LGBTQ2 for August 29


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1844, UK – English writer Edward Carpenter (August 29, 1844 – June 28, 1929) was born in Brighton. He was an English socialist poetphilosopheranthologist, and early activist for rights for homosexuals. On his return from India in 1891, he met George Merrill, a working class man 22 years his junior, and the two men struck up a relationship, eventually cohabiting in 1898. Their relationship endured and they remained partners for the rest of their lives, a fact made all the more extraordinary by the hysteria about homosexuality generated by the Oscar Wilde trial of 1895. An early advocate of sexual freedoms, Carpenter had an influence on both D. H. Lawrence and Sri Aurobindo, and inspired E. M. Forster‘s novel Maurice.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1956 – Dancer and choreographer Mark Morris (August 29, 1956) is born in Seattle, Washington. He founded his own award-winning dance troupe. He is openly gay and lives in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan. On November 28, 1980, he got together a group of his friends and put on a concert of his own choreography and called them the Mark Morris Dance Group. For the first several years, the company gave just two annual performances – at On the Boards in Seattle, Washington, and at Dance Theater Workshop in New York. In 1986, the company was featured on the nationally televised Great Performances – Dance in America series on PBS. In 1990, Morris and Mikhail Baryshnikov established the White Oak Dance Project. He continued to create works for this company until 1995. In 2013, Morris was the first choreographer and dancer to be the Music Director of the Ojai Music Festival.

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

August 29, 1967

Brian Epstein’s funeral is held in Liverpool. The event was not attended by The Beatles, who wished to give his family privacy by not attracting the media and fans.

1969 – Me’Shell NdegéOcello is born Michelle Johnson (August 29, 1968). She became a widely respected, openly bisexual singer, songwriter, and bassist and the first female artist to be signed by Madonna’s Maverick label. NdegeOcello is bisexual and previously had a relationship with feminist author Rebecca Walker. NdegeOcello’s first son, Solomon, was born in 1989. As of 2011 she had been married to Alison Riley for five years, with whom she has a second son.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970

Anne Murray’s first hit “Snowbird” took over at #1 on the Easy Listening chart.

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

1980

Queen performed at the Forum in Montréal.

1987,

Mexico – The First National Conference of Lesbians is held in Guadalajara to unite the lesbian movement in Mexico in anticipation of Feminist Lesbians of Latin America and the Caribbean Conference. The result is the creation of the National Coordination of Lesbians.

Whitney by Whitney Houston had been the #1 album every week of its release, this was week 10.

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

1990

Elton John checks into a rehab center in Chicago to get treatment for bulimia, alcoholism and drugs.

1992

Elton John spent a sixth week at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “The One”, his 43rd hit on that chart.

1993 – Twenty-nine people stage a silent demonstration at St. James Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY to protest Brooklyn Roman Catholic bishop Thomas Daily’s pastoral letter opposing anti-gay bias laws.

1997 – Jim McKnight discusses his research on the gay gene on the BBC program Science Now. His research group at the University of Western Sidney studied the families of homosexuals, and discovered that evidence exists to suggest that homosexuality is an inherited trait.

1999

HBO premiered “Cher: Live In Concert From Las Vegas.”

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

2003

Winners at this years MTV Video Music awards held in New York included, Missy Elliot, Video of the year for ‘Work It’, Viewers Choice award, ‘Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous’ Good Charlotte, Rap Video went to 50 Cent for ‘In Da Club’, Pop Video, Justin Timberlake, ‘Cry Me A River.’ Madonna stunned a packed Radio City Hall audience by passionately kissing Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera during a racy version of ‘Like A Virgin.’

