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June 11 for LGBTQ2

Censorship, particularly of women’s sexuality – and rights advances:

June 11, 1959

The U.S. Postmaster General banned D.H. Lawrence’s book, “Lady Chatterley’s Lover.” The ban was overruled by the U.S. Court of Appeals the following March.

June 11, 1963

U.S. President John F. Kennedy proposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which included equal access to public facilities, an end to segregation in education, and guaranteed federal protection of voting rights.

in 2020:

Title VII of 1964 Civil Rights Act Protects LGBTQ Workers …https://clousebrown.com › supreme-court-lgbt

homosexual and transgender persons were deemed included for employment and housing protections

In an attempt to halt desegregation by the enrollment of black students Vivian Malone and James Hood, Alabama Governor George Wallace stood defiantly in front of the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama. He eventually stepped aside after being confronted by Deputy U.S. Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach, federal marshals, and the Alabama Army National Guard.

1966

Janis Joplin plays her 1st gig (San Francisco)

1986

Madonna released the single “Papa Don’t Preach” in the United States.

1988

Nelson Mandellas 70th birthday tribute took place at Wembley Stadium, London, featuring Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, Tracy Chapman, George Michael, Eric Clapton, UB40, The Eurythmics and Simple Minds. The event was broadcast live on BBC 2 to 40 different countries with an estimated audience of 1 billion.

George Michael remained at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for the third week with “One More Try”. George Michael’s album Faith had been bumped from #1 three times on the Album chart and each time, it returned to the top spot, a remarkable achievement.  On this date, it was in week #11 at #1.

1990

Olivia Newton-John became a United Nations environmental ambassador. At first, she uses her position to encourage recycling and avoid chemicals harmful to animals, but later takes a more forceful and controversial stand in opposing fracking, which puts her at odds with the Australian mining industry.

1991

Natalie Cole releases “Unforgettable…with Love”, covering her father’s standards, (Grammy Album of the Year)

1993

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that people convicted of “hate crimes” could be sentenced to additional punishment.

1999

Ricky Martin appeared on the NBC-TV show Today in New York City.

2002

“American Idol” created by Simon Fuller with judges Simon CowellPaula Abdul and Randy Jackson premieres on Fox. A singing competition judged by three hosts, it becomes one of the most popular network reality shows and launches a number of careers, with many contestants – and not just winners – becoming stars.

Over three hundred guests, including Ringo Starr and Elton John witnessed Paul McCartney marry his fiancee, Heather Mills, at an Irish castle. All three of Paul’s children from his marriage to Linda Eastman also attended. While the reception’s menu was vegetarian, it was, in Paul’s words, “very liquid and alcoholic. It’s a Rock ‘n’ Roll wedding. We are going to have family and friends and a lot of fun.” Unfortunately, the pair would split in 2006 and divorce two years later.

2008

The U.S. Congress heard singer Nancy Sinatra’s plea for legislation requiring that all performers – not just songwriters – be compensated when their songs are played on commercial radio.

The American Federation of Musicians filed a federal lawsuit against the producers of American Idol, claiming musicians were underpaid because the show’s ‘live’ music was re-recorded for reruns. The union filed the suit seeking unspecified damages in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, alleging that American Idol Productions Inc. and its subsidiary Tick Tock Productions Inc. violated a collective bargaining agreement.

2009

Cher’s lesbian daughter, Chastity Bono, announced that she would undergo gender reassignment surgery to become a man. Bono underwent female-to-male gender transition and, in May 2010, he legally changed his gender to male and name to Chaz.

2012

Lisa Marie Presley, who owns Graceland and a minority stake in Elvis Presley Enterprises, gave her approval for her father’s image to be turned into a hologram, with possible uses that range from a duets album and a TV drama series to appearances at the Graceland mansion in Memphis and perhaps on the road.

2021

lesbian bars are disappearing and lesbians are under attack

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/21-lesbian-bars-remain-in-the-america-owners-share-why-they-must-be-protected21 lesbian bars remain in America. Owners share why they must be protected | PBS NewsHourOwners and general managers of lesbian bars share what makes these queer spaces vital, how they survived the pandemic, and why this part of LGBTQ nightlife needs to be preserved.www.pbs.org

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/06/09/teenage-lesbian-couple-post-homophobic-attack-on-facebook/Homophobic attack on teenage lesbian couple posted to Facebook“Y’all are trying to stand out. I could give a shit less about what you want and what you think you might want to be…”www.losangelesblade.com

bashing lgbtq continues

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/pride-crosswalk-incident-saskatoon-1.6061517Homophobic incident at Saskatoon rainbow crosswalk shows need for Pride, says transgender man | CBC NewsLogan Roberts was painting at the crosswalk with his wife when a man approached and started to yell www.cbc.ca

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/06/10/young-gay-man-gang-rape-torture-homophobia-santa-catarina-brazil-jair-bolsonaro/Young gay man gang-raped and tortured as hatred spirals in Jair Bolsonaro’s BrazilIn an act of ‘barbaric’ violence, a gay 22-year-old was gang-raped and tortured in Brazil, touching off fear and frustration among activists.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/i-fled-conversion-therapy-as-a-gay-man-in-gabon-now-im-living-on-less-than-6-a-day-1043226‘I fled conversion therapy as a gay man in Gabon – now I’m living on less than £6 a day’‘Will I just die in this process, in this system, this pandemic? Am I just going to be another statistic?’inews.co.uk

https://nypost.com/2021/06/11/the-brave-new-wave-of-gay-male-pop-stars-from-lil-nas-x-to-troye-sivan/The brave new wave of gay male pop stars, from Lil Nas X to Troye SivanAs we celebrate Pride Month, Lil Nas X, Troye Sivan and a brave new wave of young gay male pop stars are more visible and visionary than ever, making proud and provocative statements about their sexuality.nypost.com

