LGBTQ2 for February 9



BCE to The Suffragettes

1874 – Amy Lowell American lesbian poet was born in Brookline. Massachusetts. A militant literary leader she thumbed her nose at the Boston Brahmans who raised her and outed herself. Her lover was actress Ada Dwyer Russell whom she called “Peter.” Russell is reputed to be the subject of Lowell’s more erotic works, most notably the love poems contained in ‘Two Speak Together’, a subsection of Pictures of the Floating World.  The two women traveled to England together, where Lowell met Ezra Pound, who at once became a major influence and a major critic of her work. Pound considered Lowell’s embrace of Imagism to be a kind of hi-jacking of the movement, and among his friends he referred to her as the “hippo-poetess”, because of her large body size. Lowell has been linked romantically to writer Mercedes de Acosta, but the only evidence of any contact between them is a brief correspondence about a planned memorial for Duse. Lowell was a short but imposing figure who kept her hair in a bun and wore a pince-nez.

1923 – Brendan Behan is born.  Behan was an Irish poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright who wrote in both English and Irish.  Born in Dublin into a republican family, he became a member of the IRA’s youth organisation Fianna Éireann at the age of fourteen. However, there was also a strong emphasis on Irish history and culture in the home, which meant he was steeped in literature and patriotic ballads from a tender age. Behan eventually joined the IRA at sixteen, which led to him serving time in a borstal youth prison in the United Kingdom (see “The Borstal Boy” ) and was also imprisoned in Republic of Ireland. During this time, he took it upon himself to study and he became a fluent speaker of the Irish language. Subsequently released from prison as part of a general amnesty given by the Fianna Fáil government in 1946, Behan moved between homes in Dublin, Kerry and Connemara and also resided in Paris for a period.   Behan had married Beatrice Salkeld  in 1955. A daughter, Blanaid, was born in 1963.  This however, was not enough to bring Behan back from his alcoholic abyss. By early March 1964, the end was in sight. Collapsing at the Harbour Lights bar, he was transferred to the Meath Hospital in central Dublin, where he died, aged 41. The family of Brendan Behan claim that he was bisexual all of his life, but he kept it quiet for his families sake.

1927 – Three plays with same-sex love content are raided and the casts and producers are arrested. The plays are “The Captive,” a controversial play about two women with an “abnormal relationship”; “Sex” starring Mae West; and “The Virgin Man.” No one was prosecuted but the plays closed days later. The Captive, by Édouard Bourdet, was a three-act melodrama was among the first Broadway plays to deal with lesbianism and caused a scandal in New York City. The play was shut down after 160 performances and prompted the adoption of a state law dealing with obscenity; Sex by Jane Mast was  “obscene, indecent, immoral, and impure” and put Mae Westin prison for 10 days; The Virgin Man was a 1956 Argentine comedy film directed by Román Viñoly Barreto and starring Luis Sandrini. Cast.

02-09-1938 – 12-31-2012 Jovette Marchessault – Born in Montreal, Quebec. 

She was a Canadian writer, artist, and an important pioneer of lesbian and feminist literature and art in Canada. In 1980, with the publication of Triptyque lesbien, she risked her developing career by becoming the first Quebec novelist to declare her lesbianism. A portrait of Marchessault, by artist Robert Laliberté, is on exhibit in the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives’ National Portrait Collection, in honor of her role as a builder of LGBT culture and history in Canada.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1941 – Sheila James Kuehl (born February 9, 1941) is an American politician and former child actor, currently the member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for the 3rd District. In 1994, she became the first openly gay California legislator and in 1997, she was the first woman to be named Speaker pro Tempore in California. Kuehl most recently served as a Democratic member of the California State Senate, representing the 23rd district in Los Angeles County and parts of southern Ventura County. A former member of the California State Assembly, she was elected to the Senate in 2000 and served until December 2008. She was elected to her supervisorial post in 2014. In her capacity as Supervisor, she also sits on the Metro Board, First 5 LA, and is the County appointee to the South Coast Air Quality Management District. As a child actress she performed under the stage name Sheila James. the role she is probably best known for – her portrayal of teen-aged genius Zelda Gilroy, the wannabe girlfriend of the title character in the television series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, which aired on CBS from 1959 to 1963. Zelda was originally intended to be a one-shot character in the early Dobie Gillis episode “Love is a Science”, but Dobie creator Max Shulman liked Kuehl and had her signed on as a semi-regular cast member. Since 2010, Kuehl has hosted “Get Used To It”, a national cable show on LGBT issues, filmed in West Hollywood.

1943 – Marc ’10½’ Stevens was a pioneering bisexual  sex industry figure during the 1970’s in New York City. He appeared in over 80 pornographic movies, and he also led an erotic dance troupe and performed in live sex shows. While he predominantly appeared in heterosexual films and loops, he made a number of gay movies as well. He was a close associate of leading sex industry figures such as Jason & Tina Russell, Annie Sprinkle, who was also his neighbor for a time, Sharon Mitchell, Jamie Gillis, Georgina Spelvin and Gloria Leonard. Tall and lean with a well-defined musculature, he had the nickname “10½” because of the size of his rather large circumcised penis. Stevens passed away of AIDS in 1989 at age 46

1944 – Alice Walker (born February 9, 1944) is born. She is an African-American novelist, short story writer, poet, and activist. She wrote the novel The Color Purple (1982) for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She also wrote the novels Meridian (1976) and The Third Life of Grange Copeland (1970), among other works. Walker dislikes labels, but acknowledges having been in love with both men and women and, in a 1996 Essence article, described herself as bisexual. . In the mid-1990s, she was involved in a romantic relationship with singer Tracy Chapman. “It was delicious and lovely and wonderful and I totally enjoyed it and I was completely in love with her but it was nobody’s business but ours.” Walker wrote, “At one point I learned Transcendental Meditation. This was 30-something years ago. It took me back to the way that I naturally was as a child growing up way in the country, rarely seeing people. I was in that state on oneness with creation and it was as if I didn’t exist except as a part of everything.”

02-09-1948 Dr. Susan Love – Born in Little Silver, New Jersey. She is an American Surgeon, a prominent advocate of preventative breast cancer research, and author. She is regarded as one of 

the most respected women’s health specialists in the United States. In 2012, she announced that she was was diagnosed with leukemia and took a leave of absence to pursue chemotherapy treatment. After a successful treatment, she returned to work the following year. On February 22, 2004, she married her partner, Dr. Helen Sperry Cooksey in San Francisco.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

02-09-1957 

Johnny Mathis had his first hit “Wonderful!  Wonderful!” debut on the chart.

Carla Trujillo – Born in Las Vegas, New Mexico. She is an American writer and 

teacher. She has a PhD in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin. Her first novel, What Night Brings (2003), received the Miguel Mármol Prize for best work of fiction by a Latino. It was also a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Trujillo is the editor of Living Chican Theory (1998) and Chicana Lesbians: The Girls Our Mothers Warned Us About (1991), which won the Lambda Literary Award. She has taught at Lambda Literary Foundation’s Emerging Writers Retreat, U.C. Berkeley, Mills College, and San Francisco State University. She is openly lesbian.

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

February 9, 1966

Liza Minnelli brought her night club act to New York City. She opened at the Persian Room of the Plaza Hotel.

 February 9, 1969

Roslyn Kind made her TV debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show”. Roslyn Kind is the sister of Barbra Streisand.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971 – Barely a month after All in the Family takes to the air Archie discovers that one of his bar buddies, an ex-football player, is gay. This is the first instance in which a network television program aired a positive plot-line involving a gay issue.

