LGBTQ2 for February 10

BCE to The Suffragettes

1893 – William “Big Bill” Tilden (February 10, 1893 – June 5, 1953)is born in Philadelphia. Almost as popular as Babe Ruth, Tilden was America’s tennis hero.He is often considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Tilden was the World No. 1 player for six years from 1920 through 1925. During his lifetime, however, he was a flamboyant character who was never out of the public eye, acting in both movies and plays as well as playing tennis. He also had two arrests for sexual misconduct with teenage boys in the late 1940s; these led to incarcerations in the Los Angeles area. After his convictions he was shunned in public. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1959, six years after his death.

02-10-1908 – 09-27-2002 Charles Henri Ford – Born in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Ford was an American poet, novelist, filmmaker, photographer, and collage artist, best known for his 

editorship of the Surrealist magazine View (1940-1947) in New York City. He dropped out of school and by age 16 had started his first magazine, Blues (subtitled “A Bisexual Bimonthly”). He went to Paris and became part of Gertrude Stein’s salon. His life-partner was artist Pavel Tchelitchew until his death in 1957. Ford returned from Rome, Italy to the U.S. in 1962 where he lived for many years in The Dakota apartment building in New York City.

1911, Germany – The German League for the Protection of Mothers and Sexual Reform’ (‘Deutscher Bund für Mutterschutz und Sexualreform’)condemns anti-gay Paragraph 175 and voices its rejection of attempts to extend the law to cover women as well as men.

1916 – Mansel Vardaman Boyle (1877-1945), the “Gay Deceiver,” appears in a burlesque show. He was a famous and successful female impersonator of the day and was living with gay silent film star J. Warren Kerrigan(July 25, 1879 – June 9, 1947)in Los Angeles from at least 1936 to 1938, though Kerrigan’s long-time lover was actor James Carroll Vincent(November 9, 1897 – May 15, 1948).

02-10-1920 – 12-10-2010 Adele Starr – Born in Brooklyn, New York,. She and her husband moved to the Los Angles area in 1951. It was when Philip Starr, the couple’s second son, came 

out to his parents in 1974, that his mother got involved with gay rights. Although the gay rights movement was well underway by then he recalled, “being gay was still seen as a mental illness.” In 1976, Adele Starr founded the Los Angeles chapter of PFLAG. In 1979, she spoke on the steps of the U.S. Capitol at a march for gay rights. Two years later, she became PFLAG’s first national president; she served in that capacity until 1986 and remained a forceful advocate for civil rights and, in later years for the legalization of same-sex marriage.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

02-10-1944 – 06-18-1992 Peter Allen – Born in Tenterfield, Australia. He was an Australian singer, songwriter, pianist, and entertainer. His songs were made popular by many recording artists, including Elkie Brooks, Melissa Manchester, and Olivia Newton-John. In 1981, Arthur’s Theme won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Allen was the first husband of Liza Minnelli. They divorced after 7 years of marriage. He later came out as gay. Both he and his long-term partner, Gregory Connell, died from AIDS-related illnesses.

1946 – Ellen Marie Barrett (born February 10, 1946) is an American priest of the Episcopal Church. She was the first open lesbian to be ordained to the priesthood following the Episcopal Church’s General Convention approval of the ordination of women in 1977. Barrett’s candor about her homosexuality caused great controversy within the church. Even prior to her ordination, she was a prominent spokesperson for the rights of gaysand lesbians in the church, especially regarding their ordination.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

February 10, 1956

Little Richard records “Long Tall Sally”, which will go on be his highest charting record in the US, climbing to number 6 on Billboard’s Pop chart and number 1 on the R&B chart by next April. Rolling Stone magazine has listed the tune as #56 on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time.

02-10-1958 John Yang – Born in Chillicothe, Ohio. He is a Chinese-American newscaster and journalist. Yang is an American Peabody Award-winning television news correspondent, commentator, and journalist. He is one of only a few openly gay national television correspondents.

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

02-10-1967  – Born in Los Angeles, California. She is an LGBT supporter. She played Ellen’s love interest when she came out on her show in the famous 1997 “The Puppy 

Episode.” On the April 24, 2007 airing of DeGeneres’s talk show, Dern revealed she did not work for more than a year following her appearance in that episode because of resulting backlash, but nevertheless called it an “extraordinary experience and opportunity.” She is an American actress, film director, and producer. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1991 for her performance in the film Rambling Rose. In 2014 she received her second Academy Award nomination for the work in the film Wild. In 2020, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the film Marriage Story. She is the daughter of Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: the Most Lesbian Joke on tv ever:

1968

The Beatles closed Beatles USA, their American fan club and business office and fire their US press agents, severing all American business connections. They also withdraw from the late Brian Epstein’s NEMS Enterprises and turn all business affairs over to their newly formed record company, Apple.

02-10-1968 Anne R. Kaiser – Born in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the Maryland 

House of Delegates. In 2014 she was elected to her fourth term as one of three members of the House of Delegates from Maryland’s 14th District. Beginning with the 2015 legislative session, Anne serves as the Majority Leader in the Maryland House of Delegates. On February 23, 2013, Kaiser became engaged to her long-time partner, Nancy C. Lineman. They were married on November 2nd, 2013. The couple lives in the Calverton neighborhood of Silver Spring with their 3 cats and 1 dog.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

February 10, 1973

Elton John had his first UK No.1 album when ‘Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player’ started a six-week run at the top of the charts.

On the USA Song Charts, Elton John prevailed at #1 for a second week with “Crocodile Rock”

02-10-1974 Ivri Lider – Born in Givat Haim, Israel. He is an Israeli musician and pop star. On 

Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors (2013). He is one of the biggest-selling contemporary artists in Israeli music, and has won the Male Singer of the Year award from Israeli national and local radio stations since entering the Israeli music scene in the late 1990s. He has sold more that 200,000 records. He came out gay publicly after the release of his second album.

1976: Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury introduces a gay character, Andy Lippincott (who had first appeared a month earlier).  Five newspapers refuse to carry the story arc of Andy’s coming out to Joanie Caucus.  Lippincott appears on and off in the daily strip for years.  In 1989, he returned to the strip when he is diagnosed with AIDS. Over the course of the next year, Lippincott’s battles with the disease, and eventual death from it, helped bring the AIDS crisis into popular culture.

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

1981

The Moral Majority (which was neither) announces it will spend 3 million dollars in anti-gay advertising.

02-10-1981 Stephanie Beatriz – Bonr in Neuquén, Argentina. She is an Argentine-born American actress 

best known for playing Detective Rosa Diaz in the FOX comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. In July 2016, Beatriz revealed that she is bisexual.

1982 – President Reagan nominates an evangelist and noted homophobe Sam Hart to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. Hart withdraws as protests mount, blaming the homosexuals for “sabotaging” his nomination

1983:

 A spokesman for the San Francisco Giants tells a banquet audience that the Giants are planning to set up a special seating section for their gay fans. “Instead of the grandstand,” he ‘jokes’ – “We’re going to call it the ‘fruit stand.’ ”

1984

Frankie Goes To Hollywood were at No.1 on the UK singles chart for the third week with ‘Relax.’ Eurythmics had the UK No.1 album with ‘Touch.’

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

1997

Melissa Etheridge’s then-partner Julie Cypher gave birth to Bailey Jean, the first of their two daughters. It was later revealed that the sperm donor father of both babies was singer David Crosby. Etheridge also had twins with her subsequent partner, Tammy Lynn Michaels, and an anonymous sperm donor.

1990

Director Bill Sherwood–whose only feature film was the critically acclaimed 1986 movie, Parting Glances–dies of AIDS at the age of 37.

