Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes
Emile Berliner, a 36 year old German immigrant living in Washington DC, applies for a patent on his invention, the gramophone. The machine was the first to play flat discs as opposed to Thomas Edison’s wax cylinder apparatus. The patent would be granted in November.
1915 – Argenio Fanucci is imprisoned in Seattle, WA, for the crime of carnal knowledge.
Operations began at Chicago’s new Galvin Manufacturing Corporation, where work would take place on the first mass-produced, commercial car radio. In 1930, Galvin would introduce the Motorola to the Radio Manufacturers Association’s annual meeting in Atlantic City. .
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
Sept 26, 1937
American blues singer Bessie Smith died aged 43 after being involved in a car accident while traveling along Route 61 outside Memphis, Tennessee. Her 1923 song ‘Downhearted Blues’ was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
September 26, 1956
Nick Adams opened for Elvis in his Tupelo Homecoming concert.
The classic image of Elvis and a stage shot showing Nick Adams, who was an opening act doing impressions of other celebs at the side of the stage: Elvis wore a velvet shirt, made for him by Natalie Wood’s dressmaker.
The show was filmed by Fox Movietone News, but the bad audio made it almost a “silent” movie, and is the only professionally filmed 1950s concert of Elvis.
1957 – Leonard Bernstein’s ground-breaking musical West Side Story (later made into the film by the same name) opens on Broadway. The musical is a modern remake of the classic Romeo and Juliet by playwright William Shakespeare. Historians describe Bernstein as bisexual and some conjecture that Shakespeare was gay.
Blogger Nina Notes: the original movie idea was teen idols lead by Elvis who insisted on Natalie Wood. Instead, the Westside Story soundtrack won the Oscar Over Blue Hawaii.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
September 26, 1962
The sitcom “The Beverly Hillbillies,” starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, Max Baer, Jr., Raymond Bailey and lesbian Nancy Kulp, began its nine-season run on CBS-TV.
1965 – In San Francisco, thirty people picketed Grace Cathedral to protest punitive actions taken against Rev. Canon Robert Cromey for his involvement in the Council on Religion and the Homosexual, an alliance between LGBT people and religious leaders
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
1970 – In Los Angeles, Gay Liberation Front demonstrators persuade bar owners to allow gay patrons to hold hands.
1973, Canada – Toronto’s Club Baths opens at 231 Mutual Street. It is the first of modern gay-operated bathhouses in Canada.
September 26, 1975
The Rocky Horror Picture Show opened in theaters. Movie-going would never be the same.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Whitney Houston started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All’.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
1992 – Amid a bitterly contested campaign in Oregon for and against Measure 9, an anti-gay rights initiative, a lesbian and a gay man are killed when local skinheads throw a Molotov cocktail into their apartment in Salem.
Post 9/11 – From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2000, South Korea – Hon Seok-Cheon (born February 3, 1971) comes out as gay and is fired from his acing role on the children’s television program “Popopo.” In 2008 he hosted a television program called “Coming Out” about the lives of lesbians and gay men.
A report published on requests by artists to venues of their backstage requirements revealed; Limp Bizkit insisted that all the lamps in their rooms be dimmable while Mariah Carey would only have ‘bendy’ straws as she will not use straight ones. Van Halen insisted that back-stage celery is trimmed and not peeled and the no brown m&ms. The Red Hot Chili Peppers asked for a meditation room and a selection of aromatherapy candles. Barry Manilow requested that the air temperature in the auditorium be kept at a regular 65 degrees.
Mexico – “Boys on the Road,” the first gay travel TV program in Latin America, premieres on E! Entertainment (Latin).
In a poll by the BBC, the theme from Star Wars was voted Britain’s favorite film soundtrack, followed by “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly” and “West Side Story”.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210926/the-week-that-was-benet-hires-gay-coach-after-all-haymarket-no-vote-eyes-to-the-skies-overThe Week That Was: Benet hires gay coach after all, Haymarket no vote, Eyes to the Skies overBenet Academy in Lisle offered a coaching job to a woman after it had rescinded a previous offer to her. Itasca plan commission votes against Haymarket drug treatment facility. Lisle’s iconic Eyes to the Skies Festival is ending for good. Beef Shack has received can open near its former location in St. Charles. Abbott Laboratories plans to reboot production of its rapid COVID-19 tests at a leased facility in Gurnee.www.dailyherald.com
the difference is trans, and why bisexual, gay men and lesbians get to be
https://www.thesun.co.uk/dear-deidre/16235019/conservative-family-im-bisexual/How do I tell my conservative family I’m bisexual?DEAR DEIDRE: ALTHOUGH I have just come out as bisexual to my friends, I’m scared of telling my family. I am a 17-year-old girl and my friends have been really supportive. But I don’t think my paren…www.thesun.co.uk
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/573580-bisexual-women-more-likely-to-report-experiencing-non-voluntary-or-forcedBisexual women more likely to report experiencing non-consensual sex: CDC study | TheHillA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study released Thursday found bisexual women to be more likely to report experiencing male-perpetrated, “non-voluntary” or “forced” vaginal intercourse in their lifthehill.com
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-features/ry-russo-young-hbo-nuclear-family-1235017727/THR Next Big Thing: Ry Russo-Young on HBO Doc ‘Nuclear Family’ – The Hollywood ReporterThe director of the three-part HBO documentary explains her decision to get personal while telling a universal story.www.hollywoodreporter.com
https://screenrant.com/eternals-mcu-movie-rating-russia-phastos-gay/Eternals Receives Mature Rating in Russia for Openly Gay SuperheroSeemingly due to the movie’s gay superhero, Eternals has received an 18+ rating in Russia, making it the first MCU film to get a mature label.screenrant.com
if he was straight he would not be getting off teasing gay men
https://www.queerty.com/straight-dude-wonders-baiting-guys-grindr-make-gay-20210926A straight dude wonders: does baiting guys on Grindr make him gay? / Queerty“I don’t know why I do this and sometimes I’m confused by it…www.queerty.com
https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/25/tiktok-gay-bars-lesbian-straight/Queer women are are calling out straight people who frequent gay bars on TikTokTwo lesbians have gone viral on TikTok after they made videos calling out all the straight women populating gay bars.
https://www.wyomingnews.com/features/first-gay-rom-com-by-major-hollywood-studio-announces-historic-all-lgbtq-cast/article_c7925e62-7068-50be-9957-26c5368c1880.htmlFirst gay rom-com by major Hollywood studio announces historic all-LGBTQ cast | Features | wyomingnews.comBilly Eichner is having a gay ol’ time.www.wyomingnews.com
https://www.laprensalatina.com/activists-protest-discrimination-against-gay-couple-in-caracas-pizzeria/Activists protest ‘discrimination’ against gay couple in Caracas pizzeria – La Prensa Latina MediaCaracas, Sep 25 (EFE).- Activists, human rights defenders and members of the LGBTQ+ community protested on Saturday against what was described as “discrimination” faced by two young people the previous night at a karaoke pizzeria in Caracas. “I have just experienced an act of discrimination. At #VeraPizza in Chacao, they just told me that I …www.laprensalatina.com
https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/kenya-film-board-bans-gay-documentary-calling-it-an-affront-2021-09-24/Kenya film board bans gay documentary, calling it “an affront” | ReutersKenya has banned a documentary about a gay Kenyan man’s struggle to be accepted by his family and country, saying it was blasphemous and an affront to the constitution.www.reuters.com
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo