LGBTQ2 for October 29


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

630 B.C., Lesbos – Sappho is born c. (630 – 570 BC) . The poet wrote beautiful poetry to the women she loved. It is because Sappho and her followers lived on the Isle of Lesbos that women who love women call themselves “lesbian” to this day. Sappho is known for her lyric poetry, written to be sung and accompanied by a lyre, and which is usually about the love and passion of women. Most of Sappho’s poetry is now lost, and what is extant has survived only in fragmentary form, except for one complete poem – the “Ode to Aphrodite”. As well as lyric poetry, ancient commentators claimed that Sappho wrote elegiac and iambic poetry. Lesbian author Willa Cather (December 7, 1873[2] – April 24, 1947) wrote “Sappho wrote only of one theme, sang it, laughed it, sighed it, wept it, sobbed it. Save for her knowledge of human love she was unlearned, save for her perception of beauty she was blind, save for the fullness of her passions she was empty-handed.”

1885, Uganda – Mwanga II, King of Buganda (Uganda), resists Christianity coming to Uganda in part because he wishes to keep sodomy legal and to maintain his harem of young boys. Therefore, he has James Hannington, the first bishop of Africa killed when he comes to Uganda.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1951 –  LDS Church First Presidency Counselor Stephen L Richards instructs a mission president not to excommunicate a missionary elder for the “superficial charge” of fondling the genitals of three young men, ages twelve to thirteen. Richards said the missionary was only “guilty of a great indiscretion.”

1955

Billboard reviews Little Richard‘s “Tutti Frutti” and calls it “cleverly styled novelty with nonsense words, rapid fire delivery.” The record’s hard-driving sound and wild lyrics not only became a model for future Little Richard songs, but also for Rock and Roll itself.

Sun Records founder Sam Phillips launches America’s first all-female radio station, WHER in Memphis.

1959 – Nicole Conn (born October 29, 1959) is born. She is a film directorproducer, and screenwriter most famous for her debut feature, the lesbian love story Claire of the Moon (1992).

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

1963

The Everly Brothers, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Mickie Most, The Rolling Stones, Julie Grant and The Flintstones all appeared at The Goumont Theatre, St Albans, England.

1967

Hair, advertised as the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, opens off-Broadway at the Public Theater in New York’s East Village. The show moved to Broadway in April 1968 and ran for 1,750 performances, closing on July 1st, 1972. The play’s original cast album spawned the hit singles “Aquarius” / Let the Sun Shine In”, “Good Morning Starshine”, “Easy To Be Hard” and “Hair” and helped launch the career of songwriter Galt MacDermont

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 29, 1972

Elton John gives a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II, making him the first Rock ‘n’ Roller to be asked to appear in a royal variety performance since the Beatles did it in November 1963.

October 29, 1975Joan Baez became a member of Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue.

1979 – Gay activists hold a “mince-in” at the Ontario legislature in Toronto to draw attention to inaction on human rights protections for gays and lesbians.

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

1980 – Anti-gay graffiti is found on the Memorial Steps at Tufts University in Boston with the words “FAGS MUST DIE.” The campus and local community at large were outraged both at the graffiti and its longevity on the steps. The graffiti was not removed until after a huge outcry.

1983

, Madonna’s first single debuted on the chart–“Holiday”.

  1984

Barry Manilow‘s tour opened at Radio City Music Hall, New York. His series of concerts sold out to the tune of $1.9 million, besting (by $100,000) the record then held by Diana Ross.  

1987

David Bowie played the first night of his 15 date Glass Spider Tour in Australia and New Zealand at the Boondall Entertainment Centre in Brisbane.  

1988

“One Moment In Time”, the great song from Whitney Houston, rose to #1 on the AC chart.

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

1994

Madonna remained at #4 with “Secret”

1995 –

In Iran, a 31 year old man is convicted of “ugly and improper conduct” and sentenced to twenty lashes for cross-dressing.

Inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: David Bowie, Tom Donahue, Gladys Knight And The Pips, The Velvet Underground, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, Pete Seeger, and The Shirelles

1997 –

Representatives from the National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum, the Human Rights Campaign, the National Latino/a Lesbian and Gay Organization, and the Gay Lesbian and Straight Educators Network met with House Democratic leader Richard Gephardt to discuss the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and funding for AIDS care and research. Gephardt met with them to discuss ways in which the party could assist gay and lesbian candidates through the coming election cycle.

The U.S. Senate passed the “La Cienega” bill. The bill closed a loophole in the 1909 copyright act that put most pre-1978 music copyrights in jeopardy.  

1997 – Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) (born March 31, 1940) introduces a bill calling for the extension of health insurance coverage to the domestic partners of US federal employees through the federal employee health program. Frank, a resident of Newton, Massachusetts, is considered the most prominent gay politician in the United States.

1997 – Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals unanimously overturns Circuit Court Judge Lawrence H. Rushworth’s decision prohibiting a divorced gay man from seeing his children in the presence of his partner.

1998

Little Richard performed at Washington, DC’s Ford Theater at the Gala for the President with a beaming President Clinton looking on.  

1999, Austria – Lesbian Ulrike Lunacek (born 26 May 1957) is the first openly gay member of Parliament of the National Council of Austria. She is a member of the Austrian Green Party, part of the European Green Party. In 2017, she was the top candidate for the national elections in Austria in 2017. She is co-president of the Intergroup on LGBTI Rights and Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Substitute in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affair.

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

2002 – former NFL linebacker Esera Tuaolo  (born July 11, 1968) comes out. He is a former American professional football player who was a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for nine years. He played college football at Oregon State University and was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He won the Morris Trophy in 1989, which is given to the best defensive lineman in the Pac-10. He was named Pac-10 Conference First Team twice and as a senior he was a finalist for the Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy. In 2002, having retired from sports, Tuaolo announced to the public that he is gay, coming out on HBO’s Real Sports. This made him the third former NFL player to come out, after David Kopay (born June 28, 1942) and Roy Simmons (November 8, 1956 – February 20, 2014). Tuaolo, the child of Samoan banana farmers, lives in Minnesota with his life-partner, Mitchell Wherley, and their twins, Mitchell Jr. and Michelle.

2003: 

Human Rights Campaign study shows 60 percent of American adoption agencies accept applications from gay and lesbian couples and 40 percent claim to have placed children in homes headed by same-sex couples.

Joan Jett was a guest on the television show Crossing Over With John Edward.

2004: Germany expands the rights of same-sex couples, allowing registered domestic partners to adopt each other’s children.

2011, Denmark – Axel Axgil (3 April 1915 – 29 October 2011), 96, whose struggle for gay rights helped make Denmark the first country to legalize same-sex partnerships, dies in Copenhagen. He and Eigil Axgil (24 April 1922 – 22 September 1995) were Danish gay activists and a longtime couple. They were the first gay couple to enter into a registered partnership anywhere in the world following Denmark’s legalization of same-sex partnership registration in 1989, a landmark legislation which they were instrumental in bringing about. They adopted the shared surname, Axgil, a combination of their given names, as an expression of their commitment

2013

Hundreds of viewers complained about Lady Gaga’s recent UK performance on The X Factor according to Ofcom. Around 200 people contacted the broadcasting watchdog about her outfit of shells and flesh-coloured underwear. Another 60 viewers complained directly to ITV about the singer’s appearance, before the 9pm watershed.  

2015 – Hollyoaks becomes the first UK soap to cast an openly transgender actress in a regular role. Annie Wallace plays the high school’s new head teacher, Sally St. Claire, making her first appearance on this day.

2021

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/29/schools-are-banning-my-book-queer-kids-need-queer-stories/Opinion | Schools are banning my book. But queer kids need queer stories.Removing or restricting queer books in libraries and schools is like cutting a lifeline for queer youth.www.washingtonpost.com

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/culture/exclusive-maggie-lindemann-on-her-explosive-queer-rock-anthem-she-knows-it/Maggie Lindemann on her explosive queer rock anthem She Knows ItThe American artist exclusively breaks down the meaning behind her unapologetic pop-rock single for GAY TIMES.www.gaytimes.co.uk

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2021/10/28/scholar-apologizes-criticizing-bisexual-comic-characterScholar Apologizes for Criticizing Bisexual Comic CharacterChristopher Newport University is facing calls to fire a scholar in residence who questioned DC Comics’ recent decision to make a fictional character, the son of Superman and Lois Lane, Jon Kent, bisexual. Scholar and writer Sophia A. Nelson said on Twitter that she doesn’t “get why this is necessary. I don’t! What if Christian parents of children reading comic books don’tShow Morewww.insidehighered.com

https://www.autostraddle.com/the-25-most-fan-fic-ed-lesbian-and-bisexual-tv-couples-of-all-time/The 25 Most Fan Fic-ed Lesbian and Bisexual TV Couples of All Time – AutostraddleThere are 14 canon ships here, and 11 femslash ships, making 2021 the first year ever that there’s more canon couples represented in fan fiction’s top tier than non-canon couples!www.autostraddle.com

https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/10/29/one-in-five-lesbian-women-in-cyprus-victims-of-harassment-survey-shows/One in five lesbian women in Cyprus victims of harassment, survey shows | Cyprus MailA total 22 per cent of lesbian women experienced harassment within a year prior to 2019 in Cyprus, showed a Fundamental Rights Agency’s survey. The FRA’s second LGBTI survey, which included 140,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, was quoted in the gender equality index that was released…cyprus-mail.com

