LGBTQ2 for October 28


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

630 B.C., Lesbos – Sappho is born c. (630 – 570 BC). The poet wrote beautiful poetry to the women she loved. It is because Sappho and her followers lived on the Isle of Lesbos that women who love women call themselves “lesbian” to this day. Sappho is known for her lyric poetry, written to be sung and accompanied by a lyre, and which is usually about the love and passion of women. Most of Sappho’s poetry is now lost, and what is extant has survived only in fragmentary form, except for one complete poem, the “Ode to Aphrodite.” Lesbian author Willa Cather (December 7, 1873 – April 24, 1947) wrote “Sappho wrote only of one theme, sang it, laughed it, sighed it, wept it, sobbed it. Save for her knowledge of human love she was unlearned, save for her perception of beauty she was blind, save for the fullness of her passions she was empty-handed.”

1824: The Marquis de Custine is beaten and left for dead after propositioning a male soldier in Saint-Denis. The scandal forces him out of the closet, but he recovers and lives the rest of his life as an open ‘sodomite’ with his partner Edward St. Barbe. Custine maintains a successful social life in Paris.

1885, Uganda – Mwanga II, King of Buganda (Uganda) resists Christianity coming to Uganda in part because he wishes to keep sodomy legal and to maintain his harem of young boys. Therefore, he has James Hannington, the first bishop of Africa, killed when he comes to Uganda.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1951 – The LDS Church First Presidency Counselor Stephen L Richards instructs a mission president not to excommunicate a missionary elder for the “superficial charge” of fondling the genitals of three young men, ages twelve to thirteen. Richards said the missionary was only “guilty of a great indiscretion.”

Newspaper report October 28, 1957 – Elvis Presley Music

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1959 – Nicole Conn (born October 29, 1959) is born. She is a film directorproducer, and screenwriter most famous for her debut feature, the lesbian love story Claire of the Moon (1992).

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

October 28, 1961

Brian Epstein went to The Cavern Club to watch The Beatles’ lunchtime show. He would later say that he was “overwhelmed by their talent”, but in reality he had nothing to compare them to, as they were the first Pop group he had ever seen perform live. .

October 28, 1962

The Star Club in Hamburg, Germany was the site of a historic Rock and Roll get together when The Beatles and Little Richard appeared for a two week engagement.

October 28, 1964

The TeenAge Music International Show (later known as the TAMI Show) began at the Civic Center in Santa Barbara, California. The two-day event featured performances by the Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, James Brown and the Famous Flames, Marvin Gaye, Gerry and the Pacemakers, *Lesbian* Lesley Gore, Jan & Dean, Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas, the Miracles, the Rolling Stones, and the Supremes. The house band was a group of L.A. studio musicians later known as the Wrecking Crew (Hal Blaine, Jimmy Bond, Tommy Tedesco, Bill Aken, Glen Campbell, Lyle Ritz, Leon Russell, and Plas Johnson), led by Jack Nitzsche.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970: Kate Millett becomes one of the first leaders of the growing women’s movement to acknowledge her lesbianism when she comes out as bisexual at a Daughters of Bilitis meeting in New York City.

1978

Queen played the first night on their 79-date ‘Jazz’ tour at the Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, Texas.

1979 – Gay activists hold a “mince-in” at the Ontario legislature in Toronto to draw attention to inaction on human rights protections for gays and lesbians.

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

1980 – Anti-gay graffiti is found on the Memorial Steps at Tufts University in Boston with the words “F*GS MUST DIE.” The campus and local community at large were outraged both at the graffiti and its longevity on the steps. The graffiti was not removed until after a huge outcry.

1981: Love, Sidney a sitcom starring Tony Randall as a middle-aged gay man living with an unwed mother and her daughter premieres on NBC. Though gay in the made-for-TV movie on which the series is based as well as the pilot, creators and even star Randall deny the character’s homosexuality in subsequent interviews.

1998: In Canada, Glen Murray is elected as mayor of Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is the first openly gay man to be elected mayor of a major North American city

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

1997 – Representatives from the National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum, the Human Rights Campaign, the National Latino/a Lesbian and Gay Organization, and the Gay Lesbian and Straight Educators Network met with House Democratic leader Richard Gephardt to discuss the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and funding for AIDS care and research. Gephardt met with them to discuss ways in which the party could assist gay and lesbian candidates through the coming election cycle.

1997 – Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) (born March 31, 1940) introduces a bill calling for the extension of health insurance coverage to the domestic partners of US federal employees through the federal employee health program. Frank, a resident of Newton, Massachusetts, was considered the most prominent gay politician in the United States.

1997 – Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals unanimously overturns Circuit Court Judge Lawrence H. Rushworth’s decision prohibiting a divorced gay man from seeing his children in the presence of his partner.

1999, Austria – Lesbian Ulrike Lunacek (born 26 May 1957) is the first openly gay member of Parliament of the National Council of Austria. She is a member of the Austrian Green Party, part of the European Green Party. In 2017, she was the top candidate for the national elections in Austria in 2017. She is co-president of the Intergroup on LGBTI Rights and Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Substitute in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affair.

