LGBTQ2 for October 27

1903, Germany – “I am of the firm conviction,’ Sigmund Freud famously wrote to the newspaper Die Zeit in 1905, that homosexuals must not be treated as sick people.”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1951  – The Belgium postal service issues stamps with gay lovers Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud. Jean Nicolas Arthur (20 October 1854 – 10 November 1891) was a French poet who is known for his influence on modern literature and arts, which prefigured surrealism. Rimbaud was known to have been a libertine and for being a restless soul, having engaged in an at times violent romantic relationship with fellow poet Paul Verlaine, which lasted nearly two years. Paul-Marie Verlaine (30 March 1844 – 8 January 1896) was a French poet associated with the Decadent movement. He is considered one of the greatest representatives of the fin de siècle in international and French poetry. Rimbaud and Verlaine began a short but torrid affair. They led a wild, vagabond-like life spiced by absinthe and hashish, and were known as the “poets from hell.”

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

1964

31 year old Salvatore Philip Bono marries 18 year old Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere. For a time they performed together as Caesar and Cleo before changing the name of their act to Sonny and Cher. Their union lasted 12 years – and produced Chaz Bono

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – Forty members of the Gay Activist Alliance including Vito Russo (July 11, 1946 – November 7, 1990), Morty Manford (1950-1992), Jim Owles (1947-1993), Arnie Kantrowitz (born November 26, 1940,, and Arthur Evans, and Columbia graduate student Pete Fisher invade the offices of Harper’s Magazine with a news crew from WOR-TV New York to protest the article  “Homo/Hetero: The Struggle for Sexual Identity which presented homosexuality as a mental illness. The article was written by Joseph Epstein who lamented homosexuals as “an affront to our rationality”. GAA president Arthur Evans verbally attacked editor Midge Decter for publishing an article which would add to the suffering of homosexuals. Although the Harper’s zap falls to elicit an official response from the magazine, it has an enormous impact oil future media coverage of lesbian and gay issues, in addition to leading to GAA’s national Television debut in a three part television news series on gay liberation.

1970: To protest a September 1970 Harper’s cover story entitled “The Struggle for Sexual Identity,” in which editor Joseph Epstein had lamented homosexuals as “an affront to our rationality” and homosexuality as “anathema,” Columbia graduate student Pete Fisher stages a sit-in at the magazine’s Park Avenue offices with 40 other Gay Activists Alliance (GAA) members. Although the sit-in does not elicit an official response from the magazine, it leads to GAA’s national Television debut and has an enormous impact on future media coverage of lesbian and gay issues.

1977, Canada – A meeting between Quebec Human Rights Commission and representatives of the gay group ADGQ results in public recommendation that the government amend Human Rights Charter to include sexual orientation.

1979

During a US tour Elton John collapsed on stage at Hollywood’s Universal Amphitheatre suffering from exhaustion.

Lesbian fave: Anne Murray’s “Broken Hearted Me” was #1 on the Easy Listening chart for the third straight week, giving the popular Canadian 23 weeks at #1 in her career in that genre

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

1980

Barbra Streisand released the single “Guilty”.

1981

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

1984

 Big Country topped the U.K. Album chart with Steel Town.

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

1990 – The United States Congress repeals a law barring homosexuals from being admitted into the United States on grounds of mental illness.

1990: After 38 years on the books, a federal law prohibiting gay and lesbians foreigners from entering the U.S. is repealed by Congress.

1992, Canada – The Federal Court of Canada orders the military to lift the ban on gay and lesbian service personnel. The Defense Department declined to appeal the decision.

1992 – Allen Schindler (December 13, 1969 – October 27, 1992) , a gay American sailor, is beaten to death by his shipmates for being gay.  He was killed in a public toilet in Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan, by Terry M. Helvey, who acted with the aid of an accomplice, Charles Vins, in what Esquire called a “brutal murder”. The case became synonymous with the debate concerning GBT members of the military that had been brewing in the United States culminating in the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” bill. The events surrounding Schindler’s murder were the subject of ABC’s 20/20 episode and were portrayed in the 1997 TV film Any Mother’s Son. In 1998, Any Mother’s Son won a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Made for TV Movie.

1992: The Federal Court of Canada orders the Canadian military to stop discriminating against gays.

1992: Allen R. Schindler, Jr., an American Radioman Petty Officer Third Class in the United States Navy, is brutally murdered for being gay. He was killed in a public toilet in Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan by shipmate Terry M. Helvey, who acted with the aid of an accomplice, Charles Vins. The ensuing murder case becomes synonymous with the gays in the military debate that had been brewing in the United States culminating in the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” bill.

