LGBTQ2 for February 26

BCE to The Suffragettes

1556, Italy – Benvenuto Cellini (3 November 1500 – 13 February 1571) was an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier, musician, and artist who also wrote a famous autobiography and poetry. He was one of the most important artists of Mannerism. He is remembered for his skill in making pieces such as the Cellini Salt Cellar and Perseus with the Head of Medusa. On this day, he was accused of sodomy with his apprentice, Fernando di Giovanni de Montepulciano. This was not the first accusation against Cellini. His penalty was a fine of 50 golden scudi and four years in prison which was remitted to four years of house arrest after intercession by the Medicis.

1564, UK – Christopher Marlowe (26 February 1564 – 30 May 1593) is baptized in Canterbury, England. He was an English playwrightpoet and translator of the Elizabethan era. Marlowe was the foremost Elizabethan tragedian of his day. He greatly influenced William Shakespeare, who was born in the same year as Marlowe and who rose to become the pre-eminent Elizabethan playwright after Marlowe’s mysterious early death. Marlowe’s plays are known for the use of blank verse and their overreaching protagonists. Little is known about Marlowe’s life so much has been written about him over the centuries to create a persona to match his work. He’s now considered gay by default. What is known is that he was a firebrand as a youth, that he was a anti-clerical rebel, that he was in trouble with the law, and that he was dead of a stab wound at the age of 29. Many of his surviving works contain homoerotic references. His epigram reads “All they that love not tobacco and boys are fools.” 

1649, Sweden – Queen Christina (8 December] 1626 – 19 April 1689) citing her wish to not marry, abdicates the throne. Elected queen at the age of six after her father King Gustav II Adolph died in battle, Christina was raised and educated as a boy until she took the throne in 1632 at the age of 18. In addition to refusing to marry or have children, Christina had a deeply intimate and passionate relationship with one of her ladies-in-waiting, Countess Ebba Sparre (1629 – 19 March 1662), whom she called “Belle.” She wrote extensively about Sparre’s beauty, and referred to her as a bedfellow

02-26-1879 – 08-13-1962 Mabel Dodge Luhan – Born in Buffalo, New York. She was a wealthy American patron of the arts. She is especially associated with the Taos art colony. Mabel became a nationally syndicated columnist for the Hearst organization. 

She was married many times and was actively bisexual during her early life and details of her passionate physical encounters with women are in her autobiography Intimate Memories (1933). In 1919, she, her husband, and Elsie Clews Parsons moved to Taos, New Mexico and started a literary colony there. They hosted a number of influential artists and poets including Marsden Hartley, Arnold Ronnebeck, Louise Emerson Ronnebeck, Ansel Adams, Willa Cather, Robinson Jeffers, Georgia O’Keeffe, Mary Hunter Austin, Frank Waters, Jaime de Angulo, and others. She died at her home in Taos in 1962. The Mabel Dodge Luhan House has been designated a National Historic Landmark and is now a historic inn and conference center. Dennis Hopper bought the house after seeing it while filming Easy Rider.

1935 – Jane Wagner (born February 26, 1935) is born. She is an American writer, director and producer,

Best known as Lily Tomlin’s comedy writer, collaborator, and wife. She has been nominated for Grammy Awards, with Tomlin, for Comic’s Recorded 

Albums, has won three Emmy Awards, and a Writers Guild of America award, also with Tomlin, for Comic’s Television Specials. She wrote and directed Moment by Moment, staring Tomlin and John Travolta, and wrote the Incredible Shrinking Woman, which starred Tomlin. The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe won Wagner a Special Award from the New York Drama Critics’ Circle and a New York Drama Desk Award. The film adaptation of the play brought her a Cable ACE Award. On March 16, 2012, Wagner and Tomlin received the 345th star on the Walk of Stars in Palm Springs, California.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

February 26, 1954

Because of what she described as public outrage over the lascivious nature of several recent “race” recordings, U.S. Congresswoman Ruth Thompson (R-Michigan) tried but failed to pass a bill forbidding distribution of any “obscene, lewd, lascivious, or filthy publication, picture, disc, transcription, or other article capable of producing sound.

February 26, 1955

Billboard reported that the 45rpm single format was outselling the 78s for the first time. The number 45 came from taking 78 and subtracting Columbia’s 33 rpm. RCA introduced the first 45 on March 31, 1949 when they released 104 single vinyl records. The first 45 to hit the Billboard charts was “You’re Adorable” by Perry Como, on May 7th, 1949.

LaVern Baker appealed to Congress in a letter to Michigan Representative Charles Digges Jr. The letter requested the revision of the Copyright Act of 1909. She says that recording artists should be protected against “note-for-note copying” of already recorded R&B tunes and arrangements by White artists and arrangers. Her request was denied.

02-26-1955   Reverend August Gold – Place of birth unknown. She is a licensed and ordained Interfaith Minister since 1990. Gold has served as a 

spiritual founder and director of Sacred Center New York. For twenty five years she was a teacher, counselor, and spiritual mentor in New York City and a volunteer at the Manhattan Center for Living, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, and the Samaritans Suicide Hotline. Her award-winning book, Where Does God Live?, is considered one of the best introductions to ideas about God and oneself for children. Her books, with co-author Joel Fotinos, have been translated into 15 languages. October, 20, 2011, Huffington Post listed her as one of ninety inspiring LGBT  religious leaders.

