LGBTQ2 for September 5

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1954, UK – Violet Ellen Katherine Jones pretends to be a man so that she may marry Joan Lee in the Catholic Church. Rev. D. Clark performs the ceremony but then informs the Bishop of his suspicions. The couple is caught and taken to court where they admit to making false statements on their marriage license. They’re fined £25.

September 5, 1957

Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” was first published.

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

1967 – The television series N.Y.P.D. was the first series in America to air an episode with a gay theme. It was entitled “Shakedown.” The police track down a man blackmailing gay men, prompting several suicides.

1969 – Unitarian Universalist minister James Stoll (January 18, 1936 – December 8, 1994) is the first ordained minister in the U.S. or Canada to publically come out. He did so at the annual Continental Conference of Student Religious Liberals on September 5, 1969 at the La Foret Conference Center near Colorado Springs, Colorado. He led the effort that convinced the Unitarian Universalist Association to pass the first-ever gay rights resolution, in 1970. He also founded the first counseling center for gays and lesbians in San Francisco, then, in the 1970s, he established the first hospice on Maui. He was president of the San Francisco chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union in 1990s. He died at the age of 58 from complications of heart and lung disease, exacerbated by obesity and a lifelong smoking habit.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970, Columbia – Columbia “decriminalizes” “homosexual behavior,” changing it from a felony to a misdemeanor. The maximum penalty is reduced to “only” three years.

Janis Joplin started recording sessions recording a version of the Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster song ‘Me and Bobby McGee’. Joplin, (who was a lover and a friend of Kristofferson’s from the beginning of her career to her death), topped the US singles chart with the song in 1971 after her death, making the song the second posthumous No.1 single in US chart history after ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay’ by Otis Redding.

1975

David Bowie with his biggest career hit “Fame” at #7 on the song charts USA

while the LP charts:  Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John fell to 2 while Janis Ian enjoyed the biggest album of her career with Between the Lines.  

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

1981

Soft Cell were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of ‘Tainted Love.’ The song had been a hit for Gloria Jones in 1964.

1987, Netherlands – The Homomonument, a pink granite triangle memorial to LGBT victims of the Nazis, is dedicated in Amsterdam. The Homomonument is a memorial in the center of Amsterdam and commemorates all gay men and lesbians who have been subjected to persecution because of their homosexuality. Opened on September 5, 1987, it takes the form of three large pink triangles made of granite, set into the ground so as to form a larger triangle, on the bank of the Keizersgracht canal near the historic Westerkerk church. The Homomonument was designed to “inspire and support lesbians and gays in their struggle against denial, oppression and discrimination.” It was the first monument in the world to commemorate gays and lesbians who were killed by the Nazis. Later, similar monuments were created in a number of cities all around the world.

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

1991 – ACT UP activists unfurl a giant condom at the home of N.C. Senator Jesse Helms who opposed sex education and AIDS research funding. Helms wrote the law barring HIV+ people from entering the U.S. That law was repealed in 2012.

1997

Elton John sang an updated version of “Candle In The Wind” at the funeral of England’s Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey in London.  The song, which was named “Candle In The Wind ’97”  would go on to become one of the top-selling singles of all-time.

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

Sept 5, 2007 – Principal Genna Suraci starts the school year at the Port Ewen, NY Career & Technical Center uneventfully, like any other school year. Over the summer, she’d officially transitioned from Gary to Genna. The school apparently took in stride their transsexual leader’s transition. Student Kaitlyn Walker, 17, was quoted in the New York Times saying, “It doesn’t matter what happened, it’s the person inside. It’s the same person. It doesn’t really matter if you change the outside.”

Blogger Nina Notes: for public square access and humans rights, it should not. Where this does matter is in personal relationships, which are not subject to human rights.

2016

An asteroid was named after Freddie Mercury to mark what would have been the singer’s 70th birthday. The Queen frontman has had his name attached to Asteroid 17473, which was discovered in 1991 – the year he died. Queen guitarist Brian May told a gathering of 1,250 fans at Montreux Casino in Switzerland that the asteroid would now be known as Asteroid 17473 Freddiemercury.

