LGBTQ2 for August 22

1662, Spain – A leader of the Mexican Inquisition sent a letter to his supervisors in Spain complaining that the severe punishments given to sodomites had been ineffective. He noted that over 100 had been indicted, that a large number of the offenders were clergy, and that torture had been used to extract confessions.

1894, Denmark – Willem Arondeus (August 22, 1894 – July 1, 1943) is born. He was a Dutch artist and author, who joined the Dutch anti-Nazi resistance movement during World War II. He participated in the bombing of the Amsterdam public records office to hinder the Nazi German effort to identify Dutch Jews. Arondeus was caught and executed soon after his arrest. He was openly gay before the war and defiantly asserted his sexuality before his execution. In his last message before his execution, Arondeus, who had lived openly as a gay man before the war, asked his lawyer to “Let it be known that homosexuals are not cowards!”

1895, Hungary – László Ede Almásy de Zsadány et Törökszentmiklós (August 22, – March 22, 1951) is born. He was a Hungarian aristocratdesert exploreraviatorscout leader and sportsman who served as the basis for the protagonist in both Michael Ondaatje‘s novel The English Patient (1992) and the movie adaptation of the same name (1996). Letters discovered in 2010 in Germany written by Almásy prove that, unlike the fictionalized character of the film, he was in fact gay. His lover was a young soldier named Hans Entholt, who was an officer in the Wehrmacht and who was killed by stepping on a landmine. A staff member of the Heinrich Barth Institute for African Studies where the letters are located, also confirmed that “Egyptian princes were among Almásy’s lovers.” The letters confirmed that Almásy died from amoebic dysentery in 1951.

1914, France – Violette Morris (April 18, 1893 – April 26, 1944), marries a man on this day. She won two gold and one silver medals at the Women’s World Games in 1921–1922. Starting in 1936 she worked with the Gestapo during World War II. She was killed in 1944 in a Resistance-led ambush as a traitor to the French state. Morris was a gifted athlete, becoming the first French woman to excel at shot put and discus, and playing on two separate women’s football teams. She played for Fémina Sports from 1917 until 1919, and for Olympique de Paris from 1920 to 1926. Both teams were based in Paris. She also played on the French women’s national team. She was refused license renewal by the Fédération Française sportive Féminine (FFSF – French Women’s Athletic Federation) amid complaints of her bisexual lifestyle and was therefore barred from participating in the 1928 Summer Olympics. The agency cited her lack of morals, especially in light of the fact that one of her lovers, Raoul Paoli, made public her bisexuality. Paoli had recently left Morris after she had initially decided to undergo an elective mastectomy in order to fit into racing cars more easily. At the end of December 1935, Morris was recruited by the Sicherheitsdienst(Security Service), a wing of the infamous SS of Nazi Germany. She was invited, with honor, to attend the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin at the personal behest of Adolf Hitler. She was killed along a country road by members of a French resistance group on 26 April 1944, at the age of 51, while out driving with friends who were also collaborators.

1915, UK – Birth date of British actor Hugh Paddick  (August 22, 1915 – November 9, 2000)  in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. He was an English actor whose most notable role was in the 1960s BBC radio show Round the Horne, in sketches such as “Charles and Fiona” (as Charles) and “Julian and Sandy” (as Julian). Both he and Kenneth Williams are largely responsible for introducing the underground language polari to the British public. Paddick was gay and lived for over thirty years with his partner Francis. The two men were keen gardeners at their west London home. He was distantly related to Brian Paddick, Britain’s first openly gay police commander. Paddick died in Milton KeynesBuckinghamshire in November 2000, aged 85.

1927 – James Kirkwood Jr.  (August 22, 1924 – April 21, 1989) is born in Los Angeles. He was an American playwright, author and actor. In 1976 he received the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the Broadway hit A Chorus Line.

August 22, 1962

An early form of karaoke is introduced at the Radio Show at Earl’s Court in London, England. A new machine allows the integration of voice to guitars, tapes and even radio, making it possible to sing and play along with records.

1965 – David Peter Reimer is born (August 22, 1965 – May 4, 2004). He was a Canadian man born biologically male but  who was reassigned as female by Dr. John Money after his penis was destroyed in infancy by a botched circumcision. He committed suicide in 2004. In 955, Money (1921-2006), a sexologist and psychologist, introduced the concept of ‘gender role’ into the transsexual debate. Money later was heavily criticized over Reimer’s suicide. David Reimer, an identical twin, was mutilated at 8-months old in a botched circumcision and then surgically reassigned by Money and raised as a girl. But he never felt female on the inside (even though his parents followed Money’s advice and hid the fact of his birth sex from him), despite Money’s claims to the contrary. His life, especially at school, was sheer hell because others never really perceived him to be a girl either, despite his girl drag. By age 16, Reimer underwent a second reassignment at his own insistence so that he could live as the boy he knew himself to be. In the meantime, however, Money had convinced the medical establishment and the lay public, despite growing evidence to the contrary in his “girl” twin, that babies could be arbitrarily assigned a gender with no psychological consequences. Today, still, five children a day are surgically “corrected” at birth because of this one “case study” and Money’s defense of his handling of David’s life. With the help of Drs. Milton Diamond and H.K. Sigmundson, Reimer would finally tell the medical establishment the truth about his life in 1997 in the Archives of Adolescent and Pediatric Medicine, [“Sex reassignment at birth. Long-term review and clinical implications” Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, Mar 1997; 151: 298 – 304.], challenging the firmly established medical and popular myth that gender was mostly a function of nurture rather than nature. Later that year, Reimer would work with author John Colapinto to tell his story to the lay public, first under a pseudonym, in Rolling Stone

1966 – The National Planning Conference of Homophile Organizations met in San Francisco. It was the first national convention of gay and lesbian organizations, and its name would later be changed to the North American Conference of Homophile Organizations.

August 22, 1970

Anne Murray‘s “Snowbird” enters Billboard’s Hot 100 on its way to a million seller, marking the first time in history that an American Gold record was awarded to a solo Canadian female.