October 27, 1997 – BET-TV withdrew an invitation to Keith Boykin (born August 28, 1965) to appear on a show with Angie and Debbie Winans. The Winans objected to his presence on the show which featured their anti-gay song “It’s Not Natural.” Keith Boykin is a CNN political commentator and a former White House aide to President Bill Clinton. He teaches politics at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University in New York. Boykin’s wrote the book For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Still Not Enough August, 2012. From December 2003 until April 2006, Boykin served as president of the board of the National Black Justice Coalition, a Washington-based civil rights organization dedicated to fighting racism and homophobia which he co-founded.

1997 – Tommy Windsor, a top investigator with the South Carolina’s Attorney General’s office, is forced to resign  after emailing derogatory comments about people of color and homophobic slurs.

1998

Jazz singer Peggy Lee suffered a stroke and was hospitalized. She was left mute from the stroke.

1999,

Canada – The Ontario provincial government changed 67 statutes to give same-sex couples equal treatment as heterosexual couples.

USA:  The Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio, Texas rules in Littleton v. Prange a post-operative transgender woman remains legally male and therefore her marriage to a biological male was invalid.

Blogger Nina Notes: marriage equality did not impact heterosexuals, and only changed queer culture to where now trans are trying to force heterosexuality on gays and especially lesbians with gender role reversal as if that is identity from demographic

1999 – U.S. Democratic presidential candidates Al Gore and Bill Bradley promised that if elected they would do everything in their power to ensure equal rights for gay and lesbian Americans.

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

2003: Statistics from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation show that 16.7 percent of hate crimes committed in the country in 2002 were due to bias against the victim’s perceived sexual orientation, the highest rate in the 12 years federal records have been kept.

2005 – WNBA basketball player Sheryl Swoopes (born March 25, 1971) comes out. She is a retired American professional basketball player. She was the first player to be signed in the WNBA, is a three-time WNBA MVP, and was named one of the league’s Top 15 Players of All Time at the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game. Swoopes has won three Olympic gold medals. She was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016. In 2017, she was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

2013Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed died at the age of 71. An admitted hard drinker and drug user for many years, he underwent a liver transplant in Cleveland in April 2013. Afterwards he claimed on his website to be ‘bigger and stronger’ than ever.

2014

The Pet Shop Boys’ ‘Always On My Mind’ was voted the top cover version of all time in a BBC Music vote. The song, written by John Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson, was first made famous by Brenda Lee and Elvis Presley in 1972.

2021

“image one thing a human being another” – Elvis Presley

https://metro.co.uk/2021/10/26/david-beckham-warned-qatar-deal-will-damage-his-lgbt-friendly-image-15487913/David Beckham warned Qatar deal ‘will damage’ his LGBT-friendly image | Metro NewsPeter Tatchell has warned David Beckham that he is doing ‘grave damage’ to his gay icon status by becoming an ambassador for Qatar.metro.co.uk

https://www.euronews.com/2021/10/26/fear-and-loathing-in-tbilisi-as-homophobic-attack-pain-remains-rawFear and loathing in Tbilisi as homophobic attack pain remains raw | EuronewsFour months on from a homophobic attack, @TbilisiPride’s offices have reopened. But the psychological scars remain.www.euronews.com

https://www.france24.com/en/africa/20211027-ghana-proposed-bill-threatens-homosexuals-with-long-prison-termsGhana: Proposed bill threatens homosexuals with long prison termsGhana’s parliament began considering a bill that would criminalise homosexuality and make advocating for LGBT people a crime. Human rights activists have sounded the alarm at plans to prosecute the L…www.france24.com

https://au.news.yahoo.com/archbishop-canterbury-criticises-ghana-anti-132342001.htmlArchbishop of Canterbury criticises Ghana anti-LGBT billJustin Welby says he is “gravely concerned” by a Ghanaian proposal that would punish people for being gay.au.news.yahoo.com