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/10/29/lesbian-bar-project-film-shown-at-library-of-congress/?cf_chl_jschl_tk=pmd_qZubSI3RleI1zDxgztEdSy5GrMnb8qr0suw_CV2cFlU-1635527975-0-gqNtZGzNApCjcnBszQk9‘Lesbian Bar Project’ film shown at Library of CongressSen. Baldwin, Rep. Davids join LGBTQ activists for viewingwww.washingtonblade.com

https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Two-men-reportedly-defile-alleged-teen-lesbian-1390543Two men reportedly defile alleged teen lesbianA 15-year-old suspected lesbian has allegedly been defiled by two men at Nkurakan, a suburb of the Yilo Krobo Municipality in the Eastern region .www.ghanaweb.com

https://www.rawstory.com/gay-student-heckled-franklin-high-school/VIDEO: Enraged parent screams ‘indoctrination’ at gay student for speaking out against bullying – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent JournalismA school committee meeting Tuesday night in Franklin, Massachusetts, where students and staff were discussing anti-gay bullying turned contentious when a parent decided to loudly chime in, CBS Boston reports. Franklin High School senior Mackenzie Atwood was telling another speaker about feeling “at…www.rawstory.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/obscure-famous-artist-photographer-lesbian-sexuality/The “most obscure famous artist” was a photographer of lesbian sexuality / LGBTQ NationOne of her books was denounced on the floor of Congress, but in the queer community Tee Corinne was a master of her craft. Now the wider world is starting to celebrate her too…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-features/lgbtq-influncers-1234982746/8 LGBTQ Influencers That Are Sparking Change – WWDQueer influencers aren’t just changing the game for social media platforms — they’re changing fashion culture and the community.wwd.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-life-and-style/halloween-gay-christmas-many-lgbtq-americans-rcna4027Why Halloween is ‘gay Christmas’ to many LGBTQ AmericansGrowing up outside of Salem, Massachusetts, famous for its 1692 witch trials, Lee Roberts is more connected to Halloween than most.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.kagstv.com/article/news/local/texas-ams-exhibit-shines-a-light-on-lgbtq-identity/499-5669d1cb-d9c8-4315-b42c-1f2c280767afTexas A&M exhibit emphasizes importance of local LGBTQ community | kagstv.comOn this LGBTQ History Month, learn about the enlightening stories of what it means to be part of a resilient group of people.www.kagstv.com

https://people.com/movies/kumail-nanjiani-responds-to-critics-of-lgbtq-eternals-character-were-upsetting-the-right-people/Kumail Nanjiani Responds to Critics of LGBTQ Representation in Eternals | PEOPLE.comKumail Nanjiani responded to fans who complained about Brian Tyree Henry’s character Phastos, who is gay in the upcoming Eternals.people.com

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/us/2021/10/28/no-charges-for-wyoming-librarians-over-sex-ed-lgbtq-books.htmlNo charges for Wyoming librarians over sex ed, LGBTQ books | The StarCHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A prosecutor won’t charge library employees for making sex education and LGBTQ-themed books available to young people in a deepl…www.thestar.com

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59062483Archbishop of Canterbury criticises Ghana anti-LGBT bill – BBC NewsJustin Welby says he is “gravely concerned” by a Ghanaian proposal that would punish people for being gay.www.bbc.com

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/human-rights-complaint-filed-over-single-family-condo-restrictions-amid-concerns-of-lgbtq-discrimination-1.5643006Human rights complaint filed over ‘single family’ condo restrictions in Ontario amid concerns of LGBTQ discrimination | CTV NewsMore people are coming forward with concerns about Ontario condominium rules that require units be for “single families” — but appear to keep out LGBTQ couples, single parents, and a host of other family types.toronto.ctvnews.ca

https://japantoday.com/category/politics/Election-pledges-on-LGBT-rights-boost-legislation-hopesElection pledges on LGBT rights boost legislation hopes – Japan TodayCampaign pledges by most political parties ahead of Sunday’s lower house election have increased hopes of legislation to deepen understanding and protect the rights of sexual minorities. Six major opposition parties promise that they will seek to present bills to parliament next year to help protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and…japantoday.com

that they have exorcists….

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/vatican-tells-exorcist-priests-stop-trying-cast-covid-19/?utm_source=LGBTQ+Nation+Subscribers&utm_campaign=248a4fae1a-20211029_LGBTQ_Nation_Daily_Brief&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c4eab596bd-248a4fae1a-430855381Vatican tells exorcist priests to stop trying to cast out COVID-19 / LGBTQ NationThe church employs hundreds of priests “trained” in demonic possession…www.lgbtqnation.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – October 29 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-october-29Oct. 29, 2017 — 2011, Denmark – Axel Axgil (3 April 1915 – 29 October 2011), 96, whose struggle for gay rights helped make Denmark the first country to legalize …

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LGBTQ2 for October 23

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1766 – Christoffel Bosch van Leeuwarden, a seventy year old porter in the Netherlands, was convicted of seduction to sodomy and sentenced to three years of prison labor.

1893 – Jean Acker (October 23, 1893 – August 16, 1978) was an American film actress with a career dating from the silent film era through the 1950s. She was perhaps best known as the estranged wife of silent film star Rudolph Valentino(May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926). Acker had an affair with the actress Alla Nazimova(June 3, 1879 – July 13, 1945). Nazimova included Acker in what was dubbed the “Sewing circles“, a group of actresses who were forced to conceal the fact that they were lesbian or bisexual, thus living secret lives. Another of her female lovers wasactress Grace Darmond(November 20, 1893 – October 8, 1963)with whom she was involved during her relationship with Valentino.

1906, France – Albrto Santos-Dumot  (20 July 1873 – 23 July 1932) makes the first public European flight of an airplane in Europe. His plane, the Olseau de prole, (bird of prey)is considered the first to take off, fly, and land without the use of other assistance. Later that year he flew his fixed-wing aircraft, the 14B, to win the Deutsch-Achdeacon Prize. Three years before the Wright brothers, the gay Brazilian aviation pioneer becomes the first person to fly more than 80 feet under official observation. Seriously ill and said to be depressed over his multiple sclerosis and the use of aircraft in warfare, he hanged himself on July 23, 1932.

1907, Germany – The Molte v. Harden trial begins in Germany. Journalist Maximillian Harden accused General Kuno Count von Moltke (1847–1923) of being in a homosexual relationship. Moltke filed a civil suit, and though Harden was acquitted, the verdict was later overturned and he was found guilty. Moltke was an adjutant to Kaiser Wilhelm II and military commander of Berlin. The homosexual scandal known as the Harden-Eulenburg Affair rocked the Kaiser’s entourage. Moltke was forced to leave the military service.

1937 – Mattachine Society founder Harry Hay’s (April 7, 1912 – October 24, 2002)  former lover Stanley Haggart wrote to him after marrying a woman in an attempt to change his sexuality. “To think it had to take a marriage with its wedding night experiences to show me where my real affinity lies. Every cell in me screamed out in protest at my desecration of my body. At that time I knew that I belonged to you and you to me.” The two men were eventually reunited in 1938, but Harry had become increasingly active in meetings of the Communist Party and the two men were politically incompatible. Hay “abandoned” Stanley, whose homely domestic ideals he regarded as unrealistic, and Stanley in due course made a new life-match.

1942

All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is composer Ralph Rainger (“Thanks for the Memory”)

The Classic Movie Musicals Of Ralph Rainger (1930-43)https://www.discogs.com › releaseThe Classic Movie Musicals Of Ralph Rainger (1930-43) (LP) album … D7, On The Gay White Way. D8, I’m Still Crazy For You. D9, I Heard The Birdies Sing.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

October 23, 1954

Black radio giant WDIA in Memphis began banning all records with what they considered suggestive lyrics, including the Drifters’ “Honey Love,” the Bees’ “Toy Bell,” and the entire “Annie” series of singles by the Midnighters.

October 23, 1956Elvis got a visit from Nick Adams.

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

1963

The Everly Brothers, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Mickie Most, The Rolling Stones, Julie Grant and The Flintstones all appeared at Odeon Theatre, Nottingham, England.

1965 –Thirty-five members of the East Coast Homophile Organizations hold a second demonstration at the White House. However, demonstrators felt, with this event, that picketing the White House had lost its effectiveness as a tactic in support of gay rights.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971

On the USA Song charts Cher made her move (10-4) with “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves”.  Joan Baez at 5 with “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”

1976

on the USA song charts “Fernando” by ABBA once again set the standard on the Easy Listening chart.

1977: Two thousand people demonstrated in downtown Montreal to protest October 22 bar raids. Police attack the demonstrators with motorcycles and billy-clubs and made further arrests. Truxx and another bar, Le Mystique, were simultaneously raided on Oct. 22, 1977. Fifty police officers wearing bulletproof vests and carrying machine guns conducted the raid, charging 146 patrons as “found-ins” and Truxx’s owner as a keeper of a common bawdy house. Detainees were held for eight hours in crowded cells, subjected to venereal disease testing and denied the opportunity to call their lawyers. Community response to the raid was quick. The night after the raid, two thousand people blocked a downtown intersection in protest. When police tried to break it up by driving their motorcycles into the crowd and clubbing people, protesters threw beer bottles. Hundreds turned up at a public forum, organized by l’Association pour les droits des gaies du Québec, and a defence committee for the found-ins was formed. It took five years for the charges against the Truxx patrons to be dropped.

1978 –

Gloria Gaynor’s disco anthem I Will Survive is released. The song is about getting through a broken relationship and was quickly adopted by the gay community

Neil Diamond & Barbra participated in one of the greatest collaborations of the Era–“You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”.

1979: Former Winnipeg Free Press publisher Richard Malone pleads guilty to charges of buggery and obstructing justice. He is given a one-year sentence, following a “juvenile sex ring” investigation in February 1979.

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

1982 Culture Club were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me’, the group’s first chart topper and the first of 12 UK Top 40 hits. The song became a major hit after their memorable debut performance on Top Of The Pops when they stood in for Shakin’ Stevens who was ill and not able to appear.

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

1993 – In Helena, Montana the state supreme court ruled that “transvestitism” is not a sufficient reason to deny a father joint custody of his 3-year old child.

1994 – Andrew D. Kopkind (1935 – Oct. 23, 1994), a political journalist whose work appeared in The New Republic, The New York Review of Books and The Nation, died at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan. He was 59 and had homes in Manhattan and Guilford, Vt. With John Scagliotti, he was the host of “Lavender Hour,” a gay radio program on WBCN in Boston. He is survived by Mr. Scagliotti, an Emmy Award-winning American film director and producer, his companion of 24 years.

1998 – The Los Angeles City council condemns the “Making Sense of Homosexuality” conference, organized by the anti-gay National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality, known as NARTH, saying that claims of “curing” homosexuals creates an atmosphere that can lead to anti-gay violence.”

1999 – Religious right leader Rev. Jerry Falwell and evangelical Christian supporters met with Rev. Mel White and gay Christians for an anti-violence forum.

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

2001

Apple Computers publicly announced their portable music digital player called the iPod.

2002:  Pioneering gay rights activist Harry Hay  dies of lung cancer in hospice care. A  founder and architect of the modern gay rights movement, in 1950 Hay and four others formed one of the nation’s first gay rights organizations the Mattachine Society. Hay’s believed in the cultural minority status of homosexuals which led him to take a stand against assimilation. In June 1969, the Stonewall riots in New York marked a move toward a more radical and militant approach among gay rights activists; Hay however stated that “I wasn’t impressed by Stonewall, because of all the open gay projects we had done throughout the sixties in Los Angeles. As far as we were concerned, Stonewall meant that the East Coast was catching up.” The riot led to the emergence of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF), with Hay involving  himself in the early development of its Los Angeles chapter.  Harry Hay passed away on October 24, 2002 at age 90. His ashes, mingled with those of his partner John Burnside, were scattered in the Nomenus Faerie Sanctuary, Wolf Creek, Oregon

2008

Beyonce went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘If I Were A Boy’, the singers fourth UK No.1 hit. Taken from her third solo album, I Am’ Sasha Fierce.

