LGBTQ2 for August 23

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1954 –

Charles Busch (August 23, 1954, actor and playwright, is born. He is an American actor, screenwriter, playwright and female impersonator, known for his appearances on stage in his own camp style plays and in film and television. He wrote and starred in his early plays Off-off-Broadway beginning in 1978, generally in drag roles, and also acted in the works of other playwrights. He also wrote for television and began to act in films and on television in the late 1990s. His best known play is The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife(2000), which was a success on Broadway.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

August 23, 1956

Little Richard played at the Cotton Club in Lubbock, Texas, with Buddy Holly in the audience.

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

1963

“Judy’s Turn To Cry” from Lesley Gore at six on the USA song charts.

Blogger Nina Notes: Musta been weird to lament Johnny when Judy would have been her real life choice.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

August 23, 1970

Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground performed together for the last time at the New York Club ‘Max’s Kansas City’.

1972,

Canada – An article in the Toronto gay publication “The Body Politic,” entitled “Of men and little boys,” sparks a public outrage. Criminal charges are threatened but not laid.

1974

Elton John remained third on the USA LP charts with Caribou

August 23, 1975

Queen began recording “Bohemian Rhapsody” at Rockfield Studio in Monmouth, Wales.

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

1980

The Heatwave Festival in Toronto, Canada took place with Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, The B-52’s, The Pretenders, Rockpile and The Rumour. Tickets cost $30, with only 50,000 people attending the festival lost over $1 million.

David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Ashes To Ashes’ his second UK No.1. Taken from the Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) album, the song continued the story of Major Tom from Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’. The video for ‘Ashes to Ashes’ was one of the most iconic of the 1980s and costing £250,000, it was at the time the most expensive music video ever made

1985

dropping to two,  “Shout” by Tears for Fears of the UK Second British Wave in the Genderfuck on the usa song charts

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

Queer Nation, ACT Up and The Lesbian Avengers: the Dyke era of lesbiandom

1994,

Australia –The federal government acts to overturn Tasmania’s anti-sodomy law. Tasmania’s is the last Australian state to penalize same sex relations.

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

2004

Queen, one of Britain’s most consistently successful groups of the seventies and eighties, became the first Rock band to receive official approval in Iran, where Western music is strictly prohibited. Lead singer Freddie Mercury, who died of AIDS in 1991, was of Iranian ancestry and bootlegged albums have been available for years.

2008

Madonna kicked off her 86-date Sticky & Sweet Tour at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff Wales. It became the highest grossing tour by a solo artist, breaking the previous record Madonna achieved with her 2006 Confessions Tour. Madonna’s first venture with Live Nation, was estimated to have grossed $280 million.

2011

Jerry Leiber, a songwriting legend whose credits include “Hound Dog”, “Jailhouse Rock”, “Yakety Yak”, “Poison Ivy” and “Love Potion Number 9”, died at the age of 78. Leiber and his songwriting partner Mike Stoller were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two years later.

Jailhouse Rock was written to see if Elvis would alter his singing for gay lyrics and he did not.

Hound Dog by Big Mama Thorton is about her cheating man, so Elvis’ is really him singing about himself – or just the part he called “Little Elvis”.

It is this blogger’s view that Elvis Presley was bisexual, owing to the orgy stories shared in books by his Memphis Mafia and each saying there was more they would take to their graves, bisexual is the only thing left.

The last elvis fan screamed at by the Memphis mafia

2014

Beyoncé captured four awards, including the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, while Miley Cyrus won Video of the Year for “Wrecking Ball” at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

cited sources

Today in LGBT History – August 23 | Ronni Sanlo

queer for april 11

queer for april 11

1952

Singin’ In The Rain, starring Gene Kelly, maybe gay Donald O’Connor and newcomer Debbie Reynolds, is released in the US, but barely makes a splash.

1960

Dinah Washington & Brook Benton had the #1 R&B song for the 10th week–“Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)”.

1966
NBC broadcasts the last episode of the Rock and Roll TV show, Hullabaloo, which features Paul Anka, closeted lesbian Lesley Gore, Peter And Gordon and The Cyrkle. The show had been on the air since January 1965, a year after ABC came up with Shindig! Reruns were aired through August 29.

1968
Janis Joplin, along with Big Brother And The Holding Company, made their national TV debut on ABC-TV’s Hollywood Palace.

1976

Queen performed at the Entertainment Centre in Perth, Australia.

1978

Liberace gives a concert for birds on The Muppet Show, playing classical pieces and the 1925 song “Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue.” Sam the Eagle disapproves.

April 11, 1990

Elton John performed at the Indianapolis funeral of Ryan White, the hemophiliac 18-year-old who had contracted AIDS through a blood transfusion and had been ostracized because of it.

2002

Sir Elton John testified before Congress that the United States was obliged to help prevent the global spread of AIDS.

2021

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

queer for april 6

queer for april 6

1984

Thomas Dolby (“She Blinded Me With Science”) made his first U.S. concert appearance at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center – Mair Hall in Poughkeepsie, New York.

1992

Celline Dion released the single “If You Asked Me To” in Canada and the United States. She released the song in June in the U.K.

1996
Celine Dion remained at #1 for a third week with “Because You Loved Me”. Mariah Carey debuted at #2 with “Always Be My Baby”

1998
Dick Clark, Chubby Checker, Fabian and Lesley Gore appeared on the CBS-TV sitcom “Murphy Brown.”

Wendy O. Williams former singer of The Plasmatics died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Williams was known for her wild stage theatrics which included blowing up equipment, near nudity and chain-sawing guitars. In January 1981 police in Milwaukee arrested her for simulating sex on stage, later that same year in Cleveland, Ohio Williams was acquitted of an obscenity charge for simulating sex on stage wearing only shaving cream.

2000
An all-star tribute to Joni Mitchell was held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City featuring performances by Elton John, Bryan Adams, Shawn Colvin, James Taylor, Cyndi Lauper, Richard Thompson, k.d. Lang, and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

2003

Avril Lavigne won four Juno Awards including Album of the Year and Best New Artist of the Year. Shania Twain won three statues including Best Artist of the Year.

2016
Following his death in January, fans pushed six David Bowie albums into the UK Top 40, three of which made the Top 10.

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