LGBTQ2 for November 11

BCE to The Suffragettes

1634, Ireland – “An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery” is passed by the Irish House of Commons, making anal intercourse punishable by hanging. The primary advocate of the act is Anglican Bishop John Atherton.

1907 – Frances V. Rummell (Nov. 11, 1907 – May 11, 1969) is born. She was an educator and a teacher of French at Stephens College. Using the nom de plume Diana Fredericks, she wrote the book Diana: A Strange Autobiography in 1939 which was the first explicitly lesbian autobiography in which two women end up happily together. The book was published with a note saying, “The publishers wish it expressly understood that this is a true story, the first of its kind ever offered to the general reading public.” The author’s niece verified that the Frances was a lesbian and that the book followed her life rather accurately.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1950 – In Los Angeles, Harry Hay, Rudi Gernreich, Dale Jennings, Bob Hull and Chuck Rowland, hold the first meeting of the Society of Fools. The weekly gatherings leading to the formation of a homophile organization the men will call the Mattachine Society.

November 11, 1955

Billboard introduces The Top 100 format, which will combine record sales with radio and jukebox play to arrive at the standings.

Blogger Nina Notes fans of artists competed with each other in sales and radio requests, in the modern era, internet downloads and streaming is counted, but is often bot driven rather than persons. Market niches and access.

November 11, 1957

Dance Teacher magazine denounces England’s Princess Margaret for endorsing Rock ‘n’ Roll, and in doing so, hastening the demise of Ballroom dancing. The article went on to say that “Rock ‘n’ Roll should be discouraged.”

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

November 11, 1961

Joan Baez performed a sold-out show at the Town Hall in New York City.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

November 11, 1971

BBC TV’s Top Of The Pops celebrated its 400th show.

1975,

Canada – Two members of Gays of Ottawa lay wreath at National War Memorial. It is the first time gays are allowed to participate in ceremony.

1978

David Bowie played the first night of his 8-date Low / Heroes tour of Australia and New Zealand at The Oval in Adelaide. This was Bowies first ever show in Australia.

On the USA charts,   The “Grease” Soundtrack was third

Lesbian fave  Anne Murray’s #1 dropped to 2: “You Needed Me”, 

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

1982

Prince began a tour at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

1985 – NBC airs “An Early Frost “starring Aidan Quinn. It’s the first major made-for-TV movie about AIDS and is broadcast in the U.S. on prime time. A Chicago lawyer goes home to tell his parents that he is gay an HIV positive. The film won numerous awards including the Peabody Award. The Peabody Awards honor the most powerful, enlightening and invigorating stories in television, radio and digital media.

Blogger Nina remembers watching that broadcast.

1989 –

In Germany, Melissa Etheridge and Joe Cocker entertained Germans that were celebrating the newly tumbled Berlin Wall.

Adam Rippon (born November 11, 1989) is an American figure skater. He is the 2010 Four Continents champion and 2016 U.S. national champion. Earlier in his career, he won the 2008 and 2009 World Junior Championships, the 2007–08 Junior Grand Prix Final, and the 2008 U.S junior national title. Rippon was selected to represent USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. This makes him the first openly gay American athlete to qualify for any Winter Olympics.

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

1991

Aretha Franklin appeared on CBS-TV’s Murphy Brown, playing herself opposite a worshipping but totally out-of-tune Murphy Brown (played by Candice Bergen). Their show closing “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman” was the highlight of the season.

1992 – Australia removes its restrictions on gays and lesbians serving in the military.

1995

on the usa song charts #7 Sophie B. Hawkins with “As I Lay Me Down”

1999

Britney Spears won four MTV Awards; Best Female Singer, Best Pop Act, Best Song, ‘…Baby One More Time’, Best Breakthrough Artist

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

2002

British Phonographic industry data showed that sales of singles were at their lowest level in 25 years, making up less than 10% of all music sold.

2004

Robbie Williams, The Rolling Stones and Queen were inducted into the UK’s first music Hall of Fame at a ceremony in London. One act had been chosen by TV viewers of a Channel 4 program to represent each decade since the 1950s. Williams represented the 1990s, Michael Jackson the 1980s, Queen the 1970s, the Rolling Stones the 1960s, and Cliff Richard the 1950s.

2009, Phillipines – The Philipine Commission on Elections does not let Ang Ladlad, the Filiponi LGBT political party, run in the May 20101 elections on th grounds of immorality. The decision is overturned in Ariul, 2010.  Ladlad was founded on September 21, 2003 by Danton Remoto (born March 25, 1963). The party’s official motto is Bukas puso, bukas isip.(Open heart, open mind.)[

2014,

Australia – New South Wales legislative council passes a motion marking Intersex Awareness Day. Intersex Awareness Day is an internationally observed awareness day designed to highlight human rights issues faced by intersex people and occurs on Oct. 26.

2014

A collection of dresses and outfits worn by Madonna during her career in music and film helped a celebrity auction raise $3.2m (£2m). The highest lot was a jacket from Desperately Seeking Susan, which fetched $252,000, while a gown from her Material Girl video reached $73,125. Other lots which attracted the bidders were a pair of John Lennon’s spectacles which sold for $25,000 (£15,751) and a ring worn by Elvis Presley for $57,600 (£36,291).

2016

The first day of an auction of art owned by David Bowie took £24.3m ($30.7m), more than double the pre-sale estimate. The 47 artworks sold at Sotheby’s in London, England had been valued at between £8.1m ($10.2m) and £11.7m ($14.8m). The most expensive lot was Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Air Power, which went for £7.1m ($9m).

2021

Humans are not objects –

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/heres-why-some-lgbtq-youth-are-embracing-non-binary-pronoun-it-its-223331366.htmlHere’s why some LGBTQ youth are now embracing the nonbinary pronoun ‘it/its’“We have noticed the use of ‘it/its’ pronouns among LGBTQ youth in our research,” the Trevor Project tells Yahoo Life.www.yahoo.com

so if there are more than two genders, then there needs to be more categories and not have the division being heterosexual men and then everyone else…

https://www.gaycitynews.com/lgbt-community-center-hosts-annual-womens-event/LGBT Community Center Hosts Annual Women’s EventSeveral leaders and organizations were honored at the LGBT Community Center’s Women’s Event in Manhattan on November 6. The gathering, which took place at 583 Park Avenue, serves as an annual fundraiser to support programs at The LGBT Community Center. Author Roxane Gay accepted the Community Impact Award, pop star Kim Petras was given the […]www.gaycitynews.com

meanwhile, in global oppression news:

https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/ghana-parliament-begins-public-hearings-anti-lgbt-law-2021-11-11/Supporters and opponents face off over Ghana’s anti-LGBT law | Reuters Supporters and opponents of Ghana’s new anti-LGBT bill faced off in parliament on Wednesday in the first public hearings into the proposed legislation that would make it a crime to be gay, bisexual or transgender.www.reuters.com

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/atraf-website-permanently-removed-from-internet-in-fight-against-black-shadow-684665Atraf website permanently removed from internet in Black Shadow fight – The Jerusalem PostTwo weeks ago, Black Shadow announced its hack of Cyberserve, which hosted Atraf, and the hackers have been exposing personal information of LGBTQ clients of the website in waves.www.jpost.com

https://southfloridagaynews.com/World/from-a-candidate-indicted-over-attack-on-lgbt-center-to-japan-vowing-equality-rights-this-week-in-int-l-lgbt-news.htmlFrom a Candidate Indicted Over Attack on LGBT Center to Japan Vowing Equality Rights, This Week in Int’l LGBT News | World | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

. the “LGBTQ” need to think about the issues more deeply

and not knee jerk support one letter over all the others

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10191733/LGBT-BBC-staff-voice-fury-plans-end-Stonewall-relationship-vowing-QUIT.htmlLGBT BBC staff voice fury over plans to end Stonewall relationship with many vowing to QUIT | Daily Mail OnlineThe BBC faced angry LGBT staffers on a ‘listening session’ Zoom call in the day before it ended its relationship with controversial LGBT charity Stonewall over fear it may compromise impartiality.www.dailymail.co.uk

https://www.marketscreener.com/quote/stock/JAPAN-TOBACCO-INC-6491271/news/JT-Recognized-as-One-of-the-Most-LGBT-Friendly-Companies-in-Japan-with-Highest-Ranking-ldquo-Gold-36981809/JT Recognized as One of the Most LGBT+-Friendly Companies in Japan with Highest-Ranking “Gold” Status in PRIDE Index 2021 for the 6th Consecutive Year | MarketScreenerJapan Tobacco Inc. today announces that it received “Gold” recognition, the highest ranking in the PRIDE Index 2021, for the sixth consecutive year. The index is organized… | November 11, 2021www.marketscreener.com

first books are banned or burned, then people…

https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/school-board-book-bans-lgbtq-issues-race-are-hurting-not-n1283691School board book bans on LGBTQ issues and race are hurting, not helping, studentsSchool boards are banning books like “Gender Queer” and “The Hate U Give” and threatening to burn books like “Snowfish 33” at parents’ request.www.msnbc.com

not the first USA heterosexual women to space walk, but the first lesbian

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/florida-jewish-journal/fl-jj-israeli-artist-designed-coin-featuring-lgbt-person-20211110-xg4mm4zghjh47jtrh6gtt3wlci-story.htmlIsraeli-born artist designed U.S. coin featuring LGBT person – South Florida Sun-SentinelSome Jews might resent filling the role of representative Jew in communities across the country without many fellow members of the tribe. But not Elana Hagler.www.sun-sentinel.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for November 1

BCE to the Suffragettes

November 1, 1894

William Donaldson and James H. Hennegan published their first edition of Billboard as “A monthly resume of all that is new, bright and interesting on the boards.” The eight page magazine was “devoted to the interests of advertisers, poster printers, bill posters, advertising agents & secretaries of fairs.” It later began reporting on circuses, carnivals, vaudeville and other forms of live entertainment before focusing on motion pictures and later still, the music industry. The cost of that initial publication was 10 cents or 90 cents a year.