ARCHIE: Hey, let me ask you something. How long you notice this kid Roger that was in with Mike?
STEVE: Oh, a couple of years, ever since he started coming to the shop.
ARCHIE: A couple of years. Now you’re a man of the world. Now you must know that this kid is kind of a la-di-da, right?
STEVE: Is that what Mike thinks of Roger?
ARCHIE: Forget about what Mike thinks. I can’t even tell you what he thinks. Here, put them glasses over here, I want to go with you once more. Go ahead. (Steve takes the beers, moves them to another table.) Come on, let me get even with you one more time. Go on, get it up there. (Steve and Archie grab hands in an arm-wrestling hold on the table.)
STEVE: What does Mike think, Arch?
ARCHIE: Aw, Mike, geez. Well for one thing, he thinks that friend of his, Roger, is straight. And for another thing–well Steve, you’re gonna wanna bust him wide open when I tell you this, I don’t know where he gets these brainstorms, but he thinks that you’re–geez, I can’t even say it to you, Steve.
STEVE: He’s right, Arch.
ARCHIE: Huh?
STEVE: He’s right. (Steve slams Archie’s arm down on the table.)
ARCHIE: Oh, you mean he’s right about his friend Roger there.
STEVE: About everything.

Gay History - February 9th: Irish Poet Brendan Behan, Archie Bunker's Gay Buddy, and Jerry Falwell Outs A Teletubby

According to scholar Larry Gross, in his book Up from Invisibility: Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Media in America, the episode also opened the door for other programs such as Soap, later in the 1970s, and Dynasty, in the 1980s, that included recurring gay characters in their casts. And Gross further observes that this progress ultimately laid the groundwork for the programs with gay characters-some of them in leading roles-that are appearing on the small screen today.

1974

“Waterloo” by Abba was chosen to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest.

 Anne Murray reached #1 on the Adult chart with “Love Song”.

The beautiful “Love’s Theme” by Love Unlimited Orchestra was the new #1 song, with Barbra Streisand’s “The Way We Were” dropping for now.

February 9, 1975

Cher‘s solo weekly TV show premieres on CBS with guest Elton John and Bette Midler.

1977 – The world’s first gay and lesbian film festival premieres in San Francisco. Frameline is the oldest ongoing film festival devoted to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) programming currently in existence

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

1980

on the USA song charts #5 Queen with “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”.

 1985

Madonna started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Like A Virgin’, a No.3 hit in the UK.

Wham!  with “Careless Whisper” jumped to the top of the Adult Contemporary chart and was #3 pop chart which had #9  Madonna “Like a Virgin” and Prince dropped to 10 with “I Would Die 4 (sic) U (sic)”.

 Madonna rose to #1 on the Album chart with Like a Virgin

02-09-1989 Ari-Pekka Liukkonen – Born in Pieksämäki, Finland. He is a Finnish swimmer that has competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. On February 2, 2014, Liukkonen came out as gay in a Yle Finnish TV interview, becoming one of the first out gay athletes in Finland. He was one of 49 out LGBT athletes that participated in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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

1994, Italy – Pope Iohn Paul II attacks the European Parliament resolution in favor of lesbian and gay rights.

1999 – The leader of the “moral majority” and founder of the anti-gay hate bastian Liberty Universality the “Reverend” Jerry Falwell claims that the purple-colored Teletubby named Tinky-Winky is gay.

1999 – The leader of the “moral majority” and founder of the anti-gay hate bastion Liberty University the “Reverend” Jerry Falwell claims that the purple-colored Teletubby named Tinky-Wink is gay.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: The Show’s products and characters became commonplaces at Pride where the toddler program had been niche confind prior to this best of all publicity.

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

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

2011,

Canada – The Canadian House passes a law protecting gender expression rights.

02-09-2015 

 Same-sex marriage begins in Alabama, making it the 37th state to allow gay marriages.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas and his boyfriend, Shawn Brier, become the first gay men in history to share the ceremonial “first kiss” held when a vessel returns from deployment.

2018 – Adam Rippon (born November 11, 1989) is an American figure skater. He won the 2010 Four Continents Championships and the 2016 U.S. National Championships. Rippon was selected to represent the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongchangSouth Koreawhere he won a bronze medal thus becoming the first openly gay U.S. male athlete to win a medal in a Winter Olympics. Later that year, he won season 26 of Dancing with the Stars with professional dancer Jenna Johnson, making Rippon the first openly gay celebrity to win the competition.

2022

Sexuality & STEM in the past and present: An LGBT History …

Eventbrite – Sexuality & STEM in the past and present: An LGBT History Month event – Wednesday, 9 February 2022 at The Loft, Birmingham, West Midlands.

In this talk, Steven Dryden, Sound Archive and Humanities Reference Specialist, will explore the printed and oral testimonies that capture a history of women within the gay liberation movement in the UK during the 1970s and 1980s.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: the above is an event occurring today in LGBTQ2 history, while the below is today’s global reporting of ongoing, and today’s post just too much demonstrates the traditional, continuing and status quo problems and barriers faced by women of all sexual orientations and across ethnicity.

the cold war got hot again

https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/02/09/russian-government-seeks-closure-lgbt-rights-group

Russian Government Seeks Closure of LGBT Rights Group | Human Rights Watch

This week, Russia’s Justice Ministry filed a lawsuit seeking to “liquidate” Sphere Foundation, the legal entity under which the Russian LGBT Network operates, arguing the group’s activities run contrary to “traditional values.”www.hrw.org

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: Dear Religion claiming being not heterosexual is abusive – do you mean abusive relationships like – absenteeism, you are never good enough – like gods and followers? abusive like that? abusive like rape is not a problem and not obeying is? abusive like that?

religion is delusional and enforced with genocide

Blasphemy is Duty where not punishable by death

Sydney’s Penrith Christian School Equates Being LGBT with Abusive Relationships – Star Observer

Penrith Christian School has listed transgender identity and same-sex attraction alongside “abusive relationships” as behaviours “not acceptable to God” in its enrolment application.www.starobserver.com.au

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: time to stop religions from preying upon children and teens at all preachers and teachers are the preferred pedophile professions, along with sports coaches

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10486939/Scott-Morrison-promises-ban-church-schools-excluding-LGBT-students.html

Scott Morrison promises to ban church schools from excluding LGBT students | Daily Mail Online

Scott Morrison will seek to win over his party room on religious discrimination protections with a promise to ban church schools from excluding LGBTQI+ students.www.dailymail.co.uk

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

In Canada, before Marriage Equality 60% were against and a year later, that many were for, because 1 nothing changed for heterosexuals and 2 the economy grew because more could marry and marriage tourism from the USA increased

https://theconversation.com/lgbt-rights-in-eastern-europe-explaining-financial-benefits-makes-a-big-difference-to-peoples-views-new-findings-176764

LGBT rights in eastern Europe: explaining financial benefits makes a big difference to people’s views – new findings

Promising findings in Serbia, Ukraine and Turkey show what can be achieved with a bit of information.theconversation.com

The Fights Ahead For The LGBT Community In Australia – Star Observer

Now more than ever, it’s important that the LGBTQI community continues to advance the causes that we are passionate about and hold ground on the hard-fought rights secured.www.starobserver.com.au

Ugandan court to rule on shutdown of LGBT ally organisation Chapter Four – Erasing 76 Crimes