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

1966

David Bowie & The Buzz appeared at The Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, England.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

02-26-1974 Jenna Wolfe – Born in Kingston, Jamaica, and grew up in Pétionville, 

Haiti. Both her parents were Jewish, her father from Puerto Rico and her mother from New Jersey. She came out March 27, 2013 with the announcement of her pregnancy. Her partner is Stephanie Gosk. Wolfe was correspondent for NBC’s Today Show, and the news anchor of their Weekend edition. Her wife, Stephanie Gosk, also works for NBC. Wolfe’s final day as news anchor was September 21, 2014.

February 25, 1975

Sonny and Cher’s divorce became final.

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

1984

Frankie Goes To Hollywood were enjoying their fourth week at the top of the UK singles chart with ‘Relax.’

1985

 Cyndi Lauper wins Best New Artist at the grammies

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

1990

 Sinead O’Connor was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Nothing Compares 2 U.’ Her version of the Prince penned song was also a No.1 hit in 18 other countries.

USA: Refusing to consider the cases of Ben-Shalom v. Stone and Woodward v. U.S., the U.S. Supreme Court effectively upholds the right of the American military to discharge gays and lesbians of the armed forces.

1997

Songwriter Ben Raleigh died after setting fire to his bath robe while cooking. During his career Ben wrote Johnny Mathis’ “Wonderful Wonderful”, Lesley Gore’s “She’s A Fool”, Joey Powers’ “Midnight Mary”, Lou Rawls’ “Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing”, Ray Peterson’s “Tell Laura I Love Her” and many others.

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

2001

homophobe  Eminem won Best International Male solo artist

Eninem went to No.1 in the Australian Singles Chart with ‘Stan’. Staying at the top spot for 4wks.

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

2011

It was announced that Queen’s We Will Rock You was still the most-played song at US sporting events, according to a new survey from BMI, the royalty-distribution service. According to its data, based off of MLB, NFL and NHL games in 2009-2010, We Will Rock You was the No.1 song overall, as well as for the NFL specifically.

2013 – Marco McMillian (April 23, 1979 – February 26, 2013), 34, was the first openly gay political candidate in Mississippi. He was murdered by Lawrence Reed, possibly after McMillian showed romantic interest in him. Marco was a businessman and candidate for mayor of ClarksdaleMississippi in 2013. He was “the first openly gay man to be a viable candidate for public office in Mississippi”.  McMillian was CEO of MWM & Associates, a firm that provided consulting to non-profit organizations.

2014

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Feb 26, 2014 — February 26, 2014 … As Charles Kaiser put it in his history of gay New York, “No other civil rights movement in America ever had such an …

02-26-2016 Italy’s Senate overwhelmingly approves a bill to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi had made it a personal mission to bring his country into alignment with the rest of Western Europe when it comes to legally recognizing same-sex partnerships. Italy was the only country in the region without any legal recognition or protection for same-sex couples. The bill passed by a margin of 173 – 71. Had the motion failed, the Prime Minister would have been forced to resign.

2022

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the history of nonheterosexuals and different historical eras views are such that there is a there is a danger to apply current decadish of time, in 2021 to past decades and centuries; particularly without application of complete history.

There is a difference between adopting male attire in the era when clothing was spelled out in law, and lesbians who passed in public, differ from those who only change clothing for personal sexual gratification, in private “cross dressors” in the language of this same era.

Laws regarding clothing exist in many nations, including capitol punishment, this is why sexual orientation is a demographic, That heterosexual women continue to be denied reproductive rights, education and professions, even where won at court; that women are a demographic. That male and female persons who are ethnically different from the majority population and with differing experiences being merged into colour blind visible minorities are differing demographics.

the farther back in time the given individual is, and why on this blog, there is a under theme of Elvis Presley, as the most prominent modern era person of the 1900s Current Era; who was photographed almost every day of his adult life., and who’s number of days on this planet have resulted in his being one of the most recognizable individuals across all cultures on the planet, which in 1950s was 1 billion people, and by his death almost 4 billion, to the 8 billion currently existing on earth.

LGBTQ2 for February 22

BCE to The Suffragettes

02-22-1892 – 10-19-1950 Edna St. Vincent Millay – Born in Rockland, Maine. She was an American lyrical poet and playwright. Her 

collection A Few Figs from Thistles (1920) attracted a lot of attention for its portrayal of female sexuality and feminism.

She was an American poet and playwright who received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923 for “The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver,” only the third woman to do so. She was also known for her feminist activism. She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work. Millay entered Vassar College in 1913 when she was 21 years old, later than usual. In 1923 she married 43-year-old Eugen Jan Boissevain (1880–1949), the widower of the labor lawyer and war correspondent Inez Milholland, a political icon Millay had met during her time at Vassar. A self-proclaimed feminist, Boissevain supported her career and took primary care of domestic responsibilities. Both Millay and Boissevain had other lovers throughout their twenty-six-year marriage.  After Millay’s death, her sister Norma took over her house and in 1973 established the house and grounds as the Millay Colony for the Arts. She had relationships with several students during her time there, and kept scrapbooks including drafts of plays written during the period. Millay was named by Equality Forum as one of their 31 Icons of the 2015 LGBT History Month.

