LGBTQ2 for September 12


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1857, UK – The word gay, which appears in a pictured cartoon in Punch magazine, is used to refer to prostitution. It arrived in English during the 12th century from Old French gai, most likely deriving ultimately from a Germanicsource. In English, the word’s primary meaning was “joyful”, “carefree”, “bright” and “showy”, and the word was very commonly used with this meaning in speech and literature. For example, the optimistic 1890s are still often referred to as the Gay Nineties. The title of the 1938 French ballet Gaîté Parisienne (“Parisian Gaiety”), which became the 1941 Warner Brothers movie, The Gay Parisian,also illustrates this connotation. It was apparently not until the 20th century that the word was used to mean specifically “homosexual,” although it had earlier acquired sexual connotations.The word may have started to acquire associations of immorality as early as the 14th century, but had certainly acquired them by the 17th. By the late 17th century it had acquired the specific meaning of “addicted to pleasures and dissipations”,an extension of its primary meaning of “carefree” implying “uninhibited by moral constraints”. A gay woman was a prostitute, a gay man a womanizer, and a gay house a brothel.The use of gay to mean “homosexual” was often an extension of its application to prostitution: a gay boy was a young man or boy serving male clients.Similarly, a gay cat was a young male apprenticed to an older hobo, commonly exchanging sex and other services for protection and tutelage.The application to homosexuality was also an extension of the word’s sexualized connotation of “carefree and uninhibited”, which implied a willingness to disregard conventional or respectable sexual mores. Such usage, documented as early as the 1920s, was likely present before the 20th century,although it was initially more commonly used to imply heterosexually unconstrained lifestyles, as in the once-common phrase “gay Lothario.” A passage from Gertrude Stein‘s Miss Furr & Miss Skeene (1922) is possibly the first traceable published use of the word to refer to a homosexual relationship. Bringing Up Baby (1938) was the first film to use the word gay in apparent reference to homosexuality. By the mid-20th century, gay was well established in reference to hedonistic and uninhibited lifestylesand its antonym straight, which had long had connotations of seriousness, respectability, and conventionality, had now acquired specific connotations of heterosexuality.In the case of gay, other connotations of frivolousness and showiness in dress (“gay apparel”) led to association with camp and effeminacy. This association no doubt helped the gradual narrowing in scope of the term towards its current dominant meaning, which was at first confined to subcultures. Gay was the preferred term since other terms, such as queer, were felt to be derogatory. Homosexual is perceived as excessively clinical, since the sexual orientation now commonly referred to as “homosexuality” was at that time a mental illness diagnosis in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The sixties marked the transition in the predominant meaning of the word gayfrom that of “carefree” to the current “homosexual”.

1889 – Film star Maurice Chevalier (September 12, 1888 – January 1, 1972) is born in Paris. He was a French actorcabaret singer and entertainer. His trademark attire was a boater hat, which he always wore on stage with a tuxedo. He was in a long-term relationship with his valet, Felix Paquet.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1946 – Minnie Bruce Pratt (born September 12, 1946 in Selma, Alabama) is anAmericaneducator, activist and essayist. She is a professor of Writing and Women’s Studies at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, where she was invited to help develop the university’s first Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Study Program. In 1977, Pratt helped found WomonWrites, a Southeastern lesbian writers conference. Pratt lives in Syracuse, New York. She is the widow of author and activist Leslie Feinberg, who died in November 2014. Feinberg and Pratt married in New York and Massachusetts in 2011.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

1964 – Chip Kidd (born September 12, 1964) is born. He is an author, editor, and graphic designer, and is s best known for the iconic covers of the novels Jurassic Park and Batman: Black and White

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 –

“Lola,” the Kinks song about transvestism, enters the Billboard Top 40 where it stays for 12 weeks.

Anne Murray made it three weeks at #1 on the Easy Listening chart with her first hit “Snowbird”.

Joan Baez performed, along with Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie at the Woody Guthrie Memorial Concert held at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California.

1979

Gary Numan had the #1 song in the U.K. with “Cars”.  He was followed by Cliff Richard and “We Don’t Talk Anymore”, the Crusaders with “Street Life”, ELO’s “Don’t Bring Me Down” and Dollar with “Love’s Gotta’ Hold On Me”.

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

1980

In Kansas City, Queen performed at Kemper Arena.

1987

Reacting to the departure of Johnny Marr earlier in the month, Morrissey left the Smiths to pursue a solo career.

