LGBTQ2 for February 9



BCE to The Suffragettes

1874 – Amy Lowell American lesbian poet was born in Brookline. Massachusetts. A militant literary leader she thumbed her nose at the Boston Brahmans who raised her and outed herself. Her lover was actress Ada Dwyer Russell whom she called “Peter.” Russell is reputed to be the subject of Lowell’s more erotic works, most notably the love poems contained in ‘Two Speak Together’, a subsection of Pictures of the Floating World.  The two women traveled to England together, where Lowell met Ezra Pound, who at once became a major influence and a major critic of her work. Pound considered Lowell’s embrace of Imagism to be a kind of hi-jacking of the movement, and among his friends he referred to her as the “hippo-poetess”, because of her large body size. Lowell has been linked romantically to writer Mercedes de Acosta, but the only evidence of any contact between them is a brief correspondence about a planned memorial for Duse. Lowell was a short but imposing figure who kept her hair in a bun and wore a pince-nez.

1923 – Brendan Behan is born.  Behan was an Irish poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright who wrote in both English and Irish.  Born in Dublin into a republican family, he became a member of the IRA’s youth organisation Fianna Éireann at the age of fourteen. However, there was also a strong emphasis on Irish history and culture in the home, which meant he was steeped in literature and patriotic ballads from a tender age. Behan eventually joined the IRA at sixteen, which led to him serving time in a borstal youth prison in the United Kingdom (see “The Borstal Boy” ) and was also imprisoned in Republic of Ireland. During this time, he took it upon himself to study and he became a fluent speaker of the Irish language. Subsequently released from prison as part of a general amnesty given by the Fianna Fáil government in 1946, Behan moved between homes in Dublin, Kerry and Connemara and also resided in Paris for a period.   Behan had married Beatrice Salkeld  in 1955. A daughter, Blanaid, was born in 1963.  This however, was not enough to bring Behan back from his alcoholic abyss. By early March 1964, the end was in sight. Collapsing at the Harbour Lights bar, he was transferred to the Meath Hospital in central Dublin, where he died, aged 41. The family of Brendan Behan claim that he was bisexual all of his life, but he kept it quiet for his families sake.

1927 – Three plays with same-sex love content are raided and the casts and producers are arrested. The plays are “The Captive,” a controversial play about two women with an “abnormal relationship”; “Sex” starring Mae West; and “The Virgin Man.” No one was prosecuted but the plays closed days later. The Captive, by Édouard Bourdet, was a three-act melodrama was among the first Broadway plays to deal with lesbianism and caused a scandal in New York City. The play was shut down after 160 performances and prompted the adoption of a state law dealing with obscenity; Sex by Jane Mast was  “obscene, indecent, immoral, and impure” and put Mae Westin prison for 10 days; The Virgin Man was a 1956 Argentine comedy film directed by Román Viñoly Barreto and starring Luis Sandrini. Cast.

02-09-1938 – 12-31-2012 Jovette Marchessault – Born in Montreal, Quebec. 

She was a Canadian writer, artist, and an important pioneer of lesbian and feminist literature and art in Canada. In 1980, with the publication of Triptyque lesbien, she risked her developing career by becoming the first Quebec novelist to declare her lesbianism. A portrait of Marchessault, by artist Robert Laliberté, is on exhibit in the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives’ National Portrait Collection, in honor of her role as a builder of LGBT culture and history in Canada.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1941 – Sheila James Kuehl (born February 9, 1941) is an American politician and former child actor, currently the member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for the 3rd District. In 1994, she became the first openly gay California legislator and in 1997, she was the first woman to be named Speaker pro Tempore in California. Kuehl most recently served as a Democratic member of the California State Senate, representing the 23rd district in Los Angeles County and parts of southern Ventura County. A former member of the California State Assembly, she was elected to the Senate in 2000 and served until December 2008. She was elected to her supervisorial post in 2014. In her capacity as Supervisor, she also sits on the Metro Board, First 5 LA, and is the County appointee to the South Coast Air Quality Management District. As a child actress she performed under the stage name Sheila James. the role she is probably best known for – her portrayal of teen-aged genius Zelda Gilroy, the wannabe girlfriend of the title character in the television series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, which aired on CBS from 1959 to 1963. Zelda was originally intended to be a one-shot character in the early Dobie Gillis episode “Love is a Science”, but Dobie creator Max Shulman liked Kuehl and had her signed on as a semi-regular cast member. Since 2010, Kuehl has hosted “Get Used To It”, a national cable show on LGBT issues, filmed in West Hollywood.

1943 – Marc ’10½’ Stevens was a pioneering bisexual  sex industry figure during the 1970’s in New York City. He appeared in over 80 pornographic movies, and he also led an erotic dance troupe and performed in live sex shows. While he predominantly appeared in heterosexual films and loops, he made a number of gay movies as well. He was a close associate of leading sex industry figures such as Jason & Tina Russell, Annie Sprinkle, who was also his neighbor for a time, Sharon Mitchell, Jamie Gillis, Georgina Spelvin and Gloria Leonard. Tall and lean with a well-defined musculature, he had the nickname “10½” because of the size of his rather large circumcised penis. Stevens passed away of AIDS in 1989 at age 46

1944 – Alice Walker (born February 9, 1944) is born. She is an African-American novelist, short story writer, poet, and activist. She wrote the novel The Color Purple (1982) for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She also wrote the novels Meridian (1976) and The Third Life of Grange Copeland (1970), among other works. Walker dislikes labels, but acknowledges having been in love with both men and women and, in a 1996 Essence article, described herself as bisexual. . In the mid-1990s, she was involved in a romantic relationship with singer Tracy Chapman. “It was delicious and lovely and wonderful and I totally enjoyed it and I was completely in love with her but it was nobody’s business but ours.” Walker wrote, “At one point I learned Transcendental Meditation. This was 30-something years ago. It took me back to the way that I naturally was as a child growing up way in the country, rarely seeing people. I was in that state on oneness with creation and it was as if I didn’t exist except as a part of everything.”

