July 2 for LGBTQ2

July 2, 1966

David Bowie and The Lower Third appeared at The Lion Hotel in Warrington, England, (they were paid £30 for the gig). Also appearing was The Powerhouse which featured Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Steve Winwood and Paul Jones.

1966

 Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music” was #5 after 67 weeks.

July 2, 1971

Queen appeared at Surrey College, England. This was the group’s first gig with the line-up of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon.

July 2, 1972

David Bowie appeared at the Rainbow Pavilion, Torquay, England.

July 2, 1973

Roxy Music’s synthesizer player Brian Eno quit after personality clashes with the band’s singer Bryan Ferry

1977

 Barry Manilow moved from 13-5 with his eighth hit in three years” “Looks like we made it”.

The Soundtrack to “A Star Is Born” was the #1 album in the U.K.

1979

Abba released the single “Voulez Vous”.

1983

  Culture Club had #4–“Time (Clock of the Heart)”

1984

Cyndi Lauper released the single “She Bop”. – an ode to female masturbation written by Prince

1986

Prince’s new movie Under the Cherry Moon was released to theaters.

1988Tracy Chapman started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with her self-titled debut LP. Helped by her performance at the ‘Nelson Mandela’s 70th Birthday Tribute Concert’ at Wembley Stadium, also No.1 in the US.

1990

Representatives of the Italian Catholic Church announce they’ll attempt to put a stop to Madonna’s concerts in Rome because of her alleged inappropriate use of crucifixes and sacred symbols. And They Did. 

2003

Beyonce had the #1 album with her first solo release Dangerously in Love.

2005

The world’s biggest music stars united in concerts around the world to put pressure on political leaders ahead of the G8 summit to tackle poverty in Africa.MTV and VH1 aired the eight hours of theconcerts in 10 cities, including London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin, Johannesburg, Rome and Moscow played to hundreds of thousands of people. A TV audience of several hundred million watched the gigs of  Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, U2, Madonna, The Who, Bryan Adams, Sting, Bon Jovi, Pink Floyd, Green Day, the Dave Matthews Band, Destiny’s Child, Neil Young, Coldplay, the Pet Shop Boys, the Cure, Shakira, Maroon 5 and Jay-Z were among the performers.

2018

Ansel Elgort and Harry Styles are two of the five young actors to test for the role of Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s forthcoming biopic.

2021

EU leaders last week challenged Orban over a new law banning Hungarian schools from using materials seen as promoting homosexuality, with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte telling him to respect LGBT rights or leave the bloc. read more

“This is a colonial approach,” Orban told public radio on Friday. “They just give no thought to what they can and cannot say about another nation and the laws of another country.”

Blogger Nina Notes: name calling to deflect from wrongdoing is a common tactic by those called out. In Fact, lasws against demographics is EXACTLY what We Lest Not Forget.

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/dutch-criticism-hungary-over-lgbt-rights-reeks-colonial-past-orban-2021-07-02/Dutch criticism of Hungary over LGBT rights reeks of ‘colonial’ past -Orban | ReutersDutch criticism of Hungary over a new law on LGBT rights reeks of a moral supremacy rooted in a colonial past, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday.www.reuters.com

heterosexual men being bothered others exist are the problem, for heterosexual women and LGBTQ2

https://www.rferl.org/a/georgia-pride-lgbt-tbilisi-protest-arrests-ultra-nationalists/31337575.htmlTwenty Arrested As Ultranationalists Attempt To Disrupt LGBT Event In TbilisiTwenty people were detained as Georgian ultranationalists attempted to disrupt a film screening at the opening of the four-day Tbilisi Pride LGBT rights festival, which aims to combat homophobia and transphobia. Outside the July 1 screening, protesters clashed with law enforcement personnel and threw stones and eggs, with some resisting

“What I would like to happen is for the LGBT lobby to apologise to me and to hundreds of others, who have been subjected to the most atrocious social media and public comment, because we have dared to stand for traditional marriage and traditional values.

Nina Notes: we do not have to apologize for existing or asserting ourselves, traditions are oppression, and those heteros are not harmed by being disagreed with – LGBT is harmed by being marginalized, oppressed, genocides and outsourced genocide as suicide rates.

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/lgbt-communityshould-say-sorry-to-me-dups-jim-wells-demands-apology-overhurtful-comments-40606406.htmlLGBT community should say sorry to me: DUP’s Jim Wells demands apology over ‘hurtful’ commentsDUP MLA Jim Wells says he has nothing to apologise for to the LGBT community for, instead saying they should apologise to him.www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk

arrest.www.rferl.org

it is not propaganda that LGBT exist and are a market niche and voter block,

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/07/02/russian-food-retailer-defies-gay-propaganda-law-with-lgbt-family-featuring-ad-a74414Russian Food Retailer Defies ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law With LGBT Family-Featuring Ad – The Moscow Times“We believe not featuring the families of our real customers would be hypocritical,” VkusVill said.www.themoscowtimes.com

June 28 for LGBTQ2

June 28, 1974

Elton John released the album Caribou.

1975

David Bowie‘s “Fame” is released. It will become his first and only number one hit in the US and reach #17 in the UK. 

June 28, 1977

Elton John achieved a life long ambition when he became the Chairman of Watford Football Club.