1932 – The New York Times reviews the play “Incubator” which dealt with the consequences of homosexuality in an all-male school. The play was produced by  Arthur Edison and  George Burton, and ran for only 7 performances.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1948 – WMCA, a radio station in New York, broadcast a show in response to a letter from a man who was arrested after a police officer made advances. A judge who was a guest stated that the author of the letter had no right to complain about the entrapment and that police should use such tactics to weed out homosexuals.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1956

With Nick Adams on the old motorcycle, Elvis Presley spent the day riding round Memphis on his new bike with actress Natalie Wood.

Bromance: Nick Adams

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

1969 –

 I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama! by Janis Joplin moved from 16-6 on the USA LP Charts

Connecticut decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971, Canada – Canada’s first gay rights magazine “The Body Politic” goes on sale.

1972 – Hal Holbrook co-starred with Martin Sheen in the controversial and acclaimed television film That Certain Summer. The film was directed by Lamont Johnson. The teleplay, by Richard Levinson and William Link, was the first to deal sympathetically with homosexuality. Produced by Universal Television, it was broadcast as an ABC Movie of the Week on November 1. A novelization of the film written by Burton Wohl was published by Bantam Books. The film won a Golden Globe for Best Movie Made for TV. It sensitively explore homosexuality through the story of an American housewife (Hope Lange) losing her husband (Hal Holbrook) to a young artist (Martin Sheen).

1973 – New Hampshire decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.

November 1, 1975

Elton John started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Island Girl’, his 5th US No.1, a No.14 hit in the UK.

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

1980 –

The book “Overcoming Homosexuality” by Robert Kronemeyer suggests that a strict vegetarian diet may “cure” gays and lesbians.

Barbra Streisand’s “Woman In Love” continued to top the Adult Contemporary chart for a fourth week.

1984 – Independent Hollywood producer Jerry Wheeler announces that production on “The Front Runner,” by Patricia Nell Warren (born June 15, 1936), will begin in late September of 1985, but it didn’t happen. The book was Warren’s first novel and the first contemporary gay fiction to make the New York Times Best Seller list.[

1986

Cyndi Lauper held on to #1 with “True Colors” at #5  “Human” by the Human League, Madonna’s 10th consecutive Top 10 “True Blue” moved from 13-6,

1988 – A University of Minnesota study reveals that there is a one-in-three chance that a gay teen boy will attempt suicide.

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

1997

“Candle In The Wind 1997” by Elton John was #1 for a fourth week.

1999 – Nancy Katz becomes the first openly-lesbian judge in the U.S. state of Illinois. when she was sworn in as a Cook County associate judge.

1999 – TV’s Ally McBeal (Calista Flockhart) enjoys a prolonged kiss with her office nemesis, Ling (Lucy Liu). Seventeen million viewers tuned in, the show’s largest audience to date.

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

2000

The Recording Industry Association Of America introduces guidelines for Parental Advisory labeling on recordings.

2003, Taiwan –Taiwan Pride, the first gay pride parade in the Chinese-speaking world, was held in Taipei, with over 1,000 people attending. It has taken place annually since then, but still, many participants wear masks to hide their identity because homosexuality remains a social taboo in Taiwan. However, the 2010 parade attracted 30,000 attendees and increasing media and political attention, highlighting the growing rate of acceptance in Taiwan. Since 2010, there has also been a pride parade in Kaohsiung, which attracted over 2,000 people.

2009, Sweden – The Church of Sweden begins allowing same-sex marriages and the use of the term “marriage” for same-sex couples.

2013, Canada –   Audrey Gauthier was elected president of CUPE 4041, representing Air Transat flight attendants based in Montreal. She thus becomes the first openly transgender person elected president of a union local in Canada.

2021

this puts religion above the law and ends minority rights protections

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/religious-businesses-shielded-from-lgbt-bias-claims-judge-rulesFor-profit businesses can be shielded from LGBT discrimination liability based on sincerely held religious beliefs, a federal judge in Texas ruled Sunday, addressing several legal questions left open after the U.S. Supreme Court granted anti-bias protections for sexual orientation and gender identity.news.bloomberglaw.com

The Texas ban, signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott in May, prohibits abortion after cardiac activity is detected in a fetus, usually around six weeks and before some women know they are pregnant.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/u-s-supreme-court-takes-up-texas-law-banning-most-abortions-1.5646456U.S. Supreme Court takes up Texas law banning most abortions | CTV NewsThe Supreme Court is taking up challenges to a Texas law that has virtually ended abortion in the nation’s second-largest state after six weeks of pregnancy.www.ctvnews.ca

religion is not therapy, it is why therapy is needed

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/lgbt-charities-condemn-abusive-conversion-22026883LGBT charities condemn ‘abusive’ conversion therapy but say Government proposals ‘fall short’ – Manchester Evening News
The CEO of Manchester’s LGBT Foundation called the practise a form of ‘vicious abuse’ that many LGBTQ+ people have suffered from

disaster events do not occur because 1. abortion is legal 2 LGBTQ2 exist but because disasters happen

https://www.starobserver.com.au/news/queering-disasters-accounting-for-lgbt-experiences-in-natural-disasters/206135Queering Disasters: Accounting For LGBT Experiences In Natural Disasters – Star ObserverWhen disaster strikes, not everyone is affected the same way. Research shows the experiences of LGBTQI people are frequently very different to those of heterosexuals.www.starobserver.com.au

really not. 1 this demeans the issue 2 this is a horror movie character..

https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/chucky-the-murderous-doll-comes-out-as-lgbt-ally-and-fans-couldnt-be-happier-4389677.htmlChucky the Murderous Doll Comes Out as LGBT Ally and Fans Couldn’t be HappierA post shared by Syfy on social media showed Chucky talking to Jake Wheeler, the boy who discovered him at a yard sale where they talk about Chucky’s child.www.news18.com

meanwhile…..

https://www.starobserver.com.au/news/oxford-street-community-forum-puts-focus-back-on-the-lgbt-community/206718Oxford Street Community Forum Puts Focus Back On The LGBT Community – Star ObserverMembers of the LGBTQI community gathered at the Burdekin Hotel to discuss the future of Oxford Street, which has been plagued with high vacancies, aggressive vehicle traffic and the absence of a sustainable plan. www.starobserver.com.au

and, on a happy note:

https://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/kal-penn-harold-and-kumar-and-house-star-comes-out-as-gay-1.5646591Kal Penn, ‘Harold and Kumar’ and ‘House’ star, comes out as gay | CTV NewsThe actor and former President Obama adviser Kal Penn has come out as gay, and revealed that he’s engaged to be married.www.ctvnews.ca

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 31


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1876 – Natalie Clifford Barney (October 31, 1876 – February 2, 1972), American playwright, poet and novelist, is born. She lives as an expatriate in Paris and is known as the Queen of the Paris Lesbians.

1896 – Jazz great and Oscar-nominated actress Ethel Waters (October 31, 1896 – September 1, 1977) is born. She was an American singer and actress. Waters frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in concerts, but she began her career in the 1920s singing blues. Waters was the second African American, after Hattie McDaniel, to be nominated for an Academy Award. She was also the first African-American woman to be nominated for an Emmy Award, in 1962. Waters married three times, had no children and was bisexual.She was remarkably open (for her time) about her relationship with dancer Ethel Williams  (December 21, 1891-1961).

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1955 – Three men are arrested in Boise, Idaho on charges of lewd conduct and sodomy, inciting a “moral panic” that results in 16 arrests, 15 convictions and almost 1,500 people being questioned.

October 31, 1956Elvis had Natalie Wood flown in for a visit.

Natalie Wood and Elvis Presley outside the Hotel Chisca - October 31, 1956
Image result for Elvis Presley, natalie wood, dewey

During the evening Elvis and Nick Adams took her down to the Hotel Chisca to meet Dewey Philips.

Bromance: Nick Adams

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

1964

  People gave Barbra Streisand her first #1 album, finally toppling the Beatles’ A Hard day’s Night after 14 weeks.

1968 – Silent film star Ramon Novarro (February 6, 1899 – October 30, 1968) is killed. He was a Mexican film, stage and television actor who began his career in silent films in 1917 and eventually became a leading man and one of the top box office attractions of the 1920s and early 1930s. Novarro was promoted by MGM as a “Latin lover” and became known as a sex symbol after the death of Rudolph Valentino. Novarro was troubled all his life by his conflicted feelings toward his Roman Catholic religion and his homosexuality. His body was found after being brutally murdered by hustler brothers Paul and Tom Ferguson, aged 22 and 17, who called him and offered their services. He had hired prostitutes from an agency to come to his Laurel Canyon home for sex previously, and the Fergusons obtained Novarro’s telephone number from a previous guest.

1969 – Sixty members of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) and the Society for Individual Rights(SIR) stage a protest outside the offices of the San Francisco Examiner in response to another in a series of news articles disparaging LGBT people in San Francisco’s gay bars and clubs. The peaceful protest against the “homophobic editorial policies” of the Examiner turned tumultuous and were later called “Friday of the Purple Hand” and “Bloody Friday of the Purple Hand.” Examiner employees “dumped a bag of printers’ ink from the third story window of the newspaper building onto the crowd.” Some reports state that it was a barrel of ink poured from the roof of the building. The protesters “used the ink to scrawl ‘Gay Power’ and other slogans on the building walls” and stamp purple hand prints “throughout downtown San Francisco” resulting in “one of the most visible demonstrations of gay power.” According to Larry LittleJohn, then president of SIR, “At that point, the tactical squad arrived – not to get the employees who dumped the ink, but to arrest the demonstrators. Somebody could have been hurt if that ink had gotten into their eyes, but the police were knocking people to the ground.”The accounts of police brutality include women being thrown to the ground and protesters’ teeth being knocked out.

