June 30 for LGBTQ2

June 30, 1960

In London, the musical “Oliver!” permiered in the West End.

June 30, 1975

Natalie Cole released “This Will Be”,  her first single.

Cher married Gregg Allman, four days after divorcing Sonny Bono.

1979

“Got To Go Disco” closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 8 performances

1982

“Lena Horne: Lady, Music” closes at Nederlander NYC after 333 performances

1985

“The King & I” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 performances

1986

Madonna released the outstanding album True Blue on Sire Records.

2008

On CBS-TV’s daytime drama “The Young and the Restless,” Little Richard made a cameo appearance, officiating at the wedding ceremony of two of the show’s characters.

2021

https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/vandals-caught-on-tape-cutting-down-pride-flags-in-norfolkVandals caught on tape cutting down pride flags in local town | London Free PressTwo men recorded on surveillance video as they cut down a flag pole flying a pride flag at a high school in Delhi early Sunday are also suspects in the cutting…lfpress.com

making a social problem worse:

https://etcanada.com/news/796830/miss-nevada-usa-title-won-by-transgender-woman-for-1st-time/Miss Nevada USA Title Won By Transgender Woman For 1st Time | ETCanada.comFor the first time in the pageant’s history, the title of Miss Nevada USA has been won by a transgender woman. Kataluna Enriquez was crowned the winner Sunday at the South Point hotel-casino in Las Vegas. The 27-year-old Enriquez won the Miss Silver State USA pageant in March, a preliminary competition for the Miss Nevada…etcanada.com

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/singaporean-transgender-artist-sam-lo-featured-in-google-pride-month-video-series-083635373.htmlSam Lo featured in Google’s global Pride Month video seriesNon-binary and transgender artist Sam Lo is one of the LGBTQ people featured in Google’s series celebrating Pride in Asia Pacific.ca.news.yahoo.com

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/06/10552575/ikea-pride-couches-bisexual-loveseat-reactionsIkea Pride Sofas Has A Bisexual Couch Covered In HandsObviously, we have a lot of questions, as do many other people. For example: Why — and I cannot stress this enough — is the bisexual couch covered in so, so many hands?www.refinery29.com

curiously gay men and heteros do not get a loveseat

https://www.themarysue.com/nobody-believes-you-ikea-bisexual-couch/‘Nobody Believes You’ Trends For IKEA’s Bisexual LoveseatIKEA has released a series of ten loveseats to celebrate Pride Month, but it’s the bisexual loveseat that has sparked the most conversation on social media.www.themarysue.com

admitting to queer baiting, then the character is hetero

https://www.out.com/television/2021/6/29/loki-showrunner-says-his-bisexuality-wont-be-explored-series‘Loki’ Showrunner Says His Bisexuality Won’t Be Explored in SeriesShe still hopes the series “paves the way for deeper exploration.”www.out.com

see above, eh

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/30/well/bisexual-mental-health-lgbt.htmlThe ‘Double Closet’: Why Some Bisexual People Struggle With Mental Health – The New York TimesEven as more people identify as bisexual, persistent stigmas remain, with many not feeling fully accepted by their communities.www.nytimes.com

https://sifted.eu/articles/fintech-diversity-pride/As a gay man in fintech I thought I was ‘good’ at diversity. I was wrong. | SiftedAs a gay man from rural Sweden, I thought I’d be good at building a diverse company. I was wrong, and this is what I changed.sifted.eu

https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2021/06/29/91-year-old-ken-felts-comes-out-openly-gay-pride/91-Year-Old Colorado Man Finally Celebrates PRIDE As Openly Gay Man: ‘Huge Experience Of Freedom’ – CBS BaltimoreMuch of the LGBTQ community is ready to make up for lost time in 2021, but one man is making up for the last 79 years.baltimore.cbslocal.com

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/30/we-kept-getting-people-saying-excuse-me-you-dont-look-gay-how-black-people-fought-for-a-space-at-pride‘We kept getting people saying: excuse me, you don’t look gay’ – how Black people fought for a space at Pride | Pride | The GuardianThirty years ago, a group of Londoners had to battle to get LGBTQ+ people of colour their own place to party at Pride. What started on a ghetto blaster paved the way for today’s UK Black Pridewww.theguardian.com

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57652344French lesbians and single women to get IVF rights – BBC NewsAfter years of heated debate France extends fertility treatment to lesbians and single women.www.bbc.com

https://slate.com/human-interest/2021/06/dom-lesbian-strippers-exotic-dancing.htmlDom lesbian strippers: How performers like Girl Flexxx and Kaution are changing the game.“Dom” performers like Girl Flexxx and Kaution are collecting big tips and even bigger fans, even among straight women.slate.com

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-29/lesbian-dairy-farmers-breaking-barriers-in-regional-nsw/100248972Lesbian dairy farmers share their story on breaking down barriers in regional NSW – ABC NewsKaryn Cassar and Carissa Wolfe aren’t your average dairy farmers. The lesbian couple, who run an organic commercial operation in northern New South Wales, say women have to “work smarter, not harder” to get things done.www.abc.net.au

may 14 in LGBTQ2

1988

, George Michael’s great song “One More Try” rose from 14 to 4 and Natalie Cole’s cover of “Pink Cadillac” remained at #5.

Faith by George Michael regained the #1 spot on the Album chart ten weeks after it had fallen from the top.  The Soundtrack to “Dirty Dancing” slipped to second, riding on hits from past decades, and an original song by Patrick Swayze but most interestingly a UK gay band The Blow Monkeys doing a cover of Lesbian Leslie Gore’s You Don’t Own Me with original boy lyrics sung by a male band the heteros did not notice.

in retirement, Leslie Gore das yet to come out.

1998

George Michael pled no contest in the Beverly Hills Municipal Court to committing a lewd act in a park restroom. He was fined $810, given 80 hours of community service, and ordered to undergo counseling.

2002

The musical We Will Rock You opened in the West End of London, England at the Dominion Theatre. The musical was written by British comedian and author Ben Elton in collaboration with Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor. The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and does the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown. WWRY has since become the longest-running musical at the Dominion Theatre.

2003

Lawyers for Britney Spears and the Skechers footwear company settled a dispute over a deal for the pop star to market a line of roller skates and accessories. Spears had filed a $1.5 million breach of agreement lawsuit against Skechers in December, claiming the company failed to pay her adequately. Skechers had responded with a $10 million lawsuit, accusing Spears of fraud and breach of the three-year licensing agreement she signed in January 2002.

2020

Melissa Etheridge and Julie Cypher’s son, Beckett, dies at age 21

2021

I expect lesbians to behave better than hetero men

the problem of believing one’s own press? or the delusion of “nice’?

because, as a Canadian Lesbian. “nice” is how my nation is rude.

Ellen began as a lesbian stand up, went into the closet and got her tv show, and then came out, after Melissa Etheridge did at the Democrat convention that saw Bill Clinton get the nom, which she said kd lang inspired her to.

https://tv.avclub.com/ellen-degeneres-still-is-in-denial-that-the-show-was-to-1846885309Ellen DeGeneres says she didn’t cancel show because of allegationsIn an interview with Savannah Guthrie, Ellen DeGeneres claimed that she never saw the show as having a toxic workplace environment and thinks the allegations were “orchestrated.”tv.avclub.com

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