02-09-1948 Dr. Susan Love – Born in Little Silver, New Jersey. She is an American Surgeon, a prominent advocate of preventative breast cancer research, and author. She is regarded as one of 

the most respected women’s health specialists in the United States. In 2012, she announced that she was was diagnosed with leukemia and took a leave of absence to pursue chemotherapy treatment. After a successful treatment, she returned to work the following year. On February 22, 2004, she married her partner, Dr. Helen Sperry Cooksey in San Francisco.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

02-09-1957 

Johnny Mathis had his first hit “Wonderful!  Wonderful!” debut on the chart.

Carla Trujillo – Born in Las Vegas, New Mexico. She is an American writer and 

teacher. She has a PhD in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin. Her first novel, What Night Brings (2003), received the Miguel Mármol Prize for best work of fiction by a Latino. It was also a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Trujillo is the editor of Living Chican Theory (1998) and Chicana Lesbians: The Girls Our Mothers Warned Us About (1991), which won the Lambda Literary Award. She has taught at Lambda Literary Foundation’s Emerging Writers Retreat, U.C. Berkeley, Mills College, and San Francisco State University. She is openly lesbian.

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

February 9, 1966

Liza Minnelli brought her night club act to New York City. She opened at the Persian Room of the Plaza Hotel.

 February 9, 1969

Roslyn Kind made her TV debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show”. Roslyn Kind is the sister of Barbra Streisand.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971 – Barely a month after All in the Family takes to the air Archie discovers that one of his bar buddies, an ex-football player, is gay. This is the first instance in which a network television program aired a positive plot-line involving a gay issue.

ARCHIE: Hey, let me ask you something. How long you notice this kid Roger that was in with Mike?
STEVE: Oh, a couple of years, ever since he started coming to the shop.
ARCHIE: A couple of years. Now you’re a man of the world. Now you must know that this kid is kind of a la-di-da, right?
STEVE: Is that what Mike thinks of Roger?
ARCHIE: Forget about what Mike thinks. I can’t even tell you what he thinks. Here, put them glasses over here, I want to go with you once more. Go ahead. (Steve takes the beers, moves them to another table.) Come on, let me get even with you one more time. Go on, get it up there. (Steve and Archie grab hands in an arm-wrestling hold on the table.)
STEVE: What does Mike think, Arch?
ARCHIE: Aw, Mike, geez. Well for one thing, he thinks that friend of his, Roger, is straight. And for another thing–well Steve, you’re gonna wanna bust him wide open when I tell you this, I don’t know where he gets these brainstorms, but he thinks that you’re–geez, I can’t even say it to you, Steve.
STEVE: He’s right, Arch.
ARCHIE: Huh?
STEVE: He’s right. (Steve slams Archie’s arm down on the table.)
ARCHIE: Oh, you mean he’s right about his friend Roger there.
STEVE: About everything.

Gay History - February 9th: Irish Poet Brendan Behan, Archie Bunker's Gay Buddy, and Jerry Falwell Outs A Teletubby

According to scholar Larry Gross, in his book Up from Invisibility: Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Media in America, the episode also opened the door for other programs such as Soap, later in the 1970s, and Dynasty, in the 1980s, that included recurring gay characters in their casts. And Gross further observes that this progress ultimately laid the groundwork for the programs with gay characters-some of them in leading roles-that are appearing on the small screen today.

1974

“Waterloo” by Abba was chosen to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest.

 Anne Murray reached #1 on the Adult chart with “Love Song”.

The beautiful “Love’s Theme” by Love Unlimited Orchestra was the new #1 song, with Barbra Streisand’s “The Way We Were” dropping for now.

February 9, 1975

Cher‘s solo weekly TV show premieres on CBS with guest Elton John and Bette Midler.

1977 – The world’s first gay and lesbian film festival premieres in San Francisco. Frameline is the oldest ongoing film festival devoted to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) programming currently in existence

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

1980

on the USA song charts #5 Queen with “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”.

 1985

Madonna started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Like A Virgin’, a No.3 hit in the UK.

Wham!  with “Careless Whisper” jumped to the top of the Adult Contemporary chart and was #3 pop chart which had #9  Madonna “Like a Virgin” and Prince dropped to 10 with “I Would Die 4 (sic) U (sic)”.

 Madonna rose to #1 on the Album chart with Like a Virgin

02-09-1989 Ari-Pekka Liukkonen – Born in Pieksämäki, Finland. He is a Finnish swimmer that has competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. On February 2, 2014, Liukkonen came out as gay in a Yle Finnish TV interview, becoming one of the first out gay athletes in Finland. He was one of 49 out LGBT athletes that participated in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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

1994, Italy – Pope Iohn Paul II attacks the European Parliament resolution in favor of lesbian and gay rights.

1999 – The leader of the “moral majority” and founder of the anti-gay hate bastian Liberty Universality the “Reverend” Jerry Falwell claims that the purple-colored Teletubby named Tinky-Winky is gay.

1999 – The leader of the “moral majority” and founder of the anti-gay hate bastion Liberty University the “Reverend” Jerry Falwell claims that the purple-colored Teletubby named Tinky-Wink is gay.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: The Show’s products and characters became commonplaces at Pride where the toddler program had been niche confind prior to this best of all publicity.

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

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

2011,

Canada – The Canadian House passes a law protecting gender expression rights.

02-09-2015 

 Same-sex marriage begins in Alabama, making it the 37th state to allow gay marriages.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas and his boyfriend, Shawn Brier, become the first gay men in history to share the ceremonial “first kiss” held when a vessel returns from deployment.

2018 – Adam Rippon (born November 11, 1989) is an American figure skater. He won the 2010 Four Continents Championships and the 2016 U.S. National Championships. Rippon was selected to represent the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongchangSouth Koreawhere he won a bronze medal thus becoming the first openly gay U.S. male athlete to win a medal in a Winter Olympics. Later that year, he won season 26 of Dancing with the Stars with professional dancer Jenna Johnson, making Rippon the first openly gay celebrity to win the competition.

2022

Sexuality & STEM in the past and present: An LGBT History …

Eventbrite – Sexuality & STEM in the past and present: An LGBT History Month event – Wednesday, 9 February 2022 at The Loft, Birmingham, West Midlands.