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

2002 – Former NFL linebacker Esera Tuaolo  (born July 11, 1968) comes out. He was a professional football player who was a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for nine years. He played college football at Oregon State University and was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He won the Morris Trophy in 1989, which is given to the best defensive lineman in the Pac-10. He was named Pac-10 Conference First Team twice and as a senior he was a finalist for the Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy. In 2002, having retired from sports, Tuaolo announced to the public that he is gay, coming out on HBO‘s Real Sports. This made him the third former NFL player to come out, after David Kopay (born June 28, 1942) and Roy Simmons (November 8, 1956 – February 20, 2014). Tuaolo, the child of Samoan banana farmers, lives in Minnesota with his life-partner, Mitchell Wherley, and their twins, Mitchell Jr. and Michelle.

October 28, 2009
The Matthew Shepard Act is passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama on October 28th. The measure expands the 1969 U.S. Federal Hate Crime Law to include crimes motivated by a victim’s actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. Matthew Shepard was tortured and murdered near Laramie, Wyoming on October 7, 1998 because of his sexual orientation.

2011, Denmark – Axel Axgil (3 April 1915 – 29 October 2011), 96, whose struggle for gay rights helped make Denmark the first country to legalize same-sex partnerships, dies in Copenhagen. He and Eigil Axgil (24 April 1922 – 22 September 1995) were Danish gay activists and a longtime couple. They were the first gay couple to enter into a registered partnership anywhere in the world following Denmark‘s legalization of same-sex partnership registration in 1989, a landmark legislation which they were instrumental in bringing about. They adopted the shared surname, Axgil, a combination of their given names, as an expression of their commitment.

2012

Former Pop star Gary Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was held in custody at a London police station for ten hours as he was quizzed by officers probing the sex abuse scandal sparked by late British TV entertainer Sir Jimmy Savile. From the early ’70s until the mid-1980s, Glitter placed 18 songs in the UK Top 40.

2015 – Hollyoaks becomes the first UK soap to cast an openly transgender actress in a regular role. Annie Wallace plays the high school’s new head teacher, Sally St. Claire, making her first appearance on this day.

2014

2021

1 punching down is bullying with a microphone, not comedy

2 I am more concerned that Chappell made a joke about murdering a woman and hiding her body – kinda like Cosby made jokes about drugging and raping women

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/caitlyn-jenner-defends-dave-chappelle-100-right-must-never-yield/?utm_source=LGBTQ+Nation+Subscribers&utm_campaign=5695ac95f3-20211027_LGBTQ_Nation_Daily_Brief&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c4eab596bd-5695ac95f3-430855381Caitlyn Jenner defends Dave Chappelle as “100% right”: “We must never yield” / LGBTQ NationCaitlyn Jenner said criticism of Dave Chappelle is “woke cancel culture run amok…www.lgbtqnation.com

no gay man should ever have sex with Milo

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/milo-yiannopoulos-give-pray-gay-away-speech-penn-state-university/Milo Yiannopoulos to give “pray the gay away” speech at Penn State University / LGBTQ NationMilo was invited by a student group that wants to “discuss” conversion therapy on campus. Administrators say they can’t stop him…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/arizona-s-kyrsten-sinema-bad-bisexual-americans-ncna1282401Lux Alptraum: Is Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema bad for bisexual Americans?Is Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema bad for bisexual and LGBTQ Americans? The Democrat has frustrated Americans.www.nbcnews.com

This is not a story by or about or for lesbians

https://www.dazeddigital.com/film-tv/article/54614/1/watch-the-second-trailer-for-paul-verhoeven-s-erotic-lesbian-nun-thrillerWatch the racy trailer for Paul Verhoeven’s erotic lesbian nun thriller | DazedBenedetta will hit cinemas in Decemberwww.dazeddigital.com

this is a lesbian true story

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/10/27/inspiring-lesbian-history-lgbt-charity-bryant-sylvia-drake/The beautiful, true lesbian love story behind this artwork is better than any movieCharity Bryant and Sylvia Drake met in Massachusetts in 1806, when they were both in their twenties, and had a life-long lesbian relationshipwww.pinknews.co.uk

meanwhile

https://www.euronews.com/2021/10/27/this-shouldn-t-be-news-australian-footballer-josh-cavallo-comes-out-as-gay‘This shouldn’t be news’: Australian footballer Josh Cavallo comes out as gay | EuronewsJosh Cavallo has received global support after becoming the only active male top-flight footballer to come out as gay.www.euronews.com

https://www.out.com/news/2021/10/27/did-cargurus-just-give-us-gayest-commercial-2021Did CarGurus Just Give Us the Gayest Commercial of 2021?The online auto retailer is dishing out humor and representation in their latest ad!www.out.com

https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/10/28/tunisia-attack-director-lgbt-groupTunisia: Attack on Director of LGBT Group | Human Rights WatchTwo police officers apparently brutally attacked the director of a Tunis-based LGBT rights group on October 21, 2021, Human Rights Watch said today. The attack on Badr Baabou took place against a backdrop of mounting abuses targeting LGBT activists by Tunisian security forces.www.hrw.org

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

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The Lavender Effect

Milestones in the American Gay Rights Movement – PBS

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 26


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1935

Judy Garland, at the age of 12, sang on Wallace Berry’s radio show on NBC.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1955:The “Village Voice” newspaper is launched. Founded in 1955 by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher, John Wilcock, and Norman Mailer, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City. No longer in print, it is still kept alive online. The publication faced a controversial reputation because of its referral to the Stonewall Riots in 1969 as “The Great Faggot Rebellion.” However, in 1982 it reportedly became the first United States private employer to offer its employees same-sex partner benefits. (h/t Quist)

1956 – Neil G. Giuliano (born October 26, 1956) is an American politician who served as mayor of Tempe, Arizona for four terms, from 1994 to 2004 (Three two-year terms and one four-year term). After serving in elected office he served as President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) from 2005 to 2009, and served as President/CEO of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation from December 2010 to December 2015,. Giuliano was the first directly-elected openly gay mayor in the United States, and Tempe was the largest city in America with an openly gay mayor for nearly six years, 1996- 2001.

