LGBTQ2 for August 22

1662, Spain – A leader of the Mexican Inquisition sent a letter to his supervisors in Spain complaining that the severe punishments given to sodomites had been ineffective. He noted that over 100 had been indicted, that a large number of the offenders were clergy, and that torture had been used to extract confessions.

1894, Denmark – Willem Arondeus (August 22, 1894 – July 1, 1943) is born. He was a Dutch artist and author, who joined the Dutch anti-Nazi resistance movement during World War II. He participated in the bombing of the Amsterdam public records office to hinder the Nazi German effort to identify Dutch Jews. Arondeus was caught and executed soon after his arrest. He was openly gay before the war and defiantly asserted his sexuality before his execution. In his last message before his execution, Arondeus, who had lived openly as a gay man before the war, asked his lawyer to “Let it be known that homosexuals are not cowards!”

1895, Hungary – László Ede Almásy de Zsadány et Törökszentmiklós (August 22, – March 22, 1951) is born. He was a Hungarian aristocratdesert exploreraviatorscout leader and sportsman who served as the basis for the protagonist in both Michael Ondaatje‘s novel The English Patient (1992) and the movie adaptation of the same name (1996). Letters discovered in 2010 in Germany written by Almásy prove that, unlike the fictionalized character of the film, he was in fact gay. His lover was a young soldier named Hans Entholt, who was an officer in the Wehrmacht and who was killed by stepping on a landmine. A staff member of the Heinrich Barth Institute for African Studies where the letters are located, also confirmed that “Egyptian princes were among Almásy’s lovers.” The letters confirmed that Almásy died from amoebic dysentery in 1951.

1914, France – Violette Morris (April 18, 1893 – April 26, 1944), marries a man on this day. She won two gold and one silver medals at the Women’s World Games in 1921–1922. Starting in 1936 she worked with the Gestapo during World War II. She was killed in 1944 in a Resistance-led ambush as a traitor to the French state. Morris was a gifted athlete, becoming the first French woman to excel at shot put and discus, and playing on two separate women’s football teams. She played for Fémina Sports from 1917 until 1919, and for Olympique de Paris from 1920 to 1926. Both teams were based in Paris. She also played on the French women’s national team. She was refused license renewal by the Fédération Française sportive Féminine (FFSF – French Women’s Athletic Federation) amid complaints of her bisexual lifestyle and was therefore barred from participating in the 1928 Summer Olympics. The agency cited her lack of morals, especially in light of the fact that one of her lovers, Raoul Paoli, made public her bisexuality. Paoli had recently left Morris after she had initially decided to undergo an elective mastectomy in order to fit into racing cars more easily. At the end of December 1935, Morris was recruited by the Sicherheitsdienst(Security Service), a wing of the infamous SS of Nazi Germany. She was invited, with honor, to attend the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin at the personal behest of Adolf Hitler. She was killed along a country road by members of a French resistance group on 26 April 1944, at the age of 51, while out driving with friends who were also collaborators.

1915, UK – Birth date of British actor Hugh Paddick  (August 22, 1915 – November 9, 2000)  in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. He was an English actor whose most notable role was in the 1960s BBC radio show Round the Horne, in sketches such as “Charles and Fiona” (as Charles) and “Julian and Sandy” (as Julian). Both he and Kenneth Williams are largely responsible for introducing the underground language polari to the British public. Paddick was gay and lived for over thirty years with his partner Francis. The two men were keen gardeners at their west London home. He was distantly related to Brian Paddick, Britain’s first openly gay police commander. Paddick died in Milton KeynesBuckinghamshire in November 2000, aged 85.

1927 – James Kirkwood Jr.  (August 22, 1924 – April 21, 1989) is born in Los Angeles. He was an American playwright, author and actor. In 1976 he received the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the Broadway hit A Chorus Line.

August 22, 1962

An early form of karaoke is introduced at the Radio Show at Earl’s Court in London, England. A new machine allows the integration of voice to guitars, tapes and even radio, making it possible to sing and play along with records.