1969 – Time magazine runs a cover story entitled, “The Homosexual: Newly Visible, Newly Understood.” The author, Christopher Cory, presents a “case for greater tolerance of homosexuals” yet “emphasized the effeminate side of homosexuality to the exclusion of everyone else,” resulting in a protest at the Time-Life Building on November 12, 1969.

1969: In San Francisco, lesbians and gay men protest homophobic language in the Examiner. Newspaper employees respond by showering the demonstrators with purple ink. Violence ensues.

October 31, 1969

David Bowie appeared at a Halloween night at the General Gordon, Gravesend, England. The gig lasted about 15 minutes, after Bowie sang ‘Space Oddity’ to everyone’s delight and then dragged a stool on stage, along with a huge book. He then sat and read poems and was booed off stage.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 31, 1975Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody” was released as a single. It would stay on the chart for seventeen weeks, nine of them at number one and would eventually go Platinum. The song would be re-released in December, 1991 after being featured in the movie Wayne’s World and became a hit all over again.

1977, Canada – Halloween brings thousands of queer-bashers to Toronto’s Yonge Street looking for the annual drag parade. Gay representatives meet with police beforehand to try to prevent a crowd from gathering. Operation Jack-o’-Lantern, a gay street patrol, is organized to monitor situation but police do little to control crowd.

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

1980, Canada – For the first time, Toronto police do not allow queer-bashers and spectators to congregate outside St Charles Tavern to wait for drag queens. Traffic and pedestrians are kept moving with help of large numbers of police officers.

1980 – French-Canadian flight attendant Gaëtan Dugas (February 20, 1953 – March 30, 1984) pays his first known visit to New York City bathhouses. He would later be incorrectly deemed “Patient Zero” for his supposed connection to many early cases of AIDS in the United States. He was a French-Canadian flight attendant who was falsely linked by the CDC directly or indirectly to 40 of the first 248 reported cases of AIDS in the U.S. He was a relatively early HIV patient who once was widely regarded as “patient zero” for AIDS in the United States; his case was later found to have been only one of many that began in the 1970s, according to a September 2016 study published in Nature.

1987

Forbes Magazine listed the Top 40 American entertainment earners from 86-87, 8th was Whitney Houston $44 million, 7th Madonna $47 million

On the USA charts: Madonna had her 15th career hit and amazingly, her 14th consecutive Top 10–“Causing A Commotion”.

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

1992

on the usa charts:  Madonna’s “Erotica” was 6

1995

Queen released the album “Made in Heaven.” It was the last album to feature the band’s original lineup and the first to be released after Freddie Mercury’s death. Mercury died November 24, 1991 of AIDS.

1998

Chart history was made when the UK Top 5 singles chart was made up entirely of new entries. Alanis Morissette went in at No.5, Culture Club at No.4, U2 at No.3, George Michael at No.2 and Cher with ‘Believe’ at No.1. It made Cher (who was 52) the first female artist to have a No.1 single over the age of 50. The song was a No.1 in 23 countries.

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

2001, Germany – Openly gay Ole von Beust (born 13 April 1955) becomes the first mayor of Hamburg, Germany. He serves until 2010. He was a finalist for the World Mayor prize of 2010.

2003

Cher was named the year’s top female on tour by Billboard Magazine as her Farewell tour grossed $145 million and attracted 2.2 million fans to over 200 concerts.

2007, New Zealand – Maryan Street (born 5 April 1955) becomes the first openly lesbian member of Parliament. though she was outed after she entered office.

Joy Waring (born 7 October 1952) had been the first lesbian MP but she came out after she had entered office.

2021

https://coloradonewsline.com/2021/10/31/queer-halloween-saved-lives/Queer Halloween saved lives – Colorado NewslineFor many queer and trans folks, Halloween was the one safe place we could express ourselves. It’s been that way for centuries.coloradonewsline.com

https://www.kyivpost.com/lifestyle/what-is-it-like-to-be-queer-in-other-big-cities-in-ukraine.htmlWhat is it like to be queer in other big cities in Ukraine? – KyivPost – Ukraine’s Global VoiceKyiv is undoubtedly the queer capital of Ukraine but other major cities have bigger and more active LGBTQ+ communities than one might expect. Southern Odesa, western Lviv and eastern Kharkiv offer opportunities and events for queer people to express themselves and stand up for their rights. The Kyiv Post spoke to three people to find […]www.kyivpost.com

https://www.out.com/print/2021/10/31/20-boo-tiful-photos-elvira-undisputed-queer-queen-spooky20 Boo-tiful Photos of Elvira, Undisputed Queer Queen of Spooky, Over the YearsIn celebration of her Out100 cover, here is a retrospective of the Mistress of the Dark.www.out.com

https://www.out.com/television/2021/10/29/13-last-minute-queer-halloween-costumes-will-impress-your-friends13 Last-Minute Queer Halloween Costumes That Will Impress Your FriendsIf you need a costume this weekend, don’t worry, we’ve got you!www.out.com

https://www.out.com/music/2021/10/29/meet-outloud-all-queer-boy-band-we-wish-we-had-growingMeet OutLoud, the All-Queer Boy Band We Wish We Had Growing UpThe NYC-based foursome wants to be the kind of artists future generations of queer listeners can look up to.www.out.com

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/nearly-30-lgbtq-afghans-fleeing-taliban-arrive-in-u-k-hours-after-regime-says-gay-rights-will-not-be-respected-under-islamic-law/ar-AAQ8vHu?li=BBnbcA1Nearly 30 LGBTQ Afghans fleeing Taliban arrive in U.K. hours after regime says gay rights will not be respected under Islamic law“This is just the beginning of our efforts to help hundreds of LGBTQI+ individuals we are supporting in Afghanistan relocate to safety.”www.msn.com

https://www.mid-day.com/news/opinion/article/lobo-lobo-and-his-lgbt-23198899Lobo Lobo and his LGBT

https://www.timesofisrael.com/hackers-demand-1-million-to-end-leak-of-user-info-from-israeli-lgbt-site/Hackers demand $1 million to halt their leak of user info from Israeli LGBT site | The Times of IsraelBlack Shadow group, believed to be criminally motivated Iranians, demands digital ransom within 48 hours; HIV status of some users of dating site already posted onlinewww.timesofisrael.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-pop-culture/draculas-daughter-carmilla-lesbian-vampire-depictions-prove-immortal-rcna4113From ‘Dracula’s Daughter’ to ‘Carmilla,’ lesbian vampire depictions prove immortalSexual fluidity has been one of the hallmarks of vampiric portrayals throughout history.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-59093500Sir Elton John hits number one with lockdown album – BBC NewsThe pop legend beats Lana Del Rey and Coldplay to take the top spot with his Lockdown Sessions disc.www.bbc.com

from problematic heterosexuality to misapplying hetero norms to gay, lesbians and bisexuals – with nothing in the middle to trans attempting to force reverse heterosexuality with gender role reversal…

toxic is as toxic does, with no place in between

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-30/josh-cavallo-coming-out-mens-womens-queer-sport-cultures/100577678What Josh Cavallo’s coming out says about men’s and women’s queer sport cultures – ABC NewsAdelaide United footballer Josh Cavallo’s recent coming out received overwhelming support from global sport, but its impact shows men’s sport has a long way to go to catch women’s sport in accepting LGBTQIA+ athletes.www.abc.net.au

public bathrooms are separate for safety reasons that have not stopped being a reason for requiring separate facilities.

in fact, I would argue that there should be three public bathrooms – one for gay/bi men and transwomen, separate from women’s bathrooms and for heterosexual men

we cannot solve public safety problems without identifying the problem

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/john-waters-unveils-gender-restrooms-named-art-museum/?utm_source=LGBTQ+Nation+Subscribers&utm_campaign=2193dc7ea5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_10_30_03_29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c4eab596bd-2193dc7ea5-430855381John Waters unveils all gender restrooms named after him at art museum / LGBTQ NationWaters’ collaborator and trans activist Elizabeth Coffey was the restroom’s first “user.” “Can you think of anything any more elementary than just going to the bathroom?” she said…www.lgbtqnation.com

this is a lot of ignoring human history of genocide and war owing to religion, and that there was no historical Jesus

and claiming science, which studies nature, validates the supernatural…

From residential school mass graves, to Germany’s concentration camps: to the witch hunts to the crusades and murder of those who advance science, which does not study supernatural claims

to oppressing heterosexual women and denying rights to LGBTQ for centuries…

it is horrifying to see how nothing but tradition is convincing to adults who seek an invisible friend to be charge:

https://www.eternitynews.com.au/in-depth/things-im-asked-what-evidence-is-there-for-god/Things I’m Asked: What evidence is there for God?The leading atheistic philosopher in the early twentieth century, Bertrand Russell, was once asked what he would say to God by way of explanation when…www.eternitynews.com.au

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

HUffPo queer lives

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 30

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1944 –  Gay composer Aaron Copland’s (November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990) “Appalachian Spring” premiers in Washington DC. The piece was written in New Jersey where Copland lived with his partner Victor Kraft (August 8, 1915 – July 2, 1976). Other works include “Billy the Kid,” “Rodeo” and “Fanfare for the Common Man.”

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

1961

Two days after Beatles fan Raymond Jones asked for The Beatles’ German single ‘My Bonnie’ (recorded with Tony Sheridan) at Brian Epstein’s NEMS record store in Liverpool, two girls asked for the same record. Epstein’s difficulty in locating the record was due to him not knowing that the record was released, not by The Beatles, but by Tony Sheridan and ‘The Beat Brothers’ (‘Beatles’ resembles a vulgar slang word in German, so The Beatles’ name was changed for this single).

