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July 27 for LGBTQ2

1940

Billboard issues its first chart detailing what records are selling the most copies. Titled “National List of Best Selling Retail Records,” it’s a precursor to the Hot 100 and the first to count record sales (the existing charts are for sheet music sales, jukebox play and radio plugs). It’s not an exact science, as Billboard polls record stores to find out what is selling – a practice that stays in effect until the ’90s, when call-a-clerk is replaced with Soundscan technology. The first chart is dominated by big band hits,

1942

Peggy Lee recorded “Why Don’t You Do Right” with Benny Goodman.

1946

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan entered the R&B hit list with “Petootie Pie,” reaching #3—pretty good for a B-side. The A-side was the huge #1 hit “Stone Cold Dead in the Market.”

July 27, 1958

Fan’s of rock & roll music were warned that tuning into music on the car radio could cost you more money. Researchers from the Esso gas company said the rhythm of rock & roll could cause the driver to be foot heavy on the pedal, making them waste fuel.

July 27, 1973

The self-titled debut by the New York Dolls is released via Mercury Records (and produced by Todd Rundgren). The album spawns such glam/proto-punk classics as “Personality Crisis,” “Looking for a Kiss,” “Trash,” and “Jet Boy.”

1974

 Elton John’s“Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” was number two on the USA song chart

1978

Joy Division performed at the Roots Club, Leeds, England.

1983

Madonna released her debut album on Sire Records. which included songs like “Holiday,” “Lucky Star” and “Borderline.” Rolling Stone reviewer Don Shewey opined that Madonna “has a voice that takes some getting used to” but praised her for writing “good tunes — catchy and bare to the bone.” The album peaked at No. 16 in Canada and No. 8 in the U.S.

1985

 Whitney Houston’s solo single debut, “You Give Good Love” peaked at #3. A year earlier, the then-unknown singer recorded a duet with Teddy Pendergrass, “Hold Me,” which only reached #46.

part of 1980s genderfuck – now known as fluid

The Eurythmics had the #1 song in the U.K. with “There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)”.

1986

Queen became the first western act since Louis Armstrong in 1964 to perform in Easten Europe when they played at Budapest’s Nepstadion, Hungary, the gig was filmed and released as ‘Queen Magic in Budapest’.

1987

Whitney Houston released her single “Didn’t We Almost Have It All”.

1991

When Natalie Cole brought the idea of singing a duet album with her late father Nat King Cole’s old recordings to her label, EMI refused. She signed with Electra Records, recorded the album, titled Unforgettable. . .With Love, and today topped the album charts. Natalie Cole moved to #1 on the Album chart with Unforgettable With Love.

1996

Faux Lesbian marketing helps The Spice Girls score their first UK number one single with “Wannabe,” spending seven weeks at number one. The song won Best British-Written Single at the 1997 Ivor Novello Awards and Best Single at the 1997 Brit Awards.

2000

The “NSYNC Live” performance at Madison Square Garden was shown on HBO.

2021

https://southfloridagaynews.com/National/from-a-children-s-services-provider-discriminating-against-lgbt-couples-in-kentucky-to-nellie-s-naming-new-leadership-in-washington-d-c-this-week-in-across-the-country.htmlFrom a Children’s Services Provider Discriminating Against LGBT Couples to Nellie’s Naming New Leadership, This Week in Across the Country | National | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

religion is a poor framework to understand the world

https://southfloridagaynews.com/World/gay-nigerian-priest-makes-religion-serve-lgbt-people.htmlGay Nigerian Priest Makes Religion Serve LGBT People | World | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

https://www.interlochenpublicradio.org/2021-07-27/lgbt-rights-campaign-vows-court-fight-after-petition-drive-stallsLGBT rights campaign vows court fight after petition drive stalls | InterlochenThe Michigan Court of Appeals is the next stop for the petition campaign to add LTBTQ protections to the state civil rights law.www.interlochenpublicradio.org

hate is the only reason to disallow rights and public participation

https://www.modernghana.com/news/1095260/anti-lgbt-bill-lets-be-careful-and-not-generate.htmlAnti-LGBT Bill: Let’s be careful and not generate intense hate campaign against homosexuals — Kofi AkpalooThe founder of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Mr. Kofi Akpaloo has waded in the ongoing LGBT rights debate in the country saying people must be human toward them.www.modernghana.com

meanwhile in representation
https://www.cbr.com/masters-of-the-universe-major-lgbt-romance-teela/Masters of the Universe: Revelation Hints at a LGBT Romance for TeelaThe first five episodes of Masters of the Universe: Revelation hints at a major LGBT romance that could shake up the He-Man lore immensely.www.cbr.com