1980,

a straight band that courted gay fans: Roxy Music’s Flesh and Blood was the top album in the U.K.

 Bette Midler climbed to #3 with “The Rose”

at 6, “Little Jeannie” from Elton John

1986

Appearing an anti-apartheid concert at Clapham Common in London: were Sting, Boy George, Elvis Costello, Sade,  Hugh Masekela and Peter Gabriel, among others. Nearly a quarter of a million people attended.

Wham! were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their fourth and final UK No.1 ‘The Edge Of Heaven’. Also on this day Wham! played their farewell concert in front of 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, London.

 George Michael’s “A Different Corner” stuck at 7

Madonna debuted with her single “Papa Don’t Preach” at #42.

1987

“Dreamgirls” opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 177 performances

1997

The Backstreet Boys debuted at #24 with their single “Quit Playing Games With My Heart”.

2018

Miley Cyrus cover The Beatles for Global Citizen’s Global Goal concert

2021

Straight Pride is why there is oppression of hetero women and bisexuals, gays and lesbians’ sexuality.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/06/27/pride-month-straight-pride-hate-crimes-lgbtq-rights/5346706001/LGBTQ Pride Month: Why America doesn’t need ‘Straight Pride’We can’t legislate our way out of hatred, out of people’s disdain for those who don’t conform.www.usatoday.com

https://www.instyle.com/celebrity/megan-fox/megan-fox-rainbow-manicure-prideMegan Fox Debuted a Rainbow Manicure in Honor of Pride Month | InStyleThe actress represented the bisexual community with a bright rainbow-tip manicure that she debuted in a series of poolside selfies on Instagram.www.instyle.com

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/375887What does LGBT mean? These are all acronymsAs entrepreneurs and human beings it is important to understand the nomenclature of this important demographic.www.entrepreneur.com

paypal is part of the online shopping/environmental consumer problem

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/money/lgbt-charity-shoppers-criticise-paypal-24414705LGBT charity and shoppers criticise PayPal in row over ‘dead names’ – Daily RecordCalls have been made for PayPal to join other companies in the easing of tough naming rules.www.dailyrecord.co.uk

see also:


Ambrosia: ‘Young Blood’ Transfusions Accepting PayPal …https://www.businessinsider.com › Science › Tech Insider

Jan. 19, 2019 — To Jesse Karmazin, a startup founder and Stanford Medical School … veins with young blood is opening a clinic in NYC — but researchers …
Billionaire Trump supporter Peter Thiel denies being a vampirehttps://www.independent.co.uk › Lifestyle › Tech › News

Nov. 2, 2018 — PayPal co-founder and prominent Donald Trump donor Peter Thiel … an infusion of blood from an 18-year-old based on research conducted at …
Peter Thiel Wants to Inject Himself With Young People’s Blood …https://www.vanityfair.com › news › 2016/08 › peter-th…

Aug. 1, 2016 — The Silicon Valley billionaire reportedly sees blood transfusions as the … expressed interest in the technique to Jesse Karmazin, the founder of … to get an infusion of blood from an 18-year-old based on research conducted at …

this is why delaying costs more than not doing oppression or addressing oppression sooner than later

plus the human factor, eh

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-cost-to-search-for-unmarked-graves-identify-remains-at-residential/Cost to search for unmarked graves, identify remains at residential schools could exceed $1-billion – The Globe and MailBy last week, the number of initial inquiries for financial support had climbed past 100, says Indigenous Services Canadawww.theglobeandmail.com

who can blame the person(s) who set them?

https://globalnews.ca/news/7985146/bc-interior-indigenous-leader-church-fires/‘It’s a criminal act’: Prominent B.C. Interior Indigenous leader condemns church fires | Globalnews.caClarence Louie said worshippers of all faiths should be free to practice their religion where they choose.globalnews.ca

june 27 for lgbtq2

June 27, 1959

“West Side Story” closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 734 performances

1964

“People” by Barbra Streisand topped the Easy Listening chart and moved from 8 to 5 on the pop chart

1970

A band called Smile changes it’s name to Queen featuring Freddie Mercury (possibly still known as Freddie Bulsara) on vocals, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and Mike Grose on bass played their first gig at Truro City Hall, Cornwall, England. They were billed as Smile, Brian and Roger’s previous band, for whom the booking had been made originally. Original material at this time included an early version of ‘Stone Cold Crazy’.

The Trans-Continental Pop Festival (better known as the The Festival Express)set off. The tour was unique in that rather than flying to each city, most of the acts travelled on a chartered CN train. The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Buddy Guy Blues Band all travelled together on the train playing shows in Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Calgary.

June 27, 1971

“You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” closes at Golden NYC after 31 performances

(Peppermint Patti and Marcy subtext, probably Lucy and Schroeder too)

1987

Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” hit #1, while her album Whitney became the first album by a female singer to debut on Billboard’s chart at #1. she also became the first woman to top the singles chart with four consecutive releases when ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ hit No.1.

Madonna was in concert at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida, the opening show in the 19-day North American leg of our world tour.

1995

Circle Jerks release their sixth and final studio album, Oddities, Abnormalities, & Curiosities. It is the band’s first release on a major label, although Mercury Records will go on to drop Circle Jerks after they fail to reach mainstream success.