02-22-1917 – 05-04-1973 Jane Auer Bowles – Born in New York City, New York. She was an American writer and playwright. In 1938 she married composer and writer, Paul Bowles. Their marriage was a sexual 

one for about a year and a half. After that, she and her husband were platonic companions. They were both bisexual and preferred to have sex outside their marriage. They were unashamed of their bisexuality and marriage allowed them to express it. Her novel, Two Serious Ladies, was published in 1943. In 1948, the couple lived in Tangier, Morocco. While in Morocco, Jane had an intense and complicated relationship with a Moroccan woman. She also had a relationship with torch singer Libby Holman. Jane wrote the play In the Summer House, which was performed on Broadway in 1953 to mixed reviews. Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, and John Ashbery all highly praised her work.

02-22-1937 – 04-29-2011 Joanna Russ – Born in The Bronx, New York City, New York. She was an 

American writer, academic, and feminist. Russ is the author of a number of works of science fiction, fantasy and feminist literary criticism, including How to Suppress Women’s Writing. She is best known for The Female Man. After teaching at several universities, including Cornell, she became a full professor at the University of Washington. Her work is used in courses on science fiction and feminism throughout the English speaking world. Russ was named to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2013. She was openly lesbian.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

02-22-1940 – 07-18-2016 Billy Name (b. William George Linich) – Born in Poughkeepsie, New York. 

He was an American photographer, filmmaker, and lighting designer. Because of his affair and then friendship with Andy Warhol, he became the archivist of Warhol’s New York studio, The Factory, from 1964 to 1970. Name was also responsible for “silverizing” Warhol’s New York studio. In 2001, the United States Postal Service used one of Name’s portraits of Warhol for its commemorative stamp of the artist. His photographs are important for documenting the pop art era.

02-22-1944 Felice Picano – Born in New York City, New York. He is an American writer, publisher, and critic who has encouraged the development of gay literature in the United States. In his memoir Men Who Loved Me, he writes about his close friendship with poet W.H. Auden. His later memoir, Art & Sex in Greenwich Village, he wrote about his contacts with Gore Vidal, James Purdy, Charles Henri Ford, Edward Gorey, Robert Mapplethorpe, and many other authors. His publishing company has introduced many other authors, including Dennis Cooper, Harvey Fierstein, and Jane Chambers. Several of his novels have been national and international best-sellers and have been translated into fifteen languages. Picano now lives in West Hollywood, California. In 2010, he received the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Pioneer Award and in 2013, the City of West Hollywood’s Rainbow Award and Citation.

02-22-1947 Karla Jay – Born in Brooklyn, New York. She is a distinguished retired professor at Pace University, where she taught 

English and directed the women’s and gender studies program between 1974 and 2009. She is a pioneer in the field of lesbian and gay studies and is widely published. Jay was a founding member of the Gay Liberation Front. She was also a member of the Lavender Menace—a group of women who were responding to a lack of lesbian presence in the women’s movement. They spoke out on May 1, 1970, at the Second Congress to Unite Women. This event was a huge turning point for lesbian feminism.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

February 22, 1957

The Film Don’t Knock The Rock, featuring appearances by Alan FreedLittle Richard and Bill Haley, opens at the Paramount Theatre in New York.

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

LaVerne Baker headlined a show at Chicago’s Regal Theater.

1964

Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me” peaked at 2 was not number four on the USA song charts. The Beatles now had the number one and two spot.

02-22-1966 Brian Greig – Born in Fremantle, Australia. He was an Australian politician, member of the Australian Senate from July 1, 1999 

to June 30, 2005 representing the state of Western Australia. He began to get involved in gay rights activism during the 1990s, and helped establish an Australian Council for Lesbian and Gay Rights. On June 13, 2011, Greig was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the community as a social justice advocate for the gay and lesbian community.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

February 22, 1970

Appearing at The Roundhouse Spring Festival in Camden, London, David Bowie and the Hype, (their first live performance of the new band), along with Bachdenkel, Groundhog and Carava

1975 

on the USA song charts,  Olivia Newton-John vaulted from 18 to 5 with “Have You Never Been Mellow” . 

 on the USA LP charts, Elton John’s 1969 album Empty Sky became a Top 10 album six years later, what with Elton’s huge mid-70’s success – and what a back catalog can do.

Drew Barrymore – Born in Culver City, California. She is an American actress, film director, producer, model, and author. She 

came out as bisexual in an interview with Contact Music in 2003 and has always considered herself to be bisexual. Barrymore was named Ambassador Against Hunger for the UN World Food Programme. She has donated over $1 million dollars to the program. In 2010, she was awarded the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film for her portrayal of Little Edie in Grey Gardens.

1979: Studio 54 throws a gala fifty-second birthday party for closeted gay attorney and former McCarthyite Roy Cohn. The event draws several hundreds of the city’s luminaries – including Donald Trump, Barbara Walters, members of both Democratic and Republican parties and most of the city’s elected officials.

