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July 27 for LGBTQ2

1940

Billboard issues its first chart detailing what records are selling the most copies. Titled “National List of Best Selling Retail Records,” it’s a precursor to the Hot 100 and the first to count record sales (the existing charts are for sheet music sales, jukebox play and radio plugs). It’s not an exact science, as Billboard polls record stores to find out what is selling – a practice that stays in effect until the ’90s, when call-a-clerk is replaced with Soundscan technology. The first chart is dominated by big band hits,

1942

Peggy Lee recorded “Why Don’t You Do Right” with Benny Goodman.

1946

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan entered the R&B hit list with “Petootie Pie,” reaching #3—pretty good for a B-side. The A-side was the huge #1 hit “Stone Cold Dead in the Market.”

July 27, 1958

Fan’s of rock & roll music were warned that tuning into music on the car radio could cost you more money. Researchers from the Esso gas company said the rhythm of rock & roll could cause the driver to be foot heavy on the pedal, making them waste fuel.

July 27, 1973

The self-titled debut by the New York Dolls is released via Mercury Records (and produced by Todd Rundgren). The album spawns such glam/proto-punk classics as “Personality Crisis,” “Looking for a Kiss,” “Trash,” and “Jet Boy.”

1974

 Elton John’s“Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” was number two on the USA song chart

1978

Joy Division performed at the Roots Club, Leeds, England.

1983

Madonna released her debut album on Sire Records. which included songs like “Holiday,” “Lucky Star” and “Borderline.” Rolling Stone reviewer Don Shewey opined that Madonna “has a voice that takes some getting used to” but praised her for writing “good tunes — catchy and bare to the bone.” The album peaked at No. 16 in Canada and No. 8 in the U.S.

1985

 Whitney Houston’s solo single debut, “You Give Good Love” peaked at #3. A year earlier, the then-unknown singer recorded a duet with Teddy Pendergrass, “Hold Me,” which only reached #46.

part of 1980s genderfuck – now known as fluid

The Eurythmics had the #1 song in the U.K. with “There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)”.

1986

Queen became the first western act since Louis Armstrong in 1964 to perform in Easten Europe when they played at Budapest’s Nepstadion, Hungary, the gig was filmed and released as ‘Queen Magic in Budapest’.

1987

Whitney Houston released her single “Didn’t We Almost Have It All”.

1991

When Natalie Cole brought the idea of singing a duet album with her late father Nat King Cole’s old recordings to her label, EMI refused. She signed with Electra Records, recorded the album, titled Unforgettable. . .With Love, and today topped the album charts. Natalie Cole moved to #1 on the Album chart with Unforgettable With Love.

1996

Faux Lesbian marketing helps The Spice Girls score their first UK number one single with “Wannabe,” spending seven weeks at number one. The song won Best British-Written Single at the 1997 Ivor Novello Awards and Best Single at the 1997 Brit Awards.

2000

The “NSYNC Live” performance at Madison Square Garden was shown on HBO.

2021

https://southfloridagaynews.com/National/from-a-children-s-services-provider-discriminating-against-lgbt-couples-in-kentucky-to-nellie-s-naming-new-leadership-in-washington-d-c-this-week-in-across-the-country.htmlFrom a Children’s Services Provider Discriminating Against LGBT Couples to Nellie’s Naming New Leadership, This Week in Across the Country | National | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

religion is a poor framework to understand the world

https://southfloridagaynews.com/World/gay-nigerian-priest-makes-religion-serve-lgbt-people.htmlGay Nigerian Priest Makes Religion Serve LGBT People | World | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

https://www.interlochenpublicradio.org/2021-07-27/lgbt-rights-campaign-vows-court-fight-after-petition-drive-stallsLGBT rights campaign vows court fight after petition drive stalls | InterlochenThe Michigan Court of Appeals is the next stop for the petition campaign to add LTBTQ protections to the state civil rights law.www.interlochenpublicradio.org

hate is the only reason to disallow rights and public participation

https://www.modernghana.com/news/1095260/anti-lgbt-bill-lets-be-careful-and-not-generate.htmlAnti-LGBT Bill: Let’s be careful and not generate intense hate campaign against homosexuals — Kofi AkpalooThe founder of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Mr. Kofi Akpaloo has waded in the ongoing LGBT rights debate in the country saying people must be human toward them.www.modernghana.com

meanwhile in representation
https://www.cbr.com/masters-of-the-universe-major-lgbt-romance-teela/Masters of the Universe: Revelation Hints at a LGBT Romance for TeelaThe first five episodes of Masters of the Universe: Revelation hints at a major LGBT romance that could shake up the He-Man lore immensely.www.cbr.com