In this talk, Steven Dryden, Sound Archive and Humanities Reference Specialist, will explore the printed and oral testimonies that capture a history of women within the gay liberation movement in the UK during the 1970s and 1980s.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: the above is an event occurring today in LGBTQ2 history, while the below is today’s global reporting of ongoing, and today’s post just too much demonstrates the traditional, continuing and status quo problems and barriers faced by women of all sexual orientations and across ethnicity.

the cold war got hot again

https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/02/09/russian-government-seeks-closure-lgbt-rights-group

Russian Government Seeks Closure of LGBT Rights Group | Human Rights Watch

This week, Russia’s Justice Ministry filed a lawsuit seeking to “liquidate” Sphere Foundation, the legal entity under which the Russian LGBT Network operates, arguing the group’s activities run contrary to “traditional values.”www.hrw.org

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: Dear Religion claiming being not heterosexual is abusive – do you mean abusive relationships like – absenteeism, you are never good enough – like gods and followers? abusive like that? abusive like rape is not a problem and not obeying is? abusive like that?

religion is delusional and enforced with genocide

Blasphemy is Duty where not punishable by death

Sydney’s Penrith Christian School Equates Being LGBT with Abusive Relationships – Star Observer

Penrith Christian School has listed transgender identity and same-sex attraction alongside “abusive relationships” as behaviours “not acceptable to God” in its enrolment application.www.starobserver.com.au

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: time to stop religions from preying upon children and teens at all preachers and teachers are the preferred pedophile professions, along with sports coaches

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10486939/Scott-Morrison-promises-ban-church-schools-excluding-LGBT-students.html

Scott Morrison promises to ban church schools from excluding LGBT students | Daily Mail Online

Scott Morrison will seek to win over his party room on religious discrimination protections with a promise to ban church schools from excluding LGBTQI+ students.www.dailymail.co.uk

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

In Canada, before Marriage Equality 60% were against and a year later, that many were for, because 1 nothing changed for heterosexuals and 2 the economy grew because more could marry and marriage tourism from the USA increased

https://theconversation.com/lgbt-rights-in-eastern-europe-explaining-financial-benefits-makes-a-big-difference-to-peoples-views-new-findings-176764

LGBT rights in eastern Europe: explaining financial benefits makes a big difference to people’s views – new findings

Promising findings in Serbia, Ukraine and Turkey show what can be achieved with a bit of information.theconversation.com

The Fights Ahead For The LGBT Community In Australia – Star Observer

Now more than ever, it’s important that the LGBTQI community continues to advance the causes that we are passionate about and hold ground on the hard-fought rights secured.www.starobserver.com.au

Ugandan court to rule on shutdown of LGBT ally organisation Chapter Four – Erasing 76 Crimes

Uganda’s High Court in Kampala has set March 18 as the date to rule on an application seeking to quash the government’s decision to indefinitely suspend the activities of LGBT ally and …76crimes.com

LGBT History Month: How Far Has the Workplace Come? – Employee Benefits

It’s LGBT History Month this February. A time to celebrate LGBTQ+ history. So, we thought it was the perfect moment to shed some light on whether the UK workplace has progressed in its fight towards a more equal workplace for those within the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, plus) community. According to the Office of […]employeebenefits.co.uk

https://www.rcnky.com/articles/2022/02/07/union-rejects-lgbt-fairness-ordinance

Union Rejects LGBT Fairness Ordinance | The River City News

Written by Michael A. Monks, LINK nky chief content officer”Unapologetically, yes.”www.rcnky.com

Polish court acquits IKEA manager who fired employee for quoting the Bible in response to LGBT community event

The manager of an IKEA store who stood accused of religious discrimination was acquitted on Friday by a Polish court. Katarzyna N., the manager of the HR department for the IKEA store in Kraków, had been charged with restricting the rights of Janusz Komenda, an employee who was dismissed in May 2019 for posting Bible […]rmx.news

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

there needs to be either one or two trans categories in sports, in addition to men and women’s categories, other wise we may as well just have one

women’s sports need the same protection, and there is no biodiff between women across sexual orientation

https://www.wibc.com/news/local-indiana/senate-sets-hearing-on-transgender-athletes-bill-as-lgbt-groups-rally-in-opposition/

Senate Sets Hearing on Transgender Athletes Bill As LGBT Groups Rally in Opposition – 93.1FM WIBC

Senate Sets Hearing on Transgender Athletes Bill As LGBT Groups Rally in Oppositionwww.wibc.com

https://inews.co.uk/opinion/queer-as-folk-russell-t-davies-shown-schools-lgbt-history-1449215

Russell T Davies’s ‘Queer as Folk’ changed my life, it should be shown in schools as part of LGBT History

The US version is about to rebooted, but I’m not sure we need a new version when the original is still so educationalinews.co.uk

https://thethaiger.com/news/regional/singapore/singapores-lgbt-content-ban-slammed-after-gay-kiss-caught-in-news-broadcast

Singapore’s LGBT content ban slammed after gay kiss caught in news broadcast

A video clip of two men, an Asian and a white man, sharing a kiss at the back of Channel News Asia’s correspondent who was reporting fromthethaiger.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – February 9 | Ronni Sanlo

https://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-february-9

Feb 9, 2018 — 1971 – Barely a month after the TV show All in the Family takes to the air, Archie discovers that one of his bar buddies, an ex-football player, …

The Lavender Effect

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Gay History – February 9: Irish Poet Brendan Behan, Archie …

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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 November 4


BCE to The Suffragettes

1929, India – Shakuntala Devi (4 November 1929 – 21 April 2013) is born. She wrote the first study of homosexuality in India, The World Of Homosexuals. It treated homosexuality in an understanding light and is considered a pioneer in the field. In the documentary For Straights Only, she said that her interest in the topic came out of her marriage to a homosexual man and her desire to look at homosexuality more closely to understand it. She was an Indian writer and mental calculator, popularly known as the “human computer.” A child prodigy, her talent earned her a place in the 1982 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records. As a writer, Devi wrote a number of books, including novels as well as texts about mathematics, puzzles, and astrology.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1946 – Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (November 4, 1946 – March 9, 1989) is born. He was an American photographer, known for his sensitive yet blunt treatment of controversial subject-matter in the large-scale, highly stylized black and white medium of photography. His most controversial work is that of the underground BDSM scene in the late 1960s and early 1970s of New York City. The homoeroticism of this work fueled a national debate over the public funding of controversial artwork.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

1960 – FDNY Firefighter, president emeritus of FireFLAG/EMT and LGBT Rights activist Tom Ryan (Nov. 4, 1960)is born. Ryan retired from FDNY in 2003, after a distinguished FDNY career, and is a hero of 9/11. He has worked tirelessly for the issues effecting LGBT Firefighters and Emergency Workers, continues to speak out on issues of homophobia in the fire services, the rights of domestic partners, and discrimination toward the gay community.