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https://www.modernghana.com/news/1095119/anti-lgbt-bill-must-you-police-two-consenting.html

indeed
https://www.cbc.ca/archives/entry/omnibus-bill-theres-no-place-for-the-state-in-the-bedrooms-of-the-nationCBC ArchivesTrudeau defends the sexual practices of Canadians, uttering the statement that made him famous.www.cbc.ca

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July 18 for LGBTQ2

1980

Closer, the second and final album from Joy Division, is released just two months after the suicide of founding member and singer Ian Curtis. Its claustrophobic, synth-laden sound, combined with Curtis’s nihilistic lyrics make it a defining moment in England’s post-punk scene.

1987

Whitney Houston made it three weeks in a row at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me).

1991

The very first Lollapalooza music festival is held in select locations throughout North America.   Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction and Living Colour appeared on the Lollapalooza Tour at the Compton Terrace in Phoenix, Arizona. Later on the tour included Jane’s AddictionSiouxsie and the BansheesNine Inch NailsLiving Colour, Ice-T, Butthole Surfers, Rollins Band, Violent Femmes and Fishbone.

800 guests saw Whitney Houston, dressed in a $40,000 Marc Bouwer wedding gown, marry Bobby Brown at her New Jersey home.  Those in attendance included Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Natalie Cole, Patti LaBelle and Freddie Jackson. After years of making tabloid headlines, she would file for divorce in September, 2006.

Blogger Nina Notes: If she;d been able to make her own music, not the labels. and marry Robin or another woman. she might still be alive.

1995

Selena’s album Dreaming Of You was released following her murder by her fan club president.

1998

The Beastie Boys went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Hello Nasty’, only the second rap album to make No.1 in the UK, the first being Wu-Tang Clan.

2014

Shakira becomes the first person to accumulate 100 million likes on Facebook.

2021

china and online

https://www.outinperth.com/lgbt-groups-in-china-removed-from-social-media-platform-wechat/LGBT groups in China removed from social media platform WeChat | OUTInPerth | LGBTQIA+ News and CultureDozens of LGBT groups in China have had their social media accounts deleted from popular social media platform We Chat. No official reason has been given.www.outinperth.com

india and gender and lgbtq… so heterowomen?

https://www.theweek.in/news/biz-tech/2021/07/18/gcpl-working-on-diversity-in-operations-promoting-inclusion-on-gender-and-lgbt.htmlGCPL working on diversity in operations, promoting inclusion on gender and LGBT – The Week‘In India we are grappling with low participation rates of women in the workforce’www.theweek.in

cyrpto…

https://yourdigitalwall.com/2021/07/18/pride-doge-coin-latest-cryptocurrency-project-first-to-support-the-lgbt-community/Pride Doge Coin Latest Cryptocurrency Project First to Support the LGBT Community | Your Digital WallPride Doge Coin (PDoge) is the latest meme coin to explode by over 100% day-over-day(YourDigitalWall Editorial):- Portland, Oregon Jul 17, 2021 (Issuewire.com) – Pride Doge Coin (PDoge), released Julyyourdigitalwall.com

https://www.nme.com/news/music/freddie-mercury-wrote-elvis-presley-tribute-bath-10-minutes-2996011Freddie Mercury wrote Elvis Presley tribute in the bath in 10 minutesFreddie Mercury wrote his tribute song to Elvis Presley in the bath in 10 minutes, his bandmates Roger Taylor and Brian May have said. www.nme.com

june 4 for lgbtq2

June 4, 1976

The Sex Pistols appeared at The Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England. The now legendary night is regarded as a catalyst to the punk rock movement. In the audience was, Morrissey, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook (soon to form Joy Division) and Mark E Smith, (The Fall). Tickets cost £1.

