June 25 for LGBTQ2

June 25, 1969

The Hollies recorded “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother,” with Elton John playing piano. the song was re-released in late 1988 in the UK following its use in a television advertisement for Miller Lite beer, where it reached No.1.

1983

 Culture Club had to settle for #2 with “Time (Clock Of The Heart)”

“Let’s Dance” fell to #5 for David Bowie,

1999

The ABBA album Gold–Greatest Hits was certified as selling over six million copies by the RIAA.

2004

Elton John booked his first-ever concert in China, set for September.

2021

https://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/eligibility-rule-keeps-transgender-runner-out-of-u-s-olympic-trials-1.5485499Transgender runner CeCe Telfer ruled ineligible for Tokyo Olympics | CTV NewsTransgender runner CeCe Telfer will not be allowed to compete in the women’s 400-metre hurdles at U.S. Olympic trials because Telfer has not met the conditions World Athletics established in its eligibility regulations for certain women’s events.www.ctvnews.ca

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/york-add-gender-mark-government-ids-78472632New York to add ‘X’ gender mark on government IDs – ABC NewsNew Yorkers will be able to designate their sex as “female,” “male” or “X” on a driver’s license and birth certificate under a law that Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he signed Thursdayabcnews.go.com

havfta wonder how many are just not wanting to be women and how many are avoiding the accountability of male.. along with expected intergenerational bringing back trends under new names the 1970s unisex failed before…

https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/diversity-inclusion/559875-groundbreaking-study-reveals-how-many-non-binaryGroundbreaking study reveals how many nonbinary Americans there are right now | TheHillA survey reported 1.2 million nonbinary Americans.thehill.com

people need to get over this idea of degrees and rankings.

you are or you are not, eh

https://www.out.com/celebs/2021/6/23/david-archuleta-says-hes-some-form-bisexual-after-coming-outDavid Archuleta Says He’s ‘Some Form of Bisexual’ After Coming OutThe American Idol alum opened up about life after coming out in a new interview with Good Morning America.www.out.com

most people are monosexual and seeking a monogamous partner

whether that is heterosexual, gay or lesbian

https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/nearly-half-of-aussies-say-they-wouldnt-date-someone-bisexual/A New National Survey Returned The Grim Stat That 44% Of Aussies Would Never Date A Bisexual44% of Australians surveyed by the ABC said they wouldn’t date someone who is bisexual.www.pedestrian.tv

https://www.autostraddle.com/bisexual-harley-quinn-suicide-squade-trailer-drop/Bisexual Badass Bombshell Harley Quinn is Back, Puddin! | AutostraddleHarley Quinn is sexy and screaming in The Suicide Squad trailer, plus a Disney+ musical Pride event, a bisexual buddy for iCarly, Sharon Stone has some feelings about Meryl Streep, and more!www.autostraddle.com

heteros are not friends to LGBT who support religion being called conversion therapy, heteros who are for conversion therapy need therapy to stop being bothered others exist and they are not allies or friends.

https://pressprogress.ca/conservative-mp-says-shes-disappointed-in-gay-friend-who-criticized-her-for-opposing-conversion-therapy-bill/Conservative MP Says She’s ‘Disappointed’ in Gay Friend Who Criticized Her For Opposing Conversion Therapy Bill“I don’t recall hearing from you when I won (the) election… It’s disappointing to hear from you now when you’re not happy with something I did”pressprogress.ca

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/gay-nightclub-pulse-become-us-memorial-after-2016-mass-shooting-2021-06-25/Gay nightclub Pulse to become U.S. memorial after 2016 mass shooting | ReutersU.S. President Joe Biden will designate the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, a national memorial on Friday, honoring the site where a mass shooting killed 49 people.www.reuters.com

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/harry-hay-john-cage-and-the-birth-of-gay-rights-in-los-angelesHarry Hay, John Cage, and the Birth of Gay Rights in Los Angeles | The New YorkerFive men sat together on a hillside in the late afternoon, imagining a world in which they did not have to hide.www.newyorker.com

