July 8 for LGBTQ2

July 8, 1967

“Respect” from Aretha Franklin, spent its eighth week at the top on this date. 

1972

“Rocket Man” by Elton John, was number 7

July 8, 1974

David Bowie releases David Live, recorded at Tower Theater in Philadelphia. It is Bowie’s first official live album.

1978

ABBA had #3 with “Take A Chance On Me”.

, the Soundtrack to “Grease” at #9 on th eLP charts

1979

After signing with Island Records, the B-52s make their live debut at London’s Lyceum Ballroom.

1985

Playboy magazine runs a nude pictorial of Madonna, using black and white photos of her that were taken in 1977. Cover notes announced: Madonna Nude. Unlike a Virgin… for the very first time.

2004

David Bowie was forced to cancel several concerts after having emergency heart surgery. 

2006

Queen guitarist Brian May made a “substantial” donation to save hedgehogs from slaughter in the Outer Hebrides. Although the exact amount was not revealed it was said to be enough to pay for the rescue of hundreds of hedgehogs from the Uists, where Scottish Natural Heritage has been culling the animals for the past four years. May’s money would go towards funding cash rewards for islanders so hundreds more hedgehogs can be saved.

2021

with or without balancing women’s rights?

https://peoplesworld.org/article/spain-passes-transgender-equality-law-protests-engulf-country-after-homophobic-murder/Spain passes Transgender Equality Law; protests engulf country after homophobic murder – People’s World“They are rights, not wishes. It’s the law!” read the pink, blue, and white banner of the Communist Party of Spain as its members marched with the wider Unidas Podemos (Together We Can) coalition for Madrid’s Pride Parade this past Saturday.peoplesworld.org

Stress is a known harm to humans

and Discrimination from stress impacts hetero women and LGBTQ2

especially needless stress

https://www.healio.com/news/cardiology/20210708/aha-discrimination-stress-may-harm-transgender-cv-health-but-more-data-neededAHA: Discrimination, stress may harm transgender CV health, but more data neededData on how stigmatization stress responses and gender-affirming hormone therapies may impact the heart health of transgender and gender-diverse individuals are lacking, researchers reported.In a scientific statement published in Circulation, an American Heart Association writing group reviewed existing research on potential drivers and prevalence of CVD among transgender and gender-diversewww.healio.com

https://www.straight.com/living/gay-former-rugby-star-brennan-bastyovanszky-recharges-vancouver-roguesGay former rugby star Brennan Bastyovanszky recharges Vancouver Rogues | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment WeeklyThe gay and inclusive rugby team offers a welcome alternative to those who are opposed to the use of homophobic language in male contact sports.www.straight.com

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/07/07/three-people-arrested-in-connection-with-anti-gay-murder-in-spain/Three people arrested in connection with anti-gay murder in SpainSamuel Luiz Muñiz was killed in A Coruña on July 3www.losangelesblade.com

not surprised, hetero men are bothered by gay men and fetishize all women

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-politics-and-policy/lesbian-bisexual-women-successful-ballot-box-gay-men-study-finds-rcna1365Lesbian, bisexual women more successful at the ballot box than gay men, study finds<p>Last September, Marie Pinkney beat incumbent Delaware state Sen.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/125646724/dislike-ikeas-bisexual-couch-all-you-want-but-dont-confuse-hate-speech-with-free-speechDislike Ikea’s ‘bisexual couch’ all you want, but don’t confuse hate speech with free speech | Stuff.co.nzOPINION: This week, I received a rather unpleasant email, subject line: &quot;Depraved homosexuality promotion.&quot;www.stuff.co.nz

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/07/06/frida-kahlo-birthday-bisexual-artist/Celebrating the life and loves of Frida Kahlo, Mexico’s most famous bisexualOn what would’ve been Frida Kahlo’s 103rd birthday, we celebrate the visionary Mexican bisexual who remains a global LGBT+ icon.www.pinknews.co.uk

I am guessing stress and more general health attention

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9764635/Health-Lesbian-gay-bisexual-adults-THINNER-straight-people-study-finds.htmlHealth: Lesbian, gay and bisexual adults are THINNER than straight people, study finds | Daily Mail OnlineThe findings come from the 2011-2018 iterations of the Health Survey for England , which is conducted annually by the National Centre for Social Research and UCL.www.dailymail.co.uk

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/07/president-biden-appoints-first-lesbian-ambassador-level-position-history/President Biden appoints the first lesbian to ambassador-level position in history / LGBTQ NationChantele Wong will be the first lesbian and the first out LGBTQ person of color in history to serve in an ambassador-level position…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/kristin-richardson-jordan-city-council/Harlem Is Sending a Black Lesbian Democratic Socialist to the City Council | The NationA radical poet and educator’s come-from-behind victory over a machine politician complicates the narrative that New York Black moderates rejected a left agenda.www.thenation.com

https://pridesource.com/article/siena-liggins/As Masc Lesbian As She Wants to Be: How Detroit Let Siena Liggins Unleash Her Queer Superpowers – Pride SourceEveryone thinks they know Siena Liggins. Originally from Saginaw but currently living in Atlanta — the 27-year-old artist has lived all over, really,pridesource.com

When will Gender Stop being a costume?

Particularly, when the gender being represented so poorly.

Given Ethnicity, particularly, when rendered slutty is understood as being a problem.

“yes but” is not the same as acknowledging and stopping the behaviour and not using the world as an excuse for lowest common denominator

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/06/misogyny-gay-men-sexist-rose-mcgowan-rights-womenYes there is misogyny among gay men – but our sexist world is the problem | Patrick Strudwick | The Guardian<strong>Patrick Strudwick: </strong>Rose McGowan is right that the gay rights movement has tended to ignore women. But sexism is everywhere – the bulk of the hate comes from heterosexualswww.theguardian.com

Drag is the misogyny problem, not drag has a problem.

Gay Men are not women who failed to hetero man

https://www.starobserver.com.au/news/national-news/does-drag-still-have-misogyny-problem/174405Does drag still have a misogyny problem? – Star ObserverIs drag misogynistic? The answer is yes, it can be, if queens aren’t being respectful of the women they’re trying to emulate.www.starobserver.com.au

Drag Queens are different in tone and intention than Drag Kings, which again, the gender is not a costume applies even when respectful and celebration of the performance of gender.

which leads to what does nonbinary drag look like?

maybe time for a cultural revolution in queerdom

or past time

certainly it is beyond time to stop genderizing traits as if there is only one way of either binary gender to be expressed.

not only to owing to the diversity of sexualities’, but also that individuals are not limited to demographic tropes and stereotypes.

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