LGBTQ2 for October 26


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1935

Judy Garland, at the age of 12, sang on Wallace Berry’s radio show on NBC.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1955:The “Village Voice” newspaper is launched. Founded in 1955 by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher, John Wilcock, and Norman Mailer, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City. No longer in print, it is still kept alive online. The publication faced a controversial reputation because of its referral to the Stonewall Riots in 1969 as “The Great Faggot Rebellion.” However, in 1982 it reportedly became the first United States private employer to offer its employees same-sex partner benefits. (h/t Quist)

1956 – Neil G. Giuliano (born October 26, 1956) is an American politician who served as mayor of Tempe, Arizona for four terms, from 1994 to 2004 (Three two-year terms and one four-year term). After serving in elected office he served as President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) from 2005 to 2009, and served as President/CEO of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation from December 2010 to December 2015,. Giuliano was the first directly-elected openly gay mayor in the United States, and Tempe was the largest city in America with an openly gay mayor for nearly six years, 1996- 2001.

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

1962: New York police raided a drag ball called the National Variety Artists Exotic Carnival and Ball. The cops arrested dozens of attendees at the event and charged them with indecent exposure.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

 October 26, 1970A wake was held at the Lion’s Share in San Anselmo, California to celebrate the life of Janis Joplin. The singer who died of an accidental drugs overdose had left $2,500 in her will to throw a wake party in the event of her demise. The party was attended by her sister Laura and Joplin’s close friends; Brownies laced with hashish were unknowingly passed around amongst the guests. Joplin was cremated in the Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Mortuary in Los Angeles; her ashes were scattered from a plane into the Pacific Ocean and along Stinson Beach.

Elton John released the single “Your Song”, at the time the “B” side of the “A” side “Take Me To The Pilot”.

1973: Mark Segal, the leader of an activist group called The Gay Raiders, interrupted “The Today Show.” He was attempting to protest the stereotypical portrayals of gay people on NBC. It was reportedly his third arrest.

1974

USA song charts: “The Bitch Is Back” by Elton John was fifth.

October 26, 1975 Elton John knew how to close out his highly successful tour in style.  Decked out in a sequined Los Angeles Dodger outfit, Elton played the second and final night at Dodger Stadium.

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

1981

Queen and David Bowie released the single “Under Pressure” in the U.K.

1984

Wham! topped the UK chart with “Freedom”, a song that will reach #3 in America. It was the second British #1 of the year for the English duo, following the success of “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” last Spring.

1985

Whitney Houston went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Saving All My Love For You’, also a No.1 hit in the UK.

1988, Ireland – The European Court of Human Rights rules that laws in Ireland criminalizing sex between men are in violation of the Charter of Human Rights. The court was petitioned by David Norris, an MP in the Dail of Ireland

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

1990: After appearing in drag at an AIDS benefit and kissing another man, a U.S. Colonel was discharged and sentenced to 90 days in Leavenworth, a United States penitentiary. This occurred before both the implementation and repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

1991

Erasure climbed to #1 on the U.K. Album chart with Chorus.

1992 –

Portland Oregon police chief Tom Potter testified before a state senate committee, saying many victims of anti-gay assaults do not report the crimes because of fear that their identities will be made public.

Cissy Houston, Odetta, Judy Collins, Carly Simon, Lucy Simon (Carly’s sister), Lesley Gore, Maureen McGovern, and the Roaches recorded “America the Beautiful” and “Michael Row the Boat Ashore” as the Clintones for torchlight parades across America to promote the Women Light the Way for Change cause.

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

2005

Lisa Marie Presley’s video “IDIOT” made it’s world premiere on Entertainment Tonight.

2013

LGBT History Month: 4 Queer Events On October 26 | HuffPost

2010

Former Culture Club vocalist Boy George stunned an audience in London, England after reportedly flying into a rage and tossing his drink on a woman who was talking during his show. Before emptying his glass on her from the stage, George was heard shouting, “Why don’t you shut the f**k up, you rude c**t!”

2021

“To the transgender community, I am more than willing to give you an audience,” he said. “But you will not summon me. I am not bending to anybody’s demands.”

Chappelle said he has three conditions for those who want to meet with him: “You must come to a place of my choosing, at a time of my choosing. And thirdly, you must admit that Hannah Gadsby is not funny.”

Blogger Nina Notes: Chappelle Punches Down, which is cheap and easy laughs while Gadsby Punches Up, and calls out the white heterosexual men who, like Transwomen, complain about and fetishize lesbians.. so it’s complicated

https://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/dave-chappelle-says-he-ll-meet-with-transgender-critics-but-he-s-not-bending-to-anybody-s-demands-1.5637803Dave Chappelle says he’ll meet with transgender critics | CTV NewsWeeks after his special ‘The Closer’ was criticized for its jokes aimed at transgender people, Dave Chappelle has addressed the controversy.www.ctvnews.ca

“I’ve had someone saying they would rather kill me than Hitler,” says 24-year-old Jennie*.

“They said they would strangle me with a belt if they were in a room with me and Hitler. That was so bizarrely violent, just because I won’t have sex with trans women.”

and

“[They] threatened to out me as a terf and risk my job if I refused to sleep with [them],” she wrote. “I was too young to argue and had been brainwashed by queer theory so [they were] a ‘woman’ even if every fibre of my being was screaming throughout so I agreed to go home with [them]. [They] used physical force when I changed my mind upon seeing [their] penis and raped me.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-57853385‘We’re being pressured into sex by some trans women’ – BBC NewsSome lesbians say they have been called transphobic for not wanting sex and relationships with trans women.www.bbc.co.uk

can the “reality tv show” genre be over?

https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/126774455/can-the-first-ever-aussie-bisexual-bachelorette-save-a-dying-franchiseCan the first ever Aussie bisexual Bachelorette save a dying franchise? | Stuff.co.nzOPINION: First episodes of the Bachelorette Australia breathe fresh life into a franchise that has been giving its dying gasps.www.stuff.co.nz

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – OCTOBER 26 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-october-…Oct. 26, 2019 — The Intersex Society of North America demonstrated in Boston, carrying signs saying “Hermaphrodites with Attitude.” Intersex Awareness Day is an …

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 29

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1926: The Captive, a melodrama about a young woman seduced by an older woman (her “shadow”), creates a sensation on Broadway for its lesbian undertones.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1947

Dizzy Gillespie gave his first Carnegie Hall concert.

