LGBTQ2 for October 13

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1307, France – All Knights Templar members are arrested in a single night by order of Philip IV. The Order is then abolished in 1312 over “charges of heresy and sodomy” in order to “neutralize a rival power and satisfy greed.”

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

1970 – Bob Mellors (1950 – 24 March 1996)  and Aubrey Walter host the United Kingdom’s first Gay Liberation Front meeting at the London School of Economics. In 1970 Bob went to New York and became involved with the Gay Liberation Front (GLF)becoming friends with Aubrey Walter during demos outside the Women’s House of Correction in New York. Meeting up with the Black Panthers helped to crystallize their ideas on gay liberation and they decided to create a London version of the GLF. Bob Mellors was found stabbed to death at his home in Warsaw on 24 March 1996.

Janis Joplin‘s ashes are scattered off the coast of California.

October 13, 1973

On the USA Song charts: “Half-Breed” from Cher remained #1

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

1982 – Jerry Falwell and National Gay Task Force director Virginia Apuzzo (born June 26, 1941) debate gay rights on the Phil Donahue show. Ginny She is a former executive director of the National LGBTQ Task Force. She served as executive deputy of the New York State Consumer Protection Board and as the vice chair of the New York State AIDS Advisory Council. 

1984

The Prince album Purple Rain spent a 15th week at #1 on the USA LP charts

1987: In Washington DC, 600 people were arrested in an act of civil disobedience at the US Supreme Court to protest the Bowers v. Hardwick decision which upheld the constitutionality of Georgia’s sodomy law. It was the largest number to participate in an act of civil disobedience since the Vietnam War. (Federal law prohibits protesting on the steps of the US Supreme Court.)

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

1990, South Africa – The first Pride parade on the African content takes place in Johannesburg. Eight hundred people attend. It is organized by the Gay and Lesbian Organization of the Witwatersrand (GLOW) which was launched by gay anti-apartheid activist Simon Nkoli (26 November 1957 – 30 November 1998) in 1988.  He said, “I cannot be free as a Black man if I cannot be free as a gay man.” He died of AIDS in 1998 in Johannesburg.

George Michael collected his ninth #1 song and sixth as a solo artist with “Praying For Time”.

1993 – The Lesbian Avengers protest during a speech by Senator Sam Nunn (D) in New York City. Nunn fought to retain the military’s ban on gay and lesbian servicepersons.

1997 – The short story “Brokeback Mountain” by Annie Proulx is published in The New Yorker.

1998: The United States Supreme Court refuses an appeal in Equality Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, et al. v. The City of Cincinnati, in which the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit had twice found the city’s anti-gay Issue 3 constitutional despite the Supreme Court’s ruling in Romer v. Evans that struck down a state constitutional amendment that used substantially the same language.

1999 – President Clinton renews his call to include gay men and lesbians in hate crimes legislation.

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

2002 – Myers Park Baptist Church leaves the Southern Baptist Convention to become the first queer affirming Baptist congregation, kin Charlotte, NC.

2006 – In New York City, Michael Sandy  (October 12, 1977 – October 13, 2006), the gay African American man from Brooklyn who was beaten and then chased into the path of a speeding car on the evening of Sunday, October 8th, dies today after his family instructed doctors to take him off life-support. Sandy, who turned 29 on Oct. 12th, had been in a coma, never to regain consciousness, and diagnosed brain dead since the attack. The three Brooklyn men who were charged with hate crimes in the attack on Sandy – John Fox, 19, Ilya Shurov, 20, and Gary Timmins, 16 – were charged with assault and robbery as hate crimes. On this day, NY police announced that the crimes would be upgraded to include murder.

2009: 

Ugandan Member of Parliament David Bahati introduces the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill which would broaden the criminalization of same-sex relationships in Uganda and establish the death penalty for HIV-positive people engaging in sexual activity with people of the same sex or with those under 18.

– Actor George Takei (born April 20, 1937) and his husband Brad Altman are the first same-sex couple to appear on “The Newlywed Game.” In October 2005, Takei revealed in an issue of Frontiers magazine that he is gay and had been in a committed relationship with his partner, Brad Altman, for 18 years; the move was prompted by then California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s veto of same-sex marriage legislation. Takei is an American actor, director, author, and activist. Takei is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek. He also portrayed the character in six Star Trek feature films and one episode of Star Trek: Voyager.

