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

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:


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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 23 for LGBTQ2

1975

Elton John released the single “Someone Saved My Life Tonight”.

1979

 Sister Sledge had the #2 song “We Are Family”

Anita Ward had #3 with “Ring My Bell” 

1984

Cyndi Lauper’s She’s So Unusual sitting at #4 on the lp charts

1987

Madonna was on the cover of “Cosmopolitan” magazine.

1989

George Michael received the Silver Clef Award for outstanding achievements to British

1990

Elton John had his first UK solo No.1 single with ‘Sacrifice / Healing Hands’ after achieving over 50 previous UK hits and 6 chart toppers in the US.Music.

lp charts: at three Sinead O’Connor with I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got.

1994

The one hour stage musical Copacabana, based on the Barry Manilow song, opens in London, England at the Prince of Wales Theatre, where it will play for 26 months.

2008

Culture Club frontman Boy George was denied entry into the United States by US authorities who cited looming legal issues overseas. George was arrested in 2007 after a 28-year-old male escort from Norway accused the singer of false imprisonment and assault.

2010

The Library of Congress announced the 25 recordings they were preserving for their cultural significance. Among them: “Tutti Frutti” (Little Richard), “Coal Miner’s Daughter” (Loretta Lynn), “Red Headed Stranger” (Willie Nelson), “Radio Free Europe” (R.E.M.), “The Band” (The Band),  “Horses” (Patti Smith), “Dear Mama” (Tupac Shakur) and the 1923 recording “Canal Street Blues” by King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band for epitomizing the sound of New Orleans.

2021

https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/canadian-lawmakers-pass-bill-criminalizing-lgbt-conversion-therapy-2021-06-22/Canadian lawmakers pass bill criminalizing LGBT conversion therapy | ReutersCanada’s House of Commons on Tuesday passed a bill criminalizing LGBT conversion therapy 263 to 63, handing a win to the minority ruling Liberal party which promised to ban the practice during an unveiling of its election platform in 2019.www.reuters.com

meanwhile Europe: Lest We Forget, eh

https://www.660citynews.com/2021/06/23/pm-draghi-defends-italy-from-vatican-objections-to-lgbt-law/PM Draghi defends Italy from Vatican objections to LGBT law – 660 NEWSwww.660citynews.com

https://www.voanews.com/europe/eu-chief-vows-action-against-hungarys-anti-lgbt-measureEU Chief Vows Action Against Hungary’s Anti-LGBT Measure | Voice of America – EnglishEuropean Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday slammed an anti-LGBT measure passed by Hungary’s Parliament as “a shame” that goes against the fundamental values of the European Union. 









FILE – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks in Ankara, Turkey, April 6, 2021.The bill, approved last week by Hungary’s right-wing ruling coalition in Parliament, would ban any educational programs, advertisements, books, movies or television programs depicting homosexuality or other gender minorities in a positive light.Show Morewww.voanews.com

when oppression is a public moral…

https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/polish-education-minister-says-lgbt-march-insult-to-public-moralityPolish education minister says LGBT march ‘insult to public morality’ | National PostWARSAW — Poland’s education minister said on Wednesday a march held in support of equal rights for LGBT people was an “insult to public morality” and…nationalpost.com

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 9 for lgbtq2

1891

Cole Porter is born in Peru, Indiana. His classic songs include “It’s De-Lovely,” “Anything Goes” and “Begin The Beguine.”

1963

Barbra Streisand sang “When The Sun Comes Out” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Other performing guests on the program included the McGuire Sisters, Stiller & Meara, and Guy Marks.

2000

The day after Curve magazine runs an interview with Sinead O’Connor declaring she’s a lesbian, the Irish singer appears on The Rosie O’Donnell Show to perform her anthemic single “No Man’s Woman.”

2007

George Michael became the first music artist to perform at the new Wembley Stadium in London when he played the first of two shows at the venue during his ’25 Live Tour’.

