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LGBTQ2 for October 24

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

44 B.C.: According to Quist, today marks the first day in recorded history with mention of same-sex marriage. Quist notes, “Cicero insults Mark Anthony for being promiscuous in his youth until Curio ‘established you in a fixed and stable marriage, as if he had given you a stola.’ A stola is the traditional garment of a married Roman woman. ‘Although Cicero’s sexual implications are clear, the point of the passage is to cast Anthony in the submissive role in the relationship and to impugn his manhood in various ways; there is no reason to think that actual marriage rites were performed.'”

1926: The New York Times printed a book review of Dr. Joseph Collins’ “The Doctor Looks at Love and Life.” In this text Collins disputed the claim that same-sex love is pathological and famously claimed that “genuine homosexuality is not a vice, it is an endowment.”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code


Billie Holliday hit the R&B hit parade with “Trav’lin’ Light,” as band vocalist with the Paul Whitman Orchestra. The record spent three weeks at #1.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 24, 1970

In a speech to a White House radio broadcasters conference, US President Richard Nixon appeals for Rock lyrics to be screened and those promoting drug use to be banned.

1977: 8 men are killed and 6 injured in a fire in a gay porn theater in Washington, DC. The only emergency exit was padlocked and there were no fire sprinklers in the building.

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


The first National Conference on Lesbian and Gay Aging is held in California. Sponsored by the National Association For Gay and Lesbian Gerontology, it sought to “dispel myths about older lesbians and gay men, advance research, establish programs and services for lesbian and gay elders, and encourage and provide support for lesbian and gay gerontologists.”

Hollywood’s Edith Head, who won a record eight Academy Awards for costume design, died of bone marrow disease at 82.

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

1990: The Smithsonian accepts a small donation of gay and lesbian artifacts for inclusion in its National Museum of History. The collection is stored in a nonpublic area for the time being.

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

2002: Harry Hay, leader in the early gay rights movement in the United States, co-founder of the Mattachine Society and the Radical Faeries, dies at age 90. A major figure from the days of Stonewall, Hay reportedly “plant[ed] the idea among American homosexuals that they formed an oppressed cultural minority of their own, like blacks, and to create a lasting organization in which homosexuals could come together to socialize and to pursue what was, at the beginning, the very radical concept of homosexual rights.”


Queen became the first rock act to receive an official seal of approval in Iran. Western music was still strictly censored in the Islamic republic, where homosexuality is considered a crime, but an album of Queen’s greatest hits was released this week in Iran. Freddie Mercury, was proud of his Iranian ancestry, and illegal bootleg albums and singles had made Queen one of the most popular bands in Iran.


Madonna gave a surprise lecture at a New York university, discussing her career and new film after she arrived unannounced at City University’s Hunter College as part of the MTV series Stand In. Students expected a screening of her new documentary, “I’m Going To Tell You a Secret” but they were also given the chance to question the singer.


NME published their latest ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’ list. The top 5 read: 1. The Smiths – ‘The Queen Is Dead’, 2. The Beatles – Revolver 3. David Bowie – ‘Hunky Dory’, 4. The Strokes – ‘Is This It’ and at 5. The Velvet Underground & Nico – ‘The Velvet Underground’.


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with religion in charge, why is anyone surprised?

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LGBTQ2 for September 4

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1939 – The day after the UK declares war on Germany, Alan Turing (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954), father of computer science, registers for the UK military. He would make a major breakthrough in deciphering the German Enigma code that would help the Allies win WWII. His story is caught in the film The Imitation Game

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex


The Wolfenden report is published in England. The committee recommends “that homosexual behavior between consenting adults in private should no longer be a criminal offense”. The committee also recommended that the age of consent for sexual acts between men be set at 21, in contrast to 16 for heterosexual and lesbian sex.

In the segregated U.S. state of Arkansas, Governor Orval Faubus called out the National Guard to stop nine black students from entering previously all-white Central High School in Little Rock. The students were later allowed to enter after the intervention of President Dwight Eisenhower.