2021

people should not expect a party nor exile…

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/rainbow-birthday-calgary-1.615733512-year-old’s friends didn’t celebrate after he came out as gay. So a park full of strangers did. | CBC NewsA crowd full of strangers filled a northwest Calgary park on Saturday to celebrate a boy’s rainbow-themed birthday.www.cbc.ca

an actual death sentence

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/-virtual-death-sentence-gay-afghans-brace-uncertain-future-taliban-rcna1779‘A virtual death sentence’: Gay Afghans brace for uncertain future under Taliban<p>N, a 20-year-old student living in Afghanistan, is in hiding as she hopes for news that she and her family can leave the country.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.thecut.com/2021/08/tiktok-helped-me-come-out-gay-lesbian.htmlHow TikTok Helped Me Identify and Come Out as a LesbianPainful as it is to think doom-scrolling A.I.-selected content was the thing that alerted me to my years of internalized homophobia and vicious cycle of self-hate, boy am I thrilled I downloaded that stupid app.www.thecut.com

why going through a clinic rather than known donor is better

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/08/28/hbo-nuclear-family-lesbian-documentary/Sperm donor sued lesbian couple for custody after he ‘changed his mind’ about being a dadHBO’s Nuclear Family explores the extraordinary story of a first-generation lesbian family’s fight to stay together against all odds.www.pinknews.co.uk

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LGBTq2 for August 19

1867, Germany –

In Munich, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs  (28 August 1825 – 14 July 1895) is jeered when he attempts to persuade jurists that same-sex love should be tolerated rather than persecuted. He is probably the first to come out publicly in defense of what he calls “Uranism” (homosexuality).  Ulrichs coined various terms to describe different sexual orientations, including Urning for a man who desires men (English “Uranian“), and Dioning for one who desires women. These terms are in reference to a section of Plato‘s Symposium in which two kinds of love are discussed, symbolised by an Aphrodite who is born from a male (Uranos), and an Aphrodite who is born from a female (Dione). Ulrichs also coined words for the female counterparts (Urningin and Dioningin), and for bisexuals and intersexual persons. Ulrichs is likely the first true gay activist and is seen today as the pioneer of the modern gay rights movement. Published in 1870, Ulrich’s “Araxes: A Call to Free the Nature of the Urning from Penal Law” is remarkable for its similarity to the discourse of the modern gay rights movement. In it: The Urning, too, is a person. He, too, therefore, has inalienable rights. His sexual orientation is a right established by nature. Legislators have no right to veto nature; no right to persecute nature in the course of its work; no right to torture living creatures who are subject to those drives nature gave them. The Urning is also a citizen. He, too, has civil rights; and according to these rights, the state has certain duties to fulfill as well. The state does not have the right to act on whimsy or for the sheer love of persecution. The state is not authorized, as in the past, to treat Urnings as outside the pale of the law.

1890

In response to a letter received from John Addington Symonds, American poet Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) denies that “Calamus” from Leaves of Grass was homoerotic. Whitman’s  work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality. Though biographers continue to debate Whitman’s sexuality, he is usually described as either homosexual or bisexual in his feelings and attractions

August 19, 1972

David Bowie played the first of two nights at the Rainbow Theatre in England on his current 182-date Ziggy Stardust world tour.

1978

After nine weeks at the top of the UK chart, “You’re The One That I Want” by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John is finally knocked out of first place by The Commodores “Three Times A Lady”. As of 2013, it was still the fifth best-selling single of all time in Great Britain, where it has sold 2 million copies.

1982

In Biloxi, Mississippi, Queen performed at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.

1984 

President Ronald Reagan issues a statement saying his administration would fight governmental endorsement of homosexuality.

1992

The Ann Arbor, Michigan, city council votes 8-1 to extend health benefits to same sex partners of city employees.

Germany – Over 250 gay and lesbian couples submit marriage applications in over fifty German cities as part of an attempted mass wedding. About 75% of the couples were male, and over 100 of the applications were submitted in Berlin. The demonstration, organized by the Schwulerverband in Deutschland (Gay League of Germany), receives widespread media attention. Lesben- und Schwulenverband in Deutschland (LSVD), German for the Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany, is the largest non-governmental LGBT rights organization in Germany. It was founded in 1990 and is part of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA). Manfred BrunsVolker BeckEduard StapelGünter Dworek and Halina Bendkowski were prominent persons in the Board of Directors. People from the arts like Comic-Designer Ralf König, comedian Hella von Sinnen, director Rosa von Praunheim, from politics and from science like sexologist Rolf Gindorf and others are prominent individual members of the organization.

