LGBTQ2 for February 26

BCE to The Suffragettes

1556, Italy – Benvenuto Cellini (3 November 1500 – 13 February 1571) was an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier, musician, and artist who also wrote a famous autobiography and poetry. He was one of the most important artists of Mannerism. He is remembered for his skill in making pieces such as the Cellini Salt Cellar and Perseus with the Head of Medusa. On this day, he was accused of sodomy with his apprentice, Fernando di Giovanni de Montepulciano. This was not the first accusation against Cellini. His penalty was a fine of 50 golden scudi and four years in prison which was remitted to four years of house arrest after intercession by the Medicis.

1564, UK – Christopher Marlowe (26 February 1564 – 30 May 1593) is baptized in Canterbury, England. He was an English playwrightpoet and translator of the Elizabethan era. Marlowe was the foremost Elizabethan tragedian of his day. He greatly influenced William Shakespeare, who was born in the same year as Marlowe and who rose to become the pre-eminent Elizabethan playwright after Marlowe’s mysterious early death. Marlowe’s plays are known for the use of blank verse and their overreaching protagonists. Little is known about Marlowe’s life so much has been written about him over the centuries to create a persona to match his work. He’s now considered gay by default. What is known is that he was a firebrand as a youth, that he was a anti-clerical rebel, that he was in trouble with the law, and that he was dead of a stab wound at the age of 29. Many of his surviving works contain homoerotic references. His epigram reads “All they that love not tobacco and boys are fools.” 

1649, Sweden – Queen Christina (8 December] 1626 – 19 April 1689) citing her wish to not marry, abdicates the throne. Elected queen at the age of six after her father King Gustav II Adolph died in battle, Christina was raised and educated as a boy until she took the throne in 1632 at the age of 18. In addition to refusing to marry or have children, Christina had a deeply intimate and passionate relationship with one of her ladies-in-waiting, Countess Ebba Sparre (1629 – 19 March 1662), whom she called “Belle.” She wrote extensively about Sparre’s beauty, and referred to her as a bedfellow

02-26-1879 – 08-13-1962 Mabel Dodge Luhan – Born in Buffalo, New York. She was a wealthy American patron of the arts. She is especially associated with the Taos art colony. Mabel became a nationally syndicated columnist for the Hearst organization. 

She was married many times and was actively bisexual during her early life and details of her passionate physical encounters with women are in her autobiography Intimate Memories (1933). In 1919, she, her husband, and Elsie Clews Parsons moved to Taos, New Mexico and started a literary colony there. They hosted a number of influential artists and poets including Marsden Hartley, Arnold Ronnebeck, Louise Emerson Ronnebeck, Ansel Adams, Willa Cather, Robinson Jeffers, Georgia O’Keeffe, Mary Hunter Austin, Frank Waters, Jaime de Angulo, and others. She died at her home in Taos in 1962. The Mabel Dodge Luhan House has been designated a National Historic Landmark and is now a historic inn and conference center. Dennis Hopper bought the house after seeing it while filming Easy Rider.

1935 – Jane Wagner (born February 26, 1935) is born. She is an American writer, director and producer,

Best known as Lily Tomlin’s comedy writer, collaborator, and wife. She has been nominated for Grammy Awards, with Tomlin, for Comic’s Recorded 

Albums, has won three Emmy Awards, and a Writers Guild of America award, also with Tomlin, for Comic’s Television Specials. She wrote and directed Moment by Moment, staring Tomlin and John Travolta, and wrote the Incredible Shrinking Woman, which starred Tomlin. The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe won Wagner a Special Award from the New York Drama Critics’ Circle and a New York Drama Desk Award. The film adaptation of the play brought her a Cable ACE Award. On March 16, 2012, Wagner and Tomlin received the 345th star on the Walk of Stars in Palm Springs, California.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

February 26, 1954

Because of what she described as public outrage over the lascivious nature of several recent “race” recordings, U.S. Congresswoman Ruth Thompson (R-Michigan) tried but failed to pass a bill forbidding distribution of any “obscene, lewd, lascivious, or filthy publication, picture, disc, transcription, or other article capable of producing sound.

February 26, 1955

Billboard reported that the 45rpm single format was outselling the 78s for the first time. The number 45 came from taking 78 and subtracting Columbia’s 33 rpm. RCA introduced the first 45 on March 31, 1949 when they released 104 single vinyl records. The first 45 to hit the Billboard charts was “You’re Adorable” by Perry Como, on May 7th, 1949.

LaVern Baker appealed to Congress in a letter to Michigan Representative Charles Digges Jr. The letter requested the revision of the Copyright Act of 1909. She says that recording artists should be protected against “note-for-note copying” of already recorded R&B tunes and arrangements by White artists and arrangers. Her request was denied.

02-26-1955   Reverend August Gold – Place of birth unknown. She is a licensed and ordained Interfaith Minister since 1990. Gold has served as a 

spiritual founder and director of Sacred Center New York. For twenty five years she was a teacher, counselor, and spiritual mentor in New York City and a volunteer at the Manhattan Center for Living, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, and the Samaritans Suicide Hotline. Her award-winning book, Where Does God Live?, is considered one of the best introductions to ideas about God and oneself for children. Her books, with co-author Joel Fotinos, have been translated into 15 languages. October, 20, 2011, Huffington Post listed her as one of ninety inspiring LGBT  religious leaders.

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

1966

David Bowie & The Buzz appeared at The Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, England.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

02-26-1974 Jenna Wolfe – Born in Kingston, Jamaica, and grew up in Pétionville, 

Haiti. Both her parents were Jewish, her father from Puerto Rico and her mother from New Jersey. She came out March 27, 2013 with the announcement of her pregnancy. Her partner is Stephanie Gosk. Wolfe was correspondent for NBC’s Today Show, and the news anchor of their Weekend edition. Her wife, Stephanie Gosk, also works for NBC. Wolfe’s final day as news anchor was September 21, 2014.

February 25, 1975

Sonny and Cher’s divorce became final.

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

1984

Frankie Goes To Hollywood were enjoying their fourth week at the top of the UK singles chart with ‘Relax.’

1985

 Cyndi Lauper wins Best New Artist at the grammies

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

1990

 Sinead O’Connor was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Nothing Compares 2 U.’ Her version of the Prince penned song was also a No.1 hit in 18 other countries.

USA: Refusing to consider the cases of Ben-Shalom v. Stone and Woodward v. U.S., the U.S. Supreme Court effectively upholds the right of the American military to discharge gays and lesbians of the armed forces.

1997

Songwriter Ben Raleigh died after setting fire to his bath robe while cooking. During his career Ben wrote Johnny Mathis’ “Wonderful Wonderful”, Lesley Gore’s “She’s A Fool”, Joey Powers’ “Midnight Mary”, Lou Rawls’ “Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing”, Ray Peterson’s “Tell Laura I Love Her” and many others.

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

2001

homophobe  Eminem won Best International Male solo artist

Eninem went to No.1 in the Australian Singles Chart with ‘Stan’. Staying at the top spot for 4wks.

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

2011

It was announced that Queen’s We Will Rock You was still the most-played song at US sporting events, according to a new survey from BMI, the royalty-distribution service. According to its data, based off of MLB, NFL and NHL games in 2009-2010, We Will Rock You was the No.1 song overall, as well as for the NFL specifically.

2013 – Marco McMillian (April 23, 1979 – February 26, 2013), 34, was the first openly gay political candidate in Mississippi. He was murdered by Lawrence Reed, possibly after McMillian showed romantic interest in him. Marco was a businessman and candidate for mayor of ClarksdaleMississippi in 2013. He was “the first openly gay man to be a viable candidate for public office in Mississippi”.  McMillian was CEO of MWM & Associates, a firm that provided consulting to non-profit organizations.

2014

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Feb 26, 2014 — February 26, 2014 … As Charles Kaiser put it in his history of gay New York, “No other civil rights movement in America ever had such an …

02-26-2016 Italy’s Senate overwhelmingly approves a bill to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi had made it a personal mission to bring his country into alignment with the rest of Western Europe when it comes to legally recognizing same-sex partnerships. Italy was the only country in the region without any legal recognition or protection for same-sex couples. The bill passed by a margin of 173 – 71. Had the motion failed, the Prime Minister would have been forced to resign.

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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 February 3

BCE to The Suffragettes

1821 – The first female physician in the U.S., Elizabeth Blackwell (3 February 1821 – 31 May 1910)was born near Bristol, England. As a girl, her family moved to New York State. She was awarded her MD by the Medical Institute of Geneva, New York, in 1849. She then established a hospital in New York City run by an all-female staff. She was also active in training women to be nurses for service in the U.S. Civil War. She was the first woman to graduate from medical school, a pioneer in promoting the education of women in medicine in the United States, and a social and moral reformer in both the United States and in the United Kingdom. Her sisterEmilywas the third woman in the US to get a medical degree. None of the five Blackwell sisters ever married. Since 1949, the American Medical Women’s Association has awarded the Elizabeth Blackwell Medal annually to a woman physician. The Judy Chicago artwork The Dinner Party features a place setting for Elizabeth Blackwell.

1874 – Lesbian writer Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. She was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. Multifaceted, complicated, and impenetrable, Stein was like the cubist paintings she admired so much. She once summed up her long life with partner Alice B. Toklas  (April 30, 1877 – March 7, 1967) by writing “I love my love because she is peculiar.”

 Stein moved to Paris in 1903, making France her home for the remainder of her life. A literary innovator and pioneer of Modernist literature, Stein’s work broke with the narrative, linear, and temporal conventions of the 19th-century. She was also known as a collector of Modernist art. In 1933, Stein published a kind of memoir of her Paris years, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, written in the voice of Toklas, her life partner. The book became a literary bestseller and brought Stein into the light of mainstream attention. She met Alice B. Toklas on September 8, 1907, on Toklas’s first day in Paris, at Michael and Sarah Stein’s apartment. In the 1980’s, a cabinet in the Yale University Beinecke Library, which had been locked for an indeterminate number of 

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years was opened and found to contain some 300 love letters written by Stein and Toklas. Stein is the author of one of the earliest coming out stories (published in 1950 as Things as They Are), written in 1903 and suppressed by the author. Her essay Miss Furr and Miss Skeene (written 1909-1911, published 1922) is one of the first homosexual revelation stories to be published. The work contains the word “gay” over one hundred times, perhaps the first published use of the word “gay” in reference to same-sex relationships, uniformed readers missed the homosexual content.

1913 – The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, granting Congress the authority to collect income taxes.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: How much have non-heterosexuals paid in taxes without full civil rights?

02-03-1927 Kenneth Anger – Born in Santa Monica, California. He is an American 

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actor, filmmaker, and writer. Working exclusively in short films, he has produced almost 40 works since 1937, nine of which have been grouped together as The Magick Lantern Cycle, and form the basis of Anger’s reputation as one of the most influential independent filmmakers in cinema history. His films merge surrealism, homoeroticism, and the occult. He is one of America’s first openly gay filmmakers.

1938 – Jonathan Ned Katz (born Feb. 3, 1938) is an American historian of human sexuality who has written about same-sex attraction and changes in the social organization of sexuality over time. His works focus on the idea, rooted in social constructionism, that the categories with which we describe and define human sexuality are historically and culturally specific, along with the social organization of sexual activity, desire, relationships, and sexual identities. His works include The Invention of Heterosexuality,the Gay/Lesbian Almanac and Gay American History: Lesbians and Gay Men in the U.S.A. 