1965 – David Peter Reimer is born (August 22, 1965 – May 4, 2004). He was a Canadian man born biologically male but  who was reassigned as female by Dr. John Money after his penis was destroyed in infancy by a botched circumcision. He committed suicide in 2004. In 955, Money (1921-2006), a sexologist and psychologist, introduced the concept of ‘gender role’ into the transsexual debate. Money later was heavily criticized over Reimer’s suicide. David Reimer, an identical twin, was mutilated at 8-months old in a botched circumcision and then surgically reassigned by Money and raised as a girl. But he never felt female on the inside (even though his parents followed Money’s advice and hid the fact of his birth sex from him), despite Money’s claims to the contrary. His life, especially at school, was sheer hell because others never really perceived him to be a girl either, despite his girl drag. By age 16, Reimer underwent a second reassignment at his own insistence so that he could live as the boy he knew himself to be. In the meantime, however, Money had convinced the medical establishment and the lay public, despite growing evidence to the contrary in his “girl” twin, that babies could be arbitrarily assigned a gender with no psychological consequences. Today, still, five children a day are surgically “corrected” at birth because of this one “case study” and Money’s defense of his handling of David’s life. With the help of Drs. Milton Diamond and H.K. Sigmundson, Reimer would finally tell the medical establishment the truth about his life in 1997 in the Archives of Adolescent and Pediatric Medicine, [“Sex reassignment at birth. Long-term review and clinical implications” Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, Mar 1997; 151: 298 – 304.], challenging the firmly established medical and popular myth that gender was mostly a function of nurture rather than nature. Later that year, Reimer would work with author John Colapinto to tell his story to the lay public, first under a pseudonym, in Rolling Stone

1966 – The National Planning Conference of Homophile Organizations met in San Francisco. It was the first national convention of gay and lesbian organizations, and its name would later be changed to the North American Conference of Homophile Organizations.

August 22, 1970

Anne Murray‘s “Snowbird” enters Billboard’s Hot 100 on its way to a million seller, marking the first time in history that an American Gold record was awarded to a solo Canadian female.

Elton John signed with UNI, a division of MCA Records.

August 22, 1971

Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul & Mary and Joan Baez were at the Odeon Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1972 – John Wojtowicz and Sal Naturale attempted to rob the Chase Manhattan Bank in Brooklyn to get money for Wojtowicz’s lover’s sex change operation. Naturale was shot to death. The incident became the subject of the 1975 movie “Dog Day Afternoon” with Al Pacino. Wojtowicz was sentenced to 20 years.

1980

Queen performed at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1983 – Organizers of a Washington march, marking the 20th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, announce that no representatives from gay or lesbian rights groups will be allowed to speak. A group of lesbians and gay men stage a sit-in at the organizers’ office in response. Bayard Rustin, an openly gay man, was one of the primary organizers of the 1963 March.

1987

the usa song charts:

“Who’s That Girl” by Madonna became her sixth number one and 13th consecutive Top 10 song.  The track was from the soundtrack album of the motion picture of same name.

At five “I Want Your Sex” by George Michael,

1996

In an interview publishes by the St Petersburg Times (Florida, not Russia), openly gay Rep. Barney Frank said the outing of hypocrites was justified.

Gov. Kirk Fordice of Mississippi signs an executive order banning same-sex marriage.

The North Charleston, South Carolina, City Council revoked the license of a health club for gay and bisexual men on the grounds that it was a sexually oriented business.

1998

 Hundreds picket at the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church to protest the Truth In Love newspaper ad campaign which claimed gays and lesbians can be “cured” by becoming Christians. The church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a major player in spreading hatred for the gay community.

Elton John, playing the second of two shows at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, is joined on stage by comedian Jim Carrey. They perform “Rocket Man” as a duet.

2001

U.S. Census figures showed that same-sex couples head nearly 600,000 homes in U.S., with gay or lesbian couple in nearly every county.

2007

Queen‘s guitarist Brian May was awarded a doctorate in Astronomy, 36 years after starting his thesis. May, who abandoned his studies to pursue a career in music, was told of his success after taking a three-hour exam to discuss his work. The 60-year-old, who handed in his 48,000-word tome earlier in the month, said: “You can call me Dr. May!”

2021

https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/with-9-words-tim-cook-just-explained-biggest-problem-with-facebook.htmlWith 9 Words, Tim Cook Just Explained the Biggest Problem With Facebook | Inc.comIt’s about the paradox of privacy and digital technology.

https://www.rmotoday.com/lifestyle-news/romanias-lgbt-community-sees-gains-ongoing-rights-struggle-4243158Romania’s LGBT community sees gains, ongoing rights struggle – RMOToday.comBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The last person jailed for being gay in Romania walked free in 1998. The country decriminalized homosexuality three years after that, in 2001, while reforming its laws to qualify for membership in the European Union.www.rmotoday.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/nbc-out-proud/tokyo-paralympic-games-welcomes-record-number-lgbtq-athletes-rcna1732Tokyo Paralympic Games welcomes record number of LGBTQ athletes<p>When the 2020 Paralympics kick off on Aug. 24, there will be at least <a href=”https://www.outsports.com/2021/8/16/22623849/lgbtq-paralympics-out-athletes-towww.nbcnews.com