The evening unraveled like most debauched nights under the legendary disco ball. Rubell commissioned a custom birthday cake that bore the image of Roy crowned with a halo.

If you’re indicted, you’re invited!’ comedian Joey Adams joked. ‘Cohn invited 150 guests. Three thousand to four thousand showed up,’ said Steve Rubell, owner of Studio 54 and a principal client of Roy Cohn’s.(Cohn defended Rubell after the raids at Studio 54) His exclusive guest list included all his influential clients and the powerful people that had open accounts in his ‘favor bank.’ 

7 years later Roy Cohn would be dead of AIDS denying he was gay to his very last breath. Learn more about the most hated and feared closeted gay man in America Roy Cohn by clicking HERE

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

02-22-1981 Dan Choi – Born in Orange County, California. He is a former American infantry officer in the U.S. Army who served in combat in the Iraq war during 2006-2007. He became an LGBT rights activist following his coming out on The Rachel Maddow Show in March 2009 and publicly challenged America’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

1982 – Kimball Allen (born February 22, 1982) is an American writer, journalist, playwright, and actor. He is the author of two autobiographical one-man plays: Secrets of a Gay Mormon Felon (2012) and Be Happy Be Mormon (2014). The latter premiered at Theatre Row in Manhattan on September 24 and 27, 2014, as part of the United Solo Theatre Festival. He also hosts the recurring Triple Threat w/ Kimball Allen, a 90-minute variety talk show at The Triple Door in Seattle. Allen lived for many years in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle.[ He married Scott Wells in October 2016. As of late 2017, they live in Scottsdale, Arizona.

1987 – Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987 dies at the age of 58. He was an American artist, director and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertising that flourished by the 1960s, and span a variety of media, including painting, silkscreening, photography, film, and sculpture. Some of his best known works include the silkscreen paintings Campbell’s Soup Cans (1962) and Marilyn Diptych (1962). Warhol was gay. His lovers included poet John Giorno (born December 4, 1936), photographer Billy Name (February 22, 1940 – July 18, 2016), production designer Charles Lisanby  (January 22, 1924 – August 23, 2013), and Jon Gould. His boyfriend of 12 years was Jed Johnson (December 30, 1948 – July 17, 1996), whom he met in 1968, and who later achieved fame as an interior designer. Many of Warhol’s works and possessions are on display at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

. The founder of the Pop Art movement, produced and managed the Velvet Underground, designed the 1967 Velvet Underground And Nico ‘peeled banana’ album cover and The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers album cover.

Bob Dylan with Warhol and his Elvis Images

Lesbian anarchist Valerie Solanas entered Andy Warhol’s sixth-floor office at 33 Union Square West on June 3, 1968, carrying two guns and a massive, paranoid grudge, and shot Warhol. No one would have guessed it would kill him 19 years later.

Two bullets from Solanas’ gun tore through Warhol’s stomach, liver, spleen, esophagus and both lungs. He was briefly declared dead at one point, but doctors were able to revive him. He spent two months in the hospital recuperating from various surgeries, and would be forced to wear a surgical corset for the rest of his life to hold his organs in place.

The shooting had a major impact on Wahol’s life and work, even beyond the considerable physical scars it left. He became much more guarded, abandoning much of his filmmaking and more controversial art and focusing more on business, founding what became Interview magazine in 1969.

The shooting intensified Warhol’s fear and loathing of hospitals, though he embraced alternative health treatments like healing crystals. This reticence produced fatal results on February 21, 1987, when Warhol died of cardiac arrest suffered after gallbladder surgery, a procedure that he had delayed for several years due to his fear of hospitals. 

Learn more about the shooting of Andy Warhol by Valerie Solanas by clicking HERE

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The SCUM Manifesto by Valerie Solanas. Life in this society being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of society being at all relevant to women, …

Overlooked No More: Valerie Solanas, Radical Feminist Who …

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Jun 26, 2020 — Overlooked No More: Valerie Solanas, Radical Feminist Who Shot Andy Warhol. She made daring arguments in “SCUM Manifesto,” her case for a world …

1989

at the Grammy Awards, Tracy Chapman is named Best New Artist

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

1990

Shakespears Sister started an eight-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Stay’. The duo was made up of ex Bananarama member Siobhan Fahey and singer Marcella Detroit (who co-wrote ‘Lay Down Sally’ with Eric Clapton). One of the longest running UK No.1’s in chart history and the longest by an all-female act.

1997

faux lesbian/the beatles marketed the Spice Girls reached #1 after just five weeks with “Wannabe”

1999

The TV-movie “And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny & Cher Story,” starring Jay Underwood and Renee Faia, aired on ABC.

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

2002

Two middle-aged women spent the first of eight nights sleeping in a car outside Bournemouth International Centre to make sure they were first in the queue for when tickets to Cliff Richard’s forthcoming concert went on sale.

Little Richard was chosen to receive the Image Award from the NAACP.

2004

The Sex Pistols ‘Anarchy in the UK’ was named the most influential record of the 1970s in poll compiled by Q magazine. Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was voted into second place and Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’ was third, T Rex ‘Get It On’ was fourth and Special AKA’s ‘Gangsters’ came fifth.