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

02-03-1947 Dave Davies – Born in Fortis Green, London, England. He is an English 

singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is best known as the lead guitarist and sometime lead singer for the English rock group The Kinks. In 2003, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Davies number 91 in the list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” In 1996, Davies published an autobiography, Kink, in which he talked about his brief period of bisexuality in the late 1960s. He had a short-lived relationship with Long John Baldry and music producer Michael Aldred.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

02-03-1953 – 11-02-2013   Betsy Smittle – Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, she was the older half-sister of Garth Brooks. Smittle sang and played bass 

and toured with Brooks, as well as playing and singing backup on four of his albums. In a 1993 interview with Barbara Walters, Brooks accidentally outed Smittle as being a lesbian. In the interview, Brooks stated, “Where the gay issue has hit me the most is my sister. I’ve lived with that forever. And the thing is, the longer you live with it, the more you realize that it’s just another form of people loving one another.” In 2006, Smittle headlined Oklahoma City’s 19th annual Pride Parade and Festival, performing with he bank Betsy & the Edge. She died of cancer in 2013.

1956 – Nathan Lane (born February 3, 1956) is an American stage, film and television actor and writer. He is known for his roles as Albert in The BirdcageMax Bialystokin the musical The Producers, Ernie Smuntz in Mouse Hunt, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, his voice work in Stuart Little as Snowbell and The Lion King as Timon, and his recurring roles on Modern FamilyThe Good Wife, and American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson as F. Lee Bailey. In 2006, Lane received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2008, he was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. Lane, who came out officially after the death of Matthew Shepard(December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998), has been a long-time board member of and fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and has been honored by the Human Rights CampaignGay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation,The Trevor Project, and the Matthew Shepard Foundation for his work in the LGBTcommunity. On November 17, 2015, Lane married his long-time partner, theater producer, actor and writer Devlin Elliott (born April 13, 1972).

02-03-1958 Lizzie Borden – (born Linda Borden) Born in Detroit, Michigan. She is an American filmmaker best known for the 1983 film Born in Flames. She decided to 

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changed her name to Lizzie Borden after the accused 1890s Massachusetts double murderer Lizzie Borden at the age of eleven.

Borden said, “At the time, my name was the best rebellion I could make.” Borden identifies as bisexual.

02-03-1959 Paul Babeu – Born in North Adams, Massachusetts. Elected sheriff of Pinal County, Arizona. On February 18, 2012, he came out as gay after allegations surfaced that 

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he had threatened a Mexican ex-boyfriend with deportation to guarantee his silence. Babeu stepped down as co-chair of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign in Arizona, but received continued support of U.S. Senator John McCain, who called Babeu his friend. On August 31, 2012, the Arizona Solicitor General exonerated Babeu after an investigation. In 2011, he was selected by the National Sheriff’s Association as “Sheriff of the Year.” He also served for over 20 years in the Army National Guard, entering as a Private and retiring as a Major.

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

1960

The USA Military Report written on February 31960, by Major Warren H. Metzner, chief of the Army’s Investigations Branch, regarding Quack Skin Doctor Griessel-Landau who further threatened to expose Presley after the doctor’s sexual advances were rejected.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

February 3, 1973Elton John started a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Crocodile Rock’. Elton’s first of five US No.1 singles.

February 3, 1977

Elton John did a concert in Sweden, 15 months after saying he would not perform live again.

1978,

Canada – In Toronto, the House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada affirmed that gay people “are entitled to equal protection under the law with all other Canadian citizens.” 

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

02-03-1981 Jose Antonio Vargas – Born in Antipolo, Philippines. He is a Filipino 

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journalist living and working in the United States and a Pulitzer Prize winner. At the age of 12, he found out he was an undocumented immigrant. Vargas is the founder of Define America, a nonprofit organization to open up dialogue about the criteria people use to determine who is an American. He said: “I am an American. I just don’t have the right papers.” Vargas came out as gay in high school in 1999, a decision he later described as “less daunting than coming out about my legal status.” He is an advocate for the DREAM Act. In July 2015, Vargas directed and starred in a documentary, White People, about the concept of white privilege. The film debuted on MTV.

1988

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02-03-1988 Lianne Sanderson – Born in Lewisham, England. She is an English professional soccer player who currently plays for the team Western New York Flash. Sanderson is openly gay. In 2014 she was engaged to then-teammate Joanna Lohman, but the couple later broke up. She is currently dating Sky Blue FC player Ashley Nick.

– Cameron “Butchie” Tanner (died April 21, 1992) was a bartender and drag performer in San Francisco. On this day, he is elected Empress of San Francisco and awarded the Certificate of Honor by the City of San Francisco through the efforts of Supervisor Hongisto. On March 11, 1992, after having seen a movie at a theater in the Latin area below Castro, he was beaten by two thugs with baseball bats. He died from his injuries on April 21, 1992. Although he was not transgender, and it is believed that his killers were not aware that he was gay, he is often included in several transgender memorial lists.

LGBTQ2 blogger Nina Notes: the killers would not care if their victim was gay or trans, but would probably enjoy raping a lesbian more than other women. And that there is an issue within LGBT over which category shows the difference between, eh.

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

1990

For the first time ever, the UK Top 3 singles featured non-British and non-American acts. Ireland’s Sinead O’Connor, Australia’s Kylie Minogue and Belgium’s Technotronic. Sinead O’Connor had her first No.1 single with Nothing Compares To U’, a song written by Prince.

1991

Sinead O’Connor announced that she wouldn’t accept any Grammy Awards or attend the ceremony because the show reflects “false and destructive materialistic values.”

1996

On the USA song charts,  “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” by Whitney Houston was #2 

Deep Blue Something remained in the #7 spot with “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”

02-03-1996 Dutee Chand – Born in Gopalpur, Odisha, India, Chand is from a below 

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poverty line weavers family She is an Indian professional sprinter and current national champion in the women’s 100 meters event. She is one of 49 out LGBT athletes participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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

2002

Britney Spears performed the national anthem at Super Bowl XXXVI. A Pepsi commercial featuring Britney Spears was premiered during the game.  Paul McCartney & Barry Manilow starred in a pre-game concert

2011 – The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force publishes its report on transgender discrimination, entitled “Injustice at Every Turn: Report on the National Transgender Discrimination Survey.”

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: Discrimination from from the public square and not other persons’s lives, Dating is not subject to human rights and is for sexual selection – which. sexual orientation is a protected right and does not form bigotry against heterosexuals or trans persons.