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

1962: New York police raided a drag ball called the National Variety Artists Exotic Carnival and Ball. The cops arrested dozens of attendees at the event and charged them with indecent exposure.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

 October 26, 1970A wake was held at the Lion’s Share in San Anselmo, California to celebrate the life of Janis Joplin. The singer who died of an accidental drugs overdose had left $2,500 in her will to throw a wake party in the event of her demise. The party was attended by her sister Laura and Joplin’s close friends; Brownies laced with hashish were unknowingly passed around amongst the guests. Joplin was cremated in the Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Mortuary in Los Angeles; her ashes were scattered from a plane into the Pacific Ocean and along Stinson Beach.

Elton John released the single “Your Song”, at the time the “B” side of the “A” side “Take Me To The Pilot”.

1973: Mark Segal, the leader of an activist group called The Gay Raiders, interrupted “The Today Show.” He was attempting to protest the stereotypical portrayals of gay people on NBC. It was reportedly his third arrest.

1974

USA song charts: “The Bitch Is Back” by Elton John was fifth.

October 26, 1975 Elton John knew how to close out his highly successful tour in style.  Decked out in a sequined Los Angeles Dodger outfit, Elton played the second and final night at Dodger Stadium.

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

1981

Queen and David Bowie released the single “Under Pressure” in the U.K.

1984

Wham! topped the UK chart with “Freedom”, a song that will reach #3 in America. It was the second British #1 of the year for the English duo, following the success of “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” last Spring.

1985

Whitney Houston went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Saving All My Love For You’, also a No.1 hit in the UK.

1988, Ireland – The European Court of Human Rights rules that laws in Ireland criminalizing sex between men are in violation of the Charter of Human Rights. The court was petitioned by David Norris, an MP in the Dail of Ireland

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

1990: After appearing in drag at an AIDS benefit and kissing another man, a U.S. Colonel was discharged and sentenced to 90 days in Leavenworth, a United States penitentiary. This occurred before both the implementation and repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

1991

Erasure climbed to #1 on the U.K. Album chart with Chorus.

1992 –

Portland Oregon police chief Tom Potter testified before a state senate committee, saying many victims of anti-gay assaults do not report the crimes because of fear that their identities will be made public.

Cissy Houston, Odetta, Judy Collins, Carly Simon, Lucy Simon (Carly’s sister), Lesley Gore, Maureen McGovern, and the Roaches recorded “America the Beautiful” and “Michael Row the Boat Ashore” as the Clintones for torchlight parades across America to promote the Women Light the Way for Change cause.

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

2005

Lisa Marie Presley’s video “IDIOT” made it’s world premiere on Entertainment Tonight.

2013

LGBT History Month: 4 Queer Events On October 26 | HuffPost

2010

Former Culture Club vocalist Boy George stunned an audience in London, England after reportedly flying into a rage and tossing his drink on a woman who was talking during his show. Before emptying his glass on her from the stage, George was heard shouting, “Why don’t you shut the f**k up, you rude c**t!”

2021

“To the transgender community, I am more than willing to give you an audience,” he said. “But you will not summon me. I am not bending to anybody’s demands.”

Chappelle said he has three conditions for those who want to meet with him: “You must come to a place of my choosing, at a time of my choosing. And thirdly, you must admit that Hannah Gadsby is not funny.”

Blogger Nina Notes: Chappelle Punches Down, which is cheap and easy laughs while Gadsby Punches Up, and calls out the white heterosexual men who, like Transwomen, complain about and fetishize lesbians.. so it’s complicated

https://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/dave-chappelle-says-he-ll-meet-with-transgender-critics-but-he-s-not-bending-to-anybody-s-demands-1.5637803Dave Chappelle says he’ll meet with transgender critics | CTV NewsWeeks after his special ‘The Closer’ was criticized for its jokes aimed at transgender people, Dave Chappelle has addressed the controversy.www.ctvnews.ca

“I’ve had someone saying they would rather kill me than Hitler,” says 24-year-old Jennie*.

“They said they would strangle me with a belt if they were in a room with me and Hitler. That was so bizarrely violent, just because I won’t have sex with trans women.”

and

“[They] threatened to out me as a terf and risk my job if I refused to sleep with [them],” she wrote. “I was too young to argue and had been brainwashed by queer theory so [they were] a ‘woman’ even if every fibre of my being was screaming throughout so I agreed to go home with [them]. [They] used physical force when I changed my mind upon seeing [their] penis and raped me.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-57853385‘We’re being pressured into sex by some trans women’ – BBC NewsSome lesbians say they have been called transphobic for not wanting sex and relationships with trans women.www.bbc.co.uk

can the “reality tv show” genre be over?

https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/126774455/can-the-first-ever-aussie-bisexual-bachelorette-save-a-dying-franchiseCan the first ever Aussie bisexual Bachelorette save a dying franchise? | Stuff.co.nzOPINION: First episodes of the Bachelorette Australia breathe fresh life into a franchise that has been giving its dying gasps.www.stuff.co.nz

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

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The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 30

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1901 – Upon death, Charles Hall reveals to have been female. He was married to Guisseppa Boriani. Hall’s gender identity makes headlines nationwide.