2021

https://www.abc10.com/article/news/local/sacramento/st-francis-high-discipline-queer-student/103-d80200ba-fdf2-48da-82c9-eea032070521Queer Sacramento student faces discipline from St. Francis High | abc10.comHoule and their family were first contacted by school administration following the 16-year-old’s election to homecoming court.

https://www.out.com/film/2021/10/12/new-scream-trailer-here-features-queer-main-characterThe New ‘Scream’ Trailer Is Here & Features a Queer Main CharacterDo you like scary movies with gay people in them?www.out.com

https://www.out.com/film/2021/10/12/queer-ya-novel-aristotle-dante-getting-movie-heres-whos-itQueer YA Novel ‘Aristotle & Dante’ Is Getting a Movie — Here’s Who’s In ItThe film is also helmed by trans director Aitch Alberto!www.out.com

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/576381-texas-removes-lgbt-youth-resource-page-after-complaint-from-abbottTexas removes LGBT youth resource page after complaint from Abbott challenger | TheHillA Texas agency has removed its resource page for LGBT youth after a Republican candidate challenging Gov.thehill.com

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thefreethinker/2021/10/hate-preacher-plans-to-reform-uks-lgbt-friendly-national-trust/Hate preacher plans to reform UK’s LGBT-friendly National Trust | Barry Duke  THE National Trust, established in 1895 as a heritage conservation charity, is “obsessed with LGBT issues” says anti-vaxxer Stephen “Birdshit” Green,www.patheos.com

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2196875/donations-from-lgbt-too-riskyDonations from LGBT ‘too risky’The National Blood Centre said on Tuesday that it empathises with an appeal by the LGBT community regarding their right to donate blood but Thailand is not yet ready to relax the strict criteria for blood donors from this higher-risk group.www.bangkokpost.com

https://www.chiangraitimes.com/health/thai-red-cross-refuses-blood-from-lgbt-community/Thai Red Cross Refuses Blood from LGBT Community – HealthThe Thai Red Cross Societies National Blood Centre said on Tuesday is not yet ready to relax the strict criteria for gay men blood donors from the LGBT community. National Blood Centre said it empathized with the appeal by the LGBT community regarding donating blood but they cannot relax their strict criteria especially from this […]www.chiangraitimes.com

Across the world, nearly 70 countries still criminalise consensual same-sex acts. As current Co-Chair (with Argentina) of the Equal Rights Coalition and current Co-Chair (with Cyprus) of the European Focal Points Network the UK has a unique opportunity to mobilise efforts to protect LGBT people worldwide.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-special-envoy-on-lgbt-rights-sets-out-global-lgbt-conference-ambitionsUK Special Envoy on LGBT+ rights sets out global LGBT+ conference ambitions – GOV.UKToday (11 October) Nick Herbert (Lord Herbert of South Downs), the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on LGBT+ Rights, hosted key conference partners to discuss the ‘Safe to Be Me’ Global LGBT Conference.www.gov.ukShareEmoji

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 14

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1306, France – Philip IV orders the arrest of two Knights Templar because they exchanged an obscene kiss” that pretty much covered their entire bodies.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1934 – Katherine “Kate” Murray Millett (Sept. 14, 1934- September 5, 2017) is born. Kate was in her mid-30s and a generally unknown sculptor when her doctoral dissertation at Columbia University, “Sexual Politics,” was published by Doubleday and Co. Her core premise was that the relationship between the sexes is political, with the definition of politics including, as she once said, “arrangements whereby one group of persons is controlled by another.” After teaching briefly at the University of North Carolina, she pursued her art career in Japan and then New York, where she took a job at Barnard College teaching English literature. In 1965 she married the Japanese sculptor Fumio Yoshimura, but she rejected many traditional ideas of marriage and eventually came out as a lesbian. Her autobiographical work Flying, published in 1974, told of the dizzying fame “Sexual Politics” had brought and her reaction to it. Sita, in 1977, dealt with her sexuality. She is survived by her spouse Sophie Keir.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1953 – Alfred Kinsey’s Sexual Behavior in the Human Female goes on sale reporting that “2 to 6% of females, aged 20-35, were more or less exclusively homosexual in experience/response.”

