July 15 for LGBTQ2

1967

On the Lp Charts at three: the Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music”

1972

Elton John lands his first #1 album in America as Honky Chateau blasts to the top thanks to the hit “Rocket Man.” and remains there five weeks His next five albums also enter that orbit, going to #1.  toppling the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street.

at # six USA charts:  Elton John’s “Rocket Man”

July 15, 1974

Elton John signed a new recording contract with MCA that would pay him $8 million for his next five albums.

1978

 ABBA remained at 3 with “Take A Chance On Me” 

1985

Wham released “Freedom”.

1995

Sinead O’Connor announced that she would not perform at Lollapalooza because she was pregnant.

2002

VH1 confirmed that it was working on a reality TV show that would follow Liza Minnelli.

2003

Lisa Marie Presley performed an acoustic version of her new single “Sinking In” on “Live with Regis and Kelly.”

2012

Queen were crowned top of the patriotic pops in a survey of 100,000 music fans. The band’s anthem We Are The Champions was named number one by fans who were asked what song made them proud to be British. The track, which got to number two in 1977, picked up 13,000 votes in the survey carried out among users of the Lucky Voice website. It was followed by the Oasis hit Wonderwall which was nominated by 11,000 karaoke singers and then Let It Be by The Beatles which got 10,000 votes. Elton John’s Candle In The Wind and London Calling by The Clash rounded off the top five.

2021

https://www.shape.com/lifestyle/sex-and-love/how-i-came-out-bisexual-polyamorous-sex-therapistWhy It Took Me Until Age 32 to Live Fully As My Polyamorous, Bisexual Self | ShapeA sex therapist shares her personal journey towards accepting her sexuality and relationship orientation, and explores why it was so difficult even as a sex therapist and growing up in a sex-positive, accepting home. Read about her journey and how to explore our own sexuality.www.shape.com

Loki was Thor’s buddy

https://www.out.com/television/2021/7/14/so-will-loki-get-male-love-interest-season-2So Will Loki Get a Male Love Interest in Season 2?Director Kate Herron discusses what could be on the horizon for our fave bisexual trickster god.www.out.com

so a nonbinary category is needed, like there needs to be more sport categories and public bathrooms

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/14/1015863360/nonbinary-gender-neutral-emmy-awards-oscars-tonys-mj-rodriguez-asia-kate-dillonNonbinary Performers Say Gendered Award Categories Ignore Their Identity : NPRThere’s a growing call for entertainment award categories to no longer be split by gender. Some nonbinary performers say these gendered divisions erase their identity.www.npr.org

https://www.accessonline.com/videos/jojo-siwa-tells-demi-lovato-about-her-gay-awakeningJoJo Siwa Tells Demi Lovato About Her ‘Gay Awakening’ | AccessJoJo Siwa is opening up about being part of the LGBTQ+ community. She joined Demi Lovato on their podcast, “4D with Demi Lovato,” and explained how the “Cool For the Summer” singer played a part in her realizing who she truly was. “I think I realized that my very first gay awakening was Jenna Dewan’s performance on ‘Lip Sync Battle,’ I think that was one of them,” she said. “But do you remember your dancer, her name is JoJo Gomez, and you did ‘Cool for the Summer’ together? I remember seeing that and just being a little too interested.” Although, JoJo started dating her current girlfriend, Kylie Prew, in January they waited to go public with their relationship. “The only thing that held me back from telling the world right away was my girlfriend’s family and my girlfriend because I wanted to make sure she was ready,” she told Demi.Show Morewww.accessonline.com

that still means no lesbian spaces

https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/ct-food-drink-lesbian-gay-bars-evolving-queer-lgbtq-chicago-20210715-275673b33vco3fa36gg5loujri-story.htmlChicago lesbian bars aren’t dying, but becoming queer-inclusive – Chicago TribuneChicago queer bars like Nobody’s Darling in Andersonville and pop-ups like Peach Presents parties are evolving beyond lesbian and gay bars of the past.www.chicagotribune.com

June 29 for LGBTQ2

June 29, 1968
Aretha Franklin urged people to “Think” with her third week at #1 on the R&B chart.


June 29, 1970
Anne Murray released her first single “Snowbird” on this date.

NBC airs the Liza Minnelli special Liza, also starring songwriters Anthony Newley, Jimmy Webb, and Randy Newman.