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

1992 – American actor Anthony Perkins (April 4, 1932 – September 12, 1992), known for his role as Norman Bates in the Psycho movies, dies from AIDS-related complications. He had exclusively same-sex relationships until his late 30s, including with actors Rock Hudson(November 17, 1925 – October 2, 1985) and Tab Hunter(July 11, 1931 – July 8, 2018); artist Christopher Makos((born 1948); dancer Rudolf Nureyev(17 March 1938 – 6 January 1993); composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim(March 22, 1930); and dancer-choreographer Grover Dale(born July 22, 1935). Perkins has been described as one of the two great men in the life of French songwriter Patrick Loiseau(June 8, 1949).

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

2003

Olivia Newton-John joined Neil Finn of Split Enz and Crowded House and Daniel Johns of Silverchair in a PETA protest against the ritual torture of elephants in Thailand.

Lisa Marie Presley performed on “The Ellen Degeneres Show.”

2004

The Pet Shop Boys performed a soundtrack composed for the Russian movie Battleship Potemkin in Trafalgar Square in London.

2017 – Edie Windsor (June 20, 1929 – September 12, 2017) dies. She was an LGBT rightsactivist and a former technology manager at IBM. She was the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case United States v. Windsor, which successfully overturned Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act and was considered a landmark legal victory for the same-sex marriage movement in the United States. Windsor met Thea Spyer, a psychologist, in 1963 at Portofino, a restaurant in Greenwich Village. In 1967, Spyer asked Windsor to marry, although it was not yet legal anywhere in the United States. In 1977, Spyer was diagnosed with progressive multiple sclerosis. The disease caused a gradual, but ever-increasing paralysis. Windsor used her early retirement to become a full-time caregiver for Spyer. Windsor and Spyer entered a domestic partnership in New York City in 1993. Registering on the first available day, they were issued certificate number eighty. Spyer suffered a heart attack in 2002 and was diagnosed with aortic stenosis. In 2007, her doctors told her she had less than a year to live. New York had not yet legalized same-sex marriage, so the couple married in TorontoCanada on May 22, 2007, with Canada’s first openly gay judge, Justice Harvey Brownstonepresiding. An announcement of their wedding was published in the New York Times. Spyer died from complications related to her heart condition on February 5, 2009. On September 26, 2016, Windsor married Judith Kasen at New York City Hall. At the time of the wedding, Windsor was age 87 and Kasen was age 51. Her courage granted same-sex married couples federal recognition of our marriages and removed remaining state barriers to marriage equality. Edie led her fight with dignity and grace and those of us who are beneficiaries of her fight are forever touched by her and left with a little hole in our hearts. United States v. Windsor570 U.S. ___ (2013) (Docket No. 12-307), is a landmark civil rights case in which the United States Supreme Court held that restricting U.S. federal interpretation of “marriage” and “spouse” to apply only to opposite-sex unions, by Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), is unconstitutional under the Due Process Clauseof the Fifth Amendment. In the majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote: “The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and effect to disparage and to injure those whom the State, by its marriage laws, sought to protect in personhood and dignity.”

2021

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/massimadi-en-rue-festival-1.6173004Outdoor edition of Afro-queer film festival brings live performances, screenings to Little Burgundy | CBC NewsNormally a winter festival that takes place during Black History Month, Massimadi Montréal is taking to the streets this weekend and next to bring live performances and film screenings to Little Burgundy.www.cbc.ca

https://www.wweek.com/culture/2021/09/12/from-the-archive-red-white-and-queer/From the Archives: Red, White and Queerwww.wweek.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/12/dominic-clarke-gay-olympics-trampoline-gymnastics/Gay Olympic hero shares ‘isolating, embarrassing’ story to inspire queer kidsGay Olympic gymnast Dominic Clarke has opened up about his struggle to come out as an athlete: “It was isolating and embarrassing.”www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.timesnownews.com/health/article/bisexual-adults-twice-as-likely-as-heterosexual-population-to-develop-asthma-study/810886Bisexual adults twice as likely as heterosexual population to develop asthma: Study | Health Tips and Newswww.timesnownews.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/saint-911-hero-flight-93-lived-different-lives-share-legacy-death-rcna1979‘Saint of 9/11’ and ‘Hero of Flight 93’: They lived very different lives but share a legacy in deathTwo gay men, Mark Bingham and the Rev. Mychal Judge, are remembered as heroes for their acts on Sept. 11, 2001.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9981381/Villagers-campaigning-against-gay-sex-parties-accused-hate-crimes-against-transgender-owner.htmlVillagers campaigning against gay sex parties accused of ‘hate crimes’ against transgender owner | Daily Mail OnlineThe men-only gatherings have been held twice a month for nearly three years at the former Old Hall Inn in Sea Palling, Norfolk.www.dailymail.co.uk