2017

This week, at the University of Maine, an anti-gay Christian preacher came on campus with a giant sign full of sins…But his yelling was no match for the students’ beautiful rendition of Elvis Presley‘s “Can’t Help Falling In Love.”

Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/10/21/university-of-maine-students-drown-out-anti-gay-preacher-with-elvis-song/#omsdercQk9kLmsDV.99

2019

Gay History – October 23: Almost Forgotten Gay Activist Harry …http://www.back2stonewall.com › Gay HistoryOct. 23, 2019 — October 23, 2002: Pioneering gay rights activist Harry Hay dies of lung cancer in hospice care.

2021

It is okay to be gay or lesbian and not bisexual, and it is okay to not date transpersons and it is okay to be bisexual or trans; it is okay to be heterosexual

so stop expecting others to go against their orientation:

no one has a right to your body, especially when you have no interest in theirs

from the article : It’s kind of a privilege that anybody gets to share your body in the first place, so as long as everything’s safe and consenting, put your pleasure first.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/5dbnqd/how-to-explore-bisexuality-if-only-been-in-gay-relationshipsHow to Explore Bisexuality If You’ve Only Ever Been in Gay RelationshipsFrom one queer to another, it’s a minefield out there.www.vice.com

trans are bashing lesbians rather than the heteros who are the problem –

lesbians were not against trans rights, just disinterested in dating trans, and are being name called and excluded from LGBT… so the problem is NOT lesbians

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/10/22/grace-petrie-connectivity-trans-lesbian-transphobia/Folk star Grace Petrie has a stern message for transphobic lesbians: ‘Trans people are not the enemy’Grace Petrie explained how transphobia in Britain will become a “stain” on the country’s history, and will be looked back on with “shame”.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.opindia.com/2021/10/dabur-promotes-lesbian-karwa-chauth-slammed-lgbt-promoting-regressive-ideas/Dabur promotes lesbian Karwa Chauth, gets slammed by LGBT community for promoting ‘regressive’ ideas and productDabur’s Karwa Chauth advertisement features same sex couple using the company’s bleaching product to deck up for the Hindu ritual – OpIndia Newswww.opindia.com

https://76crimes.com/2021/10/23/coming-out-how-lgbt-nigerians-friends-wish-theyd-reacted/Coming out: How LGBT Nigerians’ friends wish they’d reacted – Erasing 76 CrimesIn a new video, friends of 3 LGBTIQ+ Nigerians tell how they reacted — and how they wished they’d reacted — when their friends revealed their sexual orientation.76crimes.com

https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/One-of-the-oldest-LGBTQ-refuges-in-America-is-on-16555895.phpOne of the oldest LGBTQ refuges in America is on the verge of being erasedThe merger of Mills College with Northeastern may stop the school’s closure but it…www.sfchronicle.com

https://www.upworthy.com/grandpa-writes-powerful-letter-disowning-daughter-after-she-kicked-her-gay-son-out-of-her-houseGrandftaher writes open letter supporting gay grandson – Upworthy“You’re correct that we have a shame in the family, but mistaken about what it is.”www.upworthy.com

“They call us bigots and racist,” he said, adding that many of the gatekeepers in the coming book industry are “not letting people have a voice” if they’re conservative.

NIna Notes: centuries of oppression vs a few years of not being allowed to oppress others… conservatives had more than had their say, saying the same over and over decade after decade

https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/entertainment/2021/october/comic-book-artist-quits-after-dc-announces-superman-will-be-lgbtComic Book Artist Quits After DC Announces Superman Will Be LGBT | CBN NewsAn artist with DC Comics said this week he’s leaving the company because he’s “tired of them ruining these characters.” His decision comes on the heels of the announcement that the next iteration of Superman will be bisexual.
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straight people are not the only audience

https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/spencer-star-kristen-stewart-satisfyingly-slams-critics-lgbtq-representation-movies.html/‘Spencer’ Star Kristen Stewart Satisfyingly Slams Critics of LGBTQ Representation in MoviesActor Kristen Stewart responds to people who are against LGBTQ representation in movies such as ‘Eternals.’www.cheatsheet.com

https://www.dallasnews.com/sports/rangers/2021/10/22/rangers-omit-lgbtq-acknowledgment-during-mlb-wide-spirit-day-initiative-frustrating-advocates/Rangers omit LGBTQ acknowledgment during MLB-wide Spirit Day initiative, frustrating advocatesThe Rangers on Thursday tried to participate in an MLB-sponsored social-media initiative against bullying of LGBTQ teens without actually acknowledging the…www.dallasnews.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/illinois-high-schoolers-survey-queers-use-bathroom-normal-people-rcna3582Illinois high schoolers survey if ‘queers’ should use the bathroom with ‘normal people’A survey asking students if they think “queers” should be allowed to use the school restroom circulated at an Illinois high school this week.www.nbcnews.com

https://thirdcoastreview.com/2021/10/22/review-broken-nose-theatres-audio-play-kingdom-tells-a-black-lgbtq-story-with-heart/Review: Broken Nose Theatre’s Audio Play, Kingdom, Tells a Black LGBTQ Story With Heart | Third Coast ReviewArthur and Henry are long time partners; they’ve lived together for 40 years in Orlando, in the shadow of the “Magic Kingdom.” Now same-sex marriage has been legalized and the question that …thirdcoastreview.com

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/10/22/petition-urges-white-house-to-develop-plan-to-protect-lgbtq-afghans/Petition urges White House to protect LGBTQ AfghansTaliban regained control of country on Aug. 15www.losangelesblade.com

as if bullying just happens mysteriously, can we name the demographic?

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-life-and-style/spirit-day-2021-renewed-importance-protect-lgbtq-youths-rcna3478Spirit Day 2021: ‘Renewed importance’ to protect LGBTQ youthsMillions of people worldwide are standing up against the bullying of LGBTQ youths by wearing purple for Spirit Day.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/ghana-s-president-calls-tolerance-parliament-considers-anti-lgbtq-law-n1282154Ghana’s president calls for tolerance as parliament considers anti-LGBTQ lawGhanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo emphasized the need for civil debate and tolerance as parliament works towards a vote on an anti-LGBTQ bill.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.timesofisrael.com/director-eric-steel-on-jewish-lgbtq-film-minyan-one-of-this-years-top-10/Director Eric Steel on Jewish-LGBTQ film ‘Minyan,’ one of this year’s top 10 | The Times of IsraelA surprisingly true to life depiction of Russian-Jewish immigrants in 1980s Brooklyn doesn’t hinder the universal message in the movie, opening Oct. 22 in NY and streaming Oct. 29www.timesofisrael.com

https://www.yourtango.com/news/what-did-harry-jowsey-say-about-james-charlesWhat Did Harry Jowsey Say About James Charles? | YourTangoHarry Jowsey Has Issued An Apology After An Audio Recording Surfaced Of Him Calling James Charles A Homophobic Slur. The Comment Comes After Jowsey Showed Support For Trans Women During An Appearance On A Podcast Last Month, Leading People To Question His Allyship With The LGBTQ Community.www.yourtango.com

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Today in LGBT History – October 23 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-october-23Oct. 23, 2017 — 1907, Germany – The Molte v. Harden trial begins in Germany. Journalist Maximillian Harden accused General Kuno Count von Moltke (1847–1923) of …

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 16


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

961, Cordoba – Al-Hakam II (January 13, 915 – October 16, 976) dies. He becomes the Caliph of Cordoba. He rules in Al-Andalus as an open homosexual until his death in 975. He kept a male harem which was a problem since it was essential for the Caliph to produce an heir. A resolution was reached by having the female concubine – sultana Subh  – dress in male clothing and use the masculine name of Jafar. They had a son, Hisham II, who succeeded Al-Hakam and who also kept a male harem.

1793, France – Marie Antoinette  (2 November 1755 – 16 October 1793), accused of being a lesbian among many other crimes, is executed.1793, France – Marie Antoinette (2 November 1755 – 16 October 1793), accused of being a lesbian among many other crimes, is executed. She was the last Queen of France before the French Revolution. She was born an Archduchess of Austria and was the penultimate child and youngest daughter of Empress Maria Theresa and Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor. She became Dauphine of France in May 1770 at age 14 upon her marriage to Louis-Auguste, heir apparent to the French throne. On 10 May 1774, her husband ascended the throne as Louis XVI and she assumed the title Queen of France and Navarre, which she held until September 1791, when she became Queen of the French as the French Revolution proceeded, a title that she held until 21 September 1792.1793, France – Marie Antoinette  (2 November 1755 – 16 October 1793), accused of being a lesbian among many other crimes, is executed.

1856, Ireland –  Oscar Wilde  (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900)  is born in Dublin. He was an openly gay writer who wrote plays, fiction, essays, and poetry. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death. At the height of his fame and success, while The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) was still being performed in London, Wilde had the Marquess of Queensberry prosecuted for criminal libel. The Marquess was the father of Wilde’s lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. The libel trial unearthed evidence that caused Wilde to drop his charges and led to his own arrest and trial for gross indecency with men. After two more trials he was convicted and sentenced to two years’ hard labour, the maximum penalty, and was jailed from 1895 to 1897. There he wrote his last work, The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898), a long poem commemorating the harsh rhythms of prison life. He died destitute in Paris at the age of 46. In 2017, Wilde was among an estimated 50,000 men who were pardoned for homosexual acts that were no longer considered offences under the Policing and Crime Act 2017. The Act is known informally as the Alan Turing law.

1929: In Germany, a Reichstag Committee votes to repeal Paragraph 175, however, the Nazis’ rise to power prevents the implementation of the vote.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1943 , Rome – On this day the largest sequestration of Jews in the history of Italy occurred. On the Piazza roughly 1,000 Jews, mostly women and children, were rounded up and deported to Auschwitz where almost all perished. It was Italy’s one show of support to Hitler.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

September 16, 1951

18 year old Richard Penniman, who was already using the stage name Little Richard made his first recordings for RCA Camden at the studios of Atlanta radio station WGST.

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 16, 1967

Folk singer Joan Baez was arrested, along with 123 others, for blocking the entrance to an Armed Forces Induction Center in Oakland, California.

1975: Deputy Mayor of Los Angles Maurice Weiner is arrested during a vice-squad raid on a gay porn theater in Hollywood. He later resigns from office.