Culturalicide: the Ultimate cancelling of culture: genocide

https://globalnews.ca/news/8328558/pope-francis-visit-canada-indigenous-reconciliation-vatican/Pope Francis to visit Canada for Indigenous reconciliation, Vatican says – National | Globalnews.caPope Francis has agreed to visit Canada, the Vatican said on Wednesday in response to an invitation from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.globalnews.ca

https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2021-10-26/being-lgbt-in-portuguese-schools/63173Being LGBT in Portuguese schools – The Portugal NewsThe LGBT community, as it is commonly called, is an acronym that encompasses some of the existing sexual orientations: lesbians, gays, bisexuals and…www.theportugalnews.com

women and lgbt is not a group.. it is “not heterosexual men”

https://msmagazine.com/2021/10/25/women-lgbt-chorus-choir-singing-group-song-covid-pandemic-feminist/Together in Song: Women’s and LGBT Choruses Safely Thrive Amidst the Pandemic – Ms. Magazinemsmagazine.com

it is not a claim – it is observation

Trans offer reverse heterosexuality to lesbians with men as women and lesbians as if lesbians are men in women’s bodies

transwomen are no different from heterosexual incels who are confused that others have a right to say no

 without name calling, without arguing over word meaning

because those are red flags for exactly what kind of relationship is offered: abusive

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10132549/Lesbian-claims-shes-seen-people-identify-trans-women-bully-young-girls-relationship.htmlLesbian claims she’s seen people who identify as trans women ‘bully’ young girls into relationship | Daily Mail OnlineEXCLUSIVE: Lucy Masoud, 43, from London, responded to claims that lesbians have faced accusations of transphobia if they admit they are not attracted to trans women.www.dailymail.co.uk

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 19

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1551, France – Henri III (19 September 1551 – 2 August 1589) is born at Fontainebleu, France. He was the King of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1573 to 1575 and King of France from 1574 until his death. He was the last French monarch of the House of Valois. Reports that Henry engaged in same sex relations with his court favorites, known as the mignons, date back to his own time. On August 1, 1589, Henry III lodged with his army at Saint-Cloud, and was preparing to attack Paris, when a young fanatical Dominican friarJacques Clément, carrying false papers, was granted access to deliver important documents to the king. The monk gave the king a bundle of papers and stated that he had a secret message to deliver. The king signaled for his attendants to step back for privacy, and Clément whispered in his ear while plunging a knife into his abdomen. Clément was then killed on the spot by the guards.

1906 – Glesca Catherine Marshall (September 19, 1906 – August 21, 1987) was an actress and theatrical benefactor who was known primarily as the most enduring lover of Alla Nazimova(June 3, 1879 – July 13, 1945), silent screen actress and a legend of her time. Glesca met Nazimova when both were cast in a production at the Civic Repertory Theater. Glesca later lived with Nazimova at the Garden of Allah Hotel on Sunset Boulevard near the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. In the silent film era, the hotel had been an estate that was Nazimova’s home. Glesca lived there with in a villa on the grounds until Nazimova’s death in 1945. Glesca was also the longtime companion of Emily Woodruff (April 19, 1846 – March 28, 1916), theatrical benefactor and main patron of the Springer Opera House in Columbus, Georgia. Emily was married to Hume Cronyn, though they never lived together and Emily insisted the marriage remain a secret. Marshall and Woodruff are buried together at Parkhill Cemetery, Columbus, Georgia.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1942, UK – Paul Huson (born 19 September 1942) is a British-born author and artist currently living in the United States. In addition to writing several books about occultism and witchcraft, he has worked extensively in the film and television industries. His frequent collaborator and lover for forty-nine years was screenwriter William Bast (April 3, 1931 – May 4, 2015).

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

1964 – Organized by activist Randy Wicker (born February 3, 1938), a small group picketed New York City’s Whitehall Street Induction Center after the confidentiality of gay men’s draft records was violated. Randy Wicker (born February 3, 1938), Renee Cafiero, and other activists, and representatives of the New York League for Sexual Freedom picket the Whitehall Induction Center in protest of the Military’s anti-gay and -lesbian policies. This action has been identified as the first gay rights demonstration in the United States.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

September 19, 1970

Lesbian fave Anne Murray enjoyed her fourth week at #1 on the Easy Listening chart with her first hit “Snowbird”.

Sydney, Australia – John Ware and Christabel Poll, founders of the newly formed Campaign Against Moral Persecution, Inc. (CAMP, Inc.) become the first gay man and the first lesbian, respectively, to come out in the country’s history when an interview featuring them is published in the newspaper The Australian. 

1975

Queen signed John Reid, manager of Elton John, to be their manager as well.

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

1985

A US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation convenes to discuss the “contents of music and the lyrics of records” following pressure from the Parents Music Resource Center.  the recording industry eventually agreed to implement parent advisory stickers on certain records.