November 4, 1967

Pink Floyd made their US live debut when they appeared at the Winterland Auditorium, San Francisco, California. Floyd shared the bill with local group Big Brother & The Holding Company, featuring singer Janis Joplin and singer / songwriter Richie Havens.

1969

David Bowie released his third studio album, The Man Who Sold the World the first with the nucleus of what would become the “Spiders from Mars”, backing band.

1974

Elton John released his Greatest Hits album.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1976 – Syndicated columnist Nicholas von Hoffman’s column “Out of TV’s Sitcom Closet” appears. It stated that Americans were experiencing the “Year of the Fag” and claimed the National Gay Task Force was controlling at least one sitcom.

1978

After returning from a two year hiatus, lesbian fave  Anne Murray topped the Billboard Hot 100 with the biggest selling single of her career, “You Needed Me”. It was her fourth US Top Ten and first #1 single and made #22 in the UK. Anne would go on to put six more songs on Billboard’s Top 40 Pop chart.

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

1980 – Barney Frank (born March 31, 1940) (D, Mass.) is elected to his first term in the US House of Representatives. He served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts from 1981 to 2013. As a member of the Democratic Party, he served as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee (2007–2011) and was a leading co-sponsor of the 2010 Dodd–Frank Act, a sweeping reform of the U.S. financial industry. Frank, a resident of Newton, Massachusetts, is considered the most prominent gay politician in the United States.

1984

Prince played the first of seven nights at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan at the start of his 87-date North American Purple Rain tour. The outing marked the live debut of his new band The Revolution.

1989

Elton John scored his 50th UK chart hit when ‘Sacrifice’, entered the charts. Only Cliff Richard and Elvis Presley had also achieved this feat. Sacrifice was initially released as a single in 1989, but stalled at No.55 in the UK and at No.18 in the US. English DJ, Steve Wright, began playing the song on BBC Radio 1 and the song was then re-released as a double A-side single, along with ‘Healing Hands’.

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

1992

Elton John and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin sign a $39 million publishing contract with Warner-Chappell music.

1999

Sir Elton John’s extensive collection of photographs was exhibited at the Atlanta (Georgia) High Museum of Art from November 4 through January 28, 2001.

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

2002

Elton John and his lyricist Bernie Taupin received the Music Industry Trusts Award for one of the greatest songwriting partnerships of all time.

2008

California voters ban same-sex marriage with Proposition 8, becoming the first U.S. state to do so after marriages had been legalized for same-sex couples. The amendment to California’s constitution passed by a margin of 52% to 47% and overturned the state supreme court’s ruling in May in favor of same-sex marriage.

Arizona and Florida voters pass constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage.

Arkansas voters pass Act 1, which effectively bans adoption by same-sex couples, by a margin of 54% to 41%. Florida had done so in 1978.

2012

A copyright infringement lawsuit filed by songwriter Guy Hobbs against Elton John and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin over their hit song “Nikita” was thrown out of court. The Judge ruled that both songs shared similar themes and phrases, but that these were prevalent in modern music.

2013

Janis Joplin was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2021

curses have no meaning outside of religion, so it is just religion

https://theconversation.com/lgbt-migrants-in-south-africa-religion-can-be-a-blessing-and-a-curse-169758LGBT migrants in South Africa: religion can be a blessing, and a curseThe author set out to understand how the faith of displaced LGBT people in South Africa has evolved over time, and how religion has shaped their experiences of displacement.theconversation.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/11/28-lgbtq-people-say-faced-discrimination-year-last-year/25% of straight people would be “uncomfortable” seeing a gay co-worker’s wedding picture / LGBTQ NationThe number of LGBTQ people reporting discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity has surged over the past year…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.rferl.org/a/bulgaria-lgbt-rasate-attack/31544540.htmlBulgarian Presidential Candidate Charged Over Violent Attack On LGBT CenterA right-wing nationalist candidate in this month’s presidential election has been detained and indicted over a weekend attack on an LGBT community center in the capital.
www.rferl.org

https://www.freep.com/story/events/2021/11/04/lesbian-social-close-friends-event-ferndale-weekend/6267500001/Lesbian Social to hold Close Friends event in Ferndale this weekend“You’re always embraced when you come to one of our events,” says founder Chelcea Stowers.www.freep.com

men with a diagnosis do not get to claim they have a human right to lesbians

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/women/kathleen-stock-trans-bbc-womens-hour-b1950484.htmlKathleen Stock says there’s ‘real pressure on lesbians to accept that trans women can be lesbians’ | The Independent‘I was going onto lesbian dating sites and seeing males and I thought that was quite strange,’ says ex-Sussex University professorwww.independent.co.uk

even heterosexual women are denied anything that ends child bearing while medical procedures are being rushed for trans without consideration of mind changing.. at as teens and children… while adult women…..

https://www.indy100.com/viral/gynecologist-refused-lesbian-woman-hysterectomy-b1950747A gynecologist refused a lesbian woman a hysterectomy in case her ‘sexual orientation changes’ and wants kids | indy100A lesbian woman took to Twitter to share a shocking experience with her gynecologist that delegitimized her sexuality.www.indy100.com

from the article:
Weingarten shot back at Cotton, pointing out that there is a long history of teachers who didn’t have children.

“Is he now disqualifying every nun from teaching?” she tweeted. “Or is this simply a new divisive & hateful homophobic slur against LGBTQ teachers?”

