LGBTQ2 for February 8

BCE to The Suffragettes

1790 – The State of New Hampshire enacts a statute that changed the language of the law to read that “if any Man shall carnally lie with a Man as Man carnally lieth with a Woman.” Thus it was made clear that only sodomy between two men was a crime.

1798 – The Commonwealth of Kentucky adopts a statute reducing the penalty for same-sex intercourse from the death penalty to 2-5 years in the jail and penitentiary house.

1911 – Elizabeth Bishop (February 8, 1911 – October 6, 1979) was an Americanpoet and short-story writer. She was Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1949 to 1950, the Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry in 1956, the National Book Award winner in 1970, and the recipient of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1976. Bishop did not see herself as a “lesbian poet” or as a “female poet” in part because she refused to have her work published in all-female poetry anthologies. Other female poets involved with the women’s movement thought she was hostile to the movement. She lived with at least two female lovers in Key West.

February 8, 1915

In Los Angeles, the film “The Clansman,” later changed to “The Birth of a Nation,” directed by D.W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh and Donald Crisp, had its world premiere at Clune’s Auditorium.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

D.W. Griffith was also bitter it was the performers rather than producers and directors who drew the public to movies – I learned from Lillian Gish’s autobiography.

The Movie was KKK Propaganda and hardly reflected reality.

The movie was remade in 2016: The Birth of a Nation (2016 film) – Wikipedia

1931

James Dean was born.

His last recorded performance during the filming of Giant: famous last words that turned out to be true.

James Dean – Wikipedia

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James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American actor. He is remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social …

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com › lifestyle-news › l…

Jul 9, 2020 — Before he died in 2016, the TV director, known for his directing work on ‘The Twilight Zone’ as well as twice directing Dean, spoke with …

Was actor James Dean bisexual? – Quora

https://www.quora.com › Was-actor-James-Dean-bisexual

Dec 22, 2014 — Question: · James Dean seems to have been bisexual with a preference toward male partners. · The evidence: · James Dean apparently engaged in sexual encounters …

It’s Time We Let James Dean Be the Queer Icon He Is – Esquire

https://www.esquire.com › entertainment › james-dean-…

1933, Japan – “Kanojo no Michi,” a novel by Nobuko Yoshiya (12 January 1896 – 11 July 1973), documents two women in love and was made into a film. Yoshiya was a Japanese novelist active in Taishō and Showa period Japan. She was one of modern Japan’s most commercially successful and prolific writers, specializing in serialized romance novels and adolescent girls’ fiction, as well as a pioneer in Japanese lesbian literature, including the Class S genre. Several of her stories have been made into films. On January 1923, Yoshiya met Monma Chiyo, a mathematics teacher at girls’ school in Tokyo. They remained together  for over 50 years.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1945, France – The administration of General Charles de Gaulle decides to maintain the Vichy government’s decree establishing a discriminatory age of consent for same-sex acts.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

February 8, 1960

The House of Representatives Special Subcommittee on Legislative Oversight opened hearings on disc jockey “payola.”

1964

The publisher of the song “Louie Louie” offered $1,000 to anyone would could find suggestive lyrics in the song.

Nicole LeFavour (born February 8, 1964) is an American politician and educator from Idaho who served as an Idaho State Senator from 2008 to 2012. LeFavour previously served in the Idaho House of Representatives from 2004 until 2008. LeFavour’s partner of 12 years, Carol Growhoski, was, in the later years of LeFavour’s service in the legislature, invited to participate in the “Legisladies, a social organization of legislative spouses. LeFavour was the first ever openly gay member of the Idaho Legislature; her election campaigns have won the backing of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1977 – White House aide Midge Costanza (November 28, 1932 – March 23, 2010)meets with officers of the National Gay Task Force to discuss what the Carter administration can do to further the cause of gay rights. Margaret “Midge” Costanza was anAmericanpresidentialadvisorsocial and political activist. A lifelong champion of gay and women’s rights, she was known for her wit, outspoken manner and commitment to her convictions. She was nominated and inducted into the San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame in 2011 by Women’s Museum of California, Commission on the Status of Women, University of California, San Diego Women’s Center, and San Diego State UniversityWomen’s Studies.