2011

A Belgian music festival, which prides itself on its horse-meat sausages announced it was going meat-free on the day that vegetarian singer Morrissey appeard. The 10-day Lokerse Feesten, which boasts online about sales of sausage rolls and snails, will order stalls to sell vegetarian food only on 4 August, the day Morrissey is due to appear. In 2009, the singer left the stage at California’s Coachella festival saying he could “smell burning flesh”. The booking “meant a welcomed catering challenge for one day”, it added.

2013

Elton John was targeted by anti-gay campaigners in Russia who demanded that he tone down his colorful wardrobe and wear “more respectable” clothing for his concert there next month.

2021

https://www.grandforksherald.com/news/government-and-politics/7066499-North-Dakota-committee-OKs-ban-on-LGBT-conversion-therapyNorth Dakota committee OKs ban on LGBT conversion therapy | Grand Forks HeraldThe members of the Administrative Rules Committee voted 8-7 on Tuesday, June 8, to authorize the prohibition proposed by the North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners, which oversees licensing for social workers in the state.www.grandforksherald.com

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14368953Legal experts call for quick passage of LGBT equality law in Japan : The Asahi ShimbunMore than a thousand lawyers and legal experts issued an emergency declaration on June 8 urging thewww.asahi.com

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

june 8 for lgbtq2

1949

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

1953

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

1963

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

1974

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

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

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

1985

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

1991

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

1993

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

2000

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

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

2006

Barbara Streisand announced her first full tour in ten years.

2007

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

2014

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

2016

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

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

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

Blogger Nina Notes:

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

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

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

rockandrollroadmap.com

2020

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

2021

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

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

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

June 7 for lgbtq2

June 7, 1965

The USA Supreme Court handed down a decision that legalized the use of contraception by married couples.

1971
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Paul Cohen’s disturbing the peace conviction in Los Angeles , by wearing a jacket displaying “Fuck the Draft” in the public corridors of a California courthouse.
establishing the precedent that vulgar writing is protected under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cohen_v._California

1975

Elton John’s album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, which came in #85 in the Top 100 Albums of All-Time in the Rock Era*, had been released this week and debuted at #1, the first album in history to accomplish the feat and one of a select few in the Rock Era.  Elton toppled Earth, Wind & Fire’s album That’s the Way of the World while the Soundtrack to “Tommy” fell to #3.  Jeff Beck was #4 with Blow By Blow and America reached #5 with Hearts“.  The rest of the Top 10:  Alice Cooper with Welcome To My NightmareChicago VIII was at #7, Bad Company fell to #8 with Straight ShooterNuthin’ Fancy from Lynyrd Skynyrd was #9 and Carly Simon had the #10 album with Playing Possum.

1980

“The Rose” spent a fifth week at #1 for Bette Midler on the Adult Contemporary chart.

1980

Elton John’s 29th career hit “Little Jeannie” was #10

1986

Madonna had the new #1 with “Live To Tell” but it would be short-lived as Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald’s “On My Own” was closing fast.  Whitney Houston fell to 3 after three weeks at #1 with “Greatest Love Of All”.

The album Whitney Houston spent its 11th week at #1 and 36th in the Top 10 and 63rd week on the Album chart.

1987

David Bowie played a concert in West Berlin in front of the Reichstag with the speakers pointing towards the nearby Berlin Wall where thousands of young East Berliners stood and listened.

1993

Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol (

The Artist

).  (from the name “The Artist formerly Known as Prince) – the symbol being a combination of the Male/female ones – and also used for transgender.  The name change reflected an ongoing battle with Warner Brothers Records over ownership and direction of his music.

2000

The “Prince: A Celebration” party began at Paisley Park Studios. The weeklong event was in celebration of The Artist reclaiming his name “Prince” after a 7-year battle with Warner Brothers.