Elton John signed with UNI, a division of MCA Records.

August 22, 1971

Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul & Mary and Joan Baez were at the Odeon Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1972 – John Wojtowicz and Sal Naturale attempted to rob the Chase Manhattan Bank in Brooklyn to get money for Wojtowicz’s lover’s sex change operation. Naturale was shot to death. The incident became the subject of the 1975 movie “Dog Day Afternoon” with Al Pacino. Wojtowicz was sentenced to 20 years.

1980

Queen performed at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1983 – Organizers of a Washington march, marking the 20th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, announce that no representatives from gay or lesbian rights groups will be allowed to speak. A group of lesbians and gay men stage a sit-in at the organizers’ office in response. Bayard Rustin, an openly gay man, was one of the primary organizers of the 1963 March.

1987

the usa song charts:

“Who’s That Girl” by Madonna became her sixth number one and 13th consecutive Top 10 song.  The track was from the soundtrack album of the motion picture of same name.

At five “I Want Your Sex” by George Michael,

1996

In an interview publishes by the St Petersburg Times (Florida, not Russia), openly gay Rep. Barney Frank said the outing of hypocrites was justified.

Gov. Kirk Fordice of Mississippi signs an executive order banning same-sex marriage.

The North Charleston, South Carolina, City Council revoked the license of a health club for gay and bisexual men on the grounds that it was a sexually oriented business.

1998

 Hundreds picket at the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church to protest the Truth In Love newspaper ad campaign which claimed gays and lesbians can be “cured” by becoming Christians. The church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a major player in spreading hatred for the gay community.

Elton John, playing the second of two shows at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, is joined on stage by comedian Jim Carrey. They perform “Rocket Man” as a duet.

2001

U.S. Census figures showed that same-sex couples head nearly 600,000 homes in U.S., with gay or lesbian couple in nearly every county.

2007

Queen‘s guitarist Brian May was awarded a doctorate in Astronomy, 36 years after starting his thesis. May, who abandoned his studies to pursue a career in music, was told of his success after taking a three-hour exam to discuss his work. The 60-year-old, who handed in his 48,000-word tome earlier in the month, said: “You can call me Dr. May!”

2021

https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/with-9-words-tim-cook-just-explained-biggest-problem-with-facebook.htmlWith 9 Words, Tim Cook Just Explained the Biggest Problem With Facebook | Inc.comIt’s about the paradox of privacy and digital technology.

https://www.rmotoday.com/lifestyle-news/romanias-lgbt-community-sees-gains-ongoing-rights-struggle-4243158Romania’s LGBT community sees gains, ongoing rights struggle – RMOToday.comBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The last person jailed for being gay in Romania walked free in 1998. The country decriminalized homosexuality three years after that, in 2001, while reforming its laws to qualify for membership in the European Union.www.rmotoday.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/nbc-out-proud/tokyo-paralympic-games-welcomes-record-number-lgbtq-athletes-rcna1732Tokyo Paralympic Games welcomes record number of LGBTQ athletes<p>When the 2020 Paralympics kick off on Aug. 24, there will be at least <a href=”https://www.outsports.com/2021/8/16/22623849/lgbtq-paralympics-out-athletes-towww.nbcnews.com

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/08/21/gdansk-czestochowa-polands-lgbtq-marches-had-heavy-police-guard/Gdańsk & Częstochowa Poland’s LGBTQ marches had heavy police guardIn Gdańsk officials estimated there were approximately 3,500 participants protected by nearly 1,000 uniformed police & security forces.www.losangelesblade.com

cited sources

Today in LGBT History – August 22 | Ronni Sanlo

Daily Elvis: August 22

July 29 for LGBTQ2

July 29, 1960

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rejected proposals that it set up specific controls over radio and TV programs.

1972

Honky Chateau by Elton John  was the #1 LP on the USA charts

July 29, 1977

Barbra Streisand collected another #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “My Heart Belongs To Me”.

on the pop charts  “Looks Like We Made It” by Barry Manilow slid to 3.  Barbra Streisand edged up to 4 with “My Heart Belongs To Me”.

on the USA LP chart Streisand Superman by Barbra Streisand came in third,

1978

“Macho Man”, a song that extols the virtues of working out, becomes Village People‘s first Billboard chart entry. It will top out at #25.

“Songbird” from Barbra Streisand was the new #1 song on the Adult Contemporary chart.

The film soundtrack to Grease featuring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John went to No.1 on the US album chart.

1980

David Bowie made his theatrical debut when he opened in the title role of “Elephant Man.”

1981

As an alternative to Prince Charles and Lady Diana’s nuptials, Ian Dury And The Blockheads play a pair of London concerts that they dub Not the Royal Wedding.

1983

1983

Donna Summer moved to #1 on the R&B chart with “She Works Hard For The Money”.

1990

Elton John checked into a suburban Chicago clinic to cure bulimia and an addiction problem. He will take over a year off from touring and recording, but when he returns he will top the US chart with a re-issue of his 1974 hit, “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”.

1993

an anonymous collector from St. Louis paid about $270,000 for Elton John’s collection of 48,000 records at an auction in London. The same collector bought John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics for “I Am the Walrus” for $60,000.

1996

Celine Dion released her single “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now”.

1997

The Spice Girls released the single “2 Become 1” in the United States.

2010

Ellen DeGeneres announced she was leaving the judge’s panel on “American Idol” after just one season because she said it was hard for her to judge people and sometimes hurt their feelings.

July 26 for LGBTQ2

July 26. 1963

Bob Dylan and Joan Baez performed together at the Newport Folk Festival, and Peter, Paul and Mary also helped usher in the three-day event.

July 26. 1971

Aretha Franklin released the single “Spanish Harlem”.

1975

Olivia Newton-John remained at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for a third week with “Please Mr. Please”. and 4 on the pop chart

 Elton John moved from 15-8 with “Someone Saved My Life Tonight”,

Elton John’s album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy was #4.