The Miles Davis Story (Documentary w/link) – Okayplayer.com …https://board.okayplayer.com › okpDamn, I would’ve never thought he was gay, bisexual, homosexual or anything other than … He talks about seeing Miles Davis tongue kissing Dizzy Gillespie.

1948 – Rope, an Alfred Hitchcock film with a gay subtext, opens in theaters. Based on the play of the same name by Patrick Hamilton and adapted by Hume Cronyn, it was inspired by the real-life thrill kill murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks in 1924 by gay University of Chicago students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

September 29, 1956

Elvis Presley’s double-sided smash “Hound Dog”/”Don’t Be Cruel” resumed the #1 position on the R&B chart. Elvis’ cover of Hound Dog sang of himself, while the original was about a cheating entire man.

RCA Victor, by this day, had received 856,327 advance orders for “Love Me Tender” by Elvis Presley.

Nick Adams behind Elvis on his new motorbike

Elvis and Nick Adams returned to the Memphis Fairgrounds for the Mid-South Fair

September 29, 1959

Cliff Richard becomes the first UK artist to have a Rock ‘n’ Roll hit in the US when “Living Doll” makes the Billboard chart, where it will peak at #30. Richard was long rumoured to be gay, is the only celeb cleared of sexual misconduct with minors, publicly has only admitted to being in love with Olivia Newton-John, and refuses in the current decade to sexually identify.

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

September 29, 1962

 “My Fair Lady” closed after a 6½ year run on Broadway. The show, at the time, held the record for the longest-running musical.

1963 – Judy Garland’s variety show debuts Sunday on CBS. The Judy Garland Show was an American musical variety television series that aired on CBS on Sunday nights during the 1963-1964 television season. Despite a sometimes stormy relationship with Judy Garland, CBS had found success with several television specials featuring the star. Garland, who for years had been reluctant to commit to a weekly series, saw the show as her best chance to pull herself out of severe financial difficulties.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1973 –

W.H. Auden (21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973) dies in Vienna at age 63. He was an English-American poet. Auden’s poetry was noted for its stylistic and technical achievement, its engagement with politics, morals, love, and religion, and its variety in tone, form and content.  From around 1927 to 1939 Auden and Christopher Isherwood maintained a lasting but intermittent sexual friendship while both had briefer but more intense relations with other men. In 1939 Auden fell in love with Chester Kallman and regarded their relation as a marriage; this ended in 1941 when Kallman refused to accept the faithful relation that Auden demanded, but the two maintained their friendship, and from 1947 until Auden’s death they lived in the same house or apartment in a non-sexual relation, often collaborating on opera libretti such as The Rake’s Progress, for music by Igor Stravinsky.

on the USA song charts at three Cher with “Half Breed”

September 29, 1975

Elton John released the single “Island Girl”.

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

1984

on the USA song charts at 4 Cyndi Lauper with “She Bop”, Bananarama edged up to #9 with “Cruel Summer”

1986

Madonna released the single “True Blue”.

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

1990

The album Listen Without Prejudice by George Michael debuted at #22 on the USA charts and had song #5 “Praying For Time” 

1991: California Governor Pete Wilson vetoes AB 101 a gay and lesbian employment rights bill, inciting what some call Stonewall II, a month of marches and angry protests across the state.

1992 – Actor, singer, and songwriter Paul Jabara (January 31, 1948 – September 29, 1992) dies from AIDS at the age of 44.  Jabara wrote Donna Summer’s Last Dance from Thank God It’s Friday, Barbra Streisand’s song The Main Event/Fight (1979), and co-wrote the Weather Girls hit It’s Raining Men with Paul Shaffer. Paul Jabara won both Grammy Award for Best R&B Song and the Academy Award for Best Original Song for Last Dance from TGIF in which he also played the role of Carl, the lovelorn and nearsighted disco goer.

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

2004

 Bono of U2 addressed the Labour Party Conference in Brighton, England about AIDS and world poverty.

2005: Arnold Schwarzenegger, governor of California, vetoes the bill passed by the California Legislature on September 6 that would have legalized same-sex marriage.

2006: 

Canada: The Anglican Journal reports that Terence Finlay, retired Archbishop of Toronto and Metropolitan of Ontario, has solemnized the marriage of a lesbian couple—and that Finlay’s successor, Colin Johnson, has suspended his license to conduct weddings.

USA – Closet case Florida Republican congressman Mark Foley (born September 8, 1954) resigns after Instant Messages of a sexual nature between him and underage male congressional pages are revealed.

GLAD files and wins lawsuit on behalf of Rhode Island to allow out-of-state same-sex couples to marry in Massachusetts, the only state in the country in which same-sex marriage is legal

2008

Timeline: Notable Events in LGBT Canadian History – CBC.cahttps://www.cbc.ca › interactives › gayrevolution › time…– September 29: At an all-candidates debate staged for a high school student audience in Sudbury during the 2008 federal election, independent candidate David …

2010: 

Tasmania passes a bill recognizing legal same-sex marriages performed outside Tasmania.

2012: 

California Governor Jerry Brown signs SB 1172, a historic bill banning gay conversion therapy for minors.

2012

The UK press reported that there really was a girl who works down the chip shop and swears she’s Elvis’ daughter, after Lisa Marie Presley was spotted serving up deep-fried treats on a mobile motor called Mr Chippy. The 44-year-old, offspring of Elvis and actress Priscilla, donned an apron and cooked battered cod for the locals. Kim Scales, who owned the business, said: “Lisa Marie likes to see how we live and experience British life. We were laughing because the customers didn’t know who she was. She really enjoyed it.” The singer, had moved to the quaint village of Rotherfield, East Sussex, two years ago from Los Angeles.