1985

David Bowie and Mick Jagger recorded a version of the Martha Reeves and the Vandellas 1964 hit ‘Dancing In The Street.’ for the forthcoming Live Aid fundraising event. The single went on to become a No.1 UK hit. The original plan was to perform a track together live, with Bowie performing at Wembley Stadium and Jagger at John F. Kennedy Stadium, until it was realized that the satellite link-up would cause a half-second delay that would make this impossible unless either Bowie or Jagger mimed their contribution, something neither artist was willing to do.

 Madonna had her seventh hit and sixth Top 10 in a row with “Angel”,

Tears for Fears were down to 7 with their former #1 “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”,  the Eurythmics entered the Top 10 with “Would I Lie To You?” (moving from 14-10), Howard Jones came in at #9 with “Things Can Only Get Better” and the Mary Jane Girls were “In My House”.

1991

Cher had the top album in the U.K. with Love Hurts.

1994

Barbra Streisand garnered $16 million in sales from concerts at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, setting a record for the largest-grossing concert series of all-time.

1996

Toni Braxton had a huge double-sided #2 smash with “You’re Makin’ Me High” and “Let It Flow”.  Tracy Chapman remained at 3 with “Give Me One Reason”. 

2021

Dear Europe: Lest We Forget

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/poland-should-copy-hungarian-lgbt-law-says-polish-minister-2021-06-28/Poland should copy Hungarian LGBT law, says Polish minister | ReutersPoland should copy a Hungarian law that bans schools from using materials seen as promoting homosexuality, the Polish education minister said in comments published on Monday, as the nationalist government attacks what it calls “LGBT ideology”.www.reuters.com

https://www.dailysabah.com/world/europe/lavrov-slams-aggressive-lgbt-propaganda-by-enlightened-europeLavrov slams aggressive LGBT propaganda by ‘enlightened Europe’ | Daily SabahRussian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Monday slammed the rules-based order promoted by the West, criticizing “aggressive LGBT propaganda” by…www.dailysabah.com

meanwhile. in north america

https://californiaglobe.com/section-2/california-adds-five-states-to-state-travel-ban-following-new-lgbt-discrimination-laws/California Adds Five States to State Travel Ban Following New LGBT Discrimination Laws – California GlobeCalifornia Attorney General Rob Bonta announced Monday that California would be adding 5 more states to the state travel ban due to their new laws thatcaliforniaglobe.com

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/28/supreme-court-refuses-to-hear-transgender-bathroom-case-a-win-for-student-gavin-grimm.htmlSupreme Court refuses to hear transgender bathroom case, a win for student Gavin GrimmThe Supreme Court declined to consider overturning rulings for transgender student Gavin Grimm in a case involving bathrooms.www.cnbc.com

https://fortune.com/2021/06/28/pride-parade-day-month-finance-corporations/Pride 2021: How finance gave LGBT people a seat at the table | FortuneCommentary: As we end Pride Month 2021, it's important to recognize corporate America's role in supporting the parade and movement.fortune.com

and now, colonialism, to be resolved at the end of the usa/ussr cold war

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-57606847377: The British colonial law that left an anti-LGBTQ legacy in Asia – BBC NewsCreated by the British, 377 has had a widespread damaging effect in former colonies, say activists.www.bbc.com

may 27 for lgbtq2

1983

The Smiths were at No.1 on the UK independent chart with their debut single ‘Hand In Glove.’ The Smiths recorded the track after their manager Joe Moss paid £250 for a one-day recording session at Strawberry Studios in Stockport, England.

2003

Liza Minelli sang an a cappella version of “Liza With a Z” with Luciano Pavarotti live via satellite for a charity show on Italian television. She had been hospitalized two days early after falling and breaking her right kneecap.

2012

Lady Gaga cancelled her sold-out June 3 Born This Way Ball concert in Indonesia after Islamist hard-liners threatened violence, claiming her sexy clothes and provocative dance moves would corrupt the youth.

queer for march 27

1973
Liza Minnelli wins an Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Cabaret, beating out Diana Ross, who starred in Lady Sings The Blues.

March 27, 1990

k.d. lang’s “Absolute Torch And Twang” album was certified Gold.

1995

Elton John and Tim Rice win the Oscar for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture for “Can You Feel The Love” from The Lion King.
March 27, 2006

Former Village People policeman Victor Willis was arrested in San Francisco, California, after he disappeared from an ongoing drug and gun trial. Police had charged Willis with being in possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia in July 2005. He would later be sentenced to three years’ probation after he agreed to enter a treatment program.

2012

David Bowie’s landmark album Ziggy Stardust was celebrated with a blue plaque in central London. Former Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp, unveiled a plaque at the spot where the cover of the 1972 release was shot. The location in Heddon Street, just off Regent Street, is now a pedestrianised area brimming with bars and restaurants.

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