LGBTQ2 for October 30

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1944 –  Gay composer Aaron Copland’s (November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990) “Appalachian Spring” premiers in Washington DC. The piece was written in New Jersey where Copland lived with his partner Victor Kraft (August 8, 1915 – July 2, 1976). Other works include “Billy the Kid,” “Rodeo” and “Fanfare for the Common Man.”

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

1961

Two days after Beatles fan Raymond Jones asked for The Beatles’ German single ‘My Bonnie’ (recorded with Tony Sheridan) at Brian Epstein’s NEMS record store in Liverpool, two girls asked for the same record. Epstein’s difficulty in locating the record was due to him not knowing that the record was released, not by The Beatles, but by Tony Sheridan and ‘The Beat Brothers’ (‘Beatles’ resembles a vulgar slang word in German, so The Beatles’ name was changed for this single).

1963 – Following a 15-year campaign to close it down, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control revokes the liquor license of the Black Cat Bar, a focus of early gay activism in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970

Elton John released the album Tumbleweed Connection.

 Cher had one of her biggest career hits with “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves” at #2 on the charts while “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” from Joan Baez fell to #8

October 30, 1972

Elton John gives a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II, making him the first Rock ‘n’ Roller to be asked to appear in a royal variety performance since the Beatles did it in November 1963.

1976, Canada – The first gay civil rights group in Quebec, Association pour les droits de la communauté gaie du Québec (ADGQ), is formed.

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

1982

 Olivia Newton-John’s “Heart Attack” was #6

1983

Culture Club led the way on the U.K. chart with “Karma Chameleon”.  

1984

Barry Manilow‘s tour opened at Radio City Music Hall, New York. His series of concerts sold out to the tune of $1.9 million, besting (by $100,000) the record then held by Diana Ross.

1986, Peru – Police raid a lesbian bar in Lima and arrest about 70 women. Television reporters, who have been previously notified by police, are present to film the women for local news reports. As a result, many of the women lose their jobs; some are beaten by their families; at least two are raped on their way home from the police station.

1987- A panel discussion on gays and the constitution was held during the inauguration of the new Lesbian and Gay Studies Center at Yale University.

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

1992 – New Ways Ministry, a Mt. Rainier Maryland group led by three Roman Catholic bishops, announced it would release a statement of disagreement with the Vatican’s call for gays and lesbians to be barred from becoming adoptive or foster parents, teachers, coaches, or military personnel. 1,500 lay persons signed the statement.

1992

George Michael files a writ seeking to dissolve his contract with Sony Records. In June, 1994, a British judge would rule in Sony’s favor, but Michael would refuse to release any more material with Sony. The old Sony contract would eventually be bought out by David Geffen who put Michael back in business.

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

2000

Television host Steve Allen died of a heart attack resulting from a minor automobile accident earlier in the day. He was 78.(The Steve Allen Show, Tonight!)/game show panelist (The Hollywood Squares, I’ve Got A Secret, What’s My Line?)/ musician/composer (The Gravy Waltz, This Could Be The Start Of Something Big, Pretend You Don’t See Her)/lyricist (Picnic)/author/actor (The Benny Goodman Story, Casino, The Player)


Dale Winton dead: Steve Allen says star’s love life was turbulenthttps://metro.co.uk › Entertainment › Showbiz
Apr. 19, 2018 — Steve continued: ‘He didn’t come out until he was around 54. It was a bit H from Steps, big surprise, he’s gay. So he had been out with a few …

2014  – Tim Cook (born November 22, 1960), the CEO of Apple, comes out as gay. He is the first openly gay chief executive on the Fortune 500 list. Cook joined Apple in March 1998 as senior vice president of worldwide operations and then served as Executive Vice President of worldwide sales and operations. He was made Chief Executive on August 24, 2011. During his tenure as the Chief Executive he has advocated for the political reformation of international and domestic surveillance, cybersecurity, corporate taxation both nationally and abroad, American manufacturing, and environmental preservation.

2021

from the article:

Lesbians, it has to be spelled out these days, are same-sex attracted – i.e. not sexually attracted to men or any part of a male anatomy. Yet it turns out that lesbians increasingly find themselves harassed, abused and violated by men, who are using the mental fog of the trans debate to cover for their depravity.

You see, the homophobia of the past has not disappeared. It’s just been given a shiny new multi-coloured rebrand and been alloyed to sexism in order to make lesbians an acceptable target for abuse.

Lesbophobia, what the BBC report is really about, is misogyny on steroids: how dare these women think they can exclude men from their dating pool? Accusations of transphobia are bandied about as a manipulative tool to coerce lesbians into having sex with men, men who call themselves lesbians.

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/lesbians-are-under-attack-from-predatory-menLesbians are under attack from predatory men | The SpectatorThe BBC this week published a thought-provoking article about lesbians being sexually victimised by trans predators. The experiences of dozens of women were taken into account. Their stories made me sick.

In light of #Metoo one could be forgiven for thinking that this BBC article would have inspi…www.spectator.co.uk

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-pop-culture/draculas-daughter-carmilla-lesbian-vampire-depictions-prove-immortal-rcna4113From ‘Dracula’s Daughter’ to ‘Carmilla,’ lesbian vampire depictions prove immortalSexual fluidity has been one of the hallmarks of vampiric portrayals throughout history.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/10/31/news/world/politicians-fight-stop-lgbt-law-in-poland/1820399Politicians fight ‘Stop LGBT’ law in Poland | The Manila TimesPoliticians fight ‘Stop LGBT’ law in Polandwww.manilatimes.net

https://trinidadexpress.com/newsextra/jones-teams-with-chair-of-british-lgbt-rights-group-for-online-forum/article_62e3854c-392a-11ec-8452-8f25b0eeba29.htmlJones teams with chair of British LGBT rights group for online forum | News Extra | trinidadexpress.comTrinidad-born LGBTQI+ activist Jason Jones has teamed up with Crispin Blunt, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global LGBT+ Rights in the United Kingdom, for a discussiontrinidadexpress.com

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4330229Taiwan LGBT Pride greets online parade attendees | Taiwan News | 2021-10-30 15:09:00Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen urges citizens to join celebrations | 2021-10-30 15:09:00www.taiwannews.com.tw

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/rishon-lezion-city-councilman-ban-gay-teachers-lecturers-683534Rishon LeZion City Councilman: ‘Ban gay teachers, lecturers’ – The Jerusalem PostCohen, from the Haredi religious Shas party, began his letter with complaints about students who were lectured about the concept of same-sex couples joint parenting.www.jpost.com

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/10/30/stonewall-judge-nhs-lgbt-inclusion/Stonewall to judge NHS on LGBT ‘inclusion’Trusts will be given a bronze, silver or gold award depending on their inclusive cultures in £220,000 taxpayer-funded Rainbow Badges projectwww.telegraph.co.uk

https://www.timesofisrael.com/suspected-iranian-hack-hits-israeli-lgbt-site-users-fear-leak-of-personal-info/Suspected Iranian hack hits Israeli LGBT site; users fear leak of personal info | The Times of IsraelBlack Shadow hacking group threatens to release data after targeting numerous websites through hack of internet hosting company in I

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/europe/2021/10/29/polish-lawmakers-to-keep-working-on-stop-lgbt-legislation.htmlPolish lawmakers to keep working on ‘Stop LGBT’ legislation | The StarWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s lawmakers voted Friday to continue work on legislation dubbed “Stop LGBT,” which would ban pride parades and other publ…www.thestar.com

this is why atheists being thought of as limited to white heterosexual men is part of the problem: men only listen to other men

religion is against 1 atheists, 2 heterosexual women and 3 LGBTQ2 as well as being the main reason people are bothered that other people exist (ethnicity)

https://www.salon.com/2021/06/05/how-the-new-atheists-merged-with-the-far-right-a-story-of-intellectual-grift-and-abject-surrender/Godless grifters: How the New Atheists merged with the far right | Salon.comWhat once seemed like a bracing intellectual movement has degenerated into a pack of abusive, small-minded bigotswww.salon.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

July 11 for LGBTQ2

July 11, 1959

Joan Baez made her first recording. It was a duet with Bob Gibson which was recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival.

1964

“People” by Barbra Streisand remained #1 for the third week on the Adult chart.

July 11, 1969

‘Space Oddity’ by David Bowie was released in the UK for the first time. It was timed to coincide with the Apollo moon landing but had to be re-released before it became a hit, later in the year in the UK (but not until 1973 in the US). Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the songs ‘Ashes to Ashes’, ‘Hallo Spaceboy’ and possibly the music video for ‘Blackstar’.

The soundtrack to the 1969 Woodstock concert becomes the first triple-disc album to top the Billboard chart.

1981

“Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes, which was #1 for five weeks before slipping to #2, was #1 again for the third straight week, making a total of eight. 

1987

Whitney Houston had song # 5 with “I Wanna’ Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)”. 

1995

George Michael signs a two-album deal split among two labels: Virgin in the UK and Dreamworks SKG in America. As part of the deal, Sony Records is paid $40 million to release Michael from his contract; after releasing his 1990 album Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, he refused to record for the label and filed a lawsuit seeking release from his contract, which he lost.

1998

MTV premiered the special “Beastiography” about the Beastie Boys.

2003

AOL Music’s “First View” began ‘airing’ the worldwide exclusive premiere of Lisa Marie Presley’s video for the single “Sinking In.”

2021

https://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2021/07/11/1971s-we-demand-letter-kicked-off-a-50-year-fight-for-gay-rights-heres-what-lgbtq-people-are-fighting-for-today.html1971’s ‘We Demand’ letter kicked off a 50-year fight for gay rights. Here’s what LGBTQ people are fighting for today | The StarOn Aug. 28, 1971, more than 100 people affiliated with Toronto Gay Action went to Parliament Hill to demonstrate and demand equality.www.thestar.com

how did they not hear how that was going to sound?

https://www.outinperth.com/san-francisco-gay-mens-chorus-under-fire-for-satirical-video/San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus under fire for satirical video | OUTInPerth | LGBTQIA+ News and CultureThe legendary San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus is under-fire for a satirical video and song they posted, with some people sending death threats to the choir.www.outinperth.com

https://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20210711/anti-gay-laws-cost-caribbean-millionsAnti-gay laws cost Caribbean millions | Lead Stories | Jamaica GleanerThirty-five years ago, David Swanson, then a 26-year-old marketing executive, and his new boyfriend, Chris, decided to take their first holiday together in the Caribbean. They chose Jamaica. Barring the rainy weather over the first three days, the…jamaica-gleaner.com