2021

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/grace-pentecostal-church-bonavista-service-1.6162601Bonavista church under fire after open-air service criticized abortion, LGBT community | CBC NewsA video of an open air church service in Bonavista is getting attention on social media after the minister attacked abortion, gender diversity and gay marriage.www.cbc.ca

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1112557/european-games-host-krakow-anti-lgbt-euEuropean Games host refusal to withdraw anti-LGBT resolution put funding at riskThe Council in Malopolska, which includes Kraków, has voted to re-affirm its status as an “LGBT-free zone”, despite the European Union threatening to remove billions of euros in funding which could affect preparations for the 2023 European Games which it is due to stage.www.insidethegames.biz

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/life/polands-chief-rabbi-michael-schudrich-condemns-lgbt-free-zones/Poland’s chief rabbi Michael Schudrich condemns “LGBT-free zones”Poland’s chief rabbi Michael Schudrich has spoken out against the country’s harmful LGBT-free zones in a new statement.www.gaytimes.co.uk

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/society/article/3147602/local-walking-tour-takes-deep-dive-world-hong-kongs-lgbtA walk beneath the rainbow umbrella in Hong KongHong Kong Free Tours takes people to various places significant to the local LGBT community; stops include Court of Final Appeal and Lan Kwai Fong.www.scmp.com

https://time.com/6095374/switzerland-gay-marriage/Tens of Thousands Protest for Gay Marriage in Switzerland | Timeens of thousands protested in Switzerland on Saturday for the legalization of same-sex marriage in the Alpine country.time.com

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/chennai-parents-of-lgbt-kids-reach-out-to-support-groups-helpline/articleshow/85945248.cmsChennai: Parents of LGBT kids reach out to support groups, helpline | Chennai News – Times of IndiaThree years ago, *Prema’s child told her she identified as non-binary. But it was in July this year the 52-year-old decided to attend a support grouptimesofindia.indiatimes.com

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Today in LGBT History – September 5 | Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Daily Elvis: September 5

August 4 for LGBTQ2

1875

Hans Christian Andersen dies of liver cancer at age 70.

Gay Love Letters through the Centuries: Hans Christian …http://rictornorton.co.uk › andersen

Andersen’s biographer, Elias Bredsdorff, in 1993 used diaries to argue that Andersen never had sexual intercourse but was a compulsive masturbator; Bredsdorff …

The Little Mermaid Is Really About Unrequited Gay Love | by …https://medium.com › lessons-from-history › the-little-…

Hans Christian Andersen was many things. A prolific writer. A keen traveler. A famous poet. Master of literary fairy tales. An anxiety-ridden mess.

1958

at #10 on the usa Charts “Fever”, the great song from Peggy Lee.

1962

Richard Chamberlain reached #10 on the usa song chart with the “Theme From “Dr. Kildare”.

1979

on the pop “Bad Girls” by Donna Summer prevailed at #1 for a fourth week Anita Ward with “Ring My Bell” was #3, Barbra Streisand moved up strong with “The Main Event/Fight” at #4 Donna Summer’s powerful “Hot Stuff” was at 9

2021

women will be not in the top sports anymore. that is the impact

there needs to be a transgender sports category

https://globalnews.ca/video/8083905/what-impact-will-canadian-transgender-non-binary-olympic-soccer-player-have-on-diversity-in-sportWhat impact will Canadian transgender, non-binary Olympic soccer player have on diversity in sport | Watch News Videos OnlineWatch What impact will Canadian transgender, non-binary Olympic soccer player have on diversity in sport Video Online, on GlobalNews.caglobalnews.ca

non binary and trans are distinct from women and men…

so why is everything shifting to heterosexual men and everyone else under woman, now an umbrella term?