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Elvis’ daughter Lisa Marie working in a chip shop – Mirror Online

2021

Given that lesbians and gay men were oppressed by heterosexual owing to our not having procreative sex owing to our same sex/same gender respective sexualities.

which are no longer in the diagnostic manual and are a protected characteristic under most western nation law

the legal argument that the non procreative sexof Lesbians and Gay men sexuality is a hate crime or bigotry against persons with a body dysmorphia diagnosis of transgender, is foolish on the face of the claim

https://www.rebelnews.com/at_least_one_incarcerated_california_woman_pregnant_by_male_inmate_identifying_as_trans_womens_group_saysAt least one incarcerated California woman pregnant by male inmate identifying as trans, women’s group says – Rebel NewsThe fearless source of news, opinion, and activism that you won’t find anywhere else.www.rebelnews.com

it was heterosexual men who coined the phrases “homophobia” and “transphobia” to make their having murdered, raped and assaulted individually and in groups of “heterosexual” men vs gay men and transwomen

there is no word other than assault, rape and murder when hetero men do this to heterosexual women, bisexual women and lesbians

Pansexuals and nonbinary are new identities which have not been illegal by name and definition in law

so for anyone to claim it is “transphobic” or “pan” or “bi” phobic for a heterosexual, bisexual or a gay man and lesbians to say no to a date with a bi, pan or trans person is to very much use the word incorrectly

gay men do not have to date gay men who do drag, which is bashing on women, nor transwomen who do not appeal as males nor transmen as penis transplants, which is proven medically possible are not done and objects are not body parts.

and for bisexual women and lesbians, in particular, to be told we do not have a no to a date, with a person who is clothes away from a heterosexual, is not only denying our human right to choose who we have sexual relationships with, to name call and insist we ignore our own senses is gaslighting.

post op transwomen may be sufficient for heterosexual or bisexual males, but bisexual women and lesbians are aware of what vaginas are

sexual activity is not interchangable and nonprocreative sex between the same genders and procreative sex between the two genders in a sexually reproducing species are the only two options

anyone who avoids informed consent and cannot accept a no to a date request, and responds with the name calling and sluring, is admitting that no one should date them, regardless of identity.

there is a right to a no individually and by demographic definition

which may not be “self identified” into by those who lack the shared characteristics

words have specific meaning, which can not include the opposite

biology terms, legal words and for human rights to matter, not words that allow women to positively self identify. language is intended to be specific and commonly understood.

https://floridaphoenix.com/2021/09/29/lawmakers-propose-to-outlaw-lgbt-panic-defense-in-criminal-trials-during-22-session/Lawmakers propose to outlaw LGBT ‘panic’ defense in criminal trials during ’22 session – Florida PhoenixLegislation filed for the Florida legislative session that opens in January would bar use of the “gay panic” defense — arguments before a judge or jury that a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity so freaked out the assailant that the assault was reasonable. The House sponsor — Democrat Carlos Guillermo Smith of Orange County […]floridaphoenix.com

meanwhile in the real world, and not academics, where an idea that may not be questioned by peers or at all, may be dismissed without consideration.

Just as atheists do not have to practise religions rejected, no one has to accept an idea that explains nothing, predicts nothing and cannot be tested, and also does not explain any better than what is more projection than substance.

UCLA Study Suggests Nearly Half of LGBT Renters Behind on Rent Fear Eviction Within 2 Months

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/poland-anti-lgbt-resolutions-eu-b1929135.htmlThree Polish regions row back anti-LGBT resolutions after EU pressure | The IndependentThe EU had threatened to pull about £130m in fundingwww.independent.co.uk

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/29/sisanda-gumede-south-africa-lesbian-murder/Defenceless young lesbian’s alleged murderer gloated about freeing her family from an evil ‘curse’South Africa’s LGBT+ community are demanding justice for a lesbian whose alleged murderer gloated about removing a “curse” from her family.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.nme.com/news/music/grimes-jokes-about-building-lesbian-space-commune-after-elon-musk-split-3058201Grimes jokes about building “lesbian space commune” after Elon Musk splitGrimes has joked in a new interview about her plans to build a “lesbian space commune” following her split from Elon Musk.www.nme.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/29/guardians-galaxy-bisexual-star-lord/Marvel abruptly cancels Guardians of the Galaxy comic featuring bisexual Star-LordMarvel Comics had abruptly cancelled the Guardians of the Galaxy comic book series featuring a bisexual Star-Lord. The entertainment company’s comic division has dashed hopes of a bisexual, polyamorous Peter Quill,  the 1980s pop culture-grooving armed professional scavenger, becoming a mainstay. Marvel, without offering an explanation, has made the 22 September issue of the rebooted series … Continuedwww.pinknews.co.uk

https://screenrant.com/james-bond-new-actor-gay-ben-whishaw-response/No Time To Die Star Wants James Bond To Be Played By Out Gay ActorNo Time to Die’s Ben Whishaw shares his thoughts on an openly gay actor being cast as James Bond, stating he believes it would be extraordinary.screenrant.com

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/29/opinion/Roxane-Gay-Pass-Over.htmlOpinion | Roxane Gay: “Pass Over” on Broadway, and the Death of My Beloved Brother – The New York TimesEven when I feel there is nothing more any of us can say about our collective grief for the fragility of Black life, there can be a way forward.www.nytimes.com

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/09/29/colombias-first-openly-gay-congressman-to-seek-re-election/Colombia’s first openly gay congressman to seek re-electionMauricio Toro elected in 2018www.washingtonblade.com

https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/tommy-kirk-child-star-yeller-died-79-80315322Tommy Kirk, the child star in ‘Old Yeller,’ has died at 79 – ABC NewsTommy Kirk, a child star who played in Disney films such as “Old Yeller” and “The Shaggy Dog,” has diedabcnews.go.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for August 18

1721, Germany – Catherina Margaretha Linck (died 1721)is executed for female sodomy. She was a Prussian woman who for most of her adult life presented as a man named Anastasius Lagrantius Rosenstengel. She married 18-year-old Catharina Margaretha Mühlhahn, and, based on their sexual activity together (court records detail their sexual activities), was convicted of sodomy and executed by order of King Frederick William I. Linck’s execution was the last for lesbian sexual activity in Europe and an anomaly for its time. Linck’s story was the subject of a play, Executed For Sodomy: The Life of Catharina Linck, performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2013.

1935

The New York Times publishes a review of Gale Wilhelm’s (April 26, 1908 – July 11, 1991) lesbian novel We Too Are Drifting.The reviewer refers to reading about “Sapphic intimacy” as chilling, and said that while the author had a poetic style and was clearly talented, the subject matter was the book’s major fault. Wilhelm lived with Helen Hope Rudolph Page in San Francisco from 1938 until Page’s death in the late 1940s. Barbara Grier  (November 4, 1933 – November 10, 2011), owner of Naiad Press, spent several years attempting to locate Wilhelm. The 1984 Naiad Press edition of We Too Are Drifting included a foreword by Grier describing Wilhelm’s life and pleading for any assistance from anyone who knew any information on the whereabouts of Wilhelm.By the time Naiad published Torchlight to Valhalla in 1985, it contained a foreword by Wilhelm herself, information given to Grier by an anonymous source.Grier speculated that Wilhelm stopped writing before she turned 40 years old because “the world would not let her write the books she wanted.” Wilhelm lived with Kathleen Huebner from 1953 until Wilhelm’s death in 1991 of cancer.

1979

On the USA Song charts,  Barbra Streisand had song #3–“The Main Event/Fight” while at seven  Anita Ward with “Ring My Bell” and Elton John landed his 16th Top 10 hit with “Mama Can’t Buy You Love”.

1984

George Michael was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his first solo single ‘Careless Whisper.’ It made George the first person to reach No.1 as a solo artist and a member of a band in the same year. It gave Epic records UK their first UK million seller and the song was No.1 in nearly 25 countries, selling over six million copies worldwide.

1988

The Centers for Disease Control announced that syphilis and hepatitis B among gay men decreased dramatically since 1982 but had increased among heterosexuals.

1990

United States President Signs Ryan White Act

George H.W. Bush signs the law which provides funding for services for people living with HIV/AIDS. The act is named after Ryan White, The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program was named for a courageous young man named Ryan White who was diagnosed with AIDS following a blood transfusion in December 1984. Ryan White was diagnosed at age 13 while living in Komono, Indiana and was given six months to live. When Ryan White tried to return to school, he fought AIDS-related discrimination in his Indiana community. Along with his mother Jeanne White Ginder, Ryan White rallied for his right to attend school – gaining national attention – and became the face of public education about his disease. Surprising his doctors, Ryan White lived five years longer than predicted. He died in April 1990, one month before his high school graduation and only months before Congress passed the legislation bearing his name in August 1990 – the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act.

1992

Rocky Mountain Regional United Methodist Church bishop Roy Sano urges Colorado Methodist ministers to oppose Amendment 2, which sought to ban laws against anti-gay discrimination.

1993

 Giuseppe Mandanici, 33, was shot three times but survived the attack. Police believed it to be an act of random violence until they discovered that his father had paid a hit man $1 million lire (approx. $700 US) to kill his son because he could not come to terms with his son’s homosexuality.

1999

Hackers re-routed hate monger Fred Phelps’ anti-gay web site, godhatesfags.com to godlovesfags.com.

2005

Kanye West called for an end to homophobia in the hip-hop community during an MTV interview saying ‘hip-hop was always about speaking your mind and about breaking down barriers, but everyone in hip-hop discriminates against gay people. Not just hip-hop, but America just discriminates, I wanna just, to come on TV and just tell my rappers, just tell my friends, ‘Yo, stop it’.”

2007

It was announced the Lisa Marie Presley had founded a new organization called Presley Charitable Foundation. It was created to help people in need. The first Presley Place was in New Orleans, LA.

2021

https://www.insider.com/i-am-a-bisexual-woman-in-straight-relationship-lessons-learned-2021-8What I’ve Learned As a Bisexual Woman in a Straight RelationshipI experience “straight-passing privilege” and have questioned my right to queer spaces, but my sexuality does not depend on my partner’s gender.www.insider.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/08/18/woman-date-gay-warning-note-viral/Gay guy slips warning note to woman on an unsettling date: ‘Run. Be safe girl’A woman’s story about her unsettling date and the note a kind gay man left her went viral on Twitter – and for good reason.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.advocate.com/commentary/2021/8/16/white-lotus-knows-how-skewer-white-gay-privilege‘The White Lotus’ Knows How to Skewer White Gay PrivilegeThe just-concluded HBO show takes aim at white privilege and entitlement in general but doesn’t spare white cisgender gay men.www.advocate.com

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-haredi-man-was-hospitalized-in-psych-ward-because-he-s-gay-israeli-court-rules-1.10126959Haredi man was forcibly hospitalized in psych ward because he’s gay, Israeli court rules – Israel News – Haaretz.comA Tel Aviv court orders to release the man, criticizing the psychiatric committee’s decision to forcefully commit himwww.haaretz.com

https://slate.com/human-interest/2021/08/no-condoms-gay-sex-advice.htmlPrEP condom rejection: Why don’t gay men want to use rubbers anymore?I didn’t get the memo about this one.slate.com

https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/arts/boycott-bar-lesbian-bar-phoenix-back-in-business-11788654Phoenix Lesbian Nightspot Boycott Bar Is Back in Business | Phoenix New TimesThere are fewer than two dozen lesbian bars left in America, and Phoenix’s Boycott Bar is one of them.www.phoenixnewtimes.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/08/17/lesbian-corrective-rape-south-africa/Despicable thug who raped lesbian neighbour to ‘make her a woman’ jailed for lifeA man who raped his lesbian neighbour in a bid to “make her a woman” has been jailed for life in South Africa. Albro McLean, 41, from Cape Town, sexually assaulted the woman, who was described as a “long standing neighbour”, on 28 August, 2017. He was serving a suspended sentence for the sexual assault … Continuedwww.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/2021/8/18/nuclear-family-lesbian-family-fights-stay-togetherIn ‘Nuclear Family,’ A Lesbian Family Fights To Stay TogetherThe HBO docuseries depicts the landmark case between a lesbian couple and the sperm donor who sued for parental rights.www.advocate.com

https://torontosun.com/sports/auto-racing/formula-1-boss-and-lesbian-lover-murdered-in-bed-by-her-hubbyFormula 1 boss and lesbian lover murdered in bed by her hubby | Toronto SunA Formula 1 high flier and her lesbian mistress were shot to death after her hubby found the pair together in bed.torontosun.com

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August 15 for LGBTQ2

1896

Leon Theremin, Russian inventor. Most famous for his invention of the theremin, one of the first electronic musical instruments. He first performed the theremin with the New York Philharmonic in 1928. He died on 3rd November 1993.