“I guess Sen Cotton hasn’t done his homework and doesn’t know I have step-children, grandkids & nieces and nephews,” she continued. “They would certainly be surprised by his comments. As would the many students I taught (and loved) at Clara Barton High School in Brooklyn.”

She stressed that teachers are professionals who work with children, which is not the same thing as being a parent. “Parents everywhere rely on [teachers’] expertise,” she wrote.

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/11/gop-senator-calls-lesbian-educator-joke-doesnt-kids-response-awesome/GOP senator calls lesbian educator “a joke” because she doesn’t have kids. Her response was awesome. / LGBTQ Nation“Is he now disqualifying every nun from teaching? Or is this simply a new divisive & hateful homophobic slur against LGBTQ teachers…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.artnews.com/art-in-america/aia-reviews/barbara-hammer-company-1234608732/Tiona Nekkia McClodden Highlights Intimacy in Barbara Hammer’s Work – ARTnews.comBarbara Hammer’s work on lesbian intimacy and identity is full of exchanges, a dynamic Tiona Nekkia McClodden emphasizes at Company.www.artnews.com

https://www.autostraddle.com/surprise-game-of-thrones-bisexual-sex-scenes-were-a-frenzied-mess/Surprise, Game of Thrones’ Bisexual Sex Scenes Were a “Frenzied Mess”Azie Tesfai and Chyler Leigh laughed until they cried making out in their costumes on Supergirl, DC comic artists are receiving threats from biphobic nerds, saying goodbye to Dickinson, and more!www.autostraddle.com

https://hillreporter.com/trump-loving-pastor-who-claimed-transgender-teens-would-assault-other-students-arrested-for-solicitation-of-a-minor-116893Trump-Loving Pastor Who Claimed Transgender Teens Would Assault Other Students Arrested for Solicitation of a MinorLast night, the fake threat of Critical Race Theory propelled Glenn Youngkin to victory in the state of Virginia. The state is also dealing with a furor over transgender rights. The issue has been heightened by the arrest of a boy who was convicted of sexually assaulting a girl while wearing a skirt. The boy…hillreporter.com

indeed. there is a need to balance rights between groups where there is not heterosexuals’ males involved

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/the-transgender-issue-trans-rights/​​‘The Transgender Issue’: it’s time for a reset in talking about trans rightsI’ve been a trans activist for more than 30 years. Shon Faye’s debut book makes me think we were far too polite in my daywww.opendemocracy.net

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-the-friday-edition-1.6230280/quebec-s-bill-2-would-put-transgender-people-at-risk-of-violence-says-advocate-1.6232830Quebec’s Bill 2 would put transgender people at risk of violence, says advocate | CBC RadioTransgender advocate Daphne Barile says a new bill proposed by the Quebec government to change how gender is addressed on official IDs is both confusing and dangerous. www.cbc.ca

https://nypost.com/2021/11/04/jim-banks-says-tweet-should-spark-transgender-conversation/Jim Banks says tweet should spark transgender conversationRep. Jim Banks is appealing his Twitter suspension, arguing that his controversial tweet calling the country’s first transgender four-star officer a “man” should fuel an “important debate about sex and human nature.”nypost.com

https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202111/1238161.shtmlChina’s first clinic for transgender children and adolescents set up in Shanghai – Global TimesChina’s first multidisciplinary clinic for transgender children and adolescents was set up at the Children’s Hospital of Fudan University in Shanghai recently to safely and healthily manage transgender minors’ transition.
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https://news.yahoo.com/transgender-sex-offenders-placed-women-164455799.htmlTransgender Sex Offenders Placed in Women’s Jails in ScotlandIn Scotland, 12 transgender prisoners convicted of violence or sexual crimes have been moved into women’s jails in the past 18 months.news.yahoo.com

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The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 22

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1870, UK – Lord Alfred Douglas (22 October 1870 – 20 March 1945) is born near London. Forever known as Bosie, the boy lover of Oscar Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was regarded at the time as a mincing queen intent on self-destruction. In the end it was Wilde who was destroyed. Bosie was a British author, poet, translator, and political commentator. Much of his early poetry was Uranian in theme, though he tended, later in life, to distance himself from both Wilde’s influence and his own role as a Uranian poet. Politically he would describe himself as “a strong Conservative of the ‘Diehard’ variety.”

1883

The Metropolitan Opera House held its grand opening in New York.

1916 – Police in New York City raid an all-male Lafayette Bathhouse after agents from the New York Society for the Prevention of Vice, who had infiltrated the establishment, filed a detailed report. Thirty-seven men, including the manager, were arrested. Twenty-five of them were convicted and sentenced to prison. The manager committed suicide.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

1963 – Brian Anthony Boitano (born October 22, 1963) is an American figure skater from Sunnyvale, California. He is the 1988 Olympic champion, the 1986 and 1988 World Champion, and the 1985–1988 U.S. National Champion. He turned professional following the 1988 season. He returned to competition in 1993 and competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics, where he placed sixth. In December 2013, Boitano was named to the United States delegation to the 2014 Winter Olympics in SochiRussia. In conjunction with that appointment, Boitano publicly came out as gay. The Sochi games and Russia have been the targets of criticism and LGBT activism because of a Russian anti-gay “propaganda” law passed in June 2013.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 22, 1971

Joan Baez received a Gold record for “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”. It turned out to be her biggest hit, peaking at #3 in the US and #6 in the UK.

October 22, 1973

Olivia Newton-John released the single “Let Me Be There”

1977 – Montreal Police raid gay bars Truxx and Le Mystique and charge 146 men with being found in a common bawdyhouse. More than fifty uniformed and plainclothes police in bullet proof vests from the divisional Morality, Mobile and Technical squads carry off the raid. The arrestees were held for up to 15 hours at police headquarters “while ‘compulsory’ VD tests were administered

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

1981, Ireland – In a case brought to the court by Northern Ireland Gay Rights Association member Jeff Dudgeon, the European Court of Human Rights rules that Northern Ireland violates basic human rights by criminalizing gay male sex. Dudgeon is a Northern Irish politician, historian and gay political activist. He currently sits as a Ulster Unionist Party councillor for the Balmoral area of Belfast City Council. As part of the 2012 New Year Honours, Dudgeon was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for “services to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community in Northern Ireland.”

