LGBTQ2 for October 12


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1774 – Adolph Jans van Oldeberkoop of Frisia, Netherlands, a fifty year old customs officer, was convicted of seduction to sodomy and banished for two years.

1871, India – The Criminal Tribes Act, which defines certain social communities as “addicted to the systematic commission of non-bailable offences,” comes into effect. One of these “criminal tribes” is the Hijra, a term referring to several identities within the transgender spectrum across South Asia. After independence from Britain rule, the Hijara were no longer officially criminalized.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

October 12, 1955

The Chrysler Corporation introduces high fidelity record players for their 1956 line-up of cars. The unit measured about four inches high and less than a foot wide and mounted under the instrument panel. The seven inch discs spun at 16 2/3 rpm and required almost three times the number of grooves per inch as an LP. A set of 35 classical recordings were available that provided between 45 and 60 minutes of uninterrupted music. The players would be discontinued in 1961.

October 12, 1956

A motion picture called Don’t Knock The Rock, featuring Little Richard and Bill Haley And His Comets, opens in US theatres. The movie tells the story of a disc jockey, Alan Freed, who tries to prove to teenagers’ parents that Rock ‘n’ Roll is harmless and won’t turn their kids into juvenile delinquents.

October 12, 1957

On tour in Sydney, Australia, Little Richard denounces Rock ‘n’ Roll, saying “If you want to live for the Lord, you can’t take Rock and Roll too. God doesn’t like it.” When his sax player, Clifford Burks, dares Richard to prove his “faith in God,” Little Richard tosses four diamond rings, valued at $8,000, into Sydney’s Hunter River and soon after launches a Gospel career. Five years later, he would switch back to Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Johnny Mathis topped the Cashbox Best Sellers chart with “Chances Are”, a song that currently sat at #7 on Billboard’s Most Played By Disc Jockeys chart. The record would go on to sell over two million copies and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.

1957 – Debra Chasnoff (October 12, 1957 – November 7, 2017) was a documentary filmmaker and activist whose films address progressive social justice issues. Her production company GroundSpark produces and distributes films, educational resources and campaigns on issues ranging from environmental concerns to affordable housing to preventing prejudice. Chasnoff had been a member and owner of the film distribution company New Day Films since 1996 and has served as Chair of New Day’s Steering Committee twice. Chasnoff’s organization Groundspark has produced several films as a part of its Respect for All Project. The series includes the following films, all directed and produced by Chasnoff: Straightlaced—How Gender’s Got Us All Tied UpIt’s Elementary—Talking About Gay Issues in SchoolIt’s STILL ElementaryLet’s Get Real, and That’s a Family! It’s Elementary—Talking About Gay Issues in School(1996) illuminate how all young people are affected by anti-gay stigma, and have helped schools all over the world address anti-gay prejudice in the classroom. Chasnoff was married to Nancy Otto who works as a glass blowing artist and a non-profit fundraising consultant.

The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30

October 12, 1962

The Beatles, still just an up and coming local group, open for one of their idols, Little Richard at a concert at New Brighton Towne, Liverpool.   Although Richard apparently found John and George to be “rude,” he was quite taken with Paul, reportedly to the point of trying to seduce him.

October 12, 1968

The LP “Cheap Thrills” by Big Brother And The Holding Company hit #1 on the Billboard album chart for the first of eight non-consecutive weeks. It would prove to be the most successful LP of the year, selling over a million copies. The cover, drawn by underground cartoonist Robert Crumb, replaced the band’s original idea, a picture of the group naked in bed together. Crumb had originally intended his art to be the LP’s back cover, but Joplin demanded that Columbia Records use it for the front cover. Initially the album title was to have been Sex, Dope and Cheap Thrills, but this didn’t go down too well at Columbia Records.  On March 22, 2013, the album was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the US Library of Congress and was preserved into the National Recording Registry.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971 – New York City Dept. of Consumer Affairs recommends repealing a law that prohibits homosexuals from being employed in or frequenting the city’s bars, cabarets and dance halls.

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” debuted on Broadway.

October 12, 1973

Elton John is awarded a Gold record for his two disc set, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, his third straight number one album.

1979 – The National Coalition of Black Gays sponsored a conference in Washington DC, the first Third World Lesbian and Gay Conference in preparation for the upcoming March on Washington.

The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list

1985

Ricky Wilson (B-52s) died of complication of AIDS at the age of 32.

90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism

1998 – Openly gay college student Matthew Shepard, 21, dies of injuries inflicted when he was beaten and tortured. Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson rob and beat Shepard four days earlier and tie him to a split-rail fence outside of Laramie, Wyoming. The murder, for which the pair are each serving two consecutive life sentences, inspired “The Laramie Project,” a play and later film about Laramie, WY in the year after the murder Federal hate crimes legislation approved in 2009 bears Shepard’s name.

The play and later fa ilm about Laramie, WY. Shepard’s murder brought national and international attention to hate crime legislation at the state and federal levels. In October 2009, the United States Congress passed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (commonly the “Matthew Shepard Act” or “Shepard/Byrd Act” for short), and on October 28, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the legislation into law. Following her son’s murder, Judy Shepard became a prominent LGBT rights activist and established the Matthew Shepard Foundation. Shepard’s death inspired notable films, novels, plays, songs, and other works.

Post 9/11 – From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”

2008 – Connecticut Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage in a 4-3 decision.

2011 – Huffington Post launches “Gay Voices,” the first mainstream news organization to have an LGBT-focused section. Noah Michelson is the section’s first editor.