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/08/03/eurovision-roxen-non-binary-coming-out-tiktok/Eurovision star Roxen comes out as non-binary in powerfully frank chat with fansEurovision star Roxen has come out as non-binary in a powerful, open conversation with fans on TikTok.www.pinknews.co.uk

word wanking does not alter objective reality

cultural roles are not gender

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/08/02/alok-vaid-menon-non-binary/Non-binary author Alok Vaid-Menon expertly deconstructs gender in powerful clipNon-binary author and poet Alok Vaid-Menon brilliantly deconstructed gender in a viral Instagram video, catching the attention of thousands.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/filipino-nonbinary-tagalog-language-1.6119416How non-binary Filipinos reconcile their identities with their language’s lack of LGBT terms | CBC NewsNon-binary Filipino are pushing for more discussion on how the Tagalog language can develop to be more inclusive of LGBT people.www.cbc.ca

not everyone who is LGB or T is a good or nice person,

just as not all heterosexual are awful

this fictional character who behaves poorly to women is not redeemed by being bisexual

https://www.polygon.com/22607424/my-hero-academia-memes-bisexual-mineta-manga-animeBisexual My Hero Academia character polarizes fans, spawns memes – PolygonA character from the popular anime and manga series My Hero Academia, Minoru Mineta, seems to have come out as bisexual in the latest chapter of the manga. Because Mineta is also one of the most hated characters in the series, fans are now making memes to make fun of the situation.www.polygon.com

freedom FROM religion is needed, not more for religion

https://www.advocate.com/religion/2021/8/02/biden-nominates-lesbian-rabbi-religious-freedom-commissionBiden Nominates Lesbian Rabbi to Religious Freedom CommissionRabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, leader of LGBTQ-focused Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, provides a contrast to Donald Trump’s homophobic appointees.www.advocate.com

lesbians are valid and in need of role models

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/08/teen-punished-saying-shes-lesbian-school-bus-gets-actual-justice/Teen punished for saying she’s a lesbian on the school bus gets actual justice / LGBTQ NationThe bus driver and the school’s principal lost their jobs…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.thesun.co.uk/dear-deidre/15769919/lesbian-affair-question-whether-stay-married/A lesbian affair is making me question my marriageDEAR DEIDRE: ANOTHER woman has made me feel alive again. I love my husband but I’m not sure I want to stay married to him. We got together when I was in my teens. I’m 36 and my husband’s 41. We’ve …www.thesun.co.uk

june 20 for lgbtq2

June 20, 1969

David Bowie recorded ‘Space Oddity’ at Trident Studios London. a song he wrote after seeing the 1968 Stanley Kubrick movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. The tune will top the UK chart in November, 1975 and reach #15 in America. The track went on to become a UK No.1 when re-released in 1975. Written about the launch of Major Tom, a fictional astronaut; Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the songs ‘Ashes to Ashes’, ‘Hallo Spaceboy’ and his last single – an Elvis Presley nod – ‘Blackstar’.

June 20, 1973

The 20th anniversary show of American BandstandNeil Diamond appeared  along with Little Richard, Cheech And Chong, Paul Revere And The Raiders and Three Dog Night.

1986

Elton John, Phil Collins, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, George Michael and Dire Straits appeared at the Prince’s Trust Rock Gala in London.

1995

George Jones and Tammy Wynette, who divorced in 1975 after six years of marriage, release an album together called One and also go on tour.

2006

Billy Preston‘s funeral is held at the Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, California. Among the mourners are Little RichardAndrae CrouchDella ReeseThe Temptations‘ Ali-Ollie Woodson and Joe Cocker, who sings his Preston-penned hit “You Are So Beautiful.”

2019

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

2021

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2021/06/20/soccer/kumi-yokoyama-comes-out-lgbtq/Soccer player Kumi Yokoyama comes out as transgender: ‘It would be harder to live closeted’ | The Japan TimesThe former Nadeshiko Japan striker, who plays for the NWSL’s Washington Spirit, has received a flood of support from athletes and LGBTQ advocates following their announcement on Saturday.www.japantimes.co.jp

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2021/06/19/veterans-gender-affirmation-surgery/VA plans to offer gender-confirmation surgery to transgender veterans, reversing banThe secretary also announced that VA would change the name of the Veterans Health Administration’s LGBT health program to the LGBTQ+ Health Program to reflect inclusiveness.www.washingtonpost.com

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/culture/aulii-cravalho-discusses-coming-out-as-bisexual-in-new-interview/Auli’i Cravalho discusses coming out as bisexual in new interviewRise star Auli’i Cravalho has opened up about her sexuality and coming out journey and in a brand new interview. www.gaytimes.co.uk