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

1982

Cher opened on Broadway in “Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.”

Singer/actress Olivia Newton-John hosted a one-hour ABC-TV special, “Let’s Get Physical,” named for her then-current hit controversial single.

LGBTQ@ Blogger Nina Notes: the Special was music videos done for the entire album, rather than Olivia with Guest Stars as previous specials and the tv special was instead of a tour.

1989 – At the University of Arizona, Liz Kennedy (born 1939) and Madeline Davis (born 1940)present on butch-fem Imagery and the lesbian fight for public spaces in the 1940s and 1950s. Dr. Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy was one of the founding feminists of the field of Women’s Studies and is a lesbian historian whose book Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: A History of the Lesbian Community (co-authored with Madeline Davis) documents the lesbian community of Buffalo, New York in the decades before Stonewall. Madeline Davis is a noted gay rightsactivist. In 1970 she was a founding member of the Mattachine Society of the Niagara Frontier, the first gay rights organization in Western New York. In 1972, Davis taught the first course on lesbianism in the United States. She was also a founding member of HAG Theater, the first all-lesbian theater company in the US.

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

1990 – US Senate passes hate-crimes statistics act, requiring the federal government to compile data on hate crimes against gays and lesbians. It’s the first US law that recognizes gays and lesbians.

1994, France – The European Parliament, meeting in Strasbourg, approves a resolution initiated by Claudia Roth (born 15 May 1955), representing Germany’s Green Party, that affirms a broadly defined gay and lesbian rights agenda, including the right to marry.

1999

Universal Music, Warner Music, BMG, Sony Music and EMI officially unveiled Project Madison. The system was developed by International Business Machines Corp. to permit fast, secure distribution of full-length, CD-quality albums on the Internet.

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

February 8, 2000

 It was announced that Stan “the Man” Lee would create a comic book of the Backstreet Boys.

2005

Kylie Minogue was voted the world’s sexiest woman in her 30s by UK magazine Good Housekeeping. Sade was voted No.4 in the over 40s with Madonna coming in at No.7 

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

February 8, 2010

Fredericton’s annual Queer Pride celebrations have always been an exciting time of year for the city’s queer community, but this year the community was particularly proud. In a unanimous vote earlier this year, Fredericton’s City Council allowed the Fredericton Pride 2010 Committee to hold the city’s first Queer Pride Parade on August 8th.

The decision ended years of struggle by the queer community and allies to hold such a parade in the provincial capital because of City Council’s opposition (similar marches have been happening for years in Saint John and Moncton). With over three hundred marchers in attendance, as well as several hundred onlookers lining the parade route, the march was both a celebration of the city’s sexual and political diversity, as well as a way for straight allies to show support and solidarity with queer friends, family, and co-workers.

British Columbia was the host to the 2010 Winter Olympics, for the first time, the Olympic games included the Pride House for LGBT athletes.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: The Olympics is a primary place of gender scandals from last century, and these games were also where Long Distance Ski Jumpers sued under Canada laws for events to be equal between gender – and lost.

QueerEvents.ca - queer history - 2010 olympic pride house

2013

A report on the the rise of digital music showed that one in five consumers (19.6%) bought all their music as downloads. The report said that 27.7% of UK music fans purchased downloads from stores such as iTunes or Amazon; or streamed songs on services like Spotify or YouTube and that the streaming market was now worth £49m to record labels.

2013

Whitney Houston’s mother Cissy blasted organizers of the Grammy Awards eve party for inviting her to the event. Whitney drowned in the bathtub of her Los Angeles hotel suite while she was getting ready for the bash last year and Cissy said it’s “obscene” to think she’ll celebrate the anniversary of her daughter’s passing at the hotel where she died.

