John Lennon’s statement that The Beatles were ‘more popular than Jesus Christ’ was published in The London Evening Standard. “Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. We’re more popular then Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first, rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity. Jesus was alright, but his disciples were thick and ordinary.” Christian groups in the US were outraged resulting in some states burning Beatles records. Lennon later apologised. The English public didn’t raise an eyebrow over his remarks, but they caused controversy and protest in America
March 4 1989
After Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” debuts in a Pepsi commercial on US television, Roman Catholic groups around the world protest, calling the video, which contains both religious and sexual imagery, “blasphemy”.
Thirteen years after its appointment, a commission of historic, scientific and theological inquiry brought the pope a “not guilty” finding for Galileo, who in 1633, at age 69, was forced to repent by the Roman Inquisition and spent the last eight years of his life under house arrest.
Nov 22, 2008 VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Vatican’s newspaper has finally forgiven John Lennon for declaring that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, calling the remark a “boast” by a young man grappling with sudden fame
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It was meant as a wry commentary on how pop culture was overtaking traditions in the modern world. The quote didn’t emerge in the US until 4 months laterbestclassicbands.com
religion is delusional and is not the solution to sin, the problem it created.
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LGBT charity likens ordinary work of churches to the Holocaust – The Christian Institute
A letter outlining the concerns of church leaders to a broad ‘conversion therapy’ ban has been likened to the Holocaust by an LGBT charity.www.christian.org.uk
Meanwhile Nice Christians want many demographics to disappear, employing a do not say words and there won’t be any
Disney World’s Gay Day started a social revolution in the 1990s
Coca-Cola was registered as a trademark at the U.S. Patent Office.
01-31-1900 – 07-23-1982 Betty Parsons (Born Betty Bierne Pierson) – Born in New York City, New York. She was an American artist, art dealer, and collector, known for her early promotion of Abstract Expressionism. In 1920, she married Schuyler Livingston Parson, a rich, alcoholic gay man.
After the couple divorced in 1923, Betty Parsons, as she was called for the rest of her life, moved to Paris. For the eight or ten years that she lived in France, she had an affair with the English painter Adge Baker. The two women shared a house together for six years on Rue Boulard in Montparnasse. They would remain friends for the rest of her life. Parsons moved back to the U.S. in 1933. During the McCarthy years she went back into the closet, but supported gay, lesbian, and bisexual artists during this time of oppression. From the mid-1940s until the mid-1950s, she was involved with actress and painter, Strelsa van Scriver. In 1946, she opened the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York City and exhibited for the first time publicly Abstract Expressionist. The gallery became one of the most prestigious of the mid-twentieth century. It closed in 1981, a year before Parson’s death.
1902 – American actress Tallulah Bankhead (January 31, 1902 – December 12, 1968) was born in Huntsville, Alabama. She was an American actress of the stage and screen. Bankhead was known for her husky voice, outrageous personality, and devastating wit. Originating some of the 20th century theater’s preeminent roles in comedy and melodrama, she gained acclaim as an actress on both sides of the Atlantic. Bankhead became an icon of the tempestuous, flamboyant actress, and her unique voice and mannerisms are often subject to imitation and parody. In her personal life, Bankhead struggled with alcoholism and drug addiction, and was infamous for her uninhibited sex life. Rumors about Bankhead’s sex life have lingered for years, and she was linked romantically with many notable female personalities of the day, including Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Katherine Cornell, Eva Le Gallienne, Hope Williams, Beatrice Lillie, and Alla Nazimova, as well as writer Mercedes de Acosta and singer Billie Holiday. Actress Patsy Kelly confirmed she had a sexual relationship with Bankhead when she worked for her as a personal assistant. Bankhead never publicly described herself as being bisexual. She did, however, describe herself as “ambisextrous”.
01-31-1905 – 07-13-1960 Anna Blaman – Born in Rotterdam, Netherlands. She was a Dutch writer and poet. Anna Blaman was her pen name. She was born Johanna
Petronella Vrugt. Her novel, A Matter of Life and Death (1954) is her most notable work and was translated into English in 1974. As a high profile figure, who was openly lesbian, she helped open doors for other Dutch lesbians. At the age of 55, she died of a cerebral embolism. The Dutch film, To Play or to Die (1990) was based on one of her stories.