Uganda’s High Court in Kampala has set March 18 as the date to rule on an application seeking to quash the government’s decision to indefinitely suspend the activities of LGBT ally and …76crimes.com

LGBT History Month: How Far Has the Workplace Come? – Employee Benefits

It’s LGBT History Month this February. A time to celebrate LGBTQ+ history. So, we thought it was the perfect moment to shed some light on whether the UK workplace has progressed in its fight towards a more equal workplace for those within the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, plus) community. According to the Office of […]employeebenefits.co.uk

https://www.rcnky.com/articles/2022/02/07/union-rejects-lgbt-fairness-ordinance

Union Rejects LGBT Fairness Ordinance | The River City News

Written by Michael A. Monks, LINK nky chief content officer”Unapologetically, yes.”www.rcnky.com

Polish court acquits IKEA manager who fired employee for quoting the Bible in response to LGBT community event

The manager of an IKEA store who stood accused of religious discrimination was acquitted on Friday by a Polish court. Katarzyna N., the manager of the HR department for the IKEA store in Kraków, had been charged with restricting the rights of Janusz Komenda, an employee who was dismissed in May 2019 for posting Bible […]rmx.news

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

there needs to be either one or two trans categories in sports, in addition to men and women’s categories, other wise we may as well just have one

women’s sports need the same protection, and there is no biodiff between women across sexual orientation

https://www.wibc.com/news/local-indiana/senate-sets-hearing-on-transgender-athletes-bill-as-lgbt-groups-rally-in-opposition/

Senate Sets Hearing on Transgender Athletes Bill As LGBT Groups Rally in Opposition – 93.1FM WIBC

Senate Sets Hearing on Transgender Athletes Bill As LGBT Groups Rally in Oppositionwww.wibc.com

https://inews.co.uk/opinion/queer-as-folk-russell-t-davies-shown-schools-lgbt-history-1449215

Russell T Davies’s ‘Queer as Folk’ changed my life, it should be shown in schools as part of LGBT History

The US version is about to rebooted, but I’m not sure we need a new version when the original is still so educationalinews.co.uk

https://thethaiger.com/news/regional/singapore/singapores-lgbt-content-ban-slammed-after-gay-kiss-caught-in-news-broadcast

Singapore’s LGBT content ban slammed after gay kiss caught in news broadcast

A video clip of two men, an Asian and a white man, sharing a kiss at the back of Channel News Asia’s correspondent who was reporting fromthethaiger.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – February 9 | Ronni Sanlo

https://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-february-9

Feb 9, 2018 — 1971 – Barely a month after the TV show All in the Family takes to the air, Archie discovers that one of his bar buddies, an ex-football player, …

The Lavender Effect

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Gay History – February 9: Irish Poet Brendan Behan, Archie …

https://womenshistorynetwork.org › 9th-february-2022…

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LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

Most of the above is copied from one of the sites cited as sources in the daily post and as linked at the end of every post.

the history of nonheterosexuals and different historical eras views are such that there is a there is a danger to apply current decadish of time, in 2021 to past decades and centuries; particularly without application of complete history.

There is a difference between adopting male attire in the era when clothing was spelled out in law, and lesbians who passed in public, differ from those who only change clothing for personal sexual gratification, in private “cross dressors” in the language of this same era.

Laws regarding clothing exist in many nations, including capitol punishment, this is why sexual orientation is a demographic, That heterosexual women continue to be denied reproductive rights, education and professions, even where won at court; that women are a demographic. That male and female persons who are ethnically different from the majority population and with differing experiences being merged into colour blind visible minorities are differing demographics.

the farther back in time the given individual is, and why on this blog, there is a under theme of Elvis Presley, as the most prominent modern era person of the 1900s Current Era; who was photographed almost every day of his adult life., and who’s number of days on this planet have resulted in his being one of the most recognizable individuals across all cultures on the planet, which in 1950s was 1 billion people, and by his death almost 4 billion, to the 8 billion currently existing on earth.

Why No has to be accepted

no. not even married people are owed sex. maritial rape occurs.

no single person has a right to sex, because no one owes sex to another person.

human rights are in the public square dignity and civil access to the public square

each person has the right to decide who is and is not involved in their at home out of public square life with the word “no”

which, word “no” is to be accepted. Without negotiating, without debate, without name calling, withouth negging, without stalking, withouth assaulting, without raping and without murdering.

https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v40/n06/amia-srinivasan/does-anyone-have-the-right-to-sexAmia Srinivasan · Does anyone have the right to sex? · LRB 22 March 2018When we see consent as the sole constraint on OK sex, we are pushed towards a naturalisation of sexual preference in…www.lrb.co.uk

“Cotton ceiling” is the transwomen complaint that lesbians respect the human rights of trans but do not date.

then call lesbians terf and accuse us of bigotry

for the same characteristics that heterosexuals oppressed and marginalized us in law and society.

men with a diagnosis, not content with human rights respected for them – use a phrase refering to undergarments connected to their sexual frustration and inability to understand the word “no” and “lesbian” who then resorts to name calling, “terf” and claiming bigotry on the part of the lesbian.

who is rejecting a date with a clothes away from heterosexual person, who cannot accept a no for a date

when the person at risk of sexual harm and disappointment is the lesbian saying no, which, every woman and every person has a right.

one person’s human rights, does not void another

and the inability to accept a no for an in the public square social encounter – is to then deny a no to sex; which is in effect trying to legally validate rape before it occurs.

no person has to ignore their own senses, their own knowledge and understanding of the word owing to another person’s self image.

the entire person has rights, not ideas and not body parts

that transwomen are more often the victim crime stat than the perp one, does not reduce lesbians, gay men and bisexuals, along with the heterosexual men and women who are also victims in criminal statistics.

and transwomen, do not get to burden women with the crime stats that fit male criminal patterns and not women’s criminal patterns, which tend to also be as a partner with a male counterpart.

the reasons for and the types of crime varies between the two genders in a sexually reproducing species, where some percentage of the population are sexual non-procreatively oriented, with some being sexually orientied to non-procreative and to procreative sex.

and in nations where clothing is not restricted by law and socially enforced via peers; many people assert individuality by blending clothes, which is different than those from previous generations, where there were legal consequences to doing so. including death sentences by law or by persons who discovered objective reality.

lesbians are not “non-men”, we are not “heterosexual men in women’s bodies”. we are not defined phallocentrically.

http://sjwiki.org/wiki/Cotton_ceiling

lesbians do not seek out transwomen, males seek out transwomen for sexual encounters

https://read.dukeupress.edu/tsq/article/1/1-2/156/91737/PornographyPornography | TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly | Duke University Pressread.dukeupress.edu

so from being objectified by heterosexual males to having transwomen redefining lesbian…

demonstrating that transwomen are in the incel male group who are confused why women, especially lesbians do not have any interest in dating them

https://medium.com/@mirandayardley/girl-dick-the-cotton-ceiling-and-the-cultural-war-on-lesbians-and-women-c323b4789368Girl Dick, the Cotton Ceiling and the Cultural War on Lesbians and WomenThe Cotton Ceiling, coined by a male “lesbian” pornographer, refers to the barrier trans women face when denied access to sex with…medium.com

to pop culture – grooming for predators – a walk back through decades

400 year old vampire – the ultimate predator – groomed teenaged human girl…

training heterosexual girls, teens and women to seek out predators for protection