\1980

April Wine, the Scorpions, Rainbow and Judas Priest headlined the Monsters of Rock Festival in Donington Park, England.

1986

 Madonna moved from 12-6 with “Papa Don’t Preach

Whitney Houston’s self-titled album was 7

2000

The Beastie Boys postponed their tour with Rage Against the Machine due to Mike D.’s shoulder injury incurred July 22 in a bicycle accident.

2006

The final edition of Top Of The Pops was recorded at BBC Television Centre in London.   The show was co-hosted by yet to be charged with sex crime against children: Sir Jimmy Savile, the first presenter of the show.  The Rolling Stones, who were the first band to appear on the show in 1964 performed, as did Madonna, Beyonce, the Spice Girls, Wham and Robbie Williams.

2011

Ford became the first major auto manufacturer to announce plans to ditch the CD player in favor of a USB port. A company spokesperson said “The in-car CD player, much like pay telephones, is destined to fade away in the face of exciting new technology.” GM and Chrysler would follow in 2015, although the devices were still available on some models. CD players have been estimated to cost auto makers about $30 to install.

2015

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, died almost six months after being found unconscious in her bathtub.

2016

A group of 40 or so Broadway stars takes the stage on Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to sing “What the World Needs Now Is Love” in support of gun control legislation. These stars are part a group called Broadway For Orlando that was put together to record the song in honor of victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting on June 12, when 49 people were killed.

2018

The Broadway musical Head Over Heels, an Elizabethan farce inspired by the music of The Go-Go’s, premieres at the Hudson Theatre in New York City.

2021

the end of sports for women – and raises questions for The Gay Games and Out Games, which were our sports events owing to being excluded from the olympics..

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/first-openly-transgender-olympians-are-competing-tokyo-rcna1507First openly transgender Olympians are competing in TokyoThe International Olympic Committee has allowed transgender athletes to participate at the Olympics since 2004, but until this year, none had done so openly.www.nbcnews.com


A history of Olympic gender scandals – Flashbakhttps://flashbak.com › a-history-of-olympic-gender-sca…

May 29, 2012 — In 1967, Poland’s Ewa Klobukowska became the first woman to fail a ‘gender‘ test and was subsequently banned. She had won a gold medal at the …
Sex testing and the Olympics: myths, rumours and …https://www.theguardian.com › the-h-word › aug › sex-…

Aug. 2, 2012 — Take the most famous case of gender fraud: Dora/Heinrich Ratjen, the German high-jumper who competed at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games and was …
List of Olympic Games scandals and controversies – Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › List_of_Olympic_Gam..

The Olympic Games is a major international multi-sport event. During its history, both the Summer and Winter Games have been a subject of many scandals, …

no just anyone can not be an elite athlete… just not like everyone has creative talent.

this just means not only heterosexuals get to do and be things

https://abc11.com/tokyo-2021-summer-games-lgbtq-athletes-olympics-transgender/10910694/‘It proves anybody can do it’: Record number of LGBTQ+, transgender athletes participate in 2021 Tokyo Summer Games – ABC11 Raleigh-DurhamThe 2021 Olympic Summer Games are making history with a record number of LBGTQ+ athletes including two transgender competitors.abc11.com

https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-homicides-transgender-women-tameka-washington-dominique-fells-20210726.htmlNorth Philadelphia man sentenced to at least 20 years for killing transgender advocateThe office is also prosecuting Akhenaton T. Jones, 37, who was arrested in February in Los Angeles and charged with killing Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells, a 27-year-old transgender woman.www.inquirer.com

https://www.webmd.com/hiv-aids/news/20210726/should-deferrals-be-lifted-gay-blood-donorsShould Deferrals Be Lifted for Gay Blood Donors?For years, men who have sex with men have faced extra restrictions if they tried to donate blood. A study now underway may lead to a shift in policy.www.webmd.com

yes, we all bleed the same red blood…

https://genius.com/a/dababy-brings-out-tory-lanez-makes-comments-about-hiv-gay-men-dodges-a-shoe-at-rolling-loudDaBaby Brings Out Tory Lanez, Makes Comments About HIV & Gay Men, & Dodges A Shoe At Rolling LoudHe faced backlash on several fronts over the weekend.genius.com

former VP Pence was his biggest fan

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/tom-daley-gay-man-olympic-champion-diving_n_60feb824e4b00c1de0a3f734Diver Tom Daley Wins Gold: ‘I Am A Gay Man And Also An Olympic Champion’ | HuffPostDaley, who paired with Matty Lee to win the 10-meter synchronized platform for Britain, delivered a powerful message to LGBTQ fans.www.huffpost.com

https://www.autostraddle.com/my-unorthodox-life-netflix-review-bisexual-erasure/My Orthodox Life Bisexual and Ex-Orthodox ErasureWe all — Ex-Orthodox, Orthodox, and bisexual — deserve better from Netflix’s My Orthodox Life than the perpetuation of misconceptions about our identities.www.autostraddle.com

for the media attention? like how many minutes to replace him with an other man instead of saying women go for women because of bad men..

https://metro.co.uk/2021/07/26/love-island-2021-georgia-wishes-she-was-bisexual-after-hugo-dumping-14988196/Love Island 2021: Georgia ‘wishes she was bisexual’ after Hugo dumping | Metro NewsThe 28-year-old was dumped from the Island after Hugo Hammond’s dramatic speech picking Chloe Burrows and hitting out at Toby Aromolaran.metro.co.uk

https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2021/07/24/bryce-hall-bisexual/Fans think Bryce Hall is bisexual after TikTok star is spotted kissing Ari AguirreFans think Bryce Hall is bisexual after TikTok star is spotted kissing Ari Aguirre. This comes weeks after he made a video kissing 10 guys.www.hitc.com

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-queens-dave-lesbian-bar-astoria-popup-20210725-z5z4gjgfufbphkte7rc6doyqbe-story.htmlNYC woman works toward creating lesbian bar one pop-up at a time – New York Daily NewsAn Astoria native is rallying the local lesbian and queer community with monthly pop-ups in hopes to garner buzz and support for the neighborhood’s first lesbian-owned bar.www.nydailynews.com