Biological limitations are reality

https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/entertainment/Meet-21-year-old-bisexual-who-wants-to-birth-two-daughters-1304893Meet 21-year-old bisexual who wants to birth two daughtersAwudu Inusah known popularly as Dollar has disclosed that he would want to have two daughters by 23, however, he will never allow them to be a part of LGBTQ+ community.www.ghanaweb.com

movies are simple versions of life

https://www.yourtango.com/2021342989/came-out-bisexual-all-girls-school-nothing-like-moviesI Came Out As Bisexual At An All-Girls School — And It Was Nothing Like The Movies | YourTangoGoing To An All-girls School Opens Up A Lot Of Doors, But Not Always The Ones You Want.www.yourtango.com

because it is queerbaiting and not representing

https://wegotthiscovered.com/tv/marvel-executive-on-loki-being-bisexual-its-not-a-big-deal/Marvel VP Says Loki Being Bisexual Is Not A Big DealLoki coming out as bisexual is “not a big deal,” according to one Marvel executive.wegotthiscovered.com

https://www.autostraddle.com/quiz-which-lesbian-tv-trope-are-you/Quiz: Which Lesbian TV Trope Are You? | AutostraddleWould you prefer to Hide Your Lesbians or to Bury Your Gays? This quiz will let you know where you fit in to the wonderful world of Lesbian and Bisexual TV Tropes.www.autostraddle.com

meanwhile

https://www.rferl.org/a/georgia-cameraman-dies-lgbt-violence/31352703.htmlGeorgian TV Cameraman Dies, Was Injured Amid Anti-LGBT ViolenceA Georgian TV cameraman who was among dozens of journalists attacked by a right-wing mob during a melee aimed at LGBT campaigners has died. www.rferl.org

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3140626/chinese-social-media-shutdown-lgbt-student-groups-highlightsChinese LGBT shutdown ‘may be result of backlash against Western influence’The decision to close dozen of student groups’ WeChat accounts may be linked to wider tensions with the West and a new focus on traditional values.www.scmp.com

Pride: protest to parade to protest again

Dear Europe: laws against demographics are what we lest no forget, else genocide occurs again.

which, there are genocides continuously on this planet

where religion delays progress, and science/tech supports politics influenced by religion

and the usual things are targeted: science, art which ignores religion to be effective or meaningful

but heterosexual women restricted in education, careers and reproductive rights, and denial of legal protections in careers, education and housing and participation in the public square for sexuality of bisexual, gay men and lesbian or being born intersex or presenting transgender.

https://hongkongfp.com/2021/06/26/lgbt-film-pulled-from-film-festival-after-hong-kongs-film-censorship-authority-bans-screening/LGBT documentary pulled from film festival after Hong Kong’s Film Censorship Authority bans full screening | Hong Kong Free Press HKFPA documentary titled Taiwan Equals Love has been pulled from an LGBT film festival after the Hong Kong authorities refused to approve the film in its entirety, cinema Broadway Cinematheque announced. “The Film Censorship Authority did not authorise the screening of the full documentary. We jointly decided to cancel the screenings of the film, in […]hongkongfp.com

https://www.laprensalatina.com/eastern-europe-avoids-engaging-in-orban-criticism-over-anti-lgbt-law/Eastern Europe avoids engaging in Orbán criticism over anti-LGBT law – La Prensa Latina MediaVienna, Jun 26 (EFE).- While the controversial anti-LGBT law in Hungary has caused an outcry in Western Europe, the former communist countries in the east have either backed the legislation or preferred not to comment. In this region, many governments say they advocate for Christian and traditional values, while the west consider the Hungarian bill …www.laprensalatina.com

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/thousands-march-paris-first-lgbt-pride-since-lockdown-2021-06-26/Thousands march in Paris’ first LGBT pride since lockdown | ReutersAn LGBT Pride march drew thousands of people to the streets of Paris on Saturday, with many using the first event of its kind since the coronavirus pandemic to denounce the situation in Hungary.www.reuters.com

https://www.voanews.com/europe/eu-leaders-reject-putin-summit-defend-lgbt-rightsEU Leaders Reject Putin Summit; Defend LGBT Rights | Voice of America – EnglishOn the first day of its summit in Brussels, the 27-member European Union failed to agree to terms for proposed an EU-Russia summit, and sharply debated Hungary’s new LGBT legislation.
 
The Russia summit, proposed by France and Germany, was opposed by most eastern European nations, which felt such face-to-face discussions would appear to be rewarding Russian President Vladimir Putin for recent aggressive actions, such as cyberattacks or amassing troops on Ukraine’s border.
Talking to reporters ahead of day two of the summit in Brussels, German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed regret her fellowwww.voanews.com

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/25/asia/malaysia-stricter-sharia-law-lgbt-intl-hnk/index.htmlMalaysia seeks stricter sharia laws for ‘promoting LGBT lifestyle’ – CNNA Malaysian government task force on Friday proposed amendments to sharia law that would allow action to be taken against social media users for insulting Islam and “promoting the LGBT lifestyle.”www.cnn.com