Internet sexual predators vs pop culture celebration of that very problem

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flowers_in_the_AtticFlowers in the Attic – Wikipediaen.wikipedia.org

how pop culture and pedophilia, and grooming women and children occurs

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073115/The Story of O (1975) – IMDbThe Story of O: Directed by Just Jaeckin. With Corinne Cléry, Udo Kier, Anthony Steel, Jean Gaven. Photographer O’s lover takes her to a Château, where she is, like other women there, naked, humiliated by whipping, sexual abuse by men etc. When O leaves, her lover gives her to his much older step-brother.www.imdb.com

adult porn fetishizing children 1954

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Story_of_OStory of O – Wikipediaen.wikipedia.org

from pulp mass publication to the internet, interactive, and without an editor

People sometimes ask how p@rn is related to youth transitioning. This is a brilliant, tragic explanation.
https://pitt.substack.com/p/transgenders-connection-with-pornographyTransgender’s Connection with Pornography: It’s UndeniableI am a parent of female child who has Rapid Onset of Gender Dysphoria (ROGD). This is a new phenomenon where a child, who was perfectly happy in his or her body until right around puberty, suddenly announces that he or she is the opposite sex. In the case of my daughter, when she developed this condition, she threw away all of her feminine clothes, cut her hair super short, refused to go out in public without a chest binder and stopped shaving her legs. And, of course, she came up with a new male-sounding name and insisted that everyone use it, along with the associated male pronouns.Show Morepitt.substack.com

children who were groomed groom others and even adult women will defend the predators for the same was groomed reasons.. .meanwhile the lesbians who object to trans are being called terfs and blamed for the assaults, rapes and murders done by heterosexual men.

just to give a refresher – here is marketing and grooming 101

on a topic that is a bit less stressful than trying to legitimately protection children and teenagers, and also vulnerable younger adults

who in the normal intergenerational cycle have a rebellion against and an approval conformity need to be with peers rather than families

and with generations of adults who are gay, lesbian and bisexual, who as teens or children were thrown out of our families of origins

the why the teens and children are vulnerable to predators

and the need to protect spaces that protect the most vulnerable

women’s rape and crisis centres, and dedicated to women’s health information, safety, along with their teens and minor children

the criminal statistics of who perpetuates the most violence is heterosexual men across all ethnicities; with men with a diagnosis of trans given a veneer of academic university studies; prioritizing trans women over women; is a crisis in health care services, which all should be understanding this long into a global pandemic, the need for universal access, rather than for profit systems.

in the 1970s tv commercials stopped showing babies in only diapers owing to the realization that this was free pedophile porn delivered during the day time and early evening broadcast tv.

the 1980s was Web one: the Information highway, as the early internet was named, We are now in Web 3.0. and Web 2.0 was the social media era when anyone could be a content provider, and the public did not understand what the internet really was, and became content.

Web 1.0 was data sharing and only porn, behind paywalls, made money. computers were used by military, government, big businesses, and few people in western nations had a computer at home.

Web 2.0 social media, every western home had at least one computer, and only advertising made money; the internet extended thoughout the globe and the internet was the start of the global era of interconnected and directly contactable person to person.

Web 3.0 BIg Data and The Dark Web

those who feared the database in the 1980s, turned out to not be dire enough.

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/Media/Pages/How-Cigarette-Advertisements-Influence-Teens.aspxHow Cigarette Advertisements Influence Teens – HealthyChildren.org​The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) discusses the how cigarette advertising can influence teens.www.healthychildren.org

It is curious that heterosexual men who do the assault, rape and murder are not being held to account but rather women and especially lesbians

“homophobia” and “transphobia” are heterosexual male words to explain at court as reasonable obvious crimes

these words being used against lesbians with particular name calling , but also bisexuals, gay men and even heterosexuals for saying no to a date is to deny non-transgender persons their human right to make life decisions.

people forget the expression “wolf in sheep clothing”

LGBTQ2 for September 13

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1931 – Lili Elbe (28 December 1882 – 13 September 1931), possible intersex and the recipient of the first sex-reassignment surgery, dies. She married Gerda Gottlieb in 1904 in Denmark, a marriage that the King of Denmark invalidated in 1930 in Germany. Lili dies of post-surgical complications as her body rejects her new uterus. The film The Danish Girl is based on her story. In 1932, Man Into Woman, the Story of Lili Elbe’s Life is published.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

September 13, 1955

Little Richard entered J&M Studios in New Orleans for a two day recording session. Things were not going well and during a break, Richard and his producer, Bumps Blackwell, went to the Dew Drop Inn. With few people there and an old upright piano, Richard started playing like crazy, singing loud, lewd and hamming it up. Blackwell was stunned… why couldn’t he record this? They went back to J&M with only fifteen minutes left in the session and “Tutti Fruiti, good booty” became “Tutti Fruiti, aw-rootie”. The song would be Richard’s break-out hit and managed to make it to #17 early the following year, but a cover by Pat Boone over shadowed Richard’s version and went to #12 on the Billboard Pop chart.

1958

Sexuality Ambiguous and continued to be undeclared in 2021: Cliff Richard made his British TV debut on Jack Good’s Oh Boy program, where he performed “Move It”. Before he was allowed to appear on the show, Richard was ordered to remove his Elvis inspired sideburns, which he did. 

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

1960

With the American music scene still reeling from the “payola” scandal, the US Federal Communications act was amended to outlaw payments of cash or gifts in exchange for airplay of records.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1975, Canada – A large gay rights march sponsored by Coalition for Gay Rights in Ontario calls for reinstatement of John Damien who had been fired as a judge for the Ontario Jockey Club because he was gay. Protestors call for the inclusion of sexual orientation in human rights code.  

1977 – 

Soap premieres on ABC with then unknown Billy Crystal playing Jodie Dallas, one of TV’s first prominent and sympathetic gay characters. His character’s initial plot involved an almost sex change for his in the closet football boyfriend, main plots were being chased by women who could not accept his gayness, confronting a cult, trying to adopt his own daughter, having a lesbian roommate and ending with the character thinking he was an elderly Jewish man instead of the gay character in the pilot. The show was a spoof and included aliens and the afterlife, SOAP concluded on the spin off Benson.

September 13, 1979

ABBA ventured to the other side of the Atlantic for the first time (and only time) in their career, opening up at the Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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

1980

Queen moved from 23 to 9 with “Another One Bites The Dust” on the USA song charts with  The Game LP being 4.

 On the USA LP Charter, at 10 the “Xanadu” Soundtrack.

1982

RCA Records announced that David Bowie had left for the South Seas where the filming of “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence” was to begin.

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

1991

Geffen Records threw a party to launch Nirvana’s single ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. The band ended up being thrown out of their own party after starting a food fight.

1995, Canada –The Celluloid Closet premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival. It  is a 1995 American documentary film written and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. The film is based on Vito Russo‘s book of the same name first published in 1981 and on lecture and film clip presentations he gave in 1972–1982. Russo had researched the history of how motion pictures, especially Hollywood films, had portrayed gaylesbianbisexual and transgender characters. The film was given a limited release in select US theatres, including the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, in April 1996, and then shown on HBO.

1996 – The U.S. Congress defeats a bill that would ban employment discrimination against lesbians and gay men: by ONE vote.

1997: The newly crowned Miss America, Kate Shindle, vows to dedicate her term to youth HIV prevention. When schools rein her in, she later tells Poz magazine, “Sometimes I feel like I’m banging my head against the wall.”

Elton John’s single “Candle in the Wind 1997” was released in the U.K., adn became the biggest selling single ever.