2004

Beastie Boys were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘To The 5 Boroughs’ the rappers fourth US No.1.

2012

Rihanna is very lucky to escape with her life after being among 300 people evacuated from a motel during a fire in an elevator shaft. It takes ten firefighters to put out the resulting blaze at the Corinthia Hotel in London, where Rihanna was performing at the Hackney Weekend concert.

2021

https://www.thestar.com/life/together/places/2021/06/27/buddies-in-bad-times-the-countrys-longest-running-queer-theatre-company-looks-to-the-future-while-reckoning-with-its-past.htmlBuddies in Bad Times, the country’s longest-running queer theatre company, looks to the future while reckoning with its past | The StarSince going dark during the pandemic, Buddies has been reflecting on 42-year history — and acknowledging that the theatre needs to welcome more BIPOC and queer communities to its lineups.www.thestar.com

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/27/nyregion/new-jersey-valedictorian-lgbtq-speech.htmlWhen a Valedictorian Spoke of His Queer Identity, the Principal Cut Off His Speech – The New York TimesThe principal also took away the valedictorian’s prepared remarks, so the student recited the speech from memory.www.nytimes.com

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/06/26/language-app-helps-canadas-lgbtq-newcomers-learn-queer-culture-and-history.htmlLanguage app helps Canada’s LGBTQ newcomers learn queer culture and history | The StarA new initiative between language app-maker Babbel and Toronto’s 519 community hub will help LGBTQ newcomers learn English as well as queer culture an…www.thestar.com

june 26 for LGBTQ2

1870

At the National Theatre in Munich, Wagner’s opera Die Walküre is performed for the first time, introducing the famous piece “The Ride Of The Valkyries.”

June 26, 1972

During sessions at Olympic Studios, London, England, David Bowie recorded ‘John, I’m Only Dancing’, with Mick Ronson on lead guitar and Lou Reed on rhythm guitar. The track which was released and became a hit single in the UK in September of this year was not released in America, being judged too risqué by RCA Records. The original video directed by Mick Rock, featuring androgynous dancers from Lindsay Kemp’s mime troupe, was banned by British music show Top Of The Pops.

June 26, 1974

Cher divorced Sonny Bono after 10 years of marriage. Four days later, Cher married guitarist Gregg Allman, the couple split 10 days after that, got back together and split again. They did stay married for three years, producing Elijah Blue Allman.

June 26, 1975

Sonny & Cher‘s divorce becomes final. Blogger Nina Notes: and their varity tv show, funnier.

1979

The Village People become the first disco act to play Madison Square Garden.

1982

 Human League’s Dare was 5 on the lp charts

1992

Elton John and Eric Clapton play the first of three sell-out dates at London’s Wembley Stadium. It is the first public outing for John since undergoing painful hair transplants.

2021

https://people.com/politics/the-biden-white-house-celebrates-pride/Transgender Teen Introduces Joe Biden at White House Pride Event | PEOPLE.comSixteen-year-old Ashton Mota introduced President Joe Biden at the White House on Friday as the administration kicked off the return of Pride commemorationspeople.com

Loki is a trickster god… let that sink in and consider representation.. especially when it will all be queerbaiting

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/loki-bisexual-mcu-show/Loki confirmed as bisexual in show’s third episode, becomes first major queer character in Marvel Cinematic Universe – CBS NewsThe show’s director said it was her "goal" to acknowledge Loki’s sexual orientation.www.cbsnews.com

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-9727167/Hugh-Sheridan-comes-nonbinary-bisexual-human.htmlHugh Sheridan comes out as a ‘nonbinary bisexual human’ | Daily Mail OnlineHugh Sheridan has come out as nonbinary approximately eight months after revealing that they’re attracted to both men and women.www.dailymail.co.uk

https://www.dancehallmag.com/2021/06/25/news/beenie-mans-daughter-ashley-jade-embraces-her-bisexuality-for-pride-month.htmlBeenie Man’s Daughter Ashley-Jade Embraces Her Bisexuality For Pride MonthAshley-Jade Davis, the daughter of Dancehall titan Beenie Man, celebrated pride month this year and revealed herself as an official member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) comm…www.dancehallmag.com

https://www.citynews1130.com/video/2021/06/25/canadian-blood-services-moving-to-end-ban-on-donations-from-gay-men/Canadian Blood Services moving to end ban on donations from gay men – Video – NEWS 1130www.citynews1130.com

http://www.justjared.com/2021/06/25/bowen-yang-opens-up-about-being-put-in-gay-conversion-therapy/Bowen Yang Opens Up About Being Put in Gay Conversion Therapy | Bowen Yang : Just JaredBowen Yang Opens Up About Being Put in Gay Conversion Therapy Bowen Yang is getting candid about what he’s faced in his past. The 30-year-old Saturday Night Live star spoke about being sent to gay conversion therapy as…www.justjared.com

https://www.vulture.com/article/happy-lesbian-movies.htmlThe Best Happy Lesbian Movies to StreamLesbian movies have a reputation for being sad and bleak, but we put together a list of happy movies featuring happy endings — or at least happy vibes — from the seminal ‘But I’m A Cheerleader’ to the modern classic ‘Booksmart’www.vulture.com

