Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes
51 CE, Rome – Titus Flavius Domitianus (51-96) was bon in Rome. The Emperor is the first recorded case of a married man leaving his wife for a man, a mime named Paris. After a public outcry Titus killed Paris and went back to his wife. However, he continued his affairs with young men so his wife had him assassinated.
1783 – Deborah Sampson (December 17, 1760 – April 29, 1827) is honorably discharged from the Continental Army after serving under the name Robert Sampson. General Henry Knox at West Point presides.Deborah Sampson is honorably discharged from the Massachusetts Regiment. Wounded in one of several battles in which she fought, Sampson had escaped discovery for almost a year and a half until falling sick with a fever. One of the earliest American examples of a passing woman, Sampson formed several attachments with women while dressed as a man. She later marries and receives a military pension.
1929 – David McReynolds (born October 25, 1929) is born. He appeared on the Socialist Party ballot, becoming the first openly gay individual to run for President of the United States. He is a pacifist activist who describes himself as “a peace movement bureaucrat” during his 40-year career with Liberation magazine and the War Resisters League. He lives in New York City.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
1955 – The “Village Voice” newspaper is launched. The Village Voice was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country’s first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955 by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher, John Wilcock and Norman Mailer, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City. Over its 63 years of publication, The Village Voicereceived three Pulitzer Prizes, the National Press Foundation Award, and the George Polk Award. The Village Voice hosted a variety of writers and artists, including writer Ezra Pound, cartoonist Lynda Barry, and art critics Robert Christgau, Andrew Sarris, and J. Hoberman. After halting print publication in 2017, the Voice provided daily coverage through its website until August 31, 2018, when it announced it was ceasing production of new editorial content.
Neil G. Giuliano (born October 26, 1956) is an American politician who served as mayor of Tempe, Arizona for four terms, from 1994 to 2004 (Three two-year terms and one four-year term). After serving in elected office he served as President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) from 2005 to 2009, and served as President/CEO of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation from December 2010 to December 2015. Giuliano was the first directly-elected openly gay mayor in the United States, and Tempe was the largest city in America with an openly gay mayor for nearly six years, 1996- 2001.
Nick Adams is along for Elvis’ tour:
While the band travelled north in Gladys’ Cadillac and lost a wheel bearing in Pennsylvania, Elvis flew back to New York City with Gene Smith, Nick Adams and some others.
October 25, 1958
Cliff Richard made his British radio debut on the BBC’s ‘Saturday Club.’
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
1962 – The National Variety Artists Exotic Carnival and Masquerade Ball is raided by police. Dozens of ‘queers’ were locked up on charges of masquerading and indecent exposure at the Manhattan Canter.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
on: the USA song charts“Bad Blood” remained at #1, done by Neil Sedaka & Elton John and Elton John rose from 36 to 8 with “Island Girl”
1979 – The Front Page, the first LGBT newspaper in Raleigh, NC, is published.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
on the usa song charts:
Ireland – rules that laws in Ireland criminalizing sex between men are in violation of the Charter of Human Rights. The court was petitioned by David Norris (born 31 July 1944), an MP in the Dail of Ireland. Norris is an Irish scholar, independent Senator and civil rights activist. Internationally, Norris is credited with having “managed, almost single-handedly, to overthrow the anti-homosexuality law, a feat he achieved in 1988 after a fourteen-year campaign. He has also been credited with being “almost single-handedly responsible for rehabilitating James Joyce in once disapproving Irish eyes”.Norris is a former university lecturer and a member of the Oireachtas, serving in Seanad Éireann since 1987. He was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in Ireland. A founder of the Campaign for Homosexual Law Reform, he is also a prominent member of the Church of Ireland.
Barbra Streisand scored her fourth US No.1 album with ‘Guilty.’ Also on this day Streisand started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with a song written by the The Bee Gees ‘Woman In Love’, the singers only UK No.1. Streisand made it a sweep of the top three charts with the #1 AC song as well–“Woman in Love”. Barbra Streisand registered the fifth #1 song of her career with “Woman In Love”, taking over from Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust”.
Guilty by Barbra Streisand took over at #1 on the Album chart after just three weeks of release. That sent The Game by Queen to #2 while at #6 The “Xanadu” Soundtrack
For the first time in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, the top three spots were held by female solo acts. Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” held down the #1 position, followed by Tina Turner’s “Typical Male” at #2 and Janet Jackson’s “When I Think Of You” at #3.
The “Top Gun” Soundtrack was #4
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
1992 – Portland Oregon police chief Tom Potter testified before a state senate committee, saying many victims of anti-gay assaults do not report the crimes because of fear that their identities will be made public.