1987

The third annual Farm Aid benefit concert took place at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska with John Mellencamp, John Denver, Steppenwolf, Neil Young, Joe Walsh, and Lou Reed among the performers.

Whitney Houston climbed to #1 on the AC chart with “Didn’t We Almost Have It All”.

The Soundtrack to “Dirty Dancing” was the new #1 album, and at number 8  Whitney by Whitney Houston on the USA LP Charts

1988

Erasure’s “A Little Respect” was released.

Greg Louganis (born January 29, 1960) is injured during the Seoul Olympics. His head strikes the springboard during the preliminary rounds, leading to a concussion. He completed the preliminaries despite his injury. He then earned the highest single score of the qualifying round for his next dive and repeated the dive during the finals, earning the gold medal by a margin of 25 points.

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

1992

“The One” was released by Elton John.

 1997 

VH1 aired “Storytellers” live for the first time. The show was a 90 minute special featuring Elton John from the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA.

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

2000

Madonna‘s album “Music” was released.

The Guinness World Records released figures that showed that Status Quo have had more hit singles on the UK chart than any other band history. The group made the chart 61 times, dating from “Pictures of Matchstick Men” in 1968 to “You’ll Come Around” in 2004. Queen was second with 52 hits, while The Rolling Stones and UB40 had 51 hits each. (Blogger Nina wonders where The Beatles are on this list)

2003, Belize – Same-sex sexual activity is banned with a 10-year jail sentence if caught.

2008, 
George Michael was arrested in a public toilet in the Hampstead Heath area of London for possession of Class A and C drugs. He was taken to a local police station and cautioned for controlled substance possession.

2009
Whitney Houston returned to #1 on the Album chart for the first time in 17 years with I Look To You.

2014, A dance choreographer sued Cher for racial discrimination claiming the singer stopped him hiring any more black dancers. Kevin Wilson alleged Cher told him the tour had “too much colour” already. Mr Wilson and two other dancers had also alleged they were fired for reporting a sexual assault on a female fan by another dancer. Cher’s long-running North American D2K (Dressed to Kill) was ranked one of the top 10-grossing tours of 2014 by Pollstar.

2021

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-09-18/china-s-crackdown-sets-sights-on-lgbtq-citizens-gamers-effeminate-menChina’s Crackdown Sets Sights on LGBTQ Citizens, Gamers, Effeminate MenXi’s new China means conformity at all costs. That means the space for minorities and misfits of any type is closing fast in a society where the image of a model citizen is becoming more tightly defined.www.bloomberg.com

https://www.cbc.ca/news/lgbt-issues-missing-federal-election-1.6178731LGBTQ issues lacking in federal election, say voters from Sask. community | CBC NewsLGBTQ voters in Saskatchewan say federal leaders have missed the mark on issues important to their community during the election campaign.www.cbc.ca

https://businessmirror.com.ph/2021/09/19/black-powder-used-in-maguindanao-blast-that-targeted-lgbt-volleyball-players/‘Black powder’ used in Maguindanao blast that targeted LGBT volleyball players | Rene AcostaA HOMEMADE bomb made up of “black powder” was used for an explosion that killed one person and wounded seven others in Datu Piang in Maguindanao, authorities said on Sunday as they continued to investigate the blast. Lt. Col. John Paul Baldomar, spokesman of the Army’s 6th Infantry Battalion, said the…businessmirror.com.ph

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/lgbt-veterans-booted-out-army-25017573LGBT veterans booted out of army for being gay win right to lay wreath at Cenotaph – Mirror OnlineUp to 20,000 servicemen and women were dismissed from the armed forces for being gay and some had their medals stripped – now LGBT support group Fighting With Pride has won the right to join the march-pastwww.mirror.co.uk

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/thousands-march-ukraine-lgbt-rights-safety-80107859Thousands march in Ukraine for LGBT rights, safety – ABC NewsSome 7,000 people have gathered in Ukrainian capital for the annual March for Equality in support of the rights of the country’s LGBT communityabcnews.go.com

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Today in LGBT History – September 19 | Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Daily Elvis: September 19

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

August 15 for LGBTQ2

1896

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

August 15, 1958

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

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

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

August 15, 1969

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

1976

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

1987

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

1996

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

1998

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

2011

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

2012

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

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

2021

what is needed: Real Life Role Models and cultural representation

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

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

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

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

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

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

From Protest to Pride: No Cops

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

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

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