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/rediscovering-eve-adams-the-radical-lesbian-activistRediscovering Eve Adams, the Radical Lesbian Activist | The New YorkerHow Jonathan Ned Katz retraced the story of the woman who wrote what might be the first ethnography of American lesbian life.www.newyorker.com

in connected oppression, some would have been two spirited:

Dear religion: you operated across Canada. every province and territory need review

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/residential-school-records-missionary-of-oblates-of-mary-immaculate-1.6078260Catholic group to release all records from B.C. and Saskatchewan residential schools | CBC NewsThe Catholic religious order that operated residential schools in Saskatchewan and British Columbia where hundreds of unmarked graves have been found says it will disclose all historical documents in its possession.www.cbc.ca

meanwhile in the celebrity o sphere

She is an exhibitionist – hold a fundraiser and upstages own event.

https://torontosun.com/entertainment/music/madonna-stuns-fans-with-breast-baring-pride-club-performanceMadonna stuns fans with breast-baring Pride club performance | Toronto SunMadonna stunned fans at The Standard Hotel’s Boom Boom Room in New York on Thursday night by performing on the bar.torontosun.com

june 21 for lgbtq2

1868

Wagner’s opera “Meistersinger von Nuernberg” premieres in Munich

1948

Columbia Records launched a new vinyl disc that played at thirty-three and one third RPM in New York City, sparking a music-industry standard so strong that the inconceivable then digital age has yet to replace. analog is better than digital sound.

June 21, 1951

“17” opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 performances

June 21, 1972

The first Stonehenge Free Festival was held at Stonehenge, England culminating on the summer solstice. Staged between 1972 and 1984, 

1973

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could ban materials judged to be obscene based on local standards.

June 21, 1975

Captain and Tennille started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Neil Sedaka song ‘Love Will Keep Us Together’. The duo of husband and wife “Captain” Daryl Dragon and Cathryn Antoinette “Toni” Tennille had worked as backup musicians for Elton John and Neil Sedaka.

Elton John makes a surprise appearance at a concert at the Oakland Coliseum featuring The Eagles and The Doobie Brothers and sings with both groups.

June 21, 1976

Elton John and Kiki Dee’s “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” was released in the U.S and Britain.

1982

The first “Fête de la Musique,” a music festival also known as “World Music Day,” is launched in Paris. Unlike corporate festivals, this one is about street music, and free to the public. The festival returns every June 21 and spreads throughout the world in various forms.

1990

Little Richard finally gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Says Richard: “Like everything I got, it took a long time to get.”

1994

George Michael lost his lawsuit against Sony Records. Michael claimed that his 15-year contract with Sony was unfair because the company could refuse to release albums it thought wouldn’t be commercially successful. Michael vowed he would never record for Sony again. He re-signed with the company in 2003.

2006

Former Village People lead singer Victor Willis pleaded no contest to drug possession charges. He was later sentenced to three years’ probation after he agreed to enter a drug rehab program.

2007

The Spice Girls announce that they’re getting back together, with the five original Spices reuniting.

the Spice Girls were faux lesbians and marketted much like The Beatles – as if they were roommates on a The Monkees tv show.

Heterosexuals are not the best use of gay, bisexual, lesbians or trans entertainment dollars when we all need our own role models.

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/celebrity/article/3137699/queer-spice-10-times-spice-girls-showed-pride-their-lgbtQueer Spice: 10 times the Spice Girls showed PrideFrom Victoria Beckham’s fashion collection to song lyric changes and Mel B and Geri Horner’s lesbian affair revelations, here are just a few reasons why the Spice Girls became LGBTQ+ iconswww.scmp.com

2018

Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie Presley has described the “powerful and moving experience” of singing with her father for a new album

2021

there have been gender scandals about trans persons in the olympics last century – so it would be accurate to say “openly trans”

and raises the same questions

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/transgender-weightlifter-hubbard-selected-for-tokyo-1.6073313Weightlifter Hubbard to be 1st transgender athlete to compete at Olympics | CBC SportsWeightlifter Laurel Hubbard will be the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics. Hubbard was among five weightlifters confirmed Monday for New Zealand’s team for the Tokyo Games.www.cbc.ca

same for being called transphobic when one has zero interest in raping/murdering trans

https://scitechdaily.com/homophobic-statements-trigger-elevated-stress-in-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-people-can-contribute-to-health-problems/Homophobic Statements Trigger Elevated Stress in Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People – Can Contribute to Health ProblemsNew research provides strongest evidence to date that the stress of discrimination causes physiological changes that can contribute to health problems for lesbian, gay and bisexual people. Previous research has suggested that the stress of discrimination may play a role in the development of healscitechdaily.com

meanwhile another area science is ignored for religious fear of science and persons

https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/op-ed/bs-ed-op-0621-msm-donation-20210621-5kuyz4klxfd4nlexat3kiumm7m-story.htmlAs a sexually active gay man, I can’t donate blood or tissue in America. That’s ridiculous | COMMENTARY – Baltimore SunMy blood type is O negative, I am healthy, I can run a half-marathon, I do not smoke or use drugs, I only have two to three drinks a week, and I am in a committed relationship. Yet, due to homophobic stereotypes and outdated policies, gay men like myself — termed “MSM” or “men who have sex with men” — cannot freely donate blood and soft tissue in America.www.baltimoresun.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/-not-hiding-gay-lesbian-russians-say-cultural-shift-underway-rcna1225‘We’re not hiding’: Gay and lesbian Russians say a cultural shift is underwayWhen Lisa Androshina threw her first lesbian party in Moscow in 2017, she had low expectations.  “We wanted to just gather with our friends and just listen towww.nbcnews.com