August 15, 1958

It is the view of this blogger, that Elvis Presley was bisexual – given all that his Memphis Mafia buddies have written and promised there were secrets they would take to their graves – bisexual is the only thing left.

Elvis Presley was one of the most famous Mama’s Boys, and on this day

The funeral of Gladys was held at Graceland at 3.30 p.m. and Elvis and Vernon almost collapsed.

August 15, 1969

The Woodstock Music and Art Festival began on Max Yasgur’s 600 acre farm in Bethel, New York. The three-day long festival drew a crowd of more than 500,000 people and became one of the most celebrated Rock and Folk concert festivals of all time. Attended by over 400,000 people, the event featured, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Santana, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Canned Heat, Joan Baez, Melanie, Ten Years After, Sly and the Family Stone, Johnny Winter, Jefferson Airplane, Ravi Shanker, Country Joe and the Fish, Blood Sweat and Tears, Arlo Guthrie, and Joe Cocker. During the three days there were three deaths, two births and four miscarriages – no reports on how many rapes.

1976

ABBA released ‘Dancing Queen’ as the lead single from their fourth studio album, Arrival. Dancing Queen’ (which had the working title of ‘Boogaloo’) went on to top the charts in more than a dozen countries including the United States where it became ABBA’s only No.1.

1987

Michael Jackson had his third UK No.1 with the single ‘I Just Can’t Stop Loving You’, a duet with Siedah Garrett. It was originally intended to be a duet between Jackson and either Barbra Streisand or Whitney Houston. Session singer Siedah Garrett also worked with Madonna.

1996

A New York women’s shelter refuses to take money raised by a recent benefit concert when they learn that one of the performers was James Brown, often accused of emotional and physical abuse of women.

1998

Pete TownshendJoni Mitchell and Lou Reed, along with original Woodstock acts Richie Havens and Melanie, play Day 2 of the A Day In The Garden festival in Bethel, New York, where the 1969 festival took place. Mitchell closes her set with “Woodstock.”

2011

KISS was cut from a Michael Jackson tribute concert because of comments made by bassist Gene Simmons last year when he told Classic Rock magazine “No matter what my fond memories and fond images of Michael were, with one allegation of pedophilia after another and another and another… Oh dear.”

2012

Michael Jackson’s father, Joe, dropped his wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray, who was serving time after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the singer’s death.

Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley made a surprise visit to Graceland on the eve of the 35th anniversary of Elvis’ death. The pair spoke to the surprised crowd from an elevated platform where Lisa Marie said “I’ve always avoided this because I felt that it would be too emotional, but I really felt it was important to come down here tonight.”

2021

what is needed: Real Life Role Models and cultural representation

https://madison.com/ct/opinion/mailbag/alexis-marcelle-lgbt-kids-need-acceptance-from-schools-parents/article_351b1159-b942-5e72-a1c4-7698b17780f3.htmlAlexis Marcelle: LGBT kids need acceptance from schools, parentsDear Editor: You are at a school with some kids who are LGBT. The ones who aren’t LGBT feel more connected to that school. Maybe some don’t even know whomadison.com

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/gris-montreal-lgbtq-rural-youth-support-schools-1.6141340Classroom workshops offer support to LGBTQ youth in rural Quebec | CBC NewsA not-for-profit based in Montreal is visiting rural communities to show youth that they’re not alone.www.cbc.ca

participation at all levels of society – and acceptance that we are part of society

https://www.espn.com/soccer/english-premier-league/story/4454322/liverpool-condemn-anti-gay-chants-aimed-at-norwich-loanee-billy-gilmourLiverpool condemn anti-gay chants aimed at Norwich loanee Billy GilmourLiverpool have condemned the “offensive and inappropriate” anti-gay chants aimed at Norwich’s Billy Gilmour during Saturday’s 3-0 win.www.espn.com

https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/coronavirus-covid-19-national-news/bucharest-gay-pride-march-resumes-after-coronavirus-pause-4222826Bucharest gay pride march resumes after coronavirus pause – Vancouver Is AwesomeBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Several thousand LGBT supporters took to the streets in the Romanian capital of Bucharest Saturday for a gay pride parade that resumed after a year’s pause due to the pandemic.www.vancouverisawesome.com

https://wehoville.com/2021/08/14/meet-the-rainbow-key-award-winners/Meet the Rainbow Key Award winners – WEHOvilleThe City of West Hollywood will host a joint ceremony of the annualRainbowKeyAwards and Etheridge Award to recognize people and groupswho have made outstanding

From Protest to Pride: No Cops

https://rdnewsnow.com/2021/08/15/red-deer-rcmps-involvement-in-pride-week-celebrated-and-denounced/Red Deer RCMP’s involvement in Pride Week celebrated and denounced | rdnewsnow.comEditor’s note: 2SLGBTQ+, which stands for Two Spirit-Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-Queer-Plus is a modern v…rdnewsnow.com

contributions to the gay and lesbian community. This year’sRainbowKeyAwards/Etheridge Award will be held virtually via the Zoom platform at 6 p.m. Thursday Details for registering and live-viewing of the ceremony via …wehoville.com

August 13 for LGBTQ2

August 13 1952

The original version of “Hound Dog” was recorded by Willie Mae (Big Mama) Thornton – her version being a woman telling off a cheating man, while Elvis’ version would be the man telling himself. Thorton’s recording would top the Billboard R&B chart for seven straight weeks, selling nearly two million copies.

August 13, 1955

Due to the large number of Pop hits which are remakes of R&B hits, Savoy Records announces that those wanting to record cover versions of songs must obtain permission from the US copyright office.