2015

At the 57th Grammy Awards, winners included Tony Bennett and

Lady Gaga’s “Cheek To Cheek” for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album,

2022

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/feb/08/gay-kiss-live-tv-evade-singapore-ban-lgbt-content-channel-news-asia-beijing-bar

Gay kiss on live TV evades Singapore’s ban on LGBT content | Singapore | The Guardian

Video clip of two men kissing in Beijing bar during Channel News Asia report hailed as ‘act of revolution’www.theguardian.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/02/bisexual-speedskater-ireen-wust-first-individual-athlete-win-gold-5-olympic-games/

Bisexual speedskater Ireen Wüst is the first individual athlete to win gold at 5 Olympic Games / LGBTQ Nation

Ireen Wüst is the Winter Olympics’ third winningest athlete and has more medals than any other speedskater…www.lgbtqnation.com

What Does “Going Slow” in a Lesbian Relationship Look Like?

What does going slow mean for lesbians, when the stereotype of a U-Haul is pretty applicable to me most of the time?www.autostraddle.com

https://people.com/parents/heather-dubrow-daughter-kat-comes-out-as-lesbian-exclusive/

Heather Dubrow’s Daughter Kat, 15, Comes Out as Lesbian | PEOPLE.com

“All I cared about was creating an environment where they all felt safe, comfortable, happy,” says Heather Dubrowpeople.com

#FirstBooksThenPeople

https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/education/2022-02-08/pinellas-county-removed-an-lgbtq-memoir-from-two-school-libraries-some-students-want-it-returned

Pinellas County removed an LGBTQ memoir from two school libraries. Some students want it returned | WUSF Public Media

Pinellas County Schools removed “Gender Queer: A Memoir” from general circulation at two of its schools, saying the graphic novel was not age appropriate for all high school students.wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/02/slate-lgbtq-stars-films-nominated-years-oscars/

A slate of LGBTQ stars & films were nominated for this year’s Oscars / LGBTQ Nation

Kristen Stewart, Ariana Debose, and several films on LGBTQ themes got Oscar nods…www.lgbtqnation.com

like policies of companies matter. they are not legislation/law

and like anything cannot not be gotten around or hacked online

by children who are more techie than adults especially

but mostly by the crime and predators who lure those without social sophistication and media literacy.

TikTok updates its policies with focus on minor and LGBTQ safety, age appropriate content and more – TechCrunch

Months after TikTok was hauled into its first-ever major congressional hearing over platform safety, the company is today announcing a series of policy updates and plans for new features and technologies aimed at making the video-based social network a safer and more secure environment, particularl…techcrunch.com

Heterosexuals have to stop being bothered others exist.

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-politics-and-policy/florida-gov-ron-desantis-signals-support-dont-say-gay-bill-rcna15326

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signals support for ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis voiced his support for a Florida bill that would would prohibit the discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity in school.
http://www.nbcnews.com

The Census relates to the government budget. Being counted is as critical as voting.

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2022/02/08/lgbtq-people-omitted-from-south-africa-census/

LGBTQ people omitted from South Africa Census

Advocacy groups have urged the government to change coursewww.washingtonblade.com

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/government-of-canada-expands-volunteer-service-opportunities-for-young-canadians-895965943.html

Government of Canada Expands Volunteer Service Opportunities for Young Canadians

/CNW/ – Employment and Social Development Canada Young people were among the hardest hit by the economic impacts of COVID-19 and the Government of Canada is…www.newswire.ca

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LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

Most of the above is copied from one of the sites cited as sources in the daily post and as linked at the end of every post.

the history of nonheterosexuals and different historical eras views are such that there is a there is a danger to apply current decadish of time, in 2021 to past decades and centuries; particularly without application of complete history.

There is a difference between adopting male attire in the era when clothing was spelled out in law, and lesbians who passed in public, differ from those who only change clothing for personal sexual gratification, in private “cross dressors” in the language of this same era.

Laws regarding clothing exist in many nations, including capitol punishment, this is why sexual orientation is a demographic, That heterosexual women continue to be denied reproductive rights, education and professions, even where won at court; that women are a demographic. That male and female persons who are ethnically different from the majority population and with differing experiences being merged into colour blind visible minorities are differing demographics.

the farther back in time the given individual is, and why on this blog, there is a under theme of Elvis Presley, as the most prominent modern era person of the 1900s Current Era; who was photographed almost every day of his adult life., and who’s number of days on this planet have resulted in his being one of the most recognizable individuals across all cultures on the planet, which in 1950s was 1 billion people, and by his death almost 4 billion, to the 8 billion currently existing on earth.