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/06/25/us-western-embassies-fly-gay-pride-flags-in-moscow-a74345U.S., Western Embassies Fly Gay Pride Flags in Moscow – The Moscow TimesThe Kremlin last June decried the rainbow flag displays on embassy buildings as illegal under Russian law.www.themoscowtimes.com

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/25/style/lesbian-avengers-pride-gap.htmlThe Lesbian Avengers Will Not Be Commodified – The New York TimesAt least, not by the Gap.www.nytimes.com

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/life/recolour-the-rainbow-lesbian-strength-march-at-pride-1985/Recolour The Rainbow: Lesbian Strength march at Pride 1985“I felt very responsible to young lesbian and gay men who were coming up who might not have seen anybody like me.”www.gaytimes.co.uk

https://www.thecut.com/2021/06/lesbian-avengers-and-the-dyke-march.htmlAn Oral History of the Lesbian Avengers and the Dyke MarchAn oral history of the New York City-based LGBTQ activist group the Lesbian Avengers, recounted those who founded it in the 1990s, from organizing the Dyke March to the “lavendar menace” and theatrical protest tactics like fire-eating and stilts.www.thecut.com

Republican replaces Titanic

in the 1990s. President Bush The Elder began speaking only to the party base and no longer to the general public and not democratic voters.

“family values” was the phrase and to be president, you had to have wartime military experience, be heterosexually married with children.

“family values” meant not queer, not gay, not lesbian and not transgender. bisexuals were not often mentioned by the mainstream and not much more by gays and lesbians. MtF where heterosexual and FtM barely mentioned.

this was post 1970s androgeny and unisex

lesbians helped hetero women get equal pay for equal work, and reproductive rights, 1979 roe vs wade in the USA and in 1980 as a removal from the criminal code of canada to a health canada administrative matter, if a facility could be found in a religious run hospital boards.

a 1980s case of Chantel Daigle won the right for women in canada, along with the proclaimation of the Charter of Rights putting gender above all other rights.

through the 1980s and 1990s, as gays and lesbians of all ethnicities across the social classes or spectrum, not just the famous, fabulous celebrities or marginaled and creating communities in neighborhoods in larger cities.

when the mainstream learned they might know someone who is … you know.. that way….

imagine if Canada’s charter had included LGBTQ2 in the 1980s, instead of 2003 when marriage equality and 2004 divorce equality was the only laws uniting the British Common law and Napoleonic Code of all three coasts and the 49th, eh.

if the people on the titantic had poked holes in the hull and fire to the furniture okay. maybe. ..

the titantic was a series of engineering and manufacture flaws

while the republicans this was a choice they made to oppress others who were not interested in that same old 1800s through the 1990s and even after the 9/11 geopolitical shift. this is self inflicted.

this is exactly what Queer Nation, ACT Up and The Lesbian Avengers were telling the mainstream in the 1990s that their agenda was – undo all rights advances from roe vs wade to civil rights and when they lost marriage equality, they really stormed government buildings.
and erected a gallows

Greg


This is unhelpful. Remember, when you find yourself punching down, you are on the wrong side. It’s important to ask why half the adult population did vote for him. It’s not because they are stupid. They elected Obama in 2008 and 2012. So calling people stupid for voting for Trump is worse than unproductive. It obfuscates the problems within the Democratic Party that led many of these people not to vote Democratic. If you have an interest in NOT looking at these problems, then emphasizing how stupid Trump voters are, or how evil the Russians are, is a good smoke screen to hide behind.