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/06/19/bisexual-student-josh-ormond-homophobic-attack-liverpool/Bisexual student battered in ‘unprovoked and completely random’ homophobic attackA bisexual student was left bloodied and bruised in a horrific “unprovoked homophobic attack” after he was seen dancing with a friend.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.cp24.com/world/warsaw-gay-pride-parade-back-after-backlash-pandemic-1.5477702Warsaw gay pride parade back after backlash, pandemic | CP24.comThe largest gay pride parade in central Europe took place again in Warsaw on Saturday for the first time in two years after a pandemic-induced break – and amid a backlash in Poland and Hungary against LGBT rights.www.cp24.com

meanwhile in the usa, where vehicular manslaughter is now legal in some usa states:

https://www.connectradio.fm/2021/06/20/1-dead-after-people-hit-by-truck-at-south-florida-gay-pride-march/1 dead after people hit by truck at South Florida gay pride march | Connect FM | Local News Radio | Dubois, PA1 dead after people hit by truck at South Florida gay pride marchwww.connectradio.fm

cater to a niche market for publicity: rainbow capitalism

https://www.timesnownews.com/the-buzz/article/kids-letter-asking-for-non-binary-pokemon-goes-viral-nintendo-calls-it-an-awesome-idea/773332Non-Binary Pokemon| Kid’s letter asking for non-binary Pokemon goes viral, Nintendo calls it an ‘awesome idea’ | Trending & Viral Newswww.timesnownews.com

welcome to not a new problem at all,

some bisexual, gay men and lesbians can pass for straight and many of us did not fit into what others thought men or women were

transpersons also experience this

as well as some heterosexual women who are not traditionally feminine.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/gendered-bathrooms-first-person-1.6058277Not fitting into the gender binary makes public washrooms my enemy | CBC NewsEvery time Zann Foth has to choose between a men’s or women’s bathroom, they are put in a compromising situation. As a result, they almost always bring a friend with them. But they wish they didn’t need an escort every time they had to pee.www.cbc.ca

https://www.cbr.com/queer-lgbtq-manga-past-decade/10 Amazing Queer Manga From The Past Decade | CBRCheck out these recent & fantastic queer manga hits.www.cbr.com

mean while in Canada

https://www.cbc.ca/arts/montreal-was-home-to-the-first-known-queer-magazine-in-north-america-from-1918-1920-1.6069620Montreal was home to the first known queer magazine in North America from 1918-1920 | CBC ArtsLes Mouches Fantastiques wasn’t a perfect piece of art — and that reminds us that not every part of queer history has to be.www.cbc.ca

https://www.nerdsandbeyond.com/2021/06/20/fade-into-you-how-cruel-summer-gives-its-queer-characters-a-happy-ending/Fade Into You: How ‘Cruel Summer’ Gives Its Queer Characters a Happy Ending – Nerds and BeyondContributors: Jules, Brianna Freeform’s Cruel Summer is the smash hit everyone is talking about (and watching: it’s Freeform’s biggest audience ever). From jaw-dropping plot twists to those 1990s fashion trends, it serves up nostalgia while pulling viewers into its central mystery. But one aspect of Cruel Summer that is refreshingly in the here-and-now is its […]www.nerdsandbeyond.com

yes, it means we can participate and create more without fear of loss of careers, homes or being assaulted, raped or murdered

https://www.tor.com/2021/06/15/is-there-a-queer-future-without-queerphobia/Is There a Queer Future Without Queerphobia?We live in a world still blighted by homophobia and transphobia, regardless of the advances of recent years. I could point to the growing number of anti-trans laws, the fact that 59% of queer and t…www.tor.com

the Spice Girls were faux lesbians and marketted much like The Beatles – as if they were roommates on a The Monkees tv show.

Heterosexuals are not the best use of gay, bisexual, lesbians or trans entertainment dollars when we all need our own role models.

