June 18 for LGBTQ2

1948
Columbia Records started the first mass production of the 33-RPM long player. The new format could contain a maximum of 23 minutes of music per side versus the three minutes that could be squeezed on to a 78 RPM disc.


1966

on the LP charts, the Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music” was #4 and Barbra Streisand had #8–Color Me Barbra,


June 18, 1976
ABBA gave a special live performance in Stockholm for Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Silvia Sommerlath on the eve of their wedding.

Barry Manilow remained at the top for a third week with “Looks Like We Made It” on the Easy Listening chart.

Barry Manilow Live was #7 on the LP charts

1983

 Culture Club moved to #2 with “Time (Clock Of The Heart)” while David Bowie dropped with “Let’s Dance”.

1984

The movie Rhinestone starring Dolly Parton premiered at the Roy Acuff Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee.

1988

George Michael performed on the first of two nights at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center (SEC) in Glasgow, Scotland.

Faith was on top the Album chart for the 12th week for George Michael.

2019

Adam Lambert is desperate to play Elvis Presley in an upcoming biopic. … “I hear that there’s an Elvis one in the works,” Adam said at the …

https://montrealgazette.com/entertainment/music/adam-lambert-eyeing-up-elvis-presley-biopic-role/wcm/374c1ad7-4bb8-4411-98f4-eced1575aba9

2021

Dear Business: You may not refuse service to any person.

Your product is food, not art and your religion needs to be left at home.

and even art cannot be refused for sale to persons able to pay.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/18/us/wedding-cake-colorado-jack-phillips.htmlColorado Baker Fined for Refusing to Make Cake for Transgender Woman – The New York TimesJack Phillips, whose previous refusal to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple made its way to the Supreme Court in 2018, violated the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act, a state judge found.www.nytimes.com

there is a need for a separate sports league owing to unfairness to women, teens and girls.

https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/legal_affairs/us-dept-of-justice-says-wv-transgender-athlete-ban-shows-misunderstanding-or-fear-of-transgender/article_42c4ae01-4f0b-5c3f-b683-132b2528b5f1.htmlUS Dept. of Justice says WV transgender athlete ban shows “misunderstanding or fear of transgender girls,” “outright anti-transgender bias”The U.S. Department of Justice is targeting West Virginia for prohibiting transgender girls and women from participating in public school sports.www.wvgazettemail.com

it is less than the military spends on Viagra for heterosexual troops

and given the military scandals decade after decade….

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/06/18/heres-how-much-pentagon-has-spent-so-far-treat-transgender-troops.htmlHere’s How Much the Pentagon Has Spent So Far to Treat Transgender Troops | Military.comThe Pentagon has spent $15 million in the past five years to treat 1,892 transgender troops, Defense Department data provided to Military.com shows.www.military.com

Most transpersons are heterosexual – and supporting human rights one thing

Dating is another and Gays, bisexuals and lesbians have a right to a no without being named called or kicked out of LGBT which is supposed to be a qmunity

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/06/18/togetherinpride-fight-for-transgender-acceptance-front-and-center-for-gay-rights-advocates/Transgender Acceptance Front And Center For Gay Rights Advocates – CBS New YorkAdvocates say gender-neutral bathrooms and understanding pronouns are good first steps, but barely scratch the surface when it comes to real policy changes.newyork.cbslocal.com

funny how rejecting heteronormative roles for gender ends up reinforcing them…

https://www.advocate.com/music/2021/6/17/kat-cunnings-boys-features-all-trans-nonbinary-cast-and-crewKat Cunning’s ‘Boys’ Features an All Trans, Nonbinary Cast and CrewThe musician and actor celebrates the transmasculine community in a joyous video.www.advocate.com

Not being labelled was the closet bisexual clue, whereas gay men and lesbians avoided using pronouns as closeted language to not alert the heteros

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/17/opinion/bisexuals-coming-out-anna-paquin.htmlOpinion | Why Bisexuals Should Come Out and Embrace the Label – The New York TimesWe need you. You could use us, too.www.nytimes.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/06/18/ian-mckellen-hamlet-bisexual-william-shakespeare-theatre-royal-windsor/Ian McKellen explains why one of Shakespeare’s most famous characters is bisexualLegendary actor Ian McKellen has explained why he thinks Hamlet, one of William Shakespeare’s most famous characters, is bisexual.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.wlky.com/article/josephine-baker-jazz-age-harlem-renaissance-icon/36751476Josephine Baker: Jazz Age star and bisexual trailblazerFamous for her dancing, comedy and costumes, there was never a risk of boredom when Josephine Baker took the stage.www.wlky.com

https://wreg.com/news/city-of-bartlett-to-take-man-to-court-over-front-yard-gay-pride-display/City of Bartlett to take man to court over front yard gay pride displayA Bartlett man is calling foul after he said city code enforcement officials told him the gay pride flags and inflatable rainbow in his front yard would have to go.wreg.com

https://www.espn.com/soccer/mexico-mex/story/4413264/mexico-sanctioned-by-fifa-for-recurrence-of-fans-anti-gay-chantMexico sanctioned by FIFA for recurrence of fans’ anti-gay chantMexico will play its next two home games behind closed doors due to a recurrence of an anti-gay chant during pre-Olympic qualifying.www.espn.com

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/18/us/madeline-davis-dead.htmlMadeline Davis, Who Spoke to the Nation as a Lesbian, Dies at 80 – The New York TimesShe was the first openly gay woman to speak to a major party’s national convention, asking Democrats in 1972 to include an anti-discrimination plank in their platform.www.nytimes.com

loss of lesbian spaces along with the loss of lesbian as a word

once again, the love that canot be named

https://www.gaycitynews.com/lesbian-bar-project-documentary/“Lesbian Bar Project” Confronts a Diminishing Nightlife Landscape“Why are the dyke bars disappearing?” Lea DeLaria (“Orange Is the New Black” and “Broad City“) poses the salient question within the first moments of the 20-minute documentary created by The Lesbian Bar Project, a groundbreaking fundraising campaign. DeLaria, an actress, comedian, and self-described “big butch dyke,” is the narrator and executive producer of the […]www.gaycitynews.com

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