LGBTQ2 for February 13

BCE to The Suffragettes

02-13-1740 – 10-18-1802   Sophie Arnould – Born in Paris, France. She was a French operatic soprano. She made her stage debut at the Opéra de Paris on December 15, 1957 and sang there for 20 years. She was much in demand in Parisian society. Arnould was lovers with the actress and singer, Françoise Antoinette Saucerotte. Their relationship ended badly, and two male friends represented the women in a duel to the death. I was unable to find out what the result was. In 1927, the French composer, Gabriel Pierné, wrote an opera based on her tumultuous life entitled Sophie Arnould.

(Painting by Jean-Baptiste Greuze, c. 1773)

02-13-1891 – 02-12-1942 Grant DeVolson Wood – Born in Anamosa, Iowa. 

He was an American painter and best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest. His painting “American Gothic” is an iconic image of the 20th Century. In the summer of 1928, Wood went to Europe, where he finally came to terms with his homosexuality. In Paris, Wood immersed himself deeply in the gay culture, spending large amounts of time in gay cafés, gay bars, and gay art salons, drinking heavily with gay French men and boys. He also had a number on one-night stands and weekends with men, but formed no close friendships or relationships. When he returned to Iowa, he chose to repress his homosexuality and became closeted.

February 13, 1914

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) was formed in New York City. The Society was founded to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members and collect licensing fees from users of music created by ASCAP members, then distribute them to its members as royalties. Its eventual rival performing rights organization, Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI), was formed in 1939 as radio was coming to prominence as a source of musical entertainment.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1953 – Christine Jorgensen (May 30, 1926 – May 3, 1989) returns to New York after receiving sex reassignment surgery in Denmark by Dr. Christian Hamburger. Christine was an American trans woman who was the first person to become widely known in the United States for having sex reassignment surgery. Jorgensen grew up in the BronxNew York City. Shortly after graduating from high school in 1945, she was drafted into the U.S. Army for World War II. After her service she attended several schools, worked, and around this time heard about sex reassignment surgery. She traveled to Europe and in CopenhagenDenmark, obtained special permission to undergo a series of operations starting in 1951. Her transition was the subject of a New York Daily News front-page story. She became an instant celebrity, using the platform to advocate for transgender people and became known for her directness and polished wit. She also worked as an actress and nightclub entertainer and recorded several songs.

February 13, 1957

Cuban officials announced a ban on all rock ‘n’ roll programs on television, calling the music “offensive to public morals and good customs.”

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

February 13, 1960

In Nashville, 124 college students, most of them black, staged the first of the Nashville Sit-Ins, part of a non-violent campaign to end racial segregation at the city’s downtown lunch counters. Three months later, six downtown stores began serving black customers at their lunch counters for the first time.

February 13, 1965

LaVern Baker charted with “Fly Me To the Moon,” reaching #31 R&B. It was the last solo hit for Little Miss Sharecropper, as she was known, though she did have one more chart single in a duet with jackie Wilson on “Think Twice” (#37 R&B). In all, she had twenty-one hits starting in 1955 and was considered one of the finest female R&B singers of the ’50s.

Rocking the Closet: How Little Richard, Johnnie Ray, …

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Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

February 13, 1971

Elton John’s Tumbleweed Connection Lp rose to number 5, the album Pearl by the recently departed Janis Joplin moved from 14-9 in its third week and falling to 10 the self-titled Elton John LP.

1972: The film version of Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret, based on Christopher Isherwood’s writings about his time in pre-WWII Berlin, has its world premiere in New York City. Unlike the stage version, the film version adheres slightly more closely to the source material and portrays Michael York’s character, Brian (based on Isherwood himself), bisexual.

February 13, 1973
David Bowie collapsed on stage during a concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

February 13, 1974
David Bowie turned down an offer from the Gay Liberation group to compose ‘the world’s first Gay National Anthem.’

February 13, 1977
US singer songwriter Janis Ian received 461 Valentine’s day cards after indicating in the lyrics of her song ‘At Seventeen’, she had never received any

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

1984

Donna Summer’s remake of the Drifters’ 1960 hit “There Goes My Baby” peaked at #21 pop and #20 R&B.

1988
In Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the 15th Winter Olympics opened.

kd lang performed

1989

“I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)”, the first single from Whitney Houston’s second studio album “Whitney” becomes Houston’s first single to be certified platinum with shipment of over one million units

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

1990: Thirteen airmen are expelled from the U.S. Air Force after a four-month investigation into homosexual activity at Carswell Air Force base in Texas.

1996 – Rent opens on Broadway. It is a rock musical with music, lyrics, and book by Jonathan Larson (February 4, 1960 – January 25, 1996), loosely based on Giacomo Puccini‘s opera La Bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York City‘s East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Larsen  was an American composer and playwright noted for exploring the social issues of multiculturalismaddiction, and homophobia in his work. Typical examples of his use of these themes are found in his works, Rent and tick, tick… BOOM! He received three posthumous Tony Awards and a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Rent. Larson died unexpectedly the morning of Rent‘s first preview performance Off Broadway on January 25, 1996.

1999

Elton John appeared as himself in a special episode of the animated series The Simpsons shown on US TV.