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

1980 – Sue Bird (born October 16, 1980) is an American-Israeli professional basketball player for the Seattle Storm of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Bird was the first overall pick of the 2002 WNBA draft. She also played for multiple basketball teams outside the United States. Bird has won three WNBA championships (200420102018), four Olympic gold medals, (2004200820122016), and led the WNBA in assists three times (200520092016). She was selected to eleven WNBA All-Star teams and eight All-WNBA teams. Bird is one of nine women to win an Olympic Gold Medal, an NCAA Championship, and a WNBA Championship. In 2011, she was voted by fans as one of the WNBA’s Top 15 Players of All Time and was voted into the WNBA Top 20@20 as one of the league’s Top 20 Players of All Time. Bird came out openly as a lesbian on July 20, 2017, saying that she had been dating professional soccer player Megan Rapinoe (born July 5, 1985) for several months. In 2018, she and Rapinoe became the first same-sex couple on the cover of ESPN’s Body Issue.Rapinoe is an American professional soccer midfielder/winger who plays for Seattle Reign FC in the National Women’s Soccer League.

1982

Culture Club appeared on UK TV’s Top Of The Pops performing ‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me’. They were booked on the show thanks to Shakin’ Stevens being ill and not able to appear. The song became a major hit after their memorable performance on the music TV show.

1987 – AIDS quilt organizer Cleve Jones  (born October 11, 1954) was named “Person of the Year” by ABC anchorman Peter Jennings. Jones is an American AIDS and LGBT rights activist. He conceived the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt which has become, at 54 tons, the world’s largest piece of community folk art as of 2016. In 1983, at the onset of the AIDS pandemic Jones co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation which has grown into one of the largest and most influential People with AIDS advocacy organizations in the United States.

1988

Whitney Houston had her third UK No.1 single with ‘One Moment In Time.’ The song was recorded to celebrate the Seoul Olympic Games of 1988.

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

1995: Washington, DC: Nation Of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s Million Man March divides African-American gay men: some, disturbed by Nation of Islam homophobia, decide to stay home; others, viewing the march as an affirmation of the need for black unity, attend. No openly gay speaker is permitted to speak at the rally that follows the march.

1998 – Openly gay college student Matthew Shepard’s (December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998) funeral takes place at the St. Mark Episcopal Church in Casper, Wyoming. Anti-gay protesters attend as a crowd of supporters line up shoulder to shoulder wearing white angel’s wings to keep the protesters from seeing the service. Matthew was beaten, tortured, and left to die near Laramie on the night of October 6, 1998. Six days later, he died from severe head injuries at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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

2007

Madonna signed a ground-breaking recording and touring contract with concert promoter Live Nation becoming the first major star to choose an all-in-one agreement with a tour company over a traditional record contract. The deal reported to be worth $120m (£59m) over 10 years, would give Live Nation rights to all her music-related projects – including new albums, tours, merchandise, websites, DVDs, sponsorship, TV shows and films.

2021

a gay women, rather than a lesbian is supporting religion..

that is two levels of supporting the status quo of male centric culture

https://www.abbynews.com/entertainment/b-c-author-says-being-gay-and-christian-is-ok/B.C. author says being gay and Christian is OK – Abbotsford NewsStacey Chomiak’s memoir aimed at LGBTQ youth makes peace with faith community and queer communitywww.abbynews.com

https://balkaninsight.com/2021/10/16/montenegrin-pride-calls-for-strengthened-lgbt-rights/Montenegrin Pride Calls for Strengthened LGBT Rights | Balkan InsightIn Montenegro’s ninth Pride celebration, LGBT activists and officials attending the march called for the full harmonisation of the legal system with last year’s historic same-sex partnership law.balkaninsight.com

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danidiplacido/2021/10/12/bisexual-superman-stirs-up-a-fuss-over-nothing/?sh=75f90b6f1d97Why ‘Bisexual Superman’ Has Conservatives’ Tights In A TwistThe son of Clark Kent has come out as bisexual, triggering traditionalists.www.forbes.com

https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/teen-mom-ogs-amber-portwood-comes-out-as-bisexual/Teen Mom OG’s Amber Portwood Comes Out as BisexualIn a new episode of ‘Teen Mom OG,’ Amber Portwood came out as bisexual to producers and her mother — all the detailswww.usmagazine.com

https://www.republicworld.com/world-news/uk-news/uk-lesbian-couple-express-oddity-at-how-strangers-mistake-duo-for-mother-and-daughter.htmlUK: Lesbian couple express oddity at how strangers mistake duo for mother & daughterWhitney Bacon-Evans, 33, and her wife Megan, 34, are left embarrassed and insecure when strangers assume Megan is Whitney’s mother.www.republicworld.com

https://thelumberjack.org/2021/10/15/living-with-lesbians/Living with lesbians – The LumberjackThe Crashpad: a Lesbian Frat Housethelumberjack.org

https://www.outinperth.com/new-artwork-at-pica-had-its-origins-in-jewish-adelaide-lesbian-feminists/New PICA exhibition is inspired by Jewish Adelaide Lesbian Feminists group | OUTInPerth | LGBTQIA+ News and CultureA new artwork opening at PICA this week explores feminism, and gay and lesbian liberation, from the perspective of a small community in South Australiawww.outinperth.com

LGBT have been straight passing for decades in reality and in movies

LGBT representation is not accomplished by heteros

we need role models to know we can exist across all spheres of society

a hetero playing LGBTQ2 is not the same as one of us playing one of them in fiction roles

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-10089311/Julianna-Margulies-defends-lesbian-love-scenes-Reese-Witherspoon-Morning-Show.htmlJulianna Margulies defends lesbian love scenes with Reese Witherspoon on The Morning Show | Daily Mail OnlineThe heterosexual 54-year-old noted that she ‘would never, ever be angry if a lesbian played a straight woman’www.dailymail.co.uk

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/lesbian-sues-federal-government-rejected-foster-agency-rcna3084Lesbian sues federal government after being rejected by foster agencyA lesbian filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services after being rejected by a federally funded religious foster care agency.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.advocate.com/world/2021/10/15/namibian-court-grants-citizenship-gay-couples-sonNamibian Court Grants Citizenship to Gay Couple’s Son“This is a big win for same-sex couples [in Namibia],” said the couple’s lawyer.www.advocate.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/10/15/national-trust-christian-voice-stephen-green/Evangelist who backed death penalty for gays wants to run the National TrustThe National Trust’s LGBT-inclusive policies could be under threat as a Christian fundamentalist vies for a spot on the governing bodywww.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/10/14/1045332656/sex-educations-gay-teen-eric-takes-a-risky-trip-to-nigeria-how-realistic-is-it‘Sex Education’s’ Eric Effiong is inspiration to Nigeria’s gays, says activist : Goats and Soda : NPRWe asked Bisi Alimi, who came out on TV in Nigeria and is an advocate for LGBTQ rights in his homeland, to weigh in on the plotline of the popular Netflix series.www.npr.org

https://www.complex.com/life/texas-man-sentenced-23-years-grindr-app-target-gay-men-assault-hate-crimeTexas Man Sentenced to 23 Years for Using Grindr App to Target Gay Men | ComplexA 22-year-old Texas man has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for using the dating app Grindr to target, rob, and assault gay men in December 2017.www.complex.com

Religion rejects science and finds a loophole to the no suicide rule to get into heaven…

religion seeks an exemption from reality

https://globalnews.ca/news/8251956/covid-19-religion-exemptions-canada/Religious exemptions to COVID-19 vaccine mandate: Here’s what we know, what we don’t – National | Globalnews.caThe federal government has promised religious exemptions to COVID vaccination could be given out, though public health experts and ethicists say they would be few and far between.globalnews.ca

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Today in LGBT History (2017) and 2019  by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Queer History Timeline

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 12


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1774 – Adolph Jans van Oldeberkoop of Frisia, Netherlands, a fifty year old customs officer, was convicted of seduction to sodomy and banished for two years.

1871, India – The Criminal Tribes Act, which defines certain social communities as “addicted to the systematic commission of non-bailable offences,” comes into effect. One of these “criminal tribes” is the Hijra, a term referring to several identities within the transgender spectrum across South Asia. After independence from Britain rule, the Hijara were no longer officially criminalized.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

October 12, 1955

The Chrysler Corporation introduces high fidelity record players for their 1956 line-up of cars. The unit measured about four inches high and less than a foot wide and mounted under the instrument panel. The seven inch discs spun at 16 2/3 rpm and required almost three times the number of grooves per inch as an LP. A set of 35 classical recordings were available that provided between 45 and 60 minutes of uninterrupted music. The players would be discontinued in 1961.

October 12, 1956

A motion picture called Don’t Knock The Rock, featuring Little Richard and Bill Haley And His Comets, opens in US theatres. The movie tells the story of a disc jockey, Alan Freed, who tries to prove to teenagers’ parents that Rock ‘n’ Roll is harmless and won’t turn their kids into juvenile delinquents.

October 12, 1957

On tour in Sydney, Australia, Little Richard denounces Rock ‘n’ Roll, saying “If you want to live for the Lord, you can’t take Rock and Roll too. God doesn’t like it.” When his sax player, Clifford Burks, dares Richard to prove his “faith in God,” Little Richard tosses four diamond rings, valued at $8,000, into Sydney’s Hunter River and soon after launches a Gospel career. Five years later, he would switch back to Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Johnny Mathis topped the Cashbox Best Sellers chart with “Chances Are”, a song that currently sat at #7 on Billboard’s Most Played By Disc Jockeys chart. The record would go on to sell over two million copies and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.

1957 – Debra Chasnoff (October 12, 1957 – November 7, 2017) was a documentary filmmaker and activist whose films address progressive social justice issues. Her production company GroundSpark produces and distributes films, educational resources and campaigns on issues ranging from environmental concerns to affordable housing to preventing prejudice. Chasnoff had been a member and owner of the film distribution company New Day Films since 1996 and has served as Chair of New Day’s Steering Committee twice. Chasnoff’s organization Groundspark has produced several films as a part of its Respect for All Project. The series includes the following films, all directed and produced by Chasnoff: Straightlaced—How Gender’s Got Us All Tied UpIt’s Elementary—Talking About Gay Issues in SchoolIt’s STILL ElementaryLet’s Get Real, and That’s a Family! It’s Elementary—Talking About Gay Issues in School(1996) illuminate how all young people are affected by anti-gay stigma, and have helped schools all over the world address anti-gay prejudice in the classroom. Chasnoff was married to Nancy Otto who works as a glass blowing artist and a non-profit fundraising consultant.

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

October 12, 1962

The Beatles, still just an up and coming local group, open for one of their idols, Little Richard at a concert at New Brighton Towne, Liverpool.   Although Richard apparently found John and George to be “rude,” he was quite taken with Paul, reportedly to the point of trying to seduce him.

