LGBTQ2 for October 18

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1884, Uganda – Danieri Basammula-Ekkere Mwanga II Mukasa (1868–1903) of Buganda ascends to the throne as the 31st king of Buganda (now Uganda), reigning from 1884 to 1888. He keeps a harem of young boys along with his 16 wives. He was Kabaka of Buganda from 1884 until 1888 and from 1889 until 1897.

1894 – Harris Olney, 28, and James Dalton, 25, were found dead in a room at the Metropolitan Hotel in New York. They had gone to bed, deeply intoxicated, leaving the gas turned on full steam. Olney was a well-known jockey. Dalton, 25, was a frequenter of race tracks. Olney rode Pierre Lorillard’s famous horse Pontiac when he won the “Suburban Handicap” in 1885 at Sheepshead Bay Race Track at the Coney Island Jockey Club in Sheepshead Bay, New York.

1907: A debate occurred surrounding Paragraph 175, Germany’s sodomy law, drawing in 2,000 participants. Paragraph 175 was key legislation utilized by the Nazis to persecute and incarcerate LGBT individuals, reportedly used by the party to arrest 100,000 men between 1933 and 1945.

1914 – Rhoda Bubendey Metraux (18 October 1914, New York City – 26 November 2003) was a prominent anthropologist in the area of cross-cultural studies, specializing in Haitian voodoo and the Iatmul people of the middle Sepik River in Papua New Guinea. She collaborated with Alfred Metraux, on mutual studies of Voodoo in Haiti. During World War II, Metraux headed the section on German morale for the US Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Rhoda Metraux was also an important professional and personal partner of Margaret Mead (1901–1978). Mead and Rhoda Metraux were a close-knit professional team whose work greatly influenced American anthropology in the late 20th century. They shared a house in Greenwich Village in New York City from 1955 to 1966 and an apartment on Central Park West from 1966 until Mead’s death in 1978.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1953 –  Tim Gill (born October 18, 1953) is born in Hobart, Indiana. He is an American software entrepreneur, philanthropist, and creator of the Gill Foundation, one of the first major foundations to benefit the LGBTQ community. He is the single largest individual donor to the LGBT rights movement in U.S. history, having personally committed more than $422 million since the early 1990s,Gill is also the founder of the pioneering page layout software company Quark, Inc.Gill sold his 50 percent stake in the company in 1999 for a reported $500 million. Gill’s latest venture is JStar LLC, a smart home technology start-up that invented Josh.ai, a voice-controlled home automation system using JStar’s own artificial intelligence technology platform. Gill married his husband Scott Miller in Massachusetts in 2009.They live in Denver, Colorado.

1956, Czechoslovakia. – Martina Navratilova (born October 18, 1956) is born in Prague. She is an American tennis player and coach. In 2005, Tennis magazine selected her as the greatest female tennis player for the years 1965 through 2005 and she is considered one of the best, if not the best, female tennis players of all time. She won 18 major singles tennis titles, including nine at Wimbledon. Martina emigrated to the U.S. in 1975, came out as bisexual in 1980, one of the very first pro athletes to do so. She became a U.S. citizen in 1981. In 1981, she came out as bisexual and revealed that she had a sexual relationship with author Rita Mae Brown. Navratilova and Nancy Lieberman, her next girlfriend at the time, gave an interview to Dallas Morning News columnist Bayless, where Navratilova reiterated that she was bisexual and Lieberman identified herself as straight. Navratilova has since identified herself as a lesbian. From 1984 to 1991, Navratilova had a long-term relationship with Judy Nelson, whom she met at a tournament in Fort Worth in 1982. Their split in 1991 included a much-publicized legal wrangle. Navratilova was featured in a WITA (Women’s International Tennis Association) calendar, shot by Jean Renard with her Wimbledon trophies and Nelson’s children in the background. On September 6, 2014, Navratilova proposed to her longtime girlfriend Julia Lemigova at the US Open. They married in New York on December 15, 2014.