1966

The Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music” was nine on the pop chart

August 13, 1967

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) refused to allow Joan Baez to perform at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, because of her opposition to the Vietnam War. Baez responded with a performance at a free concert at the base of the Washington Monument

1977

Barbra Streisand still had the #1 AC hit for a third week–“My Heart Belongs To Me” – which dropped from 4 to 6 on the pop charts

1982

Major American record companies including CBS Atlantic and Warner Brothers all made staff cut-backs as the industry plunged into ‘the worst shape in its history’. In response to plummeting record sales (which the industry blames on the sale of blank cassette tapes), major labels CBS, Atlantic, and Warner Brothers announce a series of major staff cuts.

The music tech shifts: recorded music, radio broadcast music Blank cassette, recordable cds. music broadcast channels and the internet change music distribution

1983

The genderfuck era

The Eurythmics were at number two with “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)”

 the Human League were at 10 with “(Keep Feeling) Fascination”.

1985

Whitney Houston released her single “Saving All My Love For You”.

1988

 The debut from Tracy Chapman remained at 4

1990

George Michael released the single “Praying For Time” from his great album Listen Without Prejudice.

2003

Lisa Marie Presley performed on “Live with Regis and Kelly.

2004

‘Angels’ by Robbie Williams was voted the best single which should have been a No.1 but never was, in a poll for VH1. The ballad, which reached No.4 in December 1997, beat Savage Garden’s ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply’ and Aerosmith’s ‘I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.’ Other songs said to have deserved a No.1 included Madonna with ‘Ray of Light’, ‘Beautiful Stranger’, ‘Crazy For You’ and ‘Material Girl’, Bon Jovi with ‘Always’ and Oasis with ‘Wonderwall’ and ‘Live Forever’. Sir Cliff Richard’s hit ‘Millennium Prayer’ was voted the worst No.1 single of all time.

At the opening ceremonies of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Björk wears a dress that unfurls about 10,000 feet of fabric, which is stretched to cover the viewing area where a world map is then projected. All of this takes place while she sings “Oceania.”

2017

David Bowie makes a posthumous appearance in the TV series Twin Peaks: The Return. The late singer, who made a cameo appearance as a deranged FBI agent in the cult classic’s 1991 prequel, Fire Walk With Me, was supposed to return for the show’s revival but died before filming. Director David Lynch used archive footage from the movie to bring Bowie to life in the episode.

2021

this is not a new problem, the Vancouver paper Angles (1980 – 2004) it was the gay male personal ads that caused the resistance to venues being drop off points

partly the fetish of race or the bigotry of not dating across ethnicity or only certain ones

https://theconversation.com/how-gay-men-justify-their-racism-on-grindr-164208How gay men justify their racism on GrindrWhen gay men were confronted about writing ‘no Blacks’ or ‘no Latinos’ on their profiles, many of them became defensive.theconversation.com

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210813-taiwan-macau-gay-couple-wed-after-landmark-legal-winTaiwan-Macau gay couple wed after landmark legal win – France 24Taiwan-Macau gay couple wed after landmark legal winwww.france24.com

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/08/10627968/lil-nas-x-interview-gay-icon-and-trap-of-fameLil Nas X’s Variety Interview On Being A Gay IconLil Nas X graced the cover of Variety’s 2021 Power of Young Hollywood and talked being a gay icon and the dangers of homophobiawww.refinery29.com

https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1008238/moviegoers-divided-over-invisible-gay-cast-in-upcoming-summerMoviegoers Divided Over ‘Invisible’ Gay Cast in ‘Upcoming Summer’The teen romance has become a box office hit, but many viewers are questioning if the movie hid an LGBT character in plain view.www.sixthtone.com

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-romeo-is-a-woman-in-the-israeli-opera-s-lesbian-version-of-romeo-and-juliet-1.10104551Lesbian plot twist for Romeo and Juliet: The Israeli Opera’s surprise new staging – Israel News – Haaretz.comWherefore art thou Romeo? In a dramatic change to one of the best known love stories in Western culture, the Israel Opera is staging a lesbian production of Bellini’s ‘The Capulets and the Montagues’www.haaretz.com

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/entertainment/music/478754-why-i-cant-stop-being-a-lesbian-ybnl-princess.htmlWhy I can’t stop being a lesbian – YBNL Princess | Premium Times Nigeria“When my family members remind me that I’ll be 25 this year, hoping that my lesbian phase has passed and I can bring a man home, no dear, I will be bringing a woman home.”www.premiumtimesng.com

https://www.autostraddle.com/what-is-up-with-these-vaguely-lesbian-mean-teens-on-white-lotus/What Is Up With These Vaguely Lesbian Mean Teens on “White Lotus”? | Autostraddle“Targeting the love interests of your queer crush is a very young and chaotic bisexual move (apologies to the queer crushes of my youth).”www.autostraddle.com

robin not gay? curious

https://www.thewrap.com/kimmel-louis-virtel-bisexual-robin/‘Kimmel’ Writer Louis Virtel Wonders What’s Next for Bisexual Batman Sidekick (Video)Will Batman sidekick “make the mistake of spending $500 to see Madonna in concert even though she never performs ‘Lucky Star’ anymore?”www.thewrap.com

https://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/web-series/bigg-boss-ott-s-moose-jattana-comes-out-as-bisexual-more-attracted-to-boys-but-would-like-to-marry-a-girl-101628767969756.htmlBigg Boss OTT’s Moose Jattana comes out as bisexual: ‘More attracted to boys but would like to marry a girl’ | Web Series – Hindustan TimesMoose Jattana has come out as bisexual on the latest episode of Bigg Boss OTT. Here’s who she is and what she’s said. | Web Serieswww.hindustantimes.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/08/11/threesome-gay-bisexual-parents/Bisexual man admits to having threesome with boyfriend’s parentsA gay man was left “mortified” after he discovered that his parents had a threesome with his bisexual boyfriend.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.towleroad.com/2021/08/canada-trans-pastor-lawsuit/Canada Transgender Pastor Sues Former Church For Being Fired After Coming Out During Pride Month Sermon – Towleroad Gay NewsA Canada transgender pastor is suing her former church for wrongful termination on the basis of discrimination after being fired shortly after coming outwww.towleroad.com

one more reason why religion should not be embraced by LGBTQ2

besides the zero evidence for religion

the social oppression of heterosexual women and LGBTQ2

atheist is the safe word

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 14 for LGBTQ2

July 14, 1967

David Bowie released the single ‘Love You Till Tuesday’ which failed to reach the charts. Bowie’s 1969 showpiece film Love You till Tuesday took its name from the song, which also featured over the opening credits.

