LGBTQ2 for August 27


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1782 – John Laurens (October 28, 1754 – August 27, 1782) dies at the age of 28. He was an American soldier and statesman from South Carolinaduring the American Revolutionary War, best known for his criticism of slavery and efforts to help recruit slaves to fight for their freedom as U.S. soldiers. Though he was married, letters between Laurens and Alexander Hamilton(January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804)indicate that the two men had an affair. From a young age, Laurens apparently exhibited a lack of interest in women. Laurens biographer Gregory D. Massey states that he “reserved his primary emotional commitments for other men.” Though he eventually married, it was a union born out of regret. While in London for his studies, Laurens impregnated Martha Manning and married her to preserve the legitimacy of their child. Laurens wrote to this uncle, “Pity has obliged me to marry.” Hamilton had “at the very least” an “adolescent crush” on Laurens. Chernow also states that “Hamilton did not form friendships easily and never again revealed his interior life to another man as he had to Laurens. […] After the death of John Laurens, Hamilton shut off some compartment of his emotions and never reopened it.”

1873 – Maud Allan (August 27, 1873 – October 7, 1956) was a pianist-turned-actress, dancer and choreographer who is remembered for her “impressionistic mood settings”. From the 1920s on Allan taught dance and lived with her secretary and lover, Verna Aldrich.She died in Los Angeles.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1951 – California Supreme Court ruled that the mere congregation of homosexuals at the Black Cat Bar was not sufficient grounds for suspending the bar’s liquor license (Stoumen v. Reilly , 37 Cal.2d 713, [S. F. No. 18310. In Bank. Aug. 28, 1951.]). The Black Cat Bar or Black Cat Café was a bar in San Francisco, California. It originally opened in 1906 and closed in 1921. The Black Cat re-opened in 1933 and operated for another 30 years. During its second run of operation, it was a hangout for Beats and bohemians but over time began attracting more and more of a gay clientele. The Black Cat closed down for good in February 1964.  The site is now the location of Bocadillos, a tapas-style restaurant. On December 15, 2007, a plaque commemorating the Black Cat and its place in San Francisco history was placed at the site.

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

1961 – U.S. Fashion designer and gay icon Tom Ford (August 27, 1961) is born. He is an American fashion designer, film director, screenwriter, and film producer. He launched his eponymous luxury brand in 2006, having previously served as the creative directorat Gucciand Yves Saint Laurent. Ford directed the Oscar-nominated films A Single Man(2009)and Nocturnal Animals (2016). Ford is married to Richard Buckley (born 1948), a journalist and former editor in chief of Vogue Hommes International; they have been in a relationship since meeting in 1986.The couple have a son, born in September 2012.

August 27, 1965

On the last day of a five-day break from their North American tour, The Beatles attended a recording session for The Byrds.

Elvis was visited by the Beatles from 10.00 p.m. at his Perugia Way home until the early hours of the next day. The Beatles arrived, they stared at Elvis, then, they all jammed on Chuck Berry.

Col Parker and Brian Epstein also had a meeting around the pool table.

1967 – Brian Epstein (9 September 1934 – 27 August 1967) , the manager of The Beatles, dies of a drug overdose. Although Lennon often made sarcastic comments about Epstein’s homosexuality to friends and to Epstein personally, no one outside the group’s inner circle was allowed to comment. Male homosexual activity was illegal in England and Wales until September, 1967, when it was decriminalized; however, this was one month after Epstein’s death.

1969, Switzerland – Erica Mann (November 9, 1905 – August 27, 1969) dies in Zurich. She was a German actress and writer and the eldest daughter of the novelist Thomas Mann and his wife Katia. In 1924, Erika Mann moved to Berlin where she lived a bohemian lifestyle and became a critic of National Socialism. She acted in, and wrote for, an anti-Nazi cabaret in Berlin. After Hitler came to power in 1933, Mann moved to Switzerland. She married gay poet W. H, Auden (February 21, 1907 – September 29,1973). The marriage was arranged in 1935 by Christopher Isherwood to help Mann get a British passport to flee Nazi Germany. Mann remained active in liberal causes and continued to attack Nazism in her writings, most notably with her 1938 book School for Barbarians which was a critique of the Nazi education system. Erika was in a relationship with actress Pamela Wedekind(December 12, 1906-April 91986). She would later have relationships with actress Therese Giehse(6 March 1898 – 3 March 1975), author and photgrapher Annemarie Schwarzenbach(23 May 1908 – 15 November 1942) and  dancer Betty Knox(10 May 1906 – 25 January 1963) , with whom she served as a war correspondent during World War II.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1973 – In New York City the local 6th police precinct defeated the New York Matts in a softball game. Matts was short for Mattachines, a gay organization. It attracted approximately 1,000 spectators and raised $1,000 for mentally disabled children. Geraldo Rivera was the first base umpire.