October 18, 1959

In Kansas City, 75 teenagers were arrested outside Municipal Auditorium after a riot broke out, giving civic leaders ammunition to further decry “the rock ‘n’ roll menace.”

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1975

On the USA song charts, Neil Sedaka and Elton John remained at #1 with “Bad Blood”

1977:

According to Oregon State University Pride Center: “Citizens United to Protect Our Children, an organization in Portland, Oregon, announced they had failed to get enough signatures to get a recall election of Mayor Neil Goldschmidt after he declared Portland Gay Pride Day.”

1979

 Elton John performed for the first of nine nights at the Palladium in New York City.

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

1980

On the USA LP Charts: The Game by Queen was #1 on the Album chart for the fifth week, with  Guilty from Barbra Streisand moved from 15 to 2.  Diana by Diana Ross came in third while the “Xanadu” Soundtrack was #4.

Song Charts: Queen had the biggest hit of their career with “Another One Bites The Dust” which remained #1 for a third week.  Barbra Streisand was poised at #2 with “Woman In Love” while Diana Ross was at #3 with her 24th solo hit and 57th overall (counting the Supremes)–“Upside Down” and at 8  Olivia Newton-John and ELO combined for “Xanadu”,

1986 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Bowers v. Hardwick to uphold Georgia’s sodomy law which banned consensual sodomy between married and non-married people, and with it similar laws in twenty-five other states and the District of Columbia.

at 7 on the USA LP charts: Madonna dropped with True Blue,

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

1990:

Former Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell proclaimed that he made a mistake in voting to uphold Georgia’s sodomy law in the landmark Bowers vs. Hardwick case. Powell stated that he had voted the wrong way in his decision to declare that the Constitution doesn’t protect rights to privacy for individuals engaging in sexual acts with members of the same sex.

Three white supremacists from Boise, Idaho were convicted of conspiring to blow up a gay bar in Seattle named the Neighbours Disco. One of the defendants reportedly lived on the notorious Church of Jesus Christ Christian-Aryan Nations compound.

1991 – Admiral Frank B. Kelso, chief of naval operations, announced that the explosion of the USS Iowa which killed forty-seven men had been proven not to have been caused by a wrongful intentional act and apologized to the family of Clayton Hartwig. Hartwig had been accused of intentionally causing the blast as an act of suicide following the break-up of a homosexual affair. It was not proven that he was homosexual.

1997

 “Candle In The Wind 1997” by Elton John, which had debuted at #1 the week before, remained in that spot. 

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

2005

Madonna admitted that she wrote a grovelling letter to Abba asking if she could sample their music on her latest single ‘Hung Up.’ The singer had to seek permission to sample ‘Gimme Gimme Gimme’ and became only the second act that Abba has allowed to sample their work. The Fugees used part of ‘The Name Of The Game’ on their 1996 track ‘Rumble In The Jungle.’

2012

Barbra Streisand became the first act to take multiple new albums into the Billboard 200 chart’s Top 10 in every decade since the 1960s when “Release Me,” debuted at #7.

2021

https://www.themarysue.com/amber-ruffin-tells-fanboys-panicking-about-bisexual-superman-to-get-a-grip/Amber Ruffin Tells Fanboys Get Over Bisexual SupermanAmber Ruffin dismissed butthurt fanboys complaining about Superman’s bisexuality.www.themarysue.com