October 12, 1968

The LP “Cheap Thrills” by Big Brother And The Holding Company hit #1 on the Billboard album chart for the first of eight non-consecutive weeks. It would prove to be the most successful LP of the year, selling over a million copies. The cover, drawn by underground cartoonist Robert Crumb, replaced the band’s original idea, a picture of the group naked in bed together. Crumb had originally intended his art to be the LP’s back cover, but Joplin demanded that Columbia Records use it for the front cover. Initially the album title was to have been Sex, Dope and Cheap Thrills, but this didn’t go down too well at Columbia Records.  On March 22, 2013, the album was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the US Library of Congress and was preserved into the National Recording Registry.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971 – New York City Dept. of Consumer Affairs recommends repealing a law that prohibits homosexuals from being employed in or frequenting the city’s bars, cabarets and dance halls.

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” debuted on Broadway.

October 12, 1973

Elton John is awarded a Gold record for his two disc set, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, his third straight number one album.

1979 – The National Coalition of Black Gays sponsored a conference in Washington DC, the first Third World Lesbian and Gay Conference in preparation for the upcoming March on Washington.

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

1985

Ricky Wilson (B-52s) died of complication of AIDS at the age of 32.

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

1998 – Openly gay college student Matthew Shepard, 21, dies of injuries inflicted when he was beaten and tortured. Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson rob and beat Shepard four days earlier and tie him to a split-rail fence outside of Laramie, Wyoming. The murder, for which the pair are each serving two consecutive life sentences, inspired “The Laramie Project,” a play and later film about Laramie, WY in the year after the murder Federal hate crimes legislation approved in 2009 bears Shepard’s name.

The play and later fa ilm about Laramie, WY. Shepard’s murder brought national and international attention to hate crime legislation at the state and federal levels. In October 2009, the United States Congress passed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (commonly the “Matthew Shepard Act” or “Shepard/Byrd Act” for short), and on October 28, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the legislation into law. Following her son’s murder, Judy Shepard became a prominent LGBT rights activist and established the Matthew Shepard Foundation. Shepard’s death inspired notable films, novels, plays, songs, and other works.

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

2008 – Connecticut Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage in a 4-3 decision.

2011 – Huffington Post launches “Gay Voices,” the first mainstream news organization to have an LGBT-focused section. Noah Michelson is the section’s first editor.

2016

David Bowie and Prince were both new entries in the latest list of top-earning dead celebrities compiled by Forbes. Prince’s pre-tax income from 1 October 2015 to 1 October 2016 was estimated at $25m (£20.5m) by the business magazine, putting him fifth in the list. Bowie, meanwhile, was ranked at 11th for an estimated income of $10.5m (£8.5m). Both, however, are dwarfed by Michael Jackson who topped the list once again with a record-breaking estimated income of $825m (£672.8m).

2021

the first women to walk in space was a lesbian

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/astronaut-sally-ride-will-first-lgbtq-person-united-states-currency/?utm_source=LGBTQ+Nation+Subscribers&utm_campaign=491dcf0d70-20211011_LGBTQ_Nation_Daily_Brief&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c4eab596bd-491dcf0d70-430855381Astronaut Sally Ride will be the first out LGBTQ person on United States currency / LGBTQ NationThe coin will be available next year…www.lgbtqnation.com

“Does the kingdom of Spain have to apologise because five centuries ago it discovered the New World, respected those who were there, created universities, created prosperity, built entire cities? I don’t think so,” Mr Casado said in a video posted on Twitter.

His comments came after President Biden, in a message to mark the US Columbus Day holiday, said the explorer’s arrival had led to “a wave of devastation” for Native Americans and he urged Americans not to “bury these shameful episodes of our past”.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58882832Spanish right attacks Biden over Columbus and conquests – BBC NewsSpanish nationalists scorn President Biden for condemning colonial crimes against Native Americans.www.bbc.com

Blogger Nina Notes: Columbus was never in North America.

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from this blog: Queer Music Oct 12

Today in LGBT History

and LGBT    by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 8

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1824, France — Astolphe-Louis-Léonor, the Marquis de Custine  (18 March 1790 – 25 September 1857), is beaten and left for dead after propositioning a male soldier in Saint-Denis. The scandal forces him out of the closet, but he recovers and lives the rest of his life as an open ‘sodomite’ with his partner Edward St. Barbe. Custine maintains a successful social life in Paris. He was a French aristocrat and writer who is best known for his travel writing, in particular his account of his visit to Russia La Russie en 1839. This work documents not only Custine’s travels through the Russian empire, but also the social fabric, economy, and way of life during the reign of Nicholas

1904: Anna Ruhling became one of the first feminists to publicly speak out in favor of rights for same-sex attracted women. At a meeting of the Scientific Humanitarian Committee, one of the earliest organizations to take an active role in the gay rights movement, Ruhling attempted to link the women’s movement with rights for lesbians, criticizing her colleagues for not taking an active role in fighting oppression against same-sex attracted women.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

October 8, 1962

After a five year absence, Little Richard makes his return to Rock ‘n’ Roll as he kicks off his first ever tour of the UK, sharing the bill with Sam Cooke.  Enthusiastic audience reaction to Cooke’s secular set convinced Richard to end his self-imposed exile and return to rock ‘n’ roll.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – Kate Millet (September 14, 1934 – September 6, 2017), American feminist writer, artist, activist, and author of her 1970 book Sexual Politics, comes out as a lesbian. She becomes a seminal influence on second-wave feminism. She joins a growing women’s movement to acknowledge her sexual orientation at a Daughters of Bilitis meeting in New York City.

1970: In New York City, two policemen invade a private club to interrupt a Daughters of Bilitis-New York business meeting. The blatantly harassing nature of the police action persuades many members of the hitherto low profile group of the need for militancy.

1972: Demonstrators at the annual convention of the Association for the Advancement of Behavioral Therapy protest the continued use of “aversion therapy” to “treat” homosexuality.

1974: An episode of the American medical drama “Marcus Welby, M.D.,” titled “The Outrage,” became the center of a massive protest organized by The National Gay And Lesbian Task Force. The episode equated homosexuality with pedophilia by depicting a gay may as a middle school teacher who preyed on his students. In response, many sponsors pulled their advertising from the episode, including Bayer, Gallo Wine, Listerine, Ralston-Purina, Colgate-Palmolive, Shell Oil, Lipton, American Home Products, Breck, Sterling Drug and Gillette.

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

International Lesbian Day

International Lesbian Day celebrates lesbian culture, community and visibility.

IDL dates back to New Zealand activism and is considered to be first celebrated on March 8th, 1980 by a group of 40 lesbians who marched through Wellington Park, New Zealand on International Women’s Day. International Lesbian Day is marked annual on October 8th because it’s exactly six months after International Women’s Day on March 8th.

1983

“True” by Spandau Ballet was awarded the #1 spot on the Adult Contemporary chart.

1985A group of Latina/o lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists formed the Austin Latina Latino Lesbian and Gay Organization (ALLGO). It acted as an LGBT rights organization that “envision[ed] a just and equitable society that celebrates and nurtures vibrant people of color queer cultures.”

1985

Little Richard passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle while driving in West Hollywood and ran into a telephone pole, causing serious injury and forcing him to miss his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. He returned to spiritual music again after his recovery.

1986

Elton John, David Lee Roth and Cher appear on the opening night of The Late Show starring Joan Rivers. At the end of the program, the hostess stood next to Elton and joined him in singing “The Bitch Is Back”. Joan’s decision to host her own show without telling Johnny Carson, for whom she filled in for on The Tonight Show, would permanently sour the friendship between the two.

1987 – The Human Rights Campaign Fund (HRCF) begins running ads in response to an amendment introduced in the Senate by Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC) and passed by the house and senate to restrict funding to AIDS organizations which distributed gay-related prevention literature.

1987 – At the University of Vermont in Burlington nineteen people are arrested in a demonstration protesting the CIA’s exclusion of gays and lesbians.

1988

The debut from Tracy Chapman settled in at #3 and George Michael’s Faith was 9 on the USA lp charts

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

1990 – During a campaign speech, US Congressman Jesse Helms refers to gays and lesbians as “disgusting people marching in the streets demanding all sorts of things, including the right to marry each other.”

1990 – Placido Domingo and Andre Watts raise $1.5 million at a fundraiser for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis.

1992 – Episcopal bishop A. Theodore Eastman issues an order to clergy in Maryland not to bless same-sex unions.

1992, Canada – The lesbian comic book “Hothead Paisan #7” was seized from Toronto Women’s Bookstore. Officials sited “sexual degradation” as the reason for the seizure, though it contained no sex. The prohibition was lifted seven months later.

1994

at 5 on teh USA song charts, John Mellencamp had his 10th Top 10 and 25th career hit “Wild Night” with help from Me’Shell Ndegeocello,

1997 – The National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum condemned gospel singers Angie and Debbie Winans for their anti-gay song “It’s Not Natural,” and BET-TV for providing them with a one-sided forum to promote their homophobic views. Earlier in the year, BET-TV refused to air MeShell NdegeOcello’s video “Leviticus Faggot,” about a black gay teenager’s struggle to come to terms with his sexuality.

1997: An episode of Ellen DeGeneres’ sitcom titled “Roommates” received an adult content warning because it contained a kiss between Ellen and another woman. The censorship reportedly infuriated Ellen, with her telling reporters: “I never wanted to be an activist, but now they’re turning me into one.”

1998, UK – Welsh secretary Ron Davies resigns after British tabloids reported he was robbed at knifepoint in a London park while looking for a male sexual companion. Bisexual Ronald Davies (born 6 August 1946) is a Welsh politician, former Secretary of State for Wales, former Member of Parliament and former member of the Welsh Assembly. He describes himself as a politician belonging to the “traditional left” who had “spent his life looking for a socialist progressive party”. He was a member of the Labour Party until 2004, then joining Forward Wales

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

2003: Marco, a character on “Degrassi: The Next Generation” played by Adamo Ruggiero (second from right in photo below), came out of the closet in conjunction with a two-part episode titled “Pride.” (h/t Quist)

2009 – President Barack Obama signs into law the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Shepard (December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998), 21, was tortured and killed in Laramie, Wyo., because he was gay. Byrd  (May 2, 1949 – June 7, 1998), a 49-year-old black man, was chained to the back of a truck and dragged to death in Jasper, Texas. The hate crimes prevention law requires the FBI to track hate crimes based on gender and gender identity, and gives the Department of Justice the power to prosecute crimes motivated by the victim’s race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

2009, Germany -The first openly gay member of the German government, Guido Westerwelle (27 December 1961 – 18 March 2016) takes office as Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister to Angela Merkel. He was a German politician who served as Foreign Minister in the second cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel and as Vice Chancellor of Germany from 2009 to 2011, being the first openly gay person to hold any of these positions. He was also the chairman of the Free Democratic Party of Germany (FDP) from May 2001 until he stepped down in 2011. A lawyer by profession, he was a member of the Bundestag from 1996 to 2013. On 20 July 2004, Westerwelle attended Angela Merkel’s 50th birthday party accompanied by his partner, Michael Mronz. It was the first time he had attended an official event with his partner and this was considered his public coming-out. The couple registered their partnership on 17 September 2010 in a private ceremony in Bonn. Westerwelle died of leukemia at the age of 54.