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/08/21/gdansk-czestochowa-polands-lgbtq-marches-had-heavy-police-guard/Gdańsk & Częstochowa Poland’s LGBTQ marches had heavy police guardIn Gdańsk officials estimated there were approximately 3,500 participants protected by nearly 1,000 uniformed police & security forces.www.losangelesblade.com

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Today in LGBT History – August 22 | Ronni Sanlo

Daily Elvis: August 22

LGBTQ2: O Canada, eh

the site blogger is a Canadian Lesbian and this blog uses the Canadian naming convention of “LGBTQ2” where the 2 is the indigenous term Two Spirited

and I think that the q should be removed and queer is how to pronounce LGB& T2 as the phrase.

the rest of the blog post is merely Canadian:

Canada’s unofficial national anthem writer: Hockey Night in Canada

https://www.sportsnet.ca/nhl/article/dolores-claman-hockey-night-canada-theme-song-composer-dies-94/Dolores Claman, ‘Hockey Night in Canada’ theme song composer, dies at 94Dolores Claman, the woman behind the catchy tune that used to introduce CBC’s “Hockey Night in Canada” broadcasts, has died at 94.www.sportsnet.ca

canada news headline about sun screen. a climate change indicator, eh

https://www.castanet.net/news/Canada/340296/Neutrogena-Beach-Defense-and-Ultra-Sheer-aerosol-spray-sunscreens-recalled-by-Health-Canada-due-to-elevated-benzene-levelsNeutrogena Beach Defense and Ultra Sheer aerosol spray sunscreens recalled by Health Canada due to elevated benzene levels – Canada NewsA recall was issued on Saturday by Health Canada for Neutrogena Beach Defense and Ultra Sheer sunscreens in aerosol spray form due to high levels of benzene.www.castanet.net

One usually expected Canada news to include Moose, Beavers and Mounties

July 2 for LGBTQ2

July 2, 1966

David Bowie and The Lower Third appeared at The Lion Hotel in Warrington, England, (they were paid £30 for the gig). Also appearing was The Powerhouse which featured Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Steve Winwood and Paul Jones.

1966

 Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music” was #5 after 67 weeks.

July 2, 1971

Queen appeared at Surrey College, England. This was the group’s first gig with the line-up of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon.

July 2, 1972

David Bowie appeared at the Rainbow Pavilion, Torquay, England.

July 2, 1973

Roxy Music’s synthesizer player Brian Eno quit after personality clashes with the band’s singer Bryan Ferry

1977

 Barry Manilow moved from 13-5 with his eighth hit in three years” “Looks like we made it”.

The Soundtrack to “A Star Is Born” was the #1 album in the U.K.

1979

Abba released the single “Voulez Vous”.

1983

  Culture Club had #4–“Time (Clock of the Heart)”

1984

Cyndi Lauper released the single “She Bop”. – an ode to female masturbation written by Prince

1986

Prince’s new movie Under the Cherry Moon was released to theaters.

1988Tracy Chapman started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with her self-titled debut LP. Helped by her performance at the ‘Nelson Mandela’s 70th Birthday Tribute Concert’ at Wembley Stadium, also No.1 in the US.

1990

Representatives of the Italian Catholic Church announce they’ll attempt to put a stop to Madonna’s concerts in Rome because of her alleged inappropriate use of crucifixes and sacred symbols. And They Did. 

2003

Beyonce had the #1 album with her first solo release Dangerously in Love.

2005

The world’s biggest music stars united in concerts around the world to put pressure on political leaders ahead of the G8 summit to tackle poverty in Africa.MTV and VH1 aired the eight hours of theconcerts in 10 cities, including London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin, Johannesburg, Rome and Moscow played to hundreds of thousands of people. A TV audience of several hundred million watched the gigs of  Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, U2, Madonna, The Who, Bryan Adams, Sting, Bon Jovi, Pink Floyd, Green Day, the Dave Matthews Band, Destiny’s Child, Neil Young, Coldplay, the Pet Shop Boys, the Cure, Shakira, Maroon 5 and Jay-Z were among the performers.

2018

Ansel Elgort and Harry Styles are two of the five young actors to test for the role of Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s forthcoming biopic.