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

2001

Police were investigating Eminem over suspected drugs offences after he appeared to consume Ecstasy pills and encouraged the audience at his Manchester show to take drugs. Over 100 gay rights protesters picketed the show.

2002

Elton John sang at the National Basketball Association’s All-Star Game in Philadelphia.

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

2019

 Patricia Nell Warren (1936–Feb. 9, 2019). She was  a lesbian novelist who wrote popular fiction portraying the lives of gay men and lesbians. Her first book was “A Tragedy of Bees” (1960). With the arrival of the gay liberation movement, she published her novel “The Front Runner” (1974) — the story of a running coach and his star athlete falling in love. The book made The New York Times best-seller list and touched many of us deeply.  She was 82-years old. Rest in peace, Patricia…

2022

https://www.euronews.com/2022/02/10/french-hiv-discoverer-luc-montagnier-has-died-at-89

French HIV discoverer Luc Montagnier has died at 89 | Euronews

Montagnier, a virologist, led the team that in 1983 identified the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) which causes AIDS, leading him to share the 2008 Nobel Prize in medicine with colleague Francoise Barré-Sinoussi.www.euronews.com

5 times on-screen bisexual representation was simply biconic

“Bisexual people deserve to feel seen and validated, especially in a world where we are so often erased,” says Hannah St. George.www.gaytimes.co.uk

https://www.cbr.com/peacemaker-fans-ecstatic-christopher-smith-bisexual/

Peacemaker Fans Are Ecstatic About [SPOILER] Being Confirmed as Bisexual

Peacemaker fans are expressing their excitement following the surprising reveal that a major character is bisexual.www.cbr.com

https://www.buzzfeed.com/larryfitzmaurice/mario-cantone-tonight-show-cut-gay

Mario Cantone Cut From The Tonight Show For Being Gay

“Your comedy has a gay edge to it, and I think it’s going to make Johnny nervous, so I’m going to cancel you.”www.buzzfeed.com

https://www.hrc.org/press-releases/chantale-wong-makes-history-as-first-openly-lesbian-senate-confirmed-ambassador

Chantale Wong Makes History as First Openly Lesbian, Senate-Confirmed Ambassador – HRC

Ambassador Wong will serve as United States Director of the Asian Development Bankwww.hrc.org

https://www.out.com/celebs/2022/2/10/real-housewives-orange-county-star-heather-dubrow-daughter-kat-comes-out-lesbian

‘RHOC’ Star Heather Dubrow’s Daughter Kat Comes Out As a Lesbian

The news of Kat’s public coming out comes after Dubrow’s eldest daughter Max came out as bisexual.www.out.com

lesbians need lesbian representation – not straight women seeking to titiltate men

https://www.indiatoday.in/movies/celebrities/story/bhumi-pednekar-says-should-be-able-to-play-lesbian-woman-irrespective-of-my-sexual-preference-exclusive-1910732-2022-02-09

Bhumi Pednekar says ‘should be able to play lesbian woman irrespective of my sexual preference’ | Exclusive – Movies News

Bhumi Pednekar will be seen playing the role of a queer woman in her upcoming film Badhaai Do. In an exclusive interview with IndiaToday.in, she revealed that her film will help empower the LGBTQI community, and how the debate around .www.indiatoday.in

https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/4651556/threesome-husbands-birthday-realized-lesbian-divorced-him/

I arranged threesome for my husband’s birthday – but the wild sex made me realize I’m a lesbian, so I divorced him

A WOMAN has revealed how she divorced her husband after realizing she is a lesbian when she organized a threesome with him and another woman for his birthday. Mother-of-two Rose, 36, claims she was…www.the-sun.com

Russia wants to ‘liquidate’ LGBT rights group: ‘They want to eliminate us’

The Russian government wants to ‘liquidate’ one of the nation’s top LGBT+ rights groups for being contrary to ‘traditional values’.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://news.gallup.com/poll/389555/lgbt-americans-married-same-sex-spouse-steady.aspx