LGBTQ2 for October 2

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1849, Benin –  Explorer Frederick Forbes arrives in the Kingdom of Dahomey (1600-1894) where he saw thousands of Amazons. Amazon tribes have existed in multiple time periods and continents, characterized as female-bodied with traditionally male traits. Forbes wrote “Dahomey and the Dahomans” for further reference.

1650 – The Plymouth colony court found Sara Norman guilty of lewd behavior on a bed with Mary Hammon. She was given a warning and ordered to publicly acknowledge her unchaste behavior. The death penalty in Plymouth applied only to sex between men. Sarah White Norman and Mary Vincent Hammon were prosecuted for “lewd behavior with each other upon a bed”; their trial documents are the only known record of sex between female English colonists in North America in the 17th century. Hammon was only admonished, perhaps because she was younger than sixteen, but in 1650 Norman was convicted and required to acknowledge publicly her “unchaste behavior” with Hammon, as well as warned against future offenses. This may be the only conviction for lesbianism in American history.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

1961

Joan Baez released her album Volume Two.  and the single “Banks of the Ohio”

1969 – A National Institute of Mental Health study, chaired by Dr. Evelyn Hooker, urges government bodies to decriminalize private sex acts between consenting adults.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971

Joan Baez achieved a fifth week at #1 on the Easy Listening chart and # 3 on the pop chart with one of the top songs of the year in that format–“The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”.

1973 – Dr. Howard Brown, former New York City health administrator, comes out. He later becomes director of the National Gay Task Force.

1977: Glenn Burke, the first openly gay man to play in Major League Baseball, invented the high five in front of 46,000 fans at Dodger Stadium. Despite misconceptions that Jason Collins was the first openly gay player in a major pro sport, Burke was reportedly “comfortably out to his teammates and friends” — the press just wasn’t ready for it.

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

1985: Rock Hudson, a leading Hollywood actor, became the major first celebrity to dies of AIDS-related complications. A friend of Ronald Reagan, Hudson’s death proved to be a catalyst that changed public perception surrounding the AIDS epidemic and the individuals affected by it. Until the actor’s death, the mainstream media had largely ignored the AIDS crisis, with it existing in the realm of public consciousness as the “gay plague.”

1987 – The Minnesota Supreme Court refuses to rule on the constitutionality of the state’s sodomy law, which allows the law to remain on the books.

1987 – Commissioner John Markl of Traverse City Michigan resigns after Cindy and Dean Robb organize a petition campaign to demand that he be recalled after making homophobic remarks. The couple called his resignation a victory for civil and human rights. According to Dean Robb, nearly all of the volunteers he and his wife organized to get signatures were heterosexual.

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

1990, UK – Metropolitan police met with members of the London direct action group OutRage to discuss their concerns after several actions are directed at UK law enforcement agencies.

1997 – Variety magazine objected to the Motion Picture Association of America’s decision to give the movie Bent an NC-17 rating, pointing out that the sex scenes were far less graphic than heterosexual sex scenes in movies which receive R ratings.

1999: California Governor Gray Davis signed three pro-gay bills into legislation. One of these bills was titled the “The California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act of 2000,” which sought to legally incorporate LGBT-inclusive education into public schools.

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

2003

A pair of trousers worn in 1984 by the late Queen star Freddie Mercury were sold to the Hard Rock Cafe for £4,230 at a Christie’s auction of pop memorabilia held in London, England. A wooden sculpture of a cupboard, designed by John Lennon, claimed the highest price of the day, £28,200. Hundreds of items related to The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix also went under the hammer at the sale.

2013

Three LGBT Events That Took Place On October 2 | HuffPosthttps://www.huffpost.com › entry › october-2-lgbt-hist…Oct. 2, 2013 — Three LGBT Events That Took Place On October 2 · 1977: Glenn Burke, the first openly gay man to play in Major League Baseball, invented the high …

2013

Little Richard revealed that he had suffered a recent heart attack while at home with his family. The Rock ‘n’ Roll legend hadn’t performed since nearly collapsing on stage during a gig in Washington, D.C. during the summer of 2012.

Cher achieved her highest charting solo album ever when “Closer To The Truth” reached #3 in America. The only time she placed a record higher was in 1965 when she and Sonny Bono reached #2 with “Look At Us”, an LP that featured the hit single “I Got You Babe”

2014 – The first transgender bodybuilding competition in the U.S. is held during the FTM Fitness’ First Annual Conference in Atlanta. Shan Stinson, a former Marine, is crowned the first winner.

Blogger Nina Notes: separate sports categories are needs to ensure women of all sexualities’ have sports to play and sports role models

2021

this is a meme I made a few years back

https://www.rawstory.com/pat-robertson-700-club/‘Apostle of Hate’: Internet celebrates as anti-LGBTQ televangelist Pat Robertson announces retirement – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent JournalismConspiracy theorist, anti-LGBTQ activist, religious extremist, right wing media mogul, and conservative televangelist Pat Robertson announced on Friday he is stepping down from his role as host of “The 700 Club.” And while his Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) is calling it “60 Years of History-M…www.rawstory.com

“What 9-year-old kid today can’t access Pornhub or whatever they want, you know what I mean?”

https://www.coastreporter.net/the-mix/wyoming-librarians-under-fire-for-books-about-sex-lgbtq-4479339Wyoming librarians under fire for books about sex, LGBTQ – Coast ReporterCHEYENNE, Wyo.www.coastreporter.net

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/ebay-onlyfans-trump-s-anti-sex-internet-crusade-silencing-lgbtq-ncna1278927From eBay to OnlyFans, Trump’s anti-sex internet crusade is silencing LGBTQ cultureFrom eBay to OnlyFans, Trump’s anti-sex internet crusade is silencing LGBTQ culture — from leather magazines to lesbian archives to TikTok and social mediawww.nbcnews.com

preferred pronouns is not the same as learning the actual history of the nation

part of the trans lobby is the co-opting of other demographics oppression

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/lgbtq-newspaper-publisher-proclaims-no-one-gives-hoot-woke-gender-identity/LGBTQ newspaper publisher proclaims “no one gives a hoot” about “woke” gender identity / LGBTQ NationTJ Montemer, the owner of The Pride LA newspaper, made the comments condemning a schoolteacher that asked their students what their pronouns were…www.lgbtqnation.com

so putting at risk youth where predators can low barrier access them?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/09/30/dc-lgbtq-shelter-covenant-house/Covenant House opening new low-barrier shelter for LGBTQ youthsThe Shine shelter is opening Friday afternoon in the Deanwood neighborhood of Northeast Washington.www.washingtonpost.com

it is a good intention but a bizarre idea

why not increase security so everyone is safer?

https://www.wionews.com/world/diversity-spaces-germany-reserves-parking-spots-for-lgbt-community-and-migrants-417550‘Diversity spaces’: Germany reserves parking spots for LGBT community and migrants, World News | wionews.comA car park in Germany decided to show its support to the LGBTQ community and migrants by painting a rainbow flag on one of its walls and reserving specific parking spots.

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LGBTQ2 for August 20

1308, France –

Jacques de Molay (1243 – March 18, 1314), the leader of the Knights Templar, who denied sexual relations with two of his servants, finally admits to it. He was the 23rd and last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, leading the Order from April 20, 1292 until it was dissolved by order of Pope Clement V in 1307.Though little is known of his actual life and deeds except for his last years as Grand Master, he is one of the best known Templars.

1881 –

Dr. E.C. Spitzka of New York presents the case of Lord Cornbury, the colonial governor of New York and New Jersey in the early 1700’s, in a Chicago medical journal. Cornbury frequently appeared in public wearing female clothing. Spitzka describes Cornbury as a sexual pervert, “a degraded, hypocritical and utterly immoral being.”

1882

Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” debuted in Moscow.

1916

The New York Times publishes a review of Edward Carpenter’s (August 29, 1844 – June 28, 1929) autobiography. Carpenter’s book was among the earliest in which an author self-identified as homosexual. He was an English socialist poetphilosopheranthologist, and early activist for rights for homosexuals.

