LGBTQ2 for October 12


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

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

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

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

October 12, 1955

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

October 12, 1956

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

October 12, 1957

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

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

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

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

October 12, 1962

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

October 12, 1968

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

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

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

October 12, 1973

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

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

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

1985

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2016

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

2021

the first women to walk in space was a lesbian

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

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

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

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

Blogger Nina Notes: Columbus was never in North America.

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LGBTQ2 for october 6


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1791: France adopted The French Penal Code of 1791, marking it as the first Western European country to decriminalize same-sex acts. (h/t Quist)

1851 – Charity Bryant (May 22, 1777– October 6, 1851) dies and is interred with her lover of 44 years, Sylvia Drake, in Weybridge Hill Cemetery, Addison County, Vermont. This couple is most strongly documented in historian Rachel Hope Cleves‘ 2014 book Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America. Charity was an American business owner and writer. She was a diarist and wrote acrostic poetry. Because there is extensive documentation for the shared lives of Bryant and her partner, Sylvia Drake, their diaries, letters and business papers have become an important part of the archive in documenting the history of same-sex couples.

October 6, 1889

The Moulin Rouge in Paris opened its doors to the public for the first time. The cabaret is best known as the birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance.

1928 – The New York Timesreported that George Bernard Shaw and H.G. Wells had protested the seizure of the lesbian novel by Radfclyffe Hall, The Well of Loneliness, by English customs agents. The novel had been published in France and was being imported into England.

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

1963 –Judy Garland sings with Barbra Streisand on Judy’s variety show. It is their one and only performance together. Neither are lesbian but both are gay icons.

1968: A group of 12 people congregated for the first meeting of the Metropolitan Community Church in Huntington Park, California. Founded by Rev. Troy Perry, who held the first meeting in his living room, the religious organization centralizes its ministry efforts around the LGBT community.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 6, 1972

During sessions at RCA Studios, New York City, David Bowie recorded ‘The Jean Genie’, which became the lead single from his 1973 album Aladdin Sane. The track spent 13 weeks in the UK charts, peaking at No.2, making it Bowie’s biggest hit to date. The line “He’s so simple minded, he can’t drive his module” would later give the band Simple Minds their name.

1972 – Antonio Molina (c. 1939–1991)and William “Billie” Ert (c. 1942–1976)marry in Houston. Ert, a drag queen, and Molina, a shipping clerk, received the license through having Ert dress in drag; the county clerk’s office did not ask for their genders and issued them a marriage license, which they used to marry one day later. At that time, homosexuality was illegal in Texas. Although it was later declared null and void by the Texas Attorney General after a long legal battle, the union made international headlines and became a media sensation. The failed lawsuit sparked Texas legislation that specifically defined marriage as between a man and a woman, which it had not yet done, and was seen as a large setback for LGBT rights in the United States. After the wedding, Ert was fired from his job as a wig salesman, but continued to perform full-time as Mr. Vikki Carr in local nightclubs. The media storm prompted the real Vikki Carr to meet Ert and Molina on CBS in Houston in November 1972, with Ert in drag.

October 6, 1973

Cher started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Half-Breed’, the singers second US No.1. The single didn’t chart in the UK.

1973, Canada – In Quebec City the first pan-Canadian conference of gay organizations is hosted by Centre humanitaire d’aide de libération 

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

1983

Barry Manilow played a benefit concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, attended by Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

1984

David Bowie scored his sixth UK No.1 album with ‘Tonight’, featuring the single ‘Blue Jean’.

on the usa charts at 5 Cyndi Lauper was on her way down with “She Bop” and at 8  Madonna’s “Lucky Star”   Another note:  the debut album from Madonna reached the Top 10 for the first time–in its 58th week of release.

1989 – Just two years after its first public showing, the AIDS Quiltreturns to Washington, D.C. with 10,848 panels. At its premiere it had only 1,920 panels.

1989, Mexico – The Permanent Revolution Circle ZYANYA of Lesbian Feminists organizes this first three-day forum at the School of Economics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.