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/11/sandi-toksvig-lesbian-laser-qi/Sandi Toksvig collapses into laughter over hilarious ‘lesbians’ QI mix-upLGBT+ icon Sandi Toksvig tried valiantly to hold laughter over a contestant hilariously mishearing the words lesbian and laser beams on QI.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/2021/09/12/opinion-pass-equality-act-give-lgbtq-ohioans-future-they-deserve/5759600001/Opinion: Pass Equality Act, give LGBTQ Ohioans the future they deserveThe Equality Act would modernize and improve our nation’s civil rights laws by including explicit, permanent protections for LGBTQ people.www.cincinnati.com

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/clarissajanlim/twitch-suing-users-hate-raids-black-lgbtq-streamersTwitch Sues Over “Hate Raids” Harassment Of POC, LGBTQ StreamersThe lawsuit alleges that the users bombarded streamers with a torrent of racist, sexist, anti-gay content, and kept creating new accounts to avoid being banned.www.buzzfeednews.com

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/columnists/story/2021-09-12/inclusive-policies-support-services-can-help-close-economic-gaps-for-lgbtq-adultsInclusive policies, support services can help close economic gaps for LGBTQ adults – The San Diego Union-TribuneThe gap in economic inequality appears to be widening for LGBTQ adults during the pandemic; scholars and advocacy experts weigh in on whywww.sandiegouniontribune.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

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June 16 for LGBTQ2

1902

“The Wizard of Oz” musical first opens in Chicago, Illinois

June 16, 1952

“Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl,” the English translation of a book in the Dutch language diary kept by Frank while she was in hiding with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, was first published in the U.S. and UK.

June 16, 1958

Doris Day released “Everybody Loves A Lover,” which became the last of her 20 Top 10 singles (six of them as a featured vocalist with the Les Brown band).

June 16, 1961

Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West at Le Bourget Airport in Paris

June 16, 1962

The Konrads (featuring Dave Jay later to become David Bowie) made their live debut when they played at Bromley Technical School in Kent, England.

1967The three day Monterey Pop Festival in California began. All the proceeds went to charity when all the artists agreed to perform for free, the ‘Summer of Love’ was born. The festival saw many of the leading Rock acts of the time appeared, and the first major US appearances: Otis Redding, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Simon and Garfunkel, Canned Heat, The Mamas and The Papas, The Grateful Dead, Eric Burdon and The Animals, The Association, Booker T. and The MGs, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, David Crosby and Steve Miller. John Phillips of The Mamas and The Papas would later write, “San Francisco” (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) about the festival, which became a big hit for Scott McKenzie later in the year.


June 16, 1968
Santana, Steve Miller and Janis Joplin performed at the Fillmore West in San Francisco with proceeds going towards keeping the Matrix Club in San Francisco open.

e 16, 1972

David Bowie released his fifth studio album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars a concept album telling the story of a fictional bisexual alien rock star named Ziggy Stardust. The album which reached No.5 in the UK and No. 75 in the US has been consistently considered one of the greatest albums of all time.

1973

“Daniel” was down to 5 for Elton John

1979

1979

Donna Summer had the hottest song around with “Hot Stuff”.  Sister Sledge and “We Are Family” reached #2 with “Ring My Bell” from Anita Ward third. 

1984

Frankie Goes To Hollywood had their second UK No.1 single with ‘Two Tribes.’ It stayed at No.1 for nine weeks making Frankie Goes To Hollywood the first band to have their first two singles go to the top of the UK chart. During this run the group’s previous single ‘Relax’ climbed back up the charts to No.2.

2004

The three surviving original members of the New York Dolls perform together for the first time since 1975 at the first of two shows at London Royal Festival Hall. The concerts are spearheaded by The Smiths‘ frontman, Morrissey, who was once the president of the Dolls’ UK fan club. The band continues to record and perform in various incarnations after the reunion.