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

2001 – On Pat Robertson’s 700 Club, Jerry Falwell WRONGLY says feminists and gays and lesbians were responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

2004, Australia – The Gay and Lesbian Kingdom declares war on the Australian government for its failure to recognize same-sex marriages. They form a micro-nation and, under the Unjust Enrichment law, demand territorial compensation. While there was no military action, it did cement the Kingdom’s assertion that they exist as an independent country. The Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands (also known as The Gay Kingdom of the Coral Sea – for example on postage stamps) was established as a symbolic political protest by a group of gay rights activists based in Australia. Declared in 2004 in response to the Australian government’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages, it was founded on Australia’s external overseas Territory of the Coral Sea Islands, a group of uninhabited islets east of the Great Barrier Reef. It is an expression of queer nationalism.

2010: 

Chief of the Defense Force of Australia Angus Houston issues an order lifting the ban on transgender personnel.

George Michael was sent to jail for eight weeks after being convicted of driving under the influence of drugs and possessing cannabis in Hampstead, north London last July. He smiled in disbelief as the sentence was passed and he was led away to the cells.

2021

Blogger Nina Notes: if not for religion, eh..

Spong made headlines as the bishop of the Diocese of Newark, where he served for more than two decades and in 1989 ordained the first openly gay male priest in the Episcopal Church. He would later go on to ordain about three dozen LBGTQ clergy in the diocese by the time he retired, Religion News Service reported in 2013.

He also championed women clergy, making sure that any church in his diocese that was searching for a new priest interviewed at least one woman candidate, said Bishop Bonnie Perry of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan.

That put him lightyears ahead of leaders in the Episcopal Church, said Perry.

https://religionnews.com/2021/09/12/bishop-john-shelby-spong-firebrand-cleric-who-championed-lgbtq-inclusion-in-the-episcopal-church-has-died/Bishop John Shelby Spong, firebrand who championed LGBTQ inclusion, has died(RNS) — Spong made headlines when he ordained the first openly gay male priest in the Episcopal Church.religionnews.com

meanwhile, because of religion:

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/09/12/oas-commission-calls-for-venezuela-to-protect-lgbtq-rights/Inter-American commission calls for Venezuela to protect LGBTQ rightsCountry remains embroiled in political, economic crisiswww.losangelesblade.com

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210913000758[Us and Them] ‘We are here,’ say LGBT Koreans — but so is the hateFrom the most mundane of activities to larger goals such as being widely accepted by society, the lives of sexual minorities in South Korea are fraught with difficulties. “I don’t go to a hospital unless it is known as being queer-friendly. Usually I just don’t go to hospitals,” said Jung-hyun, who is currently transitioning to male. Jung-hyun, a pseudonym, says the mismatch between his male …www.koreaherald.com

https://dailyutahchronicle.com/2021/09/12/u-lds-apostle-byu-address-lgbt-community/?unapproved=119304&moderation-hash=4d51415a069856532343461426aa78e4#comment-119304U Community Reacts to LDS Apostle BYU Address Concerning LGBT Community – The Daily Utah Chronicle  On Aug. 23, 2021, Jeffrey R. Holland gave a speech around 67 miles south of the University of Utah at Brigham Young University, highlighting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ stance on the LGBTQ+ community. Holland, one of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church, quoted a speech given by Elder…dailyutahchronicle.com

https://www.projectq.us/five-frontrunners-for-atlanta-mayor-talk-lgbtq-issues/Five frontrunners for Atlanta mayor talk LGBTQ issues | Project Q AtlantaWith less than two months before Atlanta elects a new mayor, LGBTQ and allied voters face a crucial decision about who leads the city through 2026 — and possibly 2030. From a whopping 14 candidates, five have emerged from the scrum to lead the race to replace Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. Project Q has asked the frontrunners […]www.projectq.us

and because of religion, instead of having lives, we had to fight to have rights to have lives

https://www.dailyuw.com/arts_and_culture/galleries_museums/article_08dc9280-1456-11ec-88e9-27cef2707bbe.htmlSaying goodbye to ‘Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBT Movement’ at MoPopSeattle has had a long and rich history in LGBTQIA+ activism. According to the LGBTQ Activism in Seattle Project created by The Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project andwww.dailyuw.com

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/09/13/poll-57-of-americans-back-bipartisan-deal-on-lgbtq-rights-religious-liberty/Poll: 57% of Americans back bipartisan deal on LGBTQ rights, religious libertyPlurality want Congress, not courts, to resolve issuewww.washingtonblade.com

https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/09/13/love-is-love-three-lgbtq-friendly-series-to-warm-your-heart/Love is love: three LGBTQ friendly series to warm your heart | Cyprus MailBy Constantinos Psillides Last week Netflix dropped its long-awaited LGBTQ-oriented animation series Q-Force, telling the story of a super-spy who revealed that he was gay during his graduation speech. As a result, he is relegated to a team of other misfit queer characters but stumbles upon a global conspiracy and…cyprus-mail.com

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Today in LGBT History – September 13 | Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 8

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1907 – Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) and Alice B. Toklas (April 30, 1877 – March 7, 1967) meet in Paris for the first time and stay together until Stein’s death in 1946. Gertrude was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. Born in the Allegheny West neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and raised in Oakland, California, Stein moved to Paris in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. Alice was an American-born member of the Parisian avant-garde of the early 20th century. Gertrude and Alice hosted a Paris salon where the leading figures of modernism in literature and art, such as Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Ezra Pound, and Henri Matisse, would meet.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1975 – Vietnam veteran Sgt. Leonard Matlovich (July 6, 1943 – June 22, 1988) appears on the cover of TIME Magazine stating, “I am a homosexual.” Matlovich was the first gay US service member to come out. When he died, he was buried without a name and known only as Gay Vietnam Veteran. His epitaph reads: ‘When I was in the military, they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one.’

Neil Sedaka and Elton John released the single “Bad Blood”.

1978

David Bowie’s “Stage” album was released by RCA Records.

1979

dropping to eight on the USA Song charts, Barbra Streisand with “The Main Event/Fight”

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

1983 – The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco rules that federal immigration authorities cannot prevent lesbians and gay men from entering the country purely on the basis of their sexuality

1984

 Cyndi Lauper had #3 on the USA charts with “She Bop”

1988

Elton John holds an auction of his stage costumes in London, England and nets $6.2 million.

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

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

2003

In a show beamed live to 21 movie theaters across Europe, David Bowie performed the first interactive concert that allowed audience members at the various locations to talk to him and make song requests.

2006

Whitney Houston filed for divorce from Bobby Brown.

2008 – Rachel Maddow (born April 1, 1973) becomes the first openly gay or lesbian anchor of a major prime-time news program in the United States as host of The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. In 1995 Rachel Maddow became the first openly gay or lesbian American to win an international Rhodes scholarship. In 2001, she earned a Doctor of Philosophy in politics at the University of Oxford. Her dissertation is titled HIV/AIDS and Health Care Reform in British and American Prisons. Maddow splits her time between Manhattan, New York and West Cummington, Massachusetts with her partner, artist Susan Mikula. They met in 1999, when Maddow was working on her dissertation. Maddow has dealt with cyclical depression since puberty. In a 2012 interview, she stated, “It doesn’t take away from my joy or my work or my energy, but coping with depression is something that is part of the everyday way that I live and have lived for as long as I can remember.”

