LGBTQ2 for August 30

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1928 – The New York Times reports that U.S. publisher Alfred Knopf had purchased the American rights to Radclyffe Hall’s novel about lesbianism, “The Well of Loneliness.”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1956 – American psychologist Evelyn Hooker, UCLA, shares her paper “The Adjustment of the Male Overt Homosexual” at the American Psychological Association Convention in Chicago. After administering psychological tests, such as the Rorschach, to groups of homosexual and heterosexual males, Hooker’s research concludes homosexuality is not a clinical entity and that heterosexuals and homosexuals do not differ. Hooker’s experiment becomes very influential, changing clinical perceptions of homosexuality.

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

1969

National Institute of Mental Health study chaired by Dr. Evelyn Hooker of UCLA urges decriminalization of private sex acts between consenting adults.

The three day Texas Pop Festival took place featuring Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Sam & Dave, Santana, Johnny Winter, Grand Funk Railroad, Delaney & Bonnie, Nazz, Spirit, B.B. King, Canned Heat and Chicago. Over 120,000 fans attended the festival.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

August 30 1974 – September 1, 1974, Canada – The second national gay rights conference is held in Winnipeg. As part of the opening session, a gay rights march is in held in the city. it was the first major gay demonstration in the prairie provinces.

1975

Elton John’s Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, the first album to debut at #1, returned to that position after falling the week before.

Her father had 60 career hits, but on this date Natalie Cole debuted with her first–“This Will Be”.

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

1981, Canada – Toronto’s Cabbagetown Group Softball League hosts the fifth Gay Softball World Series. Players from eleven cities in US and Canada participated. It was the first time the series was held in Canada. Gay Softball World Series, part of the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA), is the largest annual, LGBT single-sport, week-long athletic competition in the world. Teams from the 46 Member Cities across North America compete to qualify and represent their city in one of five Divisions. Formed in 1977, NAGAAA is a 501c(3) international sports organization comprised of men and women dedicated to providing opportunity and access for the LGBT community to participate in organized softball competition in safe environments. This year, the 40th anniversary of NAGAAA world series is held on September 4th in Portland, OR.

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

1991, UK – OutRage stages a zap against Amnesty International London over their failure to adopt lesbian and gay persons as prisoners of conscience.

1993 – Texas state health officials announce that they are investigating two cases of HIV transmission through female-female sex. However, in both cases other risk factors were present. In 2012, in another Texas case, the CDC said that HIV transmission through female-to-female sexual contact was reported, a rare female-to-female transmission of the virus which is “rarely reported and difficult to ascertain.” The two women in the 2012 case said they routinely had unprotected sexual contact and shared sex toys between them. At times, the contact was “rough to the point of inducing bleeding in either woman,” according to the CDC. The women said some of the unprotected sexual contact occurred during menstruation.

1994, UK – A panel of magistrates in London dismissed a paternity suit against singer Boy George (George Alan O’Dowd, born June 14, 1961) for lack of evidence. By George is an English singer, songwriter, DJ, fashion designer and photographer. He is the lead singer of the Grammy and Brit Award-winning pop band Culture Club. At the height of the band’s fame, during the 1980s, they recorded global hit songs such as “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me“, “Time (Clock of the Heart)” and “Karma Chameleon” and George is known for his soulful voice and androgynous appearance. He was part of the English New Romantic movement which emerged in the late 1970s to the early 1980s. In his autobiography Take It Like a Man, George stated that he had secret relationships with punk rock singer Kirk Brandon and Club drummer Jon Moss. He stated many of the songs he wrote for Culture Club were about his relationship with Moss.

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

2002

Bjork’s west London flat was burglarized while she slept. Valuable recording equipment was stolen.

