July 23 for LGBTQ2

July 23, 1973

Cher released the single “Half Breed”.

1977

 Barry Manilow made it to #1 with “Looks Like We Made It”, his eighth hit,

at five  “My Heart Belongs To Me” from Barbra Streisand

1979

The Ayatollah Khomenini bans all forms of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Iran, claiming it has a corrupting influence.

1983

on the USA lp charts at 8 David Bowie’s Let’s Dance

1988

on the song USA charts: former Go-Go Jane Wiedlin entered the Top 10 with “Rush Hour”.

on the LP USA Charts: Faith by George Michael (now down to #5),

 Tracy Chapman’s incredible debut was at #7, 

1994

Elton John registered his 27th Top 10 hit (#5 all-time) with the great song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” from the movie The Lion King.

1998

It was a Retro 80’s tour as Culture Club, Howard Jones and the Human League performed the first show of the tour at the Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Georgia.

2000

‘N Sync reached #1 with “It’s Gonna’ Be Me”.

2005

Queen’s 1985 Live Aid performance was voted the best rock concert ever by over 7,000 UK Sony Ericsson music fans. Radiohead were voted the best festival act for their 1997 Glastonbury performance and Bob Dylan’s 1966 Manchester Free Trade Hall gig won the best ever solo gig.

2021

this is excellent news.. I have a report half written on this topic and now I know where to send it

https://www.canadianlawyermag.com/practice-areas/labour-and-employment/adelle-blackett-mcgill-law-prof-leads-task-force-to-modernize-employment-equity-act/358270Adelle Blackett, McGill law prof, leads task force to modernize Employment Equity Act | Canadian LawyerTask force aims to create more equitable, diverse, inclusive workplaces with better retentionwww.canadianlawyermag.com

because men get competitive and then it is not about issues anymore..

https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/6/24/what-is-woke-culture-and-why-has-it-become-so-toxicWhy ‘woke’ became toxic | LGBTQ | Al JazeeraThe term ‘woke’ has become so divisive that it is harming support for the issues it is meant to be highlighting.www.aljazeera.com

advances in some places

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/tokyo-olympics-japan-inclusive-lgbt-1.6112350Advocates hope Olympic spotlight will boost push for equality for Japan’s LGBT community | CBC NewsVancouver couple Tyler Iwata and Steven Hashimoto and Victoria LGBT advocate Madu Suzuki say pressure from outside of Japan is needed to bring change to a country where there’s still no law to protect gay people from discrimination.www.cbc.ca

retreats and oppression in others

https://www.euronews.com/2021/07/23/europe-s-week-brexit-returns-and-orban-announces-anti-lgbt-referendumEurope’s week: Brexit returns and Orban announces anti-LGBT referendum | EuronewsEurope’s week: Brexit returns and Orban announces anti-LGBT referendumwww.euronews.com

and then, there are few places

https://www.straight.com/news/lgbt-friendly-west-end-remains-a-pocket-of-housing-affordability-in-vancouverLGBT-friendly West End remains a pocket of housing affordability in Vancouver | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment WeeklyWhen compared to neighbourhoods like Yaletown, Downtown, and Coal Harbour, Vancouver’s West End remains a unique area with attractive bargains.www.straight.com

July 13 for LGBTQ2

1973

Queen released their self-titled debut album on EMI Records.

1974

Elton John started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with his eighth studio release, ‘Caribou’, and his third No.1 album. The album contained the singles, ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’, and ‘The Bitch Is Back’.

On the usa charts, Elton John moved from 25-6 with “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”,

# 6 “On And On” from Gladys Knight & the Pips,
#8 , Anne Murray edged up with “You Won’t See Me”

Caribou by Elton John took over as the #1 album after debuting at #5 in its first week. 

at seven Diamond Dogs from David Bowie

1980

singer Bryan Ferry collapsed in France from a kidney infection. The remainder of a European tour by his group, “Roxy Music,” was cancelled.

1985

At 12.01 Status Quo started the Live Aid extravaganza, held between Wembley Stadium, London and The JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. The cream of the world’s biggest rock stars took part in the worldwide event, raising over £40million. TV pictures beamed to over 1.5bn people in 160 countries made it the biggest live broadcast ever known. Artists who appeared included Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, The Who, U2, David Bowie and Mick Jagger, Queen, Tina Turner, The Cars, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Bryan Adams, Hall and Oates, Lionel Richie and Led Zeppelin.

George Michael sang lead vocals to Elton John’s performance of “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” at the Live Aid Concert. Andrew Ridgeley was also on stage and performed background vocals.

In November 2004, the concert was released on DVD worldwide.

Tears for Fears bow out of performing at Live Aid, Bob Geldof’s star-studded charity concert for famine relief in Africa, after two members of their band quit. The group donates concert funds to the cause, but feels the weight of Geldof’s disapproval. TFF’s Roland Orzabal says, “He made us feel very guilty. All those millions of people dying, it was all our fault. I felt terrible. I tell you, I know how Hitler must have felt.”  Blogger Nina notes – Hitler had no problem with masses dying, that was his idea.

David Bowie and Mick Jagger debut their video for “Dancing in the Street” at Live Aid. Bowie also performs “Heroes” at Wembley Stadium.

Piggybacking on Live Aid, top Australian acts play a benefit concert in Sydney called Oz For Africa. INXSLittle River Band and Men At Work are all on the bill.

Elton John re-signed with MCA Records in America, his five-album deal being worth $8 million, the biggest advance in history at the time.

Madonna is featured in Penthouse magazine with pictures lifted from a soft-core porn film she had made years earlier. Most of these photos had already been published in Spin magazine.

1986

Joan Baez closed Toronto’s Mariposa Folk Festival, then appeared barefoot at a news conference. She said that the recent Amnesty International benefit concerts had overcome her usual state of being cynical about all-star events.

1987

Madonna donated the US$400,000 proceeds from a Madison Square Garden concert to the American Foundation for AIDS Research.

1995

Sony announces that it has accepted a $40 million buyout of George Michael’s contract, following the singer’s request. The company would retain the rights to his back catalog, a greatest hits album and would receive 3% of retail sales of his next two albums.  Michael then signed with David Geffen’s new Dreamworks label in North America, and with Virgin Records for the rest of the world. In 1994, Michael lost a bid to break his multi-album contract with Sony, which he claimed amounted to “professional slavery.”

1993

at 6 on the LP Chart: Tracy Chapman’s New Beginning

Celine Dion at 8 with Falling Into You

2008

Joan Jett plays a murder victim on the “Reunion” episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Her character hosts a show called Rock ‘n Talk before she meets her demise.

2021

there is no one way to be hetero or gay or lesbians or bi or even trans, so nonbinary is an expression of intergenerational redefining

https://time.com/6079326/nonbinary-lgbtq-youth/Survey: 1 in 4 LGBTQ Youth Identifies As Nonbinary | TimeNew research released Monday by the nonprofit the Trevor Project found that over one in four (26%) LGBTQ youth identify as nonbinary.time.com

demonstrating there is two kinds of nonbinary, just like binary

https://www.out.com/celebs/2021/7/13/15-shirtless-nonbinary-and-trans-masc-celebs-quench-your-thirst15 Shirtless Nonbinary and Trans Masc Celebs to Quench Your ThirstThank god it’s summer!www.out.com

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