2012 – Ana Ima Rivera Lassen (born 1955) becomes the third woman, first Black woman, and first openly lesbian person to be the president of the Puerto Rican Bar Association of lawyers. She has received many awards and honors for her work in the area of women’s rights and human rights, including the Capetillo-Roqué Medal from the Puerto Rican Senate, the Martin Luther King/Arturo Alfonso Schomburg Prize, and the Nilita Vientós Gastón Medal. She is a practicing attorney and serves on the faculty of several universities in Puerto Rico; she currently serves on the advisory council to the Program for Equality and Gender Equity of the Puerto Rican Judicial Branch.

2014

Cher was forced to postpone the second leg of her Dressed to Kill tour due to an acute viral infection.

2021

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/07/raven-symone-character-disney-lesbian/Raven-Symoné didn’t want her That’s So Raven character to be a lesbianRaven-Symoné spilt hot tea about her iconic Disney character, including that she could have been queer. But the actor said she turned it down.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.autostraddle.com/carly-usdin-first-date/Carly Usdin’s “First Date”: A Ten-Minute Lesbian Rom-Com That’ll Make You SwoonCarly wrote and directed First Date for Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine’s MEET CUTE series — and, as usual, their short films make me wish I was watching their feature films or Netflix series!www.autostraddle.com

https://www.newsweek.com/mob-attacks-20-year-old-gay-man-carves-homophobic-slur-his-flesh-1626898Mob Attacks 20-Year-Old Gay Man, Carves Homophobic Slur Into His FleshSpanish police are investigating the incident as a hate crime, said a spokesman at a press conference.www.newsweek.com

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/spain-gay-attack-lgbt-radical-b1916340.htmlRadical groups targeting gay men warns Spanish minister after Madrid attack | The IndependentLatest attack comes after a gay man was killed in Julywww.independent.co.uk

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gay-suicide-prevention_n_6137732de4b0aac9c01c11c3I Was A Gay Boy Who Tried To Kill Myself. Now I Know It Wasn’t My Fault. | HuffPost“For a long time, I thought I was the problem. I now know the problem was never me.”www.huffpost.com

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/boy-charged-assault-student-draped-gay-pride-flag-79884012Boy charged in assault on student draped in gay pride flag – ABC NewsAuthorities say a Georgia teenager faces juvenile charges after he attacked a student draped in a gay pride flag in a school cafeteriaabcnews.go.com

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/08/40-years-celebrity-interviews-attitudes-gay-menWhat 40 years of celebrity interviews taught me about attitudes towards gay men | Tim Walker | The GuardianIt used to be ‘Don’t talk about my private life!’ to avoid a tabloid onslaught. Thankfully there’s more acceptance todaywww.theguardian.com

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/education/2021/09/07/iowa-students-stage-walkout-winterset-junior-high-teacher-placed-leave-bisexual-lgbt-pride-flag/5755797001/Iowa students stage walkout after Winterset teacher placed on leaveWinterset Junior High students walked out of school Tuesday in protest over a teacher being place on administrative leave.www.desmoinesregister.com

anyone surprised?

https://patientengagementhit.com/news/medical-schools-lack-proper-data-to-address-lgbtq-health-disparitiesMedical Schools Lack Proper Data to Address LGBTQ Health DisparitiesMedical schools are failing to collect gender and sexual orientation data from students, which prevents them from addressing LGBTQ health disparities.patientengagementhit.com

anyone still surprised?

https://baptistnews.com/article/research-documents-how-fundamentalists-view-lgbtq-inclusion-as-a-zero-sum-game-they-are-losing/Research documents how fundamentalists view LGBTQ inclusion as a zero-sum game they are losing – Baptist News GlobalFundamentalist Christians are more likely than the rest of Americans to see advances by the LGBTQ community as a zero-sum game that proportionately erodes religious liberty for Christians, according to a new set of academic studies.baptistnews.com

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Today in LGBT History – September 8 | Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effecthttps://thelavendereffect.org/2013/09/08/september-8-in-lgbtq-history/

Our Daily Elvis

What do you call….an(d) answer

What do you call a religion that has no theology, it’s based on logic, reason and science and promotes individual thinking and needs you to question everything, and it’s moral code is based on common sense of doing what’s right Without Blindly Following a law, rule, a creed or dogma, or a tradition, or a religious and or political ideology and no need to gather in a tax exempt building once a week to pass the basket and listening to a con artist speaker or preacher who only care how much money he or she could make from you or some naïve, gullible, uneducated sheep minded people still following a dark age book written by some con men to fool the fools who believe them without question but with great devotion?

Alex Blue (Gay Man escaped Muslim nation owing to atheism in Canada)

Nina:

no idea. because atheist is the rejection of religion and nothing else.

Alex:

I call it: Non Delusional. 😁

Nina:


that is so good I did laugh out loud… that was brilliant Alex.

Alex

Thank you Nina ❤

Nina

you are kindly welcome I really needed that laugh.

we have to be alert this Canada election 2021 to the “conscious rights” that doctors are claiming to refuse abortion services – a new way to say religious rights or freedom of religion, when ideas do not have rights unless they are patentable… and that gives a person rights twice.. so we need to co-ordinate messages in our respective spheres of influence

because trans are trying the same thing and it is gaslighting to tell anyone to ignore their own perceptions and as a lesbian being called a terf while no one is paying attention to the fetish cotton ceiling or noticing the appalling terminology being used in the LGBT literature of front hole and back hole. as if women would describe our own bodies that very penis reference manner..

no one has to right to walk up to anyone and say you have to date me or you are bigot or start talking about genitals, which is the core of the trans dating debate.. which at the end of the planet, when children are soldiers and mass disasters.. who dates transgender is not in the top 1000 concerns. and as a lesbian on the concern about dating, I am very concerned lesbians and even heterosexual men are being told they do not have a no… finally something lesbians and straight men do have in common, but homophobia and transphobia are the hetero men’s words to make their having assaulted, raped and murdered reasonable. whereas, for lesbians, saying no individually is exhausting so it needs to be said as a demographic.

that religion and transgender theory may not be questioned, means they may be dismissed without debate.

that is not how reality, nor academia works

and co-opting intersectionality of ethnicity for genitals

and saying diversity while defining words to include the opposite

is to end the meaning of words, not expand them

and no person is obligated to ignore their own senses and knowledge on behalf of another, especially a stranger with no positive reason to be self identifying into a demographic defined most understandably to any person as not involving a penis, regardless of how the person refers to or names it.

Lesbians are not nonmen who are attracted to other non men

nor are lesbians heterosexual men in women’s bodies

and doctors can only observe and record what is measureable

doctors do not assign, unless there has been some question of what was observed or an accidental mutilation and cover up, as in documented cases of doctors using patients to make names for the doctors to name things

if a person lives in a nation where human rights, which include responsibility

then no one has any right to redefine words or call you named and accuse you of bigtory for not dating a person who does not appeal to you

any more than you will have a bad time after death if you do not obey a religious concept of how to behave depending on your gender

which, gender is your biologicial sex, owing to be homo sapiens, a sexually reproducing species

with bisexuals enjoying both

gay men and lesbians enjoying one

and persons who are trans, have pansexuals and fetishizers

while all women

from hetero to bisexual to pansexual and especially lesbians

have male fetishizers, and cotton ceiling is the confession of denying lesbians human rights, including forming a demographic on shared characteristics

which those clothes from heterosexual from a lesbian perspective, do not.

as individuals and as a demographic, being an ally means respecting boundaries where human rights gets to define them: no to a date

and responding to no with name calling, debates and redefining words

accusations of bigotry

is more than a red flag, and reveals the exact relationship being demanded

and bizarrely supported by adults who should know better

especially in a kink aware community, even if not kinky.

if there is not a not to a date, then there is not a no to sex

and consent requires informed and if there is no

no to a date nor to sex, then there is no safeword

which, to religion, atheist is

and to keep oneself who is at rape risk, no to a date is supposed to be safe to say

otherwise, no women has rights to self determination

August 3 for lgbtq2

1969

Three Dog Night, the Moody Blues, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Canned Heat, Little Richard, the Sir Douglas Quintet, Dr. John, and Mothers of Invention performed on the final day of the Atlantic City Pop Festival at Atlantic City Race Track in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

1974

on the usa song charts at 2 f Elton John’s “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”.

while LP charts, Caribou from Elton John remained at #1 for the third week 

1985

Aretha Franklin’s “Freeway Of Love” was the new #1 on the R&B chart.