1983

Culture Club topped the U.K. Album chart with Colour By Numbers.

on the usa song charts Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton were quite a pair with “Islands In The Stream” and Spandau Ballet’s “True” sounded awful good at #4.

1986 –U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop issues the first report on AIDS. According to Quist, United States Surgeon General C. Everett Koop released his first report on the AIDS epidemic in America. He had been prevented for political reasons from addressing the AIDS crisis for four years. His report calls for the use of condoms to prevent HIV transmission and that information on both gay and straight relationships would help prevent the spread of AIDS. He reportedly waited four years before speaking publicly about the disease on this date and it would be two years before mailing information about the disease out to every American household..

1988

Elton John sold out Madison Square Garden for a record 26th time.

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

1993: United States Air Force Lt. Heidi De Jesus dropped her lawsuit that attempted to bring charges against the military for her dismissal based on her sexual orientation and the ban on gay and lesbian military personal. The legal battle had literally left her broke.

1999:

Boeing announced that it would extend health benefits to the same-sex domestic partners of their employees. However, the company explained that unmarried heterosexual couples would not receive the same benefits because they had the option of marriage, angering the union.

San Francisco archbishop William Levada announces he would make a $30,000 contribution to a California ballot initiative to restrict the definition of marriage to opposite sex couples.

The film Boys Don’t Cry is released. Based on a true story, the film was adapted from the life of Brandon Teena (December 12, 1972 – December 31, 1993), born Teena Brandon, a female-to-male transperson who suffers  tragic consequences. A story about hope, fear, and the courage it takes to be yourself, Boys Don’t Cry is critically acclaimed and was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. Teena’s murder, along with that of Matthew Shepard, led to increased lobbying for hate crime laws in the United States.

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

2005

Waterloo by ABBA was voted the best song in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest. Viewers in 31 countries across Europe voted during a special show in Copenhagen to celebrate the annual event’s 50th birthday.

2009:

The Lutheran Church of Sweden voted to allow same-sex marriages by a vote of 176 of 249 voting members. The decision came just days after the 30th anniversary of when Sweden stopped classifying homosexuality as a disease. (h/t Quist)

2013

Australia –  The Legislative Assembly of the Australian Capital territory (ACT) (Canberra), votes in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.

LGBT History Month: 4 Queer Events On October 22 – HuffPost

2021

https://www.metroweekly.com/2021/10/mtv-europe-music-awards-will-stand-in-solidarity-with-lgbtq-people-in-hungary/MTV Europe Music Awards will ‘stand in solidarity’ with LGBTQ people in HungaryMTV’s gay president Chris McCarthy wants to use the annual awards show to protest Hungary’s anti-LGBTQ lawswww.metroweekly.com

The present patchwork of state and local nondiscrimination laws hamstrings the business community and flies in the face of religious tenets and traditions which we value as conservatives. Supporting fundamental protections for all Americans is important to people of faith because LGBTQ Americans are our friends, neighbors, family members and coworkers. When it comes to being able to earn a living, having a place to live, or accessing a business or government office, LGBTQ people should be treated like everyone else. Excluding people from civil protections based on who they are or whom they love hurts us all. That is why a federal solution is urgently necessary.

https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/577533-a-conservatives-faith-argument-for-supporting-lgbtq-rightsA conservative’s faith argument for supporting LGBTQ rights | TheHillBipartisan passage of federal protections for LGBTQ people is pro-family, pro-business and reflective of the foundational tenets of faith and the grand experiment of our Republic.thehill.com

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/faith/across-africa-major-churches-strongly-oppose-lgbtq-rights-575566262.htmlAcross Africa, major churches strongly oppose LGBTQ rights – Winnipeg Free PressIn Ghana, home to a diverse array of religions, leaders of major churches have united in denouncing homosexuality as a “perversion” and endorsing legislation that would, if enacted, impose some of the harshest anti-LGBTQ policies in Africa.In Nigeria, the umbrella body for Christian churches depicts same-sex relationships as an evil meriting the lengthy prison sentences prescribed under existing law.www.winnipegfreepress.com

joking about a community one does not belong to, is punching down and not laughing with.

and comparative victimhood, only benefits the shared oppressor

https://sixmilepost.com/9529/opinion/dave-chappelles-the-closer-is-an-important-critique-of-the-lgbtq-community/Dave Chappelle’s “The Closer” is an important critique of the LGBTQ community – Six Mile PostDave Chappelle’s newest special, “The Closer,” has sparked controversy because it is misunderstood. While some people think that it is antagonizing to the LGBTQ community, it is actually a valuable critique of problems that he sees within the community.   His last project with Netflix, Chapelle’s driving point is that the LGBTQ community is not…

indeed, but lesbians are under bullying and sexual harassment within LGBTQ…

so there is no working together

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/10/21/time-for-an-lgbtq-reality-check-queer-students-face-rising-tide-of-bullying/Time for an LGBTQ reality check-queer students face rising tide of bullyingNothing is going to get better unless we work together collectively against the insidious notion that LGBTQ identity is controversialwww.losangelesblade.com

being represented in society does help = this is why women, hetero and bisexual as well as lesbians need representation for and by women

and not be told by men and not transwomen how to woman

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/positive-lgbtq-media-depictions-reduce-queer-peoples-anxiety-depression/Positive LGBTQ media depictions reduce queer people’s anxiety & depression / LGBTQ NationMedia can play a big role in giving queer people hope and resilience in the face of discrimination…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/instant-photography-changed-stakes-lgbtq-people/How instant photography changed the stakes for LGBTQ people / LGBTQ NationWith the advent of the Polaroid, LGBTQ people were free to be themselves and have a lasting memory without having to drop off films to be developed by a third party…www.lgbtqnation.com

in Canada – owing to the Peoples Party claiming to be a purple wave – the same colour is being used to oppress those wearing purple to oppose bullying

https://etcanada.com/news/829904/stars-wear-purple-in-support-of-glaads-2021-spirit-day-on-oct-21/Stars Wear Purple In Support Of GLAAD’S 2021 Spirit Day On Oct. 21 | ETCanada.comThe world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) media advocacy organization, GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), has announced that Thursday, Oct. 21 is Spirit Day. It’s a day for participants to wear purple or go purple online in a united stand against bullying and to show their support for LGBTQ+ youth.…etcanada.com