2009

Elton John’s musical Billy Elliot won 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

2020

Grease: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John Reflect on THAT Finale Reveal | rETroET spoke with the cast of ‘Grease’ about turning the hit Broadway musical into a cinema classic. John Travolta reveals who else was considered to portray Sandy, and why he knew Olivia Newton-John was the only person for the role. ‘Grease Sing-a-Long’ will air June 7 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

Exclusives from #ETonline :
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQwITQ__CeH2Y_7g2xeiNDa0vQsROQQgv

2021

https://theindependent.ca/journalism/why-st-johns-pride-banned-uniformed-police/Why St. John’s Pride Banned Uniformed Police — The IndependentWhy St. John’s Pride Banned Uniformed Policetheindependent.ca

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jun/06/stonewall-risks-all-it-has-fought-for-in-accusing-those-who-disagree-with-it-of-hate-speechStonewall risks all it has fought for in accusing those who disagree with it of hate speech | Sonia Sodha | The GuardianThe charity has forgotten that true power lies in solidarity and compromisewww.theguardian.com

gender critical feminists are women.. so siding against women is being against women.

Cotton Ceiling is a transwomen admission of hate crime against lesbians

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/06/07/gender-critical-feminism-far-right-agenda-institute-race-relations-trans-transphobia/There’s a alarming link between ‘gender-critical’ feminism and the far-rightThe anti-trans arguments made by ‘gender critical’ feminists risk enforcing heterosexual norms, the Institute of Race Relations has warned.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/books/ct-books-biblioracle-0613-20210607-wltdlmxncngchgejxa43ifgcbe-story.htmlOpinion: Roxane Gay Books — a model for publishing industry – Chicago TribuneGrove Atlantic’s recent announcement to launch Roxane Gay Books to help foster and promote underrepresented writers is a good first step forward — and is a model that could be replicated by other publishers, writes Biblioracle columnist John Warner.www.chicagotribune.com

https://www.espn.com/soccer/concacaf-nations-league/story/4401690/usmnt-mexico-nations-league-final-halted-for-anti-gay-chant-by-fansUSMNT-Mexico Nations League final halted for anti-gay chant by fansThe CONCACAF Nations League final between the United States and Mexico was marred by unruly fan behavior.www.espn.com

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/06/books/review/ravenous-sam-apple.htmlHow Did a Gay Scientist of Jewish Descent Thrive Under the Nazis? – The New York TimesIn “Ravenous,” Sam Apple tells the story of a researcher who was able to carry out his groundbreaking work on cancer cells even in the middle of World War II.www.nytimes.com

https://thetab.com/uk/2021/06/07/dont-act-straight-when-youre-gay-tiktok-sound-208638What is the “don’t act straight when you’re gay!” sound all over TikTok rn?The “don’t look at me like that, don’t act straight when you’re gay” sound is all over TikTok right now, but where is it from originally?thetab.com

https://www.nme.com/news/music/rob-halford-looks-back-on-coming-out-as-gay-on-mtv-its-a-glorious-moment-2962447Judas Priest’s Rob Halford looks back on coming out as gay on MTVJudas Priest’s Rob Halford has marked Pride month by reflecting on the moment he came out as gay on television.www.nme.com

https://www.vice.com/en/article/4av3jb/chiles-conservative-president-suddenly-supports-gay-marriage-activists-say-its-pinkwashingChile’s Conservative President Suddenly Supports Gay Marriage. Activists Say It’s ‘Pinkwashing.’The country’s LGBTQ community cautiously welcomed the move from President Sebastian Piñera, but many suspect it is a bid for popularity and question whether he will act on his words.www.vice.com

https://www.metroweekly.com/2021/06/chick-fil-a-wont-stop-funding-anti-gay-causes-so-burger-king-is-stepping-in-to-help/Chick-fil-A won’t stop funding anti-gay causes, so Burger King is stepping in to helpBurger King’s Ch’King sandwich will help fund LGBTQ equality to counter Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s support for anti-LGBTQ causeswww.metroweekly.com

denying access to material is censorship.

from the article:

Carmel Farahbakhsh, who goes by the pronouns they/them, said they understand that the libraries do not want to engage in censorship and does agree with that.

“I do not want to tell the person who wrote this book that they cannot publish. But I do want to have a community-centered space…taking a stance to protect marginalized voices and say that they’re not going to carry it,” they said.

LGB Alliance is a British charity that advocates for the rights of lesbians, gays, and bisexuals. Its exclusion of transgender and nonbinary communities from its advocacy angers many groups focused on LGBTQ issues, a consortium of which recently challenged the alliance’s charitable status. They accuse LGB Alliance of being transphobic and having links to the U.S. Christian right, VICE reports.