UK – London’s first Bi-Fest march and festival is held.

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

2005
Readers of UK newspaper The Sun voted George Michael’s ‘Careless Whisper’ as the greatest British pop single of the past 25 years

7th was Queen, ‘We Are The Champions’

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

2011

With appearances by Mick Jagger, Barbra Streisand, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry, the CBS broadcast of The Grammy Awards played to their largest audience in 10 years. 26.55 million viewers tuned in to see Country trio Lady Antebellum win Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year with “Need You Now”.

2012: 

Washington state becomes the seventh U.S. state to legalize gay marriage.

02-13-2012 

Gov. Christine Gregoire of Washington State signed a law allowing same-

sex marriage. Opponents mounted a challenge that required voters to approve the statute at a referendum, which they did on November 6. The law took effect on December 6, 2012 and the first marriages were celebrated on December 9. Within a couple of days, more that 600 same sex marriage licenses were issued in King County alone. In the first 9 months of same-sex marriage legalization in Washington state, 7,071 same-sex couples legally entered into a marriage.

2022

https://www.sasktoday.ca/central/local-news/lindsey-bishop-joins-cross-country-walk-for-mmiwg2s-5056908

Lindsey Bishop joins cross-country walk for MMIWG2S – SaskToday.ca

The task will be emotionally, physically and spiritually hard for Bishopwww.sasktoday.ca

Sister of missing Indigenous woman commits to year-long walk across Canada | paNOW

The sister of missing Megan Gallagher is starting a journey of her own in honour of her sister.Lindsey Bishop …panow.com

https://www.news-daily.com/news/floridas-lgbtq-advocates-are-rallying-to-support-young-people-in-light-of-dont-say-gay/article_129a55f2-0032-51ce-90bd-3ede123ec612.html

Florida’s LGBTQ advocates are rallying to support young people in light of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ | News | news-daily.com

This weekend, Javi Gomez is traveling nearly 500 miles from his native Miami to Florida’s capital in Tallahassee to plead his case against a piece of legislation LGBTQ advocates arewww.news-daily.com

https://www.sussexlive.co.uk/news/history/lgbt-history-month-historic-lgbtq-6651747

LGBT History Month: The historic LGBTQ sites near Sussex and the incredible stories behind them – SussexLive

Sussex has some incredibly inspiring LGBTQ historical figureswww.sussexlive.co.uk

representation and voices are hardly uniform

and the love that dare not say it’s name last century owing to illegal

is being silenced this century owing to publicly practiced fetish

https://www.desertsun.com/story/life/2022/02/13/local-publisher-aims-shine-light-overlooked-lgbt-voices/6726075001/

Local publisher aims to shine a light on overlooked LGBT voices

Rattling Good Yarns Press caters to an otherwise underserved literary community.www.desertsun.com

https://www.businessinsider.com/chinese-streaming-sites-censor-lgbtq-discussions-friends-2022-2

Chinese Streaming Sites Censor LGBT Discussions in ‘Friends’: Report

China has a history of censoring LGBT content, especially on television shows since it introduced its new guidelines in 2016.www.businessinsider.com

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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.

LGBTQ2 for January 29

BCE to The Suffragettes

1749, Denmark – Christian VII (29 January 1749 – 13 March 1808)isborn in Copenhagen. He was rejected by his father as being effeminate. When he became king at 16, the nobles plied him with sex mates to curry favor. He married to produce an heir, but his queen became the mistress of the court doctor who then took control of the government and assigned Christian a lover. The lover locked him in a room, Christian was freed by the nobles, the queen was divorced, and the doctor and the lover were drawn and quartered. 

1858 – Edward Irenaeus Prime-Stevenson (January 29, 1858 – July 23, 1942) is born. He was an American author who used the pseudonym of Xavier Mayne. In 1908, he published the first American defense of homosexuality entitled The Intersexes: A History of Similisexualism as a Problem in Social Life.

01-29-1927 – 04-06-2013   Don Shirley – Born in Pensacola, Florida. He was 

an American classical and jazz pianist, as well as a composer. Shirley recorded many albums for Cadence Record Company during the 1950s and 1960s, experimenting with jazz with a classical influence. His compositions included organ symphonies, piano and cello concertos, a one act opera, and string quartets. During the 1960s, Shirley went on tour, some venues were in Southern states. He hired New York-nightclub bouncer Tony “Lip” Vallelonga as his driver and bodyguard. Their story has been made into the 2018 film Green Book. The screenplay was written by Tony Vallelonga’s son, 

Nick, Peter Farrelly, and Brian Currie. Nick used letters written by his father and Shirley that were sent to “Lips” wife, Dolores. The scene in the film depicting Shirley being handcuffed to a YMCA shower by a cop that discovered him having sex with another man is factual. In the 1980s, Nick told Shirley and his father that he wanted to make a movie about their experiences together. Shirley told him to do it but to wait until after he was no longer around. “You should put in everything your father told you, and everything I told you,” Nick recalls Shirley telling him. “You tell exactly the truth, but you’re going to wait until I pass.” Nick believes that Shirley wanted him to wait because Shirley worried that telling the true story would out his sexuality. Shirley passed away from heart disease in April 2013, less that five months after “Lip” died.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