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/560304-lgbt-advocates-press-biden-to-build-on-early-winsLGBT advocates press Biden to build on early wins | TheHillLGBT advocates say they breathed a sigh of relief after President Biden was elected in 2020, and, since then, the administration has moved quickly to reverse discriminatory Trump-era policies and expand protectionsthehill.com

the thing about lesbians

i am concerned the new generation of LGBTQ2 is doing a chant of transphobia/biphobia/sex worker phobia and islamophophobia all in one breath and without any analysis of each issue or understanding that these are not entirely related issues arising from patriarchy

that islam is genociding lgbt2 and against sex work – which is not a middle class side hustle, but a global problem of human trafficking and that bi/pan and trans women who are unable to accept a no without name calling to dating are behaving like the hetero incels, who , insult ,assault, rape and murder because they are unable to behavior in a dating positive manner .

in 2019, I attended a Vancouver BC Canada Dyke March Town Hall about trans inclusion organized by trans, and while the meeting had no agenda, there was one.

to speak only about the dangers faced by trans, as if no other group was under the same threat of assault rape and murder by white supremists,

the meeting did not allow any time for issues of ethnicity, despite attendees who were there to speak to, and included a heterosexual couple who claimed to be lesbians and who advocated violence against the police who were being hired to stand between the marchers and the white supremists

and included a half naked man wearing a naked barbie doll as a necklace like a truck mud flap who told women to play with their nipples during the day, which is sexual harassment –

lesbians and dykes are at risk of harm by hetero men we do not court and under pressure to date under threat of name calling, those we are not attracted to in a battle over words and across world views that differ and absent of understanding human rights in public are one thing and dating is a personal choice not subject to a vote. or decided by one person for another.

so..

the thing about being a lesbian is that others do not define lesbian labels. words or phrases or decide for lesbians and especially not ignore, treat causally or reject a no.

it is harassment and potentially criminal when hetero men respond to a no with insults, assaults, rape and murder, and it is not okay for women who are bisexual, pan, omni or trans to tell any women, particularly lesbians, that a no is bigotry and not allowed, rather than accept not attracted to and respect the person one presumes to be interested in.

phobia is a violent reaction, while no is disinterested, it is different from bigotry.

not heteros, not homosexuals. Lesbians are lesbians, same gender and sexuality attraction in one complete word.

indeed. human rights are for the public square

dating is for sex selection and a personal choice, for which, there is a no.

without insult, assault, rape or murder.

bad when males deny that and worse when other women do.

even this article avoids saying lesbians love vagina. so why would a lesbian be with any thing else?

the idea that a lesbian would not partner with a transwoman who can not have a child is beyond foolish on it’s face..

https://www.curvemag.com/blog/transgender/the-often-misunderstood-premise-of-the-cotton-ceiling/The Often Misunderstood Premise Of The Cotton Ceiling – CURVECassie Brighter focuses her writing on intersectional feminism.www.curvemag.com

Okay. : not attracted to is not bigotry or bias.

it is not attracted to the person’s physicality or mental energy.

being called phobic of bisexual, pan and trans is foolish on it’s face.

Lesbians are not murdering other women for not being lesbians

we are pro lesbian and want to date other same expression lesbians

and no one gets to put labels on or take labels away

Lesbian is not an umbrella term

we are lesbians or dykes, not homosexuals.

the decade of coming out matters when legal status has changed

and many terms are last century specific

https://medium.com/@mirandayardley/girl-dick-the-cotton-ceiling-and-the-cultural-war-on-lesbians-and-women-c323b4789368Girl Dick, the Cotton Ceiling and the Cultural War on Lesbians and WomenThe Cotton Ceiling, coined by a male “lesbian” pornographer, refers to the barrier trans women face when denied access to sex with…medium.com

bantering with bisexual

https://www.reuters.com/article/world-lgbt-aids/global-hiv-response-found-to-neglect-gay-and-bisexual-men-trans-women-idUSL8N2H65JE?edition-redirect=inGlobal HIV response found to neglect gay and bisexual men, trans women | ReutersFunding to fight HIV among gay and bisexual men and transgender women is a fraction of what it should be, researchers said on Tuesday, with advocates blaming stigma for the shortfall.www.reuters.com

every word in LGBTQ2 was a slur used by heterosexuals

https://www.vice.com/en/article/z3vnv5/can-bisexual-people-use-homophobic-slursIs It Ever Okay for Bisexual People to Use Homophobic Slurs?We asked academics specialising in the reclamation of language to weigh in.www.vice.com

compounded oppression leads to more self medication

https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/substance-addictions/98248/Lesbian and bisexual women more likely to have substance addictionsSexual minorities, especially women, are more likely to have substance addictions due to discrimination, stress and childhood traumawww.openaccessgovernment.orgShareEmoji

no. the terms do not all compound when they conflict

individuals who make up word meanings should expect others to disagree

it is a disservice to those who lived through words being in law as illegal to lightly use and mix and match, without regard to the meaning of lived experience past.

honour the past and do not co-opt across subcultures

not everything is valid and no one is required to ignore what words mean generally or specifically.

https://greatist.com/live/bisexual-dykeWhy It’s Totally Valid to Identify as a Dyke and BisexualI recently identified as a bisexual dyke on IG and learned the internet has MANY thoughts about these two terms existing side by side. So I dug into the history and interviewed some experts to set the record straight on why this combined identity should be respected.greatist.com

https://www.psypost.org/2020/11/study-sheds-light-on-differences-in-sexual-satisfaction-among-straight-bisexual-and-lesbian-women-58604Study sheds light on differences in sexual satisfaction among straight, bisexual, and lesbian womenNew research suggests the importance of several factors that contribute to the sexual satisfaction of women vary based on sexual orientation. The …www.psypost.org