Lesbian is unique, including gender and sexuality in one word

that differs from faggot, which includes a meaning of the material used to execute for acting on gender and sexuality

https://www.rte.ie/lifestyle/living/2021/0621/1229478-queer-history-lesson-the-history-behind-the-word-lesbian/Queer History Lesson: The history behind the word lesbianL is for lesbian.www.rte.ie

RIP
https://www.avpress.com/news/madeline-davis-who-spoke-to-the-nation-as-a-lesbian-has-died/article_3ec70b22-d230-11eb-97c9-1b5036bbfa48.htmlMadeline Davis, who spoke to the nation as a lesbian, has died | News | avpress.com“I am a woman and a lesbian, a minority of minorities,” Madeline Davis told the 1972 Democratic National Convention in Miami Beach. “Now we are coming out of our closetswww.avpress.com

https://www.bionews.org.uk/page_157203Investigation reveals barriers to lesbian couples seeking fertility treatment – BioNewswww.bionews.org.uk

https://www.papermag.com/support-your-local-lesbian-bar-this-pride-month-2653476553.htmlSupport Your Local Lesbian Bar This Pride Month – PAPER“The Lesbian Bar Project” highlights how we can preserve these vital and historic community spaces.www.papermag.com

June 17 for lgbtq2

France gave the statue to the USA as a revolutionary award, I keep waiting for France to ask for it back.

1885

The dismantled Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere.

https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/unboxing-statue-liberty-1885/Unboxing the Statue of Liberty, 1885 – Rare Historical PhotosThe Statue of Liberty was completed in Paris in June 1884, presented to America by the people of France on July 4, 1884.rarehistoricalphotos.com

June 17, 1959

Liberace wins his libel case against the Daily Mirror at the High Court in London, and says afterwards “I cried all the way to the bank.” The paper published an article claiming the pianist was homosexual.

June 17, 1967

Liberty Records runs an ad in the British music magazine New Musical Express that reads: “Liberty wants talent. Artists/composers/singers/musicians to form a new group.” Among the thousands of applicants are lyricist Bernie Taupin and musician Elton John. The label teams them up, resulting in one of the greatest songwriting duos in rock history.

In New York’s Central Park, Barbra Streisand sang for 135,000 fans at a free concert that was recorded and later released as a CBS-TV special and a soundtrack album called “A Happening In Central Park.”

June 17, 1973

Dolly Parton recorded ‘I Will Always Love You’ in RCA’s Studio “B” in Nashville. Written for her one-time partner and mentor, Porter Wagoner, (the two were splitting professionally at the time). Dolly Parton would not agree to the Col and Elvis Presley songwriter percent and recorded the song used in the Parton/Burt Reynold’s Best Little Whorehouse in Texas movie. Whitney Houston would have a #1 with it as well from her movie The Bodyguard.

June 17, 1976

Blondie released their debut single ‘X Offender’. Written by Gary Valentine and Debbie Harry, the title of the song was originally ‘Sex Offender’, written about an 18-year-old boy being arrested for having sex with his younger girlfriend. Debbie Harry changed the lyrics so that the song was about a prostitute being attracted to the police officer that had arrested her. Private Stock, the band’s label insisted that the single be changed to ‘X Offender’ because they were nervous about the original title.

2014

non-binary singer Sam Smith releases his debut album, In the Lonely Hour, in the US.

2021

https://www.straight.com/living/canadas-lgbt-population-about-1-million-strong-bisexual-women-outnumber-gay-menCanada’s LGBT population about one million strong, bisexual women outnumber gay men | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment WeeklyAlmost one-third of LGBT people are under 25 years old.www.straight.com

meanwhile int eh usa

The 9-0 ruling, written by conservative Chief Justice John Roberts, was a victory for Catholic Social Services, part of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The court said that the city’s refusal to use the Catholic agency for foster care services unless it agreed to certify same-sex couples violates the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment guarantee of the free exercise of religion.

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-supreme-court-rules-catholic-group-lgbt-rights-dispute-2021-06-17/U.S. Supreme Court rules for Catholic group in LGBT rights dispute | ReutersThe U.S. Supreme Court embraced religious rights over LGBT rights on Thursday by ruling in favor of a Catholic Church-affiliated agency that sued after Philadelphia refused to place children for foster care with the organization because it barred same-sex couples from applying to become foster parents.www.reuters.com

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/15/22535109/ebay-sex-ban-adult-only-queer-collectorseBay’s sex ban wipes out an important storefront for queer collectors – The VergeeBay has updated its adult content policy to remove the “Adult Only” category from the site. The change is a blow for queer collectors of vintage erotica, and it echos porn bans that have hurt creators at other sites.www.theverge.com

https://www.forbes.com/sites/annahaines/2021/06/17/this-designer-is-using-fashion-to-create-queer-crip-joy/This Designer Is Using Fashion To Create Queer Crip JoySky Cubacub’s Rebirth Garments is championing the radical visibility movement by giving people with disabilities and gender non-conforming identities the freedom of choice.www.forbes.com

lesbians. not queer women..