01-29-1949   Doris Davenport – Born in Gainesville, Florida and raised in Cornelia, Georgia. She is a writer, 

educator, and literary and performance poet. Davenport identifies as African American, Appalachian, Feminist, and LGBTQ, which all heavily influence her writings. Her Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Literature was earned from the University of Southern California. As a self-identified lesbian, Davenport incorporates anecdotes from her life that revolve around her relationships with women. She has published eight books of poetry and gives performances at colleges. Davenport lives in Cleveland, Georgia.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

01-29-1954 Oprah Winfrey – Born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. She is an American media mogul, talk 

show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 t0 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. She has long been an advocate for LGBT rights. When Ellen DeGeneres came out in 1997 on her TV show, Oprah played her therapist. After the episode aired, Oprah received a lot of hate mail, as did Ellen. Neither woman gave in and the rest is “herstory.”

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

01-29-1960 – 01-29-1986 Gia Marie Carangi – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, She was an American fashion model during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Considered by some to be the first supermodel, she was featured on the cover of 

fashion magazines, including four international editions of Vogue and multiple issues of Cosmopolitan between 1979 and 1982. Her first major shoot, published in October 1978, was with top fashion photographer Chris von Wangenheim, who had her pose nude behind a chain-link fence with makeup artist Sandy Linter. Gia became infatuated with Linter and pursued her, though the relationship never went anywhere. Gia also appeared in advertising campaigns for Armani, Christian Dior, Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent. She became addicted to 

heroin and later contracted HIV and died of AIDS-related complications. One of Carangi’s friends later spoke of her “tomboy persona” describing her relaxed openness about her sexuality as reminiscent of the character Cay in the 1985 film Desert Hearts. In 1998, Gia, a biographical television film starring Angelina Jolie, debuted on HBO. Jolie won a Golden Globe Award and a SAG Award for her performance. Thing of Beauty – The Tragedy of Supermodel Gia by Stephen Fried is well worth reading

01-29-1960   Greg Louganis – Born in El Cajon, California and is of Samoan and Swedish descent. At eight months old, he was placed for adoption. He was raised by his adoptive parents, Frances and Peter Louganis, in Southern California. He is an American Olympic diver, LGBT activist, and author. During the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics, he won gold medals on both the springboard and platform. He is the only male 

and second diver in Olympic history to sweep the diving events in consecutive Olympic Games. He has been called both “the greatest American diver” and “probably the greatest diver in history.” From 1983 to 1989, Louganis was in a romantic relationship with his manager, R. James “Jim” Babbitt. Louganis said the relationship was abusive, saying at one point in 1983, Babbitt raped him at knifepoint. Babbitt also infected him with HIV. In 1995, in an interview with Barbara Walters, Louganis spoke publicly for the first time about being gay and HIV-positive. In June 2013, Louganis announced his engagement to paralegal Johnny Chaillot in People magazine. They married on October 12,2013. Louganis is a gay rights activist, as well as an HIV awareness advocate and has worked with the Human Rights Campaign to defend the civil liberties of the LGBT community and people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. His autobiography, Breaking the Surface, spent five weeks at number one on the New York Times Best Seller list. 

01-29-1965   Jessica Lynn – Born in California, city unknown. She is an advocate for the transgender community. She has traveled over a million miles, to 28 different nations bringing her message of hope, understanding, and respect. Lynn has spoken to almost every University in England and the United States. Lynn’s presentation is an upbeat hour and a half of honest, emotional, and revealing history of her journey as a parent who turned to activism when her children were taken from her because she transitioned. A Texas Court removed her name from her son’s birth certificate because she is transgender. Sometimes funny, sometimes factual, and always sincere, she answers all questions with honesty and candor. She is a Global Ambassador for the Kinsey Institute at the University of Indiana, a Stonewall School Role Model, a speaker for the National Health Service in England, and a collaborator with colleagues from the University of Oxford on a project to help further the understanding of transgender and gender non-conforming youth. Jessica Lynn holds dual citizenship in the UK and the USA.

Contribution to LGBTDailySpotLight.com by Malinda Lodge

Malinda transitioned six years and half years ago after she retired. Her background includes private industry, Paramedic, Fire Service, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, and Educator.  She is now focused on travel, photography, and writing. When she is home, she lives on the Central Coast of California.

in Pop Culture morality:

January 29, 1965

The British press is informed that P.J. Proby has been fired from a tour of England for splitting his pants onstage. Mary Whitehouse, a self-appointed guardian of British morals, spread the word that Proby’s actions were “indecent, vulgar, poisoning the minds of our teenagers.” In fact, Proby’s pants had split at the knee, and he later claimed the whole incident was an excuse to fire him and make way for Tom Jones, whose manager, Gordon Mills, had paid promoters to get rid of him.