August 20, 1965

Davy Jones & The Lower Third released the single ‘You’ve Got a Habit of Leaving’ the last song that David Bowie (born David Jones), released before changing his name to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of The Monkees, and the first of two singles that he recorded with The Lower Third after leaving his previous band, The Manish Boys.

1969

“Staircase,” a film in which Rex Harrison and Richard Burton play lovers, has its world premiere. The film, like the play, is about an aging gay couple who own a barber shop in the East End of London. One of them is a part-time actor about to go on trial for propositioning a police officer. The action takes place over the course of one night as they discuss their loving but often volatile past together and possible future without each other. t was panned by most critics, including Roger Ebert, who gave it one star in his review and called it “an unpleasant exercise in bad taste. Rarely seen on television, the film was broadcast by Turner Classic Movies during its June 2007 tribute to gay cinema.

1977

Syndicated columnist Mike Royko includes Anita Bryant on a list of the ten most obnoxious people in America.

Barbra Streisand topped the Adult Contemporary chart for a fourth week with “My Heart Belongs to Me”.

1978 –

Ronald Reagan announces his opposition to the Briggs Initiative in California, which sought to ban homosexuals or anyone who was supportive of gay rights from being employed as a public school teacher. The Briggs Initiative, on the ballot as Prop 6, failed.

1979

Canada – Seven men staged Gay Sit-in for Justice in the office of Ontario Attorney General Roy McMurtry to demand a meeting about police and legal harassment of the gay community.

Canada – At the Sarnia, Ontario/Port Huron, the Michigan international bridge, lesbians on their way to the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival were harassed or turned back by U.S. Immigration officials. Formal complaints were made on behalf of Canadian women by the National Gay Task Force (NGLTF).

1983

The Eurythmics remained at 2 for the third week with their biggest career hit “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”.  the Human League was at #8–“(Keep Feeling) Fascination”, Taco reached #9 with “Puttin on the Ritz” and Culture Club had another Top 10 with “I’ll Tumble 4 (sic) Ya”.

Madness, Joan Jett, The Police and R.E.M. all appeared at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.

1987

The New York State Consumer Protection Board announces that a one-month supply of AZT costs consumers anywhere from $900 to $3,000, depending on where it was purchased.

1988

Elton John took a turn at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with his eighth #1 AC hit–“I Don’t Wanna’ Go On With You Like That”.

on the USA pop chart – George Michael’s “Monkey’ made an 8-2 move;  Elton John’s 47th hit and 23rd Top 10–“I Don’t Wanna’ Go On With You Like That” was at #4 with at 9 “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses and Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” moved into the Top 10.

1992

Iran – More than 90 gay men were arrested at a private party in Iran. Under Iranian law, homosexuals can be sentenced to death with the testimony of four men.

2001

A federal judge rules that Florida’s law banning lesbians and gays from adopting children is valid, saying the state has a legitimate interest in allowing only married heterosexual couples to adopt. The law is considered the nation’s toughest ban on gay adoptions, prohibiting adoptions by any gay or lesbian individual or couple. Anita Bryant’s hate-based Save Our Children campaign in Dade County branded all gays as pedophiles.

2021

https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-58271187LGBT in Afghanistan: ‘I could be killed on the spot’ – BBC NewsA gay student from Kabul tells Newsbeat how life has changed under the Taliban.www.bbc.com

https://www.euronews.com/travel/2021/08/20/polish-region-wants-to-remain-an-lgbt-free-zone-despite-risking-millions-in-eu-fundsPolish region wants to remain an ‘LGBT-free’ zone despite risking millions in EU funds | EuronewsPolish region wants to stay ‘LGBT-free’ despite risking EU fundswww.euronews.com

meanwhile..

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/08/18/drag-race-uk-victoria-scone/Six things you need to know about Drag Race UK’s Victoria SconeDrag Race UK has made herstory by casting the franchise first cisgender woman performer Victoria Scone, and she’s here to break some moulds.www.pinknews.co.uk

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