01-31-1908 – 12-16-1992 Erica Brausen – Born in Düsseldorf, Germany. She was an art dealer and established the Hanover Gallery in London in 1946. Brausen supported several influential contemporary artists, including Francis Bacon. As a German national, she
encountered many difficulties and restrictions. A gay artist friend married her which allowed her to work legally. From 1946 until 1973, the Hanover Gallery was among the most influential galleries in Europe. Other artists that the galley represented included Alberto Giacometti, Lucian Freud, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, and Henry Moore. Brausen was a lesbian and her life partner was Catharina “Toto” Koopman, a one-time Chanel model and film actress. The two met in 1945. Koopman helped Brausen run the Hanover Gallery and the two women lived openly together until Koopman’s death in 1991.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
January 31, 1950
U.S. President Harry Truman announced to the nation that he had approved the development of the hydrogen bomb.
01-31-1952 Brad Gooch – Raised in Kingston, Pennsylvania. He is an American writer. His 2015 memoir Smash Cut recounts life in 1970s and 1980s New York City, including the time Gooch spent as a fashion model, life with his then-boyfriend filmmaker Howard Brookner, living in the famous Chelsea Hotel and the first decade of the AIDS crisis. Gooch is currently a Professor of English at William Paterson University in New Jersey. He is married to writer and religious activist Paul Raushenbush. They have two children.
Photo courtesy of Larry D. Moore (2009)
January 31, 1958
Little Richard officially announced that he had retired at the peak of his career to become an Evangelist. His conversion would last all of four years.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
Aretha Franklin sang a moving version of “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” at the funeral for Mahalia Jackson at the Arie Crown Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Over 6,000 people packed the Theatre to pay respects, including Chicago Major Richard J. Daley, Coretta Scott King, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Ella Fitzgerald.
01-31-1973 Portia de Rossi (born Amanda Lee Rogers) – Born in Horsham, Australia. She is an Australian actress, model, and philanthropist, known for her roles as lawyer
Nelle Porter on the television series Ally McBeal and Lindsey Fünke on the sitcom Arrested Development. She is married to American stand-up comedian, television host, and actress, Ellen DeGeneres. From 2000 to 2004, she dated singer Francesca Gregorini, the daughter of Barbara Bach and the stepdaughter of Ringo Star. She said that most of her family and the Ally McBeal cast did not know she was a lesbian until tabloid pictures of the couple appeared. She declined to publicly discuss the relationship or her sexual orientation at the time. In 2004, Rossi began dating Ellen DeGeneres. In 2005, she opened up publicly about her sexual orientation in interviews with Details and The Advocate. On August 16, 2010, she and Ellen married. In 2011 she became a US citizen. She currently stars on Scandal as Elizabeth North.
January 31, 1974
Film producer/co-founder of Goldwyn studios Samuel Goldwyn died of heart failure at 91.
1975: The American Association for the Advancement of Science passes a resolution deploring discrimination “in any form” against gay men and lesbians.
January 31, 1976ABBA knocked Queen from the UK No.1 position on the UK singles chart with ‘Mamma Mia.’ Queen’s single ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ had enjoyed a nine week run at the top of the charts, by coincidence, Queen’s single contains the famous “mamma mia, mamma mia, mamma mia let me go” line.
Elton John won awards for Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Single (“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” with Kiki Dee), at the fourth American Music Awards held in California.
Washington, D.C.’s Human Rights Commission fines the Grand Central, a local gay bar, over $6,000 for discrimination against women and African-Americans.
01-31-1977 Kerry Washington – Born in The Bronx, New York City, New York. She is an American actress and an LGBT straight ally. She is well known for her starring role in
the ABC drama Scandal and for her role in the film Ray (2004). In April 2014, Time magazine listed her in its annual TIME 100 as one of the “Most influential People in the World.” She is a vocal supporter of gay rights. In August 2013, she was named honorary chairperson of the GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) and she received the GLADD Vanguard Award on March 21, 2015. She is married to former NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
01-31-1980 James Adomian – Born in Omaha, Nebraska. He is an American
standup comedian, actor and impressionist. He is best know for his work on Comedy Bang Bang, Last Comic Standing and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson where he impersonated President George W. Bush until 2009. Adomian is openly gay. He is the grandson of Armenian-American mathematician George Adomian.
Barry Manilow scored his 18th career hit and 11th Top 10 song with “I Made It Through The Rain”.