1924 – Truman Garcia Capote (born Truman Streckfus Persons, September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984) is born. He was an American novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and actor, many of whose short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized as literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood(1966), which he labeled a “nonfiction novel”. At least 20 films and television dramas have been produced of Capote novels, stories, and plays. Capote was openly homosexual. One of his first serious lovers was Smith College literature professor Newton Arvin. Although Capote seemed never really to embrace the gay rights movement, his own openness about homosexuality and his encouragement for openness in others makes him an important player in the realm of gay rights nonetheless. Capote died in Bel Air, Los Angeles, on August 25, 1984, age 59. According to the coroner’s report, the cause of death was “liver disease complicated by phlebitis and multiple drug intoxication.”[59]He died at the home of his old friend Joanne Carson, ex-wife of late-night TV host Johnny Carson, on whose program Capote had been a frequent guest. Gore Vidal responded to news of Capote’s death by calling it “a wise career move.”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1935 – Johnny Mathis (born September 30, 1935) is born. A beloved velvet-voiced jazz and pop singer, Johnny would come out to his public in an interview for Us magazine in June 1982.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

September 30, 1955

Actor James Dean (Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden, Giant) died of injuries from a car crash at the age of 24, shortly after doing a PSA for safe driving.

September 30, 1956

Elvis, Gene Smith and Nick Adams (Rebel without a cause) flew back to Los Angeles, where Elvis and Gene checked into the Beverly Wiltshire Hotel.

1959, Paraguay – The first public action for gay human rights takes place after the Paraguayan government arrests hundreds of gay men without warrant and tortures them for being gay.

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

September 30, 1963

Sid Bernstein contacted Beatles manager Brian Epstein to inquire about arranging a U.S. tour for the group, which eventually led to Bernstein promoting the famous Beatles concert at Shea Stadium in New York City.

1965

 Shindig! a US music tv program features Donovan  along with The HolliesThe Turtles, Leslie Gore and The Dave Clark Five.

Blogger Nina Notes, Gore would reveal she was a lesbian in the 1990s

September 30, 1967

The UK’s first National pop radio station, BBC Radio 1 was launched in the UK to take over from the very successful pirate radio stations, which had been forced off-air by the Government. Former pirate DJ Tony Blackburn, from Radio Caroline, was the first presenter on air, with The Move’s Flowers In The Rain the first record to be played

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1972

On the USAS LP charts , Elton John edged up to 8 with Honky Chateau

1978

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John had their second UK No.1 from the film ‘Grease’ with ‘Summer Nights.’ Seven weeks at No.1 it became the second best selling single of 1978, beaten by ‘Saturday Night Fever’.

In the USA  Olivia Newton-John remained in the third position with “Hopelessly Devoted To You” while at 6 “Summer Nights” by Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta

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

1983 – New York State sues a West 12th Street co-op for trying to evict Dr. Joseph Sonnabend for treating AIDS patients. He later receives $10,000 and a new lease.

1985: A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in a 2—1 opinion written by Anthony Kennedy, affirms in the case of Adams v. Howerton that the Immigration and Naturalization Service did not abuse its authority when it refused to recognize the marriage of Australian Anthony Sullivan and Richard Adams, under a license issued by Boulder County, Colorado in 1975, for purposes of Sullivan’s immigration. The couple leave the United States but eventually return, with Sullivan living as an illegal alien.

1986: Early results show that the drug AZT can slow down progress of HIV.  Jubilation breaks out—prematurely. “After six years of having nothing to do for people but hold their hands and watch them die, I got my patients on it ASAP,” recalls Dr. Howard Grossman. “We didn’t know that AZT on its own is only good for six months before resistance sets in.”

Blogger Nina Notes: AZT was created for terminal cancer patients and deemed too toxic for use.

1987

“Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black And White Night,” featuring Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, k.d. lang, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Jennifer Warnes, J.D. Souther, James Burton, Ronnie Tutt, Glen D. Hardin and Jerry Scheff, was filmed at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles.

1989

Cher topped the Adult Contemporary chart with “If I Could Turn Back Time”.

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

1991

 Liza Minnelli received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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

2000, Australia – Swedish athlete Kajsa Bergqvist (born 12 October 1976) wins the Olympic Bronze Medal for high jumping. She comes out as lesbian in 2011.

2003

An auction of the contents of Sir Elton John’s London home raised more than £1.4 million. An oil painting, entitled Madison Square Park, sold for £67,200, and a 19th Century portrait of Lieutenant George Dyer, painted by James Northcote in 1817, fetched £55,200. Sir Elton sold off the items so he could redecorate his home in a more modern style.

2004: The proposed Federal Marriage Amendment fails to pass the United States House of Representatives, with a vote of 227–186 on House Joint Resolution 106.