2021

so men have decided that feelings matter and the feelings that matter are transwomen’s feelings.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/university-head-says-free-speech-does-not-override-transgender-safety-20210615-p58171.htmlMelbourne University says frees speech does not override transgender rightsThe University of Melbourne is considering a gender affirmation policy that would prohibit public events or speech that could harm transgender people.www.theage.com.au

https://theconversation.com/the-debate-over-transgender-athletes-rights-is-testing-the-current-limits-of-science-and-the-law-162593The debate over transgender athletes’ rights is testing the current limits of science and the lawWith both sides claiming unfair discrimination, the science disputed and law contradictory, where do transgender athletes turn?theconversation.com

Drag Queens are misogamy…while Drag Kings celebrate the masculine

https://etcanada.com/news/792119/rupauls-drag-race-alum-laganja-estranja-comes-out-as-transgender/‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Alum Laganja Estranja Comes Out As Transgender | ETCanada.comLaganja Estranja is living as her true, unapologetic transgender self. Estranja, an alum from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 6, came out as transgender in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly. RELATED: Zackery Torres Announces They’re Transitioning https://www.instagram.com/p/CQJ98ZPr7Nv/ “There are so many other women around me who’ve inspired me to come forward today, and it’s because…etcanada.com

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/16/1007006637/gay-and-bisexual-men-are-now-allowed-to-donate-blood-in-england-scotland-and-walGay and Bisexual Men Are Now Allowed To Donate Blood In Most Of The U.K. : NPRThe shift in health policy in most of the U.K. reverses a decades-old rule that limited donor eligibility on perceived risks of contracting HIV/AIDs and other sexually transmitted infections.www.npr.org

queerbaiting and gay for pay movies continue

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2021/06/review-luca-pixars-first-gay-movie-love-victorIs Luca Pixar’s First Gay Movie? Maybe | Vanity FairA summery coming-of-age fable might be laden with allegory, or not.www.vanityfair.com

https://www.out.com/pride/2021/6/15/lesbian-tiktokers-parents-had-best-reaction-her-coming-outThis Lesbian TikToker’s Parents Had Best Reaction to Her Coming Out“It’s supposed to look like the lesbian flag as part of my coming out to tell you guys that I’m gay,” the young woman says in the now viral video.www.out.com

https://www.vice.com/en/article/5dbyzx/lesbian-women-video-shamed-shaving-heads-philippinesOutrage After Lesbian Women Allegedly Shamed By Shaving Their Heads in PublicRights advocates called on the government to pass laws protecting the LGBTQ community in the Philippines after the video went viral.www.vice.com

june 9 for lgbtq2

1891

Cole Porter is born in Peru, Indiana. His classic songs include “It’s De-Lovely,” “Anything Goes” and “Begin The Beguine.”

1963

Barbra Streisand sang “When The Sun Comes Out” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Other performing guests on the program included the McGuire Sisters, Stiller & Meara, and Guy Marks.

2000

The day after Curve magazine runs an interview with Sinead O’Connor declaring she’s a lesbian, the Irish singer appears on The Rosie O’Donnell Show to perform her anthemic single “No Man’s Woman.”

2007

George Michael became the first music artist to perform at the new Wembley Stadium in London when he played the first of two shows at the venue during his ’25 Live Tour’.

2011

A Belgian music festival, which prides itself on its horse-meat sausages announced it was going meat-free on the day that vegetarian singer Morrissey appeard. The 10-day Lokerse Feesten, which boasts online about sales of sausage rolls and snails, will order stalls to sell vegetarian food only on 4 August, the day Morrissey is due to appear. In 2009, the singer left the stage at California’s Coachella festival saying he could “smell burning flesh”. The booking “meant a welcomed catering challenge for one day”, it added.

2013

Elton John was targeted by anti-gay campaigners in Russia who demanded that he tone down his colorful wardrobe and wear “more respectable” clothing for his concert there next month.

2021

https://www.grandforksherald.com/news/government-and-politics/7066499-North-Dakota-committee-OKs-ban-on-LGBT-conversion-therapyNorth Dakota committee OKs ban on LGBT conversion therapy | Grand Forks HeraldThe members of the Administrative Rules Committee voted 8-7 on Tuesday, June 8, to authorize the prohibition proposed by the North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners, which oversees licensing for social workers in the state.www.grandforksherald.com

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14368953Legal experts call for quick passage of LGBT equality law in Japan : The Asahi ShimbunMore than a thousand lawyers and legal experts issued an emergency declaration on June 8 urging thewww.asahi.com

https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/ghana-court-denies-bail-21-detained-lgbt-activists-2021-06-08/Ghana court denies bail for 21 detained LGBT activists | ReutersA Ghanaian court on Tuesday denied bail to 21 gay rights activists arrested nearly three weeks ago for what police described as an unlawful gathering, their lawyer said.www.reuters.com

May 22 for LGBTQ2

May 22, 1965

Jack Benny’s broadcast run of live network radio programs ended after 23 years. His TV show aired from 1952-1965.

