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LGBTQ2 for November 1

BCE to the Suffragettes

November 1, 1894

William Donaldson and James H. Hennegan published their first edition of Billboard as “A monthly resume of all that is new, bright and interesting on the boards.” The eight page magazine was “devoted to the interests of advertisers, poster printers, bill posters, advertising agents & secretaries of fairs.” It later began reporting on circuses, carnivals, vaudeville and other forms of live entertainment before focusing on motion pictures and later still, the music industry. The cost of that initial publication was 10 cents or 90 cents a year.

1932 – The New York Times reviews the play “Incubator” which dealt with the consequences of homosexuality in an all-male school. The play was produced by  Arthur Edison and  George Burton, and ran for only 7 performances.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1948 – WMCA, a radio station in New York, broadcast a show in response to a letter from a man who was arrested after a police officer made advances. A judge who was a guest stated that the author of the letter had no right to complain about the entrapment and that police should use such tactics to weed out homosexuals.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex


With Nick Adams on the old motorcycle, Elvis Presley spent the day riding round Memphis on his new bike with actress Natalie Wood.

Bromance: Nick Adams

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

1969 –

 I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama! by Janis Joplin moved from 16-6 on the USA LP Charts

Connecticut decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971, Canada – Canada’s first gay rights magazine “The Body Politic” goes on sale.

1972 – Hal Holbrook co-starred with Martin Sheen in the controversial and acclaimed television film That Certain Summer. The film was directed by Lamont Johnson. The teleplay, by Richard Levinson and William Link, was the first to deal sympathetically with homosexuality. Produced by Universal Television, it was broadcast as an ABC Movie of the Week on November 1. A novelization of the film written by Burton Wohl was published by Bantam Books. The film won a Golden Globe for Best Movie Made for TV. It sensitively explore homosexuality through the story of an American housewife (Hope Lange) losing her husband (Hal Holbrook) to a young artist (Martin Sheen).

1973 – New Hampshire decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.

November 1, 1975

Elton John started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Island Girl’, his 5th US No.1, a No.14 hit in the UK.

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

1980 –

The book “Overcoming Homosexuality” by Robert Kronemeyer suggests that a strict vegetarian diet may “cure” gays and lesbians.

Barbra Streisand’s “Woman In Love” continued to top the Adult Contemporary chart for a fourth week.

1984 – Independent Hollywood producer Jerry Wheeler announces that production on “The Front Runner,” by Patricia Nell Warren (born June 15, 1936), will begin in late September of 1985, but it didn’t happen. The book was Warren’s first novel and the first contemporary gay fiction to make the New York Times Best Seller list.[


Cyndi Lauper held on to #1 with “True Colors” at #5  “Human” by the Human League, Madonna’s 10th consecutive Top 10 “True Blue” moved from 13-6,

1988 – A University of Minnesota study reveals that there is a one-in-three chance that a gay teen boy will attempt suicide.

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


“Candle In The Wind 1997” by Elton John was #1 for a fourth week.

1999 – Nancy Katz becomes the first openly-lesbian judge in the U.S. state of Illinois. when she was sworn in as a Cook County associate judge.

1999 – TV’s Ally McBeal (Calista Flockhart) enjoys a prolonged kiss with her office nemesis, Ling (Lucy Liu). Seventeen million viewers tuned in, the show’s largest audience to date.

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


The Recording Industry Association Of America introduces guidelines for Parental Advisory labeling on recordings.

2003, Taiwan –Taiwan Pride, the first gay pride parade in the Chinese-speaking world, was held in Taipei, with over 1,000 people attending. It has taken place annually since then, but still, many participants wear masks to hide their identity because homosexuality remains a social taboo in Taiwan. However, the 2010 parade attracted 30,000 attendees and increasing media and political attention, highlighting the growing rate of acceptance in Taiwan. Since 2010, there has also been a pride parade in Kaohsiung, which attracted over 2,000 people.

2009, Sweden – The Church of Sweden begins allowing same-sex marriages and the use of the term “marriage” for same-sex couples.

2013, Canada –   Audrey Gauthier was elected president of CUPE 4041, representing Air Transat flight attendants based in Montreal. She thus becomes the first openly transgender person elected president of a union local in Canada.


this puts religion above the law and ends minority rights protections businesses can be shielded from LGBT discrimination liability based on sincerely held religious beliefs, a federal judge in Texas ruled Sunday, addressing several legal questions left open after the U.S. Supreme Court granted anti-bias protections for sexual orientation and gender

The Texas ban, signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott in May, prohibits abortion after cardiac activity is detected in a fetus, usually around six weeks and before some women know they are pregnant. Supreme Court takes up Texas law banning most abortions | CTV NewsThe Supreme Court is taking up challenges to a Texas law that has virtually ended abortion in the nation’s second-largest state after six weeks of

religion is not therapy, it is why therapy is needed charities condemn ‘abusive’ conversion therapy but say Government proposals ‘fall short’ – Manchester Evening News
The CEO of Manchester’s LGBT Foundation called the practise a form of ‘vicious abuse’ that many LGBTQ+ people have suffered from

disaster events do not occur because 1. abortion is legal 2 LGBTQ2 exist but because disasters happen Disasters: Accounting For LGBT Experiences In Natural Disasters – Star ObserverWhen disaster strikes, not everyone is affected the same way. Research shows the experiences of LGBTQI people are frequently very different to those of

really not. 1 this demeans the issue 2 this is a horror movie character.. the Murderous Doll Comes Out as LGBT Ally and Fans Couldn’t be HappierA post shared by Syfy on social media showed Chucky talking to Jake Wheeler, the boy who discovered him at a yard sale where they talk about Chucky’s

meanwhile….. Street Community Forum Puts Focus Back On The LGBT Community – Star ObserverMembers of the LGBTQI community gathered at the Burdekin Hotel to discuss the future of Oxford Street, which has been plagued with high vacancies, aggressive vehicle traffic and the absence of a sustainable plan.