https://www.beaconjournal.com/story/news/2021/10/22/change-agent-giovonni-santiago-helps-lgbt-youth-akron-non-profit/8444795002/Change Agent: Giovonni Santiago helps LGBT youth with Akron non-profitGiovonni Santiago is providing guidance to young people in Akron, Summit County, and elsewhere who in need of help dealing with their sexual identity.www.beaconjournal.com

because trans have rights as people, what they do not have is the right to encroach or remove rights from women

and given the name calling of lesbians, rather than of the heterosexuals who coined the word transphobic

the trans lobby has given the public reason to be concerned

no one may be required to ignore their own senses in favour of another person’s diagnosis

https://southfloridagaynews.com/National/americans-support-pro-lgbt-policies-but-fall-short-on-trans-rights.htmlAmericans Support Pro-LGBT Policies, But Fall Short on Trans Rights | National | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

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Today in LGBT History – October 22 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-october-22Oct. 22, 2017 — Today in LGBT History – October 22. 1870, UK – Lord Alfred Douglas (22 October 1870 – 20 March 1945) is born near London.

The Lavender Effect

LGBT History Month: 4 Queer Events On October 22 – HuffPost

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 4

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1939 – The day after the UK declares war on Germany, Alan Turing (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954), father of computer science, registers for the UK military. He would make a major breakthrough in deciphering the German Enigma code that would help the Allies win WWII. His story is caught in the film The Imitation Game

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1957: 

The Wolfenden report is published in England. The committee recommends “that homosexual behavior between consenting adults in private should no longer be a criminal offense”. The committee also recommended that the age of consent for sexual acts between men be set at 21, in contrast to 16 for heterosexual and lesbian sex.

In the segregated U.S. state of Arkansas, Governor Orval Faubus called out the National Guard to stop nine black students from entering previously all-white Central High School in Little Rock. The students were later allowed to enter after the intervention of President Dwight Eisenhower.

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

1965

Sonny & Cher’s former #1 “I Got You Babe” was #6 on the USA pop charts

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971

On the USA LP charts  the Soundtrack to “Jesus Christ Superstar” was #9

1976: 

Start of the three-day “Fourth Annual Gay Conference for Canada and Quebec,” held in Toronto, including a rally and march.

ABBA had the #1 song in the U.K.–“Dancing Queen”.

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

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

1990: Voters in Florida’s Broward County defeat a gay rights ordinance 59% to 41%.

1993

Paula Abdul hosted an AIDS awareness television special called In a New Light ’93.

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

2002: In Hungary, the Constitutional Court repeals §199 of the penal code, equalizing the age of consent for both heterosexual and homosexual activity at 14.

September 4, 2012 – 

The Democratic Party becomes the first major US political party in history to publicly support same-sex marriage on a national platform at the Democratic National Convention.

2016

September 4, 2016…Queen guitarist/astrophysicist Brian May announced that an asteroid orbiting Mars and Jupiter had been named for Freddie Mercury on what would have been the late singer’s 70th birthday.

2021

https://www.indy100.com/celebrities/drake-lesbian-lyric-album-backlash-b1914203Drake criticised for declaring himself a ‘lesbian’ in song on new album | indy100Drake has dropped his sixth studio album Certified Lover Boy on Friday (September 3), but there is one particular lyric from a track that some people are having problems with.www.indy100.com

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/benhenry/lil-nas-x-montero-album-pregnancy-photoshootLil Nas X Shuts Down Criticism After “Montero” Pregnancy Photoshoot“Let me get offline, all of this negative energy is not good for the baby.”www.buzzfeednews.com

Indeed, men of all sexualities need to stop co-0pting women’s biology and fetishing women’s sexuality and gender, which is biological, regardless of personal expression or culture roles

and heterosexual women really need to think about how men behave to women

https://nypost.com/2021/09/03/tiktok-trend-claims-to-help-women-realize-theyre-lesbians/TikTok trend claims to help women realize they’re lesbiansTikTok users are doing their best to help women determine if they’re really attracted to men or if actually they’ve just succumbed to “compulsory heterosexuality” and are, in fact, lesbian.nypost.com

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/09/03/remembering-deaf-lesbian-pioneer-barbara-kannapell/?cf_chl_jschl_tk=pmd_uzWEGwBK50yJanJqYX4a2h.82sE_zNowfpG_x13HEks-1630777547-0-gqNtZGzNAmWjcnBszQblRemembering deaf lesbian pioneer Barbara Kannapell‘A fierce leader decades ahead of her time’www.washingtonblade.com

https://www.businessinsider.com/gay-man-raped-and-beaten-by-taliban-tricked-into-meeting-2021-9Afghanistan Gay Man Raped and Beaten by Taliban, Lured on Social MediaAfghan activists told Insider that even during the previous governments, gay men would be lured to their deaths through social media.www.businessinsider.com

indeed, they are different and it is okay to be bisexual and okay to be gay and okay to be lesbian

and define in clear terms

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/03/wikipedia-bisexuality-pansexuality-backlash/Wikipedia faces huge backlash after saying pansexuality and bisexuality are the same thingWikipedia has been accused of “spreading misinformation” after incorrectly claiming that pansexuality and bisexuality are the same thing.www.pinknews.co.uk

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

THe Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTq2 for August 19

1867, Germany –

In Munich, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs  (28 August 1825 – 14 July 1895) is jeered when he attempts to persuade jurists that same-sex love should be tolerated rather than persecuted. He is probably the first to come out publicly in defense of what he calls “Uranism” (homosexuality).  Ulrichs coined various terms to describe different sexual orientations, including Urning for a man who desires men (English “Uranian“), and Dioning for one who desires women. These terms are in reference to a section of Plato‘s Symposium in which two kinds of love are discussed, symbolised by an Aphrodite who is born from a male (Uranos), and an Aphrodite who is born from a female (Dione). Ulrichs also coined words for the female counterparts (Urningin and Dioningin), and for bisexuals and intersexual persons. Ulrichs is likely the first true gay activist and is seen today as the pioneer of the modern gay rights movement. Published in 1870, Ulrich’s “Araxes: A Call to Free the Nature of the Urning from Penal Law” is remarkable for its similarity to the discourse of the modern gay rights movement. In it: The Urning, too, is a person. He, too, therefore, has inalienable rights. His sexual orientation is a right established by nature. Legislators have no right to veto nature; no right to persecute nature in the course of its work; no right to torture living creatures who are subject to those drives nature gave them. The Urning is also a citizen. He, too, has civil rights; and according to these rights, the state has certain duties to fulfill as well. The state does not have the right to act on whimsy or for the sheer love of persecution. The state is not authorized, as in the past, to treat Urnings as outside the pale of the law.