2022

https://southfloridagaynews.com/World/from-france-to-ban-conversion-therapy-to-lgbt-ukrainians-ready-to-defend-if-invaded-this-week-in-int-l-lgbt-news.htmlFrom France to Ban Conversion Therapy to LGBT Ukrainians Ready to Defend if Invaded, This Week in Int’l LGBT News | World | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

religion now arguing for biology…what’s next religion for reproductive rights of women?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10470449/Christian-school-DROPS-anti-LGBT-enrolment-contract-demanding-kids-remain-biological-sex.htmlChristian school DROPS anti-LGBT ‘enrolment contract’ demanding kids remain as biological sex | Daily Mail OnlineA controversial enrolment contract that condemned homosexuality and gender identity has been withdrawn by Brisbane’s Citipointe Christian College after a huge backlash.www.dailymail.co.uk

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10445095/Woman-came-trans-man-transitions-female-six-years-testosterone.htmlWoman who came out as trans man ‘de-transitions’ back to female, after six years of testosterone | Daily Mail OnlineWhen Issa Ismail, from Detroit, was 19, she started transitioning from female to a male by taking testosterone. She took the hormones for six years, but then realized she wasn’t happy as a man.www.dailymail.co.uk

https://www.outsports.com/olympics/2022/2/2/22915347/olympics-curling-bruce-mouat-gay-great-britain-scotland-beijing-jennifer-doddsGay British curler Bruce Mouat scores Team LGBTQ’s first Olympics win – OutsportsMouat and Mixed Curling partner Jennifer Dodds defeat Sweden in the opening match of the Beijing Games.www.outsports.com

being excluded until needed to save heteros is not really inclusion

https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/life/gay-bisexual-men-face-hurdles-when-it-comes-to-donating-blood-amid-a-national-shortage/97-1458d7da-cdbe-4be8-aa6f-162c7c3a5cf8Gay, bisexual men in Maine face hurdles donating blood | newscentermaine.comUnder FDA policy, men who have sex with men must remain celibate for three months before donating blood.www.newscentermaine.com

https://washingtoncitypaper.com/article/546826/bi-woman-married-straight-man-orgasm-sex/I’m a Bi Woman Married to a Straight Man. I Can’t Come from Straight SexI’m a bi woman married to a straight man. Is it fucked up that I have to think about something else to orgasm when I’m with a man?washingtoncitypaper.com

https://www.polygon.com/22911912/bisexual-movies-canonThe bisexual movie canon: From Thor: Ragnarok to The Mummy – PolygonFrom Ben-Hur’s coded characters to drama draped in bi lighting, bisexual film fans are writing their own list of great bi movies until Hollywood catches up.www.polygon.com

the internet was made to share data and instead it reinforced the worst of heteromale behaviour – there is zero difference between an average man an an internet troll

there is dishing and taking it and then there is the absolute zero sum beyond going to the mattresses to global nuclear warfare over words and phrases

mostly by men who think they define all for everyone

and in this case, it is a man being called out for misused of words and he is not able to take being called out at all

https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/mandel-lesbian-couple-asks-judge-to-throw-out-twitter-libel-case

https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/mandel-lesbian-couple-asks-judge-to-throw-out-twitter-libel-caseMANDEL: Lesbian couple asks judge to throw out Twitter libel case | Toronto SunIn the Wild West of Twitter, if you can dish it out, you should be prepared to take it as well.torontosun.com

https://www.northern-scot.co.uk/news/adam-parliamentary-motion-lauds-scottish-lgbt-history-month-264808/MSP’s parliamentary motion lauds Scottish LGBT History MonthA NORTH-east MSP has lodged a parliamentary motion highlighting that February is LGBT History Month.www.northern-scot.co.uk

“As an Indigenous Two-Spirited gay person living with learning disabilities, it’s always been crucial to me to share who I am and be my authentic self in every facet of my life, including my professional life,” says Granger. “Growing up and even now, I rarely see myself represented in media, in educational circles, or in management roles. For me, it’s so important for our younger generations to see themselves in those areas and in others.

“Young people need to see that they can be successful, no matter who they are or what equity seeking group they may belong to. To be recognized for my passion, my dedication and support for our equity-seeking communities, and for my overall contribution to Cambrian is an absolute honour.”

The Emerging Leader Award recognizes administrators who are newer to management (approximately five years or less) and who are positively influencing the college through their leadership.

https://www.barrietoday.com/local-news/barrie-native-receives-cambrian-colleges-emerging-leader-award-5023661Barrie native receives Cambrian College’s Emerging Leader Award – Barrie News‘As an Indigenous Two-Spirited gay person living with learning disabilities, it’s always been crucial to me to share who I am and be my authentic self in every facet of my life,’ says Bradie Grangerwww.barrietoday.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

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Our Daily Elvis

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.

July 15 for LGBTQ2

1967

On the Lp Charts at three: the Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music”

1972

Elton John lands his first #1 album in America as Honky Chateau blasts to the top thanks to the hit “Rocket Man.” and remains there five weeks His next five albums also enter that orbit, going to #1.  toppling the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street.

at # six USA charts:  Elton John’s “Rocket Man”

July 15, 1974

Elton John signed a new recording contract with MCA that would pay him $8 million for his next five albums.

1978

 ABBA remained at 3 with “Take A Chance On Me” 

1985

Wham released “Freedom”.

1995

Sinead O’Connor announced that she would not perform at Lollapalooza because she was pregnant.

2002

VH1 confirmed that it was working on a reality TV show that would follow Liza Minnelli.

2003

Lisa Marie Presley performed an acoustic version of her new single “Sinking In” on “Live with Regis and Kelly.”

2012

Queen were crowned top of the patriotic pops in a survey of 100,000 music fans. The band’s anthem We Are The Champions was named number one by fans who were asked what song made them proud to be British. The track, which got to number two in 1977, picked up 13,000 votes in the survey carried out among users of the Lucky Voice website. It was followed by the Oasis hit Wonderwall which was nominated by 11,000 karaoke singers and then Let It Be by The Beatles which got 10,000 votes. Elton John’s Candle In The Wind and London Calling by The Clash rounded off the top five.