1963 – Following a 15-year campaign to close it down, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control revokes the liquor license of the Black Cat Bar, a focus of early gay activism in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970

Elton John released the album Tumbleweed Connection.

 Cher had one of her biggest career hits with “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves” at #2 on the charts while “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” from Joan Baez fell to #8

October 30, 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.

1976, Canada – The first gay civil rights group in Quebec, Association pour les droits de la communauté gaie du Québec (ADGQ), is formed.

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

1982

 Olivia Newton-John’s “Heart Attack” was #6

1983

Culture Club led the way on the U.K. chart with “Karma Chameleon”.  

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.

1986, Peru – Police raid a lesbian bar in Lima and arrest about 70 women. Television reporters, who have been previously notified by police, are present to film the women for local news reports. As a result, many of the women lose their jobs; some are beaten by their families; at least two are raped on their way home from the police station.

1987- A panel discussion on gays and the constitution was held during the inauguration of the new Lesbian and Gay Studies Center at Yale University.

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

1992 – New Ways Ministry, a Mt. Rainier Maryland group led by three Roman Catholic bishops, announced it would release a statement of disagreement with the Vatican’s call for gays and lesbians to be barred from becoming adoptive or foster parents, teachers, coaches, or military personnel. 1,500 lay persons signed the statement.

1992

George Michael files a writ seeking to dissolve his contract with Sony Records. In June, 1994, a British judge would rule in Sony’s favor, but Michael would refuse to release any more material with Sony. The old Sony contract would eventually be bought out by David Geffen who put Michael back in business.

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

2000

Television host Steve Allen died of a heart attack resulting from a minor automobile accident earlier in the day. He was 78.(The Steve Allen Show, Tonight!)/game show panelist (The Hollywood Squares, I’ve Got A Secret, What’s My Line?)/ musician/composer (The Gravy Waltz, This Could Be The Start Of Something Big, Pretend You Don’t See Her)/lyricist (Picnic)/author/actor (The Benny Goodman Story, Casino, The Player)


Dale Winton dead: Steve Allen says star’s love life was turbulenthttps://metro.co.uk › Entertainment › Showbiz
Apr. 19, 2018 — Steve continued: ‘He didn’t come out until he was around 54. It was a bit H from Steps, big surprise, he’s gay. So he had been out with a few …

2014  – Tim Cook (born November 22, 1960), the CEO of Apple, comes out as gay. He is the first openly gay chief executive on the Fortune 500 list. Cook joined Apple in March 1998 as senior vice president of worldwide operations and then served as Executive Vice President of worldwide sales and operations. He was made Chief Executive on August 24, 2011. During his tenure as the Chief Executive he has advocated for the political reformation of international and domestic surveillance, cybersecurity, corporate taxation both nationally and abroad, American manufacturing, and environmental preservation.

2021

from the article:

Lesbians, it has to be spelled out these days, are same-sex attracted – i.e. not sexually attracted to men or any part of a male anatomy. Yet it turns out that lesbians increasingly find themselves harassed, abused and violated by men, who are using the mental fog of the trans debate to cover for their depravity.

You see, the homophobia of the past has not disappeared. It’s just been given a shiny new multi-coloured rebrand and been alloyed to sexism in order to make lesbians an acceptable target for abuse.

Lesbophobia, what the BBC report is really about, is misogyny on steroids: how dare these women think they can exclude men from their dating pool? Accusations of transphobia are bandied about as a manipulative tool to coerce lesbians into having sex with men, men who call themselves lesbians.

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/lesbians-are-under-attack-from-predatory-menLesbians are under attack from predatory men | The SpectatorThe BBC this week published a thought-provoking article about lesbians being sexually victimised by trans predators. The experiences of dozens of women were taken into account. Their stories made me sick.

In light of #Metoo one could be forgiven for thinking that this BBC article would have inspi…www.spectator.co.uk

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-pop-culture/draculas-daughter-carmilla-lesbian-vampire-depictions-prove-immortal-rcna4113From ‘Dracula’s Daughter’ to ‘Carmilla,’ lesbian vampire depictions prove immortalSexual fluidity has been one of the hallmarks of vampiric portrayals throughout history.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/10/31/news/world/politicians-fight-stop-lgbt-law-in-poland/1820399Politicians fight ‘Stop LGBT’ law in Poland | The Manila TimesPoliticians fight ‘Stop LGBT’ law in Polandwww.manilatimes.net

https://trinidadexpress.com/newsextra/jones-teams-with-chair-of-british-lgbt-rights-group-for-online-forum/article_62e3854c-392a-11ec-8452-8f25b0eeba29.htmlJones teams with chair of British LGBT rights group for online forum | News Extra | trinidadexpress.comTrinidad-born LGBTQI+ activist Jason Jones has teamed up with Crispin Blunt, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global LGBT+ Rights in the United Kingdom, for a discussiontrinidadexpress.com

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4330229Taiwan LGBT Pride greets online parade attendees | Taiwan News | 2021-10-30 15:09:00Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen urges citizens to join celebrations | 2021-10-30 15:09:00www.taiwannews.com.tw

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/rishon-lezion-city-councilman-ban-gay-teachers-lecturers-683534Rishon LeZion City Councilman: ‘Ban gay teachers, lecturers’ – The Jerusalem PostCohen, from the Haredi religious Shas party, began his letter with complaints about students who were lectured about the concept of same-sex couples joint parenting.www.jpost.com

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/10/30/stonewall-judge-nhs-lgbt-inclusion/Stonewall to judge NHS on LGBT ‘inclusion’Trusts will be given a bronze, silver or gold award depending on their inclusive cultures in £220,000 taxpayer-funded Rainbow Badges projectwww.telegraph.co.uk

https://www.timesofisrael.com/suspected-iranian-hack-hits-israeli-lgbt-site-users-fear-leak-of-personal-info/Suspected Iranian hack hits Israeli LGBT site; users fear leak of personal info | The Times of IsraelBlack Shadow hacking group threatens to release data after targeting numerous websites through hack of internet hosting company in I

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/europe/2021/10/29/polish-lawmakers-to-keep-working-on-stop-lgbt-legislation.htmlPolish lawmakers to keep working on ‘Stop LGBT’ legislation | The StarWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s lawmakers voted Friday to continue work on legislation dubbed “Stop LGBT,” which would ban pride parades and other publ…www.thestar.com

this is why atheists being thought of as limited to white heterosexual men is part of the problem: men only listen to other men

religion is against 1 atheists, 2 heterosexual women and 3 LGBTQ2 as well as being the main reason people are bothered that other people exist (ethnicity)

https://www.salon.com/2021/06/05/how-the-new-atheists-merged-with-the-far-right-a-story-of-intellectual-grift-and-abject-surrender/Godless grifters: How the New Atheists merged with the far right | Salon.comWhat once seemed like a bracing intellectual movement has degenerated into a pack of abusive, small-minded bigotswww.salon.com

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The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

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 – 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 …

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 25



Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

51 CE, Rome – Titus Flavius Domitianus (51-96) was bon in Rome. The Emperor is the first recorded case of a married man leaving his wife for a man, a mime named Paris. After a public outcry Titus killed Paris and went back to his wife. However, he continued his affairs with young men so his wife had him assassinated.

1783 – Deborah Sampson (December 17, 1760 – April 29, 1827) is honorably discharged from the Continental Army after serving under the name Robert Sampson. General Henry Knox at West Point presides.Deborah Sampson is honorably discharged from the Massachusetts Regiment. Wounded in one of several battles in which she fought, Sampson had escaped discovery for almost a year and a half until falling sick with a fever. One of the earliest American examples of a passing woman, Sampson formed several attachments with women while dressed as a man. She later marries and receives a military pension.

1929 – David McReynolds (born October 25, 1929) is born. He appeared on the Socialist Party ballot, becoming the first openly gay individual to run for President of the United States. He is a pacifist activist who describes himself as “a peace movement bureaucrat” during his 40-year career with Liberation magazine and the War Resisters League. He lives in New York City.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1955 – The “Village Voice” newspaper is launched. The Village Voice was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country’s first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955 by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher, John Wilcock and Norman Mailer, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City. Over its 63 years of publication, The Village Voicereceived three Pulitzer Prizes, the National Press Foundation Award, and the George Polk AwardThe Village Voice hosted a variety of writers and artists, including writer Ezra Pound, cartoonist Lynda Barry, and art critics Robert ChristgauAndrew Sarris, and J. Hoberman. After halting print publication in 2017, the Voice provided daily coverage through its website until August 31, 2018, when it announced it was ceasing production of new editorial content.

1956 –

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

Nick Adams is along for Elvis’ tour:

Image result for Elvi, Gene smith and nick adams

While the band travelled north in Gladys’ Cadillac and lost a wheel bearing in Pennsylvania, Elvis flew back to New York City with Gene Smith, Nick Adams and some others.

Elvis’ Smith Cousins

Bromance: Nick Adams

October 25, 1958

Cliff Richard made his British radio debut on the BBC’s ‘Saturday Club.’

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

1962 – The National Variety Artists Exotic Carnival and Masquerade Ball is raided by police. Dozens of ‘queers’ were locked up on charges of masquerading and indecent exposure at the Manhattan Canter.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1875

 on: the USA song charts“Bad Blood” remained at #1, done by Neil Sedaka & Elton John and  Elton John rose from 36 to 8 with “Island Girl”

1979 – The Front Page, the first LGBT newspaper in Raleigh, NC, is published.

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

1988,

on the usa song charts:

1980  

Ireland – rules that laws in Ireland criminalizing sex between men are in violation of the Charter of Human Rights. The court was petitioned by David Norris (born 31 July 1944), an MP in the Dail of Ireland. Norris is an Irish scholar, independent Senator and civil rights activist. Internationally, Norris is credited with having “managed, almost single-handedly, to overthrow the anti-homosexuality law,  a feat he achieved in 1988 after a fourteen-year campaign. He has also been credited with being “almost single-handedly responsible for rehabilitating James Joyce in once disapproving Irish eyes”.Norris is a former university lecturer and a member of the Oireachtas, serving in Seanad Éireann since 1987. He was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in Ireland. A founder of the Campaign for Homosexual Law Reform, he is also a prominent member of the Church of Ireland.