https://www.out.com/lesbian/2021/6/17/20-pictures-lesbians-queer-women-nonbinary-folks-suits-blazers20 Pictures of Lesbians, Queer Women, & Nonbinary Folks in Suits & BlazersDamn, they look good!www.out.com

modern lesbians, not relegated to history and erased as queer

https://www.michigandaily.com/film/lesbian-period-pieces-and-the-need-for-contemporary-queer-stories/Lesbian period pieces and the need for contemporary queer storiesThe Arts world is one filled with self-expression and introspection, whether from artist or from audience member. Naturally, this translates into many different ways of approaching the queer experience. For Pride Month, Daily Arts wanted to cover this self-search and love through our favorite forms of art, with this experience revealing more to the reader […]www.michigandaily.com

meanwhile

https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/love-victor-star-michael-cimino-anti-gay-comments-205021634.html‘Love Victor’ star Michael Cimino has gotten death threats for playing gayFor Cimino, criticism has come from all sides, including from those who do not approve of him playing gay — and long-running and complex issue within the LGBTQ community.ca.finance.yahoo.comShare

https://people.com/human-interest/father-helps-gay-teen-son-hang-pride-flag-outside-oklahoma-home/Dad Helps Gay Teen Son Hang Pride Flag Outside Oklahoma Home | PEOPLE.comCaden Wyatt and his dad John Wyatt hung the rainbow flag to “shock Oklahoma” and celebrate Pride monthpeople.com

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/06/17/u-s-senate-to-consider-apology-for-past-anti-lgbtq-discrimination/U.S. Senate to consider apology for past anti-LGBTQ discriminationReport shows 70-year history of gov’t persecution, purges of ‘sex deviates’www.washingtonblade.com

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Counting Queers

we used to be too few for the cost of extending rights

LGBT was something only white decadent people did at the margins of society

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/statistics-canada-lgbtq-pride-report-1.6066638Canada’s LGBTQ population now 1 million — but hate crimes are rising too: Statistics Canada | CBC NewsCanada is now home to about one million people who identify as members of the LGBTQ community, with people under the age of 25 accounting for a disproportionately large portion of the LGBTQ population.www.cbc.ca

Performative acceptance far from inclusion to matter of course and no big deal or any at all. Rights are going about one’s business not impeded by barriers

https://globalnews.ca/news/7941917/saskatchewan-lgbtq2-businesses-rainbow-capitalism-pride-month/Saskatchewan LGBTQ2 businesses warn customers of rainbow capitalism during Pride month | Globalnews.caRainbow capitalism happens when businesses and organizations capitalize off of Pride month but don’t necessarily support the LGBTQ2 community, according to OUTSaskatoon.globalnews.ca

from individuals marginalized in heteronormative world to small groups of friends, organizating to become organization over centuries, into a modern reality of some nations include rights for heterosexual women, for gays, bisexuals and lesbians, with trans human rights for houseing, employment and public square one thing and women’s rights and spaces now at odds.

https://theblackwallsttimes.com/2021/06/15/op-ed-gay-pride-is-about-connecting-with-community-being-visible/Op-ed: Gay Pride is about connecting with community, being visible“The idea of fellowship is such a strong concept in the gay community. We devote an entire month to Pride– people travel near and far to connect with each other and the opportunity to impact lives is subtly significant,” writes Caleb Raynor.theblackwallsttimes.com

and some areas of the world rolling backwards on rights for heterosexual women, such as in the USA and in europe for LGBT

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/hungary-s-parliament-passes-anti-lgbtq-law-ahead-2022-election-n1270868Hungary’s parliament passes anti-LGBTQ law ahead of 2022 electionHungary’s parliament passed legislation on Tuesday that bans the dissemination of content in schools deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change.www.nbcnews.com

see also

the USA census is subject to the patriot act and Canada subcontracted with an american company to tabulate our census.. so our data ended up under that too, eh.

https://dykewriter.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/america-and-canada-census-lgbtq-edition/America and Canada Census: LGBTQ edition | Nina’s Soap Bubble BoxNina Trygg  Jeffrey O’Neill • a minute ago No, I can’t explain the why of groups of people that I do not belong to, nor share their goal. I don’t believe it’s literally the …dykewriter.wordpress.com

I had gone going through some old files and blogged this letter from 1999 to CBC radio on the issue of The Canada Census including a sexual orientation question.

Re: Historians vs StatsCan – Broadcast Nov 8/99

https://dykewriter.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/canada-census-and-queers/Canada Census and Queers | Nina’s Soap Bubble BoxI’ve been going through some old files and I found this letter from 1999 to CBC radio on the issue of The Canada Census including a sexual orientation question. (which they still do not have …dykewriter.wordpress.com

June 14, 1951 The world’s first commercial computer, Univac I was unveiled, designed for use by the U.S. Census Bureau.

https://www.historyfactory.com/insights/this-month-in-business-history-the-first-commercial-computer/This Month in Business History: The First Commercial Computer | History FactoryThe first commercial computer in history was released in June 1951 to help the US government with the Census.www.historyfactory.com

June 15 for LGBTQ2

1974

album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John was still in the Top 10, 35 weeks after its release.