2007,

Netherlands – Gerda Verbug (born 19 August 1957) is the first open lesbian elected to government. She becomes the minister of Agriculture, Nature, and Food Quality. She is a Dutch diplomat and former politician and trade union leader. She lives with her wife Willy Westerlaken in Woerden, whom she married in 2012.

LGBTQ2 blogger Nina: Noted here as to the discussion of the person/artist vs the art, and for abuse vs women, which impacts all women across sexuality and disportionately on ethnicity, disability and poverty:

2008

After considerable controversy and debate over whether or not to honor recently deceased musician and Mississippi native Ike Turner, the state legislature passed a compromise resolution that honored only his musical achievements.

February 22, 2009 – Actor Sean Penn wins an Oscar for his role as Harvey Milk in the film, Milk. The film also won for Best Original Screenplay. Milk is a 2008 American biographical film based on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Directed by Gus Van Sant (born July 24, 1952) and written by Dustin Lance Black (born June 10, 1974), the film stars Sean Penn as Milk and Josh Brolin as Dan White, a city supervisor who assassinated Milk and Mayor George Moscone. The film was released to much acclaim and earned numerous accolades from film critics and guilds. Ultimately, it received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, winning two for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Penn and Best Original Screenplay for Black.

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

2012

The Spice Girls reunited for a spectacular performance at the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

2017

David Bowie dominated the 2017 Brit awards. The star was awarded best British male and best British album, for his mournful swansong, Blackstar. Rag ‘N’ Bone man was the other big winner of the night taking home two awards – the critics choice award and best British breakthrough act. As well as honouring Bowie, the Brits paid tribute to George Michael, who died on Christmas day 2016.

“Inner Elvis: From Politician to Presley” – 13 WTHR Indianapolis

2020

Yola Set to Play Sister Rosetta Tharpe in Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis

2022

Marriage equality did not alter heterosexual ones at all.

https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/us-supreme-court-takes-up-web-designers-bid-rebuff-gay-weddings-2022-02-22/

U.S. Supreme Court takes up clash between religion and LGBT rights | Reuters

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday took up a major new legal fight pitting religious beliefs against LGBT rights, agreeing to hear an evangelical Christian web designer’s free speech claim that she cannot be forced under a Colorado anti-discrimination law to produce websites for same-sex marriages.www.reuters.com

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The Casually Queer Finale of “The Legend of Vox Machina” | Autostraddle

A lot goes down in these final three episodes of the season, including but not limited to Vex making Keyleth blush.www.autostraddle.com

first books, then people: #LestWeForget

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/banned-queer-books-see-sales-bump-others-quietly-disappear-rcna16859

While some banned queer books see a sales bump, others quietly disappear

All Boys Aren’t Blue and Gender Queer are among LGBTQ books affected by book bans.www.nbcnews.com

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Gay History – February 22: Edna St. Vincent Millay, Andy Warhol Dies, and Roy Cohn’s Birthday at Studio 54

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LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

Most of the above is copied from one of the sites cited as sources in the daily post and as linked at the end of every post.

the history of nonheterosexuals and different historical eras views are such that there is a there is a danger to apply current decadish of time, in 2021 to past decades and centuries; particularly without application of complete history.

There is a difference between adopting male attire in the era when clothing was spelled out in law, and lesbians who passed in public, differ from those who only change clothing for personal sexual gratification, in private “cross dressors” in the language of this same era.

Laws regarding clothing exist in many nations, including capitol punishment, this is why sexual orientation is a demographic, That heterosexual women continue to be denied reproductive rights, education and professions, even where won at court; that women are a demographic. That male and female persons who are ethnically different from the majority population and with differing experiences being merged into colour blind visible minorities are differing demographics.

the farther back in time the given individual is, and why on this blog, there is a under theme of Elvis Presley, as the most prominent modern era person of the 1900s Current Era; who was photographed almost every day of his adult life., and who’s number of days on this planet have resulted in his being one of the most recognizable individuals across all cultures on the planet, which in 1950s was 1 billion people, and by his death almost 4 billion, to the 8 billion currently existing on earth.

LGBTQ for February 15



BCE to The Suffragettes

02-15-1820 – 03-13-1906 Susan B. Anthony – Born in Adams, Massachusetts. She was an American social reformer and feminist who played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery 

petitions at the age of 17.  In 1851, she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Her deepest relationships were with other women and she never married. She was said to be the “third person” in the marriage of Stanton, her longtime companion with whom she traveled for three decades giving speeches. Anthony’s feminism and quest for equal rights for women and blacks was the first plank in the platform women were building for social justice in America.In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society. Her first treatise on women’s suffrage noted, “ Universal manhood suffrage, by establishing an aristocracy or sex, imposes upon the women of this nation a more absolute and cruel despotism than monarchy; in that women finds a political master in her father, husband, brother, son. The aristocracies of the old world are based upon birth, wealth, refinement, education, nobility, brave deeds of chivalry; in this nation, on sex alone; exalting brute force above moral power, vice above virtue, ignorance above education, and the son above the mother who bore him.”