Micheal

So… what… we’re supposed to give the 45aholics a place at the table? Consider them equals? They’re idiots who lambaste dems at every turn… and are too lazy and stupid to objectively research FACTS. They attacked OUR capitol. They whined against Obama 8 years, posting stacks of disgusting comments and memes of Obama AND FAMILY. The list is long of reasons to just power past those losers. They deserve nothing. Their repub legislators REFUSE to compromise. Biden is on a roll, fixing 45 skrooups just like Obama fixed dubya skrooups. Dems will keep getting hundreds of thousands more registered to vote, keep pushing democracy, pushing forward with a proper progressive agenda. The 45 cultists are indeed WILLINGLY dumb as rocks. They’re gleeful in their ignorance. Let ’em stay that way. Doesn’t bother me in the least.

nina

poor people voted for CEOS against their own interest because Trump offered feel good bigotry. the portion of the public who voted for him are stupid, they are religious and reject education. those who voted for Obama voted for hope and change and got very little. it is a different kind of stupid: naïve.

Trump and his supporters are not only stupid, they are domestic terrorist dangerous and need to be in prison

Gordon

Obama’s big mistake was trying to be bipartisan, and work across the aisle… and letting McConnell and other Repuglicans torpedo almost everything he tried to do.

Micheal

We’ve known for quite some time dems have been way too easy on repubs… the party of NO compromise. Dems indeed need to check repubs within this small 2 year window of opportunity, to insure We The People is the order-of-the-day. Democracy is at stake if they don’t.

Greg

OK. Let me say it again.

When you find yourself punching down, you’re on the wrong side.

Yes, you do have to cut them some slack, and you have to deliver the goods. But only if you want to (a) win, and (b) be compassionate.

Also, beware if inherent classism. Class is the one very important thing Americans never talk about. Ignoring class is why HRC lost and Trump won. Dems have to regain the working class soon. Tucker Carlson (“Fucker Churlson”) is already working really hard to swing them over to the right, and that basically spells fascism.

Once again:

When you find yourself punching down, you’re on the wrong side.

Micheal

It’s people like you who make the dem party weaker…. even if you’d never admit it. And BTW, dems are much more aware of the insane wage gap between the rich and the middle class/poor… and how the wheels of the economy will NEVER be greased properly UNTIL repubs stop desperately trying to nix that REALITY and we get that economic issue fixed. No, we do NOT have to cut those LYING jerks ANY slack. They’re still whining the LEGIT election was stolen. They’re trying desperately to enact draconian Jim Crow era election laws after they lost their azziz last election… constantly lying it’s to make elections more safe/legit…. A TOTAL LIE. They’ve ramped up massive division, racism, xenophobia, misogyny, Islamophobia emboldened by their lord-and-master 45 for four years. Moscow mitch has said hell no to ANY compromise. State legislatures are trying to make it legal to run over protesters. The list of their attempts to demolish DEMOCRACY is MASSIVE. Sorry you’re stuck in your little weakling approach. You’re wrong.

Nina


zero summers who post talking point blogs. lols. you are the ones who get things so wrong. your american hetero male right vs american hetero male left have no relevance to this Canadian lesbian. your beyond foolish on the face of your words, as well as in yours, eh. you know is bad for democrats? infighting and being as heteros first and others last as the republicans without requiring ethnicity to hate lgbtq and lgbtq to be ethnicity bigots to be white hetero enough – that phrase “politically correct” was a republican slur on democrats that you are faking inclusion, which was why sanders and biden were part of the problem after Obama. you have to keep advancing, not roll back.

the american right wing are domestic terrorists, since you chose to spew words and mince them. let me plain speak: the american right wing are domestic terrorists

the democrats have to stop playing process games and arrest the entire party and turn them over to the world court owing to the us surpreme court was broken by obstruction under Obama and the Trump further ignoring government policy not merely niceties.


at this point, I expect france to ask for the statue of liberty back. Lest We Forget reactionary is a poor phase for civility.