Why Men Dating Bi Women Need To Be Better Allies

indeed. start with not creeping on lesbians

https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/bisexual-women-heterosexual-relationship-lgbtqBisexual Women In Heterosexual RelationshipsCis straight men dating bi women could be instrumental in challenging the biphobia that lingers to this day.www.refinery29.com

Why Men Dating Bi Women Need To Be Better Allies
Cis straight men dating bi women could be instrumental in challenging the biphobia that lingers to this day.
Refinery29
Feb. 15
Study sheds light on differences in sexual satisfaction among straight, bisexual, and lesbian women
Study sheds light on differences in sexual satisfaction among straight, bisexual, and lesbian women
New research suggests the importance of several factors that contribute to the sexual satisfaction of women vary based on sexual orientation. The …
PsyPost
Nov. 21
‘I don’t enjoy cuddling with men or kissing like I do with women. I treat the men I’m with like sex objects.’
I’m bisexual – but worry I’m not as attracted to men as I am to women
I’m a bisexual man in my 30s. I greatly enjoy sex with women, but the thought of it doesn’t turn me on as much as the thought of receiving anal sex from a man.
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Aug. 4, 2020

One Thing You Should Never Ask A Bisexual Person
Whether it’s assuming that bisexual people have a choice in who we’re attracted to and are just “keeping our options open” or the perception that bisexual …
Refinery29
Oct. 29, 2020

Bisexual celebrities – 25 famous bisexuals
There are some pretty cool bisexual celebrities out there who identify as bisexual or have spoken about bisexuality. Here are 25 bi celebs.
cosmopolitan.com
Feb. 24

We Need To Know Who The “Ethereal Bisexual” Woman Was In Barack Obama’s Memoir
We may never know the identity of the ethereal bisexual who Barack Obama seduced with Marxist ideology. But this mystery is right up there with Fake Melania …
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Nov. 19

Study to identify protective factors for suicide among young lesbian and bisexual women
What protective factors reduce the likelihood lesbian and bisexual women will consider killing themselves? That’s the focus of a $2 million national study led by …
EurekAlert
Nov. 16

12 Problems Bisexual Girls Deal With
From unaccepting family members to friends that just don’t get it, it can be hard to fit in. These 12 problems are just a few of the things we have to deal with …
Pride.com
Sep. 18, 2020

Bisexual women with a straight man are less likely to be open about their sexual orientation
According to a study published this week in the Journal of Bisexuality, bisexual women feel more comfortable being open about their orientation if they are with a …
Daily Mail
Mar. 6
play_arrowJasper Swartz, 16, of Takoma Park, Md., identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns. (Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)
1 in 6 Gen Z adults are LGBT. And this number could continue to grow.
More than half of LGBT adults identify as bisexual, and women are more likely than men to be bisexual, new Gallup survey data shows.
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Feb. 24

Why It’s Totally Valid to Identify as a Dyke and Bisexual
I recently identified as a bisexual dyke on IG and learned the internet has MANY thoughts about these two terms existing side by side. So I dug into the history …
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Sep. 23, 2020

Being bisexual can be BS – The Spectrum
The Unversity at Buffalo’s premier student publication.
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Dec. 10

bisexual women
Search resultsCosmopolitan.com – The Women’s Magazine for Fashion, Sex Advice, Dating Tips, and Celebrity NewsYour source for the latest sex tips, celebrity news, dating and relationship help, beauty tutorials, fashion trends, and more.cosmopolitan.comShare

https://www.yourtango.com/2021341915/willow-smith-red-table-talk-polyamory-stereotypesWillow Smith ‘Red Table Talk’ Challenges Polyamory Stereotypes | YourTangoWillow Smith Opened Up About Her Experience With Polyamory When She Joined Her Mother And Grandmother, Jada Pinkett-Smith And Adrienne Banfield-Norris, On Their “Red Table Talk” Show.www.yourtango.com

or even correctly quoting scripture at LGBTQ and especially 2

https://ipolitics.ca/2021/04/23/the-last-thing-lgbtq2-canadians-need-is-mps-misquoting-scripture-at-them/The last thing LGBTQ2 Canadians need is MPs misquoting scripture at them – iPoliticsIt was only a matter of time before the absurd remarks of Conservative MP Tamara Jansen went viral on social media, and it was entirely justified. Addressing a Liberal bill aimed at criminalizing conversion therapy, the MP for the B.C. riding of Cloverdale—Langley City said, “I’m going to invoke the words of the Apostle Matthew: […]ipolitics.ca

Russian Lesbians, eh

a 1990s fake lesbian band gets more news coverage

https://torontosun.com/news/world/lesbian-tatu-singer-joins-putins-team‘Lesbian’ Tatu singer joins Putin’s team | Toronto SunThe former lead singer for a notorious Russian ‘lesbian’ duet is punting pop for politics.torontosun.com

MEANWHILE Pussy Riot

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russia-pussy-riot-alyokhina-putin-navalny-b1829724.html‘The Russia I know is in jail’: Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina speaks out from house arrest | The IndependentThe long-time opponent of Vladimir Putin tells Oliver Carroll about her latest struggles against the Russian authoritieswww.independent.co.uk

International Women’s Day 2021

March 8, 1907

A women’s suffrage bill was rejected by the British House of Commons.