 

January 29, 1967

In San Francisco, the Grateful Dead, Big Brother and the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin, Moby Grape, Timothy Leary and poet Allen Ginsburg participated in the Mantra-Rock Dance concert, later called “the ultimate high,” at the Avalon Ballroom.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

01-29-1971 Clare Balding OBE – Born in Kingsclere, United Kingdom. She is an openly lesbian British television presenter, journalist, and retired 

amateur jockey. She works as a broadcaster and presenter for BBC Sport, Channel 4 and the show Good Morning Sunday on BBC Radio 2.  Balding has close family links to horse racing. Her maternal grandmother, Priscilla Hastings, is descended from the Earls of Derby and was one of the first women elected to membership of the Jockey Club. She formalized her relationship with BBC Radio 4 announcer and newsreader Alice Arnold in September 2006 by entering into a civil partnership.

1972

David Bowie performed as “Ziggy Stardust” for the first time.

01-29-1975 Sara Gilbert – Born in Santa Monica, California. She is an 

American actress, best known for her role as Darlene Conner on the ABC sitcom Roseanne from 1988 to 1997. She was also co-host and creator of the daytime talk show The Talk, and had a recurring role as Leslie Winkle on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory. Gilbert came out as a lesbian in 2010. She began a relationship with songwriter and former 4 Non Blondes front woman Linda Perry. They married on March 30, 2014.

1977:

Thelma Houston’s Don’t Leave Me This Way begins its 17-week top 40 run. It goes on to become a perennial gay anthem.

“Evergreen” by Barbra Streisand remained #1 on the Adult chart for the third week.

 The Soundtrack to “A Star Is Born” was fourth on the LP charts

on the song charts at #7 the theme song to a scandalous Movie of the Week, a Heterosexual Wsman who has to choose between two hetero men:  newcomer Mary MacGregor with “Torn Between Two Lovers” – something that bisexuals relate to in terms of being foolishly shamed – LGBTQ2 Blogger notes, and had watched the tv movie…

in America: 16-year-old Brenda Spencer killed two people and wounded nine others when she fired from her house across the street onto the entrance of San Diego’s Grover Cleveland Elementary School. Spencer fired the shot’s from a .22-caliber rifle her father had given her for Christmas. When asked why she did it, she answered ‘I don’t like Mondays.’ The Boomtown Rats went on to write and recorded a song based on the event.

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

01-29-1982 Adam Lambert – Born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. He came to prominence in 2009 when he became the runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol

Lambert has a flamboyant, theatrical, and androgynous performance style, and a powerful, technically skilled tenor voice with multi-octave range. He has received numerous awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 2011 and an Honorary GLAAD Media Award in 2013. By April 2012, his first album had sold nearly two million copies worldwide and 4.2 million singles worldwide as of January 2011. Times magazine identified Lambert as the first openly gay mainstream pop artist to launch a career on a major label (RCA) in the U.S.

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

1991 – Minnesota governor Arne Carlson issues an executive order banning sexual orientation discrimination in the public sector.

1996

George Michael scored his sixth #1 in the U.K. as “Jesus To A Child” rose to the top.

1999

1999

The Soundtrack to “Saturday Night Fever” went over 15 million in sales, as certified by the RIAA.

Stripper/burlesque performer/actress  Lili St. Cyr died at the age of 80. (The Naked and the Dead, Runaway Girl, Son of Sinbad)

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

2007, Israel – Israel registers its first same-sex couple. Binyamin and Avi Rose got married in Canada in 2006 then returned to Israel. The Israeli High Court ruled unanimously that couples married outside of Israel should be recognized by the state.

2011

Britney Spears debuted at #1 with “Hold It Against Me”.  She became the second artist to have more than one single debut at #1 after Mariah Carey.  Spears also became the third female artist (and the seventh overall) to top the charts in three decades.

2012

Elton John took another swipe at his Pop rival Madonna. When asked if he had any advice for her before she played the half-time show at The Super Bowl, Elton replied “Make sure you lip-sync good. Of course you have to play live, but I don’t think you can.”

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

12-29-2012

 Maine’s same-sex marriage law goes into effect.

2022

because men watch porn as an excuse to compare to other penises

why in straight porn the money shot is the male orgasm

https://www.ladbible.com/community/gay-porn-star-manuel-scalco-recognised-straight-men-20220124Gay Porn Star Says Lots Of Straight Men Watch His PornHe says he’s often recognised in public by straight menwww.ladbible.com

acting a character one thing, a demographic another

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/jan/29/ben-whishaw-straight-actors-gay-parts-this-is-going-to-hurtBen Whishaw: ‘Sometimes, with straight actors playing gay parts, I think: I don’t believe you!’ | Ben Whishaw | The GuardianHe’s been Paddington, Keats, and now a doctor in This Is Going to Hurt. He talks about his off-stage shyness and why he wasn’t delighted by the reveal of Q’s sexuality in No Time to Diewww.theguardian.com

https://fox59.com/news/gay-blood-donor-ban-must-end-to-cope-with-shortage-ama-president-says/Gay blood donor banCurrent policy requires men who have sex with men (MSM) to abstain from sexual activity for at least three months before they can give blood – they were previously required to be celibate for a year. The rule applies whether or not protection was used during sex.fox59.com

https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/01/29/gay-rat-wedding-meme/Gay Rat Wedding meme explained as crazy outfit choice sparks debateGay Rat Wedding meme explained as crazy outfit choice sparks debate when a wedding guest revealed plans to create a dress based on a viral Arthur scene.www.hitc.com

https://www.wafb.com/2022/01/29/new-study-by-fda-could-allow-gay-bisexual-men-donate-blood/New study by FDA could allow gay and bisexual men to donate bloodAnytime folks donate blood they are asked a number of questions about their health, and sometimes that includes their sex life. For decades, gay or bisexual men have been banned from donating blood if they have been sexually active in the last three months, but a new study could change that rule.www.wafb.com