2021

https://www.shape.com/lifestyle/sex-and-love/how-i-came-out-bisexual-polyamorous-sex-therapistWhy It Took Me Until Age 32 to Live Fully As My Polyamorous, Bisexual Self | ShapeA sex therapist shares her personal journey towards accepting her sexuality and relationship orientation, and explores why it was so difficult even as a sex therapist and growing up in a sex-positive, accepting home. Read about her journey and how to explore our own sexuality.www.shape.com

Loki was Thor’s buddy

https://www.out.com/television/2021/7/14/so-will-loki-get-male-love-interest-season-2So Will Loki Get a Male Love Interest in Season 2?Director Kate Herron discusses what could be on the horizon for our fave bisexual trickster god.www.out.com

so a nonbinary category is needed, like there needs to be more sport categories and public bathrooms

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/14/1015863360/nonbinary-gender-neutral-emmy-awards-oscars-tonys-mj-rodriguez-asia-kate-dillonNonbinary Performers Say Gendered Award Categories Ignore Their Identity : NPRThere’s a growing call for entertainment award categories to no longer be split by gender. Some nonbinary performers say these gendered divisions erase their identity.www.npr.org

https://www.accessonline.com/videos/jojo-siwa-tells-demi-lovato-about-her-gay-awakeningJoJo Siwa Tells Demi Lovato About Her ‘Gay Awakening’ | AccessJoJo Siwa is opening up about being part of the LGBTQ+ community. She joined Demi Lovato on their podcast, “4D with Demi Lovato,” and explained how the “Cool For the Summer” singer played a part in her realizing who she truly was. “I think I realized that my very first gay awakening was Jenna Dewan’s performance on ‘Lip Sync Battle,’ I think that was one of them,” she said. “But do you remember your dancer, her name is JoJo Gomez, and you did ‘Cool for the Summer’ together? I remember seeing that and just being a little too interested.” Although, JoJo started dating her current girlfriend, Kylie Prew, in January they waited to go public with their relationship. “The only thing that held me back from telling the world right away was my girlfriend’s family and my girlfriend because I wanted to make sure she was ready,” she told Demi.Show Morewww.accessonline.com

that still means no lesbian spaces

https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/ct-food-drink-lesbian-gay-bars-evolving-queer-lgbtq-chicago-20210715-275673b33vco3fa36gg5loujri-story.htmlChicago lesbian bars aren’t dying, but becoming queer-inclusive – Chicago TribuneChicago queer bars like Nobody’s Darling in Andersonville and pop-ups like Peach Presents parties are evolving beyond lesbian and gay bars of the past.www.chicagotribune.com

June 23 for LGBTQ2

1975

Elton John released the single “Someone Saved My Life Tonight”.

1979

 Sister Sledge had the #2 song “We Are Family”

Anita Ward had #3 with “Ring My Bell” 

1984

Cyndi Lauper’s She’s So Unusual sitting at #4 on the lp charts

1987

Madonna was on the cover of “Cosmopolitan” magazine.

1989

George Michael received the Silver Clef Award for outstanding achievements to British

1990

Elton John had his first UK solo No.1 single with ‘Sacrifice / Healing Hands’ after achieving over 50 previous UK hits and 6 chart toppers in the US.Music.

lp charts: at three Sinead O’Connor with I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got.

1994

The one hour stage musical Copacabana, based on the Barry Manilow song, opens in London, England at the Prince of Wales Theatre, where it will play for 26 months.

2008

Culture Club frontman Boy George was denied entry into the United States by US authorities who cited looming legal issues overseas. George was arrested in 2007 after a 28-year-old male escort from Norway accused the singer of false imprisonment and assault.

2010

The Library of Congress announced the 25 recordings they were preserving for their cultural significance. Among them: “Tutti Frutti” (Little Richard), “Coal Miner’s Daughter” (Loretta Lynn), “Red Headed Stranger” (Willie Nelson), “Radio Free Europe” (R.E.M.), “The Band” (The Band),  “Horses” (Patti Smith), “Dear Mama” (Tupac Shakur) and the 1923 recording “Canal Street Blues” by King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band for epitomizing the sound of New Orleans.

2021

https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/canadian-lawmakers-pass-bill-criminalizing-lgbt-conversion-therapy-2021-06-22/Canadian lawmakers pass bill criminalizing LGBT conversion therapy | ReutersCanada’s House of Commons on Tuesday passed a bill criminalizing LGBT conversion therapy 263 to 63, handing a win to the minority ruling Liberal party which promised to ban the practice during an unveiling of its election platform in 2019.www.reuters.com

meanwhile Europe: Lest We Forget, eh

https://www.660citynews.com/2021/06/23/pm-draghi-defends-italy-from-vatican-objections-to-lgbt-law/PM Draghi defends Italy from Vatican objections to LGBT law – 660 NEWSwww.660citynews.com

https://www.voanews.com/europe/eu-chief-vows-action-against-hungarys-anti-lgbt-measureEU Chief Vows Action Against Hungary’s Anti-LGBT Measure | Voice of America – EnglishEuropean Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday slammed an anti-LGBT measure passed by Hungary’s Parliament as “a shame” that goes against the fundamental values of the European Union. 









FILE – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks in Ankara, Turkey, April 6, 2021.The bill, approved last week by Hungary’s right-wing ruling coalition in Parliament, would ban any educational programs, advertisements, books, movies or television programs depicting homosexuality or other gender minorities in a positive light.Show Morewww.voanews.com

when oppression is a public moral…

https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/polish-education-minister-says-lgbt-march-insult-to-public-moralityPolish education minister says LGBT march ‘insult to public morality’ | National PostWARSAW — Poland’s education minister said on Wednesday a march held in support of equal rights for LGBT people was an “insult to public morality” and…nationalpost.com

June 22 for lgbtq2

June 22 1963

Lesley Gore remained at #1 on the R&B chart with “It’s My Party”.