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/26/us/sally-miller-gearhart-dead.htmlSally Miller Gearhart, Lesbian Writer and Activist, Dies at 90 – The New York TimesShe fought anti-gay policies alongside Harvey Milk, wrote influential books, including science fiction, and founded a women-only refuge in the woods.www.nytimes.com

who needs articles when there’s headlines?

words and actions across headlines

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/amazon-workers-petition-two-quit-over-anti-lgbtq-book-sales-n1273870Amazon workers petition and two quit over anti-LGBTQ book salesFed up Amazon workers petition and quit over anti-LGBTQ book saleswww.nbcnews.com

see also

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/29/why-workplace-equality-is-key-for-lgbtq-equality.htmlWhy workplace equality is key for LGBTQ equalityIn the United States, the struggle for LGBTQ rights has often revolved around employers and business owners discriminating against LGBTQ people.www.cnbc.com

lesbian space, not women space – words are being lost

https://www.utoronto.ca/news/u-t-study-looks-how-toronto-s-lgbtq-spaces-were-impacted-pandemicU of T study looks at how Toronto’s LGBTQ spaces were impacted by the pandemicA University of Toronto study is shining a spotlight on how the city’s LGBTQ community is being disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.www.utoronto.ca

representation matters

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/16/1016801763/lgbtq-characters-got-more-movie-screen-time-in-2020-glaad-study-findsNew Study Finds LGBTQ Characters Got More Screen Time In 2020 Movies : NPRThe advocacy group just released its annual film survey, which found the percentage of LGBTQ characters of color also increased. But it still cited issues with lack of transgender representation.www.npr.org

and around the world; lives those words describe

https://www.devex.com/news/opinion-the-humanitarian-sector-is-failing-lgbtq-survivors-of-conflict-100356Opinion: The humanitarian sector is failing LGBTQ survivors of conflictDespite global commitments to inclusion, humanitarian support for queerness and queer activism is failing members of the LGBTQ community in conflict and crisis areas.www.devex.com

https://www.aljazeera.com/podcasts/2021/7/16/the-killing-of-samuel-outrages-spains-lgbtq-communityThe killing of Samuel Luiz outrages Spain’s LGBTQ community | LGBTQ News | Al JazeeraFollowing the death of Samuel Luiz, members of the LGBTQ community in Spain are asking for the law to protect them.www.aljazeera.com

Lest We Forget says laws against demographics is the problem.

and it is an imaginary thing to be bothered that non heteros exist

https://www.rferl.org/a/hungary-orban-lgbt-eu/31361695.htmlHungarian PM Says EU Action On LGBT Rights Amounts To ‘Legal Hooliganism’The legal action launched against Hungary by the European Commission over measures it said discriminated against LGBT people amounts to “legal hooliganism” and is “shameful,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on July 16.www.rferl.org

https://www.rt.com/news/528354-slovenia-eu-lgbt-hungary/Slovenian PM says EU’s ‘imaginary values’ could trigger ‘collapse’ of bloc, amid Hungary LGBT row — RT World NewsSlovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa has condemned the EU’s western states for imposing “imaginary European values” without respecting local cultures. Jansa supports Hungary in its fight against LGBT content in schools and TV.www.rt.com

https://thehill.com/policy/international/europe/563413-euopean-commission-takes-legal-action-against-hungary-poland-forEuopean Commission takes legal action against Hungary, Poland for LGBT policies | TheHillThe European Commission on Thursday announced it will take legal action against Hungary and Poland for recently enacted anti-LGBT policies.thehill.com

a war of words. to war

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/563242-wyoming-bar-sold-t-shirts-bragging-about-shooting-lgbtq-peopleWyoming bar sold t-shirts about shooting LGBT people | TheHillA Wyoming motorcycle bar has reportedly decided to stop the sale of a shirt it carried that bragged about shooting members of the LGBT community, and included use of a homophobic slur, according to the thehill.com

MEANWHILE: why is this so difficult?

Lufthansa Group’s airlines — which include Lufthansa, Eurowings and Brussels Airlines — have historically welcomed travelers on board by referring to them as “ladies and gentlemen.”
In a statement, the airline said that on future flights travelers will be referred to as “guests,” or simply greeted with a cheerful: “Good morning here on board.”

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/lufthansa-gender-neutral-language/index.htmlLufthansa switches to gender-neutral plane greetings | CNN TravelEurope’s largest airline group, Lufthansa, announces plans to move away from greeting travelers as “ladies and gentleman” to gender-neutral welcome language.www.cnn.com

July 15 for LGBTQ2

1967

On the Lp Charts at three: the Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music”

1972

Elton John lands his first #1 album in America as Honky Chateau blasts to the top thanks to the hit “Rocket Man.” and remains there five weeks His next five albums also enter that orbit, going to #1.  toppling the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street.

at # six USA charts:  Elton John’s “Rocket Man”

July 15, 1974

Elton John signed a new recording contract with MCA that would pay him $8 million for his next five albums.

1978

 ABBA remained at 3 with “Take A Chance On Me” 

1985

Wham released “Freedom”.

1995

Sinead O’Connor announced that she would not perform at Lollapalooza because she was pregnant.

2002

VH1 confirmed that it was working on a reality TV show that would follow Liza Minnelli.

2003

Lisa Marie Presley performed an acoustic version of her new single “Sinking In” on “Live with Regis and Kelly.”

2012

Queen were crowned top of the patriotic pops in a survey of 100,000 music fans. The band’s anthem We Are The Champions was named number one by fans who were asked what song made them proud to be British. The track, which got to number two in 1977, picked up 13,000 votes in the survey carried out among users of the Lucky Voice website. It was followed by the Oasis hit Wonderwall which was nominated by 11,000 karaoke singers and then Let It Be by The Beatles which got 10,000 votes. Elton John’s Candle In The Wind and London Calling by The Clash rounded off the top five.

