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A case against a man accused of threatening Elton John’s life was withdrawn just hours before his trial was due to begin.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

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