2021

EU leaders last week challenged Orban over a new law banning Hungarian schools from using materials seen as promoting homosexuality, with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte telling him to respect LGBT rights or leave the bloc. read more

“This is a colonial approach,” Orban told public radio on Friday. “They just give no thought to what they can and cannot say about another nation and the laws of another country.”

Blogger Nina Notes: name calling to deflect from wrongdoing is a common tactic by those called out. In Fact, lasws against demographics is EXACTLY what We Lest Not Forget.

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/dutch-criticism-hungary-over-lgbt-rights-reeks-colonial-past-orban-2021-07-02/Dutch criticism of Hungary over LGBT rights reeks of ‘colonial’ past -Orban | ReutersDutch criticism of Hungary over a new law on LGBT rights reeks of a moral supremacy rooted in a colonial past, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday.www.reuters.com

heterosexual men being bothered others exist are the problem, for heterosexual women and LGBTQ2

https://www.rferl.org/a/georgia-pride-lgbt-tbilisi-protest-arrests-ultra-nationalists/31337575.htmlTwenty Arrested As Ultranationalists Attempt To Disrupt LGBT Event In TbilisiTwenty people were detained as Georgian ultranationalists attempted to disrupt a film screening at the opening of the four-day Tbilisi Pride LGBT rights festival, which aims to combat homophobia and transphobia. Outside the July 1 screening, protesters clashed with law enforcement personnel and threw stones and eggs, with some resisting

“What I would like to happen is for the LGBT lobby to apologise to me and to hundreds of others, who have been subjected to the most atrocious social media and public comment, because we have dared to stand for traditional marriage and traditional values.

Nina Notes: we do not have to apologize for existing or asserting ourselves, traditions are oppression, and those heteros are not harmed by being disagreed with – LGBT is harmed by being marginalized, oppressed, genocides and outsourced genocide as suicide rates.

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/lgbt-communityshould-say-sorry-to-me-dups-jim-wells-demands-apology-overhurtful-comments-40606406.htmlLGBT community should say sorry to me: DUP’s Jim Wells demands apology over ‘hurtful’ commentsDUP MLA Jim Wells says he has nothing to apologise for to the LGBT community for, instead saying they should apologise to him.www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk

arrest.www.rferl.org

it is not propaganda that LGBT exist and are a market niche and voter block,

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/07/02/russian-food-retailer-defies-gay-propaganda-law-with-lgbt-family-featuring-ad-a74414Russian Food Retailer Defies ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law With LGBT Family-Featuring Ad – The Moscow Times“We believe not featuring the families of our real customers would be hypocritical,” VkusVill said.www.themoscowtimes.com

June 24 for LGBTQ2

June 24, 1958

Nina Simone releases her debut album, Little Girl Blue.

1966

Janis Joplin performed for the first time as lead singer for Big Brother & the Holding Company at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, California.

1967

“Respect” by Aretha Franklin spent week #6 at the top on the R&B chart and on the pop chart, dropped from one to two.

1969

Written and produced by Sonny Bono, the romantic  drama Chastity casts Cher, in her first solo film role, as a hippie runaway who tries to overcome her troubled past. The movie bombs and turns Cher off from acting in films for the next decade.

June 24, 1972

David Bowie appeared at the Guildford City Hall, England, on his Ziggy Stardust world tour.

1978

now at four, the former #1 “You’re the One That I Want” from Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta.

at five ABBA with their 11th hit “Take A Chance On Me”

1989

 Bette Midler’s former #1 classic “Wind Beneath My Wings” was at #6, Donna Summer’s last big hit, her 30th career hit and 14th Top 10–“This Time I Know It’s For Real” was up to #7,

2021

https://toronto.citynews.ca/video/2021/06/24/t-thomason-hopes-to-make-lovers-in-a-dangerous-time-a-queer-anthem/T. Thomason hopes to make ‘Lovers in a Dangerous Time’ a queer anthem – Video – CityNews Torontotoronto.citynews.ca

https://etcanada.com/news/794956/sean-hayes-patti-harrison-wanda-sykes-and-more-join-the-queer-animated-comedy-q-force/Sean Hayes, Patti Harrison, Wanda Sykes & More Join The Queer, Animated Comedy ‘Q-Force’ | ETCanada.comThe animated world just got a little bit gayer with the announcement that Sean Hayes, Patti Harrison, Wanda Sykes, Matt Rogers, and more have joined the voice cast of Netflix’s new queer, adult comedy “Q-Force”. Created by Gabe Liedman (“Pen15”, “Big Mouth”) and executive-produced by Hayes, Todd Milliner, Ben Heins, Mike Schur, and David Miner, the sassy…etcanada.com