Madonna scored her first UK No.1 single with ‘Into The Groove’. The track was taken from the movie ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ which featured Madonna and Rosanna Arquette. ‘Into The Groove’ is Madonna’s best selling single in the UK, having sold over 850,000 copies.

Madonna became the first female artist to have three records in the British top-50 when “Into the Groove” entered the chart. “Holiday” and “Crazy For You” were the other two Madonna records on the British chart.

Tears for Fears let it all out and “Shout” resulted in a #1 song, taking over from “Everytime You Go Away” by Paul Young.  Sting had his first solo hit with “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free” and Whitney Houston came in fourth with “You Give Good Love”.

2001

Whitney Houston signed a recording contract with Arista Records for over $100 million.

2005

Melissa Etheridge announced that after nine months, she was cancer free.

2010

pop star Lady Gaga received a record 13 nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards. (She won eight awards, sweeping every category she was nominated in).

2021

https://globalnews.ca/news/8081756/megan-rapinoe-soccer-canada-loss-comments/amp/U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe faces backlash after ‘lose to Canada’ remark – National | Globalnews.ca“Obviously we never want to lose to Canada,” said Megan Rapinoe after her team’s ‘bitter’ loss to Canada at the Olympics soccer match.globalnews.ca

the bigger issue in sports

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/summer/soccer/quinn-first-openly-transgender-nonbinary-athlete-medallist-1.6126845Canada’s Quinn to become 1st openly transgender, non-binary athlete to win Olympic medal | CBC SportsCanada’s appearance in soccer’s gold-medal match won’t be the only first for the team in Japan later this week. Quinn, a 25-year-old midfielder from Toronto, will become the first openly transgender and non-binary athlete to win an Olympic medal.www.cbc.ca

https://beta.ctvnews.ca/national/entertainment/2021/8/3/1_5532447.htmlMatt Damon credits his daughter for ending his use of homophobic slurMatt Damon has admitted that he just recently stopped using a homophobic slur because he’s learned about ‘changes in modern masculinity’ from his daughter.beta.ctvnews.ca

https://www.rferl.org/amp/31391740.htmlFamily Flees Russia After Commercial Exposes Their Pro-LGBT Lifestylewww.rferl.org

https://www.tamilguardian.com/content/sri-lanka-refuses-acknowledge-lgbt-rightsSri Lanka refuses to acknowledge LGBT rights | Tamil GuardianSpeaking to the media, Government spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella maintained that Sri Lanka does not legally recognise the rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community.www.tamilguardian.com

https://southfloridagaynews.com/World/peru-lgbt-activists-express-concern-over-country-s-new-government.htmlPeru LGBT Activists Express Concern Over Country’s New Government | World | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

Words: legal and common meanings

a good example of abuse of human rights and public safety, it is not about always about oneself – rights include responsibility to others

it is not about the letter or word of the law, but the spirit and intention

for one’s own and other’s health and safety

not every word had to be debated nor every rule challenged

and when for self centred failing to consider the circumstances – speeding vehciles between drivers no longer able to eye coordinate traffic flow

inattention and distracted driving… as fatal for others as impaired or sleeping drivers

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/driver-was-holding-cellphone-even-though-hands-were-free-b-c-s-top-court-rules-in-distraction-case-1.5528892Driver was ‘holding’ cellphone even though hands were free, B.C.’s top court rules in distraction case | CTV NewsBritish Columbia’s highest court has upheld the distracted driving conviction of a man who insisted his cellphone was merely wedged between his thigh and car seat when he was stopped by police.bc.ctvnews.ca

really not. and the mass graves and the survivor stories are believable

while religion lies are not: the vatican has many pedophile scandals and the oppression of heterosexual women and the marginalization of nonheterosexuals

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/07/30/rheal-forest-residential-schools/Canadian priest accuses Indigenous victims of fabricating school abuse: ‘Kind of hard if you’re poor not to lie’The priest asserted that Indigenous children lied about sexual abuse to receive settlement money from the Canadian government.www.washingtonpost.com

another circumstance were arguing what words mean, and especially defining words for another person

is when told no to dating by an individual or by demographic definition of common understanding, particularly in demographic

bulling and gaslighting, name calling and shaming for a no is rape culture

who needs articles when there’s headlines?

words and actions across headlines

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/amazon-workers-petition-two-quit-over-anti-lgbtq-book-sales-n1273870Amazon workers petition and two quit over anti-LGBTQ book salesFed up Amazon workers petition and quit over anti-LGBTQ book saleswww.nbcnews.com

see also

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/29/why-workplace-equality-is-key-for-lgbtq-equality.htmlWhy workplace equality is key for LGBTQ equalityIn the United States, the struggle for LGBTQ rights has often revolved around employers and business owners discriminating against LGBTQ people.www.cnbc.com

lesbian space, not women space – words are being lost

https://www.utoronto.ca/news/u-t-study-looks-how-toronto-s-lgbtq-spaces-were-impacted-pandemicU of T study looks at how Toronto’s LGBTQ spaces were impacted by the pandemicA University of Toronto study is shining a spotlight on how the city’s LGBTQ community is being disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.www.utoronto.ca

representation matters

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/16/1016801763/lgbtq-characters-got-more-movie-screen-time-in-2020-glaad-study-findsNew Study Finds LGBTQ Characters Got More Screen Time In 2020 Movies : NPRThe advocacy group just released its annual film survey, which found the percentage of LGBTQ characters of color also increased. But it still cited issues with lack of transgender representation.www.npr.org

and around the world; lives those words describe

https://www.devex.com/news/opinion-the-humanitarian-sector-is-failing-lgbtq-survivors-of-conflict-100356Opinion: The humanitarian sector is failing LGBTQ survivors of conflictDespite global commitments to inclusion, humanitarian support for queerness and queer activism is failing members of the LGBTQ community in conflict and crisis areas.www.devex.com

https://www.aljazeera.com/podcasts/2021/7/16/the-killing-of-samuel-outrages-spains-lgbtq-communityThe killing of Samuel Luiz outrages Spain’s LGBTQ community | LGBTQ News | Al JazeeraFollowing the death of Samuel Luiz, members of the LGBTQ community in Spain are asking for the law to protect them.www.aljazeera.com

Lest We Forget says laws against demographics is the problem.