1977

on the USA LP charts: #3  Streisand Superman by Barbra Streisand

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

1982

Queen played at the Myriad Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

1983

On the USA LP Charts, David Bowie’s Let’s Dance dropped to 7

1988

George Michael had his fourth consecutive number one single from the album “Faith”, when “Monkey” climbed to the top of the Billboard Pop chart. It was his eighth US chart topper of the 1980s.

.  Elton John’s “I Don’t Wanna’ Go On With You Like That” moved up to challenge 

at 6  “Fast Car” from Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman pulled off the rare feat of getting a #1 album with her debut. 

George Michael’s Faith LP was #6

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

1992 – Colorado Republican senate candidate Terry Considine refers to AIDS as a self-inflicted injury during a town meeting, and equates AIDS with gun violence and drug abuse.

1998 – At the 16th Annual Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Symposium in Chicago, attorney Aaron Greenberg argues that if the gay gene is isolated, parents should have the right to abort a gay fetus or have its genetic makeup altered.

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

2000, Japan – After a four-year absence, the Tokyo Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade is held in Japan. Beginning in 1996 as the First Les-Bi-Gay Pride March Sapporo, for the next two years it was the Sexual Minority Pride March, and from 1999 became the Rainbow March that has become an annual public event of Sapporo and the longest, continuously run LGBT parade in Japan. The Rainbow Parade was also the first pride parade in Japan to feature floats, in 1999. Called the Tokyo Lesbian & Gay Parade (TLGP), the event took place in 2000 in the form of a march around the Shibuya district. The Parade went on, taking place in late summer of the two subsequent years, 2001 and 2002, now attracting crowds of over 3,000.

2003

Janis Ian, who scored her first hit, 1967’s “Society’s Child” when she was just sixteen years old, married her lesbian partner, Patricia Snyder in Toronto. It was the second marriage for both. Janis said she had no plans for a honeymoon since she’s too busy working on two upcoming albums.

2005 – Sen. John McCain announces that although he is opposed a federal constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, he supports a state version in his home state of Arizona.

2013

Miley Cyrus’s risque performance at the MTV VMAs drew complaints from a parenting pressure group in the US. The Parents Television Council (PTC) issued a complaint against the channel over the 20-year-old’s routine, which saw her dance suggestively in a nude bikini with singer Robin Thicke. It argued the show should not have been rated as suitable for 14 year olds, adding: “Heads should roll at MTV.”

Madonna was named the world’s top-earning celebrity over the past year. The 55-year-old made an estimated $125m (£80m) thanks to her MDNA tour, clothing and fragrance lines, according to Forbes. The magazine said it was the most money Madonna had made in a single year since it began tracking earnings in 1999.

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Today in LGBT History – August 27 | Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for August 23

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1954 –

Charles Busch (August 23, 1954, actor and playwright, is born. He is an American actor, screenwriter, playwright and female impersonator, known for his appearances on stage in his own camp style plays and in film and television. He wrote and starred in his early plays Off-off-Broadway beginning in 1978, generally in drag roles, and also acted in the works of other playwrights. He also wrote for television and began to act in films and on television in the late 1990s. His best known play is The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife(2000), which was a success on Broadway.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

August 23, 1956

Little Richard played at the Cotton Club in Lubbock, Texas, with Buddy Holly in the audience.

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

1963

“Judy’s Turn To Cry” from Lesley Gore at six on the USA song charts.

Blogger Nina Notes: Musta been weird to lament Johnny when Judy would have been her real life choice.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

August 23, 1970

Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground performed together for the last time at the New York Club ‘Max’s Kansas City’.

1972,

Canada – An article in the Toronto gay publication “The Body Politic,” entitled “Of men and little boys,” sparks a public outrage. Criminal charges are threatened but not laid.

1974

Elton John remained third on the USA LP charts with Caribou

August 23, 1975

Queen began recording “Bohemian Rhapsody” at Rockfield Studio in Monmouth, Wales.

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

1980

The Heatwave Festival in Toronto, Canada took place with Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, The B-52’s, The Pretenders, Rockpile and The Rumour. Tickets cost $30, with only 50,000 people attending the festival lost over $1 million.

David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Ashes To Ashes’ his second UK No.1. Taken from the Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) album, the song continued the story of Major Tom from Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’. The video for ‘Ashes to Ashes’ was one of the most iconic of the 1980s and costing £250,000, it was at the time the most expensive music video ever made

1985

dropping to two,  “Shout” by Tears for Fears of the UK Second British Wave in the Genderfuck on the usa song charts

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

Queer Nation, ACT Up and The Lesbian Avengers: the Dyke era of lesbiandom

1994,

Australia –The federal government acts to overturn Tasmania’s anti-sodomy law. Tasmania’s is the last Australian state to penalize same sex relations.