Barbra Streisand scored her fourth US No.1 album with ‘Guilty.’ Also on this day Streisand started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with a song written by the The Bee Gees ‘Woman In Love’, the singers only UK No.1.  Streisand made it a sweep of the top three charts with the #1 AC song as well–“Woman in Love”. Barbra Streisand registered the fifth #1 song of her career with “Woman In Love”, taking over from Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust”.

Guilty by Barbra Streisand took over at #1 on the Album chart after just three weeks of release.  That sent The Game by Queen to #2 while at #6 The “Xanadu” Soundtrack

1985

R.E.M. The Smiths and Tom Waits all appeared on The Tube at Tyne Tree Television Studios, Newcastle, England.

1986

For the first time in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, the top three spots were held by female solo acts. Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” held down the #1 position, followed by Tina Turner’s “Typical Male” at #2 and Janet Jackson’s “When I Think Of You” at #3.

 The “Top Gun” Soundtrack was #4 

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

1992 – Portland Oregon police chief Tom Potter testified before a state senate committee, saying many victims of anti-gay assaults do not report the crimes because of fear that their identities will be made public.

October 25, 1994

The Madonna album “Bedtime Stories” was released.

1995

Cliff Richard is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

1996 – Intersex Awareness Day and the first public demonstration by intersex people takes place. The Intersex Society of North America demonstrates in Boston carrying signs saying “Hermaphrodites with Attitude.” Intersex Awareness Day is an internationally observed awareness day designed to highlight human rights issues faced by intersex people. Oct. Intersex Awareness Day is an international day of grass-roots action to end shame, secrecy and unwanted genital cosmetic surgeries on intersex children. The day also provides an opportunity for reflection and political action. Between October 26 and November 8, intersex organizations bring attention to the challenges intersex individuals face, culminating in the Intersex Day of Remembrance on the birthday of Herculine Barbin (November 8, 1838– February 1868), also sometimes known as Intersex Solidarity Day. Barbin was a French intersex person who was determined as female at birth and raised in a convent, but was later reclassified as male by a court of law, after an affair and physical examination.

1997

The quasi lesbian marketted : The Spice Girls went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Spice Up Your Life’. Taken from their second album ‘Spiceworld’ the single set new record, making them the only act to have their first five singles reach No.1.

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

2002

Richard Harris, whose version of “MacArthur Park” rose to number two in the United States in 1968, died of cancer. The 72-year-old Irish-born actor had been undergoing chemotherapy at a private clinic in London. Though he charted three other times, Harris was better known for his acting roles on stage and film, most recently playing Albus Dumbledore in two Harry Potter films.

The Darkest aspect of the Potterverse

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2006

The New Jersey Supreme Court rules that state lawmakers must provide the rights and benefits of marriage to gay and lesbian couples.

 On the Opra Winfrey show, an interview with Madonna aired. Madonnna discussed her adoption of an 18-month old boy from Malawi in the 30-minute interview.

2012 – Allyson Robinson becomes the leader of OutServe-SLDN, working on LGBT issues in the military. She is the first transgender person to do so. She attended West Point before gender reassignment, graduated in 1994 majoring in her undergraduate degree in physics, and was then commissioned as an officer serving in the U.S. Armyuntil 1999. She held the rank of Captain. Also prior to transition, she became an ordained Baptist minister, earning from the Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity (M.Div.). Robinson has been married to Danyelle Robinson since 1994. They have four children.

2021

https://globalnews.ca/news/8322654/gunther-james-michael-tyler-dead-friends/James Michael Tyler dead: Actor who played Gunther on ‘Friends’ dies at 59 – National | Globalnews.caTyler was most well-known for his performance as Gunther, a worker at the Central Perk café, who reserves an unrequited love for Jennifer Aniston’s Rachel.globalnews.ca

https://www.blackenterprise.com/froskate-black-woman-led-skate-collective-gives-bipoc-queer-skaters-a-safe-place-to-fly/Black-Woman Led Skate Collective Creates Safe Space For BIPOC, Queer SkatersFroSkate, a Black-woman led collective of Chicago skaters is giving Black, Indigenous, people of color, and queer people a place to skate empowered.www.blackenterprise.com

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/culture/megan-fox-is-so-proud-of-inspiring-queer-girls-to-come-out/Megan Fox is “so proud” of inspiring queer girls to come outMegan Fox has opened up about her status as a bicon and the impact she has had on LGBTQ+ women of all ages.www.gaytimes.co.uk

https://www.autostraddle.com/girl-in-the-woods-peacock-review/“The Girl In The Woods” Delivers a Complex, Queer Horror Hero – AutostraddleThe new Peacock supernatural series “The Girl in the Woods” features multiple queer girls, a non-binary teen, and monster frights.www.autostraddle.com

https://torontosun.com/life/sex-files/columnist-writes-on-how-she-embraced-her-bisexualitySEX FILES: Columnist writes on how she embraced her bisexuality | Toronto SunLast weekend, I was spending time with someone new and decided to come out to them. While walking along the scenic waterfront admiring the mountains in the…torontosun.com

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/michael-hsu-rosen-netflix-pretty-smart_n_616f2e7fe4b079111a50191cHow ‘Pretty Smart’ Allowed Michael Hsu Rosen To Embrace His Gay Asian Identity | HuffPost EntertainmentThe actor says playing social media influencer Jayden on Netflix’s buzzy sitcom reflects his pledge to “make my own way” on stage and screen.www.huffpost.com

https://www.metroweekly.com/2021/10/virginia-gay-black-mans-family-files-26-million-lawsuit-against-local-police-for-april-shooting/Gay Black man’s family files $26 million lawsuit after he was shot by policeThe family of a Virignia gay Black man shot by a sheriff’s deputy in April has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $26 million in damages.www.metroweekly.com

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/horowitz-donates-blood-after-israel-repeals-ban-on-gay-blood-donation-683016Horowitz donates blood after Israel repeals ban on gay blood donation – The Jerusalem PostHealth Minister Nitzan Horowitz, a gay man, donated blood at the Magen David Adom compound in Jerusalem after the ban was repealed.www.jpost.com

https://www.michigandaily.com/columns/youre-not-breaking-barriers-by-being-gay-in-a-fraternity/You’re not breaking barriers by being gay in a fraternityIn my experience, a fraternity — no matter how progressive the school they are at is — is going to be completely unwilling to accept a pledge if they are not heterosexual passing.www.michigandaily.com

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/10/25/the-absolute-worst-campuses-for-lgbtq-youth-in-the-nation/?cf_chl_jschl_tk=pmd_ikEFi13Krg1GsEwOtRUpRgy_agr3AxYQg4zCLRLJn0I-1635178917-0-gqNtZGzNAqWjcnBszQm9“The absolute worst campuses for LGBTQ youth” in the nationMost exhaustive update to ‘The Worst List’ since 2016 adds 50 new campuses for total of 180 unsafe campuses for LGBTQ youthwww.losangelesblade.com

jokes about lgbtq by are okay – heteros do no get to joke because that was the oppression in the first place – bullying and then claiming it’s just jokes, when it is expression disgust:

https://www.splicetoday.com/writing/the-ick-factor-with-gaysThe Ick Factor With Gays | www.splicetoday.comRecent events suggest gays have become entitled, callous, thoughtless, and believe they not only can no longer be joked about, but don’t have to answer any questions about their failures. || Bruce Majorswww.splicetoday.com

https://www.euronews.com/2021/10/25/vilnius-and-police-in-row-over-whether-to-keep-lgbt-rainbow-crossingVilnius and police in row over whether to keep LGBT rainbow crossing | EuronewsVilnius and police in row over whether to keep LGBT rainbow crossingwww.euronews.com

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/tonia-nekia-mccloddden-barbara-hammer-2023569‘Curating Is Always About Desire’: Artist Tiona Nekia McClodden on Her Exhibition Paying Homage to Revered Queer Filmmaker Barbara HammerA show on experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer, curated by artist Tiona Nekia McClodden, includes a 1972 motorcycle and archival materials.news.artnet.com

https://southfloridagaynews.com/National/from-texas-passing-anti-trans-bill-to-lesbian-couple-inducted-into-hall-of-fame-this-week-in-across-the-country.htmlFrom Texas Passing Anti-trans Bill to Lesbian Couple Inducted into Hall of Fame, This Week in Across the Country | National | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

https://www.opindia.com/2021/10/dabur-apologises-for-lesbian-karwa-chauth-ad-withdraws-read-full-statement/Dabur apologises for lesbian Karwa Chauth ad: Read full statementDabur has issued an apology over the lesbian Karwa Chauth ad after it was condemned both by Hindus and the woke camp. – OpIndia Newswww.opindia.com

https://variety.com/2021/awards/news/passing-miquels-war-newfest-lgbtq-film-festival-1235096398/Passing Wins Top Prize at LGBTQ Film Festival NewFest – VarietyRebecca Hall’s “Passing” won the U.S. Narrative Feature Jury Award at this year’s NewFest.variety.com

https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/578223-one-bipartisan-remedy-to-the-wave-of-anti-lgbtq-legislativeOne bipartisan remedy to the wave of anti-LGBTQ legislative attacks? passing the Equality Act | TheHillThe Equality Act is an affirmation of our values as a nation, and a tangible — and urgently needed — measure that will improve the lives of LGBTQ people. The Senate cannot delay a moment longer — it’s time to pass the Equality Act.thehill.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/barack-obama-slams-republicans-keep-attacking-marriage-equality/Barack Obama slams Republicans who keep on attacking marriage equality / LGBTQ Nation“Are we still arguing about gay marriage? Really? I thought that ship had sailed…www.lgbtqnation.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – October 25 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-october-25Oct. 25, 2017 — 1929 – David McReynolds (born October 25, 1929) is born. He appeared on the Socialist Party ballot, becoming the first openly gay individual to …

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 24

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

44 B.C.: According to Quist, today marks the first day in recorded history with mention of same-sex marriage. Quist notes, “Cicero insults Mark Anthony for being promiscuous in his youth until Curio ‘established you in a fixed and stable marriage, as if he had given you a stola.’ A stola is the traditional garment of a married Roman woman. ‘Although Cicero’s sexual implications are clear, the point of the passage is to cast Anthony in the submissive role in the relationship and to impugn his manhood in various ways; there is no reason to think that actual marriage rites were performed.'”