June 22, 1969

American singer, actress, Judy Garland, died of a barbiturate overdose aged 47, she was found on the floor of her rented Chelsea home, in London, UK. Made more than two dozen films, played Dorothy in the 1939 film ‘Wizard Of Oz’, sang ‘Over The Rainbow’ in the film, (voted the ‘Song Of The Century’ in a 2001 poll published in America). 1961 US No.1 comeback album ‘Judy At Carnegie Hall’.

1974

“You Won’t See Me” by Anne Murray was the new #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

1990

Ry Cooder and David Lindley, The Cure, Happy Mondays, Sinead O’Connor, Deacon Blue, De La Soul, Adamski, Blue Aeroplanes, Julian Cope, Del Amitri, Jesus Jones, James and The Pale Saints all appeared on the first day of this years Glastonbury Festival. A three day ticket cost £38.

2021

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/vatican-gay-lgbt-hate-crime/2021/06/22/8dbb405a-d36a-11eb-b39f-05a2d776b1f4_story.htmlItaly is debating an LGBT anti-hate law. The Vatican just took a rare step to protest it.Church figures commonly take stances on affairs in other countries. But this time, the Vatican is using a diplomatic channel and testing its clout as a state.www.washingtonpost.com

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/europe/2021/06/22/activists-vatican-is-meddling-in-italys-lgbt-rights-law.htmlActivists: Vatican is ‘meddling’ in Italy’s LGBT rights law | The StarMILAN (AP) — The Vatican has formally opposed a proposed Italian law expanding anti-discrimination protections to the LGBT community, a leading Italia…www.thestar.com

https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/06/22/guatemala-3-killings-lgbt-people-weekGuatemala: 3 Killings of LGBT People in a Week | Human Rights WatchUnidentified assailants killed two transgender women and one gay man in Guatemala in separate attacks within the span of one week, including Andrea González, the leader of a trans rights organization.www.hrw.org

there is no defense to denying or delaying rights

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2021/06/22/hungarys-foreign-minister-defends-law-limiting-lgbt-rights/Hungary’s foreign minister defends law limiting LGBT rights – CityNews Torontotoronto.citynews.ca

work, housing access to the public square and equal treatment under the law

https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1007796/at-shanghai-job-fair%2C-advocates-call-for-more-lgbt-inclusionAt Shanghai Job Fair, Advocates Call for More LGBT InclusionA new survey revealed that the majority of the respondents were dissatisfied with their company’s policies on diversity.

https://www.barcablaugranes.com/2021/6/22/22545134/fc-barcelona-send-lgbt-pride-messageFC Barcelona send LGBT pride message – Barca BlaugranesIt was small but it comes after controversy surrounding displays of pride at the Eurowww.barcablaugranes.com

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/opinion/3251902/pride-month-2021-scotland-lgbt-community-true-self-opinion/Pride Month 2021: Scotland’s LGBT community helped me find my true selfEach LGBT person’s journey of self-discovery is different, and it’s OK if you don’t ‘always know’ who you are, writes Roman Berriman.www.pressandjournal.co.uk

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/two-spirit-chief-serpent-river-first-nation-1.6069067Meet the two-spirit chief of Serpent River First Nation | CBC NewsBrent Bissaillion is young, two-spirit and the chief of his northern Ontario First Nation, three things that don’t often go together.www.cbc.ca

https://globalnews.ca/news/7970025/john-a-macdonald-statue-kingston-2/Site of former Sir John A. Macdonald statue tagged with white supremacist graffiti – Kingston | Globalnews.caThe pedestal that once held the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald in City Park has been hit with white supremacist messaging on multiple occasions since being removed on Friday.globalnews.ca

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-unanimous-motion-adopted-by-the-house-of-commons-on-residential/Unanimous motion adopted by the House of Commons on residential schools – The Globe and MailHouse of Commons unanimously adopts motion that included calls for a national residential school monument in Ottawawww.theglobeandmail.com

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-trudeau-challenges-china-to-publicly-probe-its-mistreatment-of-uyghurs/Trudeau challenges China to publicly probe its mistreatment of Uyghurs as Beijing attacks Canada’s residential schools – The Globe and Mail‘Where is China’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission?’ Prime Minister askswww.theglobeandmail.com

June 19 for LGBTQ2

1862

U.S. President Abraham Lincoln outlined his Emancipation Proclamation which outlawed slavery in U.S. territories.

1911

The first motion picture censorship board was established in Pennsylvania.

June 19, 1973

The Rocky Horror Show musical debuts at London’s Royal Court Theatre. Two years later, it starts a brief Broadway run and is adapted into the cult classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

1976

Bette Midler appeared on the HBO television show Standing Room Only.

Future Smiths singer Steve Morrissey had a letter published in this weeks music magazine Record Mirror and Disc asking the editor why the paper had not included any stories on The Sex Pistols.

on the LP charts,  Here and There from Elton John was #4

1980

Donna Summer is the first artist to sign with Geffen Records.

1998

Sinead O’Connor opened the second annual Lilith Fair in Portland, Oregon.  Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Diana Krall, Sarah McLachlan, Missy Elliott, Shawn Colvin, Natalie Merchant, Lisa Loeb, Lauryn Hill, Paula Cole, Queen Latifah, Suzanne Vega, Meredith Brooks, Neneh Cherry, Joan Osbourne, Des’ree, Billie Myers, Erykah Badu and the Indigo Girls also performed.

2004

An audience member hurls a lollipop on stage while David Bowie is performing in Oslo, Norway. The lollipop wedges itself in David Bowie’s left eye (which already has an enlarged and frozen pupil following a childhood fight). Bowie halts the concert to remove the lollipop. Luckily, he escapes serious injury.