2005 – Off-Broadway musical “Naked Boys Singing!” re-opens in Milwaukee after being closed by police on obscenity charges two weeks earlier. Naked Boys Singing! is a traditional American Vaudeville-style musical revue, with book and direction by Robert Schrock, musical direction by Stephen Bates and choreography by Jeffry Denman, that features eight actors who sing and dance naked. This campy Off-Broadway musical comedy opened on July 22, 1999 at the Actors’ Playhouse in New York City. The show transferred to Theatre Four in March 2004, and again in 2005 to New World Stages Stage Four, until it closed on January 28, 2012. The show has no plot; it contains 15 songs, about various issues, such as gay life, male nuditycoming outcircumcision and love. The official Off Broadway Revival opened at Theatre Row’s Kirk Theatre on April 5, 2012 and is still enjoying a healthy run today.

2012 – Charlie Jane Anders, who identifies as genderqueer and a transwoman, wins the 2012 Hugo Award for her book “Six Months, Three Days.” She is an American writer and commentator. She has written several novels and is the publisher of other magazine, the “magazine of pop culture and politics for the new outcasts”. In 2005, she received the Lambda Literary Award for work in the transgender category, and in 2009, the Emperor Norton Award. In 2007, Anders brought attention to the policy of a San Francisco bisexual women’s organization called “The Chasing Amy Social Club” that she felt was discriminatory, as it specifically barred preoperative transgender women from membership.  Since 2000, Anders has been the partner of author Annalee Newitz. The couple co-founded “other” magazine.

2013 – A gay combat medic who challenged the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy while serving in Iraq, dies in a car crash in New York. Darren Manzella (August 8, 1977 – August 29, 2013), 36, a former Army sergeant, went on national television in 2007 to reveal his sexual orientation, becoming the face of gay servicemen and women before being discharged in 2008 for publicly discussing his sexual identity. The policy was repealed in 2011, and a friend said Manzella had recently signed on as a reservist. He was a United States Army Sergeant, Army medic and gay activist from Portland, New York, who was discharged under the Don’t ask, don’t tell policy. Manzella served in Iraq and Kuwait, and was stationed in Fort Hood, Texas. Manzella married Javier Lapeira in Rochester on July 5, 2013. On August 29, 2013, Manzella was killed when an SUV hit him as he was in the act of pushing his disabled vehicle off the road in PittsfordMonroe County, New York

2019

Adam Lambert Shares His Rare Video With Elvis Presley Costume

Adam Lambert Shares His Rare Video With Elvis Presley CostumeHandsome rock star Adam Lambert has shared a rare video of he performing an Elvis Presley song with his costume at a tribute show which organized in honor of

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2021

https://ew.com/tv/rupauls-drag-race-gigi-goode-comes-out-trans-nonbinary/Gigi Goode comes out as trans nonbinary after RuPaul’s Drag Race | EW.comRuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 queen Gigi Goode comes out as trans nonbinary in an Instagram video announcing her transition.ew.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/08/29/tiktok-gay-stereotypes-lgbt-meerkat/Forget bears – dolphins, foxes and menagerie of ‘new gay stereotypes’ laid out in hilarious videoYou’ve heard of bears, otters and cubs before. Now, a TikToker has suggested a slew of hilarious gay animals to add to the LGBT+ lexicon.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.salon.com/2021/08/29/how-gay-men-justify-their-racism-on-grindr_partner/How gay men justify their racism on Grindr | Salon.comGrindr allows for anonymity in a way that other dating apps do notwww.salon.com

https://www.advocate.com/people/2021/8/29/ed-asner-dies-show-lou-grant-had-notable-gay-episodeEd Asner Dies; Show ‘Lou Grant’ Had Notable Gay EpisodeThe much-honored actor and activist died Sunday at age 91.www.advocate.com

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Today in LGBT History – August 30 | Ronni Sanlo

Our Daily Elvis for August 30

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

may 14 in LGBTQ2

1988

, George Michael’s great song “One More Try” rose from 14 to 4 and Natalie Cole’s cover of “Pink Cadillac” remained at #5.

Faith by George Michael regained the #1 spot on the Album chart ten weeks after it had fallen from the top.  The Soundtrack to “Dirty Dancing” slipped to second, riding on hits from past decades, and an original song by Patrick Swayze but most interestingly a UK gay band The Blow Monkeys doing a cover of Lesbian Leslie Gore’s You Don’t Own Me with original boy lyrics sung by a male band the heteros did not notice.

in retirement, Leslie Gore das yet to come out.