2013

LGBT History Month: 5 Queer Events On October 8 | HuffPost

2019

Supreme Court of the USa article

2021

Demonstrating why “allies” are not part of the subcultures that do not actually form a single qmunity

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/10/08/russian-drag-race-adaptation-ignores-lgbt-issues-activists-say-a75243Russian ‘Drag Race’ Adaptation Ignores LGBT Issues, Activists Say – The Moscow TimesActivists accuse the show, hosted by blogger Nastya Ivleeva, of glossing over the challenging reality in which Russia’s LGBT community lives.www.themoscowtimes.com

Why is a notorious opponent of gay rights now working to elect a lesbian attorney general? It’s not because he’s had a change of heart and wants to atone for past sins. It’s because the AG candidate in question, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, is his sister.

https://www.sfexaminer.com/news/why-is-an-anti-lgbt-crusader-working-to-elect-a-lesbian-in-california/Why is an anti-LGBT crusader working to elect a lesbian in California? – The San Francisco ExaminerProp. 8 architect Frank Schubert campaigns for lesbian attorney general candidate in Californiawww.sfexaminer.com

https://theowp.org/lgbt-free-declarations-repealed-in-poland-a-step-forward-or-a-cruel-game/“LGBT-Free” Declarations Repealed In Poland: A Step Forward? Or A Cruel Game? – The Organization for World PeaceLast Monday, three Polish regional councils voted not to declare their provinces “LGBT-free zones” following the European Union’s threats to cut up to €126 million in funding to the local governmen…theowp.org

https://people.com/politics/lgbtq-afghans-facing-death-under-taliban-hiding-fleeing/LGBTQ Afghans Facing ‘Violent Death’ Under Taliban Need Help, Advocates Say | PEOPLE.comActivist Nemat Sadat wants to raise awareness and money “the most vulnerable people in the most dangerous country” as LGBTQ advocates push U.S. and other countries to do morepeople.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/dutch-gay-man-defied-nazis-saved-thousands/Meet the Dutch gay man who defied the Nazis & saved thousands of lives / LGBTQ NationBefore his execution in July 1943 at the hands of the Nazi party, Willem Arondeus asked his lawyer to spread a message after he was gone. “Let it be known,” he said. “Homosexuals are not cowards…www.lgbtqnation.comShareEmoji

https://www.scmp.com/news/people-culture/gender-diversity/article/3151504/chinas-lgbt-community-caught-xi-jinpingsLGBT community in sights as China cracks down on ‘Western import’What began as an assault on the growing influence of tech giants has widened to include a wide swathe of Chinese society, with LGBT people increasingly a target.www.scmp.com

https://www.france24.com/en/africa/20211008-alice-nkom-cameroon-s-tireless-defender-of-lgbtq-rightsAlice Nkom, Cameroon’s tireless defender of LGBTQ rightsThe first female lawyer in Cameroon, Alice Nkom, has made it her life’s work to fight for the decriminalisation of homosexuality in a country where LGBTQ people face up to five years in prison. She h…www.france24.com

https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/10/07/ghana-lgbtq-homophobia-bill-mckenzie-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnnThis draft bill gives LGBTQ members 2 options: Jail time or conversion therapy – CNN VideoCNN’s David McKenzie reports from Ghana as the country’s parliament is set to debate a bill that critics from the LGBTQ+ community call a “homophobe’s dream.”www.cnn.com

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/08/africa/ghana-lgbtq-crackdown-intl-cmd/index.htmlGhana’s LGBTQ: How a US group with links to the far-right may have influenced a crackdown on the community – CNNGhana’s parliament is set to debate a draft bill — framed in the guise of “family values” — which seeks to introduce some of the harshest anti-LGBTQ laws on the African continent.www.cnn.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

LGBT History Month: 5 Queer Events On October 8 | HuffPost

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 24

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1482, Switzerland – Richard Puller von Hohenberg is burned at the stake along with his servant Anton Matzler in Zurich. They are accused of having a homosexual relationship.

1731, The Netherlands – Twenty-two men are strangled and burned in a mass execution in Zuidhorn under the charge of sodomy.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

September 24, 1955

Judy Garland made her TV debut on the “Ford Star Jubilee” on CBS.

September 24, 1956

Elvis and bisexual Nick Adams went to see Mildred Scrivener, Elvis’ senior-class homeroom teacher at Humes High. Elvis donated $900 to the school for new uniforms for its ROTC program.

September 24, 1957

“Mister Rock and Roll” debuted at the Paramount in New York City, NY. Disc jockey Alan Freed’s fourth movie, Mister Rock and Roll, featuring footage of Chuck Berry, Clyde McPhatter, Frankie Lymon and Little Richard, debuted at the Paramount Theatre in New York City.

The Elvis Presley classic, ‘Jailhouse Rock’ was released. It became his ninth US number one single and stayed on the Billboard chart for nineteen weeks. Rolling Stone magazine included it at number 67 on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time[2] and was named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. In 2004, it finished at number 21 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema. On November 27, 2016, the Grammy Hall of Fame announced its induction, along with that of another 24 songs.

Blogger Nina notes the lyrics: Number 47 said to number three, you’re the cutest jailbird I ever did see… “do the jailhouse rock with me”

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

September 24, 1973

ABBA began recording the Waterloo album.

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

1981, Canada – In Toronto, a Provincial Court judge acquits Don Franco of charges of keeping a common bawdyhouse in his own home. Police had burst in on Franco while he was having a three-some in 1979.

1981, Canada – Out of the Closet: A Study of Relations Between The Homosexual Community and Police, commissioned by Toronto city council, is released by Arnold Bruner, the author of the report. It recognizes the gay community as legitimate part of community and calls for permanent police / gay dialogue committee.

1982 – The CDC defines a case of AIDS as a disease, at least moderately predictive of a defect in cell-mediated immunity, occurring in a person with no known cause for diminished resistance to that disease. Such diseases include KS, PCP, and other serious opportunistic infections. Diagnoses are considered to fit the case definition only if based on sufficiently reliable methods (generally histology or culture). Some patients who are considered AIDS cases on the basis of diseases only moderately predictive of cellular immunodeficiency may not actually be immunodeficient and may not be part of the current epidemic.

1983

Culture Club’s “Karma Chameleon” leads the UK chart in the first of a six week stay. The song would also reach the top of the Billboard chart next February and would be Number One in sixteen countries worldwide.

1988

The Hollies were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother’ after the song was used on a UK TV beer commercial, the song was originally a hit in 1969 and featured a young Elton John on piano.

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

1992 – The Kentucky Supreme Court rules that the state’s anti-sodomy laws violate the rights to privacy and equal protection as guaranteed by the state constitution.

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

2000

Madonna started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Music’, the singers seventh UK No.1 album.

2003, Cairo – Sixty-two men are arrested for homosexuality. They’re charged with “habitual practice of debauchery” and face up to three years in prison.

2004, Canada – Nova Scotia becomes the sixth of Canada’s provinces or territories to have legal same-sex marriage.

2007 – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claims Iran has no homosexuals while speaking at Columbia University.

Blogger Nina recalls he was confused by the laughter and the suggestion because they have been genocided or fled.

2021

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/hundreds-of-students-at-texas-hs-walk-out-of-class-to-protest-removal-of-lgbtq-safe-space-stickers/ar-AAOKW8MHundreds of students at Texas HS walk out of class to protest removal of LGBTQ ‘safe space’ stickers“There’s a lot of hurt, confusion and fear from students who feel like the administration has a problem with them for being LGBTQ+.”www.msn.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/09/deranged-anti-vaxxer-goes-viral-rampage-tearing-lgbtq-subway-ads/Deranged anti-vaxxer goes on viral rampage tearing down LGBTQ subway ads / LGBTQ NationThe woman is now getting support from right-wing outlets and Russian media…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/09/pastor-tells-flock-homosexuality-demonic-spirit-stealing-christian-children/Pastor tells flock homosexuality is a “demonic spirit” stealing Christian children / LGBTQ NationYou’d think after all his “prophecies” have been bunk, his parishioners would wise up. But they still keep shoveling money at him to tell them lies…www.lgbtqnation.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 14

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1306, France – Philip IV orders the arrest of two Knights Templar because they exchanged an obscene kiss” that pretty much covered their entire bodies.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1934 – Katherine “Kate” Murray Millett (Sept. 14, 1934- September 5, 2017) is born. Kate was in her mid-30s and a generally unknown sculptor when her doctoral dissertation at Columbia University, “Sexual Politics,” was published by Doubleday and Co. Her core premise was that the relationship between the sexes is political, with the definition of politics including, as she once said, “arrangements whereby one group of persons is controlled by another.” After teaching briefly at the University of North Carolina, she pursued her art career in Japan and then New York, where she took a job at Barnard College teaching English literature. In 1965 she married the Japanese sculptor Fumio Yoshimura, but she rejected many traditional ideas of marriage and eventually came out as a lesbian. Her autobiographical work Flying, published in 1974, told of the dizzying fame “Sexual Politics” had brought and her reaction to it. Sita, in 1977, dealt with her sexuality. She is survived by her spouse Sophie Keir.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1953 – Alfred Kinsey’s Sexual Behavior in the Human Female goes on sale reporting that “2 to 6% of females, aged 20-35, were more or less exclusively homosexual in experience/response.”

September 14, 1955

At Specialty Records in Los Angeles, Little Richard records his debut album, “Here’s Little Richard”. It would prove to be his highest charting LP in America, reaching #13. The collection contained two of his biggest hits, “Long Tall Sally”, which reached #6 in the US and “Jenny, Jenny”, which reached #10. Little Richard entered a New Orleans recording studio to begin two days of recording. Things were not going well and during a break, Richard and his producer; Bumps Blackwell went to the Dew Drop Inn for lunch. Richard started playing the piano in the bar like crazy, singing a loud and lewd version of ‘Tutti Frutti.’ With only fifteen minutes left in the session, Richard recorded the song and coined the phrase, ‘a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom.’ 

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – In New York City, Gay Activists Alliance stages the first of an orchestrated campaign of “zaps” in protest of continuing police harassment. They heckle Mayor John Lindsay as he enters the Metropolitan Opera House for its opening night gala.

1979, Canada – In Smeaton, Saskatchewan an education arbitration board orders teacher Don Jones reinstated to job from which he was fired for being gay.