2008: Ecuador legalizes same-sex civil unions with the passage of its new constitution.

2021

Canada – First Truth and Reconciliation Day for Indigenous Awareness, including Two Spirited

https://www.euronews.com/2021/09/30/swiss-vote-highlights-europe-s-east-west-divide-on-gay-marriageSwiss vote highlights Europe’s east-west divide on gay marriage | EuronewsSame-sex marriage is now legal in all of Western Europe, except Italy, but faces fierce opposition across most of Eastern Europe.www.euronews.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/29/gay-iran-rape-survivor/Gay Iranian man raped by barista unable to report brutal attack due to cruel lawsA gay Iranian rape survivor has explained why regressive laws – and the threat of being outed – stopped him from reporting his attacker.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.yesweekly.com/news/out-for-the-evening-historical-exhibit-offers-a-taste-of-gay-nightlife-in-greensboro/article_a7d53548-215a-11ec-acab-a758316ae878.htmlOut for the Evening: Historical exhibit offers “a taste of gay nightlife in Greensboro”“Bars and nightclubs have been really important to the LGBTQ community over the years,” said David Gwynn. “Historically, their function has been somewhat akin to that of church in thewww.yesweekly.com

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1113639/gay-games-hong-kong-2022-postponement“Overwhelmingly positive response” to Hong Kong 2022 Gay Games postponementOrganisers of the Gay Games Hong Kong have explained that restrictions on travel and training were contributing factors to the postponement of the 11th Gay Games by a year to November 2023, and said the decision has received an “overwhelming positive response.”www.insidethegames.biz

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/society/article/3150792/international-backers-gay-games-confident-hong-kong-eventGlobal arm of Gay Games confident event will go ahead in Hong Kong in 2023The Games were originally slated for November 2022 but were postponed due to concerns over Covid-19 travel restrictions.www.scmp.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/29/benedetta-lesbian-nun-film-true-story-catholic-protest/‘Blasphemous lesbian movie’ protested by Catholics is actually a passionate true storyCatholic protesters descended on the premiere of the “blasphemous” lesbian nun film Benedetta, presumably unaware it’s based on a true story.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://qvoicenews.com/2021/09/30/the-dinah-celebrates-30-years-as-largest-lesbian-circuit-party/The Dinah celebrates 30 years as largest lesbian circuit partyThe Dinah celebrates 30 years as largest lesbian circuit party. It takes place in Palm Springs from September 29 to October 3.qvoicenews.com

https://stevivor.com/features/in-depth/steph-gingrich-lesbian-video-games-players-need-katy-bentz/Steph Gingrich is the lesbian all games (and players) need | Stevivor“Of the few queer characters that we do get to see in media — and particularly in games — it’s not often that they are doing well and that they’re getting what they want or figuring themselves out.”stevivor.com

https://www.outsports.com/2021/9/29/22699590/joanna-lohman-wedding-lgbtq-melodie-george-washington-spirit-lesbian-marriageSoccer star & lesbian activist Joanna Lohman gets married – OutsportsThe Rainbow Warrior and Washington Spirit legend married Melodie George this past weekend.www.outsports.com

the oppression by heteros continues

and is assisted by Trans undermining within

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/09/30/russia-proposes-extremist-label-for-lgbt-feminist-child-free-movements-a75177Russia Proposes ‘Extremist’ Label for LGBT, Feminist, Child-Free Movements – The Moscow TimesRussia has launched a widespread crackdown on liberal and progressive movements in a bid to protect what it calls traditional family values.www.themoscowtimes.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

july 20 for lgbtq2

1963
Lesley Gore released “Judy’s Turn To Cry”, the follow up to her number one hit, “It’s My Party”. The record was a continuation of the original story and it too became a Top 5 hit in the US.

1979

Suzi Quatro hosted “The Midnight Special” on NBC-TV with guests Carly Simon, Paul Warren & Explorer, and David Naughton.

1985

Madonna was at #8 with Like a Virgin, the Eurythmics found their albumBe Yourself Tonight at #9 

1990

Madonna played at Wembley Stadium in London, the first of three nights at Wembley.

1999

Church group’s in middle America claimed that pictures of Britney Spears printed in Rolling Stone magazine encouraged child pornography. The shots showed Britney with not many clothes on in her bedroom.

2009

in an upbeat video, Adam Yauch of the “Beastie Boys” announced via the group’s website that he had a “very treatable” cancerous tumour in his salivary gland and a nearby lymph node which required surgery and some radiation therapy. As a result, the band cancelled its tour dates and postponed the release of its upcoming album, “Hot Sauce Committee Part 1.” Yauch died on May 4, 2012.

2016

Speaking at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, Elton John announced a $10 million fund that will lend medical and legal support to the African LGBT community. “I know that certain governments in Africa will not respond to someone like me telling them ‘You should do this, you should do that’,” said John. “I count for nothing as far as that goes. What I can do is ensure that people who are LGBT, if their clinics are closed down because they are LGBT, we can give them medicine. If they are arrested, we will get them legal aid.”

2019

Queen‘s 1975 hit “Bohemian Rhapsody” became the first pre-1990s music video to reach one billion plays on YouTube.