2016

David Bowie and Prince were both new entries in the latest list of top-earning dead celebrities compiled by Forbes. Prince’s pre-tax income from 1 October 2015 to 1 October 2016 was estimated at $25m (£20.5m) by the business magazine, putting him fifth in the list. Bowie, meanwhile, was ranked at 11th for an estimated income of $10.5m (£8.5m). Both, however, are dwarfed by Michael Jackson who topped the list once again with a record-breaking estimated income of $825m (£672.8m).

2021

the first women to walk in space was a lesbian

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/astronaut-sally-ride-will-first-lgbtq-person-united-states-currency/?utm_source=LGBTQ+Nation+Subscribers&utm_campaign=491dcf0d70-20211011_LGBTQ_Nation_Daily_Brief&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c4eab596bd-491dcf0d70-430855381Astronaut Sally Ride will be the first out LGBTQ person on United States currency / LGBTQ NationThe coin will be available next year…www.lgbtqnation.com

“Does the kingdom of Spain have to apologise because five centuries ago it discovered the New World, respected those who were there, created universities, created prosperity, built entire cities? I don’t think so,” Mr Casado said in a video posted on Twitter.

His comments came after President Biden, in a message to mark the US Columbus Day holiday, said the explorer’s arrival had led to “a wave of devastation” for Native Americans and he urged Americans not to “bury these shameful episodes of our past”.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58882832Spanish right attacks Biden over Columbus and conquests – BBC NewsSpanish nationalists scorn President Biden for condemning colonial crimes against Native Americans.www.bbc.com

Blogger Nina Notes: Columbus was never in North America.

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from this blog: Queer Music Oct 12

Today in LGBT History

and LGBT    by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

July 5 for LGBTQ2

July 5 1974

David Bowie played at the Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina.

1975

Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John was #1 on the Album chart, where it had been every week since its release back on June 7.

1986

Control from Janet Jackson became the new #1 album, with Whitney Houston falling to 3 after 67 weeks.  Patti LaBelle stayed put with Winner In You at #2. 

1993

Whitney Houston opened her world tour at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida.

Björk releases her first post-Sugarcubes solo album, titled Debut. Featuring the tracks “Human Behaviour” and “Big Time Sensuality,” it sets the stage for her rise as a solo star.

1997
Organized by Sarah McLachlan, the all-female Lilith Fair tour kicks off with a show in The Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington State. The lineup includes Jewel, Suzanne Vega and Paula Cole, with Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow and Fiona Apple joining on subsequent stops.

2008

the queerbaiting hit song: Katy Perry‘s “I Kissed a Girl” hits #1 in the US, where it stays for seven weeks. Perry’s first chart-topper, it’s a startling turnabout from just seven years earlier, when she was a gospel singer recording under her real name: Katy Hudson.

2021

https://www.rt.com/sport/528395-transgender-olympics-weightlifting-petition/‘Women feel betrayed’: Online petition against transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard’s Olympic status hits over 20K signatures — RT Sport NewsThe issue of transgender athletes in sports has been a divisive one – and again hit the headlines after thousands of sports fans signed a petition in opposition to transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard’s Olympics participation.www.rt.com

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/non-binary-passports-1191386/Nonbinary Designation for Passports Announced by Biden Administration – Rolling StoneMusic, Film, TV and Political News Coveragewww.rollingstone.com

https://www.rt.com/russia/528392-retailer-sorry-lesbian-parents/Russian retailer says sorry for ‘unprofessionalism’ after health food advert featuring lesbian vegan parents sparks row in country — RT Russia & Former Soviet UnionA popular chain of upmarket Russian grocery stores that prides itself on fresh and healthy fare has issued a formal apology after running an advertisement that featured a lesbian couple and their children talking about veganism.www.rt.com

https://www.euronews.com/video/2021/07/05/vkusvill-russian-retail-chain-criticised-for-removing-lgbt-family-from-ad-campaignVIDEO : VkusVill: Russian retail chain criticised for removing LGBT family from ad campaign | EuronewsVIDEO : VkusVill has faced backlash for removing and apologising for a recent advert campaign that featured a lesbian family.www.euronews.com

I got sally ride

https://www.autostraddle.com/quiz-which-lesbian-or-bisexual-woman-in-space-are-you/Quiz: Which Lesbian or Bisexual Woman in Space Are You? | AutostraddleHello quiz fans, are you ready to boldly quiz where no-one has quizzed before?!www.autostraddle.com

dear bisexuals: a trickster deity is not the representation you seek

https://screenrant.com/loki-show-bisexual-confirmation-sophia-di-martino-response/Sophia Di Martino Responds to Loki Coming Out as Bisexual in the MCUWhile MCU fans have given different reactions to the God of Mischief finally coming out as bisexual, Loki star Sophia Di Martino has her own opinion.screenrant.com

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/protests-spain-against-suspected-lgbt-hate-crime-2021-07-05/Protests in Spain against suspected LGBT hate crime | ReutersPeople took to the streets of Spain’s biggest cities on Monday evening to express their anger at the death of a man in a suspected homophobic attack at the weekend.www.reuters.com

https://www.voanews.com/europe/georgian-lgbt-activists-call-pride-march-after-violent-attacksGeorgian LGBT Activists Call Off Pride March After Violent Attacks | Voice of America – EnglishLGBT campaigners in Georgia have canceled a planned Pride march after opponents attacked activists and journalists and the government and church spoke out against the event.

Hundreds of violent counter-protesters took to the streets of Tbilisi against the Pride march scheduled for the evening.

At least 15 journalists were attacked by mobs at different locations, including two RFE/RL reporters, while covering the Tbilisi Pride events.

Videos showed anti-LGBT groups waving Georgian flags scaling the Tbilisi Pride headquarters, tearing town pride flags, and ransacking the office.

In a statementwww.voanews.com

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