1989 – In reaction to a small, peaceful protest against federal neglect of people with AIDS, 200 San Francisco police officers rioted in the Castro neighborhood, beating protesters and passersby, sweeping seven city blocks of all pedestrians, and placing thousands in homes and business under house arrest for the duration. 

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

1990

George Michael’s masterpiece Listen Without Prejudice moved from 22 to 5.

1997 – Annie Proulx’s short story Brokeback Mountain is published in this week’s issue of The New Yorker. The story, later turned into a hit movie, depicts the complex romantic and sexual relationship between two men in the American West from 1963 to 1981. In 2007, the composer Charles Wuorinen approached Proulx with the idea of turning her short story “Brokeback Mountain” into an opera. The opera of the same name with a libretto by Proulx herself premiered January 28, 2014 at the Teatro Real in Madrid, to mixed reviews.

1997 – The US Supreme Court refused to hear a case filed by Sandy Nelson, a reporter who was demoted because she refused to stop her off-duty campaigning in support of a gay rights initiative in Washington. The Washington Supreme Court had ruled that a law barring discrimination in employment for political views did not apply to newspapers.

1998: Matthew Shepard was tragically attacked, pistol whipped, tied to a fence and left to die. He would later succumb to his injuries in a Ft. Collins, Colorado hospital. He would die of his injuries at a hospital in Ft Collins, Colorado on Oct. 12th. Perpetrators Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson were arrested shortly after the attack and charged with first degree murder following Shepard’s death. Significant media coverage was given to the killing and what role Shepard’s sexual orientation might have played as a motive in the commission of the crime. The prosecutor argued that McKinney’s murder of Shepard was premeditated and driven by greed. McKinney’s defense counsel countered that he had only intended to rob Shepard, but had killed him in a rage when Shepard made a sexual advance towards him. McKinney’s girlfriend told police that he had been motivated by anti-gay sentiment, but later recanted her statement, saying that she had lied because she thought it would help him. Both McKinney and Henderson were convicted of the murder and each sentenced to two consecutive life sentences.

For details on the Matthew Shepard story as a whole visit here.

1998 – The Ford Foundation gave a $100,000 grant to the United Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches for its programs targeting at-risk gay and lesbian youth.

1999 – Donna Brazile (born December 15, 1959), an out lesbian, becomes Al Gore’s campaign manager. She is an American author and political analyst. She is a member of the Democratic Party, briefly serving as the interim chairperson for the Democratic National Committee in spring 2011, and assumed that role again in July 2016, until February 2017. She was the first African American to direct a major presidential campaign, acting as campaign manager for Al Gore in 2000. She has also worked on several presidential campaigns for Democratic candidates, including Jesse Jackson and Walter MondaleGeraldine Ferraro in 1984, and for Dick Gephardt in the 1988 Democratic primary. In 1999, The New York Times Magazine described Brazile as an LGBT activist who served on the board of the Millennium March on Washington. The magazine said she is “highly protective of her privacy” and called her “openly ambiguous” about her sexual orientation. Brazile is described as “openly lesbian” in the 2002 book Gay and Lesbian Americans and Political Participation: A Reference Handbook.

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

2007

Queen’s groundbreaking promo for their 1975 hit Bohemian Rhapsody was named the UK’s best music video in a survey of music fans. Out of 1,051 adults polled by O2, 30% named the six-minute video, (which took only three hours to shoot and cost a mere £3,500 to make), their favourite.

2010

The cast of TV’s “Glee” surpassed the Beatles for most appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 by a non-solo act, placing 75 songs to the Beatles’ 71

2013

LGBT History Month: 3 Queer Events On October 6 | HuffPost

2014:  The Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals on seven of the petitions arising from challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage. That means that meant that the lower-court decisions striking down bans in Indiana, Wisconsin, Utah, Oklahoma, and Virginia should go into effect, clearing the way for same-sex marriages in those states and any other state with similar bans in those circuits. 