March 8, 1910

The King of Spain gave authorization for women to attend universities.

march 8, 1917

Rioting and strikes during International Women’s Day protests in St. Petersburg signaled the beginning of Russia’s “February Revolution,” so named because of Russia’s use of the Julian calendar.

1963

25,000 people attended the funeral for Country singer Patsy Cline, killed three days earlier in a plane crash near Camden, Tennessee.

1974

Adrienne Potts, Pat Murphy, Sue Wells and Heather Byers were accused of instigating a “lesbian riot” in 1974 in Toronto pub the Brunswick House.

After getting some aggressive and unwelcome attention from male patrons of the bar, the ladies decided they’d had enough and took to the stage as part of the venue’s open mic night, singing a parody of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic “I Enjoy Being a Girl”:

“When I see a man who’s sexist/

and does something that I don’t like/

I just tell him that he can fuck off/

I enjoy being a dyke!

I’ve always been an uppity woman/

I refuse to run — I stand and strike/

‘Cause I’m gay and I’m proud and I’m angry/

And I enjoy being a dyke!”

https://yohomo.ca/blog/interntional-womens-day-brunswick-four

see also:

https://www.anothermag.com/art-photography/13118/jebs-eye-to-eye-portraits-of-lesbians-book-interview-2021JEB’s Radical Portraits of Lesbian Life and Love in the 1970s | AnOtherThe American photographer’s intimate images – featuring lesbians of all ages, races and backgrounds – are a vital document of LGBTQ+ historywww.anothermag.com

March 8, 1975

1975 Icelandic women’s strike – Wikipedia

celebrating International Women’s day 2012 with a 1975 remembrance

women, including the president Vigdis Finboggadottir did not go to work

it shut the entire country down.

#SufferingSuffragettes

https://icelandmag.is/article/1975-womens-strike-when-90-icelandic-women-went-strike-protest-gender-inequalityThe 1975 Women’s Strike: When 90% of Icelandic women went on strike to protest gender inequality | IcelandmagOn October 24 1974, Icelandic women observed what was called Kvennafrídagurinn, (The Women’s Day Off), known outside Iceland as the Icelandic Women’s Strike. It was estimated that at least 90% of Icelandic women participated by not going to work and by doing no housework. An estimated 25,000 women gathered for mass a demonstration in downtown Reykjavík. The total population oficelandmag.is

https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34602822The day Iceland’s women went on strike – BBC NewsIn 1975, the women of Iceland took a “day off” from their usual jobs – and relations between Icelandic men and women were never quite the same again.www.bbc.com

https://kvenrettindafelag.is/en/resources/womens-day-off/Women’s Day Off – Kvenréttindafélag ÍslandsWomen in Iceland have gone on a strike six times to protest gender inequality and the gender pay gap. On October 24th, 1975, 90% of women in Iceland left work, to demonstrate the importance of women‘s contribution to society. This day was popularly called “kvennafrí”, or Women’s Day Off. In 1985, 25.000 women left their […]kvenrettindafelag.is


Olivia Newton-John‘s “Have You Never Been Mellow” becomes her second Billboard number one record.

lesbians helped hetero women win work and abortion rights,

then… lesbians helped with the aids crisis…..

https://daily.jstor.org/how-now-started-standing-up-for-lesbians/How NOW Started Standing Up for Lesbians | JSTOR DailyIf it had been up to national leaders alone, it might have taken much longer.daily.jstor.org

1990

Cher won the worst dressed female, and worst video for ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’, in The Rolling Stone Magazine’s awards

1992

Annette Funicello revealed that she had multiple sclerosis. She died of the disease in 2013.

1997

The Spice Girls told us what we really, really want–“Wannabe” at #1 for the third week.

2008

China was set to impose stricter rules on foreign pop stars after Bjork caused controversy by shouting “Tibet, Tibet” at a Shanghai concert after a powerful performance of her song Declare Independence. Talk of Tibetan independence was considered taboo in China, which had ruled the territory since 1951. A spokesperson from the culture ministry said Bjork would be banned from performing in China if there was a repeat performance.

2017

Pussyhat – Wikipediaen.wikipedia.org › wiki › Pussyhat

pussyhat is a pink, crafted hat, created in large numbers by thousands of participants involved with the United States 2017 Women’s March. They are the result …

Protest Design: The Origin Story Of The Pussyhat – Bustlewww.bustle.com › protest-design-the-origin-story-of-th..

Mar. 7, 2020 — Wielding homemade placards, many thousands of the Women’s March protesters wore pink wooly hats – on the day of the protests, the packed …
Pussyhat – The Pussyhat’s Identity Crisis – SAPIENSwww.sapiens.org › biology › pussyhat-identity-crisi

Jan. 17, 2019 — January 2019 marks the second anniversary of the Women’s March—a protest that arose in response to then U.S. presidential candidate …

2018

Pink pussyhats: The reason feminists are ditching themwww.freep.com › story › news › 2018/01/10 › pink-pu…

Jan. 10, 2018 — The reason: The sentiment that the pink pussyhat excludes and is offensive to transgender women and gender nonbinary people who don’t have …
Stop Wearing Those Pussy Hats To Women’s Marches – Why …www.seventeen.com › life › stop-wearing-pussy-hats-w…

Misogyny could become hate crime as legal review is … – BBCwww.bbc.com › news › uk-politics-45423789

Sep. 6, 2018 — The move comes in response to MP Stella Creasy’s call for tougher sentences for upskirting crimes.