https://collider.com/queer-coded-villains-in-film-erasure/How Queer-Coded Villains in Film Have Turned Into Queer ErasureHollywood has long used queer coding to communicate villains in movies. But the solution cannot be queer erasure.collider.com

https://www.buzzfeed.com/taylor_steele/pins-patches-mugs-stickers-queer-owned-businesses21 Pins, Mugs, And Stickers From Queer-Owned BusinessesShow off your support of the queer community by shopping these queer-owned businesses.www.buzzfeed.com

june 21 for lgbtq2

1868

Wagner’s opera “Meistersinger von Nuernberg” premieres in Munich

1948

Columbia Records launched a new vinyl disc that played at thirty-three and one third RPM in New York City, sparking a music-industry standard so strong that the inconceivable then digital age has yet to replace. analog is better than digital sound.

June 21, 1951

“17” opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 performances

June 21, 1972

The first Stonehenge Free Festival was held at Stonehenge, England culminating on the summer solstice. Staged between 1972 and 1984, 

1973

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could ban materials judged to be obscene based on local standards.

June 21, 1975

Captain and Tennille started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Neil Sedaka song ‘Love Will Keep Us Together’. The duo of husband and wife “Captain” Daryl Dragon and Cathryn Antoinette “Toni” Tennille had worked as backup musicians for Elton John and Neil Sedaka.

Elton John makes a surprise appearance at a concert at the Oakland Coliseum featuring The Eagles and The Doobie Brothers and sings with both groups.

June 21, 1976

Elton John and Kiki Dee’s “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” was released in the U.S and Britain.

1982

The first “Fête de la Musique,” a music festival also known as “World Music Day,” is launched in Paris. Unlike corporate festivals, this one is about street music, and free to the public. The festival returns every June 21 and spreads throughout the world in various forms.

1990

Little Richard finally gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Says Richard: “Like everything I got, it took a long time to get.”

1994

George Michael lost his lawsuit against Sony Records. Michael claimed that his 15-year contract with Sony was unfair because the company could refuse to release albums it thought wouldn’t be commercially successful. Michael vowed he would never record for Sony again. He re-signed with the company in 2003.

2006

Former Village People lead singer Victor Willis pleaded no contest to drug possession charges. He was later sentenced to three years’ probation after he agreed to enter a drug rehab program.

2007

The Spice Girls announce that they’re getting back together, with the five original Spices reuniting.

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

2018

Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie Presley has described the “powerful and moving experience” of singing with her father for a new album

2021

there have been gender scandals about trans persons in the olympics last century – so it would be accurate to say “openly trans”

and raises the same questions

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/transgender-weightlifter-hubbard-selected-for-tokyo-1.6073313Weightlifter Hubbard to be 1st transgender athlete to compete at Olympics | CBC SportsWeightlifter Laurel Hubbard will be the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics. Hubbard was among five weightlifters confirmed Monday for New Zealand’s team for the Tokyo Games.www.cbc.ca

same for being called transphobic when one has zero interest in raping/murdering trans

https://scitechdaily.com/homophobic-statements-trigger-elevated-stress-in-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-people-can-contribute-to-health-problems/Homophobic Statements Trigger Elevated Stress in Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People – Can Contribute to Health ProblemsNew research provides strongest evidence to date that the stress of discrimination causes physiological changes that can contribute to health problems for lesbian, gay and bisexual people. Previous research has suggested that the stress of discrimination may play a role in the development of healscitechdaily.com

meanwhile another area science is ignored for religious fear of science and persons

https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/op-ed/bs-ed-op-0621-msm-donation-20210621-5kuyz4klxfd4nlexat3kiumm7m-story.htmlAs a sexually active gay man, I can’t donate blood or tissue in America. That’s ridiculous | COMMENTARY – Baltimore SunMy blood type is O negative, I am healthy, I can run a half-marathon, I do not smoke or use drugs, I only have two to three drinks a week, and I am in a committed relationship. Yet, due to homophobic stereotypes and outdated policies, gay men like myself — termed “MSM” or “men who have sex with men” — cannot freely donate blood and soft tissue in America.www.baltimoresun.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/-not-hiding-gay-lesbian-russians-say-cultural-shift-underway-rcna1225‘We’re not hiding’: Gay and lesbian Russians say a cultural shift is underwayWhen Lisa Androshina threw her first lesbian party in Moscow in 2017, she had low expectations.  “We wanted to just gather with our friends and just listen towww.nbcnews.com