2021

https://www.macleans.ca/culture/in-a-comedy-about-queer-south-asian-identity-a-yogurt-pot-can-be-more-than-a-pot-of-yogurt/In a comedy about queer South Asian identity, a yogurt pot can be more than a pot of yogurt – Macleans.caBilal Baig, star and creator of ‘Sort Of’ on CBC/HBO Max, breaks down a pivotal moment in the comedy series about belonging

https://www.autostraddle.com/calling-all-believers-autostraddle-is-fundraising-for-the-queer-and-not-too-distant-future/Calling All Believers: Autostraddle Is Fundraising for the Queer and Not-Too-Distant Future! – AutostraddleWe have a Gay Agenda to fulfill! And we can only do it with your help! Also, do not miss these perks! We’re not kidding.www.autostraddle.com

http://yonkerstimes.com/bisexual-greenburgh-cop-files-sexual-harassment-lawsuit/Bisexual Greenburgh Cop Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit | Yonkers TimesBy Dan Murphy A bombshell lawsuit against the Town of Greenburgh, the Greenburgh Police Department, and 16 Greenburgh Police officers alleges a pattern of sexual harassment against Officer Kristin Stein. The allegations in Stein’s lawsuit include a sexual assault from a 2019 incident in the Greenburgh Police headquarters where Office Stein was learning over a […]Show Moreyonkerstimes.com

https://www.pride.com/comingout/2021/10/05/pro-baseball-player-keiran-lovegrove-comes-out-bisexualThese 41 Celebrities Came Out in 2021 (So Far)Elvira, JoJo Siwa, Colton Underwood, and so many more!www.pride.com

https://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/fashion/bretman-rock-playboy-magazines-first-gay-male-model-cover-fashion-7555374/‘I’m so pretty’: Bretman Rock is Playboy magazine’s first gay male cover model | Lifestyle News,The Indian ExpressTaking to Instagram, where he has 17.8 million followers, Rock shared some pictures. He wore the famous bunny ears, a bow-tie, black stockings and matching satin gloves, accessorising with a lot of blingindianexpress.com

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-10059767/Faux-lesbian-Russian-pop-duo-t-T-u-confirm-comeback-plans.htmlFaux-lesbian Russian pop duo t.A.T.u. confirm comeback plans | Daily Mail OnlineRussian pop duo t.A.T.u. have confirmed plans to reunite almost 20 years after topping the charts with their mega hit All The Things She Said.www.dailymail.co.uk

people who flip through words as if casual labels…. instead of lived experience

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/topless-xr-protester-might-lesbian-25143727Topless XR protester ‘might be lesbian’ after split with ‘supportive’ boyfriend – Daily StarLaura Amherst has broken up with her long-term boyfriend after coming to the realisation that she ‘might be a lesbian’ because she just ‘doesn’t get turned on by men anymore’www.dailystar.co.uk

https://www.outsports.com/2021/10/5/22709943/mlb-baseball-playoffs-world-series-pride-swag-giveaways-rainbow-lgbtqThe 10 MLB Playoff teams as ranked by LGBTQ Pride swag – OutsportsSurprise! The Giants are going to do really well on this list.www.outsports.com

https://www.buzzfeed.com/dahliaadler/lgbt-lgbtq-books-books-freelance-freelance-books-bfdc-books16 LGBTQIA YA Novels To Devour This FallGrab yourself a pumpkin spice latte and get ready for thrills, chills, secrets, and a whole lot of feelings.www.buzzfeed.com

https://globalnews.ca/video/8247007/caring-for-lgbtq-seniorsCaring for LGBTQ Seniors | Watch News Videos OnlineWatch Caring for LGBTQ Seniors Video Online, on GlobalNews.caglobalnews.ca

https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/tori-58813525Ghana LGBT: Why high profile Ghanaian professors, lawyers dey fight against anti-gay bill – BBC News PidginFor July, debate bin dey ground on bill wey fit criminalise LGBTQ+ activismwww.bbc.com

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