2021

https://www.shape.com/lifestyle/sex-and-love/how-i-came-out-bisexual-polyamorous-sex-therapistWhy It Took Me Until Age 32 to Live Fully As My Polyamorous, Bisexual Self | ShapeA sex therapist shares her personal journey towards accepting her sexuality and relationship orientation, and explores why it was so difficult even as a sex therapist and growing up in a sex-positive, accepting home. Read about her journey and how to explore our own sexuality.www.shape.com

Loki was Thor’s buddy

https://www.out.com/television/2021/7/14/so-will-loki-get-male-love-interest-season-2So Will Loki Get a Male Love Interest in Season 2?Director Kate Herron discusses what could be on the horizon for our fave bisexual trickster god.www.out.com

so a nonbinary category is needed, like there needs to be more sport categories and public bathrooms

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/14/1015863360/nonbinary-gender-neutral-emmy-awards-oscars-tonys-mj-rodriguez-asia-kate-dillonNonbinary Performers Say Gendered Award Categories Ignore Their Identity : NPRThere’s a growing call for entertainment award categories to no longer be split by gender. Some nonbinary performers say these gendered divisions erase their identity.www.npr.org

https://www.accessonline.com/videos/jojo-siwa-tells-demi-lovato-about-her-gay-awakeningJoJo Siwa Tells Demi Lovato About Her ‘Gay Awakening’ | AccessJoJo Siwa is opening up about being part of the LGBTQ+ community. She joined Demi Lovato on their podcast, “4D with Demi Lovato,” and explained how the “Cool For the Summer” singer played a part in her realizing who she truly was. “I think I realized that my very first gay awakening was Jenna Dewan’s performance on ‘Lip Sync Battle,’ I think that was one of them,” she said. “But do you remember your dancer, her name is JoJo Gomez, and you did ‘Cool for the Summer’ together? I remember seeing that and just being a little too interested.” Although, JoJo started dating her current girlfriend, Kylie Prew, in January they waited to go public with their relationship. “The only thing that held me back from telling the world right away was my girlfriend’s family and my girlfriend because I wanted to make sure she was ready,” she told Demi.Show Morewww.accessonline.com

that still means no lesbian spaces

https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/ct-food-drink-lesbian-gay-bars-evolving-queer-lgbtq-chicago-20210715-275673b33vco3fa36gg5loujri-story.htmlChicago lesbian bars aren’t dying, but becoming queer-inclusive – Chicago TribuneChicago queer bars like Nobody’s Darling in Andersonville and pop-ups like Peach Presents parties are evolving beyond lesbian and gay bars of the past.www.chicagotribune.com

July 13 for LGBTQ2

1973

Queen released their self-titled debut album on EMI Records.

1974

Elton John started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with his eighth studio release, ‘Caribou’, and his third No.1 album. The album contained the singles, ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’, and ‘The Bitch Is Back’.

On the usa charts, Elton John moved from 25-6 with “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”,

# 6 “On And On” from Gladys Knight & the Pips,
#8 , Anne Murray edged up with “You Won’t See Me”

Caribou by Elton John took over as the #1 album after debuting at #5 in its first week. 

at seven Diamond Dogs from David Bowie

1980

singer Bryan Ferry collapsed in France from a kidney infection. The remainder of a European tour by his group, “Roxy Music,” was cancelled.

1985

At 12.01 Status Quo started the Live Aid extravaganza, held between Wembley Stadium, London and The JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. The cream of the world’s biggest rock stars took part in the worldwide event, raising over £40million. TV pictures beamed to over 1.5bn people in 160 countries made it the biggest live broadcast ever known. Artists who appeared included Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, The Who, U2, David Bowie and Mick Jagger, Queen, Tina Turner, The Cars, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Bryan Adams, Hall and Oates, Lionel Richie and Led Zeppelin.

George Michael sang lead vocals to Elton John’s performance of “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” at the Live Aid Concert. Andrew Ridgeley was also on stage and performed background vocals.

In November 2004, the concert was released on DVD worldwide.

Tears for Fears bow out of performing at Live Aid, Bob Geldof’s star-studded charity concert for famine relief in Africa, after two members of their band quit. The group donates concert funds to the cause, but feels the weight of Geldof’s disapproval. TFF’s Roland Orzabal says, “He made us feel very guilty. All those millions of people dying, it was all our fault. I felt terrible. I tell you, I know how Hitler must have felt.”  Blogger Nina notes – Hitler had no problem with masses dying, that was his idea.

David Bowie and Mick Jagger debut their video for “Dancing in the Street” at Live Aid. Bowie also performs “Heroes” at Wembley Stadium.

Piggybacking on Live Aid, top Australian acts play a benefit concert in Sydney called Oz For Africa. INXSLittle River Band and Men At Work are all on the bill.

Elton John re-signed with MCA Records in America, his five-album deal being worth $8 million, the biggest advance in history at the time.

Madonna is featured in Penthouse magazine with pictures lifted from a soft-core porn film she had made years earlier. Most of these photos had already been published in Spin magazine.

1986

Joan Baez closed Toronto’s Mariposa Folk Festival, then appeared barefoot at a news conference. She said that the recent Amnesty International benefit concerts had overcome her usual state of being cynical about all-star events.

1987

Madonna donated the US$400,000 proceeds from a Madison Square Garden concert to the American Foundation for AIDS Research.

1995

Sony announces that it has accepted a $40 million buyout of George Michael’s contract, following the singer’s request. The company would retain the rights to his back catalog, a greatest hits album and would receive 3% of retail sales of his next two albums.  Michael then signed with David Geffen’s new Dreamworks label in North America, and with Virgin Records for the rest of the world. In 1994, Michael lost a bid to break his multi-album contract with Sony, which he claimed amounted to “professional slavery.”

1993

at 6 on the LP Chart: Tracy Chapman’s New Beginning

Celine Dion at 8 with Falling Into You

2008

Joan Jett plays a murder victim on the “Reunion” episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Her character hosts a show called Rock ‘n Talk before she meets her demise.