Queen’s ‘Radio Ga Ga’ entered the UK charts at No.4. The track which was released after Queen’s recording and touring hiatus of over a year spent eleven weeks in the chart, peaking at No.2.
The Soundtrack to “Footloose”, one of The Top 100 Soundtracks of the Rock Era*, was released.
In San Francisco, AIDS activists stage a protest on the Golden Gate Bridge, bringing morning rush-hour traffic to a standstill. Twenty-nine demonstrators are arrested.
Cher sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXXIII.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
1997David Bowie released part of his holdings in intellectual property for sale on the stock market, becoming the first Rock star to offer Wall Street stock options on his career.
1999After a performance by Kiss during the pregame ceremonies, Cher sings the national anthem at Superbowl XXXIII. (33) Stevie Wonder provided half-time entertainment.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2004Barry Manilow was taken to a Palm Springs, California hospital after suffering chest pains. He was released after a brief stay and a series of tests.
2006 — Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire signs into law a bill prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. In a slightly convoluted way, state law defines “sexual orientation” as including “gender identity.” Thus, according to the Washington State Human Rights Commission, RCW 49.60 “makes discrimination unlawful on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, sexual orientation, disability, familial status, marital status, and age. Discrimination based on sexual orientation, including gender identity, will be illegal in employment, housing, public accommodations [including schools], credit and lending, and insurance. All employers with eight or more employees, except tribes and religious non-profit institutions, are covered by the law.” It is still perfectly legal in 36 states to discriminate in employment or at school against someone you perceive to be transgender. In thirty of those states it is still legal to discriminate against someone you think is gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.
Beyoncé set a Grammy record for women by winning six: Song Of The Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, and Best Contemporary R&B Album.
Taylor Swift captured four Grammys, including Album of the Year for Fearless.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
2011 – Zach Wahls (born July 15, 1991), the son of lesbian moms, addresses the Iowa House Judiciary Committee. His testimony brings national attention to the proposed constitutional ban on same sex marriage in Iowa and launches his role as a national activist. Zach is an American activist on behalf of LGBT equality and a candidate in the 2018 Iowa General Assembly election.
Actress Lizabeth Scott died of heart failure at the age of 92. (The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, Dead Reckoning, Too Late for Tears, Loving You, Scared Stiff, I Walk Alone, The Company She Keeps, Pitfall, Easy Living, Paid in Full, Two of a Kind, The Racket, Bad for Each Other, Red Mountain, Silver Lode)
2017, UK – Thousands of gay and bisexual men who were convicted of now-abolished sexual offenses in Britain have been posthumously pardoned under a new policing law, the Justice Ministry announces. The law, which received Royal Assent on this day, is named after British WWII codebreaker Alan Turing (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954), who committed suicide following his conviction for gross indecency and was posthumously pardoned by Her Majesty the Queen in 2013. It also makes it possible for living convicted gay men to seek pardons for offenses no longer on the statute book.
Yet. the Catholic Church continues to oppose marriage equality, reproductive rights and fails to address pedophile priests
and residential schools, along with Lest We Forget
The Anchorage Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) has worked over the years to promote the voices of youth in municipal government through collaboration, camaraderie, and candor — but according to one now former member of YAC — the commission, now under the oppressive far-right hand of the Bronson Administration, is conducting a behind the scenes crusade in a bid to censor LGBT authors from the Anchorage Public Library.
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the history of nonheterosexuals and different historical eras views are such that there is a there is a danger to apply current decadish of time, in 2021 to past decades and centuries; particularly without application of complete history.
There is a difference between adopting male attire in the era when clothing was spelled out in law, and lesbians who passed in public, differ from those who only change clothing for personal sexual gratification, in private “cross dressors” in the language of this same era.
Laws regarding clothing exist in many nations, including capitol punishment, this is why sexual orientation is a demographic, That heterosexual women continue to be denied reproductive rights, education and professions, even where won at court; that women are a demographic. That male and female persons who are ethnically different from the majority population and with differing experiences being merged into colour blind visible minorities are differing demographics.
the farther back in time the given individual is, and why on this blog, there is a under theme of Elvis Presley, as the most prominent modern era person of the 1900s Current Era; who was photographed almost every day of his adult life., and who’s number of days on this planet have resulted in his being one of the most recognizable individuals across all cultures on the planet, which in 1950s was 1 billion people, and by his death almost 4 billion, to the 8 billion currently existing on earth.