Lesbian is unique, including gender and sexuality in one word

that differs from faggot, which includes a meaning of the material used to execute for acting on gender and sexuality

https://www.rte.ie/lifestyle/living/2021/0621/1229478-queer-history-lesson-the-history-behind-the-word-lesbian/Queer History Lesson: The history behind the word lesbianL is for lesbian.www.rte.ie

RIP
https://www.avpress.com/news/madeline-davis-who-spoke-to-the-nation-as-a-lesbian-has-died/article_3ec70b22-d230-11eb-97c9-1b5036bbfa48.htmlMadeline Davis, who spoke to the nation as a lesbian, has died | News | avpress.com“I am a woman and a lesbian, a minority of minorities,” Madeline Davis told the 1972 Democratic National Convention in Miami Beach. “Now we are coming out of our closetswww.avpress.com

https://www.bionews.org.uk/page_157203Investigation reveals barriers to lesbian couples seeking fertility treatment – BioNewswww.bionews.org.uk

https://www.papermag.com/support-your-local-lesbian-bar-this-pride-month-2653476553.htmlSupport Your Local Lesbian Bar This Pride Month – PAPER“The Lesbian Bar Project” highlights how we can preserve these vital and historic community spaces.www.papermag.com

May 29 for lgbtq2

1972

Barry Manilow remained at #10 with “Tryin’ To Get The Feeling Again”.

1992

Concerned that some pupils were overly identifying with Freddie Mercury, the sacred heart School in Clifton New Jersey decided not to sing the Queen song ‘We Are The Champions’, at their Graduation Ceremony.

2005

Bob Geldof and Elton John announce five July concerts that will make up Live 8 – a new initiative to raise awareness of poverty.

2021

know what is a bad idea for discussions of discrimination and oppression?

someone who is white and heterosexual deciding what language to use

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-the-term-bipoc-is-a-bad-fit-for-the-canadian-discourse-on-race/Opinion: The term ‘BIPOC’ is a bad fit for the Canadian discourse on race – The Globe and MailThe best explanation for the widespread use of ‘BIPOC’ to reflect the state of Canada’s racial groups and social-justice efforts – an acronym that doesn’t fit our reality – is American imperialismwww.theglobeandmail.com

may 28 for lgbtq2

1966

on the LP charts:  My Name Is Barbra from Streisand at 6 with the Soundtrack to “Mary Poppins” at #8,

1983

More than 670,000 fans attended the four-day US Festival ’83 in California, sponsored by Steve Wozniak. Among the 35 acts that performed were U2, David Bowie, Van Halen, the Pretenders, Stevie Nicks, Joe Walsh, Mötley Crüe, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, the Clash, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Jr., Waylon Jennings, Alabama, Emmylou Harris, the Stray Cats, Berlin, INXS, and Men At Work. The lineup is even more impressive than that of its 1982 predecessor, and the attendance is substantially larger. Wozniak splurges on David Bowie with two million dollars of his own money, simply because he “really loves him.”

David Bowie was at #2 with “Let’s Dance”, at 5  Thomas Dolby’s only hit “She Blinded Me With Science adn mvoing to 8 the Culture Club moving up with “Time (Clock of the Heart)”,

1987

Whitney Houston released her second studio album, “Whitney,” in Canada. It was issued in the U.S. five days later.

1988

Elton John and Bernie Taupin won an Ivor Novello Award for their tribute to Princess Diana–“Candle in the Wind ’97”.

Faith by George Michael was #1 for a ninth week on the Album chart but the former #1 “Dirty Dancing” Soundtrack held strong at #2.

Another song from the album Faith reached #1 as “One More Try” got the honor for George Michael.

2000

Britney Spears was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Oops!… I Did It Again’. The singer’s second album also reached No.1 in thirteen other countries and has now sold over 20m copies.

2003

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown visited Israel, where they met premier Ariel Sharon.