1979

Donna Summer had two songs in Billboard’s Top Ten, as “Hot Stuff” sat at number 3 and “Bad Girls” was number 1 – for five weeks.  Summer’s record label originally wanted her to give the song to Cher.

1986

Madonna was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with her second No.1 ‘Papa Don’t Preach’. Madonna also had the UK No.1 album with ‘True Blue’.

1989

Cyndi Lauper released the first close-captioned video, “My First Night Without You.”

1990
The Go-Go’s rejoined to record a new album, go on tour, write a book and star in a movie


1992
Aretha Franklin sang the U.S. National Anthem at the Democratic National Convention in New York City.


Olivia Newton-John discloses that she has breast cancer. She was later deemed fully recovered until 2018.1993

the U.S. Postal Service unveiled four stamps to mark the 100th anniversary of Broadway. Each illustrated a classic American musical — “Show Boat,” “Oklahoma!,” “Porgy and Bess” and “My Fair Lady.”

2003

Lisa Marie Presley performed her new single “Sinking In” on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”

2009

Whitney Houston appeared at the world premiere of her new album, “I Look to You” in London. A healthy-looking Houston appeared briefly on stage after Sony Music chief creative officer Clive Davis played nine tracks from the album. (In February 2012, she was found submerged in the bathtub in her suite in a Los Angeles hotel. A a coroner’s report ruled it an accidental drowning, though heart disease and chronic cocaine use were contributing factors.)

2021

https://www.rferl.org/a/funeral-lekso-lashkarava-georgia/31355892.htmlGeorgian Journalists Honor Colleague Who Died After Being Attacked While Covering LGBT MarchDozens of journalists have gathered to commemorate a Georgian television cameraman who was buried on July 13 after being viciously beaten while covering an LGBT event.www.rferl.org

https://www.rfi.fr/en/europe/20210714-eu-to-start-legal-action-against-hungary-s-anti-lgbt-lawEU to start legal action against Hungary’s anti-LGBT lawThe European Commission is preparing a formal legal procedure against Hungary, in response to a law that came into force last week that it considers to be discriminatory towards LGBT people and in vi…www.rfi.fr

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/13/china-lgbtqLGBTQ in China lament ‘dark day’ after social media crackdown | Censorship News | Al JazeeraAfter student-run accounts erased, China’s marginalised LGBTQ community fears worse to come.www.aljazeera.com

https://people.com/sports/tokyo-olympics-record-number-of-lgbtq-athletes-competing/Tokyo Olympics: Record Number of LGBTQ Athletes Competing | PEOPLE.comA record number of openly queer athletes are competing in the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, with Team USA making up the majoritypeople.com

https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/vancouver-pride-worldprideVancouver eyeing rainbow road to host WorldPride: biggest LGBTQ festival | ListedVancouver Pride Society is hoping to use a successful bid for Canada Pride in 2024 as a stepping stone to host WorldPride.dailyhive.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 7 for LGBTQ2

July 7,1965

Sonny And Cher perform their new single “I Got You Babe” on US TV’s Rock and Roll show, Shindig.

1979

Sister Sledge at #7 with We Are Family

1984

“Relax” by Frankie Goes To Hollywood becomes the biggest selling single of all time in Great Britain, replacing Paul McCartney’s “Mull Of Kintyre” for that honor.

1989

It was announced that for the first time compact discs were out selling vinyl albums. The dominance of CDs virtually wiped out the 45 RPM single format, as nothing ended up replacing them. The 3 1/2 inch CD single would die out after record companies refused to offer them at a reasonable price.

2003

Lisa Marie Presley’s album “To Whom It May Concern” was certified Gold.

2007

Live Earth took place. The 24-hour, 7-continent series of concerts featured more than 100 music artists.  The concerts were organised by former US Vice-President Al Gore, as part of his campaign to “heal the planet”. Rock stars from around the world performed to hundreds of thousands of fans to highlight climate change. Concerts were held in Washington, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg, London, Hamburg, Tokyo, Shanghai and Sydney. Madonna brought London’s Live Earth concert to a close, playing a song she had written for the event. Other major acts who appeared included; Snow Patrol, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Genesis, The Beastie Boys, James Blunt, The Foo Fighters, Duran Duran, UB40, Snoop Dogg, Enrique Iglesias, Crowded House & Joss Stone. with The Police closing the days events in New Jersey.

2011

George Michael expressed his delight after learning that English tabloid News of the World was shutting down. As a constant target of the paper, Michael declared that the announcement is “a fantastic day for Britain.”

2021

https://www.country94.ca/2021/07/06/music-collective-giving-queer-voices-an-outlet/Music Collective Giving Queer N.B. Voices An Outlet | Country 94A New Brunswick music collective is providing a platform to release music by Queer artists. Moondrip Collectiv…www.country94.ca

https://techraptor.net/gaming/opinions/queer-representation-video-gamesWhy Queer Representation in Video Games MattersQueer representation in video games can help people discover who they are and help connect them with who others are.

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/europe/2021/07/06/anti-lgbt-georgian-protestors-burn-eu-flag-in-capital.htmlAnti-LGBT Georgian protestors burn EU flag in capital | The StarMOSCOW (AP) — Opponents of LGBT rights clashed with police in the Georgian capital and burned a European Union flag that was hanging in front of the p…www.thestar.com

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2021/07/07/chinese-social-media-giant-wechat-shuts-lgbt-accounts/Chinese social media giant WeChat shuts LGBT accounts – CityNews Torontotoronto.citynews.ca

we are an endangered demographic being erased

the lesbian separatists were right

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/jul/07/cubbyhole-lesbian-bar-america-new-york-west-villageThe fight to save one of America’s last lesbian bars: ‘We’re like an endangered species’ | Life and style | The GuardianThere are only 21 lesbian bars remaining in the US – a vertiginous drop from 200 in the 1980s. The much-loved Cubbyhole is one of themwww.theguardian.com

get divorced first

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/7/7/22565626/dear-abby-woman-is-realizing-shes-a-lesbian-but-still-loves-her-husbandDear Abby: Woman is realizing she’s a lesbian but still loves her husband – Chicago Sun-TimesShe long has identified as bisexual but now is repulsed by their lovemaking.chicago.suntimes.com

june 21 for lgbtq2

1868

Wagner’s opera “Meistersinger von Nuernberg” premieres in Munich

1948

Columbia Records launched a new vinyl disc that played at thirty-three and one third RPM in New York City, sparking a music-industry standard so strong that the inconceivable then digital age has yet to replace. analog is better than digital sound.