2021

there is no one way to be hetero or gay or lesbians or bi or even trans, so nonbinary is an expression of intergenerational redefining

https://time.com/6079326/nonbinary-lgbtq-youth/Survey: 1 in 4 LGBTQ Youth Identifies As Nonbinary | TimeNew research released Monday by the nonprofit the Trevor Project found that over one in four (26%) LGBTQ youth identify as nonbinary.time.com

demonstrating there is two kinds of nonbinary, just like binary

https://www.out.com/celebs/2021/7/13/15-shirtless-nonbinary-and-trans-masc-celebs-quench-your-thirst15 Shirtless Nonbinary and Trans Masc Celebs to Quench Your ThirstThank god it’s summer!www.out.com

July 12 for LGBTQ2

July 12, 1970

Janis Joplin debuted with her new group, the Full Tilt Boogie Band, before 4,000 people in Louisville, Kentucky. Less than three months later, she would be dead from a heroin overdose.

1971

13,000 people packed the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh to see the first authorized staging of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The work was the brainchild of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice and made its debut as a record album, which became the top seller of 1971. Scores of unlicensed concert productions sprang up in the U.S. in the wake of the album’s success, so Webber and Rice came up with their own concert and theatrical versions, one of which opened on Broadway in October 1971.

1975

Elton John’s song “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” rose from 51 to 25 on this date.

Olivia Newton-John had control of the Adult Contemporary chart with “Please Mr. Please”.

the end of disco:

1979

Chicago disc jockey Steve Dahl held the infamous Disco Demolition between games of a baseball doubleheader at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Dahl burned Disco records brought by fans who received discount admission. Some of those fans decided to start their own fires and a mini-riot ensued, forcing the White Sox to forfeit the second game.

1980

Olivia Newton-John and the Electric Light Orchestra had the UK No.1 single with ‘Xanadu’, taken from the film of the same name. It gave Olivia Newton-John her third UK No.1 single.

1986

 Howard Jones on his way down with “No One Is To Blame”,

Culture Club lead singer Boy George was charged in London with possession of heroin. Following raids earlier in the week, four people, including the singer’s brother, Kevin O’Dowd, were charged with conspiring to supply Boy George (born George O’Dowd) with the drug. Boy George, who said he was under treatment for heroin addiction, was later fined $500.

1994

thousands of people gathered in New York’s Times Square as the finale of Barbra Steisand’s Madison Square Garden concert was shown live on a huge TV screen. Her closing number was “Somewhere” from “West Side Story.”

2003

After coming out as gay and leaving the leather metal band, Rob Halford of Judas Priest announced he had rejoined the group for their first album and tour in 13 years.

2021

heteros including LGB and T.. not LGBT merging into one, which it is distinct subcultures under each letter

https://newsday.co.tt/2021/07/12/towards-an-lgbt-inclusive-society/Towards an LGBT-inclusive societyJARREL DE MATAS JUNE, amongst other things, celebrated Pride Month. Thirty days dedicated to raising awareness, promoting equal rights and celebrating diversity. But 30 days aren’t enough. Recognition of diversity should be year-round. The moment I set foot on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus I was greeted by a huge banner that read: “Building … Continue reading Towards an LGBT-inclusive societynewsday.co.tt

Laws against demographics – sexual minorities, women, arts and science are all Lest We Forget indicators.

https://theowp.org/eu-leaders-confront-hungarys-leadership-over-new-anti-lgbt-law/EU Leaders Confront Hungary’s Leadership Over New Anti-LGBT Law – The Organization for World PeaceOn June 24th, European Union leaders confronted Prime Minister Viktor Orban over Hungary’s new anti-LGBTQ law, stressing their commitment to defending all human rights. According to Reuters, …theowp.org

Goes to harvard for the guy, and end up with the rival girl? when do we get that movie?

https://www.vogue.com/article/legally-blonde-oral-history-original-queer-endingWait. ‘Legally Blonde’ Originally Had a Queer Ending? | VogueElle is perhaps the nicest, smartest version of the hot-girl trope that I had presented to me in the early aughts, and if I’d gotten to absorb a version of her that was queer like me, well…honestly, I might have become too powerful.www.vogue.com

https://www.queerty.com/bathe-last-great-performance-one-first-openly-queer-stars-20210711Bathe in the last great performance by one of the first openly queer stars / Queerty“My game leg is startin’ to talk to me…www.queerty.com

July 11 for LGBTQ2

July 11, 1959

Joan Baez made her first recording. It was a duet with Bob Gibson which was recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival.

1964

“People” by Barbra Streisand remained #1 for the third week on the Adult chart.

July 11, 1969

‘Space Oddity’ by David Bowie was released in the UK for the first time. It was timed to coincide with the Apollo moon landing but had to be re-released before it became a hit, later in the year in the UK (but not until 1973 in the US). Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the songs ‘Ashes to Ashes’, ‘Hallo Spaceboy’ and possibly the music video for ‘Blackstar’.

The soundtrack to the 1969 Woodstock concert becomes the first triple-disc album to top the Billboard chart.

1981

“Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes, which was #1 for five weeks before slipping to #2, was #1 again for the third straight week, making a total of eight. 

1987

Whitney Houston had song # 5 with “I Wanna’ Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)”. 

1995

George Michael signs a two-album deal split among two labels: Virgin in the UK and Dreamworks SKG in America. As part of the deal, Sony Records is paid $40 million to release Michael from his contract; after releasing his 1990 album Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, he refused to record for the label and filed a lawsuit seeking release from his contract, which he lost.

1998

MTV premiered the special “Beastiography” about the Beastie Boys.

2003

AOL Music’s “First View” began ‘airing’ the worldwide exclusive premiere of Lisa Marie Presley’s video for the single “Sinking In.”