LGBT Americans Married to Same-Sex Spouse Steady at 10%

Gallup finds that 10% of LGBT adults in the U.S. are married to a same-sex spouse, and another 6% live with a same-sex partner.news.gallup.com

Florida’s LGBT School Censorship Bill Is a Lawsuit Factory That Overrules Many Parents

Under H.B. 1557, only the most conservative parents will decide what everybody else’s kids will learn about sexual orientation or gender identity.reason.com

https://southfloridagaynews.com/National/sfgn-s-major-lgbt-national-campaigns-to-watch-in-2022.html

Meet 15 LGBT Candidates Running for Office Across the Country in 2022 | National | News | SFGN Articles

South Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

new flash, no where in the world are non heterosexuals safe

Russia and China have joined forces

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/articles/2022-02-10/lgbt-afghans-are-being-targeted-by-the-taliban-report-finds

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LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

Most of the above is copied from one of the sites cited as sources in the daily post and as linked at the end of every post.

the history of nonheterosexuals and different historical eras views are such that there is a there is a danger to apply current decadish of time, in 2021 to past decades and centuries; particularly without application of complete history.

There is a difference between adopting male attire in the era when clothing was spelled out in law, and lesbians who passed in public, differ from those who only change clothing for personal sexual gratification, in private “cross dressors” in the language of this same era.

Laws regarding clothing exist in many nations, including capitol punishment, this is why sexual orientation is a demographic, That heterosexual women continue to be denied reproductive rights, education and professions, even where won at court; that women are a demographic. That male and female persons who are ethnically different from the majority population and with differing experiences being merged into colour blind visible minorities are differing demographics.

the farther back in time the given individual is, and why on this blog, there is a under theme of Elvis Presley, as the most prominent modern era person of the 1900s Current Era; who was photographed almost every day of his adult life., and who’s number of days on this planet have resulted in his being one of the most recognizable individuals across all cultures on the planet, which in 1950s was 1 billion people, and by his death almost 4 billion, to the 8 billion currently existing on earth.

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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The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

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1988

, George Michael’s great song “One More Try” rose from 14 to 4 and Natalie Cole’s cover of “Pink Cadillac” remained at #5.

Faith by George Michael regained the #1 spot on the Album chart ten weeks after it had fallen from the top.  The Soundtrack to “Dirty Dancing” slipped to second, riding on hits from past decades, and an original song by Patrick Swayze but most interestingly a UK gay band The Blow Monkeys doing a cover of Lesbian Leslie Gore’s You Don’t Own Me with original boy lyrics sung by a male band the heteros did not notice.

in retirement, Leslie Gore das yet to come out.

1998

George Michael pled no contest in the Beverly Hills Municipal Court to committing a lewd act in a park restroom. He was fined $810, given 80 hours of community service, and ordered to undergo counseling.

2002

The musical We Will Rock You opened in the West End of London, England at the Dominion Theatre. The musical was written by British comedian and author Ben Elton in collaboration with Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor. The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and does the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown. WWRY has since become the longest-running musical at the Dominion Theatre.

2003

Lawyers for Britney Spears and the Skechers footwear company settled a dispute over a deal for the pop star to market a line of roller skates and accessories. Spears had filed a $1.5 million breach of agreement lawsuit against Skechers in December, claiming the company failed to pay her adequately. Skechers had responded with a $10 million lawsuit, accusing Spears of fraud and breach of the three-year licensing agreement she signed in January 2002.

2020

Melissa Etheridge and Julie Cypher’s son, Beckett, dies at age 21

2021

I expect lesbians to behave better than hetero men

the problem of believing one’s own press? or the delusion of “nice’?

because, as a Canadian Lesbian. “nice” is how my nation is rude.