1926: The New York Times printed a book review of Dr. Joseph Collins’ “The Doctor Looks at Love and Life.” In this text Collins disputed the claim that same-sex love is pathological and famously claimed that “genuine homosexuality is not a vice, it is an endowment.”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1942

Billie Holliday hit the R&B hit parade with “Trav’lin’ Light,” as band vocalist with the Paul Whitman Orchestra. The record spent three weeks at #1.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 24, 1970

In a speech to a White House radio broadcasters conference, US President Richard Nixon appeals for Rock lyrics to be screened and those promoting drug use to be banned.

1977: 8 men are killed and 6 injured in a fire in a gay porn theater in Washington, DC. The only emergency exit was padlocked and there were no fire sprinklers in the building.

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

1981: 

The first National Conference on Lesbian and Gay Aging is held in California. Sponsored by the National Association For Gay and Lesbian Gerontology, it sought to “dispel myths about older lesbians and gay men, advance research, establish programs and services for lesbian and gay elders, and encourage and provide support for lesbian and gay gerontologists.”

Hollywood’s Edith Head, who won a record eight Academy Awards for costume design, died of bone marrow disease at 82.

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

1990: The Smithsonian accepts a small donation of gay and lesbian artifacts for inclusion in its National Museum of History. The collection is stored in a nonpublic area for the time being.

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

2002: Harry Hay, leader in the early gay rights movement in the United States, co-founder of the Mattachine Society and the Radical Faeries, dies at age 90. A major figure from the days of Stonewall, Hay reportedly “plant[ed] the idea among American homosexuals that they formed an oppressed cultural minority of their own, like blacks, and to create a lasting organization in which homosexuals could come together to socialize and to pursue what was, at the beginning, the very radical concept of homosexual rights.”

2004

Queen became the first rock act to receive an official seal of approval in Iran. Western music was still strictly censored in the Islamic republic, where homosexuality is considered a crime, but an album of Queen’s greatest hits was released this week in Iran. Freddie Mercury, was proud of his Iranian ancestry, and illegal bootleg albums and singles had made Queen one of the most popular bands in Iran.

2005

Madonna gave a surprise lecture at a New York university, discussing her career and new film after she arrived unannounced at City University’s Hunter College as part of the MTV series Stand In. Students expected a screening of her new documentary, “I’m Going To Tell You a Secret” but they were also given the chance to question the singer.

2013

NME published their latest ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’ list. The top 5 read: 1. The Smiths – ‘The Queen Is Dead’, 2. The Beatles – Revolver 3. David Bowie – ‘Hunky Dory’, 4. The Strokes – ‘Is This It’ and at 5. The Velvet Underground & Nico – ‘The Velvet Underground’.

2021

one more harm of religion: interference in other nations

https://76crimes.com/2021/10/23/its-crucial-to-remember-the-u-s-origin-of-ghanas-deadly-anti-lgbt-bill/It’s crucial to remember the U.S. origin of Ghana’s deadly anti-LGBT bill – Erasing 76 CrimesRecent criticism of Ghana’s “worst anti-LGBTQ bill ever” has focused on anti-gay politicians, activists and journalists in Ghana, but neglects the crucial role played by homophobi…76crimes.com

with religion in charge, why is anyone surprised?

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/afghanistan-heading-towards-collapse-faster-than-expected-swedish-minister-warns-2021-10-23/

Afghanistan hurtling towards collapse, Sweden and Pakistan say | ReutersAfghanistan will shortly collapse into chaos unless the international community acts rapidly, Swedish and Pakistani ministers warned on Saturday.www.reuters.com

https://www.mlive.com/news/2021/10/man-killed-stepfather-after-argument-over-gay-guest-in-their-house-of-god-prosecutor-says.htmlMan killed stepfather after argument over gay guest in their ‘house of God,’ prosecutor says – mlive.comThe New Jersey shooting happened earlier this month.www.mlive.com

https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanschocket2/lil-nas-x-boosie-badazz-antigay-commentsLil Nas X Boosie Anti-Gay CommentsSMFH.www.buzzfeed.com

https://comicbook.com/dc/news/superman-bisexual-comic-dc-unprecedented-orders/DC Comics Reports They Are Getting Unprecedented Orders For Comic Where Superman Comes Out As BisexualDC Comics shook up the comic book industry when it announced that Jon Kent, son of Superman and the DC Universe’s new Man of Steel, was coming out as bisexual in November’s Superman: Son of Kal-El #5. With the excitement building until the release of the landmark issue and demand at an all-time […]comicbook.com

https://qvoicenews.com/2021/10/19/trailblazing-lesbians-phyllis-lyon-and-del-martin-inducted-into-california-hall-of-fame/Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin inducted into California Hall of FameLesbians Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin have been inducted into California Hall of Fame for their 5 decades of fighting for equality.qvoicenews.com

https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/now-and-then-rosie-odonnell-portrayed-roberta-martin-as-lesbian.html/‘Now and Then’: Rosie O’Donnell Portrayed Roberta Martin As a Lesbian Even Though Production ‘Removed a Lot of the Gay Stuff’Actor Rosie O’Donnell played her ‘Now and Then’ character as a lesbian.www.cheatsheet.com

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

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Today in LGBT History – October 24 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-october-…Oct. 24, 2018 — Learning our history IS resistance! Thanks for taking this journey with me. Now go write your story! Today in LGBT History – October 24 44 …

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Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 21


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1797, Netherlands – Reinder Pieters van Workum of Frisia is convicted of seduction to sodomy and sentenced to flogging, ten years in prison, and banishment for life.

1893 – On this day Alice Mitchell and Freda Ward make the cover of “The Mascot,” a New Orleans periodical. Alicel, 18, killed Freda, 17, on Jan. 25, 1892. The cover reads, “Good God! The Crimes of Sodom and Gomorrah Discounted.” The editors referred to it as a “story of licentious, horrible love.”

1939 – 1939: New York police raided a masked drag ball and arrested 99 men in attendance, charging them with masquerading as females.

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

1964 – The film “My Fair Lady,” directed by gay George Cukor (July 7, 1899 – January 24, 1983, is released and goes on to with best Picture and Best Director.  Though not specifically impacting the trajectory of the LGBT movement, the story of Eliza Doolittle and her social disenfranchisement remains influential on the lives of many members of the LGBT community. Richard Chamberlin, who appeared in the revival productions of “My Fair Lady,” has previously discussed the difficulties of coming out as gay while working as a leading actor.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1972

on the USA LP Charts, at 6   Elton John’s Honky Chateau

October 21, 1974

Queen’s single “Killer Queen” was released.

October 21, 1975

Elton John received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1977, Canada – Days of Protest Rallies are held across Canada protesting job discrimination with focus on John Damien (1933-1986), a judge with the Ontario Racing Commission who was fired for being gay.

1978

Grease was #1 for the 11th week on the USA Album chart. 

1979 – Letters between Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) and journalist Lorena Hickok (March 7, 1893 – May 1, 1968) are made available. Many of the letters are of a romantic nature.

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

1982

Culture Club, featuring the lead vocals of 21 year old George O’Dowd, perform their first UK number one hit, “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” on Top Of The Pops. The song, which was allegedly written about O’Dowd’s six year relationship with Culture Club drummer Jon Moss, would reach #2 in the US.

1983 – Through a spokesperson, the Orthodox Eastern Churches in the United States threaten to withdraw from the National Council of Churches if the predominantly gay and lesbian Metropolitan Community Church is allowed to join. In response, the council decides to table the group’s application for membership

1985: Dan White, the man who murdered both Harvey Milk and San Francisco mayor George Moscone, committed suicide. Harvey Milk was the first openly gay individual to be elected to office in California (and he will be honored with his own postage stamp next year!)

1986 -U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop calls for the use of condoms to prevent HIV transmission.

1989

Elton John collected his 38th Adult Contemporary hit, with exactly half of those (19) reaching the Top 10, and his ninth AC #1 with “Healing Hands”.

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

1992 –

The University of Iowa board approved a policy to extend spousal insurance benefits to same sex couples and unmarried heterosexual couples.

The erotic photograph book, “Sex,” was released by Madonna. The first run of 500,000 copies sold out.

Elton John files a $35 Million lawsuit accusing a reporter from the TV show “Hard Copy” of falsely stating that he had moved to Atlanta to be near an AIDS treatment center.

1993 – Openly gay author James Leo Herlihy (February 27, 1927 – October 21, 1993) dies in Los Angeles at age 66. Herlihy wrote “Midnight Cowboy” and “Season of the Witch.”

1993 – Yale University announces that it would begin extending health 1993: Yale University announced that it would begin extending health benefits to the domestic partners of same-sex couples. Universities preceding Yale to make this decision included Stanford, Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago.

 1997

The Guinness Book Of Records announced that Elton John’s “Candle In The Wind” (Princess Diana version) was now the biggest selling single record of all time in the US and the UK, with 31.8 million sales in the first 40 days after its release. The all-time sales leader world wide is Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas”.