September 14, 1955

At Specialty Records in Los Angeles, Little Richard records his debut album, “Here’s Little Richard”. It would prove to be his highest charting LP in America, reaching #13. The collection contained two of his biggest hits, “Long Tall Sally”, which reached #6 in the US and “Jenny, Jenny”, which reached #10. Little Richard entered a New Orleans recording studio to begin two days of recording. Things were not going well and during a break, Richard and his producer; Bumps Blackwell went to the Dew Drop Inn for lunch. Richard started playing the piano in the bar like crazy, singing a loud and lewd version of ‘Tutti Frutti.’ With only fifteen minutes left in the session, Richard recorded the song and coined the phrase, ‘a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom.’ 

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – In New York City, Gay Activists Alliance stages the first of an orchestrated campaign of “zaps” in protest of continuing police harassment. They heckle Mayor John Lindsay as he enters the Metropolitan Opera House for its opening night gala.

1979, Canada – In Smeaton, Saskatchewan an education arbitration board orders teacher Don Jones reinstated to job from which he was fired for being gay.

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

1984

The first MTV Video Music Awards show was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, hosted by Bette Midler and Dan Aykroyd. Herbie Hancock was the night’s biggest winner with five awards, followed by Michael Jackson who won three.

David Bowie won Video of the year for ‘China Girl’ at the first MTV Video awards. The song co-written by David Bowie and Iggy Pop during their years in Berlin, first appeared on Pop’s album The Idiot released in 1977.

Madonna performed “Like A Virgin” while wearing a white wedding gown at the first ever MTV Video Music Awards.

1986 – Leslie Blanchard dies from AIDS in the arms of his partner of ten year, Miguel Braschi, in New York. Braschi’s name is not on the lease of their apartment so he is not protected by rent control. In 1989 the New York Court of Appeals case Braschi v Stahl Associates Co that decided that the surviving partner of a same-sex relationship counted as “family” under New York law and was thus able to continue living in a rent controlled apartment belonging to the deceased partner. In a subsequent appeal, the court found that a “more realistic, and certainly equally valid, view of a family includes two adult lifetime partners whose relationship is long term and characterized by an emotional and financial commitment and interdependence”. Application of this standard allowed Braschi to be considered a family member and prevented his eviction from the apartment. The decision represents the first time a court in the United States granted any kind of legal recognition to a same-sex couple

1989: Seven ACT UP members infiltrate the Stock Exchange and chain themselves to the VIP balcony. Above the trading floor a banner unfurls: SELL WELLCOME. Four days later, the company lowers the price of AZT, to $6,400 per year.

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

1999: Iowa governor Tom Vilsack issues an executive order prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the public sector.

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

2010, Israel – Israel’s Supreme Court, accepting the appeal of Jerusalem Open House, an LGBT organization, forces Jerusalem City Hall to fund the LGBT Pride Parade.

George Michael was sentenced to eight weeks in jail after he plead guilty to driving under the influence and drug possession. The incident occurred on July 4 when he crashed his car into a store.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Daily Elvis: September 14

LGBTQ2 for August 20

1308, France –

Jacques de Molay (1243 – March 18, 1314), the leader of the Knights Templar, who denied sexual relations with two of his servants, finally admits to it. He was the 23rd and last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, leading the Order from April 20, 1292 until it was dissolved by order of Pope Clement V in 1307.Though little is known of his actual life and deeds except for his last years as Grand Master, he is one of the best known Templars.

1881 –

Dr. E.C. Spitzka of New York presents the case of Lord Cornbury, the colonial governor of New York and New Jersey in the early 1700’s, in a Chicago medical journal. Cornbury frequently appeared in public wearing female clothing. Spitzka describes Cornbury as a sexual pervert, “a degraded, hypocritical and utterly immoral being.”

1882

Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” debuted in Moscow.