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

2004

Queen, one of Britain’s most consistently successful groups of the seventies and eighties, became the first Rock band to receive official approval in Iran, where Western music is strictly prohibited. Lead singer Freddie Mercury, who died of AIDS in 1991, was of Iranian ancestry and bootlegged albums have been available for years.

2008

Madonna kicked off her 86-date Sticky & Sweet Tour at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff Wales. It became the highest grossing tour by a solo artist, breaking the previous record Madonna achieved with her 2006 Confessions Tour. Madonna’s first venture with Live Nation, was estimated to have grossed $280 million.

2011

Jerry Leiber, a songwriting legend whose credits include “Hound Dog”, “Jailhouse Rock”, “Yakety Yak”, “Poison Ivy” and “Love Potion Number 9”, died at the age of 78. Leiber and his songwriting partner Mike Stoller were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two years later.

Jailhouse Rock was written to see if Elvis would alter his singing for gay lyrics and he did not.

Hound Dog by Big Mama Thorton is about her cheating man, so Elvis’ is really him singing about himself – or just the part he called “Little Elvis”.

It is this blogger’s view that Elvis Presley was bisexual, owing to the orgy stories shared in books by his Memphis Mafia and each saying there was more they would take to their graves, bisexual is the only thing left.

The last elvis fan screamed at by the Memphis mafia

2014

Beyoncé captured four awards, including the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, while Miley Cyrus won Video of the Year for “Wrecking Ball” at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Today in LGBT History – August 23 | Ronni Sanlo

June 28 for LGBTQ2

June 28, 1974

Elton John released the album Caribou.

1975

David Bowie‘s “Fame” is released. It will become his first and only number one hit in the US and reach #17 in the UK. 

June 28, 1977

Elton John achieved a life long ambition when he became the Chairman of Watford Football Club.

1980,

a straight band that courted gay fans: Roxy Music’s Flesh and Blood was the top album in the U.K.

 Bette Midler climbed to #3 with “The Rose”

at 6, “Little Jeannie” from Elton John

1986

Appearing an anti-apartheid concert at Clapham Common in London: were Sting, Boy George, Elvis Costello, Sade,  Hugh Masekela and Peter Gabriel, among others. Nearly a quarter of a million people attended.

Wham! were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their fourth and final UK No.1 ‘The Edge Of Heaven’. Also on this day Wham! played their farewell concert in front of 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, London.

 George Michael’s “A Different Corner” stuck at 7

Madonna debuted with her single “Papa Don’t Preach” at #42.

1987

“Dreamgirls” opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 177 performances

1997

The Backstreet Boys debuted at #24 with their single “Quit Playing Games With My Heart”.

2018

Miley Cyrus cover The Beatles for Global Citizen’s Global Goal concert

2021

Straight Pride is why there is oppression of hetero women and bisexuals, gays and lesbians’ sexuality.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/06/27/pride-month-straight-pride-hate-crimes-lgbtq-rights/5346706001/LGBTQ Pride Month: Why America doesn’t need ‘Straight Pride’We can’t legislate our way out of hatred, out of people’s disdain for those who don’t conform.www.usatoday.com

https://www.instyle.com/celebrity/megan-fox/megan-fox-rainbow-manicure-prideMegan Fox Debuted a Rainbow Manicure in Honor of Pride Month | InStyleThe actress represented the bisexual community with a bright rainbow-tip manicure that she debuted in a series of poolside selfies on Instagram.www.instyle.com

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/375887What does LGBT mean? These are all acronymsAs entrepreneurs and human beings it is important to understand the nomenclature of this important demographic.www.entrepreneur.com

paypal is part of the online shopping/environmental consumer problem

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/money/lgbt-charity-shoppers-criticise-paypal-24414705LGBT charity and shoppers criticise PayPal in row over ‘dead names’ – Daily RecordCalls have been made for PayPal to join other companies in the easing of tough naming rules.www.dailyrecord.co.uk

see also:


Ambrosia: ‘Young Blood’ Transfusions Accepting PayPal …https://www.businessinsider.com › Science › Tech Insider

Jan. 19, 2019 — To Jesse Karmazin, a startup founder and Stanford Medical School … veins with young blood is opening a clinic in NYC — but researchers …
Billionaire Trump supporter Peter Thiel denies being a vampirehttps://www.independent.co.uk › Lifestyle › Tech › News

Nov. 2, 2018 — PayPal co-founder and prominent Donald Trump donor Peter Thiel … an infusion of blood from an 18-year-old based on research conducted at …
Peter Thiel Wants to Inject Himself With Young People’s Blood …https://www.vanityfair.com › news › 2016/08 › peter-th…