LGB Alliance denies both accusations. They assert that lesbians, gays and bisexuals have “specific concerns” that differ from transgender people, and that it’s “unhelpful” for them to work together.

https://www.dailydot.com/debug/twitter-verifies-transphobic-group/LGBTQ advocates outraged Twitter verified a transphobic group during PrideLGBTQ advocates slam Twitter for verifying the account of LGB Alliance, a British charity they say is transphobic.www.dailydot.com

may 25 for lgbtq2

May 25, 1895

In London, playwright/poet/novelist Oscar Wilde was convicted and sentenced to two years’ hard labor for “gross indecency,” a term used at that time to mean “homosexual acts not amounting to buggery.”

1927

At the Sam Harris Theatre in New York City, Movietone News was shown for the first time. These newsreels were produced for showing in theaters until 1967 when television competition led to their extinction.

May 25, 1962

The West Side Story soundtrack goes to #1 in the US, where it stays for a record 54 (non-consecutive) weeks.

1985

Wham!’s “Everything She Wants” hits #1 in the US, making them the first group since the Bee Gees to have three #1 hits from the same album.

1994

– Barbra Streisand postponed the first night of a six-night stand in Anaheim, CA. She had come down with viral laryngitis.

2004

Nineteen-year-old Avril Lavigne releases her second album, Under My Skin, with the hits “Don’t Tell Me” and “My Happy Ending.” It sells 3 million copies in America.

Madonna cancelled three shows in Israel after terrorists threatened to kill her and her kids. A spokesperson said she was targeted because she symbolises the West and not because she practises the Jewish faith Kabbalah.

2010
Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls wins Season 10 of Dancing With The Stars.

2021

https://commercialobserver.com/2021/05/there-are-just-21-lesbian-bars-left-in-the-u-s-and-some-wont-reopen/There Are Just 21 Lesbian Bars Left in the US, and Some Won’t Reopen – Commercial ObserverLesbian bars are disappearing, and COVID has highlighted how precarious, how beloved, and how necessary these institutions are. commercialobserver.com

it is not “antiwhite racism” it is white oppression devoid of remembering history of USA. balancing historic wrongs is needed

resisting them is extending the wrongs

and fear of heterosexuals is reasonable to lgbtq2, eh

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/05/tulsi-gabbard-accuses-black-lesbian-chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot-anti-white-racism/Tulsi Gabbard accuses Black lesbian Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot of “anti-white racism” / LGBTQ NationGabbard, who worked for an anti-LGBTQ organization before being elected to office, is outraged white reporters weren’t privileged for a few hours…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/05/rapper-dies-bisexual-threeway-jumped-off-balcony-hide-wife/Rapper dies during bisexual threeway. He jumped off a balcony to hide from his wife. / LGBTQ NationWhen someone knocked on the hotel door, he bolted…www.lgbtqnation.com

may 23 for lgbtq2

1921

“Shuffle Along” 1st black musical comedy, opens in NYC

May 23, 1975

Elton John’s “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy” album was released, the first to be certified a million-seller on its first day of release and first album to debut at #1, where it stayed for seven weeks.

1979

The Third Barry Manilow Special airs on ABC-TV.

Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family” goes Platinum. The album’s title track, a #2 hit last month, while it might have been a rallying call for baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates, who will go on to win the 1979 World Series in October; the song is more known as a lesbian anthem.

1982

The Central London chapter of the British Musicians Union puts forth a resolution to ban synthesizers and rhythm machines from all recording sessions and live engagements. The proposal was defeated.

1987

The Beastie Boys and Run DMC opened their UK tour in London.

1992

The will of the late Freddie Mercury bequeathed the majority of the Queen singer’s $17 million estate to Mary Austin, his longtime companion.

1999

The UK’s Royal Mail issued a 19p stamp featuring Freddie Mercury to mark his contribution to the Live Aid charity concert in 1985. The late Queen front man was an avid philatelist whose collection was bought by the Post Office in 1993.

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