2019

Jan. 18, 2019 — Jan 18, 2019. You couldn’t attend a rally or protest in 2018 without stumbling upon a sea of pink knit caps colloquially known as pussy hats —and the Women’s March is no exception.


Opinion: Violent misogyny is a threat to half our population …www.theglobeandmail.com › opinion › article-violent-…

Nov. 30, 2019 — The Montreal massacre of 1989 was just one in a long line of mass killings motivated by hatred of women. What would happen, and how many …

2020


Murders of Transgender People in 2020 Surpasses Total for …transequality.org › blog › murders-of-transgender-peop…

Aug. 7, 2020 — … people in the United States has passed a grim milestone. In just … of violence is particularly pronounced for Black and Latina trans women.

2021


Honouring women of the world on International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day, which marks the achievements of women and raises awareness about social, economic, cultural and political inequalities …CBC.ca7 hours agobookmark_bordersharemore_vert

International Women’s Day: Thousands of women around the world march for equal rights

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Meghan, 39, admitted that she was naive at the start of her relationship with Harry and unprepared for the strictures of royal life.

The former television star, who is biracial, said that when she was pregnant with son Archie, there were “concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.”

Harry confirmed the conversation, saying: “I was a bit shocked.” He said he would not reveal who made the comment, though Winfrey said he told her it was not either of his grandparents, Queen Elizabeth or her husband, Prince Philip.

In the U.S., where Harry and Meghan now live, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki was asked whether President Joe Biden and his wife Jill had any reaction to the interview.

Psaki said Meghan’s decision to speak about her struggles with mental health “takes courage” and “that’s certainly something the president believes in.”

But she said she wouldn’t offer additional comment on the situation “given these are private citizens, sharing their own story and their own struggles.”

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/harry-meghan-oprah-interview-reaction-1.5940964Boris Johnson, royal watchers react following revealing Harry and Meghan interview | CBC NewsBritain and its royal family absorbed the tremors Monday from a sensational television interview with Prince Harry and Meghan, in which the couple said they encountered racist attitudes and a lack of support that drove the duchess to thoughts of suicide.www.cbc.ca

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/checkup/what-s-the-future-of-the-monarchy-in-canada-1.5938373/barbados-is-severing-ties-with-the-queen-should-canada-follow-suit-1.5940312Barbados is severing ties with the Queen. Should Canada follow suit? | CBC RadioJulie Payette’s resignation as governor general has renewed questions about Canada’s connection to the British monarchy. While Barbados has announced their plans to sever ties, experts warn it may be more difficult for Canada to do the same.www.cbc.ca

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/kelly-mcparland-for-sajjan-zero-tolerance-doesnt-mean-zeroKelly McParland: For Sajjan, zero tolerance doesn’t mean zero | National PostThe less he knew, the less he’d be involved, the less he’d have to do and the less he might be blamednationalpost.com

last century and a good explanation of why and how society is fucked up

https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/longform/oak-ridge-st-thomas-psychiatric-treatmentWhat happens when you turn a psychopath into a therapist? | CBC NewsDr. Elliott T. Barker was a newly minted psychiatrist in the mid-1960s when he came up with a novel treatment for curing psychopaths: Patients would treat patients. New information uncovered by The Fifth Estate reveals that others took that ill-conceived idea one step further, having convicted sex offenders serve as therapists to women with mental illness.Show Morenewsinteractives.cbc.ca

The Gold Standard: GOPs

Grand Old Party or Good Ole Boys.

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/08/07/donald-trump-campaign-november-election-weaponise-transgender-rights-lgbt/Trump campaign reportedly considering whether to weaponise transphobia to save the president’s flailing re-election bidConservatives in America are reportedly hoping Donald Trump will weaponise trans rights to revitalise his failing re-election bid.www.pinknews.co.ukS

I want to say this won’t gain him an inch of ground. Those who have such an attitude are already firmly in his camp. He’s lost moderates, not extremists. He might do better to come out somewhat (obviously not fully) supportive of transgender rights, to show he’s not entirely made of hatred and stupidity. He won’t lose any of his lunatic base, who he can still capture with hatred of minorities and “illegals”.

But that said, there a a lot of otherwise reasonable moderates who do get heebie-jeebies at transgender. 😕2 Replies

then I would call them regular conservatives, not “otherwise reasonable” nor “moderates”. in 2020 USA politics there is only the extreme, and both parties have been galloping right for some time

Socially extreme conservatives have punishing fiscal policy because of their hatred but do not disguise their motive, whereas so called moderates, fixate on the finances without admitting it is owing to their biases. The republican party only accepts LGBQ2 who are ethnicity bigots who think that will make them straight enough, and ethnicities who hate LGBTQ2 as if that will make them white enough.

remember when Clarence Thomas was promoted to the Boys Club and whereas Anita Hill joined the ranks of the ignored because his career was too important so his conduct was okay.