2021

https://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2021/07/11/1971s-we-demand-letter-kicked-off-a-50-year-fight-for-gay-rights-heres-what-lgbtq-people-are-fighting-for-today.html1971’s ‘We Demand’ letter kicked off a 50-year fight for gay rights. Here’s what LGBTQ people are fighting for today | The StarOn Aug. 28, 1971, more than 100 people affiliated with Toronto Gay Action went to Parliament Hill to demonstrate and demand equality.www.thestar.com

how did they not hear how that was going to sound?

https://www.outinperth.com/san-francisco-gay-mens-chorus-under-fire-for-satirical-video/San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus under fire for satirical video | OUTInPerth | LGBTQIA+ News and CultureThe legendary San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus is under-fire for a satirical video and song they posted, with some people sending death threats to the choir.www.outinperth.com

https://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20210711/anti-gay-laws-cost-caribbean-millionsAnti-gay laws cost Caribbean millions | Lead Stories | Jamaica GleanerThirty-five years ago, David Swanson, then a 26-year-old marketing executive, and his new boyfriend, Chris, decided to take their first holiday together in the Caribbean. They chose Jamaica. Barring the rainy weather over the first three days, the…jamaica-gleaner.com

Biological limitations are reality

https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/entertainment/Meet-21-year-old-bisexual-who-wants-to-birth-two-daughters-1304893Meet 21-year-old bisexual who wants to birth two daughtersAwudu Inusah known popularly as Dollar has disclosed that he would want to have two daughters by 23, however, he will never allow them to be a part of LGBTQ+ community.www.ghanaweb.com

movies are simple versions of life

https://www.yourtango.com/2021342989/came-out-bisexual-all-girls-school-nothing-like-moviesI Came Out As Bisexual At An All-Girls School — And It Was Nothing Like The Movies | YourTangoGoing To An All-girls School Opens Up A Lot Of Doors, But Not Always The Ones You Want.www.yourtango.com

because it is queerbaiting and not representing

https://wegotthiscovered.com/tv/marvel-executive-on-loki-being-bisexual-its-not-a-big-deal/Marvel VP Says Loki Being Bisexual Is Not A Big DealLoki coming out as bisexual is “not a big deal,” according to one Marvel executive.wegotthiscovered.com

https://www.autostraddle.com/quiz-which-lesbian-tv-trope-are-you/Quiz: Which Lesbian TV Trope Are You? | AutostraddleWould you prefer to Hide Your Lesbians or to Bury Your Gays? This quiz will let you know where you fit in to the wonderful world of Lesbian and Bisexual TV Tropes.www.autostraddle.com

meanwhile

https://www.rferl.org/a/georgia-cameraman-dies-lgbt-violence/31352703.htmlGeorgian TV Cameraman Dies, Was Injured Amid Anti-LGBT ViolenceA Georgian TV cameraman who was among dozens of journalists attacked by a right-wing mob during a melee aimed at LGBT campaigners has died. www.rferl.org

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3140626/chinese-social-media-shutdown-lgbt-student-groups-highlightsChinese LGBT shutdown ‘may be result of backlash against Western influence’The decision to close dozen of student groups’ WeChat accounts may be linked to wider tensions with the West and a new focus on traditional values.www.scmp.com

July 9 for LGBTQ2

July 9, 1971

David Bowie started recording sessions at Trident Studios in London, for what would become the concept album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. The character of Ziggy was initially inspired by British rock ‘n’ roll singer Vince Taylor, whom Bowie met after Taylor had had a breakdown and believed himself to be a cross between a god and an alien.

1977

Barry Manilow was up to 3 with “Looks Like We Made It”

Barbra Streisand had her 23rd hit but only her fifth Top 10 with “My Heart Belongs To Me”.

1979

The Pretenders began a tour of the U.K. at the Smartyz in Chester, England.

1981

The second Broadway revival of “Fiddler on the Roof” opened at Lincoln Center’s New York State Theater.1983

Culture Club fell to number 7 with “Time (Clock Of The Heart)

Wham! went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut release ‘Fantastic!’, which went on to spend 116 weeks on the chart.

On the US Lp charts ,David Bowie at 5 with Let’s Dance,

1986

Queen performed at St. James’ Park in Newcastle uponTyne, England.

1988

 Faith from George Michael was hanging around at 3  on the US LP charts

 the Soundtrack to “Dirty Dancing” was #4.

Sade’s fine album Stronger Than Pride was 8, Tracy Chapman’s debut was beginning to be discovered at #9 and More Dirty Dancing from the movie was #10.

1994

Elton John moved into the Top 10 with “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”, his 60th career hit and 26th Top 10 song.

1999

Elton John had a pacemaker fitted in an operation at a London hospital following reports about his ill health. Sir Elton was forced to cancel a series of concerts.

2001

The Backstreet Boys temporarily stopped their “Black & Blue World Tour 2001.” The tour had to be put on hold because A.J. McLean entered a treatment center for depression and alcohol abuse. The tour resumed on August 24th.

2004

David Bowie was forced to cancel a string of European shows after emergency heart surgery. The 57 year-old singer had an operation last month in Germany, where he was on tour, to treat “an acutely blocked artery”. The star’s cancellation last month of 11 European dates was originally attributed to a shoulder injury.

2013

Elton John told the British tabloid The Sun that he considered himself lucky to be alive after unknowingly battling appendicitis. The Rocket Man played through the pain during a series of concerts before seeking medical attention. He told the press, “I’m lucky to be alive. I was a ticking time bomb. I guess I could have died at any time.