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/culture/a36657686/orion-carloto-bisexuality-sexualisation-male-gaze/Orion Carloto: my bisexuality does not exist for male titillationThe writer and poet says bisexual women carry a heavy stigma – it’s time that changedwww.harpersbazaar.com

In a video statement, Ms Forstater said: “I’m proud of the role I’ve played in clarifying the law and encouraging more people to speak up”.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-57426579Maya Forstater: Woman wins tribunal appeal over transgender tweets – BBC NewsMaya Forstater lost her job at a think tank over tweets saying people cannot change their biological sex.www.bbc.com

Women’s human rights and women’s protections owing to historic oppression are being eroded

it is curious that the feelings of transwomen are being put above women’s rights and safety in public. with lesbians being particularly singled out for censor.

the danger is from heterosexuals

lesbians and gay men are not raping or murdering transwomen

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/southeast-heightened-danger-protections-trans-people-rcna1159In the Southeast, heightened danger and few protections for trans peopleTransgender people in the Southeast face a disproportionate amount of fatal violence, according to advocates.www.nbcnews.com

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/557836-desantis-says-he-would-sign-ban-of-surgery-for-transgender-youthDeSantis says he would sign ban of surgery for transgender youth | TheHillFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said Monday that he would sign legislation banning transgender youth from getting gender reassignment surgery.thehill.com

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june 4 for lgbtq2

June 4, 1976

The Sex Pistols appeared at The Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England. The now legendary night is regarded as a catalyst to the punk rock movement. In the audience was, Morrissey, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook (soon to form Joy Division) and Mark E Smith, (The Fall). Tickets cost £1.

Elton John performed at the Capitol Theatre in Leeds, England.

1977

Barry Manilow reached #1 with “Looks Like We Made It” on the Adult Contemporary chart.

1985

Elton John began a high court battle with Dick James Music, seeking the rights to early songs and recordings plus damages estimated at more than £30 million ($51 million). The singer lost a six-month court battle to recover the copyright to 169 songs however, the court ordered Dick James to cough up millions in unpaid royalties.

1994

at number 2 Madonna with “I’ll Remember”

2002

On a CNN news show, phone-in guest George Michael was jeered and heckled by the live audience while he attempted to defend the content of the video for his new single “Shoot The Dog,” in which U.S. President George W. Bush was shown in bed with British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Michael insisted it was an attack on Blair and not on President Bush.

2003

Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera toured together, beginning in Phoenix, Arizona.

Lisa Marie Presley performed “Sinking In” at the halftime show of the NBA Finals game between the New Jersey Nets and the San Antonio Spurs.

2017

Ariana Grande’s Manchester benefit concert, with guest performers Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Liam Gallagher, Niall Horan and Pharrell Williams, aired on networks in 38 countries across five continents. An attack at her May 22 show in Manchester, England killed 22 people and left dozens injured. All net proceeds from the “One Love Manchester” concert were donated to victims and families affected by the attack. An audience estimated at 50,000 attended the more than three-hour concert.

2021

https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/bisexual-representation-on-television-48352512Bisexual Representation on Television | POPSUGAR EntertainmentIt’s hard to believe we’ve come a long way in terms of bisexual representation on TV, but in 2005, LGBTQ+ characters represented less than 2% on TV.www.popsugar.com

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/life/ammonite-helped-me-feel-pride-as-a-bisexual-woman-in-distant-dorset/Ammonite helped me feel Pride as a bisexual woman in distant DorsetSophie Cundall, an ambassador at LGBTQ+ youth charity Just Like Us, reveals how Ammonite impacted her as a bisexual woman in Dorset.www.gaytimes.co.uk

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/texas-man-who-used-app-target-gay-men-pleads-guilty-n1269585Texas man who used app to target gay men pleads guilty to hate crimesThe fourth and final man accused in a string of robberies and assaults that targeted gay men in Texas pleaded guilty and faces up to 26 years in prison, officials said.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/lesbian-bar-project-chronicles-decline-women-s-queer-spaces-n1269463 ‘The Lesbian Bar Project’ chronicles the decline of women’s queer spacesThe short film, executive produced by comedian Lea DeLaria, will also be used to raise money for the U.S.’s remaining lesbian bars.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/queer-mental-health-in-film-daisy-jones-bookCrazy Lesbian Trope In Media LGBT Mental Health CrisisThe ‘crazy lesbian’ trope is an exaggeration and sits in opposition to the reality that queer women are statistically far more likely to reckon with mental illness. The crazy lesbian isn’t real and yet the crazy lesbian is real.www.refinery29.com

https://msmagazine.com/2021/06/01/wmn-zine-lesbian-writers-art-poetry-publication/Fighting For the Term “Lesbian”: An Art and Poetry Publication Strives to Uplift Lesbian Writers – Ms. Magazinemsmagazine.com

https://www.statnews.com/2021/06/04/40-years-of-aids-should-have-taught-us-epidemiologic-humility/40 years of AIDS taught us epidemiologic humility. We need to apply that lesson in fighting Covid-19 – STATAn article published 40 years ago in a medical journal heralded the era of a mysterious and deadly new disease, now called AIDS.www.statnews.com

https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/844148-ricky-martin-shares-how-him-being-gay-is-hindering-careerRicky Martin shares how him being gay is hindering careerRicky Martin believes that his sexuality prevents him from having a successful careerwww.thenews.com.pk