1977

In Los Angeles, Dolly Parton began recording “Here You Come Again.” The track was completed two days later.

1985

Tears For Fears ruled the chart for a second week with “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”.

at 8  Wham! was on the way down with “Everything She Wants”, with Madonna registering her sixth consecutive Top 10 song with “Angel at nine

LP charts Songs From the Big Chair by Tears For Fears at #4,  Wham! with Make It Big at 6 and Madonna at 9 with Like a Virgin

1994

The television special “The Lion King: A Musical Journey With Elton John” was shown on ABC the same day that Disney’s 32ndanimated feature film “The Lion King” opened in select U.S. cities.

The Disney film The Lion King hits theaters. A runaway hit, the movie takes in over $300 million in 1994, second only to Forrest Gump. The soundtrack goes Diamond, meaning over 10 million copies sold – a record for the soundtrack to an animated film.

1996

The Beastie Boys host the first Tibetan Freedom Concert, with performers that include Sonic YouthSmashing Pumpkins and John Lee Hooker. About 100,000 attend the two shows, raising money for the Milarepa Fund.

US jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald died in Beverly Hills, California, aged 79. Already blinded by the effects of diabetes, Fitzgerald had both her legs amputated in 1993. Winner of 13 Grammy Awards, the 1956 ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook’ was the first of eight “Songbook” sets. Appeared in the TV commercial for Memorex, where she sang a note that shattered a glass while being recorded on a Memorex cassette tape. The tape was played back and the recording also broke the glass, asking “Is it live, or is it Memorex”

2010

A case against a man accused of threatening Elton John’s life was withdrawn just hours before his trial was due to begin. Neal Horsley had responded to Elton’s suggestion that Jesus Christ was gay in a Parade magazine interview by writing an angry online response entitled “Why Elton John Must Die”. After being held in an Atlanta, Georgia jail since last March, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kimberly Esmond Adams dismissed the case against Horsley because his actions did not warrant criminal charges.

2021

1 religion is delusion,

2jesus did not exist

3 and transrights are special rights – they differ from gay and lesbians rights to gain employment, housing and marriage equality – while women rights are being rolled back owing to trans rights

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/06/14/jesus-reject-anti-transgender-laws/Opinion | I’m a gay, Christian pediatrician and have no doubt: Jesus would reject anti-trans lawsIt’s un-Christian to deny transgender youth life-saving care.www.washingtonpost.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/06/15/russell-t-davies-its-a-sin-gay-actors/Russell T Davies explains the biggest challenge to casting gay actors in gay rolesRussell T Davies has explained that equality laws posed a challenge when he set out to cast queer actors in queer roles in It’s a Sin.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/life/a36523338/lesbian-pride-flag-meaning/The History And Meaning Of The Lesbian Pride Flag, ExplainedUnlike the LGBTQ rainbow pride flag, which is easily recognizable, the lesbian pride flag isn’t as commonly known. There have been many versions over the years.www.womenshealthmag.com

https://www.mensxp.com/special-features/features/89277-things-bisexuals-are-tired-of-hearing.html5 Things Every Bisexual Is Tired Of HearingPride Month: This article talks about the things that every bisexual has heard in some form or the other on dating apps.www.mensxp.com

https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/living/story/black-trans-activists-working-future-san-franciscos-trans-78201931How 3 Black trans activists are working toward a ‘better future’ for San Francisco’s trans community | GMAMeet Aria Sa’id, Honey Mahogany and Janetta Johnson, three Black trans activists who co-founded Compton’s Transgender Cultural District in San Francisco in 2017.www.goodmorningamerica.com

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/terror-charges-against-london-ont-attack-suspect-could-be-canadian-legal-milestone-1.5470920Terror charges against London, Ont. attack suspect could be Canadian legal milestone | CTV NewsLegal experts say the laying of terror-related charges against the man accused of killing four people in London, Ont. could mark a new precedent in how Canada prosecutes those accused of terrorist activity.www.ctvnews.ca

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/15/1006934154/senate-unanimously-approves-a-bill-to-make-juneteenth-a-public-holidaySenate OKs Legislation To Make Juneteenth A Legal Holiday : NPRJuneteenth is an annual celebration held on June 19 to commemorate the end of chattel slavery in America.www.npr.org

June 14 for LGBTQ2

June 14, 1975

Janis Ian releases “At Seventeen”, which will reach #3 on the Billboard Pop chart and #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart later in the year. She would perform the song on the very first episode of Saturday Night Live the following October.

on the song charts, , the former #1 “Philadelphia Freedom” returned to the Top 10 at nine for the Elton John Band

Elton John’s album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, which debuted at #1, continued as the top album in the land. 

1980

“Little Jeannie” by Elton John climbed to #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.  It was Elton’s 5th AC #1, following “Daniel”, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word” and “Mama Can’t Buy You Love”.

1984

Sylvester Stallone and Dolly Parton, co-stars of the soon-to-be-released feature film “Rhinestone,” received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Madame Tussaud’s Waxworks in London unveils a model of Boy George on his 23rd birthday.

1986

Queen scored a #1 album in the U.K. with A Kind of Magic.

1986

 Whitney Houston’s former #1 “Greatest Love Of All” was number six

the album Whitney Houston was still at #1 nearly a year after its release.