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/celebrity/article/3137699/queer-spice-10-times-spice-girls-showed-pride-their-lgbtQueer Spice: 10 times the Spice Girls showed PrideFrom Victoria Beckham’s fashion collection to song lyric changes and Mel B and Geri Horner’s lesbian affair revelations, here are just a few reasons why the Spice Girls became LGBTQ+ iconswww.scmp.com

june 13 for lgbtq2

June 13, 1958

“High School Confidential,” starring Russ Tamblyn, Jan Sterling, John Drew Barrymore, Diane Jergens, Mamie Van Doren, Ray Anthony, Michael Landon, and featuring Jerry Lee Lewis performing the title song, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

1964

“People” became Barbra Streisand’s first Top 10 of her storied career.

June 13, 1973

At RCA Studio B in Nashville, Dolly Parton recorded her composition “I Will Always Love You,” inspired by her professional partner and mentor Porter Wagoner, whom she was leaving at the time in order to begin a solo career.

1978

The movie version of “Grease,” starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, and Jeff Conaway, had its world premiere in New York City.

1981It was week #5 at the top for Kim Carnes’ smash “Bette Davis Eyes”.


1987
Whitney Houston started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with her second LP Whitney. With this album, Houston set various records on the US charts. Houston became female artist, to debut at No.1 with an album and its first four singles, ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)’, ‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All’, ‘So Emotional’ and ‘Where Do Broken Hearts Go’, all peaked at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her the first female artist to achieve that feat.

1988

The biggest charity Rock concert since Live Aid three years earlier took place at London’s Wembley Stadium to denounce South African apartheid. Among the performers were Sting, Stevie Wonder, Bryan Adams, George Michael, Whitney Houston and Dire Straits. Half of the more than $3 million US in proceeds from the event went towards anti-apartheid activities in Britain. The rest was donated to children’s charities in southern Africa.

1992

Law enforcement officials in Texas call for a ban on Ice-T’s “Cop Killer” LP. Following the publicity, sales double on the West Coast and in Texas. In an ironic twist, Ice-T (real name: Tracy Morrow) would land a role on the TV police drama, Law and Order in 1999, portraying Odafin “Fin” Tutuola, a former undercover narcotics officer transferred to the Special Victims Unit.

Future U.S. President Bill Clinton criticized Sister Souljah for making remarks “filled with hatred” towards whites.

Blogger Nina Notes: the oppressed calling out oppressors is not the same as oppressors oppressing.

2000

Sinead O’Connor releases Faith and Courage, her first studio album in six years.

2002

Michael JacksonBarry Manilow, Sting, Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson were honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York.

2019

Lisa Marie Presley’s ‘Tea Time’ Photo With All 4 Children Continues to Draw AttentionLisa Marie Presley might not post photos of her life as frequently as other celebrity users on social media, but one photo shared to her account most recently continues to draw in a barrage of comments from fans.On April 18, Presley took to Instagram to share a rare snapshot of all her four […]

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2021

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/06/13/vice-president-harris-joins-d-c-pride-walk-makes-history/Vice President Harris joins D.C. Pride Wal

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/biden-pulse-national-memorial-1.6063880Biden to name Pulse nightclub a national memorial 5 years after mass shooting | CBC NewsU.S. President Joe Biden said on the fifth anniversary of a mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that he will sign a bill naming the site as a national memorial.www.cbc.ca

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/13/owen-hurcum-bangor-wales-worlds-first-non-binary-mayorIntroducing ‘their worship’, the world’s first non-binary mayor | LGBT rights | The GuardianStudent Owen Hurcum is ‘humbled’ to serve the oldest city in Wales, and aims to put Bangor’s peacocks on the map

https://www.irishpost.com/news/lgbt-pride-flags-cut-down-in-waterford-for-second-time-214160LGBT Pride flags cut down in Waterford for second time | The Irish PostPRIDE FLAGS erected in Waterford to celebrate Pride month, as well as to mark last weekend’s Prid…www.irishpost.com

the woman is not all those letters:

the four letters do not refer to any induvial, but four identifiable groups.

which is not really the issue, given she is missing and likely going to be murdered

by heterosexual men

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/chechnya-lgbt-woman-abducted-shelter-b1864208.htmlFears for LGBT woman linked to Chechen ruler after her abduction by police in raid on refuge | The IndependentKhalimat Taramova’s family is said to be close to Chechnya’s tyrannical presidentwww.independent.co.uk

May 19 for LGBTQ2

May 19, 1972

Elton John released the album Honky Chateau in the U.K.