October 25, 1994
The Madonna album “Bedtime Stories” was released.
Cliff Richard is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
1996 – Intersex Awareness Day and the first public demonstration by intersex people takes place. The Intersex Society of North America demonstrates in Boston carrying signs saying “Hermaphrodites with Attitude.” Intersex Awareness Day is an internationally observed awareness day designed to highlight human rights issues faced by intersex people. Oct. Intersex Awareness Day is an international day of grass-roots action to end shame, secrecy and unwanted genital cosmetic surgeries on intersex children. The day also provides an opportunity for reflection and political action. Between October 26 and November 8, intersex organizations bring attention to the challenges intersex individuals face, culminating in the Intersex Day of Remembrance on the birthday of Herculine Barbin (November 8, 1838– February 1868), also sometimes known as Intersex Solidarity Day. Barbin was a French intersex person who was determined as female at birth and raised in a convent, but was later reclassified as male by a court of law, after an affair and physical examination.
The quasi lesbian marketted : The Spice Girls went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Spice Up Your Life’. Taken from their second album ‘Spiceworld’ the single set new record, making them the only act to have their first five singles reach No.1.
Post 9/11 – From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Richard Harris, whose version of “MacArthur Park” rose to number two in the United States in 1968, died of cancer. The 72-year-old Irish-born actor had been undergoing chemotherapy at a private clinic in London. Though he charted three other times, Harris was better known for his acting roles on stage and film, most recently playing Albus Dumbledore in two Harry Potter films.
The New Jersey Supreme Court rules that state lawmakers must provide the rights and benefits of marriage to gay and lesbian couples.
On the Opra Winfrey show, an interview with Madonna aired. Madonnna discussed her adoption of an 18-month old boy from Malawi in the 30-minute interview.
2012 – Allyson Robinson becomes the leader of OutServe-SLDN, working on LGBT issues in the military. She is the first transgender person to do so. She attended West Point before gender reassignment, graduated in 1994 majoring in her undergraduate degree in physics, and was then commissioned as an officer serving in the U.S. Armyuntil 1999. She held the rank of Captain. Also prior to transition, she became an ordained Baptist minister, earning from the Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity (M.Div.). Robinson has been married to Danyelle Robinson since 1994. They have four children.
https://globalnews.ca/news/8322654/gunther-james-michael-tyler-dead-friends/James Michael Tyler dead: Actor who played Gunther on ‘Friends’ dies at 59 – National | Globalnews.caTyler was most well-known for his performance as Gunther, a worker at the Central Perk café, who reserves an unrequited love for Jennifer Aniston’s Rachel.globalnews.ca
https://www.blackenterprise.com/froskate-black-woman-led-skate-collective-gives-bipoc-queer-skaters-a-safe-place-to-fly/Black-Woman Led Skate Collective Creates Safe Space For BIPOC, Queer SkatersFroSkate, a Black-woman led collective of Chicago skaters is giving Black, Indigenous, people of color, and queer people a place to skate empowered.www.blackenterprise.com
https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/culture/megan-fox-is-so-proud-of-inspiring-queer-girls-to-come-out/Megan Fox is “so proud” of inspiring queer girls to come outMegan Fox has opened up about her status as a bicon and the impact she has had on LGBTQ+ women of all ages.www.gaytimes.co.uk
https://www.autostraddle.com/girl-in-the-woods-peacock-review/“The Girl In The Woods” Delivers a Complex, Queer Horror Hero – AutostraddleThe new Peacock supernatural series “The Girl in the Woods” features multiple queer girls, a non-binary teen, and monster frights.www.autostraddle.com
https://torontosun.com/life/sex-files/columnist-writes-on-how-she-embraced-her-bisexualitySEX FILES: Columnist writes on how she embraced her bisexuality | Toronto SunLast weekend, I was spending time with someone new and decided to come out to them. While walking along the scenic waterfront admiring the mountains in the…torontosun.com
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/michael-hsu-rosen-netflix-pretty-smart_n_616f2e7fe4b079111a50191cHow ‘Pretty Smart’ Allowed Michael Hsu Rosen To Embrace His Gay Asian Identity | HuffPost EntertainmentThe actor says playing social media influencer Jayden on Netflix’s buzzy sitcom reflects his pledge to “make my own way” on stage and screen.www.huffpost.com