Barbra Streisand released the album “My Name Is Barbra,” a few weeks after her Emmy Award-winning television special of the same title aired on CBS.

“Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious” hits #66

May 22, 1966

In Hollywood, shooting began on the last original episode of the TV series “Perry Mason,” starring Raymond Burr. Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of the fictional lawyer, appeared in it as the judge. It was also the only episode in the series that was filmed and televised in color.

Raymond Burr’s grave in New Wetminster 2019 with Blogger Nina

May 22, 1976

Donna Summer reached #52 pop with “Could It Be Magic,” originally recorded by Barry Manilow and given to Donna by Manilow’s publisher Jay Warner.

1986

Cher called David Letterman an asshole on his NBC-TV “Late Night” show.

1993

Salt-n-Pepa performed at a benefit to raise money for AIDS patients called LIFEbeat’s Counteraid. They had intended to become nurses but wound up as telephone sales operators before striking gold as a rap act.

2001

A remastered version of the album “Madonna” was released.

2004

Morrissey appeared at the M.E.N. arena Manchester, England on his 45th birthday. It was Morrissey’s return to his home city Manchester after an absence of 12 years and the 18000 tickets sold out in only 90 minutes. During the set Morrissey performed five Smiths songs

2008

Madonna‘s documentary, “I Am Because We Are,” was shown at the Cannes Film Festival.

2017

In Manchester, England, 22 people were killed and at least 50 were injured in an explosion by a suicide bomber as fans exited an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Grande suspended the remainder of her world tour. ISIS claimed responsibility for the terror attack although no evidence of their involvement was immediately discovered.

Bisexual queerbaiter or refusing to be labels publicly in this century is not role modeling.

2021

https://www.jurist.org/news/2021/05/germany-parliament-passes-law-compensating-gay-and-lesbian-soldiers-for-past-discrimination/Germany parliament passes law compensating gay and lesbian soldiers for past discrimination – JURIST – News – Legal News & CommentaryThe German parliament Thursday voted in favor of the rehabilitation and compensation of soldiers who have faced discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation. Until the year 2000, German mil…www.jurist.org

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/22/22448139/tim-cook-epic-fortnite-trial-testimony-privacy-iap-antitrustTim Cook’s Fortnite trial testimony was unexpectedly revealing – The VergeApple CEO Tim Cook took the stand in the final day of testimony for Epic v. Apple, the antitrust trial over Fortnite and Apple’s iOS App Store.www.theverge.com

https://news.wttw.com/2021/05/22/head-lesbian-singer-and-feminist-alix-dobkin-dies-80‘Head Lesbian,’ Singer and Feminist, Alix Dobkin, Dies at 80 | Chicago News | WTTWThe lesbian singer and feminist activist who appeared in an iconic and recently resurgent 1975 photo wearing a t-shirt that read “The Future is Female,” has died. Alix Dobkin of Woodstock, New York, was 80.news.wttw.com

queer for april 9

queer for April 9

April 09, 1973
Queen played a showcase concert for their new record label EMI at the Marquee Club in London.

1977
ABBA went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Dancing Queen’, the group’s 7th US Top 40 hit and first No.1. The song was also a No.1 in the UK in 1976 and 12 other countries.

, Barbra Streisand’s former #1 “Evergreen” was now number nine

1983

David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the title track from his latest album ‘Let’s Dance’, his fourth UK No.1 and featuring blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. The song introduced Bowie to a new, younger audience oblivious to his former career in the 1970s and was a US No.1 hit, Bowie’s first single to reach number one on both sides of the Atlantic.

In the USA, Culture Club #2 with “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me”

1986

The Dave Clark musical Time, starring Cliff Richard, Dionne Warwick, Freddie Mercury of Queen, Leo Sayer and Sir Laurence Olivier, opened at the Dominion Theatre in London.

1988

The Pet Shop Boys began three weeks on top in the U.K. with “Heart”.

Whitney Houston spent a second week atop the Adult Contemporary chart with “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”.

2000

*N SYNC was #1 on the other side of the Atlantic with No Strings Attached. (Lance Bass, group member)

2006

Former Smiths vocalist Morrissey reached #1 on the U.K. Album chart with Ringleader of the Tormentors.

2008

Elton John performed in concert at New York’s Radio City Music Hall to raise funds for Hillary Clinton’s US Presidential campaign. With ticket prices ranging from $125 to $2,300, the effort took in over $2.5 million.

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