2021

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/Japan-ruling-party-abandons-LGBT-bill-as-consensus-failsJapan ruling party abandons LGBT bill as consensus fails – Nikkei AsiaTOKYO — Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Friday gave up on legislation to promote public awareness of sexual minorities, proving unable toasia.nikkei.com

recognition of human rights + being a market niche = voter block power

rainbow capitalism hits peak

https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/05/27/new-kelloggs-lgbt-themed-cereal-features-preferred-pronouns-on-box/Kellogg’s LGBT-Themed Cereal Features Preferred Pronouns on Box“Boxes are for cereal, not people,” Kellogg’s insists about its new Together With Pride cereal.www.dailysignal.com

Lavender Lives: Alix Dobkin

An early leader in the music scene for lesbians and women, she passed away at her home from a brain aneurysm and stroke, according to Liza Cowan, her friend and former partner.

https://news.wttw.com/2021/05/22/head-lesbian-singer-and-feminist-alix-dobkin-dies-80‘Head Lesbian,’ Singer and Feminist, Alix Dobkin, Dies at 80 | Chicago News | WTTWThe lesbian singer and feminist activist who appeared in an iconic and recently resurgent 1975 photo wearing a t-shirt that read “The Future is Female,” has died. Alix Dobkin of Woodstock, New York, was 80.news.wttw.com

From being called “transphobic bigots”, “hateful” and “Nazis” who should be “dragged out by our saggy tits”, to having our personal details published on social media and receiving rape and death threats, the supposedly progressive mainstream seemed to have slightly overreacted to the fact that a small group of lesbians were simply marching at Pride in London.

https://news.trust.org/item/20190412100802-6md1q/Lesbians need to get the L out of the LGBT+ communityLesbians are being callednews.trust.org

undermines women entirely – not just lesbians.

https://www.economist.com/open-future/2018/07/03/the-gender-identity-movement-undermines-lesbiansThe gender-identity movement undermines lesbiansIts attempt to rebrand lesbians as queer erases their identity, writes Pippa Fleming, a performance artist | Open Futurewww.economist.com

https://torontosun.com/entertainment/celebrity/elliot-page-proudly-shares-first-shortless-pool-photoElliot Page proudly shares first shirtless pool photo | Toronto SunTransgender actor Elliot Page has showed off the results of his breast removal surgery with a shirtless pool photo.torontosun.com

this is heartbreaking the opposite way from transwomen who are hate criming lesbians

https://www.economist.com/open-future/2018/07/03/the-idea-that-trans-men-are-lesbians-in-denial-is-demeaning-and-wrong

pansexual: a real orientation or avoiding being called transphobic?

now that the public knows transgender exist and that one does not have to be heterosexual so gay or lesbian is an option, as well as bisexuals.

post your thoughts, experience or preferred dictionary definitions below

because if so pansexual is ignoring one’s own preferences or not having any and is vauge attraction for exceptional individuals. that is not really an orientation, that is an open bedroomdoor policy.

and nonbinary is merely rejecting heteronormative roles as if lesbian, gay or bisexual do not exist to demonstrate there is not any one way to be a gender or express sexual orientation, and shifting to being persons. which, heterosexual women continue to not be in most legal systems or under religion.

https://www.verywellhealth.com/pansexuality-5091676What Is Pansexuality?Pansexuality is when someone is attracted to a person despite their gender or sex.www.verywellhealth.com

https://time.com/5953047/lgbtq-holocaust-stories/How LGBTQ Victims Were Erased From Holocaust History | Time“For the queer survivors of Nazi oppression, 1945 did not bring about any kind of liberation,” argues scholar Andrea Carlo.time.com

Not “queer women” – LESBIANS

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/14/us/queer-lesbian-women-suffrage.htmlHow Queer Women Powered the Suffrage Movement – The New York TimesFor many suffragists, scholars have found, the freedom to choose whom and how they loved was tied deeply to the idea of voting rights.www.nytimes.com

may 24 for LGBTQ2

May 24, 1956

The first Eurovision Song Contest was held in Lugano, Switzerland. The event was the brainchild of Marcel Baisoncon of the European Broadcasting Union. Seven countries participated and they were each allowed two songs

May 24, 1966

The original Broadway production of the musical “Mame,” starring Angela Lansbury, Bea Arthur, Jane Connell, Willard Waterman and George Coe, opened at New York’s Winter Garden Theatre for 1508 performances.

1974

David Bowie released his eighth studio album Diamond Dogs. The cover art features Bowie as a striking half-man, half-dog grotesque painted by Belgian artist Guy Peellaert. It was controversial as the full painting clearly showed the hybrid’s genitalia.

On “Midnight Special,” Richard Pryor was host to Olivia Newton-John and Boz Scaggs.

The Superman FanFic no one expected:

1980

Bette Midler remained at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for the third week with “The Rose”.

1986

“Greatest Love Of All” from Whitney Houston was #1 for the fifth straight week.

