Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes
1890 – Dr. Alan L. Hart, (October 4, 1890 – July 1, 1962), an American tuberculosis specialist, becomes one of the first female-to-male transsexuals to undergo hysterectomy and gonadectomy for the relief of gender dysphoria. Named Alberta Lucille Hart at birth, Hart lives the rest of his life as a man following the surgery.
1913 – E.M. Forster (1 January 1879 – 7 June 1970) finished writing his novel Maurice which is about a young man coming to terms with his homosexuality. It would not be published until 1971, after Forster’s death, at the request of the author. It was published by W.W. Norton.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
October 4, 1957
The Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man-made satellite to achieve Earth orbit in space. Sputnik fell out of orbit on January 4, 1958.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
October 4, 1970
Just days after recording what would be her biggest hit, 27 year old Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose at Hollywood’s Landmark Hotel . “Me and Bobby McGee” would reach number one in early 1971, her highest chart success since “Piece Of My Heart” with Big Brother And The Holding Company in 1968. Joplin had the posthumous 1971 US No.1 single ‘Me And Bobby McGee’, and the 1971 US No.1 album ‘Pearl’. She was known as “The Queen of Psychedelic Soul” and as “Pearl” to her friends, Joplin remains one of the top-selling musicians in the United States, with over 15.5 million albums sold in the USA.
1971: W.W. Norton publishes E.M. Forster’s Maurice, written in 1913, but dedicated by Forster “to a happier year.”
1974: John Water’s Female Trouble opens, which not only gives us Divine complaining about not getting cha-cha heels for Christmas, it also contains the following piece of advice from Aunt Ida, “Oh, honey, I’d be so happy if you turned nelly. Queers are just better. I’d be so proud of you was a fag and had a nice beautician boyfriend. I’d never have to worry. I worry you’ll work in an office, have children, celebrate wedding anniversaries. The world of a heterosexual is a sick and boring life!”
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Queen started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Another One Bites The Dust.’
The Smiths made their live debut at the Ritz in Manchester England, supporting Blue Rondo A La Turk.
1983: In a landmark move, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) voted to support gay rights legislation. An excerpt from the resolution reads, “We in the labor movement don’t believe that civil rights is a special interest. It’s all our interest. It’s the interest of all of us to ensure that equality and freedom is extended to all the citizens of our country.”
West Germany elects its first openly gay member of parliament. Herbert Rusche, a German politician and LGBT activist, became the first openly gay individual to be voted onto the German Parliament. A member of the Green Party, he would go on to serve for two years in the position. He also co-founded Homo Heidelbergensis in 1972, the first openly gay organization in the city. (h/t Quist)
UK – The Labour Party Annual Conference approves a resolution calling for the end of all legal discrimination against lesbians and gay men.
1989 – Graham Chapman (8 January 1941 – 4 October 1989) , co-founder of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, dies of throat cancer at the age of 48. Chapman came out in his book A Liar’s Autobiography. He was survived by his lover of 23 years, David Sherlock, and John Tomiczek who the couple adopted as a teenager in 1971.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
Post 9/11 – From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2012, Puerto Rico – Professional boxer Orlando Cruz (born July 1, 1981), comes out as gay. Cruz became the first boxer to out as gay while still active professionally, stating that “I have and will always be a proud Puerto Rican. I have always been and always will be a proud gay man”
Catholic church in PR frenzy following Canada’s residential schools
https://www.ncronline.org/news/opinion/lgbt-lives-should-be-valued-respect-life-month-tooLGBT lives should be valued this Respect Life Month, too | National Catholic ReporterPope Francis declares that the Catholic Church’s pro-life stance could not be more important today, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandem…www.ncronline.org
What about 1. the jesus memo of no more human sacrifice and 2 do not judge?
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/woman-goes-viral-punching-pride-protestor-right-face/Woman goes viral for punching Pride protestor right in the face / LGBTQ NationThe man was praying “in reparation for the offense given to God by those who were parading through the town promoting and glorifying the sin of sodomy” when the woman just punched him in the face…www.lgbtqnation.com
this makes it easier to damage or steal our vehicles
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/now-lgbtq-people-can-get-better-parking-spaces-straights-losing-mind/Now LGBTQ people can get better parking spaces & the straights are losing their mind / LGBTQ NationAdding extra reserved spaces to the ones already singled out for pregnant people, the disabled, and the elderly, is a step too far for some people…www.lgbtqnation.com
https://www.advocate.com/news/2021/10/04/bretman-rock-makes-history-first-gay-playboy-cover-starBretman Rock Makes History as First Gay ‘Playboy’ Cover Star“For Playboy to have a male on the cover is a huge deal for the LGBT community, for my brown people community and it’s all so surreal,” said Rock, a social media influencer.www.advocate.com
overthinking or just going from one to the other end of the spectrum
this is why those of us with a lifetime of one specific identity try to date each other
and seriously, given how women are spoken of, none should bother….
https://www.hot97.com/hip-hop-news/hot-news/lil-nas-x-says-he-misses-p-this-gay-sht-was-fun-at-first/Lil Nas X Says He Misses P****: ‘This Gay Sh*t Was Fun At First’ | Hot97Lil Nas X Says He Misses P****: ‘This Gay Sh*t Was Fun At First’www.hot97.com
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/man-gayborhood-knocked-unconscious-lose-sight-vicious-hate-attack/Man knocked unconscious & could lose sight in vicious anti-gay hate attack / LGBTQ NationThis is the fourth time he’s been attacked in the past year as anti-LGBTQ assaults are on the rise in his city…www.lgbtqnation.com
https://www.out.com/film/2021/10/04/new-eternals-teaser-introduces-us-marvels-first-gay-couple-sonNew ‘Eternals’ Teaser Introduces Us to Marvel’s First Gay Couple & SonGay geeks, it’s time to meet the MCU’s first LGBTQ+ family!www.out.com
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/lgbtq-people-need-wash-hands-kyrsten-sinema-doesnt-deserve-support/LGBTQ people need to wash our hands of Kyrsten Sinema. She doesn’t deserve our support. / LGBTQ NationWe may have to put up with the out bisexual Senator’s antics for three more years, but we shouldn’t for one more day beyond…www.lgbtqnation.com
https://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news/section/4/181107/Man-on-trial-for-raping-lesbian-said-he-did-not-respond-in-time-to-clarify-his-genderMan on trial for raping lesbian said he did not respond in time to clarify his gender | The StandardA 30-year-old man on trial for raping a lesbian while "pretending to be a woman" said he was not aware the dating platform he used…www.thestandard.com.hk
https://www.autostraddle.com/coming-to-terms-with-my-asexuality-as-a-black-non-binary-lesbian/Coming to Terms With My Asexuality as a Black, Non-Binary Lesbian – AutostraddleSociety can make us feel like we’re flawed or like our relationships aren’t as valid because we’re not having as much sex as we’re “supposed to.”www.autostraddle.com
https://www.weaa.org/post/today-dr-kaye-legacy-black-feminist-lesbian-poet-audre-lordeToday with Dr. Kaye: Legacy of Black feminist, lesbian, poet Audre Lorde | WEAA(WEAA)— Dr. Kaye celebrates the life and legacy of Black feminist, lesbian, poet Audre Lorde (1934-1992) who dedicated her life to addressing injustices ofwww.weaa.org
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo