Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes
1513: Spanish conquistador Vasco Nunez de Balboa discovers a community of cross-dressing males in present-day Panama and, according to reports, feeds at least 40 of them to his dogs.
1726, France – Diplomat, spy and soldier Chevalier d’Eon (5 October 1728 – 21 May 1810), who lived his first 49 years as a man and her last 33 years as a woman, is born in Tonnerre Burgundy, France. Doctors who examined d’Éon’s body after death discovered “male organs in every respect perfectly formed” but also feminine characteristics.
1840 – John Addington Symonds (5 October 1840 – 19 April 1893) is born. He is one of the earliest scholars of gay and lesbian issues. Symonds assisted Havelock Ellis in the writing of Sexual Inversion. A cultural historian, he was known for his work on the Renaissance, as well as numerous biographies of writers and artists. Although he married and had a family, he was an early advocate of male love (homosexuality) which he believed could include pederastic as well as egalitarian relationships, referring to it as l’amour de l’impossible (love of the impossible). He also wrote much poetry inspired by his homosexual affairs.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1943 –Lani Ka’ahumanu (born October 5, 1943) is a bisexual and feminist writer and activist and a frequent speaker on sexuality issue. She is the co-author of the book Bi Any Other Name. Lani serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Bisexuality.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
21 year old Paul Evans reaches the Billboard chart for the first time with a novelty song called “Seven Little Girls” (sittin’ in the back seat, kissin’ and huggin’ with Fred). Along with his own recording career, Evans wrote many hits for other artists, including Bobby Vinton’s “Roses Are Red” and The Kalin Twins “When”.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
1961 – The movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s, written by openly gay Truman Capote (September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984) and adapted for the screen by George Axelrod, opens in theaters.
1969 – The Washington Blade publishes its first issue. At that time it was called The Gay Blade and contained hard hitting journalism and gay activism.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
October 5, 1973
Elton John released his seventh studio album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Under the working titles of Vodka and Tonics and Silent Movies, Talking Pictures, Bernie Taupin wrote the lyrics to the album in two and a half weeks, with John composing most of the music in three days while staying at the Pink Flamingo Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road has now sold over 30 million copies worldwide and is his best-selling studio album.
Olivia Newton-John had her first chart topping album with “If You Love Me, Let Me Know”, which contained her third US number one single, “I Honestly Love You”. Elton John remained at #5 with Caribou
Queen released the single “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”.
at 3 on the USA LP Charts Tears for Fears and Songs From the Big Chair; at #4 after 68 weeks, the debut from Whitney Houston, and at 5 Madonna moved up with “Dress You Up”
Whitney Houston earned the #1 song on the Adult Contemporary chart with “Saving All My Love For You”.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Queen played the first of nine concerts at the Sun City Super Bowl, Sun City, Republic of Bophuthatswana (integrated into South Africa’s North West Province in 1994). The 1984 ‘The Works’ tours saw the reintroduction of older material to Queen’s live set, including songs from the first three albums.
1987 – Traverse City, Michigan, votes unanimously to repeal a law banning the sale of condoms in city limits.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
1990 – Dennis Barrie, director of the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, was acquitted of obscenity charges after displaying a Robert Mapplethorpe (November 4, 1946 – March 9, 1989) exhibit.
on the usa lp charts, at 5 Unforgettable With Love by Natalie Cole
1998 – The U.S. Congress killed an amendment by Rep Frank Riggs (R-CA) which would have barred San Francisco from using federal housing money to implement its domestic partner ordinance.
1999 – African scholar Ali Mazrui criticizes Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni for targeting gay and lesbian citizens for harassment and arrest.
Post 9/11 – From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2010: Court of First Instance of Hong Kong dismissed a judicial review in W v. Registrar of Marriages filed by a transsexual person, which concerned the constitutionality of marriage legislation and the interpretation of the “one man and one woman” clause.
2011: California Governor Jerry Brown signs Seth’s Law, requiring school districts across the state have a uniform process for dealing with complaints about bullying and mandating that school personnel intervene, when safe to do so, to stop bullying.
yes, we need human role models not just screen characters
we need opportunity for our real stories to be told, by and for us, not for or by heteros
https://www.cinemablend.com/movies/jake-gyllenhaal-on-stigma-of-brokeback-mountain-and-if-only-queer-actors-should-play-lgbt-charactersJake Gyllenhaal On ‘Stigma’ Of Brokeback Mountain, And If Only Queer Actors Should Play LGBT Characters Jake Gyllenhaal On ‘Stigma’ Of Brokeback Mountain, And If Only Queer Actors Should Play LGBT Characters | CinemablendShould a straight actor play a queer character? Brokeback Mountain alum Jake Gyllenhaal weighs in.www.cinemablend.com
tedious to those in the demographic that caused the conditions, most vulnerable groups and individuals are still waiting to be believed .
https://cfjctoday.com/2021/10/04/rothenburger-yet-another-apology-from-justin-trudeau-theyre-becoming-tedious/ROTHENBURGER: Yet another apology from Justin Trudeau; they’re becoming tedious | CFJC Today KamloopsKAMLOOPS – SO PRIME MINISTER Justin Trudeau has apologized to Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Chief Rosanne Casimir for…cfjctoday.com
joking is bullying – pointing out reality is not bullying.
every person should be safe in the public square
but trans rights are rolling back the gains and protections women have achieved and the law needs to balance that
and academics know better than to say an idea can not be questioned
https://www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/television/dave-chappelle-lgbtq-jokes-transphobicDave Chappelle Is Done With LGBT Jokes, After These Transphobic Ones – InsideHookDave Chappelle’s new Netflix standup special “The Closer” includes more transphobic jokes, even though he says he’s not against trans people.www.insidehook.com
academics is about discussing disturbing and divisive topics. it is the one place they are supposed to be civilly discussed
https://www.nbcnews.com/now/video/some-schools-ban-pride-flags-lgbtq-symbols-in-classrooms-122794565659Some schools ban Pride flags, LGBTQ symbols in classroomsPride flags are now being banned by schools in multiple states as some administrators claim that LGBTQ symbols can be too political or divisive. NBC News’ Matt Lavietes reports on how this can affect LGBTQ youths.www.nbcnews.com
I can imagine the records transmen will shatter of men’s records
the same way transwomen are replacing women’s records.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/mr-gay-world-changes-rules-allow-transgender-men-compete/Mr. Gay World changes rules to allow transgender men to compete / LGBTQ NationThe directive will apply globally to all license holders who host country-level competitions…www.lgbtqnation.com
gay men and lesbians, now clothes from heterosexual, queer indeed.
The Lavender Effect