1916

The New York Times publishes a review of Edward Carpenter’s (August 29, 1844 – June 28, 1929) autobiography. Carpenter’s book was among the earliest in which an author self-identified as homosexual. He was an English socialist poetphilosopheranthologist, and early activist for rights for homosexuals.

August 20, 1965

Davy Jones & The Lower Third released the single ‘You’ve Got a Habit of Leaving’ the last song that David Bowie (born David Jones), released before changing his name to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of The Monkees, and the first of two singles that he recorded with The Lower Third after leaving his previous band, The Manish Boys.

1969

“Staircase,” a film in which Rex Harrison and Richard Burton play lovers, has its world premiere. The film, like the play, is about an aging gay couple who own a barber shop in the East End of London. One of them is a part-time actor about to go on trial for propositioning a police officer. The action takes place over the course of one night as they discuss their loving but often volatile past together and possible future without each other. t was panned by most critics, including Roger Ebert, who gave it one star in his review and called it “an unpleasant exercise in bad taste. Rarely seen on television, the film was broadcast by Turner Classic Movies during its June 2007 tribute to gay cinema.

1977

Syndicated columnist Mike Royko includes Anita Bryant on a list of the ten most obnoxious people in America.

Barbra Streisand topped the Adult Contemporary chart for a fourth week with “My Heart Belongs to Me”.

1978 –

Ronald Reagan announces his opposition to the Briggs Initiative in California, which sought to ban homosexuals or anyone who was supportive of gay rights from being employed as a public school teacher. The Briggs Initiative, on the ballot as Prop 6, failed.

1979

Canada – Seven men staged Gay Sit-in for Justice in the office of Ontario Attorney General Roy McMurtry to demand a meeting about police and legal harassment of the gay community.

Canada – At the Sarnia, Ontario/Port Huron, the Michigan international bridge, lesbians on their way to the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival were harassed or turned back by U.S. Immigration officials. Formal complaints were made on behalf of Canadian women by the National Gay Task Force (NGLTF).

1983

The Eurythmics remained at 2 for the third week with their biggest career hit “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”.  the Human League was at #8–“(Keep Feeling) Fascination”, Taco reached #9 with “Puttin on the Ritz” and Culture Club had another Top 10 with “I’ll Tumble 4 (sic) Ya”.

Madness, Joan Jett, The Police and R.E.M. all appeared at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.

1987

The New York State Consumer Protection Board announces that a one-month supply of AZT costs consumers anywhere from $900 to $3,000, depending on where it was purchased.

1988

Elton John took a turn at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with his eighth #1 AC hit–“I Don’t Wanna’ Go On With You Like That”.

on the USA pop chart – George Michael’s “Monkey’ made an 8-2 move;  Elton John’s 47th hit and 23rd Top 10–“I Don’t Wanna’ Go On With You Like That” was at #4 with at 9 “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses and Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” moved into the Top 10.

1992

Iran – More than 90 gay men were arrested at a private party in Iran. Under Iranian law, homosexuals can be sentenced to death with the testimony of four men.

2001

A federal judge rules that Florida’s law banning lesbians and gays from adopting children is valid, saying the state has a legitimate interest in allowing only married heterosexual couples to adopt. The law is considered the nation’s toughest ban on gay adoptions, prohibiting adoptions by any gay or lesbian individual or couple. Anita Bryant’s hate-based Save Our Children campaign in Dade County branded all gays as pedophiles.

2021

https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-58271187LGBT in Afghanistan: ‘I could be killed on the spot’ – BBC NewsA gay student from Kabul tells Newsbeat how life has changed under the Taliban.www.bbc.com

https://www.euronews.com/travel/2021/08/20/polish-region-wants-to-remain-an-lgbt-free-zone-despite-risking-millions-in-eu-fundsPolish region wants to remain an ‘LGBT-free’ zone despite risking millions in EU funds | EuronewsPolish region wants to stay ‘LGBT-free’ despite risking EU fundswww.euronews.com

meanwhile..

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/08/18/drag-race-uk-victoria-scone/Six things you need to know about Drag Race UK’s Victoria SconeDrag Race UK has made herstory by casting the franchise first cisgender woman performer Victoria Scone, and she’s here to break some moulds.www.pinknews.co.uk

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