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/shigella-symptoms-gay-bisexual-sti-b2002580.htmlWarning over highly infectious bug mainly affecting gay and bisexual men | The IndependentGut infection causes diarrhoea, stomach cramps and feverwww.independent.co.uk

https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/arts/127543089/black-lesbian-playwright-debuts-new-zealands-first-play-about-afroqueer-immigrants

Playwright and actress Estelle Chout says she rarely sees someone like myself – a proud Black queer mother – represented on the stage.

DAVID WHITE/STUFFPlaywright and actress Estelle Chout says she rarely sees someone like myself – a proud Black queer mother – represented on the stage.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/entertainment/news/20-lgbtq2s-characters-in-comics-and-cartoons/ss-AATfgiK20 LGBTQ2S+ characters in comics and cartoonsMore and more LGBTQ2S+ and gender-minority characters are showing up in children’s comics and cartoons. In fact, a report published by Insider listed 259 characters, from some 70 programs, with a variety of orientations and gender identities, representing a 222% increase between 2017 and 2019. Greater representation on the small screen is good news for the LGBTQ2S+ community and queer children. Here are 20 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and two-spirited characters in cartoons and comics.Show More

so a hetero bar that allows others….not an L or G bar……

https://www.insauga.com/hamiltons-new-lgbtq-friendly-bar-among-those-that-can-reopen-next-week/Hamilton’s new LGBTQ-friendly bar among those that can reopen next week | inTheHammerA new LGBTQ-friendly bar and restaurant in Hamilton that has brought new life to a historic pub space will get a second chance to make a first impression next week, when the COVID-19 restrictions that shuttered drinking establishmentswww.insauga.com

https://76crimes.com/2022/01/29/botswanas-president-meets-lgbt-activists-supports-their-work/Botswana’s president meets LGBT activists, supports their work – Erasing 76 CrimesIn a landmark meeting with representatives of the LGBT rights group LEGABIBO, Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi vowed to protect LGBT persons’ human rights and to fully implement the recen…76crimes.com

religion meets the diagnostic manual meaning of delusional – including the anger and violence when religion is rejected

https://fsspx.news/en/news-events/news/strong-pressure-lgbt-employees-german-church-71223Strong Pressure from LGBT Employees in the German Church – FSSPX.Actualités / FSSPX.NewsIn a concerted action, people employed by the Church have revealed their homosexuality on a website and in a television documentary. A total of 125 people came out to the German Catholic Church at the same time on January 24, 2022.fsspx.news

https://www.hammondstar.com/news/nearly-half-of-lgbt-poc-live-in-low-income-households/article_8598d71f-4bf1-57ff-a2a7-01c7c55bc237.htmlNearly half of LGBT POC live in low-income householdsNew study and data interactive present differences in socioeconomic and health indicators among six racial groups of LGBT adults.www.hammondstar.com

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-60146844LGBT veterans: Flashbacks after ‘sadistic’ interrogation – BBC NewsSimon Hinchley-Robson says he was starved, denied sleep and assaulted after requesting an Aids test.www.bbc.co.uk

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LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

Most of the above is copied from one of the sites cited as sources in the daily post and as linked at the end of every post.

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.

LGBTQ2 for August 24

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

79 – Mount Vesuvius erupts, burying Pompeii and preserving the city. In a macabre way, it was fortunate for it saved the homoerotic frescos that Christianity would no doubt have destroyed. It also saved the graffiti found centuries later by archaeologists. When the artwork was first discovered, people found it so scandalous that much of it was locked away in the National Museum of Naples, where it remained hidden from view for over 100 years. In 2000, the art was finally made view-able to the public, but minors must be accompanied by an adult.

August 24, 1891

Inventor Thomas Edison filed for a patent on his motion picture camera. Called a kinetoscope, the camera took pictures on a band of film that could be viewed by peeping into a box.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1932, Germany – Five Nazis are convicted of political murder on August 22nd. On this day, Edmund Heines (July 21, 1897, Munich –June 30, 1934), a Nazi leader, organizes a protest against their death sentence. Less than two years later, Heines is discovered naked in bed, by Hitler himself, with another man. Hitler orders Heines to be shot. Hitler’s chauffeur Erich Kempka claimed in a 1946 interview that Edmund Heines was caught in bed with an unidentified 18-year-old male when he was arrested during the Night of the Long Knives, although Kempka did not actually witness it. The boy was later identified as Heines’ young driver Erich Schiewek. According to Kempka, Heines refused to cooperate and get dressed. When the SS detectives reported this to Hitler, he went to Heines’s room and ordered him to get dressed within five minutes or risk being shot. After five minutes had passed by, Heines still had not complied with the order. As a result, Hitler became so furious that he ordered some SS men to take Heines and the boy outside to be executed.[

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1953 – The summary of Kinsey’s “Sexual Behavior in the Human Female” is published in Time Magazine. The study includes lesbian behavior.