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

1984

The first MTV Video Music Awards show was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, hosted by Bette Midler and Dan Aykroyd. Herbie Hancock was the night’s biggest winner with five awards, followed by Michael Jackson who won three.

David Bowie won Video of the year for ‘China Girl’ at the first MTV Video awards. The song co-written by David Bowie and Iggy Pop during their years in Berlin, first appeared on Pop’s album The Idiot released in 1977.

Madonna performed “Like A Virgin” while wearing a white wedding gown at the first ever MTV Video Music Awards.

1986 – Leslie Blanchard dies from AIDS in the arms of his partner of ten year, Miguel Braschi, in New York. Braschi’s name is not on the lease of their apartment so he is not protected by rent control. In 1989 the New York Court of Appeals case Braschi v Stahl Associates Co that decided that the surviving partner of a same-sex relationship counted as “family” under New York law and was thus able to continue living in a rent controlled apartment belonging to the deceased partner. In a subsequent appeal, the court found that a “more realistic, and certainly equally valid, view of a family includes two adult lifetime partners whose relationship is long term and characterized by an emotional and financial commitment and interdependence”. Application of this standard allowed Braschi to be considered a family member and prevented his eviction from the apartment. The decision represents the first time a court in the United States granted any kind of legal recognition to a same-sex couple

1989: Seven ACT UP members infiltrate the Stock Exchange and chain themselves to the VIP balcony. Above the trading floor a banner unfurls: SELL WELLCOME. Four days later, the company lowers the price of AZT, to $6,400 per year.

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

1999: Iowa governor Tom Vilsack issues an executive order prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the public sector.

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

2010, Israel – Israel’s Supreme Court, accepting the appeal of Jerusalem Open House, an LGBT organization, forces Jerusalem City Hall to fund the LGBT Pride Parade.

George Michael was sentenced to eight weeks in jail after he plead guilty to driving under the influence and drug possession. The incident occurred on July 4 when he crashed his car into a store.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Daily Elvis: September 14

LGBTQ2 for September 13

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1931 – Lili Elbe (28 December 1882 – 13 September 1931), possible intersex and the recipient of the first sex-reassignment surgery, dies. She married Gerda Gottlieb in 1904 in Denmark, a marriage that the King of Denmark invalidated in 1930 in Germany. Lili dies of post-surgical complications as her body rejects her new uterus. The film The Danish Girl is based on her story. In 1932, Man Into Woman, the Story of Lili Elbe’s Life is published.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

September 13, 1955

Little Richard entered J&M Studios in New Orleans for a two day recording session. Things were not going well and during a break, Richard and his producer, Bumps Blackwell, went to the Dew Drop Inn. With few people there and an old upright piano, Richard started playing like crazy, singing loud, lewd and hamming it up. Blackwell was stunned… why couldn’t he record this? They went back to J&M with only fifteen minutes left in the session and “Tutti Fruiti, good booty” became “Tutti Fruiti, aw-rootie”. The song would be Richard’s break-out hit and managed to make it to #17 early the following year, but a cover by Pat Boone over shadowed Richard’s version and went to #12 on the Billboard Pop chart.

1958

Sexuality Ambiguous and continued to be undeclared in 2021: Cliff Richard made his British TV debut on Jack Good’s Oh Boy program, where he performed “Move It”. Before he was allowed to appear on the show, Richard was ordered to remove his Elvis inspired sideburns, which he did. 

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

1960

With the American music scene still reeling from the “payola” scandal, the US Federal Communications act was amended to outlaw payments of cash or gifts in exchange for airplay of records.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1975, Canada – A large gay rights march sponsored by Coalition for Gay Rights in Ontario calls for reinstatement of John Damien who had been fired as a judge for the Ontario Jockey Club because he was gay. Protestors call for the inclusion of sexual orientation in human rights code.  

1977 – 

Soap premieres on ABC with then unknown Billy Crystal playing Jodie Dallas, one of TV’s first prominent and sympathetic gay characters. His character’s initial plot involved an almost sex change for his in the closet football boyfriend, main plots were being chased by women who could not accept his gayness, confronting a cult, trying to adopt his own daughter, having a lesbian roommate and ending with the character thinking he was an elderly Jewish man instead of the gay character in the pilot. The show was a spoof and included aliens and the afterlife, SOAP concluded on the spin off Benson.

September 13, 1979

ABBA ventured to the other side of the Atlantic for the first time (and only time) in their career, opening up at the Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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

1980

Queen moved from 23 to 9 with “Another One Bites The Dust” on the USA song charts with  The Game LP being 4.

 On the USA LP Charter, at 10 the “Xanadu” Soundtrack.

1982

RCA Records announced that David Bowie had left for the South Seas where the filming of “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence” was to begin.

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

1991

Geffen Records threw a party to launch Nirvana’s single ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. The band ended up being thrown out of their own party after starting a food fight.

1995, Canada –The Celluloid Closet premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival. It  is a 1995 American documentary film written and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. The film is based on Vito Russo‘s book of the same name first published in 1981 and on lecture and film clip presentations he gave in 1972–1982. Russo had researched the history of how motion pictures, especially Hollywood films, had portrayed gaylesbianbisexual and transgender characters. The film was given a limited release in select US theatres, including the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, in April 1996, and then shown on HBO.

1996 – The U.S. Congress defeats a bill that would ban employment discrimination against lesbians and gay men: by ONE vote.

1997: The newly crowned Miss America, Kate Shindle, vows to dedicate her term to youth HIV prevention. When schools rein her in, she later tells Poz magazine, “Sometimes I feel like I’m banging my head against the wall.”

Elton John’s single “Candle in the Wind 1997” was released in the U.K., adn became the biggest selling single ever.

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

2001 – On Pat Robertson’s 700 Club, Jerry Falwell WRONGLY says feminists and gays and lesbians were responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

2004, Australia – The Gay and Lesbian Kingdom declares war on the Australian government for its failure to recognize same-sex marriages. They form a micro-nation and, under the Unjust Enrichment law, demand territorial compensation. While there was no military action, it did cement the Kingdom’s assertion that they exist as an independent country. The Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands (also known as The Gay Kingdom of the Coral Sea – for example on postage stamps) was established as a symbolic political protest by a group of gay rights activists based in Australia. Declared in 2004 in response to the Australian government’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages, it was founded on Australia’s external overseas Territory of the Coral Sea Islands, a group of uninhabited islets east of the Great Barrier Reef. It is an expression of queer nationalism.

2010: 

Chief of the Defense Force of Australia Angus Houston issues an order lifting the ban on transgender personnel.

George Michael was sent to jail for eight weeks after being convicted of driving under the influence of drugs and possessing cannabis in Hampstead, north London last July. He smiled in disbelief as the sentence was passed and he was led away to the cells.

2021

Blogger Nina Notes: if not for religion, eh..

Spong made headlines as the bishop of the Diocese of Newark, where he served for more than two decades and in 1989 ordained the first openly gay male priest in the Episcopal Church. He would later go on to ordain about three dozen LBGTQ clergy in the diocese by the time he retired, Religion News Service reported in 2013.

He also championed women clergy, making sure that any church in his diocese that was searching for a new priest interviewed at least one woman candidate, said Bishop Bonnie Perry of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan.

That put him lightyears ahead of leaders in the Episcopal Church, said Perry.

https://religionnews.com/2021/09/12/bishop-john-shelby-spong-firebrand-cleric-who-championed-lgbtq-inclusion-in-the-episcopal-church-has-died/Bishop John Shelby Spong, firebrand who championed LGBTQ inclusion, has died(RNS) — Spong made headlines when he ordained the first openly gay male priest in the Episcopal Church.religionnews.com

meanwhile, because of religion:

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/09/12/oas-commission-calls-for-venezuela-to-protect-lgbtq-rights/Inter-American commission calls for Venezuela to protect LGBTQ rightsCountry remains embroiled in political, economic crisiswww.losangelesblade.com

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210913000758[Us and Them] ‘We are here,’ say LGBT Koreans — but so is the hateFrom the most mundane of activities to larger goals such as being widely accepted by society, the lives of sexual minorities in South Korea are fraught with difficulties. “I don’t go to a hospital unless it is known as being queer-friendly. Usually I just don’t go to hospitals,” said Jung-hyun, who is currently transitioning to male. Jung-hyun, a pseudonym, says the mismatch between his male …www.koreaherald.com

https://dailyutahchronicle.com/2021/09/12/u-lds-apostle-byu-address-lgbt-community/?unapproved=119304&moderation-hash=4d51415a069856532343461426aa78e4#comment-119304U Community Reacts to LDS Apostle BYU Address Concerning LGBT Community – The Daily Utah Chronicle  On Aug. 23, 2021, Jeffrey R. Holland gave a speech around 67 miles south of the University of Utah at Brigham Young University, highlighting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ stance on the LGBTQ+ community. Holland, one of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church, quoted a speech given by Elder…dailyutahchronicle.com

https://www.projectq.us/five-frontrunners-for-atlanta-mayor-talk-lgbtq-issues/Five frontrunners for Atlanta mayor talk LGBTQ issues | Project Q AtlantaWith less than two months before Atlanta elects a new mayor, LGBTQ and allied voters face a crucial decision about who leads the city through 2026 — and possibly 2030. From a whopping 14 candidates, five have emerged from the scrum to lead the race to replace Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. Project Q has asked the frontrunners […]www.projectq.us

and because of religion, instead of having lives, we had to fight to have rights to have lives

https://www.dailyuw.com/arts_and_culture/galleries_museums/article_08dc9280-1456-11ec-88e9-27cef2707bbe.htmlSaying goodbye to ‘Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBT Movement’ at MoPopSeattle has had a long and rich history in LGBTQIA+ activism. According to the LGBTQ Activism in Seattle Project created by The Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project andwww.dailyuw.com

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/09/13/poll-57-of-americans-back-bipartisan-deal-on-lgbtq-rights-religious-liberty/Poll: 57% of Americans back bipartisan deal on LGBTQ rights, religious libertyPlurality want Congress, not courts, to resolve issuewww.washingtonblade.com

https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/09/13/love-is-love-three-lgbtq-friendly-series-to-warm-your-heart/Love is love: three LGBTQ friendly series to warm your heart | Cyprus MailBy Constantinos Psillides Last week Netflix dropped its long-awaited LGBTQ-oriented animation series Q-Force, telling the story of a super-spy who revealed that he was gay during his graduation speech. As a result, he is relegated to a team of other misfit queer characters but stumbles upon a global conspiracy and…cyprus-mail.com

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Today in LGBT History – September 13 | Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

lgbtq2 for September 2

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1894, UK – Annie Winifred Ellerman (2 September 1894 – 28 January 1983) is born in Kent, England. Writing under the name Bryher, she is an early feminist. She was a major figure of the international set in Paris in the 1920s, using her fortune to help many struggling writers. With her lesbian lover Hilda Doolittle(H.D.) (September 10, 1886 – September 27, 1961) and Scottish writer Kenneth Macpherson, she launched the film magazine Close Up, which introduced Sergei Eisenstein’s work to British viewers. From her home in Switzerland, she helped to evacuate Jews from Hitler’s Germany, and then became a popular historical novelist.

