rights organization.www.hrw.org

there is no defense to denying or delaying rights

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2021/06/22/hungarys-foreign-minister-defends-law-limiting-lgbt-rights/Hungary’s foreign minister defends law limiting LGBT rights – CityNews Torontotoronto.citynews.ca

work, housing access to the public square and equal treatment under the law

https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1007796/at-shanghai-job-fair%2C-advocates-call-for-more-lgbt-inclusionAt Shanghai Job Fair, Advocates Call for More LGBT InclusionA new survey revealed that the majority of the respondents were dissatisfied with their company’s policies on diversity.

https://www.barcablaugranes.com/2021/6/22/22545134/fc-barcelona-send-lgbt-pride-messageFC Barcelona send LGBT pride message – Barca BlaugranesIt was small but it comes after controversy surrounding displays of pride at the Eurowww.barcablaugranes.com

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/opinion/3251902/pride-month-2021-scotland-lgbt-community-true-self-opinion/Pride Month 2021: Scotland’s LGBT community helped me find my true selfEach LGBT person’s journey of self-discovery is different, and it’s OK if you don’t ‘always know’ who you are, writes Roman Berriman.www.pressandjournal.co.uk

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/two-spirit-chief-serpent-river-first-nation-1.6069067Meet the two-spirit chief of Serpent River First Nation | CBC NewsBrent Bissaillion is young, two-spirit and the chief of his northern Ontario First Nation, three things that don’t often go together.www.cbc.ca

https://globalnews.ca/news/7970025/john-a-macdonald-statue-kingston-2/Site of former Sir John A. Macdonald statue tagged with white supremacist graffiti – Kingston | Globalnews.caThe pedestal that once held the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald in City Park has been hit with white supremacist messaging on multiple occasions since being removed on Friday.globalnews.ca

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-unanimous-motion-adopted-by-the-house-of-commons-on-residential/Unanimous motion adopted by the House of Commons on residential schools – The Globe and MailHouse of Commons unanimously adopts motion that included calls for a national residential school monument in Ottawawww.theglobeandmail.com

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-trudeau-challenges-china-to-publicly-probe-its-mistreatment-of-uyghurs/Trudeau challenges China to publicly probe its mistreatment of Uyghurs as Beijing attacks Canada’s residential schools – The Globe and Mail‘Where is China’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission?’ Prime Minister askswww.theglobeandmail.com

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