May 19, 1975

Elton John’s “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy” album was released U.S. It was the first album to be certified a million-seller on its first day of release. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which certifies official album sales, reports that the album was released May 19, and the RIAA certified the album Gold on May 21.  As great an album as ‘Captain Fantastic’ is, it is physically impossible for an album to be certified Gold if it hasn’t been released yet.  The LP’s Platinum status was certified in 1993.

1978

The disco film “Thank God It’s Friday,” starring Debra Winger, Jeff Goldblum, Donna Summer, Valerie Landsburg, Chick Vennera, and Terri Nunn,  premiered in New York City.

1979

The closest thing to a Beatles’ reunion happened when Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr played together at Eric Clapton’s wedding reception The bride, Patti Boyd, was formerly married to George Harrison. Joining them for a jam session were Clapton, Mick Jagger and Ginger Baker. . The all-star band ran through old Little Richard and Eddie Cochran songs.

ABBA started a four week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Voulez-Vous’ the group’s fourth No.1 album.

on the USA LP charts  We Are Family from Sister Sledge at #7 and Go West by the Village People at 8

1990

Madonna started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Vogue’. Originally planned as a B-side, it became the singers eighth US No.1 and seventh UK No.1 hit.

“Vogue” became Madonna’s eighth #1 song on this date, taking over from “Nothing Compares 2 (sic) U (sic) by Sinead O’Connor. 

1998

Sonny And Cher receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, seventeen months after Sonny was killed in a skiing accident.

2001

The $20 million waterpark Dollywood’s Splash Countryopened on 25 acres near the Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

2018

Elton John performed at the wedding reception of England’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, playing “Your Song”, “Tiny Dancer”, “Circle of Life” and “I’m Still Standing”.

2021

https://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/demi-lovato-says-they-are-non-binary-and-changing-their-pronouns-1.5434167Demi Lovato says they are non-binary and changing their pronouns | CTV NewsSinger Demi Lovato has revealed they are non-binary and are changing their pronouns, telling fans they are ‘proud’ to make the change after ‘a lot of self-reflective work.’www.ctvnews.ca

Queer for May 5

May 5, 1973

David Bowie scored his first UK No.1 album when ‘Aladdin Sane’ started a five-week run at the top, featuring the single ‘Drive In Saturday’. The follow-up to his breakthrough The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, the name of the album is a pun on “A Lad Insane”.

2010

Sonny and Cher‘s only child, who was born Chastity Sun Bono, appeared in a Santa Monica, California court where a judge signed off on an official gender and name change. The judge ruled that the gender reassignment is complete.

When Drag Really Is

Gender Equality includes gender not being a costume in the same way ethnicity is not a costume – especially when the ones for women tend to the slatternly; and in the case of drag, toxic femininity rather than empowered

Gay Men, rejected from the heterosexual men’s club – the club that so excludes women that it has only been in recent centuries have women played women in theatre, and later radio, television and movies.

Heterosexual women eventually being legally citizens enough to vote across the western nations, with eventual access to post secondary education for professions, which eventually was the purpose of university rather than husband hunting.

from the early Suffragettes, many of whom where “spinsters” and frequently roommates. eh. to the 1970s, when equal pay for equal work and abortion resulted in more equality for some in some western nations

when The Personal is Political

in 2021, I read a group chat on a social media site

between a young queerling fan of the RuPaul Drag show

an older gay man expressed his discomfort with the having been slured by heteromen as being a woman

the younger queerling had dismissed my comment that drag was problematic and assured me that my opinion was respected,

I pointed out that I had not stated it. which I did the next day and repost here:

given women did not used to be allowed to perform, most of theatre has been drag – which is the core of the problem.

drag queens are toxic femininity , while drag king is a male celebration.. and then there is the drag/trans debate like bi being a phase and bi vs pan.

i think it is time to say gender is not a costume and not performative.

