June 30 for LGBTQ2

June 30, 1960

In London, the musical “Oliver!” permiered in the West End.

June 30, 1975

Natalie Cole released “This Will Be”,  her first single.

Cher married Gregg Allman, four days after divorcing Sonny Bono.

1979

“Got To Go Disco” closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 8 performances

1982

“Lena Horne: Lady, Music” closes at Nederlander NYC after 333 performances

1985

“The King & I” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 performances

1986

Madonna released the outstanding album True Blue on Sire Records.

2008

On CBS-TV’s daytime drama “The Young and the Restless,” Little Richard made a cameo appearance, officiating at the wedding ceremony of two of the show’s characters.

2021

https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/vandals-caught-on-tape-cutting-down-pride-flags-in-norfolkVandals caught on tape cutting down pride flags in local town | London Free PressTwo men recorded on surveillance video as they cut down a flag pole flying a pride flag at a high school in Delhi early Sunday are also suspects in the cutting…lfpress.com

making a social problem worse:

https://etcanada.com/news/796830/miss-nevada-usa-title-won-by-transgender-woman-for-1st-time/Miss Nevada USA Title Won By Transgender Woman For 1st Time | ETCanada.comFor the first time in the pageant’s history, the title of Miss Nevada USA has been won by a transgender woman. Kataluna Enriquez was crowned the winner Sunday at the South Point hotel-casino in Las Vegas. The 27-year-old Enriquez won the Miss Silver State USA pageant in March, a preliminary competition for the Miss Nevada…etcanada.com

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/singaporean-transgender-artist-sam-lo-featured-in-google-pride-month-video-series-083635373.htmlSam Lo featured in Google’s global Pride Month video seriesNon-binary and transgender artist Sam Lo is one of the LGBTQ people featured in Google’s series celebrating Pride in Asia Pacific.ca.news.yahoo.com

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/06/10552575/ikea-pride-couches-bisexual-loveseat-reactionsIkea Pride Sofas Has A Bisexual Couch Covered In HandsObviously, we have a lot of questions, as do many other people. For example: Why — and I cannot stress this enough — is the bisexual couch covered in so, so many hands?www.refinery29.com

curiously gay men and heteros do not get a loveseat

https://www.themarysue.com/nobody-believes-you-ikea-bisexual-couch/‘Nobody Believes You’ Trends For IKEA’s Bisexual LoveseatIKEA has released a series of ten loveseats to celebrate Pride Month, but it’s the bisexual loveseat that has sparked the most conversation on social media.www.themarysue.com

admitting to queer baiting, then the character is hetero

https://www.out.com/television/2021/6/29/loki-showrunner-says-his-bisexuality-wont-be-explored-series‘Loki’ Showrunner Says His Bisexuality Won’t Be Explored in SeriesShe still hopes the series “paves the way for deeper exploration.”www.out.com

see above, eh

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/30/well/bisexual-mental-health-lgbt.htmlThe ‘Double Closet’: Why Some Bisexual People Struggle With Mental Health – The New York TimesEven as more people identify as bisexual, persistent stigmas remain, with many not feeling fully accepted by their communities.www.nytimes.com

https://sifted.eu/articles/fintech-diversity-pride/As a gay man in fintech I thought I was ‘good’ at diversity. I was wrong. | SiftedAs a gay man from rural Sweden, I thought I’d be good at building a diverse company. I was wrong, and this is what I changed.sifted.eu

https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2021/06/29/91-year-old-ken-felts-comes-out-openly-gay-pride/91-Year-Old Colorado Man Finally Celebrates PRIDE As Openly Gay Man: ‘Huge Experience Of Freedom’ – CBS BaltimoreMuch of the LGBTQ community is ready to make up for lost time in 2021, but one man is making up for the last 79 years.baltimore.cbslocal.com

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/30/we-kept-getting-people-saying-excuse-me-you-dont-look-gay-how-black-people-fought-for-a-space-at-pride‘We kept getting people saying: excuse me, you don’t look gay’ – how Black people fought for a space at Pride | Pride | The GuardianThirty years ago, a group of Londoners had to battle to get LGBTQ+ people of colour their own place to party at Pride. What started on a ghetto blaster paved the way for today’s UK Black Pridewww.theguardian.com

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57652344French lesbians and single women to get IVF rights – BBC NewsAfter years of heated debate France extends fertility treatment to lesbians and single women.www.bbc.com

https://slate.com/human-interest/2021/06/dom-lesbian-strippers-exotic-dancing.htmlDom lesbian strippers: How performers like Girl Flexxx and Kaution are changing the game.“Dom” performers like Girl Flexxx and Kaution are collecting big tips and even bigger fans, even among straight women.slate.com

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-29/lesbian-dairy-farmers-breaking-barriers-in-regional-nsw/100248972Lesbian dairy farmers share their story on breaking down barriers in regional NSW – ABC NewsKaryn Cassar and Carissa Wolfe aren’t your average dairy farmers. The lesbian couple, who run an organic commercial operation in northern New South Wales, say women have to “work smarter, not harder” to get things done.www.abc.net.au

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