and, on a happy note: Penn, ‘Harold and Kumar’ and ‘House’ star, comes out as gay | CTV NewsThe actor and former President Obama adviser Kal Penn has come out as gay, and revealed that he’s engaged to be

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Irving Berlin‘s musical “This is the Army” premieres in NYC



Barbra Streisand opened the new International Hotel in Vegas, and she experienced all the technical difficulties of a brand new venue.

July 25, 1975

A Chorus Line” debuted on Broadway. The show closed in 1990 after 6,137 performances. “A Chorus Line” opened at the Shubert Theatre in New York after a two-month run at a small theatre in the New York Shakespeare Festival complex in the East Village. It became Broadway’s longest-running show, finally closing on April 28, 1990, after 6,137 performances. More than 6.5 million people paid $150 million to see the show during its Broadway run. Productions of “A Chorus Line” were also mounted in more than 20 countries.


 the duo of Elton John & Kiki Dee moved from 23 to 8 with “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”,


Little Richard, billed as the Reverend Richard Penniman, spoke to a revival meeting in San Francisco about the dangers of rock & roll.


the Human League remained in the Top 10 after 22 weeks with “Don’t You Want Me”

“Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” closes at E O’Neill NYC after 63 performances


Spandau Ballet released the single “True”.

“Mame” opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 41 performances


“Careless Whisper” single released by George Michael (Billboard Song of the Year 1985)

Willie Mae ‘Big Mama’ Thornton died at the age of 58 died in Los Angeles of heart and liver complications. She had a No.1 R&B hit in 1953 with ‘Hound Dog’ (later covered by Elvis Presley). She also wrote and recorded ‘Ball ‘n’ Chain,’ which Janis Joplin recorded.


Eurythmics enjoyed their only UK number one single with “There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)”. The song, that featured a harmonica solo by Stevie Wonder, would top out at #22 in the US.

Madonna released the single “Dress You Up”.


Madonna owned the #1 song in the U.K. with “Who’s That Girl”.

 Whitney Houston’s former #1 “I Wanna’ Dance With Somebody” was at 4.


UB40 re-released their cover of the Neil Diamond song “Red Red Wine” on A&M Records, five years after it was a hit in the U.K. and four years after it peaked at #34 in the United States.


the Beastie Boys released their second album, Paul’s Boutique, which is named after a store in Brooklyn.


“The One” by Elton John was the new #1 song on the Adult Contemporary chart, Elton’s 12th #1 for the genre.


Nina Simone fired a gun at a pair of noisy teenagers playing next door to her home in southern France. She was put on 18 months probation and ordered to seek psychological counseling.


Whitney Houston’s grave in New Jersey was marked with a teardrop-shaped headstone that bears the inscription: “I will always love you”, from the Dolly Parton song she made famous.



Queen’s iconic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ video reached one billion views on YouTube, a new record for one of the band’s videos. The milestone made it the first pre-1990s video to reach one billion views on the platform. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was also named as the most Googled song of 2018.



Taylor Swift’s ‘Betty’ Lyrics Meaning – Blake Lively Baby Name, Bisexuality TheoriesOf all of Taylor Swift’s ‘folklore’ songs, fans have the most theories about “betty,” including it could be Swift hinting she’s bisexual, her revealing Blake Lively’s new baby name, etc.


girls do not get to self identify into maledom and avoid violence against women, and men do not get to self identify out of the oppressor gender and into the vulnerable women increase risk

while gay men continue to be victims

but more importantly that the heterosexual male demographic is not named as the problem for all others

meanwhile. lesbians are excepted to accept rape culture under threat of being name called for being lesbians in the commonly understood meaning of the word describing lived life experience parents of transgender boys on the challenges and joys of raising their sons in a world that can be hostile – CNNThese parents’ lives revolve around advocating for their transgender children in a year when more than 30 states have introduced legislation that targets trans young people. This is what they want people to know about their children and their family’s

other sports did not change with players came out.. social change is lagging far behind legislation from women having abortion rights to LGBTQ2 existing. player coming out as gay must lead to meaningful change in game: advocates | The StarEDMONTON – Advocates say a young hockey player’s decision to come out as gay this past week, just as he is on the cusp of a possible National Hockey L…

were being LGBTQ2 remains a crime often punishable by death anti-gay bill proposing 10-year prison sentences sparks outrage | Global development | The GuardianBill could mean 10 years in prison for LGBTQ+ people and those who support their

ward of batman, indeed Comics To Reveal That Tim Drake, Robin, Is Bisexual?In last month’s Batman: Urban Legends #4, Tim Drake – Robin – was featured in the strip “The Sum Of Its Parts” by Meghan Fitzmartin, Belen Ortega,

not surprised best friend says she is a lesbian and now I am feeling attracted to herDEAR DEIDRE: RECENTLY my best friend told me she is gay. We’ve always been close and now I can’t stop thinking about her. The urge to be with her for real is so strong. But I’m married with two tee…