The older gay man:

Interesting. I was about to ask what you thought of drag king performances, but you already answered it. Wow most of theatre… You’re right. I had never made that connection.

and then me:

women have been excluded from the public square, education and professions.

the last thing we need is Dustin Hoffman in a dress telling us to be more like hetero men, who are the historic problem in every culture for hetero women and lgbtq2

The Tootsie Problem

i understand from a google search that drag now also includes furries and plants to non humanoid.

Queer for April 10, with allies


1927
George Antheil presented the scaled-down version of his “Ballet Mécanique” at Carnegie Hall in New York City. It was the first symphonic work that used an airplane propeller and other mechanical contraptions not normally associated with the ballet.


1962

Film director Michael Curtiz died of cancer at 75. (Casablanca, The Adventures of Robin Hood, White Christmas, Mildred Pierce, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Captain Blood, The Sea Wolf, The Sea Hawk, Angels with Dirty Faces, Life with Father, Young Man with a Horn, Passage to Marseille, King Creole, The Comancheros, I’ll See You in My Dreams, The Charge of the Light Brigade, The Jazz Singer, Mission to Moscow)


1970

Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin teamed up for the first time on the album Elton John, which was released on this date.


former #1 “Me And Bobby McGee” by Janis Joplin was now #6,


1978
Cher appeared on the cover of “People” with her boyfriend Gene Simmons (Kiss).

1982

The Go Go’s edged up to #2 with “We Got The Beat”
Vangelis hitting #3 with “Chariots Of Fire – Titles”.
Olivia Newton-John at #5 with “Make A Move On Me”


1985
Madonna kicked off her very first North American tour by playing the first of three nights at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Washington. The Beastie Boys opened for Madonna on this 40-date Virgin Tour.


2009
“Hannah Montana: The Movie,” starring Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment and Billy Ray Cyrus, opened in U.S. and Canadian theaters.

queer for april 4

queer for april 4
1970

Janis Joplin reunited with Big Brother & the Holding Company at a concert in San Francisco, California.


1974

Streisand makes a formal offer is made to Elvis about “Star Is Born.” and the Colonel responds with a counter offer for Elvis’ services on the 14, which was subsequently rejected.

Blogger Nina notes: the recent Lady Gaga remake would have been more interesting if Elvis had been impersonated rather than Kristofferson copied)


1977
ABBA received a Gold record for the album Arrival.


1981

Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb remained on top of the Adult Contemporary chart for the fourth week with “What Kind Of Fool”. the 44th career hit for Barbra Streisand and the 38th for Barry Gibb.


1985
The Eurythmics released the single “Would I Lie To You”.

(Blogger Nina notes The Eurythmics are including owing to the 1980s GenderFuck decade where Mr Annie Lennox and Ms Boy George freaked out the mainstream, still in shock over David Bowie, Elton John and Freddy Mercury)


1989
Pepsi-Cola announces that it will no longer run the commercial that features Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” after religious groups in the US protest. They would continue to broadcast the ad in Canada.


1998
Madonna’s “Frozen” peaked at #2, tying her with Elvis Presley and Creedence Clearwater Revival for the most #2 hits in the Rock Era. Blogger Nina Notes. 1956 and 1957 were no longer counted in this decade to favour current artists.


2016

It was reported that David Bowie had dominated the UK album charts for the first quarter of 2016. Bowie had the most entries to the chart with six albums in the top 40, after fans sought out his music in the wake of his death in January with his final album Blackstar becoming the second best selling album of the year so far, (behind Adele’s 25).