1954, UK – The Wolfenden Committee is appointed to investigate laws in Britain relating to homosexual offenses.

1957, UK – Actor Stephen Fry  (August 24, 1957), most famous for playing Oscar Wilde in “Wilde,” was born in Hampstead, London. In addition to his numerous film credits, Fry is also the author of “The Liar” (1991), “The Hippopotamus” (1994), and “Making History” (1996).

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

1969 – The fourth annual North American Conference of Homophile Organizations begins in Kansas City. It includes twenty-four independent gay liberation organizations.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – The New York Times runs a front-page story with the headline “Homosexuals in Revolt”. The article reports “a new mood now taking hold among the nation’s homosexuals. In growing numbers, they are publicly identifying themselves as homosexuals, taking a measure of pride in that identity and seeking militantly to end what they see as society’s persecution of them.”

1972 – The Greater Cincinnati Gay Society files suit to require the Secretary of State to grant them articles of incorporation. Their request was denied on the grounds that homosexual acts were illegal. The court agreed that the state was not required to grant incorporation to an organization that promotes the acceptance of homosexuality.

1974

On the USA LP Charts, Elton John remained third with Caribou

August 24, 1975

Queen started recording ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at Rockfield studio’s in Monmouth, Wales, (the song was recorded over three weeks). Freddie Mercury had mentally prepared the song beforehand and directed the band throughout the sessions. May, Mercury, and Taylor sang their vocal parts continually for ten to twelve hours a day, resulting in 180 separate overdubs.

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

1985

On the USA song charts dropped to two: “Shout” by Tears for Fears

1987 – Bayard Rustin (March 17, 1912 – August 24, 1987) , an African-American gay man who organized the March on Washington for Civil Rights in 1964, dies of cardiac arrest in New York City. He was an American leader in social movements for civil rightssocialismnonviolence, and gay rights. He was born and raised in Pennsylvania, where his family was involved in civil rights work. In 1936, he moved to HarlemNew York City, where he earned a living as a nightclub and stage singer. He continued activism for civil rights.

1988 – Actor Leonard Frey (September 4, 1938 – August 24, 1988) dies of complications from AIDS at age 49. Frey received critical acclaim in 1968 for his performance as Harold in off-Broadway‘s The Boys in the Band. He would go on to appear alongside the rest of the original cast in the 1970 film version, directed by William Friedkin. He is best remembered for his Academy Award-nominated performance in Fiddler on the Roof.

1989

The Who performed Tommy at the Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles with special guests Steve Winwood, Elton John, Phil Collins, Patti LaBelle and Billy Idol.

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

1990

Judas Priest successfully defended themselves against a lawsuit, after two fans attempted suicide while listening to the Stained Class album. Both fans eventually died, one immediately from a shotgun blast, and the other on a second attempt three years later by a methadone overdose. The prosecution claimed that there were subliminal messages in the group’s music that caused the two seventeen year olds to carry out the suicide pact in 1985.

1993 – During a Holocaust remembrance, Oregon governor Barbara Roberts criticizes anti-gay ballot initiatives in the state.

1998

Producer Gene Page died after a long illness. Worked with Barbra Streisand, Barry White, The Righteous Brothers, Dobie Gray, Bob and Earl. Produced Whitney Houston’s ‘Greatest Love of All’ and Roberta Flack’s ‘Tonight I Celebrate My Love.’

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

2000 – A U.S. federal court of appeals rules that a transgender Mexican woman had reason to fear persecution and was entitled to asylum.

2004 – Vice President Dick Cheney told a GOP rally in Davenport, Iowa, that gay marriage should be left up to the states, a reversal of his previous statement on the subject and a return to his original position while running in 2000.

2010

George Michael pleaded guilty at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court in London to driving under the influence of drugs. The singer had been arrested in July when he was returning home from the London Gay Pride parade and crashed his car into the front of a Snappy Snaps store in Hampstead, North London.

2013

A Las Vegas mansion once owned by Liberace was sold for $500,000 to a British businessman. The ten-bedroom, two-bathroom home, built in 1962, sold for about $3 million more than that just seven years ago.

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LGBTQ2 for August 21

1869 –

Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892)wrote to Peter Doyle on this date: “My love for you is indestructible, and since that night and morning has returned more than before.”

1872,

UK – Aubrey Beardsley  (August 21, 1872 – March 16, 1898) was born in Brighton, England. More than any other artist of his time, Beardsley epitomized the Art Nouveau style. As a young man he would walk down the boulevards of Paris arm in arm with his mother, his makeup far more dazzling than hers. Although Beardsley was associated with the homosexualclique that included Oscar Wilde  (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900)and other English aesthetes, the details of his sexuality remain in question. He was generally regarded as asexual. His association with Oscar Wilde ruined him and he died of tuberculosis three years after Wilde was sentenced to prison.

1923

SexPhobia Laws: In Kalamazoo, Michigan, an ordinance was passed forbidding dancers from gazing into the eyes of their partner.