Whitney Houston continued to top the Album chart in its 61st week on the chart. 

1999

Queen singer Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991, was honoured on a new set of millennium stamps issued by the Royal Mail. Mercury, who featured on the 19p stamp, was a keen stamp collector, and his collection was bought by the Post Office in 1993. The stamp marked his contribution to the Live Aid charity concert in 1985, and caused controversy by featuring a small portion of Queen’s drummer, Roger Taylor, in the background – UK stamps by tradition only carry pictures of living persons who are members of the Royal Family.

David Bowie wrote and recorded the song “What’s Really Happening” during a live Webcast. The song appeared on the album “hours.”

2004

Madonna kicked off the North American leg of her Re-invention World Tour by playing three sold out nights at The Los Angeles Forum. The tour became the top grossing of the year, with ticket sales of nearly $125 million, with over 900,000 fans attending the 60 date tour. As a follower of the Kabbalah, Madonna didn’t play any Friday night gigs as the teaching of the religion forbids it.

2006

Elton John accepted 100,000 pounds ($188,000) in libel damages from London’s Daily Mail newspaper over allegations that he asked guests not to approach him at a charity ball.

2021

https://torontosun.com/entertainment/celebrity/elliot-page-proudly-shares-first-shortless-pool-photoElliot Page proudly shares first shirtless pool photo | Toronto SunTransgender actor Elliot Page has showed off the results of his breast removal surgery with a shirtless pool photo.torontosun.com

May 22 for LGBTQ2

May 22, 1965

Jack Benny’s broadcast run of live network radio programs ended after 23 years. His TV show aired from 1952-1965.

Barbra Streisand released the album “My Name Is Barbra,” a few weeks after her Emmy Award-winning television special of the same title aired on CBS.

“Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious” hits #66

May 22, 1966

In Hollywood, shooting began on the last original episode of the TV series “Perry Mason,” starring Raymond Burr. Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of the fictional lawyer, appeared in it as the judge. It was also the only episode in the series that was filmed and televised in color.

Raymond Burr’s grave in New Wetminster 2019 with Blogger Nina

May 22, 1976

Donna Summer reached #52 pop with “Could It Be Magic,” originally recorded by Barry Manilow and given to Donna by Manilow’s publisher Jay Warner.

1986

Cher called David Letterman an asshole on his NBC-TV “Late Night” show.

1993

Salt-n-Pepa performed at a benefit to raise money for AIDS patients called LIFEbeat’s Counteraid. They had intended to become nurses but wound up as telephone sales operators before striking gold as a rap act.

2001

A remastered version of the album “Madonna” was released.

2004

Morrissey appeared at the M.E.N. arena Manchester, England on his 45th birthday. It was Morrissey’s return to his home city Manchester after an absence of 12 years and the 18000 tickets sold out in only 90 minutes. During the set Morrissey performed five Smiths songs

2008

Madonna‘s documentary, “I Am Because We Are,” was shown at the Cannes Film Festival.

2017

In Manchester, England, 22 people were killed and at least 50 were injured in an explosion by a suicide bomber as fans exited an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Grande suspended the remainder of her world tour. ISIS claimed responsibility for the terror attack although no evidence of their involvement was immediately discovered.

Bisexual queerbaiter or refusing to be labels publicly in this century is not role modeling.

2021

https://www.jurist.org/news/2021/05/germany-parliament-passes-law-compensating-gay-and-lesbian-soldiers-for-past-discrimination/Germany parliament passes law compensating gay and lesbian soldiers for past discrimination – JURIST – News – Legal News & CommentaryThe German parliament Thursday voted in favor of the rehabilitation and compensation of soldiers who have faced discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation. Until the year 2000, German mil…www.jurist.org

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/22/22448139/tim-cook-epic-fortnite-trial-testimony-privacy-iap-antitrustTim Cook’s Fortnite trial testimony was unexpectedly revealing – The VergeApple CEO Tim Cook took the stand in the final day of testimony for Epic v. Apple, the antitrust trial over Fortnite and Apple’s iOS App Store.www.theverge.com

https://news.wttw.com/2021/05/22/head-lesbian-singer-and-feminist-alix-dobkin-dies-80‘Head Lesbian,’ Singer and Feminist, Alix Dobkin, Dies at 80 | Chicago News | WTTWThe lesbian singer and feminist activist who appeared in an iconic and recently resurgent 1975 photo wearing a t-shirt that read “The Future is Female,” has died. Alix Dobkin of Woodstock, New York, was 80.news.wttw.com

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