1987

At Osaka Stadium in Osaka, Japan, Madonna played the first date of her Who’s That Girl World Tour. It was the highest-grossing tour to date, earning more than $20 million.

2021

https://www.coastreporter.net/the-mix/thousands-in-hungary-protest-anti-lgbt-bills-on-eve-of-vote-3872310Thousands in Hungary protest anti-LGBT bills on eve of vote – Coast ReporterBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Protesters and human rights officials urged lawmakers in Hungary on Monday to reject legislation banning any content portraying or promoting homosexuality or sex reassignment to anyone under 18.www.coastreporter.net

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/06/14/nyc-lgbt-historic-sites-project/Pride Month: NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project ‘Making An Invisible History Visible’ – CBS New YorkIn buildings grand and non-descript, locations famous and private, there is rich LGBTQ history in just about every corner of New York City. newyork.cbslocal.com

https://metro.co.uk/2021/06/14/the-impact-of-missing-pride-events-and-lgbt-spaces-in-lockdown-14738510/The impact of missing Pride events and LGBT spaces in lockdown | Metro NewsPeople share how they’ve been impacted by missing Pride events and LGBT spaces in lockdown.metro.co.uk

june 13 for lgbtq2

June 13, 1958

“High School Confidential,” starring Russ Tamblyn, Jan Sterling, John Drew Barrymore, Diane Jergens, Mamie Van Doren, Ray Anthony, Michael Landon, and featuring Jerry Lee Lewis performing the title song, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

1964

“People” became Barbra Streisand’s first Top 10 of her storied career.

June 13, 1973

At RCA Studio B in Nashville, Dolly Parton recorded her composition “I Will Always Love You,” inspired by her professional partner and mentor Porter Wagoner, whom she was leaving at the time in order to begin a solo career.

1978

The movie version of “Grease,” starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, and Jeff Conaway, had its world premiere in New York City.

1981It was week #5 at the top for Kim Carnes’ smash “Bette Davis Eyes”.


1987
Whitney Houston started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with her second LP Whitney. With this album, Houston set various records on the US charts. Houston became female artist, to debut at No.1 with an album and its first four singles, ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)’, ‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All’, ‘So Emotional’ and ‘Where Do Broken Hearts Go’, all peaked at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her the first female artist to achieve that feat.

1988

The biggest charity Rock concert since Live Aid three years earlier took place at London’s Wembley Stadium to denounce South African apartheid. Among the performers were Sting, Stevie Wonder, Bryan Adams, George Michael, Whitney Houston and Dire Straits. Half of the more than $3 million US in proceeds from the event went towards anti-apartheid activities in Britain. The rest was donated to children’s charities in southern Africa.

1992

Law enforcement officials in Texas call for a ban on Ice-T’s “Cop Killer” LP. Following the publicity, sales double on the West Coast and in Texas. In an ironic twist, Ice-T (real name: Tracy Morrow) would land a role on the TV police drama, Law and Order in 1999, portraying Odafin “Fin” Tutuola, a former undercover narcotics officer transferred to the Special Victims Unit.

Future U.S. President Bill Clinton criticized Sister Souljah for making remarks “filled with hatred” towards whites.

Blogger Nina Notes: the oppressed calling out oppressors is not the same as oppressors oppressing.

2000

Sinead O’Connor releases Faith and Courage, her first studio album in six years.

2002

Michael JacksonBarry Manilow, Sting, Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson were honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York.

2019

Lisa Marie Presley’s ‘Tea Time’ Photo With All 4 Children Continues to Draw AttentionLisa Marie Presley might not post photos of her life as frequently as other celebrity users on social media, but one photo shared to her account most recently continues to draw in a barrage of comments from fans.On April 18, Presley took to Instagram to share a rare snapshot of all her four […]

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2021

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/06/13/vice-president-harris-joins-d-c-pride-walk-makes-history/Vice President Harris joins D.C. Pride Wal

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/biden-pulse-national-memorial-1.6063880Biden to name Pulse nightclub a national memorial 5 years after mass shooting | CBC NewsU.S. President Joe Biden said on the fifth anniversary of a mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that he will sign a bill naming the site as a national memorial.www.cbc.ca

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/13/owen-hurcum-bangor-wales-worlds-first-non-binary-mayorIntroducing ‘their worship’, the world’s first non-binary mayor | LGBT rights | The GuardianStudent Owen Hurcum is ‘humbled’ to serve the oldest city in Wales, and aims to put Bangor’s peacocks on the map

https://www.irishpost.com/news/lgbt-pride-flags-cut-down-in-waterford-for-second-time-214160LGBT Pride flags cut down in Waterford for second time | The Irish PostPRIDE FLAGS erected in Waterford to celebrate Pride month, as well as to mark last weekend’s Prid…www.irishpost.com

the woman is not all those letters:

the four letters do not refer to any induvial, but four identifiable groups.

which is not really the issue, given she is missing and likely going to be murdered

by heterosexual men

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/chechnya-lgbt-woman-abducted-shelter-b1864208.htmlFears for LGBT woman linked to Chechen ruler after her abduction by police in raid on refuge | The IndependentKhalimat Taramova’s family is said to be close to Chechnya’s tyrannical presidentwww.independent.co.uk

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