1928 – James “John” Finley Gruber (August 21, 1928 – February 27, 2011) was an American teacher and early LGBT rights activist. Gruber helped to document the early LGBT movement through interviews with historians, participating in a panel discussion in San Francisco in 2000 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of Mattachine and appearing in the 2001 documentary film Hope Along the Wind about the life of Harry Hay (April 7, 1912 – October 24, 2002). Growing up Gruber considered himself bisexual and was involved with both men and women. His father, a former vaudevillian turned music teacher, relocated the family to Los Angeles in 1936. Gruber enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1946 at the age of 18 and was honorably discharged in 1949. Using his G.I. Billbenefits, Gruber studied English literature at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Gruber suffered increasingly ill health for several years before his death on February 27, 2011, at his home in Santa Clara.

1929, Mexico – Bisexual Frida Kahlo (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) marries Diego Rivera. She was a Mexican painter, who mostly painted self-portraits. Inspired by Mexican popular culture, she employed a naïve folk art style to explore questions of identity, post colonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexican society. Her work has been celebrated internationally as emblematic of Mexican national and indigenous traditions, and by feminists for what is seen as its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form. Kahlo was mainly known as Rivera’s wife until the late 1970s, when her work was rediscovered by art historians and political activists. By the early 1990s, she had become not only a recognized figure in art history, but also regarded as an icon for Chicanos, the Feminism movement, and the LGBTQ movement. Kahlo’s work has been celebrated internationally as emblematic of Mexican national andIndigenoustraditions, and by feminists for what is seen as its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.

1935 – Mart Crowley (born August 21, 1935) is an American playwright. He worked for a number of television production companies in Hollyhwood before meeting Natalie Wood on the set of her film Splendor in the Grass.Wood hired him as her assistant, primarily to give him free time to work on his gay-themed play The Boys in the Band,which opened off-Broadway on April 14, 1968 and enjoyed a run of 1,000 performances.Crowley has appeared in at least three documentaries: The Celluloid Closet (1995), about the depiction of homosexuality in cinema; Dominick Dunne: After the Party (2007), a biography of Crowley’s friend and producer Dominick Dunne; and Making the Boys (2011), a documentary about the making of The Boys in the Band. Crowley is openly gay.

1936, Spain – Luisa Isabel Alvarez de Toledo y Maura, 21st Duchess of Medina Sidonia, Grandee of Spain (August 21, 1936 – March 7, 2008) was nicknamed La Duquesa Rojaor The Red Duchess. She was the 21st Duchess of the ducal family of Medina-Sidonia, one of the most prestigious noble families and Grandees of Spain. Eleven hours before her death, on March 7, 2008, Luisa Isabel married her longtime partner and secretary since 1983, Liliana Maria Dahlmann in a civil ceremony on her deathbed. Today, the Dowager Duchess Liliana Maria,her legal widow, serves as life-president of the Fundación Casa Medina Sidonia.

1944, Germany – Felice Schragenheim (March 9, 1922 – December 31, 1944), a young Jewish resistance fighter in Germany, was sent to a concentration camp in Poland on this date. Her love story with Lilly Wust, a German wife of a Nazi, is portrayed in the 1999 film Aimee & Jaguar and in a book of the same name by Erica Fischer. It is also the subject of the 1997 documentary Love Story: Berlin 1942.

1965

Sonny & Cher once again had the #1 song with “I Got You Babe”.

1970

Huey Newton, co-founder of the Black Panthers, publicly announces his support of gay rights, stating his “solidarity” with the “Gay Power” movement. 

1971

Arthur Brown’s Kingdom Come, Hawkwind, Duster Bennett, Brewers Droop, Indian Summer, Graphite, (and second from the bottom on the bill) Queen all appeared at the Tregye Festival Truro, Cornwall, England.

Olivia Newton-John had the top Adult Contemporary song for the third week with the Bob Dylan song “If Not For You”.

Canada – In Ottawa, “We Demand,” a brief prepared by the Toronto Gay Action and sponsored by Canadian gay groups, is presented to the federal government. It calls for law reform and changes to public policy relating to homosexuals.

1980

Gilbert and Sullivan’s, The Pirates of Penzance opened on Broadway with Linda Ronstadt  and began pirate craze.

1982

 the Go-Go’s moved up to number 8 with “Vacation” on the USA song charts, and on the LP Charts, moved from 42 to 9 with Vacation

1983 – The musical version of “La Cage Aux Folles” opens on Broadway to rave reviews and $4 million in advance ticket sales. With a book written by Harvey Fierstein (born June 6, 1954) and lyrics and music by Jerry Herman(born July 10, 1931), La Cage is a romantic musical comedy based on a popular French film about two male lovers, the manager and the leading star of a nightclub featuring female impersonators.

1987

The movie “Dirty Dancing” was released in the U.S.

The Soundtrack to “Dirty Dancing” was released.

The Blow Monkeys cover of Leslie Gore’s You Don’t Own Me…

1989 –

The National Association of State Boards of Education reports that only twenty-four states require AIDS education in schools, and eighteen of those suggest abstinence as the only method of avoiding the disease. Only three programs require teachers to discuss the use of condoms in their programs.