February 15, 1903

The first teddy bear in America was introduced by Russian immigrants Morris and Rose Michtom.

02-15-1907 — 01-01-1994   Cesar Romero – Born in New York City, New York. He was an American actor, singer, dancer, and vocal artist. He was active in film, radio, and television for almost 60 years. In 1935, Romero played a leading role in The Devil is a Woman opposite Marlene Dietrich. In the 1960s classic TV show,

Batman Romero played the Joker. Romero never married and was described as a “confirmed bachelor.” He appeared frequently at Hollywood events escorting actresses, such as Joan Crawford, Linda Darnell, Barbara Stanwyck, Lucille Ball, Ann Sheridan, Jane Wyman, and Ginger Rogers. Many historians and biographers have speculated on Romero being closeted about his sexuality. According to stories he told author Boze Hadleigh for the 1996 book Hollywood Gays, he had a wide-ranging gay sex life. Because he was “out” to all his entertainment industry colleagues, it was also stated the Romero’s homosexuality was Hollywood’s worst kept secret. In 1946, Romero and Tyrone Power went on an 8-week vacation in Power’s private plane. They traveled to Mexico, Central, and South America. Romero died in 1994 from complications of a blood clot. 

02-15-1934 – 05-25-2005 Graham Kennedy – Born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was an Australian entertainer, radio, television, 

and film performer. Kennedy is the most awarded star of Australian television and was known as The King of Australian television. Kennedy was closeted, though it was an open secret within the Australian television community, the subject was not discussed openly until after his death. Rob Astbury, a former top Australian Sportscaster, published King and I: My Life with Graham Kennedy, recounting his 20 year relationship with Kennedy.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1952 – Bill T. Jones (born February 15, 1952) is an Americanartistic directorchoreographerand dancer. Jones has received numerous awards for his work including the 2010 Tony Award for Best Choreography for his work in Fela!Jones and his lover of 17 years, Arnie Zane (September 26, 1948 – March 30, 1988) danced and choreographed together. As an openly gay interracial couple they pushed the envelope and challenged their audiences’ preconceived notions about gender, race and sexuality. In 1982, they cofounded the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. In 1986, Zane was diagnosed with AIDS, which claimed his life two years later. Watching his life partner die gave Jones a new sense of passion and urgency. Jones continues to dance and choreograph for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

 He has been called “one of the most notable, recognized modern-dance choreographers and directors of our time.” In 1971, Jones met and fell in love with Arnie Zane. The couple had a personal and professional relationship that lasted until Zane’s death from AIDS in 1988. Since 1993, Jones has been with Bjorn Amelan. They are now legally married. ( Top Photo of Jones & Zane – Bottom Photo of Jones & Amelan)

1958

Elvis Presley’s five-song EP “Jailhouse Rock” hit #18 in the U.K.

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

1964

I Want To Hold Your Hand” by the Beatles was the #1 song for a third week.  Lesley Gore peaked at #2 with “You Don’t Own Me” while the new Beatles song “She Loves You” moved from 7 to 3. 

02-15-1968 Richard Blanco – Born in Madrid, Spain. His family were Cuban exiles that moved from Spain to Miami when he was an 

infant. He is an American poet, public speaker, author, and civil engineer. He is the fifth poet to read at a United States presidential inauguration. He read his poem, One Today, for Barack Obama’s second inauguration. He is the first immigrant, the first Latino, the first openly gay person, and the youngest person to be the U.S. inaugural poet. In the poem Queer Theory, According to My Grandmother, he described how his grandmother warned him as a young boy. “For God’s sake, never pee sitting down…/I’ve seen you” and “Don’t stare at The Six-Million Dollar Man./I’ve seen you” and “Never dance alone in your room.” He and his partner split their time between Bethel, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

February 15, 1970

After a Sly & the Family Stone concert ran hours late and resulted in more $1,000 damage at Washington D.C.’s Constitution Hall, the Daughters of the American Revolution imposed a ban against any further rock concerts at the venue.

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

1980 – William Friedkin’s Cruising opens nationwide and is blasted by critics (gay and straight) for its depiction of homosexuality, but also, as one critic puts it, “[its] narrative loopholes [and] unconvincing plot twists.”

1983 – Lesbian playwright Jane Chambers(27 March 1937 – February 15, 1983)(A Late Snow, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove) dies of a brain tumor at the age of 45. She was a “pioneer in writing theatrical works with openly lesbian characters”. Beth Allen was her lover, companion and manager.

02-15-1985 Natalie Morales – Born in Kendall, Florida. She is an American actress and 

starred in the ABC Family series The Middleman. Feature films she has appeared in include Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Going the Distance. Morales also had a recurring role on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. On June 30, 2017, Morales came out on social media that she identified as queer. She plays the role as Rosie Casals in the film Battle of the Sexes that was released in September 22, 2017, starring Emma Stone as Billy Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs.

1986

Whitney Houston’s self-titled debut was moving back up after 48 weeks of release.

Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart and doubled at #1 on the pop chart

1989 – A Los Angeles jury awards Rock Hudson’s (November 17, 1925 – October 2, 1985)ex-lover, Marc Christian (born on June 23, 1953)$21.75 million in damages for the emotional distress he claims to have suffered upon learning that Hudson had AIDS. The award is later reduced to $5.5 million.

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

1993

“This is the crowning achievement of my career and they want to give it to me secretly. It’s like I’m in the kitchen doing all the cooking and the waiters get all the credit. I cried. . . .I’ve been waiting so long.” Little Richard’s reaction upon hearing he was being given a Lifetime Achievement Grammy but would have to accept it at a dinner the night before.

1995, Canada – premiers. The film is a 1995 American documentary film directed and written by Rob Epstein(born April 6, 1955) and Jeffrey Friedman (August 24, 1951). The film is based on Vito Russo‘s (July 11, 1946 – November 7, 1990)book of the same name first published in 1981 and on lecture and film clip presentations he gave in 1972–1982. Russo had researched the history of how motion pictures, especially Hollywood films, had portrayed gaylesbianbisexualand transgendercharacters. The film was given a limited release in select theatres, including the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, in April 1996, and then shown on cable channel HBO.

1999 –Stephen Brady  (born 11 June 1959)and his partner Peter Stephens were the world’s first openly gay ambassadorial couple. Accompanied by Stephens, Brady presented his credentials as Australian Ambassador to Denmark, to Queen Margrethe II on February  15,1999.

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

2008 – Fifteen-year-old Lawrence King (January 13, 1993 – February 15, 2008)was shot on Feb. 12, 2008 and died two days later after a verbal exchange with 14-year-old Brandon McInerney in Oxnard, CA. King, an eighth-grader who identified as gay and occasionally wore makeup, high heels and other feminine attire to E. O. Green Junior High School, was shot in the head while in class at school. The story is captures in the documentary Valentine Road by director Marta Cunningham.

2009, Canada –  Premier of RuPaul’s Drag Race American reality TV series. RuPaul Andre Charles (born November 17, 1960) is an American drag queen, actor, model, singer, songwriter, television personality, and author. Since 2009, he has produced and hosted the reality competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race, for which he received two Primetime Emmy Awards in 2016 and 2017. RuPaul is widely considered to be the most commercially successful drag queen of all time. In 2017, he was included in the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.RuPaul has been with his Australian partner, Georges LeBar, since 1994, when they met at the Limelightnightclub in New York City. They married in January 2017. LeBar is a painter and runs a 50-acre ranch in Wyoming.

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

2013 – Robbie Rogers (born May 12, 1987)is a television producer and former American professional soccer player. On this day, Rogers came out as gay, becoming the second male soccer player in Britain to do so after Justin Fashanu  (19 February 1961 – 2 May 1998)in 1990. On May 26, 2013, he became the first openly gay man to compete in a top North American professional sports league when he played his first match for the LA Galaxy. Rogers began dating television writer producer Greg Berlanti  (born May 24, 1972)[in 2013, and on February 18, 2016, they welcomed their first son via surrogacy, They were married on December 2, 2017, in Malibu, California.

2019

Dear Anita Bryant by Ronni Sanlo premieres.

2022

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/feb/15/story-of-trailblazing-gay-pop-song-kay-why

‘Nuns quivered at the naughty bits!’ The story of trailblazing gay pop song Kay, Why? | Pop and rock | The Guardian

Unknown to many, this hilarious slice of high camp 60s psychedelia is a sought-after cult classic, made when being gay was still taboo. Its secret creators speak for the very first timewww.theguardian.com

https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.68062/title.former-gucci-mane-artist-lil-wop-comes-out-as-bisexual

Former Gucci Mane Artist Lil Wop Comes Out As Bisexual

The rapper’s reveal was met with overwhelming support from fans in the comments.hiphopdx.com

queer movies have long been about reinforcing heteronormativity

http://www.thebeaverton.com

DEAR USA: Heterosexual women do not have equal rights.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/02/15/opinion/passing-equality-act-will-ensure-lgbtq-civil-rights/

Passing the Equality Act will ensure LGBTQ civil rights – The Boston Globe

This would not be a radical change, but it would be moral progress.www.bostonglobe.com

access to education and careers and secure housing

participation in society reduces suicide and increases the economy

https://thelogicalindian.com/lgbtq/aipc-lgbtq-community-33959

AIPC Forms Cell For LGBTQ Community; Aims At Skill Enhancement For Employment Opportunities

The AIPC has also organised webinars by Akkai Padmashali, transgender activist and Congress member from Karnataka, and with parents of queer people, where they spoke about their experience in…thelogicalindian.com

the problem of magical and delusional thinking….

the difference between a religion and a cult is supposedly the amount of time spent within that group

24/7 is a cult

the real difference between a cult and a religion, is that in the religion, the original cult members have died of naturalish causes

owing to suicide cults not leaving many followers

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/02/anti-lgbtq-pastor-claims-found-6-witches-infiltrating-church/

Anti-LGBTQ pastor claims he has found 6 witches infiltrating his church / LGBTQ Nation

“You better look in my eyeballs, ’cause we ain’t afraid of you, you stinkin’ witch…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.press-citizen.com/story/opinion/2022/02/15/opinion-only-federal-law-can-fully-protect-lgbtq-iowans/6707677001/