\and

https://www.modernghana.com/news/1095119/anti-lgbt-bill-must-you-police-two-consenting.html

indeed
https://www.cbc.ca/archives/entry/omnibus-bill-theres-no-place-for-the-state-in-the-bedrooms-of-the-nationCBC ArchivesTrudeau defends the sexual practices of Canadians, uttering the statement that made him famous.www.cbc.ca

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June 11 for LGBTQ2

Censorship, particularly of women’s sexuality – and rights advances:

June 11, 1959

The U.S. Postmaster General banned D.H. Lawrence’s book, “Lady Chatterley’s Lover.” The ban was overruled by the U.S. Court of Appeals the following March.

June 11, 1963

U.S. President John F. Kennedy proposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which included equal access to public facilities, an end to segregation in education, and guaranteed federal protection of voting rights.

in 2020:

Title VII of 1964 Civil Rights Act Protects LGBTQ Workers …https://clousebrown.com › supreme-court-lgbt

homosexual and transgender persons were deemed included for employment and housing protections

In an attempt to halt desegregation by the enrollment of black students Vivian Malone and James Hood, Alabama Governor George Wallace stood defiantly in front of the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama. He eventually stepped aside after being confronted by Deputy U.S. Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach, federal marshals, and the Alabama Army National Guard.

1966

Janis Joplin plays her 1st gig (San Francisco)

1986

Madonna released the single “Papa Don’t Preach” in the United States.

1988

Nelson Mandellas 70th birthday tribute took place at Wembley Stadium, London, featuring Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, Tracy Chapman, George Michael, Eric Clapton, UB40, The Eurythmics and Simple Minds. The event was broadcast live on BBC 2 to 40 different countries with an estimated audience of 1 billion.

George Michael remained at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for the third week with “One More Try”. George Michael’s album Faith had been bumped from #1 three times on the Album chart and each time, it returned to the top spot, a remarkable achievement.  On this date, it was in week #11 at #1.

1990

Olivia Newton-John became a United Nations environmental ambassador. At first, she uses her position to encourage recycling and avoid chemicals harmful to animals, but later takes a more forceful and controversial stand in opposing fracking, which puts her at odds with the Australian mining industry.

1991

Natalie Cole releases “Unforgettable…with Love”, covering her father’s standards, (Grammy Album of the Year)

1993

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that people convicted of “hate crimes” could be sentenced to additional punishment.

1999

Ricky Martin appeared on the NBC-TV show Today in New York City.

2002

“American Idol” created by Simon Fuller with judges Simon CowellPaula Abdul and Randy Jackson premieres on Fox. A singing competition judged by three hosts, it becomes one of the most popular network reality shows and launches a number of careers, with many contestants – and not just winners – becoming stars.

Over three hundred guests, including Ringo Starr and Elton John witnessed Paul McCartney marry his fiancee, Heather Mills, at an Irish castle. All three of Paul’s children from his marriage to Linda Eastman also attended. While the reception’s menu was vegetarian, it was, in Paul’s words, “very liquid and alcoholic. It’s a Rock ‘n’ Roll wedding. We are going to have family and friends and a lot of fun.” Unfortunately, the pair would split in 2006 and divorce two years later.

2008

The U.S. Congress heard singer Nancy Sinatra’s plea for legislation requiring that all performers – not just songwriters – be compensated when their songs are played on commercial radio.

The American Federation of Musicians filed a federal lawsuit against the producers of American Idol, claiming musicians were underpaid because the show’s ‘live’ music was re-recorded for reruns. The union filed the suit seeking unspecified damages in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, alleging that American Idol Productions Inc. and its subsidiary Tick Tock Productions Inc. violated a collective bargaining agreement.

2009

Cher’s lesbian daughter, Chastity Bono, announced that she would undergo gender reassignment surgery to become a man. Bono underwent female-to-male gender transition and, in May 2010, he legally changed his gender to male and name to Chaz.

2012

Lisa Marie Presley, who owns Graceland and a minority stake in Elvis Presley Enterprises, gave her approval for her father’s image to be turned into a hologram, with possible uses that range from a duets album and a TV drama series to appearances at the Graceland mansion in Memphis and perhaps on the road.