2021

Heterosexual women too, eh

https://montreal.citynews.ca/video/2021/07/19/more-lgbtq-representation-still-needed-in-sports/More LGBTQ representation still needed in sports – Video – CityNews MontrealHockey player Luke Prokop’s coming out on Monday has many celebrating, but it also has LGBTQ advocates reflecting. Ria Renouf has more about the continued need for change in sports, to ensure all are welcome.montreal.citynews.ca

Dear Bisexuals and Transpersons: Do not mimick the hetero incels: stop blaming other demographics for being consistent within own demographics.

https://www.studyinternational.com/news/lgbt-scholarship-canada/LGBT scholarship: Meet the first winner from the PhilippinesThe LGBT Scholarship provides CA$2,000 Canadian dollars to Memorial University students advocating for gays and transgender rights.www.studyinternational.com

LGBT not just for decadent white people anymore

https://www.newsoptimist.ca/study-finds-more-racial-diversity-in-lgbtq-film-characters-1.24342639Study finds more racial diversity in LGBTQ film characters | Battlefords News-OptimistNEW YORK (AP) — The year 2020 saw welcome growth in racial diversity of LBGTQ characters in films released by major studios, according to a new study by the advocacy group GLAAD. But for the fourth . . .www.newsoptimist.ca

June 22 for lgbtq2

June 22 1963

Lesley Gore remained at #1 on the R&B chart with “It’s My Party”.

June 22, 1969

American singer, actress, Judy Garland, died of a barbiturate overdose aged 47, she was found on the floor of her rented Chelsea home, in London, UK. Made more than two dozen films, played Dorothy in the 1939 film ‘Wizard Of Oz’, sang ‘Over The Rainbow’ in the film, (voted the ‘Song Of The Century’ in a 2001 poll published in America). 1961 US No.1 comeback album ‘Judy At Carnegie Hall’.

1974

“You Won’t See Me” by Anne Murray was the new #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

1990

Ry Cooder and David Lindley, The Cure, Happy Mondays, Sinead O’Connor, Deacon Blue, De La Soul, Adamski, Blue Aeroplanes, Julian Cope, Del Amitri, Jesus Jones, James and The Pale Saints all appeared on the first day of this years Glastonbury Festival. A three day ticket cost £38.

2021

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/vatican-gay-lgbt-hate-crime/2021/06/22/8dbb405a-d36a-11eb-b39f-05a2d776b1f4_story.htmlItaly is debating an LGBT anti-hate law. The Vatican just took a rare step to protest it.Church figures commonly take stances on affairs in other countries. But this time, the Vatican is using a diplomatic channel and testing its clout as a state.www.washingtonpost.com

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/europe/2021/06/22/activists-vatican-is-meddling-in-italys-lgbt-rights-law.htmlActivists: Vatican is ‘meddling’ in Italy’s LGBT rights law | The StarMILAN (AP) — The Vatican has formally opposed a proposed Italian law expanding anti-discrimination protections to the LGBT community, a leading Italia…www.thestar.com

https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/06/22/guatemala-3-killings-lgbt-people-weekGuatemala: 3 Killings of LGBT People in a Week | Human Rights WatchUnidentified assailants killed two transgender women and one gay man in Guatemala in separate attacks within the span of one week, including Andrea González, the leader of a trans rights organization.www.hrw.org

there is no defense to denying or delaying rights

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2021/06/22/hungarys-foreign-minister-defends-law-limiting-lgbt-rights/Hungary’s foreign minister defends law limiting LGBT rights – CityNews Torontotoronto.citynews.ca

work, housing access to the public square and equal treatment under the law

https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1007796/at-shanghai-job-fair%2C-advocates-call-for-more-lgbt-inclusionAt Shanghai Job Fair, Advocates Call for More LGBT InclusionA new survey revealed that the majority of the respondents were dissatisfied with their company’s policies on diversity.

https://www.barcablaugranes.com/2021/6/22/22545134/fc-barcelona-send-lgbt-pride-messageFC Barcelona send LGBT pride message – Barca BlaugranesIt was small but it comes after controversy surrounding displays of pride at the Eurowww.barcablaugranes.com

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/opinion/3251902/pride-month-2021-scotland-lgbt-community-true-self-opinion/Pride Month 2021: Scotland’s LGBT community helped me find my true selfEach LGBT person’s journey of self-discovery is different, and it’s OK if you don’t ‘always know’ who you are, writes Roman Berriman.www.pressandjournal.co.uk

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/two-spirit-chief-serpent-river-first-nation-1.6069067Meet the two-spirit chief of Serpent River First Nation | CBC NewsBrent Bissaillion is young, two-spirit and the chief of his northern Ontario First Nation, three things that don’t often go together.www.cbc.ca

https://globalnews.ca/news/7970025/john-a-macdonald-statue-kingston-2/Site of former Sir John A. Macdonald statue tagged with white supremacist graffiti – Kingston | Globalnews.caThe pedestal that once held the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald in City Park has been hit with white supremacist messaging on multiple occasions since being removed on Friday.globalnews.ca

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-unanimous-motion-adopted-by-the-house-of-commons-on-residential/Unanimous motion adopted by the House of Commons on residential schools – The Globe and MailHouse of Commons unanimously adopts motion that included calls for a national residential school monument in Ottawawww.theglobeandmail.com

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-trudeau-challenges-china-to-publicly-probe-its-mistreatment-of-uyghurs/Trudeau challenges China to publicly probe its mistreatment of Uyghurs as Beijing attacks Canada’s residential schools – The Globe and Mail‘Where is China’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission?’ Prime Minister askswww.theglobeandmail.com

june 8 for lgbtq2

1949

A report by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) named celebrities John Garfield, Edward G. Robinson, Danny Kaye, Dorothy Parker, Fredric March, Paul Muni and Helen Keller as members of the Communist Party.