1890

In response to a letter received from John Addington Symonds, American poet Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) denies that “Calamus” from Leaves of Grass was homoerotic. Whitman’s  work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality. Though biographers continue to debate Whitman’s sexuality, he is usually described as either homosexual or bisexual in his feelings and attractions

August 19, 1972

David Bowie played the first of two nights at the Rainbow Theatre in England on his current 182-date Ziggy Stardust world tour.

1978

After nine weeks at the top of the UK chart, “You’re The One That I Want” by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John is finally knocked out of first place by The Commodores “Three Times A Lady”. As of 2013, it was still the fifth best-selling single of all time in Great Britain, where it has sold 2 million copies.

1982

In Biloxi, Mississippi, Queen performed at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.

1984 

President Ronald Reagan issues a statement saying his administration would fight governmental endorsement of homosexuality.

1992

The Ann Arbor, Michigan, city council votes 8-1 to extend health benefits to same sex partners of city employees.

Germany – Over 250 gay and lesbian couples submit marriage applications in over fifty German cities as part of an attempted mass wedding. About 75% of the couples were male, and over 100 of the applications were submitted in Berlin. The demonstration, organized by the Schwulerverband in Deutschland (Gay League of Germany), receives widespread media attention. Lesben- und Schwulenverband in Deutschland (LSVD), German for the Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany, is the largest non-governmental LGBT rights organization in Germany. It was founded in 1990 and is part of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA). Manfred BrunsVolker BeckEduard StapelGünter Dworek and Halina Bendkowski were prominent persons in the Board of Directors. People from the arts like Comic-Designer Ralf König, comedian Hella von Sinnen, director Rosa von Praunheim, from politics and from science like sexologist Rolf Gindorf and others are prominent individual members of the organization.

1996

California’s state senate kills a bill banning same-sex marriage after Democrats attach a provision to establish a domestic partner In Spokane, Washington, the family of Curtis Babcock files a lawsuit against county coroner Dexter Amend. Babcock’s memorial service had to be delayed because Amend ordered an autopsy to link his AIDS-related death to sodomy. registry.

1997

 At a rally in Sacramento, California, Alveda Celeste King, homophobic niece of Martin Luther King Jr., said, “To equate homosexuality with race is to give a death sentence to civil rights. No one is enslaving homosexuals or making them sit at the back of the bus.”

The school board of Wayne-Westland, a suburb of Detroit, votes 6-1 to repeal sexual orientation protection for students and staff.

2003

Germany – Mayor of Hamburg Ole von Beust dismisses Vice-Mayor Ronald Schill for accusing Beust for having sex with a man Beust had appointed minister of justice. Beust denies the relationship and Schill says he has “nothing against homosexuals.”

2005

DC Comics orders the Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts Gallery in New York to remove an exhibit of watercolors showing Batman and Robin in a variety of romantic poses. DC threatened both artist and the Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts gallery with legal action if they did not cease selling the works and demanded all remaining art, as well as any profits derived from them. Homosexual interpretations have been part of the academic study of the Batman franchise at least since psychiatrist Fredric Wertham asserted in his 1954 book Seduction of the Innocent that “Batman stories are psychologically homosexual”. Wertham, as well as parodiesfans, and other independent parties, have described Batman and his sidekick Robin (Dick Grayson) as homosexual, possibly in a relationship with each other. DC Comics has never indicated Batman or any of his male allies to be gay, but several characters in the Modern Age Batman comic books are expressly gay, lesbian, or bisexual.

2011

The Arizona Queer Archives is founded by Jamie A. Lee with support from Susan Stryker The Arizona Queer Archives is the state of Arizona’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex (LGBTQI) collecting archives of the Institute for LGBT Studies at the University of Arizona.

2021

only in Canada, eh

conservatives are anti sex and anti heterosexual women, never mind LGBTQ2

https://www.cp24.com/news/tory-leader-pledges-support-for-lgbt-community-health-on-question-of-poppers-1.5553762Tory leader pledges support for LGBT community health on question of ‘poppers’ | CP24.comA Conservative government would respond to the needs of Canada’s LGBT community, including on the issue of “poppers,” says Tory Leader Erin O’Toole.www.cp24.com

meanwhile. in #LestWeForget news

https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/polish-region-wants-to-stay-lgbt-free-despite-risking-eu-fundsPolish region wants to stay ‘LGBT-free’ despite risking EU funds | National PostWARSAW — A Polish regional council voted on Thursday to remain an “LGBT-free zone” despite a warning from the European Union that it could lose funding, but…nationalpost.com

https://inews.co.uk/opinion/when-we-know-lgbt-people-are-about-to-be-slaughtered-in-afghanistan-our-government-must-act-1155516LGBT Afghans face ‘extermination’ at the hands of the Taliban – we must act to save themWhen we know LGBT people are about to be slaughtered en masse, it is time to actinews.co.uk

https://stockholmcf.org/arrest-of-bogazici-student-over-lgbt-poster-lawful-justice-ministry-says/Arrest of Boğaziçi student over LGBT poster ‘lawful,’ Justice Ministry says – Stockholm Center for FreedomTurkey’s Justice Ministry has said the arrest of a student from Boğaziçi University on charges of inciting hatred in a poster depicting the Kaaba – Islam’s most sacred site – with LGBT flags was “lawful,” adding that homosexuality was “forbidden” in Islam, Turkish Minute reported, citing Deutsche Welle Turkish service. Boğaziçi students Doğu Demirtaş and […]stockholmcf.org

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