https://www.metroweekly.com/2021/10/virginia-gay-black-mans-family-files-26-million-lawsuit-against-local-police-for-april-shooting/Gay Black man’s family files $26 million lawsuit after he was shot by policeThe family of a Virignia gay Black man shot by a sheriff’s deputy in April has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $26 million in damages.www.metroweekly.com
https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/horowitz-donates-blood-after-israel-repeals-ban-on-gay-blood-donation-683016Horowitz donates blood after Israel repeals ban on gay blood donation – The Jerusalem PostHealth Minister Nitzan Horowitz, a gay man, donated blood at the Magen David Adom compound in Jerusalem after the ban was repealed.www.jpost.com
https://www.michigandaily.com/columns/youre-not-breaking-barriers-by-being-gay-in-a-fraternity/You’re not breaking barriers by being gay in a fraternityIn my experience, a fraternity — no matter how progressive the school they are at is — is going to be completely unwilling to accept a pledge if they are not heterosexual passing.www.michigandaily.com
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/10/25/the-absolute-worst-campuses-for-lgbtq-youth-in-the-nation/?cf_chl_jschl_tk=pmd_ikEFi13Krg1GsEwOtRUpRgy_agr3AxYQg4zCLRLJn0I-1635178917-0-gqNtZGzNAqWjcnBszQm9“The absolute worst campuses for LGBTQ youth” in the nationMost exhaustive update to ‘The Worst List’ since 2016 adds 50 new campuses for total of 180 unsafe campuses for LGBTQ youthwww.losangelesblade.com
jokes about lgbtq by are okay – heteros do no get to joke because that was the oppression in the first place – bullying and then claiming it’s just jokes, when it is expression disgust:
https://www.splicetoday.com/writing/the-ick-factor-with-gaysThe Ick Factor With Gays | www.splicetoday.comRecent events suggest gays have become entitled, callous, thoughtless, and believe they not only can no longer be joked about, but don’t have to answer any questions about their failures. || Bruce Majorswww.splicetoday.com
https://www.euronews.com/2021/10/25/vilnius-and-police-in-row-over-whether-to-keep-lgbt-rainbow-crossingVilnius and police in row over whether to keep LGBT rainbow crossing | EuronewsVilnius and police in row over whether to keep LGBT rainbow crossingwww.euronews.com
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/tonia-nekia-mccloddden-barbara-hammer-2023569‘Curating Is Always About Desire’: Artist Tiona Nekia McClodden on Her Exhibition Paying Homage to Revered Queer Filmmaker Barbara HammerA show on experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer, curated by artist Tiona Nekia McClodden, includes a 1972 motorcycle and archival materials.news.artnet.com
https://southfloridagaynews.com/National/from-texas-passing-anti-trans-bill-to-lesbian-couple-inducted-into-hall-of-fame-this-week-in-across-the-country.htmlFrom Texas Passing Anti-trans Bill to Lesbian Couple Inducted into Hall of Fame, This Week in Across the Country | National | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com
https://www.opindia.com/2021/10/dabur-apologises-for-lesbian-karwa-chauth-ad-withdraws-read-full-statement/Dabur apologises for lesbian Karwa Chauth ad: Read full statementDabur has issued an apology over the lesbian Karwa Chauth ad after it was condemned both by Hindus and the woke camp. – OpIndia Newswww.opindia.com
https://variety.com/2021/awards/news/passing-miquels-war-newfest-lgbtq-film-festival-1235096398/Passing Wins Top Prize at LGBTQ Film Festival NewFest – VarietyRebecca Hall’s “Passing” won the U.S. Narrative Feature Jury Award at this year’s NewFest.variety.com
https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/578223-one-bipartisan-remedy-to-the-wave-of-anti-lgbtq-legislativeOne bipartisan remedy to the wave of anti-LGBTQ legislative attacks? passing the Equality Act | TheHillThe Equality Act is an affirmation of our values as a nation, and a tangible — and urgently needed — measure that will improve the lives of LGBTQ people. The Senate cannot delay a moment longer — it’s time to pass the Equality Act.thehill.com
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/barack-obama-slams-republicans-keep-attacking-marriage-equality/Barack Obama slams Republicans who keep on attacking marriage equality / LGBTQ Nation“Are we still arguing about gay marriage? Really? I thought that ship had sailed…www.lgbtqnation.com
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo
Today in LGBT History – October 25 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-october-25Oct. 25, 2017 — 1929 – David McReynolds (born October 25, 1929) is born. He appeared on the Socialist Party ballot, becoming the first openly gay individual to …
Today in LGBT History – October 25: Intersex Awareness Dayhttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-october-…Oct. 26, 2018 — 1962 – The National Variety Artists Exotic Carnival and Masquerade Ball is raided by police. Dozens of ‘queers’ were locked up on charges of …