and it is an imaginary thing to be bothered that non heteros exist

https://www.rferl.org/a/hungary-orban-lgbt-eu/31361695.htmlHungarian PM Says EU Action On LGBT Rights Amounts To ‘Legal Hooliganism’The legal action launched against Hungary by the European Commission over measures it said discriminated against LGBT people amounts to “legal hooliganism” and is “shameful,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on July 16.www.rferl.org

https://www.rt.com/news/528354-slovenia-eu-lgbt-hungary/Slovenian PM says EU’s ‘imaginary values’ could trigger ‘collapse’ of bloc, amid Hungary LGBT row — RT World NewsSlovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa has condemned the EU’s western states for imposing “imaginary European values” without respecting local cultures. Jansa supports Hungary in its fight against LGBT content in schools and TV.www.rt.com

https://thehill.com/policy/international/europe/563413-euopean-commission-takes-legal-action-against-hungary-poland-forEuopean Commission takes legal action against Hungary, Poland for LGBT policies | TheHillThe European Commission on Thursday announced it will take legal action against Hungary and Poland for recently enacted anti-LGBT policies.thehill.com

a war of words. to war

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/563242-wyoming-bar-sold-t-shirts-bragging-about-shooting-lgbtq-peopleWyoming bar sold t-shirts about shooting LGBT people | TheHillA Wyoming motorcycle bar has reportedly decided to stop the sale of a shirt it carried that bragged about shooting members of the LGBT community, and included use of a homophobic slur, according to the thehill.com

MEANWHILE: why is this so difficult?

Lufthansa Group’s airlines — which include Lufthansa, Eurowings and Brussels Airlines — have historically welcomed travelers on board by referring to them as “ladies and gentlemen.”
In a statement, the airline said that on future flights travelers will be referred to as “guests,” or simply greeted with a cheerful: “Good morning here on board.”

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/lufthansa-gender-neutral-language/index.htmlLufthansa switches to gender-neutral plane greetings | CNN TravelEurope’s largest airline group, Lufthansa, announces plans to move away from greeting travelers as “ladies and gentleman” to gender-neutral welcome language.www.cnn.com

July 16 for LGBTQ2

1967

Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins, Janis Ian, David Blue, Mike Settle, Tom Paxton and Eric Andersen all appeared at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island.

1977

Barry Manilow had the #1 LP on the Billboard Hot 200 album chart with “Barry Manilow Live”. It has since been certified quadruple Platinum.

Barry Manilow Live was the new #1 album, dislodging Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours from the top spot temporarily. at six  Streisand Superman from Barbra

1995

Rap singer Queen Latifah was the victim of a car-jacking attempt that went wrong, leaving her bodyguard shot and wounded.

2012

2012

Queen’s 1975 classic Bohemian Rhapsody was voted as the UK.’s “Favorite No. 1 Single,” narrowly beating out Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’ for the top spot. The poll conducted by the Official Charts Company had The Beatles ‘Hey Jude’ at No.5, with Adele’s hit ‘Someone Like You’ at No.3.

2021

https://www.economist.com/china/2021/07/15/how-nationalism-is-making-life-harder-for-gay-people-in-chinaHow nationalism is making life harder for gay people in ChinaThey are increasingly viewed as agents of foreign influence | Chinawww.economist.com

https://kgab.com/cheyenne-bar-called-out-for-selling-violent-anti-gay-t-shirts/Cheyenne Bar Called Out for Selling Violent, Anti-Gay T-ShirtsWyoming Equality says the fact that a Cheyenne biker bar is being called out over the sale of violent, homophobic T-shirts shows the times are changing.kgab.com

https://www.dailypress.com/entertainment/books/vp-db-book-overlooked-obit-adams-071621-20210716-u4g44acjuzfnpmtszzbughryji-story.htmlOverlooked No More: Eve Adams, writer who gave lesbians a voice – Daily PressEve Adams published an early example of American lesbian literature written by a lesbian. Her “Lesbian Love,” a collection of short stories and illustrations, was published in February 1925. She was a target of what’s now the FBI, was arrested by police, and was deported in 1927.www.dailypress.com


https://toronto.citynews.ca/2021/07/16/hungary-writers-bookstores-brace-for-ban-on-lgbt-content/Hungary: Writers, bookstores brace for ban on LGBT content – CityNews Torontotoronto.citynews.ca

Lest We Forget says laws against demographics is the problem.

and it is an imaginary thing to be bothered that non heteros exist

https://www.rferl.org/a/hungary-orban-lgbt-eu/31361695.htmlHungarian PM Says EU Action On LGBT Rights Amounts To ‘Legal Hooliganism’The legal action launched against Hungary by the European Commission over measures it said discriminated against LGBT people amounts to “legal hooliganism” and is “shameful,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on July 16.www.rferl.org

July 14 for LGBTQ2

July 14, 1967

David Bowie released the single ‘Love You Till Tuesday’ which failed to reach the charts. Bowie’s 1969 showpiece film Love You till Tuesday took its name from the song, which also featured over the opening credits.

1979

Donna Summer had two songs in Billboard’s Top Ten, as “Hot Stuff” sat at number 3 and “Bad Girls” was number 1 – for five weeks.  Summer’s record label originally wanted her to give the song to Cher.

1986

Madonna was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with her second No.1 ‘Papa Don’t Preach’. Madonna also had the UK No.1 album with ‘True Blue’.

1989

Cyndi Lauper released the first close-captioned video, “My First Night Without You.”

1990
The Go-Go’s rejoined to record a new album, go on tour, write a book and star in a movie


1992
Aretha Franklin sang the U.S. National Anthem at the Democratic National Convention in New York City.


Olivia Newton-John discloses that she has breast cancer. She was later deemed fully recovered until 2018.1993

the U.S. Postal Service unveiled four stamps to mark the 100th anniversary of Broadway. Each illustrated a classic American musical — “Show Boat,” “Oklahoma!,” “Porgy and Bess” and “My Fair Lady.”

2003

Lisa Marie Presley performed her new single “Sinking In” on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”

2009

Whitney Houston appeared at the world premiere of her new album, “I Look to You” in London. A healthy-looking Houston appeared briefly on stage after Sony Music chief creative officer Clive Davis played nine tracks from the album. (In February 2012, she was found submerged in the bathtub in her suite in a Los Angeles hotel. A a coroner’s report ruled it an accidental drowning, though heart disease and chronic cocaine use were contributing factors.)

2021

https://www.rferl.org/a/funeral-lekso-lashkarava-georgia/31355892.htmlGeorgian Journalists Honor Colleague Who Died After Being Attacked While Covering LGBT MarchDozens of journalists have gathered to commemorate a Georgian television cameraman who was buried on July 13 after being viciously beaten while covering an LGBT event.www.rferl.org

https://www.rfi.fr/en/europe/20210714-eu-to-start-legal-action-against-hungary-s-anti-lgbt-lawEU to start legal action against Hungary’s anti-LGBT lawThe European Commission is preparing a formal legal procedure against Hungary, in response to a law that came into force last week that it considers to be discriminatory towards LGBT people and in vi…www.rfi.fr

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/13/china-lgbtqLGBTQ in China lament ‘dark day’ after social media crackdown | Censorship News | Al JazeeraAfter student-run accounts erased, China’s marginalised LGBTQ community fears worse to come.www.aljazeera.com

https://people.com/sports/tokyo-olympics-record-number-of-lgbtq-athletes-competing/Tokyo Olympics: Record Number of LGBTQ Athletes Competing | PEOPLE.comA record number of openly queer athletes are competing in the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, with Team USA making up the majoritypeople.com

https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/vancouver-pride-worldprideVancouver eyeing rainbow road to host WorldPride: biggest LGBTQ festival | ListedVancouver Pride Society is hoping to use a successful bid for Canada Pride in 2024 as a stepping stone to host WorldPride.dailyhive.com

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