2021

https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/non-binary-cree-artist-angel-baribeau-releases-new-album-video-featuring-lgbtq-youth/Angel Baribeau releases new album, video featuring LGBTQ youthCree artist Angel Baribeau’s latest video, released last month, is called I Wish We Were Older and explores young love.www.aptnnews.ca

The Who and How of Harm

The Who CAUSES the harm from genocide and oppression to outsourced genocide aka suicide:

they seek forgiveness for oppression that they do not apologize or take responsibility for.

https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2020/18-december/news/uk/interfaith-declaration-seeks-forgiveness-for-harm-caused-to-lgbt-peopleInterfaith declaration seeks forgiveness for harm caused to LGBT peopleMORE than 370 religious leaders around the world have signed a new declaration which seeks forgivene…www.churchtimes.co.uk

calling out the bullies is not bullying.

it is holding religion accountable for the horrifying actions of oppression and genocide they are entirely responsible for.

https://www.law.com/dailybusinessreview/2020/12/15/church-being-bullied-as-anti-lgbt-hate-group-amazon-splc-are-defendants-in-lawsuit/Church Being Bullied as Anti-LGBT Hate Group? Amazon, SPLC Are Defendants in Lawsuit | Daily Business ReviewThe oral arguments were fraught with clashing corporate and religious ideas about morality and freedom of speech as both sides accused the other of being hateful.
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given the history of oppression and marginalization and rights being a question for decades. it is any wonder this is the result?

considering that religion is why LGBTQ2 are oppressed and genocided in most of the world…

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/16/senior-faith-leaders-call-for-global-decriminalisation-of-lgbt-peopleSenior faith leaders call for global decriminalisation of LGBT+ people | LGBT rights | The GuardianMore than 370 sign declaration demanding ban on conversion practices before UK conference <br>www.theguardian.com

they are starting to see the requirements for operating business in one nation vs other nations.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/12/16/gay-conversion-therapy-ban-called-almost-400-religious-leaders/Gay conversion therapy ban called for by almost 400 religious leaders in ‘landmark’ pledgeThe Declaration recognises the harm that certain religious teaching has caused the LGBT+ community and asks for their forgivenesswww.telegraph.co.uk

religion outsourcing of genocide to oppressed target demographic: LGBTQ2

https://www.penncapital-star.com/civil-rights-social-justice/studies-show-lgbtq-people-at-higher-risk-of-eating-disorders-self-harm/Studies show LGBTQ people at higher risk of eating disorders, self-harm | Pennsylvania Capital-StarResearch shows that eating disorders, thoughts of self-harm and suicide attempts are higher among LGBTQ+-identified individuals.www.penncapital-star.com

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Prolly explains why so many of my gay friends are in recovery?2

yes, the constant coping with being marginalized and life being harder than it had to be

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little wonder so many harden into fierce and fabulous or stone.

not surprises with the continued oppression and lack of role models

https://www.healio.com/news/psychiatry/20201208/gay-lesbian-bisexual-individuals-have-higher-rates-of-adverse-childhood-experiencesGay, lesbian, bisexual individuals have higher rates of adverse childhood experiencesGay, lesbian and bisexual individuals had more adverse childhood experiences than their heterosexual counterparts in the United States, according to study results published in Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Further, these individuals were at higher risk for comorbid substance use and mental health disorders.Show Morewww.healio.com

meanwhile, others assimilate…

this is the qmunity first divide. the one who are just like the heteros, and just happen to be LGBTQ2 and those who are queer openly different from heterosexual normatives.

those who can mainstream pass vs those who pass on mainstream

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/pete-buttigieg-s-faith-was-much-part-his-profile-being-ncna1251583Pete Buttigieg’s faith was as much a part of his profile as being LGBT. Is it a model for others?Biden announced he will nominate Pete Buttigieg to be his secretary of transportation, which is a big deal for LGBTQ+ representation in any administration.www.nbcnews.com

RELATED and meanwhile in Canada ,eh

https://dykewriter.wordpress.com/2019/07/30/religion-causes-genocide-and-suicide/Religion causes genocide and suicide | Nina’s Soap Bubble Boxfinally the headline I have been waiting to see LGBT people are ‘being made homeless due to religion’ – BBC NewsNearly half of young LGBT people left homeless after coming out are…dykewriter.wordpress.com

Conservatives being conservative

because they are the problem demographic.

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/ndp-mp-decries-race-baiting-in-erin-otoole-facebook-video-on-residential-schoolsErin O’Toole retracts comments on residential schools that sparked uproar, but stops short of apology | National Post‘In my comments to Ryerson students, I said that the residential school system was intended to try and “provide education.” It was not,’ O’Toole said in a…nationalpost.com

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