Opinion: Only federal law can fully protect LGBTQ Iowans

I’ve witnessed the continued struggles LGBTQ people confront — and I know that our state’s nondiscrimination protections are not enough to shield them.www.press-citizen.com

https://www.themayor.eu/en/a/view/budapest-restaurants-leave-a-table-for-lgbtq-couples-afraid-to-celebrate-in-public-9930

Budapest restaurants leave a table for LGBTQ couples afraid to celebrate in public | TheMayor.EU

35 Restaurants in Budapest leave a rainbow-coloured candle on an empty table, raising awareness for LGBTQ couples, who are too afraid to celebrate love in a public space. According to Hungarian advoca..www.themayor.eu

this is where personal bigotry gets systemic:

first books, then people

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-02-15/over-100-bills-limiting-lgbtq-and-race-talk-in-u-s-schools-have-been-introduced-this-year

Over 100 Bills Limiting LGBTQ and Race Talk in U.S. Schools Have Been Introduced This Year

Anti-LGBTQ+ activists are building on momentum from anti-critical race theorywww.bloomberg.com

those against are okay with suicide rates, it is outsourced genocide and it pointed to by those who oppress us as evidence that we are mentally ill

when it is really their being bothered by others that is mental illness

religion meets the diagnostic manual meaning of delusion

and that includes name calling others all the way to violence

when a delusion is rejected and called out by others

https://news.wfsu.org/state-news/2022-02-15/lgbtq-authors-and-advocates-say-floridas-dont-say-gay-bill-could-hurt-teens

LGBTQ authors and advocates say a plan to curb school talk about sex and gender identity could hurt teens | WFSU News

The bill would prohibit discussions about gender identity or sexual orientation in primary grade levels.news.wfsu.org

“OUTinPerth revealed back in December that the Girl Guides of WA’s new CEO was exploring options for changing the organisation’s rules so that transgender girls would no longer be able to be part of the membership. “

So she was victimized for protecting girls and being for women

funny how heterosexual maledom is one gender and everyone else under woman, when there are supposed to be more than two….

Former Guides CEO Karyn Lisignoli says she’s a victim of “cancel culture” | OUTInPerth | LGBTQIA+ News and Culture

Karyn Lisignoli, who spent less than a fortnight as the CEO of Girl Guides WA before being fired, says she’s a victim of “cancel culture”. www.outinperth.com

https://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/sonal-chauhan-calls-for-better-lgbt-representation-in-bollywood-101644914681323.html

Sonal Chauhan calls for better LGBT representation in Bollywood | Bollywood – Hindustan Times

The conversations around the evolving portrayal of the queer community in Bollywood have increased manifold in the recent past | Bollywoodwww.hindustantimes.com

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/jurgen-klopp-lgbt-liverpool-awards-26234744

Jurgen Klopp nominated in 2022 British LGBT Awards alongside Lady Gaga and Olly Alexander – Mirror Online

The Liverpool manager has been recognised for his efforts while the club as a whole have also been nominated for an award thanks to their recent ‘Red Together’ campaignwww.mirror.co.uk

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/love-sex/a39074806/lgbt-history-month/

LGBT History Month – historic LGBTQIA+ icons to know

Every February the UK celebrates LGBT+ History Month this is everything you need to know including why LGBT History Month is celebratedwww.cosmopolitan.com

https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/02/15/lgbt-rights-under-renewed-pressure-hungary

LGBT Rights Under Renewed Pressure in Hungary | Human Rights Watch

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights and the groups who work to protect them are under fresh pressure in Hungary.www.hrw.org

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

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people link events link

February 15 – A Brief History of the LGBT+ Experience: Pt 2

https://kimon.hosting.nyu.edu › sites › syllabus-2017

Feb 15, 2017 — Ghaziani, Amin. “The Reinvention of Heterosexuality.” The Gay and Lesbian Review, v. 17, n. 3, May-June 2010: 27-29. Halperin, David M.

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Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

Most of the above is copied from one of the sites cited as sources in the daily post and as linked at the end of every post.

the history of nonheterosexuals and different historical eras views are such that there is a there is a danger to apply current decadish of time, in 2021 to past decades and centuries; particularly without application of complete history.

There is a difference between adopting male attire in the era when clothing was spelled out in law, and lesbians who passed in public, differ from those who only change clothing for personal sexual gratification, in private “cross dressors” in the language of this same era.

Laws regarding clothing exist in many nations, including capitol punishment, this is why sexual orientation is a demographic, That heterosexual women continue to be denied reproductive rights, education and professions, even where won at court; that women are a demographic. That male and female persons who are ethnically different from the majority population and with differing experiences being merged into colour blind visible minorities are differing demographics.

the farther back in time the given individual is, and why on this blog, there is a under theme of Elvis Presley, as the most prominent modern era person of the 1900s Current Era; who was photographed almost every day of his adult life., and who’s number of days on this planet have resulted in his being one of the most recognizable individuals across all cultures on the planet, which in 1950s was 1 billion people, and by his death almost 4 billion, to the 8 billion currently existing on earth.

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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