1998

George Michael pled no contest in the Beverly Hills Municipal Court to committing a lewd act in a park restroom. He was fined $810, given 80 hours of community service, and ordered to undergo counseling.

2002

The musical We Will Rock You opened in the West End of London, England at the Dominion Theatre. The musical was written by British comedian and author Ben Elton in collaboration with Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor. The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and does the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown. WWRY has since become the longest-running musical at the Dominion Theatre.

2003

Lawyers for Britney Spears and the Skechers footwear company settled a dispute over a deal for the pop star to market a line of roller skates and accessories. Spears had filed a $1.5 million breach of agreement lawsuit against Skechers in December, claiming the company failed to pay her adequately. Skechers had responded with a $10 million lawsuit, accusing Spears of fraud and breach of the three-year licensing agreement she signed in January 2002.

2020

Melissa Etheridge and Julie Cypher’s son, Beckett, dies at age 21

2021

I expect lesbians to behave better than hetero men

the problem of believing one’s own press? or the delusion of “nice’?

because, as a Canadian Lesbian. “nice” is how my nation is rude.

Ellen began as a lesbian stand up, went into the closet and got her tv show, and then came out, after Melissa Etheridge did at the Democrat convention that saw Bill Clinton get the nom, which she said kd lang inspired her to.

https://tv.avclub.com/ellen-degeneres-still-is-in-denial-that-the-show-was-to-1846885309Ellen DeGeneres says she didn’t cancel show because of allegationsIn an interview with Savannah Guthrie, Ellen DeGeneres claimed that she never saw the show as having a toxic workplace environment and thinks the allegations were “orchestrated.”tv.avclub.com

queer for april 30


April 30, 1957

Elvis Presley recorded “Jailhouse Rock” arguably the first gay/bisexual rock n roll number 1 song.

1966

Cher “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” was #7
1977

Natalie Cole’s biggest hit, “I’ve Got Love On My Mind”, at 9
1983

David Bowie with “Let’s Dance at 6 at at 8 Thomas Dolby had “She Blinded Me With Science”
1987
Madonna’s “La Isla Bonita” became her 11th consecutive Top Five single.
1988

Canadian 20 year old Celine Dion helps Switzerland win its first ever Eurovision Song Contest with her rendition of “Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi”.
1992
Madonna’s bustier was stolen from Fredrick’s Of Hollywood. A $1,000 reward was offered for its return.
1993
Elton John’s single “Simple Life” entered Billboard‘s Top 40, breaking Elvis Presley’s longstanding record with 24 consecutive years of Top 40 hits.
1997
An estimated 42 million viewers were tuned in as ABC-TV aired the “coming out” episode of the sitcom “Ellen,” in which the title character, played by Ellen DeGeneres, admitted she was a lesbian.
1999
The three former members of Spandau Ballet lost a court case against band songwriter Gary Kemp. They had claimed they were owed £1 million in lost royalties. The Judge said he had become a fan of the bands during the case.
2003
Madonna was #1 on the Album chart with American Life.

queer for april 25

queer for april 25

April 25, 1977
Natalie Cole guests on the musical variety special “Paul Anka – Music My Way.”

1978

Queen‘s single “We Are the Champions” was certified Platinum after reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart and number four on the Billboard Hot 100

1985
Queen played the first of four nights at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in Australia.

1987

Madonna went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘La Isla Bonita.’ The fifth and final single from her third studio album, True Blue, made her the only female artist to score four UK No.1 singles.

1994
Not only did Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys attack a TV cameraman, but he had the poor taste of doing it at memorial services for actor River Phoenix in the previous November. Horovitz was sentenced to 200 hours of community service for the incident on this date in history.

2003
Sinead O’Connor announced on her Web site that she was going to retire.

Singer/songwriter/pianist/civil rights activist Nina Simone was laid to rest in Carry-Le-Rouet, France. She had lived in France since 1992, and died there on April 21.

