Until the 1990s the public seemed unaware that Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender people existed at the fringes of society and as the punchline of many hetero jokes.
in the modern era, Teen Vogue
in 1933, on this day
https://www.teenvogue.com/story/lgbtq-institute-in-germany-was-burned-down-by-nazisLGBTQ Institute in Germany Was Burned Down by Nazis | Teen VogueAn institute and library in Germany named Institut für Sexualwissenschaft was burned down by Nazis, destroying vital info on the LGBTQ community compiled by Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld.www.teenvogue.com
May 6, 1960
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights Act of 1960. Designed to deal with discriminatory practices in America’s segregated South, the act established federal inspection of voter registration rolls and introduced penalties for anyone who obstructed someone’s attempt to vote or register to vote.
Elton John‘s “Rocket Man” is released. It will reach #6 in the US and #2 in the UK. In 2004, it was ranked #242 on the list of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Whitney Houston performed on her first network TV special, Whitney Houston—This Is My Life, on ABC-TV. The show was produced by her own Nippy Inc. production company. Nippy was her childhood nickname.
Actress Marlene Dietrich died of kidney failure at age 90. (Witness for the Prosecution, The Blue Angel, Judgment at Nuremberg, Destry Rides Again, Around the World in Eighty Days, A Foreign Affair, Pittsburgh, Kismet, Desire, The Devil Is a Woman, Touch of Evil, Blonde Venus)/singer (Falling In Love Again)
The Guinness Hit Singles book listed “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen as the UK’s favorite single of all time, followed by “Imagine” by John Lennon, “Hey Jude” by The Beatles, “Dancing Queen” by ABBA and “Like A Prayer” by Madonna.
Cher returned to the stage at the Las Vegas Coliseum for the first of 200 planned shows, however only 78 of the them were performed.
The results of the evolution of western pop music, spanning from 1960 to 2010, was published in The Royal Society Open Science Journal. The scientists who looked at more than 17,000 songs found three music revolutions – in 1964, 1983 and 1991. In 1964 the invasion of British bands introduced a radical new rocky sound. Synthesisers, samplers and drum machines, drove a second major style shift in 1983. The third, in 1991, came about when rap and hip-hop went mainstream. The team also refuted claims that pop music was starting to sound the same.
https://news.trust.org/item/20210506143517-2ikuiLesbian mothers flood German courts with parenting rights demandsOver a dozen lesbian couples have gone to court seeking to reform Germany’s civil code, which does not recognise lesbian parentsnews.trust.org
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/home-of-first-lesbian-couple-to-legally-marry-in-san-francisco-will-become-landmark/Home of first lesbian couple to legally marry in San Francisco will become landmark – CBS NewsThe home of late activists Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin became an unofficial office for the Daughters of Bilitis, a lesbian rights group.www.cbsnews.com
they had a bisexual thing, not a lesbian thing.
neither are lesbians when they are dating men and male identified
https://torontosun.com/entertainment/television/brody-jenner-says-ex-wifes-lesbian-thing-with-miley-cyrus-was-gnarlyBrody Jenner says ex-wife’s ‘lesbian thing’ with Miley Cyrus was ‘gnarly’ | Toronto SunReality TV star Brody Jenner was shocked when his ex-wife, Kaitlynn Carter, began dating Miley Cyrus, because she had never expressed a romantic interest in…torontosun.com
and most importantly: a sexuality and gender studies continue
https://consumer.healthday.com/5-4-new-study-examines-sexuality-of-people-with-autism-2652782644.htmlNew Study Examines Sexuality of People With Autism – Consumer Health News | HealthDayWEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Adults with autism report a broad range of sexuality — being much more likely to identify as asexual, bisexual or homosexual than people without autism, a new study finds.In a survey of nearly 2,400 adults, researchers found that those with autism were thre…consumer.healthday.com
https://www.psypost.org/2020/11/study-sheds-light-on-differences-in-sexual-satisfaction-among-straight-bisexual-and-lesbian-women-58604Study sheds light on differences in sexual satisfaction among straight, bisexual, and lesbian womenNew research suggests the importance of several factors that contribute to the sexual satisfaction of women vary based on sexual orientation. The …www.psypost.org
in the UK
https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/05/09/old-baily-judge-charles-wilde-stonewall-trans-lgbt-hate-crime-lgb-alliance-womens-place/Retired judge suggests anti-trans groups should help reform hate crime lawFormer Old Bailey judge claims that allowing trans groups to have too much say over hate crime laws could cause freedom of speech to “suffer”.www.pinknews.co.uk