 Lucie McKinney, the widow of Congressman Stewart McKinney (R-CT) (January 30, 1931 – May 7, 1987), the first congressman to die of complications from AIDS, challenges his will in court because he left a car and a 40% share of his Washington, DC house to his lover Arnold Dennison. McKinney’s physician speculated that McKinney became infected with HIVin 1979 as the result of blood transfusions during heart surgery.McKinney was known by friends to be bisexual, though his family said this was not the case, which raised the issue of how he had contracted the disease. Anti-gay prejudice at the time of McKinney’s death in 1987 may have promoted a disingenuous approach to speculations on the cause of McKinney’s HIV infection. Arnold Denson, the man with whom McKinney had been living in Washington, said that he had been McKinney’s lover, and that he believed McKinney was already infected when Denson met him.

1993

“The Bodyguard” Soundtrack was #7 one the LP charts for Whitney Houston

1994

Interrupting her concert at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California, Whitney Houston asks that the spotlight be turned on Justin and Sydney Simpson, whose father O.J. Simpson is currently on trial for murdering their mother, Nicole.

1994 – Rikki Streicher (1922 – Aug. 21,1994) dies of cancer at age 68 in San Francisco. She opened Maud’s, America’s oldest continuously operating lesbian bar, in 1966 and Amanda’s, a lesbian dance club that opened in 1978. Maud’s closed in 1989 because of financial problems. Streicher also helped organize the Gay Games in San Francisco in 1986. Streicher was born in 1922. She served in the military and lived in Los Angeles in the 1940s, where she spent time in the gay bars of that city. She also frequented the gay bars of North Beach in San FranciscoButch-femme roles were very fixed at that time. Streicher, then identified as butch, and was photographed in 1945 in a widely published image, sitting in Oakland‘s Claremont Resort with other lesbians, wearing a suit and tie.In 1966, Streicher opened Maud’s, originally called “Maud’s Study”, or “The Study”, a lesbian bar on Cole St. in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. The following year, the Haight-Ashbury would become the epicenter of the hippie movement during the 1967 Summer of Love. Maud’s, said one historian, served to “bridge the gap between San Francisco’s lesbian community and its hippie generation.” Because women were not allowed to be employed as bartenders in San Francisco until 1971, Streicher had to either tend bar herself or hire male bartenders. The bar quickly became a popular gathering place for San Francisco lesbians and bisexual women. One notable customer of Maud’s was singer Janis Joplin(January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970). Activists Del Martin(May 5, 1921 – August 27, 2008)and Phyllis Lyon(born November 10, 1924)were also early patrons of Maud’s. In 1978, at the height of the disco era, Streicher opened a more spacious bar and dance club on Valencia Street in San Francisco’s Mission District called Amelia’s, named after Amelia Earhart. Streicher died of cancer in 1994, and was survived by her partner, Mary Sager.

1996 – Intel announces that the company will begin offering domestic partner benefits.

1996 – Denver Colorado’s Career Service Authority votes 5-0 to extend health insurance benefits to the partners and children of gay and lesbian city employees. The plan did not cover unmarried heterosexual couples. Mayor Wellington Webb announced that he would approve the plan, which had the support of the majority of the city council.

1997 – Irving Cooperberg, (1932 – Aug. 21, 1997), co-founder of the New York City Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center, dies of complications from AIDS at age 65. Mr. Cooperberg, who was born and raised in Brooklyn, quit college in 1951, joined the Army and served in Korea. Real estate investments in Manhattan and Fire Island Pines, beginning in the early 1960’s, made him wealthy. In 1973, he attended a service at the embryonic gay and lesbian synagogue, Congregation Beth Simchat Torah, in Greenwich Village. He soon volunteered to serve on its board. Because of his role at the synagogue, Mr. Cooperberg was drawn into the effort in the early ’80’s to establish a citywide lesbian and gay center with a full complement of services. One of the first of its kind in the country, it was to occupy the former Food and Maritime High School at 208 West 13th Street. Mr. Cooperberg was elected the center’s first president in July 1983 and served until May 1987. He is survived by his companion, Lou Rittmaster.

1998 – According to a survey by the Arizona Department of Public Safety, hate crimes in the first part of 1998 were down 15% but gay males were the second most commonly targeted group with twenty incidents. Ten incidents against lesbians were reported.

1998 – Elton Jackson was found guilty by a jury in Virginia of the murder of Andrew Smith. He was given a sentence of life in prison. Police suspected him in the murder of twelve gay men.

2002 – Twenty lesbian and gay survivors whose partners died in the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center were told they would receive workers’ compensation under a new state law.

2003 – Former Georgia representative Bob Barr, the man who wrote the Defense of Marriage Act that prevents same-sex couples from receiving federal benefits, said it would be a mistake to amend the Constitution to ban gay marriage.

2004 – A Louisiana state judge rules that the proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages and civil unions was unconstitutional and must be taken off the September 18 ballot.

2006

German prosecutors announced that they had decided against opening an investigation into Madonna after she performed a controversial mock crucifixion scene at a concert on August 20.

2008

The Coquille Indian Tribe in Oregon legalizes same-sex marriage which is not recognized by the state.

Hallmark Greeting Cards based in Kansas City introduces line of same-sex wedding cards.

2012

Lisa Marie Presley made her Grand Ole Opry debut where she wowed the sold-out audience by performing three songs from her current album, “Storm & Grace”.

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