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2021-10-17/bowen-yang-snl-oompa-loompa-timothee-chalamet-wonkaBowen Yang’s ‘gay Oompa Loompa’ mocks Chalamet’s Willy Wonka – Los Angeles TimesThis week’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ saw Bowen Yang appear on ‘Weekend Update’ as a ‘proud, gay Oompa Loompa’ to comment on Timothée Chalamet’s ‘Wonka.’www.latimes.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/police-ignored-gay-bashed-couples-calls-help-day/Police ignored a gay-bashed couple’s calls for help until the day after / LGBTQ Nation“It’s horrible, I keep getting really upset about it,” the survivor’s father said. “These people need to be named and shamed…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/10/18/premier-league-football-gay-amal-fashanu/Gay Premier League footballer tortured by fears he’ll be ‘crucified’ for coming outA gay Premier League footballer is in therapy over his fears that he will be “crucified” by fans if he were to come out publicly.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/bullying-queerphobia-literally-change-queer-peoples-genetics-affecting-offspring/Bullying and queerphobia literally change queer people’s genetics, affecting their offspring / LGBTQ NationQueerphobia can genetically change the physical appearance and healthiness of a queer person’s children and grandchildren. But there’s also good news…www.lgbtqnation.com

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LGBTQ2 for October 16


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

961, Cordoba – Al-Hakam II (January 13, 915 – October 16, 976) dies. He becomes the Caliph of Cordoba. He rules in Al-Andalus as an open homosexual until his death in 975. He kept a male harem which was a problem since it was essential for the Caliph to produce an heir. A resolution was reached by having the female concubine – sultana Subh  – dress in male clothing and use the masculine name of Jafar. They had a son, Hisham II, who succeeded Al-Hakam and who also kept a male harem.

1793, France – Marie Antoinette  (2 November 1755 – 16 October 1793), accused of being a lesbian among many other crimes, is executed.1793, France – Marie Antoinette (2 November 1755 – 16 October 1793), accused of being a lesbian among many other crimes, is executed. She was the last Queen of France before the French Revolution. She was born an Archduchess of Austria and was the penultimate child and youngest daughter of Empress Maria Theresa and Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor. She became Dauphine of France in May 1770 at age 14 upon her marriage to Louis-Auguste, heir apparent to the French throne. On 10 May 1774, her husband ascended the throne as Louis XVI and she assumed the title Queen of France and Navarre, which she held until September 1791, when she became Queen of the French as the French Revolution proceeded, a title that she held until 21 September 1792.1793, France – Marie Antoinette  (2 November 1755 – 16 October 1793), accused of being a lesbian among many other crimes, is executed.

1856, Ireland –  Oscar Wilde  (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900)  is born in Dublin. He was an openly gay writer who wrote plays, fiction, essays, and poetry. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death. At the height of his fame and success, while The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) was still being performed in London, Wilde had the Marquess of Queensberry prosecuted for criminal libel. The Marquess was the father of Wilde’s lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. The libel trial unearthed evidence that caused Wilde to drop his charges and led to his own arrest and trial for gross indecency with men. After two more trials he was convicted and sentenced to two years’ hard labour, the maximum penalty, and was jailed from 1895 to 1897. There he wrote his last work, The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898), a long poem commemorating the harsh rhythms of prison life. He died destitute in Paris at the age of 46. In 2017, Wilde was among an estimated 50,000 men who were pardoned for homosexual acts that were no longer considered offences under the Policing and Crime Act 2017. The Act is known informally as the Alan Turing law.

1929: In Germany, a Reichstag Committee votes to repeal Paragraph 175, however, the Nazis’ rise to power prevents the implementation of the vote.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1943 , Rome – On this day the largest sequestration of Jews in the history of Italy occurred. On the Piazza roughly 1,000 Jews, mostly women and children, were rounded up and deported to Auschwitz where almost all perished. It was Italy’s one show of support to Hitler.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

September 16, 1951

18 year old Richard Penniman, who was already using the stage name Little Richard made his first recordings for RCA Camden at the studios of Atlanta radio station WGST.

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 16, 1967

Folk singer Joan Baez was arrested, along with 123 others, for blocking the entrance to an Armed Forces Induction Center in Oakland, California.

1975: Deputy Mayor of Los Angles Maurice Weiner is arrested during a vice-squad raid on a gay porn theater in Hollywood. He later resigns from office.

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

1980 – Sue Bird (born October 16, 1980) is an American-Israeli professional basketball player for the Seattle Storm of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Bird was the first overall pick of the 2002 WNBA draft. She also played for multiple basketball teams outside the United States. Bird has won three WNBA championships (200420102018), four Olympic gold medals, (2004200820122016), and led the WNBA in assists three times (200520092016). She was selected to eleven WNBA All-Star teams and eight All-WNBA teams. Bird is one of nine women to win an Olympic Gold Medal, an NCAA Championship, and a WNBA Championship. In 2011, she was voted by fans as one of the WNBA’s Top 15 Players of All Time and was voted into the WNBA Top 20@20 as one of the league’s Top 20 Players of All Time. Bird came out openly as a lesbian on July 20, 2017, saying that she had been dating professional soccer player Megan Rapinoe (born July 5, 1985) for several months. In 2018, she and Rapinoe became the first same-sex couple on the cover of ESPN’s Body Issue.Rapinoe is an American professional soccer midfielder/winger who plays for Seattle Reign FC in the National Women’s Soccer League.

1982

Culture Club appeared on UK TV’s Top Of The Pops performing ‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me’. They were booked on the show thanks to Shakin’ Stevens being ill and not able to appear. The song became a major hit after their memorable performance on the music TV show.

1987 – AIDS quilt organizer Cleve Jones  (born October 11, 1954) was named “Person of the Year” by ABC anchorman Peter Jennings. Jones is an American AIDS and LGBT rights activist. He conceived the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt which has become, at 54 tons, the world’s largest piece of community folk art as of 2016. In 1983, at the onset of the AIDS pandemic Jones co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation which has grown into one of the largest and most influential People with AIDS advocacy organizations in the United States.

1988

Whitney Houston had her third UK No.1 single with ‘One Moment In Time.’ The song was recorded to celebrate the Seoul Olympic Games of 1988.

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

1995: Washington, DC: Nation Of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s Million Man March divides African-American gay men: some, disturbed by Nation of Islam homophobia, decide to stay home; others, viewing the march as an affirmation of the need for black unity, attend. No openly gay speaker is permitted to speak at the rally that follows the march.

1998 – Openly gay college student Matthew Shepard’s (December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998) funeral takes place at the St. Mark Episcopal Church in Casper, Wyoming. Anti-gay protesters attend as a crowd of supporters line up shoulder to shoulder wearing white angel’s wings to keep the protesters from seeing the service. Matthew was beaten, tortured, and left to die near Laramie on the night of October 6, 1998. Six days later, he died from severe head injuries at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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

2007

Madonna signed a ground-breaking recording and touring contract with concert promoter Live Nation becoming the first major star to choose an all-in-one agreement with a tour company over a traditional record contract. The deal reported to be worth $120m (£59m) over 10 years, would give Live Nation rights to all her music-related projects – including new albums, tours, merchandise, websites, DVDs, sponsorship, TV shows and films.

2021

a gay women, rather than a lesbian is supporting religion..

that is two levels of supporting the status quo of male centric culture

https://www.abbynews.com/entertainment/b-c-author-says-being-gay-and-christian-is-ok/B.C. author says being gay and Christian is OK – Abbotsford NewsStacey Chomiak’s memoir aimed at LGBTQ youth makes peace with faith community and queer communitywww.abbynews.com

https://balkaninsight.com/2021/10/16/montenegrin-pride-calls-for-strengthened-lgbt-rights/Montenegrin Pride Calls for Strengthened LGBT Rights | Balkan InsightIn Montenegro’s ninth Pride celebration, LGBT activists and officials attending the march called for the full harmonisation of the legal system with last year’s historic same-sex partnership law.balkaninsight.com