June 21, 1951

“17” opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 performances

June 21, 1972

The first Stonehenge Free Festival was held at Stonehenge, England culminating on the summer solstice. Staged between 1972 and 1984, 

1973

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could ban materials judged to be obscene based on local standards.

June 21, 1975

Captain and Tennille started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Neil Sedaka song ‘Love Will Keep Us Together’. The duo of husband and wife “Captain” Daryl Dragon and Cathryn Antoinette “Toni” Tennille had worked as backup musicians for Elton John and Neil Sedaka.

Elton John makes a surprise appearance at a concert at the Oakland Coliseum featuring The Eagles and The Doobie Brothers and sings with both groups.

June 21, 1976

Elton John and Kiki Dee’s “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” was released in the U.S and Britain.

1982

The first “Fête de la Musique,” a music festival also known as “World Music Day,” is launched in Paris. Unlike corporate festivals, this one is about street music, and free to the public. The festival returns every June 21 and spreads throughout the world in various forms.

1990

Little Richard finally gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Says Richard: “Like everything I got, it took a long time to get.”

1994

George Michael lost his lawsuit against Sony Records. Michael claimed that his 15-year contract with Sony was unfair because the company could refuse to release albums it thought wouldn’t be commercially successful. Michael vowed he would never record for Sony again. He re-signed with the company in 2003.

2006

Former Village People lead singer Victor Willis pleaded no contest to drug possession charges. He was later sentenced to three years’ probation after he agreed to enter a drug rehab program.

2007

The Spice Girls announce that they’re getting back together, with the five original Spices reuniting.

the Spice Girls were faux lesbians and marketted much like The Beatles – as if they were roommates on a The Monkees tv show.

Heterosexuals are not the best use of gay, bisexual, lesbians or trans entertainment dollars when we all need our own role models.

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/celebrity/article/3137699/queer-spice-10-times-spice-girls-showed-pride-their-lgbtQueer Spice: 10 times the Spice Girls showed PrideFrom Victoria Beckham’s fashion collection to song lyric changes and Mel B and Geri Horner’s lesbian affair revelations, here are just a few reasons why the Spice Girls became LGBTQ+ iconswww.scmp.com

2018

Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie Presley has described the “powerful and moving experience” of singing with her father for a new album

2021

there have been gender scandals about trans persons in the olympics last century – so it would be accurate to say “openly trans”

and raises the same questions

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/transgender-weightlifter-hubbard-selected-for-tokyo-1.6073313Weightlifter Hubbard to be 1st transgender athlete to compete at Olympics | CBC SportsWeightlifter Laurel Hubbard will be the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics. Hubbard was among five weightlifters confirmed Monday for New Zealand’s team for the Tokyo Games.www.cbc.ca

same for being called transphobic when one has zero interest in raping/murdering trans

https://scitechdaily.com/homophobic-statements-trigger-elevated-stress-in-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-people-can-contribute-to-health-problems/Homophobic Statements Trigger Elevated Stress in Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People – Can Contribute to Health ProblemsNew research provides strongest evidence to date that the stress of discrimination causes physiological changes that can contribute to health problems for lesbian, gay and bisexual people. Previous research has suggested that the stress of discrimination may play a role in the development of healscitechdaily.com

meanwhile another area science is ignored for religious fear of science and persons

https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/op-ed/bs-ed-op-0621-msm-donation-20210621-5kuyz4klxfd4nlexat3kiumm7m-story.htmlAs a sexually active gay man, I can’t donate blood or tissue in America. That’s ridiculous | COMMENTARY – Baltimore SunMy blood type is O negative, I am healthy, I can run a half-marathon, I do not smoke or use drugs, I only have two to three drinks a week, and I am in a committed relationship. Yet, due to homophobic stereotypes and outdated policies, gay men like myself — termed “MSM” or “men who have sex with men” — cannot freely donate blood and soft tissue in America.www.baltimoresun.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/-not-hiding-gay-lesbian-russians-say-cultural-shift-underway-rcna1225‘We’re not hiding’: Gay and lesbian Russians say a cultural shift is underwayWhen Lisa Androshina threw her first lesbian party in Moscow in 2017, she had low expectations.  “We wanted to just gather with our friends and just listen towww.nbcnews.com

Lesbian is unique, including gender and sexuality in one word

that differs from faggot, which includes a meaning of the material used to execute for acting on gender and sexuality

https://www.rte.ie/lifestyle/living/2021/0621/1229478-queer-history-lesson-the-history-behind-the-word-lesbian/Queer History Lesson: The history behind the word lesbianL is for lesbian.www.rte.ie

RIP
https://www.avpress.com/news/madeline-davis-who-spoke-to-the-nation-as-a-lesbian-has-died/article_3ec70b22-d230-11eb-97c9-1b5036bbfa48.htmlMadeline Davis, who spoke to the nation as a lesbian, has died | News | avpress.com“I am a woman and a lesbian, a minority of minorities,” Madeline Davis told the 1972 Democratic National Convention in Miami Beach. “Now we are coming out of our closetswww.avpress.com

https://www.bionews.org.uk/page_157203Investigation reveals barriers to lesbian couples seeking fertility treatment – BioNewswww.bionews.org.uk

https://www.papermag.com/support-your-local-lesbian-bar-this-pride-month-2653476553.htmlSupport Your Local Lesbian Bar This Pride Month – PAPER“The Lesbian Bar Project” highlights how we can preserve these vital and historic community spaces.www.papermag.com

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