27 years of Lesbian Avengers

Lesbian Avengers – Wikipediaen.wikipedia.org › wiki › Lesbian_Avengers

The Lesbian Avengers was founded in 1992, in New York City, as “a direct action group focused on issues vital to lesbian survival and visibility.” Dozens of other chapters quickly emerged worldwide, a few expanding their mission to include questions of gender, race, and class.‎Origins · ‎Actions · ‎First Action: Rainbow … · ‎Role of Media: Love and …
A Brief History – Lesbian Avengerswww.lesbianavengers.com › about › history

They refined media-savvy tactics, often creating actions for their visual appeal, and touched a nerve with the Lesbian Avenger Manifesto. The group quickly …

The Lesbian Avengers 25 Years Later: “We Did It, And We …www.newnownext.com › lesbian-avengers

May 9, 2017 – The term “Lesbian Avengers” probably conjures images of Black Widow and Scarlet Witch in a sapphic embrace. But 25 years ago it was a …You’ve visited this page 2 times. Last visit: 06/08/19
Dykes, Direct Action, and Eating Fire: A History of the Lesbian …www.bitchmedia.org › post › dykes-direct-action-and-eating-fire-a-hi…

Jun 19, 2014 – Kelly Cogswell’s new book details the origins of the Lesbian Avengers—seen at left eating fire at a Dyke March in the early 1990s (photo by …You’ve visited this page 2 times. Last visit: 06/08/19
The Lesbian Avengers Eat Fire, Too (1993) – IMDbwww.imdb.com › title

This film documents the first year of actions by The Lesbian Avengers, a group of bold and brazen New York City activists fighting for recognition and equal rights …
Queer Women History Forgot: The Lesbian Avengers | GO …gomag.com › article › queer-women-history-forgot-lesbian-avengers

Queer Women History Forgot: The Lesbian Avengers. March 1, 2017 Trish Bendix. Remembering the radical group of lesbian activists who pushed for visibility …

Gertrude Stein statue

2020

http://www.newnownext.com/lesbian-avengers-valentines-day-gertrude-stein-alice-toklas-statue/02/2020/27 Years Ago Today, the Lesbian Avengers Erected a Monument to Queer Love | NewNowNextThe activist group “decided to use Valentine’s Day, a day when heterosexual love reigns supreme” to lift up lesbian unions.www.newnownext.com

Be A Lesbian Avenger

Lesbian Avenger Handbook, ed 3www.lesbianavengers.com › handbooks › Lesbian_Avenger_handboo…

Jul 24, 2011 – In that spirit, I’m pleased to present the third edition of The Lesbian Avenger Handbook: A Handy Guide to Homemade Revolution. Typos have …‎Preface · ‎Introduction · ‎Planning an Action · ‎Graphics/Visuals
Handbooks – Lesbian Avengerswww.lesbianavengers.com › handbooks

Lesbian Avenger Handbooks. Still, an incredible organizing tool for any activist group, The Lesbian Avenger Handbook: A Handy Guide to Homemade …
The Lesbian Avengers Handbook – Act Upactupny.org › documents › Avengers

The Lesbian Avengers are a direct-action group focused on issues vital to lesbian survival and visibility. Formed in 1992, The Lesbian Avengers are not part of …

Vancouver 90s Activism Art

Vancouver in the 1990s had a houseing crisis and new infrastructure projects.

his video is from the 1990s. a vancouver film school project about the Vancouver 1990s housing crisis which included the Francis Street Incident

New in the city was Act Up, December 9 Coalition The Lesbian Avengers and more queer community groups visible because AIDS ensured there was a much smaller closet and the mainstream could not longer pretend we did not exist at the margins, we were everywhere in every demographic. in 2020. too many did not get the memo to get over it.

to celebrate the Grandview bridge. an art installation was done.

The Grandview Street Blue Art Tile Installation of east side activists from the 1990s

90sDyke Mentor Nina at her name tile in 2019

Vancouver – the eastside – commerical drive The Drive Dykcouver. eh

The video is a class assignment from UBC in 2019

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