2021

https://whbl.com/2021/06/19/thousands-march-for-lgbt-equality-in-polish-capital/Thousands march for LGBT equality in Polish capital | 1330 & 101.5 WHBLBy Alan Charlish WARSAW (Reuters) – Thousands marched through central Warsaw on Saturday in an “Equality Parade” demanding an end to discrimination ag…whbl.com

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/gsa-club-newfoundland-francophone-school-1.6071545Suspension of school LGBT club meetings sends ‘scary message,’ says NDP education critic | CBC NewsMeetings of the gay-straight alliance at École des Grands-Vents in St. John’s have been suspended, and the situation isn’t sitting well with NDP education critic Jim Dinn. www.cbc.ca

Rabbi Abba Cohen, Agudath Israel of America’s vice president for government affairs, called the decision “wonderful” and “just another step in clarifying… how do you reconcile religious rights versus gay rights.”

https://jewishinsider.com/2021/06/supreme-court-orthodox-adoption/Orthodox activists say Supreme Court decision in LGBT adoption case could have gone furtherActivists had hoped the Court would overturn the 1990 Employment Division v. Smith decisionjewishinsider.com

blogger nina notes: How do you reconcile? not by putting the idea of religion over actual people, and at the expense of children

june 13 for lgbtq2

June 13, 1958

“High School Confidential,” starring Russ Tamblyn, Jan Sterling, John Drew Barrymore, Diane Jergens, Mamie Van Doren, Ray Anthony, Michael Landon, and featuring Jerry Lee Lewis performing the title song, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

1964

“People” became Barbra Streisand’s first Top 10 of her storied career.

June 13, 1973

At RCA Studio B in Nashville, Dolly Parton recorded her composition “I Will Always Love You,” inspired by her professional partner and mentor Porter Wagoner, whom she was leaving at the time in order to begin a solo career.

1978

The movie version of “Grease,” starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, and Jeff Conaway, had its world premiere in New York City.

1981It was week #5 at the top for Kim Carnes’ smash “Bette Davis Eyes”.


1987
Whitney Houston started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with her second LP Whitney. With this album, Houston set various records on the US charts. Houston became female artist, to debut at No.1 with an album and its first four singles, ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)’, ‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All’, ‘So Emotional’ and ‘Where Do Broken Hearts Go’, all peaked at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her the first female artist to achieve that feat.

1988

The biggest charity Rock concert since Live Aid three years earlier took place at London’s Wembley Stadium to denounce South African apartheid. Among the performers were Sting, Stevie Wonder, Bryan Adams, George Michael, Whitney Houston and Dire Straits. Half of the more than $3 million US in proceeds from the event went towards anti-apartheid activities in Britain. The rest was donated to children’s charities in southern Africa.

1992

Law enforcement officials in Texas call for a ban on Ice-T’s “Cop Killer” LP. Following the publicity, sales double on the West Coast and in Texas. In an ironic twist, Ice-T (real name: Tracy Morrow) would land a role on the TV police drama, Law and Order in 1999, portraying Odafin “Fin” Tutuola, a former undercover narcotics officer transferred to the Special Victims Unit.

Future U.S. President Bill Clinton criticized Sister Souljah for making remarks “filled with hatred” towards whites.

Blogger Nina Notes: the oppressed calling out oppressors is not the same as oppressors oppressing.

2000

Sinead O’Connor releases Faith and Courage, her first studio album in six years.

2002

Michael JacksonBarry Manilow, Sting, Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson were honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York.

2019

Lisa Marie Presley’s ‘Tea Time’ Photo With All 4 Children Continues to Draw AttentionLisa Marie Presley might not post photos of her life as frequently as other celebrity users on social media, but one photo shared to her account most recently continues to draw in a barrage of comments from fans.On April 18, Presley took to Instagram to share a rare snapshot of all her four […]

popculture.com

2021

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/06/13/vice-president-harris-joins-d-c-pride-walk-makes-history/Vice President Harris joins D.C. Pride Wal

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/biden-pulse-national-memorial-1.6063880Biden to name Pulse nightclub a national memorial 5 years after mass shooting | CBC NewsU.S. President Joe Biden said on the fifth anniversary of a mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that he will sign a bill naming the site as a national memorial.www.cbc.ca

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/13/owen-hurcum-bangor-wales-worlds-first-non-binary-mayorIntroducing ‘their worship’, the world’s first non-binary mayor | LGBT rights | The GuardianStudent Owen Hurcum is ‘humbled’ to serve the oldest city in Wales, and aims to put Bangor’s peacocks on the map

https://www.irishpost.com/news/lgbt-pride-flags-cut-down-in-waterford-for-second-time-214160LGBT Pride flags cut down in Waterford for second time | The Irish PostPRIDE FLAGS erected in Waterford to celebrate Pride month, as well as to mark last weekend’s Prid…www.irishpost.com

the woman is not all those letters:

the four letters do not refer to any induvial, but four identifiable groups.

which is not really the issue, given she is missing and likely going to be murdered

by heterosexual men

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/chechnya-lgbt-woman-abducted-shelter-b1864208.htmlFears for LGBT woman linked to Chechen ruler after her abduction by police in raid on refuge | The IndependentKhalimat Taramova’s family is said to be close to Chechnya’s tyrannical presidentwww.independent.co.uk

june 10 for lgbtq2

1865

Richard Wagner’s “Tristan and Isolde” premiered in Munich, Germany.


Siegfried Wagner – Wikipediaen.wikipedia.org › wiki › Siegfried_Wagner

Siegfried Helferich Richard Wagner (6 June 1869 – 4 August 1930) was a German composer … Harden accused several public figures, most notably Philipp, Prince of Eulenburg-Hertefeld, a friend of Kaiser Wilhelm II, of homosexuality.
How Forbidden Love Benefited Opera | Psychology Today …www.psychologytoday.com › blog › checkpoints › ho…

Sep. 27, 2019 — Yet, his infatuation for Richard Wagner is perhaps most intriguing. Wagner was certainly not gay, having happily carried on a decade-long affair …
Is Richard Wagner Simultaneously the Most Controversial and …pitchfork.com › alex-ross-wagnerism-book-interview

Sep. 16, 2020 — “Do gay people care about Richard Wagner?” The woman … Wagner, who died in 1883, was one of Hitler’s favorite composers. His “Rienzi” …

1922

Born on this day, Judy Garland, singer, actress. Played Dorothy in the 1939 film ‘Wizard Of Oz’ sang ‘Over The Rainbow’ in the film, 1961 US No.1 comeback album ‘Judy At Carnegie Hall’. ‘Over The Rainbow’ was voted the ‘Song Of The Century’ in a 2001 poll published in America. She died June 22nd 1969 of a barbiturate overdose.