1953

The U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregated restaurants in Washington, DC.

1963

Lesley Gore remained at #1 with “It’s My Party”

1974

 Elton John was at #10, 34 weeks since the release of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

David Bowie started a four-week run at the top of the UK charts with his third No.1 album ‘Diamond Dogs’. The cover art features Bowie as a striking half-man, half-dog grotesque painted by Belgian artist Guy Peellaert. It was controversial as the full painting clearly showed the hybrid’s genitalia. Very few copies of this original cover made their way into circulation at the time of the album’s release.

Dolly Parton was at No.1 on the US country chart with ‘I Will Always Love You’. Elvis Presley indicated that he wanted to cover the song. Parton was interested until Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker, told her that it was standard procedure for the songwriter to sign over half of the publishing rights to any song Elvis recorded. Parton refused. ‘I Will Always Love You’ later became a worldwide No.1 hit for Whitney Houston in 1992 when featured in The Bodyguard.

1985

Tears For Fears started a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’, the group’s first US No.1. In 1986, the song won Best Single at the Brit Awards. Band member and co-writer Roland Orzabal argued that the song deserved to win the Ivor Novello International Hit of the Year award, claiming that the winner, ’19’ by Paul Hardcastle – was not an actual song, but only a “dialogue collage.”

1991

Whitney Houston had her 16th hit and 13th Top 10 with “Miracle”

1993

Drag queen RuPaul releases his debut album “Supermodel of the World”

2000

Sinead O’Connor revealed that she was a lesbian in an article that would later be published by “Curve” in their July-August 2000 issue.

Lisa Marie Presley and her children broke ground for the Presley Place in a special ceremony.

2006

Barbara Streisand announced her first full tour in ten years.

2007

A British judge sentenced George Michael to 100 hours of community service and banned him from driving for two years for driving under the influence of drugs.

2014

Audra McDonald wins a Tony for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar And Grill”

2016

Cher filed a lawsuit against SAIL Venture Partners and related firms, claiming they defrauded her out of more than $800,000 in investments which went bad.

Janis Joplin‘s childhood home in Port Arthur, Texas was put up for sale. Although surrounding houses usually sold for between $70,000 and $80,000, the asking price for the five-bedroom, three-bathroom house was $500,000. “You’re obviously paying for the fame of the home,” said the listing realtor. 2017: A previous listing in June 2016 had a price of $500,000. It was reduced to $250,000 in November 2016, and now it’s down to $200,000. The house has been appraised at $52,500

Janis Joplin’s childhood home in Port Arthur up for sale at a reduced price

Blogger Nina Notes:

the home she left, in the town she never fit into and when she went back to show them she was famous, they did not care

they expect a fan to overpay for the house that basically was why she was doing drugs that killed her the in first place….

Janis Joplin’s Childhood Home In Port Arthur TexasJanis Joplin grew up at this home in Port Arthur after a previous home had burned down. Joplin & her sister carved their names into wet cement at the home.

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2020

Beyoncé celebrates ‘beautiful queerness’ and Black Lives Matter protesters in inspirational

2021

https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/ghana-court-denies-bail-21-detained-lgbt-activists-2021-06-08/Ghana court denies bail for 21 detained LGBT activists | ReutersA Ghanaian court on Tuesday denied bail to 21 gay rights activists arrested nearly three weeks ago for what police described as an unlawful gathering, their lawyer said.www.reuters.com

https://www.reuters.com/world/india/indian-court-calls-sweeping-reforms-respect-lgbt-rights-2021-06-07/Indian court calls for sweeping reforms to respect LGBT rights | ReutersA court in India ordered state and federal officials on Monday to draw up plans for sweeping reforms to respect LGBT rights, in a ruling that went far beyond the narrow terms of a case brought by a lesbian couple who said they had been harassed by police.www.reuters.com

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/lgbt-people-globally-are-not-waiting-for-white-saviours-to-rescue-them/LGBT people globally are not waiting for ‘white saviours’ to rescue themBut if you watched Netflix’s new documentary ‘Hating Peter Tatchell’, you might think they are. It's one of several things the film got wrongwww.opendemocracy.net

June 1 for LGBTQ2

1921

Nelson Riddle is born in Oradell, New Jersey. He’ll become famous as the orchestrator and arranger behind countless hits for Capitol Records artists like Frank SinatraElla FitzgeraldDean MartinPeggy Lee, and – decades later – Linda Ronstadt.

1931

Noël Coward‘s classic “Mad Dogs And Englishmen” is performed for the first time in public by Beatrice Lillie in The Third Little Show at the Music Box Theatre, New York.

June 1, 1956

Doris Day signed a five-year recording contract with Columbia Records worth $1 million. By late June, “Whatever Will Be, Will Be” (Que Sera, Sera) entered the US charts and eventually climbed to number 2 for a three week stay.