2021

lesbian bars are disappearing and lesbians are under attack

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/21-lesbian-bars-remain-in-the-america-owners-share-why-they-must-be-protected21 lesbian bars remain in America. Owners share why they must be protected | PBS NewsHourOwners and general managers of lesbian bars share what makes these queer spaces vital, how they survived the pandemic, and why this part of LGBTQ nightlife needs to be preserved.www.pbs.org

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/06/09/teenage-lesbian-couple-post-homophobic-attack-on-facebook/Homophobic attack on teenage lesbian couple posted to Facebook“Y’all are trying to stand out. I could give a shit less about what you want and what you think you might want to be…”www.losangelesblade.com

bashing lgbtq continues

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/pride-crosswalk-incident-saskatoon-1.6061517Homophobic incident at Saskatoon rainbow crosswalk shows need for Pride, says transgender man | CBC NewsLogan Roberts was painting at the crosswalk with his wife when a man approached and started to yell www.cbc.ca

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/06/10/young-gay-man-gang-rape-torture-homophobia-santa-catarina-brazil-jair-bolsonaro/Young gay man gang-raped and tortured as hatred spirals in Jair Bolsonaro’s BrazilIn an act of ‘barbaric’ violence, a gay 22-year-old was gang-raped and tortured in Brazil, touching off fear and frustration among activists.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/i-fled-conversion-therapy-as-a-gay-man-in-gabon-now-im-living-on-less-than-6-a-day-1043226‘I fled conversion therapy as a gay man in Gabon – now I’m living on less than £6 a day’‘Will I just die in this process, in this system, this pandemic? Am I just going to be another statistic?’inews.co.uk

https://nypost.com/2021/06/11/the-brave-new-wave-of-gay-male-pop-stars-from-lil-nas-x-to-troye-sivan/The brave new wave of gay male pop stars, from Lil Nas X to Troye SivanAs we celebrate Pride Month, Lil Nas X, Troye Sivan and a brave new wave of young gay male pop stars are more visible and visionary than ever, making proud and provocative statements about their sexuality.nypost.com

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/culture/a36657686/orion-carloto-bisexuality-sexualisation-male-gaze/Orion Carloto: my bisexuality does not exist for male titillationThe writer and poet says bisexual women carry a heavy stigma – it’s time that changedwww.harpersbazaar.com

In a video statement, Ms Forstater said: “I’m proud of the role I’ve played in clarifying the law and encouraging more people to speak up”.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-57426579Maya Forstater: Woman wins tribunal appeal over transgender tweets – BBC NewsMaya Forstater lost her job at a think tank over tweets saying people cannot change their biological sex.www.bbc.com

Women’s human rights and women’s protections owing to historic oppression are being eroded

it is curious that the feelings of transwomen are being put above women’s rights and safety in public. with lesbians being particularly singled out for censor.

the danger is from heterosexuals

lesbians and gay men are not raping or murdering transwomen

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/southeast-heightened-danger-protections-trans-people-rcna1159In the Southeast, heightened danger and few protections for trans peopleTransgender people in the Southeast face a disproportionate amount of fatal violence, according to advocates.www.nbcnews.com

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/557836-desantis-says-he-would-sign-ban-of-surgery-for-transgender-youthDeSantis says he would sign ban of surgery for transgender youth | TheHillFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said Monday that he would sign legislation banning transgender youth from getting gender reassignment surgery.thehill.com

queer for april 16


1974

At Regis College in Denver, Queen gave their first U.S. concert.

1977
ABBA fell from #1 to #6 with “Dancing Queen”, Natalie Cole was at 7 with “I’ve Got Love On My Mind”, Barbra Streisand was at #8 with “Evergreen”,

1983
“Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” by Culture Club at #10

1988

Whitney Houston’s “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” prevailed for the third week atop the Adult Contemporary chart but dropped to #3 on the pop chart.

1990

More than 72,000 people gathered at London’s Wembley Stadium for an anti-apartheid concert. Neil Young, Natalie Cole, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Tracy Chapman, Simple Minds, and others took part in “Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa,” an “international reception” for the civil-rights leader, who had just been released from a 27-year prison sentence.

1997

Elton John was awarded an honorary membership to Britain’s Royal Academy of Music.

2008

Barbra Streisand donated $5 million for the establishment of a women’s heart education and research program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.