1996

California’s state senate kills a bill banning same-sex marriage after Democrats attach a provision to establish a domestic partner In Spokane, Washington, the family of Curtis Babcock files a lawsuit against county coroner Dexter Amend. Babcock’s memorial service had to be delayed because Amend ordered an autopsy to link his AIDS-related death to sodomy. registry.

1997

 At a rally in Sacramento, California, Alveda Celeste King, homophobic niece of Martin Luther King Jr., said, “To equate homosexuality with race is to give a death sentence to civil rights. No one is enslaving homosexuals or making them sit at the back of the bus.”

The school board of Wayne-Westland, a suburb of Detroit, votes 6-1 to repeal sexual orientation protection for students and staff.

2003

Germany – Mayor of Hamburg Ole von Beust dismisses Vice-Mayor Ronald Schill for accusing Beust for having sex with a man Beust had appointed minister of justice. Beust denies the relationship and Schill says he has “nothing against homosexuals.”

2005

DC Comics orders the Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts Gallery in New York to remove an exhibit of watercolors showing Batman and Robin in a variety of romantic poses. DC threatened both artist and the Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts gallery with legal action if they did not cease selling the works and demanded all remaining art, as well as any profits derived from them. Homosexual interpretations have been part of the academic study of the Batman franchise at least since psychiatrist Fredric Wertham asserted in his 1954 book Seduction of the Innocent that “Batman stories are psychologically homosexual”. Wertham, as well as parodiesfans, and other independent parties, have described Batman and his sidekick Robin (Dick Grayson) as homosexual, possibly in a relationship with each other. DC Comics has never indicated Batman or any of his male allies to be gay, but several characters in the Modern Age Batman comic books are expressly gay, lesbian, or bisexual.

2011

The Arizona Queer Archives is founded by Jamie A. Lee with support from Susan Stryker The Arizona Queer Archives is the state of Arizona’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex (LGBTQI) collecting archives of the Institute for LGBT Studies at the University of Arizona.

2021

only in Canada, eh

conservatives are anti sex and anti heterosexual women, never mind LGBTQ2

https://www.cp24.com/news/tory-leader-pledges-support-for-lgbt-community-health-on-question-of-poppers-1.5553762Tory leader pledges support for LGBT community health on question of ‘poppers’ | CP24.comA Conservative government would respond to the needs of Canada’s LGBT community, including on the issue of “poppers,” says Tory Leader Erin O’Toole.www.cp24.com

meanwhile. in #LestWeForget news

https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/polish-region-wants-to-stay-lgbt-free-despite-risking-eu-fundsPolish region wants to stay ‘LGBT-free’ despite risking EU funds | National PostWARSAW — A Polish regional council voted on Thursday to remain an “LGBT-free zone” despite a warning from the European Union that it could lose funding, but…nationalpost.com

https://inews.co.uk/opinion/when-we-know-lgbt-people-are-about-to-be-slaughtered-in-afghanistan-our-government-must-act-1155516LGBT Afghans face ‘extermination’ at the hands of the Taliban – we must act to save themWhen we know LGBT people are about to be slaughtered en masse, it is time to actinews.co.uk

https://stockholmcf.org/arrest-of-bogazici-student-over-lgbt-poster-lawful-justice-ministry-says/Arrest of Boğaziçi student over LGBT poster ‘lawful,’ Justice Ministry says – Stockholm Center for FreedomTurkey’s Justice Ministry has said the arrest of a student from Boğaziçi University on charges of inciting hatred in a poster depicting the Kaaba – Islam’s most sacred site – with LGBT flags was “lawful,” adding that homosexuality was “forbidden” in Islam, Turkish Minute reported, citing Deutsche Welle Turkish service. Boğaziçi students Doğu Demirtaş and […]stockholmcf.org

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Daily Elvis: August 19

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