1907 – Evelyn Hooker (September 2, 1907 – November 18, 1996) is born. She published the first ever scientific findings that homosexual men are no less well-adjusted mentally than heterosexual men. The American Psychological Association said about her in honoring her with a 1991 award: “When homosexuals were considered to be mentally ill, were forced out of government jobs, and were arrested in police raids, Evelyn Hooker courageously sought and obtained research support from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to compare a matched sample of homosexual and heterosexual men. Her pioneering study, published in 1957, challenged the widespread belief that homosexuality is a pathology by demonstrating that experienced clinicians using psychological tests … could not identify the nonclinical homosexual group. This revolutionary study provided empirical evidence that normal homosexuals existed, and supported the radical idea then emerging that homosexuality is within the normal range of human behavior … Her research, leadership, mentorship, and tireless advocacy for an accurate scientific view of homosexuality … has been an outstandingcontribution to psychology in the public interest.”

Sept 2 1927

Sophie Tucker recorded her song “Some of These Days.” This version of the song was not released until about 30 years after it was recorded. The first part of the verse is narrated by Sophie Tucker and she tells how the song described the story of her life.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1956 – Elizabeth A. Birch (born September 2, 1956) is an American attorney and former corporate executive who chaired the board of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force from 1992-1994. Birch was worldwide director of litigation for Apple Computer and general counsel for its Claris subsidiary until 1995.She served as the Executive Director of the Human Rights Campaignfrom January 1995 until January 2004. In 2000, Birch became the first leader of an LGBT organization to address a national political convention when she gave a prime-time speech at the Democratic National Convention. In 2004, Birch launched Birch & Company, a consulting firm, with offices in Washington, D.C. and New York. Birch ran Rosie O’Donnell‘s production company, KidRo Productions, Inc. and oversaw O’Donnell’s For All Kids Foundation until 2007. She had a relationship with Hilary Rosen, former chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America. They adopted twins, a boy and a girl, in Texas. The couple separated in 2006.

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

1967 – First issue of The Advocate is published. It was a small newspaper under the name The Los Angeles AdvocateThe Advocate focuses on news, politics, opinion, and arts and entertainment of interest to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) people. The magazine is the oldest and largest LGBT publication in the United States and the only surviving one of its kind that was founded before the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

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

1983

The film “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence” opened around in the United States. The movie starred David Bowie.

1988

The Human Rights Now! world tour kicked off at Wembley Stadium London with Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman and Youssu n’Dour. Taking in five continents and claiming to be the most ambitious rock tour in history.

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

1995

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened in Cleveland, Ohio, with Bob DylanChuck BerryAretha FranklinAl GreenBooker T and the MGsLittle RichardThe Allman BrothersBoz ScaggsJames Brown and Martha Reeves making contributions.

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

2000

Madonna was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Music’, her 10th UK No.1 single, from her album of the same title; making her the first female to top the UK album chart ten times.

2005 – Brokeback Mountain premiers at the Venice Film Festival. It’s one of the first major motion pictures with worldwide distribution to focus on same-sex love as the main storyline. It is an American neo-westernromanticdrama filmdirected by Ang Lee and produced by Diana Ossana and James SchamusAdapted from the 1997 short story of the same name by Annie Proulx, the screenplay was written by Ossana and Larry McMurtry. The film stars Heath LedgerJake GyllenhaalAnne Hathaway, and Michelle Williams, and depicts the complex emotional and homosexual relationship between Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist in the American West from 1963 to 1983. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards, the most nominations at the 78th Academy Awards, where it won three—Best DirectorBest Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score.

2011: The California State Senate passes AB 9, known as “Seth’s Law” after 13-year-old Seth Walsh, who committed suicide in 2010 after constant homophobic harassment at his school. The bill would require every school in California to implement anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies and programs that include actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The state assembly had passed the bill in June 2011.

2013 –

Diana Nyad (born August 22, 1949), an out lesbian, is the first person to swim the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. She’s an American author, journalist, motivational speaker, and long-distance swimmer. On her fifth attempt and at age 64, she became the first person confirmed to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage, swimming from Havana to Key West. Nyad has said a factor in her determination while swimming was her anger about, and her desire to overcome, sexual abuse she experienced as a child.

Sir Elton John won the first ever Brits Icon award, in a gala concert which marked his stage return after surgery for appendicitis. Elton was presented with the prize by his friend, singer Rod Stewart, who described him as “the second-best rock singer ever”. The Icon prize had been created by the BPI, the music industry’s trade body, which also runs the Brit Awards.

2021

maybe it is children who should not be online

https://inews.co.uk/news/online-safety-bill-would-give-legal-basis-for-censorship-of-lgbt-people-stephen-fry-and-campaigners-warn-1178176Online Safety Bill gives legal basis for censorship of LGBT people, Stephen Fry and campaigners warnLegal free speech could be banned from social media under the proposed lawinews.co.uk

https://thehill.com/policy/finance/570217-nearly-half-of-lgbt-renters-behind-on-rent-fear-eviction-in-next-two-monthsNearly half of LGBT renters behind on rent fear eviction in next two months: research | TheHillAbout half of LGBT U.S. renters who are behind on their payments fear eviction in the next two months, according to research released by the University of California-Los Angeles’s Williams Institute.thehill.com

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-02/afghans-lgbt-community-face-stoning-under-taliban-law/100412330LGBT Afghans are on the run, afraid they could be stoned to death under Taliban law – ABC NewsA young man flees for his life through the streets of Kabul, bleeding from a stab wound. Amid the scramble to get people out of Afghanistan, there are fears little attention is being paid to what could be the most vulnerable group of all — LGBT people.www.abc.net.au

dear christians: stop being bothered that others exist.

https://www.christianpost.com/news/scholars-slam-study-on-impact-lgbt-laws-are-having-on-christians.htmlScholars slam study on impact LGBT laws are having on Christians | U.S. News | The Christian PostChristian scholars have pushed back on a study in an American Psychological Association journal that concludes that laws designed to protect the LGBT community from discrimination do not negatively impact Christians.www.christianpost.com

“If a professed atheist counts as a chaplain — which is to say, a leader of religious services in a chapel — then ‘religion’ has quite obviously come to mean nothing at all,” Bishop Barron continued.

Dear Bishop: religion is a system of power enforced by an imaginary threat

https://www.ncregister.com/cna/bishop-barron-election-of-atheist-as-harvard-chaplain-president-complete-and-abject-surrenderBishop Barron: Election of Atheist as Harvard Chaplain President ‘Complete and Abject Surrender’| National Catholic Register“If a professed atheist counts as a chaplain — which is to say, a leader of religious services in a chapel — then ‘religion’ has quite obviously come to mean…www.ncregister.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for August 23

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1954 –

Charles Busch (August 23, 1954, actor and playwright, is born. He is an American actor, screenwriter, playwright and female impersonator, known for his appearances on stage in his own camp style plays and in film and television. He wrote and starred in his early plays Off-off-Broadway beginning in 1978, generally in drag roles, and also acted in the works of other playwrights. He also wrote for television and began to act in films and on television in the late 1990s. His best known play is The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife(2000), which was a success on Broadway.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

August 23, 1956

Little Richard played at the Cotton Club in Lubbock, Texas, with Buddy Holly in the audience.

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

1963

“Judy’s Turn To Cry” from Lesley Gore at six on the USA song charts.

Blogger Nina Notes: Musta been weird to lament Johnny when Judy would have been her real life choice.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

August 23, 1970

Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground performed together for the last time at the New York Club ‘Max’s Kansas City’.

1972,

Canada – An article in the Toronto gay publication “The Body Politic,” entitled “Of men and little boys,” sparks a public outrage. Criminal charges are threatened but not laid.

1974

Elton John remained third on the USA LP charts with Caribou

August 23, 1975

Queen began recording “Bohemian Rhapsody” at Rockfield Studio in Monmouth, Wales.

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

1980

The Heatwave Festival in Toronto, Canada took place with Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, The B-52’s, The Pretenders, Rockpile and The Rumour. Tickets cost $30, with only 50,000 people attending the festival lost over $1 million.

David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Ashes To Ashes’ his second UK No.1. Taken from the Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) album, the song continued the story of Major Tom from Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’. The video for ‘Ashes to Ashes’ was one of the most iconic of the 1980s and costing £250,000, it was at the time the most expensive music video ever made

1985

dropping to two,  “Shout” by Tears for Fears of the UK Second British Wave in the Genderfuck on the usa song charts

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

Queer Nation, ACT Up and The Lesbian Avengers: the Dyke era of lesbiandom

1994,

Australia –The federal government acts to overturn Tasmania’s anti-sodomy law. Tasmania’s is the last Australian state to penalize same sex relations.

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

2004

Queen, one of Britain’s most consistently successful groups of the seventies and eighties, became the first Rock band to receive official approval in Iran, where Western music is strictly prohibited. Lead singer Freddie Mercury, who died of AIDS in 1991, was of Iranian ancestry and bootlegged albums have been available for years.

2008

Madonna kicked off her 86-date Sticky & Sweet Tour at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff Wales. It became the highest grossing tour by a solo artist, breaking the previous record Madonna achieved with her 2006 Confessions Tour. Madonna’s first venture with Live Nation, was estimated to have grossed $280 million.

2011

Jerry Leiber, a songwriting legend whose credits include “Hound Dog”, “Jailhouse Rock”, “Yakety Yak”, “Poison Ivy” and “Love Potion Number 9”, died at the age of 78. Leiber and his songwriting partner Mike Stoller were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two years later.

Jailhouse Rock was written to see if Elvis would alter his singing for gay lyrics and he did not.

Hound Dog by Big Mama Thorton is about her cheating man, so Elvis’ is really him singing about himself – or just the part he called “Little Elvis”.

It is this blogger’s view that Elvis Presley was bisexual, owing to the orgy stories shared in books by his Memphis Mafia and each saying there was more they would take to their graves, bisexual is the only thing left.

The last elvis fan screamed at by the Memphis mafia

2014

Beyoncé captured four awards, including the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, while Miley Cyrus won Video of the Year for “Wrecking Ball” at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Today in LGBT History – August 23 | Ronni Sanlo

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