1998 – U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher releases a report with recommendations for suicide prevention. The report recognizes that gay and lesbian youth are a high risk group and recommends target prevention efforts.

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

2003

Sir Elton John signed a contract with the Colosseum in Las Vegas, Nevada to do 75 shows over a three-year period.

2019

https://popculture.com/music/2019/10/21/elton-john-why-disappointing-meeting-elvis-presley-became-wake-up-call/

Elton John on Why His Disappointing Meeting With Elvis Became a Wake-Up CallDuring the 1970s, Elton John struggled with drug and alcohol abuse, even as he was at a creative peak. At that time, he finally met Elvis Presley, but the Elvis he met was not the Elvis of his childhood. John has called the June 1976 meeting with the late King of Rock and Roll a wake-up call in […]

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2021

https://southfloridagaynews.com/World/from-botswana-appealing-ruling-on-gay-sex-to-brazil-s-president-mocking-lgbt-rights-this-week-in-int-l-lgbt-news.htmlFrom Botswana Appealing Ruling on Gay Sex to Brazil’s President Mocking LGBT Rights, This Week in Int’l LGBT News | World | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

https://abc7ny.com/lgbtq-activism-stonewall-riots-gay-rights/11145075/LGBTQ+ crusaders reflect on pivotal moments before NYC’s Stonewall Riots – ABC7 New YorkActivist Randy Wicker is reflecting on how far the LGBT movement has come since before the Stonewall Riots and the work that is left to be done.abc7ny.com

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14465374Survey: LDP support rises for LGBT bill, dual surnames | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and AnalysisSupport for measures to help sexual minorities and allow dual surnames in marriages has increased among ruling Liberal Democratic Party candidates, but the largest group remains undecided on the issues, a survey showed.www.asahi.com

yes, our lives are political and politics pays attention especially when demographics fail to

https://metro.co.uk/2021/10/21/lgbt-lives-arent-political-so-stop-treating-us-like-they-are-15454665/LGBT lives aren’t political, so stop treating us like they are | Metro NewsWe need to stop seeing LGBT+ inclusion and safety as ‘political’ – my existence is only ‘political’ to those who don’t see me as equal.metro.co.ukShareEmoji

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidrae/2021/10/21/marriage-penalty-can-be-painful-for-high-income-lgbt-couples-tax-bills/Marriage Penalty Can Be Painful For High-Income LGBT Couples Tax BillsTax planning is importand for high income LGBT couples. The marriage penalty can hit gay and lesbian couples particularly hard, resulting in high tax bills.www.forbes.com

women get to be offended too, and the part of the LGB community that is tired of the women bashing is offended too

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-58980712Worcestershire drag fundraisers ditch charity over LGBT stance – BBC NewsThe group of friends say they have raised £40,000 over the past 18 years.www.bbc.com

https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/577419-mtv-awards-show-held-in-hungary-set-to-highlight-nations-antiMTV awards show held in Hungary set to highlight nation’s anti-LGBTQ laws | TheHillMTV is defending its decision to hold next month’s Europe Music Awards (EMAs) in Hungary despite international pushback to the country’s restrictive new anti-LGBTQ law, saying the ceremony will highlight gay and trathehill.com

religious liberty is the basis for oppression of other demographics. so

“Bradley’s critics should calm down, toughen up and find more constructive ways to engage. Most of the world is religious, and much of it is unfriendly to LGBTQ people, so learning how to diplomatically navigate these kinds of conversations is crucial. “

religion is overly catered to and needs to get over others exist, rather than be supported to continue bigotry against those who are not religious and who are LGBTQ2 and even those who are heterosexual women

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/adam-zivo-thin-skinned-lgbtq-activists-should-not-have-attacked-ryerson-students-religious-libertyAdam Zivo: LGBTQ activists were wrong to attack Ryerson student’s religious liberty | National PostLiberal democracies, and pluralistic societies more generally, must balance competing rights and interests, such as LGBTQ rights and religious libertynationalpost.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/nbc-out-proud/13-lgbtq-royals-didnt-learn-history-class-rcna309713 LGBTQ royals you didn’t learn about in history classThe Dutch monarchy made international news last week after announcing that royals can marry a same-sex partner without giving up their right to the throne.www.nbcnews.com

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Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1934

Richard Strauss completes his opera “Die Schweigsame Frau”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1958 – Truman Capote’s (September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984) novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s is published in the November issue of Esquire Magazine. Capotes was an American novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and actor. Many of Capote’s short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized as literary classics, including Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood (1966), which he labeled a “nonfiction novel.” At least 20 films and television dramas have been produced from Capote’s works. Capote was openly gay. One of his first serious lovers was Smith College literature professor Newton Arvin (August 25, 1900 – March 21, 1963), who won the National Book Award for his Herman Melville biography in 1951 and to whom Capote dedicated Other Voices, Other Rooms. But Capote spent the majority of his life until his death partnered to Jack Dunphy (August 22, 1914 – April 26, 1992), a fellow writer.

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

1969 – The National Institutes of Mental Health releases a report based on a study led by UCLA psychologist Dr. Evelyn Hooker. The report urged states to repeal sodomy laws.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 20, 1972

Elton John’s single “Crocodile Rock” was released in the U.S.

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

1987 – Over fifty ACT-UP members are arrested during an act of civil disobedience protesting President Reagan’s lack of action to the AIDS epidemic. Another demonstration of about 150 people was held across the street from the United Nations building during the UN General Assembly’s first debate on AIDS.

1987 – The US House of Representatives votes 368-47 to approve an amendment to withhold federal funding from any AIDS education organization which encourages homosexual activity. The senate approved a similar amendment the previous week by a vote of 94-2. It was introduced by Sen. Jesse Helms of North Carolina. The U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted 21-13 to approve a bill requiring the justice department to collect statistics on hate crimes, including anti-gay violence.

1988 – Sixty ACT-UP protestors shut down the filming of NBC’s “Midnight Caller” in San Francisco due to the plot in which a bisexual man is intentionally infecting others with HIV. This is the first gay-related disruption of a filming since the 1979 protests against the film “Cruising” in New York City.

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

1991 –  The first prime-time same-sex wedding on U.S. television airs on the Fox sitcom Roc .

1992 – The San Diego Police Department announces that it was severing its ties with the Boy Scouts of America due to a local chapter’s dismissal of a gay police officer who was involved with the Explorer program.

1992The Madonna album “Erotica” was released.

1993 – Roman Catholic priest Rev Andre Guindon dies of a heart attack at age 60. In his book “The Sexual Creators,” he wrote that heterosexuals should look to same-sex couples to learn about tenderness and sharing.

1997 – Portugal’s first Gay and Lesbian Community Centre opens in Lisbon.

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

2001An all-star lineup including David BowieMick JaggerEric ClaptonBilly JoelElton John and The Who appear at The Concert For New York City at Madison Square Garden in a five hour show to benefit the victims of the 9/11 attack.

2006

George Michael openly smoked a cannabis joint during an interview on a TV show. The singer was filmed backstage in Madrid, Spain where the drug is legal. Michael said ‘It’s the only drug I’ve ever thought worth taking, this stuff keeps me sane and happy. But it’s not very healthy.’

2010, Canada – Teenager Brittany McMillan uses Tumblr to call on people to wear purple on this day to show support for bullied LGBT youth. The day is known as Spirit Day. The first Gay Spirit day is Celebrated Worldwide. It then became celebrated on Oct. 19th.

2021

https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-male-state-extremist/31517689.htmlRussian Anti-Feminist, Anti-LGBT, Racist Group Declared ‘Extremist’A court in Russia has declared a notorious anti-feminist, anti-LGBT, racist group known as Male State an extremist organization.www.rferl.org

https://www.advocate.com/news/2021/10/19/convicted-gay-trump-supporter-brandon-straka-begs-men-email-himConvicted Gay Trump Supporter Brandon Straka Begs Men to Email HimHe recently pled guilty for charges connected to the January 6 Capitol insurrection.www.advocate.com

as self identity is pushed rather than objective reality or common understanding…

or as more do not want to be heterosexual, people seek to be included where they do not share community

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/from-lgbt-to-lgbtqia-the-evolving-recognition-of-identityFrom LGBT to LGBTQIA+: The evolving recognition of identityAs society’s understanding of diverse sexual identities and gender expressions has grown more inclusive, so has the acronym used to describe them.www.nationalgeographic.com

fashion is a mix of many things and trends repeat over decades

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/10/20/billy-porter-harry-styles-non-binary-style/Billy Porter faces backlash for claiming he invented ‘non-binary fashion’: ‘How gross and sad’Billy Porter is facing backlash for saying that he ‘created the conversation’ about gender-neutral fashion after Harry Styles’ Vogue cover.www.pinknews.co.uk

celeb problems to real world problems, eh

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/cop-says-partner-sexually-harassed-came-bisexual-no-one-took-seriously/Cop says her partner sexually harassed her after she came out as bisexual & no one took it seriously / LGBTQ Nation“My career is ruined because I didn’t want to fall in line with the other guys…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.autostraddle.com/fyp-yes-im-gay-but-that-dont-mean-i-want-you/FYP: Yes I’m Gay — But That Don’t Mean I Want YouFew things are stronger than a straight girl’s ego after you give them half a compliment in the bathroom.www.autostraddle.com

https://metro.co.uk/2021/10/20/us-government-tried-to-deport-wwe-legend-pat-patterson-for-being-gay-15452652/US government tried to deport WWE legend Pat Patterson for being gay | Metro NewsThe US government tried to deport WWE legend Pat Patterson for being gay, documents unearthed through the Freedom of Information Act reveal.metro.co.uk

https://www.advocate.com/family/2021/10/18/lesbian-rejected-foster-parent-sues-federal-governmentLesbian Rejected as Foster Parent Sues Federal GovernmentKelly Easter of Nashville says a faith-based agency under contract to the government turned her away simply because she’s a lesbian.www.advocate.com

https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1170230/trial-over-death-of-gay-activist-gets-underway/Trial over death of gay activist gets underway | eKathimerini.comThe trial over the death of 33-year-old LGBTQI activist Zak Kostopoulos in central Athens in September 2018 began on Wednesday with the testimonies of his mother and brother.www.ekathimerini.com

https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2021/10/19/indigenous-identity-lgbt-pride/Law school alumnus promotes Indigenous identity, LGBT pride | University of Hawaiʻi System Newswww.hawaii.edu

https://news.stthomas.edu/lgbt-history-month-faculty-and-staff-offer-lgbtqia-film-recommendations/LGBT History Month: Faculty and Staff Offer LGBTQIA+ Film Recommendations – Newsroom | University of St. ThomasIn recognition of LGBT History Month, the Newsroom asked some St. Thomas LGBTQIA+ faculty and staff members for film recommendations to help provide the university community some diverse perspectives.news.stthomas.edu