2021

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/528739-eu-hungary-lgbtq-law/The EU-Hungary row over an anti-LGBTQ law is a clash of cultures that underpins why European integration will never work — RT Op-edHungary’s controversial law banning the promotion of homosexuality to minors is none of the EU’s business, and Brussels’ attempts to interfere in its internal affairs with a sense of moral superiority is akin to neo-colonialism.www.rt.com

meanwhile in canada

https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/qmunity-1190-burrard-street-vancouver-social-housing-tower-approvedCity Council approves LGBTQ community centre and social housing tower on Davie Street | UrbanizedA 17-storey, mass timber, Passive House tower at 1190 Burrard Street in downtown Vancouver will have 154 social housing units and QMUNITY.dailyhive.com

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/kahsennenhawe-sky-deer-first-woman-chief-lgbtq-1.6092067Kahnawake’s first female, LGBTQ grand chief wants to focus on healing, unity | CBC NewsOver the weekend, Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, 41, became the first woman and first person who identifies as LGBTQ to be elected to the post, replacing former grand chief Joe Norton, who died last year.www.cbc.ca

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/queer-gay-calgary-south-asian-lgbtq-1.6093228More resources needed for LGBTQ South Asians ready to come out as gay, advocate says | CBC NewsDakshima Haputhanthri’s parents wondered if it was Canada that made their daughter gay. Trying to come to terms with the news, something had to be to blame.www.cbc.ca

July 8 for LGBTQ2

July 8, 1967

“Respect” from Aretha Franklin, spent its eighth week at the top on this date. 

1972

“Rocket Man” by Elton John, was number 7

July 8, 1974

David Bowie releases David Live, recorded at Tower Theater in Philadelphia. It is Bowie’s first official live album.

1978

ABBA had #3 with “Take A Chance On Me”.

, the Soundtrack to “Grease” at #9 on th eLP charts

1979

After signing with Island Records, the B-52s make their live debut at London’s Lyceum Ballroom.

1985

Playboy magazine runs a nude pictorial of Madonna, using black and white photos of her that were taken in 1977. Cover notes announced: Madonna Nude. Unlike a Virgin… for the very first time.

2004

David Bowie was forced to cancel several concerts after having emergency heart surgery. 

2006

Queen guitarist Brian May made a “substantial” donation to save hedgehogs from slaughter in the Outer Hebrides. Although the exact amount was not revealed it was said to be enough to pay for the rescue of hundreds of hedgehogs from the Uists, where Scottish Natural Heritage has been culling the animals for the past four years. May’s money would go towards funding cash rewards for islanders so hundreds more hedgehogs can be saved.

2021

with or without balancing women’s rights?

https://peoplesworld.org/article/spain-passes-transgender-equality-law-protests-engulf-country-after-homophobic-murder/Spain passes Transgender Equality Law; protests engulf country after homophobic murder – People’s World“They are rights, not wishes. It’s the law!” read the pink, blue, and white banner of the Communist Party of Spain as its members marched with the wider Unidas Podemos (Together We Can) coalition for Madrid’s Pride Parade this past Saturday.peoplesworld.org

Stress is a known harm to humans

and Discrimination from stress impacts hetero women and LGBTQ2

especially needless stress

https://www.healio.com/news/cardiology/20210708/aha-discrimination-stress-may-harm-transgender-cv-health-but-more-data-neededAHA: Discrimination, stress may harm transgender CV health, but more data neededData on how stigmatization stress responses and gender-affirming hormone therapies may impact the heart health of transgender and gender-diverse individuals are lacking, researchers reported.In a scientific statement published in Circulation, an American Heart Association writing group reviewed existing research on potential drivers and prevalence of CVD among transgender and gender-diversewww.healio.com

https://www.straight.com/living/gay-former-rugby-star-brennan-bastyovanszky-recharges-vancouver-roguesGay former rugby star Brennan Bastyovanszky recharges Vancouver Rogues | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment WeeklyThe gay and inclusive rugby team offers a welcome alternative to those who are opposed to the use of homophobic language in male contact sports.www.straight.com

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/07/07/three-people-arrested-in-connection-with-anti-gay-murder-in-spain/Three people arrested in connection with anti-gay murder in SpainSamuel Luiz Muñiz was killed in A Coruña on July 3www.losangelesblade.com

not surprised, hetero men are bothered by gay men and fetishize all women

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-politics-and-policy/lesbian-bisexual-women-successful-ballot-box-gay-men-study-finds-rcna1365Lesbian, bisexual women more successful at the ballot box than gay men, study finds<p>Last September, Marie Pinkney beat incumbent Delaware state Sen.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/125646724/dislike-ikeas-bisexual-couch-all-you-want-but-dont-confuse-hate-speech-with-free-speechDislike Ikea’s ‘bisexual couch’ all you want, but don’t confuse hate speech with free speech | Stuff.co.nzOPINION: This week, I received a rather unpleasant email, subject line: &quot;Depraved homosexuality promotion.&quot;www.stuff.co.nz

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/07/06/frida-kahlo-birthday-bisexual-artist/Celebrating the life and loves of Frida Kahlo, Mexico’s most famous bisexualOn what would’ve been Frida Kahlo’s 103rd birthday, we celebrate the visionary Mexican bisexual who remains a global LGBT+ icon.www.pinknews.co.uk

I am guessing stress and more general health attention

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9764635/Health-Lesbian-gay-bisexual-adults-THINNER-straight-people-study-finds.htmlHealth: Lesbian, gay and bisexual adults are THINNER than straight people, study finds | Daily Mail OnlineThe findings come from the 2011-2018 iterations of the Health Survey for England , which is conducted annually by the National Centre for Social Research and UCL.www.dailymail.co.uk

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/07/president-biden-appoints-first-lesbian-ambassador-level-position-history/President Biden appoints the first lesbian to ambassador-level position in history / LGBTQ NationChantele Wong will be the first lesbian and the first out LGBTQ person of color in history to serve in an ambassador-level position…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/kristin-richardson-jordan-city-council/Harlem Is Sending a Black Lesbian Democratic Socialist to the City Council | The NationA radical poet and educator’s come-from-behind victory over a machine politician complicates the narrative that New York Black moderates rejected a left agenda.www.thenation.com

https://pridesource.com/article/siena-liggins/As Masc Lesbian As She Wants to Be: How Detroit Let Siena Liggins Unleash Her Queer Superpowers – Pride SourceEveryone thinks they know Siena Liggins. Originally from Saginaw but currently living in Atlanta — the 27-year-old artist has lived all over, really,pridesource.com

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