June 1, 1963

Four weeks after it entered the Billboard chart, 17 year old Lesley Gore‘s “It’s My Party” hit the number one spot. It was a song that was chosen for her by Quincy Jones, then a staff producer for Mercury Records, who had seen Leslie sing for the first time just a few weeks earlier.

June 1, 1967

David Bowie released his self titled debut studio album. Two singles were released from the album, ‘Rubber Band’ and ‘The Laughing Gnome’. The album’s failure cost Bowie his record contract with Deram Records who dropped him in April 1968.

1986

Wham! had #1 with “Everything She Wants”

1989

Cher released the comeback single “If I Could Turn Back Time”.

2015

Caitlyn Jenner, former OlympianBruce Jenner after gender transitioning, was pictured on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine

Tabbing Through the Tabloids: Bruce/Belinda Jenner

The Jenner Transition: From Butch to Cait

Dear Jenner: Return the Medals

Elvisworld: Gender and Jenner

Jenner: Costume, Caricature and Legit Commentary

Jenner is not a hero, but is in community

Romances: Linda Thompson

2018

Elton John ‘Put the Hours In’ to Get Noticed For Cocaine Use

Ultimate Classic Rock–May 31, 2020Bernie was one of the people who tried to tell me to stop doing drugs and I wouldn’t listen, but he stuck by me and never gave up on me.” John …Elton John Jokes About The ‘Herculean Effort’ He Put Into His …
ETCanada.com–May 30, 2020

Impersonators and soundalikes vs tributs

May 30 for LGBTQ2

May 30, 1963

Lesley Gore made her first television appearance on American Bandstand on ABC.

1966

University student Anne Murray signed a contract with the CBC-TV show, “Singalong Jubilee.” She was paid $71.50 for each appearance on the show, and $99 if she soloed.

 Murray has always attracted a strong lesbian fan base but insists she has never swung that way herself. 

Dolly Parton married Carl Dean in Ringgold, Georgia.

1987

David Bowie kicked off his 87-date Glass Spider world tour at the Feyenoord Stadium, Rotterdam, Holland. The tour’s set, described at the time as “the largest touring set ever,” was designed to look like a giant spider. It was 60 feet (18.3m) high, 64 feet (19.5m) wide and included giant vacuumed tube legs that were lit from the inside with 20,000′ (6,096m) of color-changing lights. A single set took 43 trucks to move.

Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys was arrested in Liverpool, England for assaulting a female fan during a riot at a Beastie Boys concert.

1988

Tracy Chapman released her first single–“Fast Car”.

2004

Madonna was forced to pay out £250,000 in a lawsuit after copying ideas by the late French erotic photographer Guy Burton. Madonna had admitted that the video for her song ‘Hollywood’ was inspired by Burton.

2009

At a charity event in New Orleans that raises funds to rebuild schools and playgrounds damaged by Hurricane Katrina. 81-year-old music legend Fats Domino made a rare appearance and watched his old friends Little Richard, B.B. King and Chuck Berry hit the stage and waved at the 3,000-strong crowd.

Little Richard was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

2021

https://nypost.com/2021/05/27/rugrats-fans-react-to-reboot-confirming-lesbian-character/‘Rugrats’ fans react to reboot confirming lesbian characterThe newly-released “Rugrats” CGI reboot had fans in a tizzy after confirming what many had believed all along — that Phil and Lil’s mom Betty Deville is gay.nypost.com

the victim’s past does not matter nor excuse nor make okay

the rapist’s raping

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/05/lesbian-victim-sexual-assault-asked-court-heterosexual-one-stage/Lesbian victim of sexual assault asked in court if she was “heterosexual at one stage” / LGBTQ NationThe defense strategy is apparently to question whether the victim might have changed sexualities, consented to sex in her sleep, and lied about both…www.lgbtqnation.com

may 18 for lgbtq2

May 18, 1897

In London, a public reading was given of Bram Stoker’s new novel, “Dracula, or, The Un-dead.”

Dracula followed the Varney the Vampire chapbooks, led to many books, movies, tv shows and the eventual portrayal of lesbians as predatory vampires when not suicides in movies to restore heteronormativity.

1963

Lesley Gore‘s “It’s My Party” enters Billboard’s Top 40, where it will reach #1. It will also become a Top Ten hit in the UK.

1985

Wham! had the #9 album

queer for May 1

1941

The movie “Citizen Kane,” directed by and starring Orson Welles, co-starring Joseph Cotton, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead, Ruth Warrick, Ray Collins, and Everett Sloane, premiered in New York.

1950

Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize. She was honored for her book of poetry, “Annie Allen.”

May 1, 1963

Lesley Gore lip-synced “It’s My Party” on ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand.”

1979

Elton John becomes the first Pop music star to perform in Israel. In three weeks time he’s the first Western solo pop performer to tour Russia.

1982

Barry Manilow scored his first UK #1 album when “Barry Live In Britain” went to the top of the chart. The LP was recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall in London in January and would go on to reach Platinum status.

1993

George Michael, Queen and Lisa Stansfield went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The Five Live EP’ which was recorded at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert held in April 1992, at Wembley Stadium, London.

2001

Lisa Marie Presley sold her waterfront mansion in Clearwater, FL, to Kirstie Alley.

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