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/07/26/alaska-lgbt-discrimination-law-ketchikan-florist-gay-wedding/A florist ‘refused’ to make bouquets for a gay wedding, so the town decided to end discrimination once and for allAfter a local florist refused to make bouquets for a gay wedding, Ketchikan, Alaska unanimously passed sweeping non-discrimination laws for LGBT+ people.www.pinknews.co.ukShare (2)Emoji

Quirk Sugarplum6 hours ago

Once again, if you’re religious and are operating a business in the secular domain, then you by default must deal with all customers. If your conscience cannot permit this, that is your right. But if so, then you must trust in your God to provide another life path for you, and leave your business.1 Reply

nina tryggvason Owner5 hours ago

yes. cake is not art in the sense of legal purposes. this is why religion does not make a person good, only delusional. Children are told to not listen to their imaginary friends because look what happens when adults to. eh.

editted to:

yes. cake is not art in the sense of legal purposes of art, which is a creation to comment upon, rather than an item to be consumed to celebrate a live event. there is a line of art and line and this is the battleground issue as the “husband and wife” language to “spouse and spouse” to gender neutralize the oaths, and allow any couple to choose which words they want to represent their particular union depending on the pairing. this is why religion does not make a person good, only delusional about where one’s rights end and another’s begin. Children are told to not listen to their imaginary friends because look what happens when adults to. eh. children are taught to share and then that is how adults behave over things more important than things.

meanwhile in 2020. a victory of inclusion of sorts…

being rendered bland.. I am not sure this was the representation and inclusion we were looking for…

https://heavy.com/entertainment/2020/08/hallmark-wedding-every-weekend-gay-lesbian-movie/Hallmark’s Wedding Every Weekend Has 1st Gay or Lesbian Wedding | Heavy.comHallmark’s new August movie, Wedding Every Weekend, will include the first lesbian or gay wedding on the channel.heavy.comShare (1)Emoji

Quirk Sugarplum6 hours ago

Works for me. 😊

That said, it’s minimal inclusion. One couple out of four, and probably will be the most glossed-over segment. Give us a full-length and wonderfully romantic movie, Hallmark.1 Reply

a bad actually included is better than no inclusion at all… I guess

rights are not subject to mob rule

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bowmanmarsico/2020/07/28/the-march-of-public-opinion-on-lgbt-identity-and-issues/The March Of Public Opinion On LGBT Identity And IssuesIn 1973, when NORC’s General Social Survey first asked people about sexual relations between two adults of the same sex, 76% described them as always or almost always wrong. When NORC last asked the question in 2018, 34% gave that response.www.forbes.com

what about this compared to the hallmark?

from the article:

However, the series, which starts this week is more than just Desperate Housewives in hijabs. The smoking and swearing of the main characters has proved controversial, as has the tackling of issues such as child abuse and domestic violence, as well as same-sex relationships, which are illegal in Pakistan.

“Because we are showing such a diverse range of women, it was important to show the entire spectrum of sexuality. It would have been wrong if they were all straight because not all women in Pakistan are straight,” said Abbasi, who is based in Leeds.

There is also a transgender character. “The reason the women open the detective agency is to level the playing field for everyone who identifies as a woman, so a transgender character who identifies as a woman should be included.”

He added: “The fact that she’s transgender is not addressed on the show and that is deliberate. It’s not that I was overlooking her identity or ashamed of it. It was to show the women coming to the agency were all equal.”

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/aug/08/lesbian-lovers-and-a-boxer-in-a-burqa-a-new-look-for-pakistani-tvLesbian lovers and a boxer in a burqa: a new look for Pakistani TV | Television & radio | The GuardianBritish-Pakistani filmmaker tackles sexual stereotypes in groundbreaking new drama series, Churailswww.theguardian.com

Quirk Sugarplum

Well, that does put things into perspective now, doesn’t it? 🤔

Maybe Pakistan has their own version of the Hallmark channel we can watch…?

nina tryggvason

better than queer baiting, but not by much. this seems more a rare view of heterosexual women with some lgbtq2 characters as a side

Gay for Pay vs Representation

Why Representation Matters: LGBTQ

Representation and Inclusion: Multicultural World

Representation, Death & Taxes

https://thepostmillennial.com/women-athletes-doxxed-by-lgbt-advocacy-site-for-support-of-women-in-sportsWomen athletes doxxed by LGBT advocacy site for support of women in sportsDespite the doxxing, the NCAA is taking a closer look at its own inclusive policies, and much of that must be a result of the 300 women athletes who signed their names to a letter asking them to do just that.thepostmillennial.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/04/07/indonesia-trans-woman-dead-burned-cilincing-north-jakarta/A mob accused a trans woman of stealing. After they couldn’t find anything on her, they burned her aliveA trans woman was beaten and burned alive by gang members who had accused her of theft, according to reports from Cilincing in North Jakarta, Indonesia.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/07/24/free-black-university-melz-owusu-decolonise-uk-curriculum-gofundme-fundraised-donate/Queer Black students are being failed by universities. This non-binary academic has a plan to change thatThe Free Black University plans to “redistribute knowledge” among Black students with the needs of those who are also queer and trans at the very heart.www.pinknews.co.uk

That there is a stigma with LGBTQ2 is the heterosexual disability to cope with others existing.

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/08/07/nhs-england-people-plan-lgbt-disabled-coronavirus-steve-russell-jackie-daniel-backlash/‘Absolutely shameful’ NHS England report disturbingly compares being LGBT+ to having a disabilityA major NHS England document drew criticism from healthcare providers after it appeared to characterise being LGBT+ as having a disabiity.www.pinknews.co.uk

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