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4320108Taiwan LGBT Pride parade to be held virtually on Oct. 30 | Taiwan News | 2021-10-20 12:28:00Parade seeks to promote ‘friendliness’ and empathy through online celebration | 2021-10-20 12:28:00www.taiwannews.com.tw

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Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1926 – Edward John Barrington Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu (20 October 1926 – 31 August 2015) was an English Conservative politician well known in Britain for founding the National Motor Museum, as well as for a pivotal cause célèbrein British gay history following his 1954 conviction and imprisonment for homosexual sex, a charge he denied. Having inherited his title at the age of two, he held his peerage for the third longest time (86 years and 155 days) anyone has held a British peerage (the others being the 7th Marquess Townshend at 88 years, and the 13th Lord Sinclairat 87 years).

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1958 – Truman Capote’s (September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984) novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s is published in the November issue of Esquire Magazine. Capote was an American novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and actor. Many of Capote’s short storiesnovelsplays, and nonfiction are recognized as literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood (1966) which he labeled a “nonfiction novel“. At least 20 films and television dramas have been produced from Capote novels, stories, and plays. Capote was openly homosexual. One of his first serious lovers was Smith College literature professor Newton Arvin(August 25, 1900 – March 21, 1963) who won the National Book Award for his Herman Melville biography in 1951 and to whom Capote dedicated Other Voices, Other Rooms. Capote spent the majority of his life until his death with Jack Dunphy(August 22, 1914 – April 26, 1992), a fellow writer.

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

1969 – The National Institutes of Mental Health releases a report based on a study led by psychologist Dr. Evelyn Hooker. The report urged states to repeal sodomy laws.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 19, 1973

David Bowie released his seventh album Pin Ups. The album, which features supermodel Twiggy on the front cover, is a collection of cover versions of some of the singer’s favourite songs, including tracks by Pink Floyd, The Pretty Things, The Who, The Yardbirds and The Kinks.

1974

USA Song charts:  The former #1 from Olivia Newton-John (“I Honestly Love You”) was #4 and at 6  “The Bitch Is Back” from Elton John,

1979

– Prince‘s second album “Prince” was released.

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

1987

George Michael released the title track to Faith.

Over fifty ACT-UP members are arrested during an act of civil disobedience protesting President Reagan’s lack of action to the AIDS epidemic. Another demonstration of about 150 people was held across the street from the United Nations building during the UN General Assembly’s first debate on AIDS.

The US House of Representatives voted 368-47 to approve an amendment to withhold federal funding from any AIDS education organization which encourages homosexual activity. The senate approved a similar amendment the previous week by a vote of 94-2. It was introduced by Sen. Jesse Helms of North Carolina. The U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted 21-13 to approve a bill requiring the justice department to collect statistics on hate crimes, including anti-gay violence.

1988 – Sixty ACT-UP protestors shut down the filming of NBC’s “Midnight Caller” in San Francisco due to the plot in which a bisexual man is intentionally infecting others with HIV. This is the first gay-related disruption of a filming since the 1979 protests against the film “Cruising” in New York City.

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

1991 – An episode of Fox’s Roc tv series (season 1, episode 8)airing on October 20 (“Can’t Help Loving That Man”) depicted the second same-sex marriage on U.S. prime time television

1992 – The San Diego Police Department announces that it was severing its ties with the Boy Scouts of America due to a local chapter’s dismissal of a gay police officer who was involved with the Explorer program.


1993 – Roman Catholic priest Rev. Andre Guindon dies of a heart attack at age 60. In his book “The Sexual Creators,” he wrote that heterosexuals should look to same-sex couples to learn about tenderness and sharing.

1997 – Portugal’s first Gay and Lesbian Community Centre opens in Lisbon.

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

2005

Bono of U2 was invited to the White House where he discussed the G8 and fighting AIDS with U.S. President George W. Bush.

A survey concluded that the average person spent around £21,000 ($42,000) on music during their lives, the figure included the amount spent on Hi-Fi equipment, concerts and CDs. Music enthusiasts were likely to spend more than double that, parting with just over £44,000 ($89,000), in a lifetime, according to the survey conducted by UK company Prudential.

2006

NBC said that it had decided not to show pictures of Madonna mounting a crucifix. The footage was from a concert special to be aired the following month

2010,

Canada – Teenager Brittany McMillan uses Tumblr to call on people to wear purple on this day to show support for bullied LGBT youth. The day is known as Spirit Day. The first Gay Spirit day is Celebrated Worldwide. It then became celebrated on the third Thursday of October.

Elton John described today’s songwriters as “pretty awful”, Pop music as “uninspiring” and talent shows like American Idol as “boring” in an interview with UK Radio Times magazine.

2021

“In “The Closer,” Chappelle describes a U.S. rapper who “punched the LGBTQ community right in the AIDS,” compares trans women to the use of Blackface, and jokes about threatening to kill a woman and stash her body in his car. “

Blogger Nina: so the murdering a woman joke does not get attention

and given trans have co-opted the feminist intersectionality theory of working across ethnicity – calling out “womanface” is an accurate word

because gender is biological and especially “feelings are not facts” and no one is entitled to be upset by reality nor demand other ignore it

https://japantoday.com/category/features/opinions/free-speech-or-hate-speech-netflix-at-eye-of-lgbtq-stormFree speech or hate speech? Netflix at eye of LGBTQ storm – Japan TodayNetflix has been plunged into America’s culture wars by a Dave Chappelle comedy special that raises concerns about free speech and censorship but has been slammed by its own employees as transphobic. In "The Closer," boundary-pushing mega-star Chappelle responds to critics who have accused him of mocking transgender people in…japantoday.com

rights for gays, lesbians and bisexuals did not diminish the rights for heterosexuals

trans rights are at odds with women’s rights and undermining the protections gained

https://www.columbiamissourian.com/opinion/guest_commentaries/the-gop-is-right-to-widen-the-tent-to-lgbt-voters/article_8e7b70c4-2f8f-11ec-a1c6-6f810f1bfa59.htmlThe GOP is right to widen the tent to LGBT votersThe Declaration of Independence makes no distinction between religion, race, sexual orientation, gender, etc.www.columbiamissourian.com

“Abandoning geography is going to create multiple problems,” said James Brownson, a professor at Western Theological Seminary, during the debate. “Does this mean that the RCA is going to reorganize every time there is a new divisive issue?”

Blogger Nina replies: Given the inability to compromise over LGBT, yes.

Former President George H Bush was the first to use “family values” as a phrase and it meant anti-Gay and Lesbian in the 1990s

and curious how law abiding community contributing LGBT continue to be excluded while religion chases after pedophiles and murderers to include while expecting victims, if survived, to forgive

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2021/october/rca-meeting-reorganize-vote-reformed-church-in-america-lgbt.htmlReformed Church in America Reorganizes Due to LGBT Divides…… | News & Reporting | Christianity TodayAs more conservative congregations leave, the small but historic denomination may group by affinity over geography.www.christianitytoday.com

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/taliban-interpreters-people-afghanistan-lgbt-b961315.html50 days of the Taliban: Interpreters and LGBT citizens hiding for their lives | Evening StandardAlmost two months after the last of the UK and US troops left Afghanistan, many groups live in fear.www.standard.co.uk

https://abc7chicago.com/lgbtq-history-month-gay-rights-pullen-memorial-baptist-lgbt/11140924/This Historic Raleigh church has been supporting LGBT equality since the 1950s – ABC7 ChicagoFounded in the late 1800s, Pullen Memorial Baptist is one of the first churches in Raleigh, North Carolina to embrace LGBT rights.abc7chicago.com

https://southfloridagaynews.com/World/from-puerto-rico-welcoming-lgbt-people-to-china-canceling-pride-forever-this-week-in-int-l-lgbt-news.htmlFrom Puerto Rico Welcoming LGBT People to China Canceling Pride Forever, This Week in Int’l LGBT News | World | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202110190022Taipei’s LGBT Pride parade goes online for 2021 – Focus TaiwanTaipei, Oct. 19 (CNA) The 19th edition of Taiwan LGBT Pride will be held online on Oct. 30, organizer Taiwan Rainbow Civil Action Association (TWRCAA) announced Tuesday.focustaiwan.tw

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2021/oct/19/i-have-accepted-my-fate-the-hidden-abuse-in-ugandas-lgbt-community-in-pictures‘I have accepted my fate’: the hidden abuse in Uganda’s LGBT community – in pictures | Global development | The GuardianIn a country where gay sex is against the law, it can be almost impossible for the LGBT community to access services tackling domestic violence – and during the pandemic, lockdowns saw abuse soarwww.theguardian.com

https://www.pennlive.com/life/2021/10/lgbt-center-of-central-pa-is-moving-and-will-celebrate-with-a-farewell-party.htmlLGBT Center of Central Pa. is moving, and will celebrate with a farewell party – pennlive.comThe new location for the center has yet to be announced.www.pennlive.com

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