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danidiplacido/2021/10/12/bisexual-superman-stirs-up-a-fuss-over-nothing/?sh=75f90b6f1d97Why ‘Bisexual Superman’ Has Conservatives’ Tights In A TwistThe son of Clark Kent has come out as bisexual, triggering traditionalists.www.forbes.com

https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/teen-mom-ogs-amber-portwood-comes-out-as-bisexual/Teen Mom OG’s Amber Portwood Comes Out as BisexualIn a new episode of ‘Teen Mom OG,’ Amber Portwood came out as bisexual to producers and her mother — all the detailswww.usmagazine.com

https://www.republicworld.com/world-news/uk-news/uk-lesbian-couple-express-oddity-at-how-strangers-mistake-duo-for-mother-and-daughter.htmlUK: Lesbian couple express oddity at how strangers mistake duo for mother & daughterWhitney Bacon-Evans, 33, and her wife Megan, 34, are left embarrassed and insecure when strangers assume Megan is Whitney’s mother.www.republicworld.com

https://thelumberjack.org/2021/10/15/living-with-lesbians/Living with lesbians – The LumberjackThe Crashpad: a Lesbian Frat Housethelumberjack.org

https://www.outinperth.com/new-artwork-at-pica-had-its-origins-in-jewish-adelaide-lesbian-feminists/New PICA exhibition is inspired by Jewish Adelaide Lesbian Feminists group | OUTInPerth | LGBTQIA+ News and CultureA new artwork opening at PICA this week explores feminism, and gay and lesbian liberation, from the perspective of a small community in South Australiawww.outinperth.com

LGBT have been straight passing for decades in reality and in movies

LGBT representation is not accomplished by heteros

we need role models to know we can exist across all spheres of society

a hetero playing LGBTQ2 is not the same as one of us playing one of them in fiction roles

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-10089311/Julianna-Margulies-defends-lesbian-love-scenes-Reese-Witherspoon-Morning-Show.htmlJulianna Margulies defends lesbian love scenes with Reese Witherspoon on The Morning Show | Daily Mail OnlineThe heterosexual 54-year-old noted that she ‘would never, ever be angry if a lesbian played a straight woman’www.dailymail.co.uk

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/lesbian-sues-federal-government-rejected-foster-agency-rcna3084Lesbian sues federal government after being rejected by foster agencyA lesbian filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services after being rejected by a federally funded religious foster care agency.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.advocate.com/world/2021/10/15/namibian-court-grants-citizenship-gay-couples-sonNamibian Court Grants Citizenship to Gay Couple’s Son“This is a big win for same-sex couples [in Namibia],” said the couple’s lawyer.www.advocate.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/10/15/national-trust-christian-voice-stephen-green/Evangelist who backed death penalty for gays wants to run the National TrustThe National Trust’s LGBT-inclusive policies could be under threat as a Christian fundamentalist vies for a spot on the governing bodywww.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/10/14/1045332656/sex-educations-gay-teen-eric-takes-a-risky-trip-to-nigeria-how-realistic-is-it‘Sex Education’s’ Eric Effiong is inspiration to Nigeria’s gays, says activist : Goats and Soda : NPRWe asked Bisi Alimi, who came out on TV in Nigeria and is an advocate for LGBTQ rights in his homeland, to weigh in on the plotline of the popular Netflix series.www.npr.org

https://www.complex.com/life/texas-man-sentenced-23-years-grindr-app-target-gay-men-assault-hate-crimeTexas Man Sentenced to 23 Years for Using Grindr App to Target Gay Men | ComplexA 22-year-old Texas man has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for using the dating app Grindr to target, rob, and assault gay men in December 2017.www.complex.com

Religion rejects science and finds a loophole to the no suicide rule to get into heaven…

religion seeks an exemption from reality

https://globalnews.ca/news/8251956/covid-19-religion-exemptions-canada/Religious exemptions to COVID-19 vaccine mandate: Here’s what we know, what we don’t – National | Globalnews.caThe federal government has promised religious exemptions to COVID vaccination could be given out, though public health experts and ethicists say they would be few and far between.globalnews.ca

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