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


Sonny & Cher’s former #1 “I Got You Babe” was #6 on the USA pop charts

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights


On the USA LP charts  the Soundtrack to “Jesus Christ Superstar” was #9


Start of the three-day “Fourth Annual Gay Conference for Canada and Quebec,” held in Toronto, including a rally and march.

ABBA had the #1 song in the U.K.–“Dancing Queen”.

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

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

1990: Voters in Florida’s Broward County defeat a gay rights ordinance 59% to 41%.


Paula Abdul hosted an AIDS awareness television special called In a New Light ’93.

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

2002: In Hungary, the Constitutional Court repeals §199 of the penal code, equalizing the age of consent for both heterosexual and homosexual activity at 14.

September 4, 2012 – 

The Democratic Party becomes the first major US political party in history to publicly support same-sex marriage on a national platform at the Democratic National Convention.


September 4, 2016…Queen guitarist/astrophysicist Brian May announced that an asteroid orbiting Mars and Jupiter had been named for Freddie Mercury on what would have been the late singer’s 70th birthday.

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Indeed, men of all sexualities need to stop co-0pting women’s biology and fetishing women’s sexuality and gender, which is biological, regardless of personal expression or culture roles

and heterosexual women really need to think about how men behave to women trend claims to help women realize they’re lesbiansTikTok users are doing their best to help women determine if they’re really attracted to men or if actually they’ve just succumbed to “compulsory heterosexuality” and are, in fact, deaf lesbian pioneer Barbara Kannapell‘A fierce leader decades ahead of her time’ Gay Man Raped and Beaten by Taliban, Lured on Social MediaAfghan activists told Insider that even during the previous governments, gay men would be lured to their deaths through social

indeed, they are different and it is okay to be bisexual and okay to be gay and okay to be lesbian

and define in clear terms faces huge backlash after saying pansexuality and bisexuality are the same thingWikipedia has been accused of “spreading misinformation” after incorrectly claiming that pansexuality and bisexuality are the same

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

THe Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

August 7 for LGBTQ2

August 7, 1934

The U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that struck down the government’s ban on the James Joyce novel “Ulysses.” At issue was whether or not the novel was obscene. The Appeals Court confirmed that offensive language in a literary work is not obscene where it does not promote lust, an opinion now more widely interpreted as an affirmation of literary free expression.


on the UK LP charts, No.4, ‘West Side Story’, Soundtrack


 Sonny & Cher moved from 22 to 5 with “I Got You Babe”.

Aretha Franklin moved from 69 to 29 with “Spanish Harlem”.

August 7, 1973

The film adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar is released, based on the 1971 Broadway rock opera of the same name.


Elton John and Kiki Dee were at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’, giving Elton his sixth US No.1. It was written by Elton John with Bernie Taupin under the pseudonym “Ann Orson” and “Carte Blanche.


Dexy’s Midnight Runners were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Come On Eileen’ their second and last No.1. It was the Best-selling single of 1982 and the song won Best British Single at the 1983 Brit Awards. The “Eileen” as featured in the video is Máire Fahey, sister of Siobhan Fahey, former singer with Bananarama and Shakespears Sister. The American singer Johnnie Ray, mentioned in the opening lyrics, was also featured in the video using old film footage.


Madonna did not endear herself to residents of her hometown, Bay City, Michigan, when she referred to it as a “smelly little town” on NBC-TV’s Today show.


Madonna plays a concert in Moscow during which she expresses support for the group Pussy Riot, who have been jailed for performing their song “Mother Of God, Putin’s Run” in a Moscow cathederal.