Elton John performed at the Capitol Theatre in Leeds, England.

1977

Barry Manilow reached #1 with “Looks Like We Made It” on the Adult Contemporary chart.

1985

Elton John began a high court battle with Dick James Music, seeking the rights to early songs and recordings plus damages estimated at more than £30 million ($51 million). The singer lost a six-month court battle to recover the copyright to 169 songs however, the court ordered Dick James to cough up millions in unpaid royalties.

1994

at number 2 Madonna with “I’ll Remember”

2002

On a CNN news show, phone-in guest George Michael was jeered and heckled by the live audience while he attempted to defend the content of the video for his new single “Shoot The Dog,” in which U.S. President George W. Bush was shown in bed with British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Michael insisted it was an attack on Blair and not on President Bush.

2003

Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera toured together, beginning in Phoenix, Arizona.

Lisa Marie Presley performed “Sinking In” at the halftime show of the NBA Finals game between the New Jersey Nets and the San Antonio Spurs.

2017

Ariana Grande’s Manchester benefit concert, with guest performers Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Liam Gallagher, Niall Horan and Pharrell Williams, aired on networks in 38 countries across five continents. An attack at her May 22 show in Manchester, England killed 22 people and left dozens injured. All net proceeds from the “One Love Manchester” concert were donated to victims and families affected by the attack. An audience estimated at 50,000 attended the more than three-hour concert.

2021

https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/bisexual-representation-on-television-48352512Bisexual Representation on Television | POPSUGAR EntertainmentIt’s hard to believe we’ve come a long way in terms of bisexual representation on TV, but in 2005, LGBTQ+ characters represented less than 2% on TV.www.popsugar.com

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/life/ammonite-helped-me-feel-pride-as-a-bisexual-woman-in-distant-dorset/Ammonite helped me feel Pride as a bisexual woman in distant DorsetSophie Cundall, an ambassador at LGBTQ+ youth charity Just Like Us, reveals how Ammonite impacted her as a bisexual woman in Dorset.www.gaytimes.co.uk

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/texas-man-who-used-app-target-gay-men-pleads-guilty-n1269585Texas man who used app to target gay men pleads guilty to hate crimesThe fourth and final man accused in a string of robberies and assaults that targeted gay men in Texas pleaded guilty and faces up to 26 years in prison, officials said.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/lesbian-bar-project-chronicles-decline-women-s-queer-spaces-n1269463 ‘The Lesbian Bar Project’ chronicles the decline of women’s queer spacesThe short film, executive produced by comedian Lea DeLaria, will also be used to raise money for the U.S.’s remaining lesbian bars.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/queer-mental-health-in-film-daisy-jones-bookCrazy Lesbian Trope In Media LGBT Mental Health CrisisThe ‘crazy lesbian’ trope is an exaggeration and sits in opposition to the reality that queer women are statistically far more likely to reckon with mental illness. The crazy lesbian isn’t real and yet the crazy lesbian is real.www.refinery29.com

https://msmagazine.com/2021/06/01/wmn-zine-lesbian-writers-art-poetry-publication/Fighting For the Term “Lesbian”: An Art and Poetry Publication Strives to Uplift Lesbian Writers – Ms. Magazinemsmagazine.com

https://www.statnews.com/2021/06/04/40-years-of-aids-should-have-taught-us-epidemiologic-humility/40 years of AIDS taught us epidemiologic humility. We need to apply that lesson in fighting Covid-19 – STATAn article published 40 years ago in a medical journal heralded the era of a mysterious and deadly new disease, now called AIDS.www.statnews.com

https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/844148-ricky-martin-shares-how-him-being-gay-is-hindering-careerRicky Martin shares how him being gay is hindering careerRicky Martin believes that his sexuality prevents him from having a successful careerwww.thenews.com.pk