Aug. 1, 2016 — The Silicon Valley billionaire reportedly sees blood transfusions as the … expressed interest in the technique to Jesse Karmazin, the founder of … to get an infusion of blood from an 18-year-old based on research conducted at …

this is why delaying costs more than not doing oppression or addressing oppression sooner than later

plus the human factor, eh

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-cost-to-search-for-unmarked-graves-identify-remains-at-residential/Cost to search for unmarked graves, identify remains at residential schools could exceed $1-billion – The Globe and MailBy last week, the number of initial inquiries for financial support had climbed past 100, says Indigenous Services Canadawww.theglobeandmail.com

who can blame the person(s) who set them?

https://globalnews.ca/news/7985146/bc-interior-indigenous-leader-church-fires/‘It’s a criminal act’: Prominent B.C. Interior Indigenous leader condemns church fires | Globalnews.caClarence Louie said worshippers of all faiths should be free to practice their religion where they choose.globalnews.ca

queer fro april 27

queer for april 27
April 27, 1667
Poet John Milton, blind and impoverished, sold the copyright for his epic poem “Paradise Lost” for £10
April 27, 1957
Little Richard took over at #1 on the R&B chart with his classic “Lucille”.
1958On CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” The Everly Brothers sang “All I Have To Do Is Dream,” which two weeks later went to #1 on the singles chart and stayed there for five weeks. Teresa Brewer, Sal Mineo, Georgia Gibbs, and Jack Carter also performed on the program.
April 27, 1970
Elton John released his first single–“Border Song”.
April 27, 1976
David Bowie was detained at the border between Poland and Russia while customs officials confiscated some Nazi memorabilia he had collected. Bowie claimed that the material was being used for research on a movie project about Nazi propaganda leader Joseph Paul Goebbels.
1980
Three years and a day after opening its doors, New York’s legendary Studio 54 was closed for liquor license violations. Several months earlier, owners Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager were jailed for tax evasion. The club would reopened under new management in 1981.
1985 Madonna was at #2 with “Crazy For You”
1990
homophobe and probable closet case Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses) married Erin Everly. The marriage lasted for 27 days.
1993
Aretha Franklin’s first TV special was taped at New York’s Nederlander Theater and featured duets with Bonnie Raitt on “Since You’ve Been Gone,” and “Natural Woman” with Raitt and Gloria Estefan. Also performing were Smokey Robinson (singing a duet with Aretha on “Just to See Her”) and Elton John.
1996
Celine Dion could not be budged from the #1 position with “Because You Loved Me”, which scored a sixth straight week at #1. Mariah Carey was #2 with “Always Be My Baby”, and Alanis Morissette remained at #4 with “Ironic”.
2000
Vicki Sue Robinson, who scored the US Top 10 Disco hit “Turn The Beat Around” in 1976, died of cancer at the age of 46.
2003
Madonna went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘American Life’, the singers eighth No.1 album. Also a US No.1 album.
2004
Elton John publicly responded to the home audience rejection of Jennifer Hudson on TV’s “American Idol,” declaring the call-in voters “incredibly racist.”
2008
Vanity Fair caused a stir when it published a photo of a supposedly topless 15-year-old Miley Cyrus holding a sheet against her chest. Cyrus was quoted in a statement as saying she was “embarrassed” by the photo. “I apologize to my fans,” she said. But, 10 years later, Cyrus tweeted about the scandal: “IM NOT SORRY.”
2017
on ebay – “Miss Elvis Presley” the most obscure and rarest Books – set of 21. hand illustrated 1950s vernacular gay chap books!!

Queer for April 10, with allies


1927
George Antheil presented the scaled-down version of his “Ballet Mécanique” at Carnegie Hall in New York City. It was the first symphonic work that used an airplane propeller and other mechanical contraptions not normally associated with the ballet.


1962

Film director Michael Curtiz died of cancer at 75. (Casablanca, The Adventures of Robin Hood, White Christmas, Mildred Pierce, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Captain Blood, The Sea Wolf, The Sea Hawk, Angels with Dirty Faces, Life with Father, Young Man with a Horn, Passage to Marseille, King Creole, The Comancheros, I’ll See You in My Dreams, The Charge of the Light Brigade, The Jazz Singer, Mission to Moscow)


1970

Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin teamed up for the first time on the album Elton John, which was released on this date.


former #1 “Me And Bobby McGee” by Janis Joplin was now #6,


1978
Cher appeared on the cover of “People” with her boyfriend Gene Simmons (Kiss).

1982

The Go Go’s edged up to #2 with “We Got The Beat”
Vangelis hitting #3 with “Chariots Of Fire – Titles”.
Olivia Newton-John at #5 with “Make A Move On Me”


1985
Madonna kicked off her very first North American tour by playing the first of three nights at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Washington. The Beastie Boys opened for Madonna on this 40-date Virgin Tour.


2009
“Hannah Montana: The Movie,” starring Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment and Billy Ray Cyrus, opened in U.S. and Canadian theaters.

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