In this year’s Sunday Times Rich List, Madonna was 4th in the list with £227m, Elton John 7th with £170m.

queer for april 23

1956
Liberace meets Elvis Presley

1966
Cher’s “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” coming in at #3

April 23, 1977
Joan Jett, with Blondie as her opening act, appeared at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles.

Thelma Houston’s disco plea “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” originally recorded by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes in 1975, hits #1 in America.

song chart at #6 , Natalie Cole edged up one with “I’ve Got Love On My Mind; Barbra Streisand’s former #1 “Evergreen” moved back up to #7,

LP chart: The Soundtrack to ‘A Star Is Born’” would have to settle for #3 , This One’s For You by Barry Manilow at #6 and Unpredictable from Natalie Cole at #8

1979
ABBA released the album Voulez-Vous.

1983
David Bowie moved into the Top 10 with “Let’s Dance” and Thomas Dolby was at #10 with “She Blinded Me With Science”.

David Bowie started a three week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with the Nile Rodgers produced ‘Let’s Dance’, featuring the title track which made No. 1 on the US and UK singles chart and ‘China Girl.’

1985
Liberace first appeared on the TV soap opera “Another World”. He also was a guest VJ on MTV later in the afternoon.

1988
Whitney Houston topped the pop charts with “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” while setting a record for most consecutive #1 singles. It was her seventh, beating out both the Bee Gees and the Beatles, who each had six in a row. (Houston’s record was partly because Elvis Presley’s run of #1 from 1956 through 1957 stopping being counted. )

The Dirty Dancing Soundtrack was at #1 on the U.S. Album chart – with More Dirty Dancing from the movie at #3, George Michael’s Faith at #4

The movie soundtrack had a gay band The Blow Monkeys covering Lesbian Leslie Gore’s You Don’t Own Me

1991

Founder member of The New York Dolls Johnny Thunders (John Anthony Genzale, Jr), died of a drug overdose. He renamed himself Johnny Thunders, after a comic book of the same name. The influential New York Dolls formed in 1972 and made just two albums. A teenage Morrissey acted as president of the UK branch of the New York Dolls fan club. Formed The Heartbreakers with Dolls drummer Jerry Nolan, and Television bassist Richard Hell.

1995

Little Richard performed at the opening of Dolly Parton’s Dollywood Amusement Park in Pigeon Falls, TN.

queer for april 21

queer for april 22

1967
the great Soundtrack to ‘The Sound of Music‘ was #8,

1972
Aretha Franklin had song #7 with “Day Dreaming”
A Cowboy’s Work Is Never Done” from Sonny & Cher edged up to #9

1978

Song charts: Barry Manilow moved up # 3 to #with “Can’t Smile Without You”

on the LP charts: Even Now by Barry Manilow was #4 while Queen’s News Of the World was at #9 and Natalie Cole was at #10 with “Our Love”.

1989

Despite (or thanks to) a generous heaping of controversy over its video where she dances in front of burning crosses, Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” hits #1 in the US as the album also lands at the top spot, where it stays for six weeks. It’s her third consecutive #1 album.

1994
LP Charts: Mariah Carey dropped to 9 with Music Box and The Coulour Of My Love from Celine Dion was at #10.

1999

Sinead O’Connor is ordained in Lourdes, France, as the first female priest in the Latin Tridentine Church, a dissident Roman Catholic group.

2003

Madonna released her ninth studio album, “American Life.” Only days after Madonna tried to strike back at illegal sharing of songs from her “American Life” album by flooding the Internet with fake MP3s, her web site was hacked and real digital files of the songs were leaked.

2010

The Los Angeles coroner’s office ruled that the death of Marie Osmond’s 18-year-old son, Michael Blosil, was a suicide, after he jumped from an apartment building in February. Marie and Donny were soon at odds in the media regarding the mormon church vs queer people.

2021

https://pagesix.com/2021/04/22/ezra-furman-announces-shes-a-transgender-woman/Ezra Furman announces she’s a transgender womanMusician Ezra Furman announced on social media that she’s a transgender woman and a mother.pagesix.com

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