Ellen began as a lesbian stand up, went into the closet and got her tv show, and then came out, after Melissa Etheridge did at the Democrat convention that saw Bill Clinton get the nom, which she said kd lang inspired her to.

https://tv.avclub.com/ellen-degeneres-still-is-in-denial-that-the-show-was-to-1846885309Ellen DeGeneres says she didn’t cancel show because of allegationsIn an interview with Savannah Guthrie, Ellen DeGeneres claimed that she never saw the show as having a toxic workplace environment and thinks the allegations were “orchestrated.”tv.avclub.com

queer for april 30


April 30, 1957

Elvis Presley recorded “Jailhouse Rock” arguably the first gay/bisexual rock n roll number 1 song.

1966

Cher “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” was #7
1977

Natalie Cole’s biggest hit, “I’ve Got Love On My Mind”, at 9
1983

David Bowie with “Let’s Dance at 6 at at 8 Thomas Dolby had “She Blinded Me With Science”
1987
Madonna’s “La Isla Bonita” became her 11th consecutive Top Five single.
1988

Canadian 20 year old Celine Dion helps Switzerland win its first ever Eurovision Song Contest with her rendition of “Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi”.
1992
Madonna’s bustier was stolen from Fredrick’s Of Hollywood. A $1,000 reward was offered for its return.
1993
Elton John’s single “Simple Life” entered Billboard‘s Top 40, breaking Elvis Presley’s longstanding record with 24 consecutive years of Top 40 hits.
1997
An estimated 42 million viewers were tuned in as ABC-TV aired the “coming out” episode of the sitcom “Ellen,” in which the title character, played by Ellen DeGeneres, admitted she was a lesbian.
1999
The three former members of Spandau Ballet lost a court case against band songwriter Gary Kemp. They had claimed they were owed £1 million in lost royalties. The Judge said he had become a fan of the bands during the case.
2003
Madonna was #1 on the Album chart with American Life.

Queers, maybe queers and allies for April 15

1927

Serge Koussevitsky directed the Boston Symphony in the first performance of Frederick Converse’s symphony, “Flivver Ten Million.”

1967

Aretha Franklin prevailed for a fourth week at #1 on the R&B chart with “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)”.

1968
Aretha Franklin recorded “Think” at Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City.

1972
Aretha Franklin had #9 with “Day Dreaming” and Sonny & Cher came in at #10 with “A Cowboy’s Work Is Never Done”.

Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Carole King and Quincy Jones performed at a benefit for U.S. presidential candidate George McGovern.

1978
, Barry Manilow at #4 with “Can’t Smile Without You”, and Natalie Cole at 10 with “Our Love”.

1984
Rockwell ‘s “Somebody’s Watching Me” dropped to number three – “Against All Odds” Phil Collins at two and Kenny Loggins had the top song in the land for a third week with “Footloose”.

1987

Queen is presented with an award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music at the 32nd annual Ivor Novello Awards in London.

1990

Actress Greta Garbo died of pneumonia and renal failure at the age of 84. (Ninotchka, Grand Hotel, Camille, Queen Christina, Anna Karenina, Mata Hari, The Kiss, Flesh and the Devil, The Painted Veil, As You Desire Me, Two-Faced Woman, Conquest, Inspiration, Anna Christie)
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992

The three surviving members of Queen raised over $15 million at a charity concert in memory of the late Freddie Mercury, who died in November, 1991. They were joined by David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Elton John, Guns N’ Roses, Roger Daltrey, Robert Plant, Paul Young and others.

2010
After receiving some bad reviews and even enduring some boos during her performance, Whitney Houston brushed off criticism of her first show in the UK in over eleven years by insisting she was playing to a “tough crowd”. She had recently been hospitalized with chronic rhinopharyngitis, which is a swelling of the membranes in the nose and throat.

Singer Melissa Etheridge and her partner, actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, announced their separation, seven years after bonding in a commitment ceremony. Michaels gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl, in 2006.

2019
Olivia Newton-John’s 1981 mega-hit ‘Physical’ has been named Billboard’s No. 1 hit of the ’80s

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