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Dear Music world: county music is pure misogyny and homophobic

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from arts to science and Geophysics is Rife With Bullying and Harassment – Universe TodayA new survey conducted by the Royal Astronomical Society has shown that the fields of astronomy and geophysics also suffer from a culture of bullying and

all tropes are lazy writing ‘gay best friend’: has TV’s laziest cliche finally fallen out of fashion? | Culture | The GuardianOn shows such as Sex and the City, gay characters were reduced to funny sidekicks – but now a new wave of series are reimagining the‘L Word’ cast: ‘Generation Q’ takes ownership of Season 2 –“The L Word: Generation Q” cast members Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Katherine Moennig, Rosanny Zayas, Arienne Mandi and Leo Sheng say the new generation comes into their own this approves Nasdaq’s plan to require board diversity | CP24.comThe Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday approved Nasdaq’s groundbreaking proposal to boost the number of women, racial minorities and LGBTQ people on U.S. corporate Than July Helped Me Share How Proud I Am to Be Bisexual – Pride SourceGrowing up, I followed in my mother’s footsteps. Like many single Black women raising a child, she represented diligence and poise. I performed’s Go, Lesbians: 50 Years of Queer Women On ScreenLesbians on screen get pigeonholed in mainstream and arthouse media, but the history of queer women in movies is vibrant, strange and diverse. Here’s a celebration of 50 movies from the past 50 years of lesbian

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July 6 for LGBTQ2

July 6, 1972

David Bowie appeared on the UK music show Top Of The Pops playing his new single ‘Starman’, his first hit since 1969’s ‘Space Oddity’ three years before. The single peaked at No.10 and stayed on the charts for 11 weeks.

July 6, 1973

In the UK, Queen release their self-titled debut album, along with their first single, “Keep Yourself Alive.” The album is released in America on September 4.


The B-52s release their self-titled debut album, featuring one of their signature songs in “Rock Lobster.”


A pair of Sir Elton John’s sandals was set to become the most expensive shoes in history when they went under the hammer for charity. Offers over £20,000 were invited for the Salvatore Ferragamo sandals to raise funds for Elton’s Aid Trust.


With 13 weeks at #1, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X breaks the record for longest-running hip-hop song on the Hot 100. “Lose Yourself,” “Boom Boom Pow” and “See You Again” all had runs of 12 weeks.


Global Pride draws more than 57 million viewers

Washington Blade–25 minutes agoLaverne Cox, Olivia NewtonJohn, Pabllo Vittar and Kesha. The event also highlighted the Black Lives Matter movement and the response to …

2021 over transgender athletes coming to a head – The Western StandardA recent petition was created via attempting to bar New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard from becoming the first transgender athlete to compete in the’s Jack Dylan Grazer comes out as bisexual, shares pronounsDisney Pixar’s Luca star Jack Dylan Grazer, who voices Alberto, has come out as bisexual and confirmed pronouns as he/they on in Spain flood city streets after 24-year-old gay man beaten to death in alleged hate crime | CBC NewsThe weekend death of a 24-year-old man has sparked widespread condemnation after friends of the victim claim he was targeted and beaten to death for being gay. The death comes amid a spike in attacks on LGBTQ MP fighting gay ‘blood ban’ says Parliament could have worked ‘better’ on C-6 – Canada NewsEric Duncan has spoken more about his sexuality in the past two years than he says he has in his entire

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Janis Joplin was at No.1 on the US album charts with the posthumously released Pearl. The album features the No.1 hit ‘Me and Bobby McGee’, written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster on which she played acoustic guitar.

k.d. lang made her Los Angeles debut at the Roxy nightclub.


Whitney Houston reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”.

Country music singer Wynonna Judd began her first solo tour in Midland, Texas. Her mother Naomi left their Grammy-winning duo several months earlier when she was forced into retirement because of liver disease. She recovered after treatment.

Lee Anderson Minnelli sued her stepdaughter Liza Minnelli for elder abuse and breach of contract. The claim was filed based on the will of Vincente Minnelli.

Elton John appeared on TV’s Saturday Night Live where he and Leon Russell performed a couple of songs together. He also joked about being gay, performing at the royal wedding and being a new father.

2021 Nas X calls out the “crying nerds on the internet” who got his Satan shoes canceled / LGBTQ Nation“They have so much power they can get shoes cancelled. Freedom of expression gone out the window…