In gay slang, a “friend of Dorothy” (FOD) is a gay man; and more broadly, any LGBTQ person. Stating that, or asking if, someone was a friend of Dorothy was a euphemism used for discussing sexual orientation without others knowing its meaning.
Friend of Dorothy – Wikipedia

1925

Tennessee officials approved state public school use of a new biology text book that denied the theory of evolution.

1978

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta teamed up to take “You’re The One That I Want” to the top of the Billboard chart. In the UK, the record would be number one for nine weeks.

1988

George Michael played the first of 6 sold-out nights at Earls Court in London, England, during his 137-date Faith World Tour. Tickets cost £14.50 ($25) and £12.50 ($21.25).

1989

Madonna’s ‘Express Yourself’, became her 18th UK Top 5 hit, a new record for a female artist.

Bette Midler achieves her only US number one record when “Wind Beneath My Wings” topped the Billboard chart. Although the song would only stay on top for a week, it would win Grammy Awards for Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year.

1993

Irish singer Sinead O’Connor took out a full-page ad in the Irish Times asking the public to “stop hurting me please.” She blamed her troubles on abuse she suffered as a child. O’Connor was still being criticized for ripping up a picture of the Pope during an appearance on Saturday Night Live the previous October.

2009

The daughter of Cher and Sonny Bono, Chastity was set to undergoing a gender change shortly after Bono’s 40th birthday in March and more than a decade after having come out as a lesbian.

2020
Taking a stand in the tragic death of George Floyd, the only daughter of Elvis, Lisa Marie Presley, showed her support of people of color: Lisa Marie Presley Supports #BlackOutTuesday in Solidarity

2021

Discrimination continues despite rights won at courts

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/almost-half-of-lgb-professionals-experience-discrimination-at-work-and-its-even-worse-for-people-of-color-11623350297Almost half of LGB professionals experience discrimination at work — and it’s even worse for people of color – MarketWatchBlack LGB professionals ‘experience the most intense discrimination based on their sexual orientation,’ a new report says.www.marketwatch.com

trans rights are going beyond housing, employment and participation in the public square – and are now in conflict with the protections gained by women owing to biology based oppression over human history across all cultures

and concerningly, removing language from government, medical and therapy which is used by women to describe women’s own gender experience and sexuality expression.

https://www.economist.com/europe/2021/06/12/continental-europe-enters-the-gender-warsContinental Europe enters the gender warsGermany and Spain reject laws on gender self-identification | Europewww.economist.com

unless this includes lesbians and gay men and bisexuals not dating transperson, this is not affirming of all identities

which, gay man and lesbian are same gender attracted – so, for these identities: transpersons are clothes away from heterosexual sex, which gay and lesbian sexuality is distinct from

the bisexual and pansexual bickering has to stop too

along with the recognition of transgender as a diagnosis

while nonbinary and androgenous are culture role rejecting personal expression

https://www.businessinsider.in/advertising/ad-agencies/news/to-normalise-acceptance-of-all-identities-and-pronoun-sharing-vmlyr-launches-a-new-website-with-vibrant-virtual-backgrounds-for-all-cis-transgender-and-non-binary-individuals/articleshow/83366440.cmsTo normalise acceptance of all identities and pronoun sharing, VMLY&R launches a new website with vibrant virtual backgrounds for all cis, transgender and non-binary individuals | Business Insider IndiaSharing and asking for correct pronouns is an act of better allyship. VMLY&R takes a step forward towards acceptance by launching a new website that offerswww.businessinsider.in

https://ew.com/tv/loki-gender-fluid-tom-hiddleston-teaser/Loki director confirms gender-fluidity of Tom Hiddleston’s trickster | EW.com‘Loki’ director says it was ‘important’ to make character’s gender-fluidity canon in the MCU.ew.com

just let that headline sink in…. Gender fluid trickster….

june 9 for lgbtq2

1891

Cole Porter is born in Peru, Indiana. His classic songs include “It’s De-Lovely,” “Anything Goes” and “Begin The Beguine.”

1963

Barbra Streisand sang “When The Sun Comes Out” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Other performing guests on the program included the McGuire Sisters, Stiller & Meara, and Guy Marks.

2000

The day after Curve magazine runs an interview with Sinead O’Connor declaring she’s a lesbian, the Irish singer appears on The Rosie O’Donnell Show to perform her anthemic single “No Man’s Woman.”

2007

George Michael became the first music artist to perform at the new Wembley Stadium in London when he played the first of two shows at the venue during his ’25 Live Tour’.

2011

A Belgian music festival, which prides itself on its horse-meat sausages announced it was going meat-free on the day that vegetarian singer Morrissey appeard. The 10-day Lokerse Feesten, which boasts online about sales of sausage rolls and snails, will order stalls to sell vegetarian food only on 4 August, the day Morrissey is due to appear. In 2009, the singer left the stage at California’s Coachella festival saying he could “smell burning flesh”. The booking “meant a welcomed catering challenge for one day”, it added.

2013

Elton John was targeted by anti-gay campaigners in Russia who demanded that he tone down his colorful wardrobe and wear “more respectable” clothing for his concert there next month.

2021

https://www.grandforksherald.com/news/government-and-politics/7066499-North-Dakota-committee-OKs-ban-on-LGBT-conversion-therapyNorth Dakota committee OKs ban on LGBT conversion therapy | Grand Forks HeraldThe members of the Administrative Rules Committee voted 8-7 on Tuesday, June 8, to authorize the prohibition proposed by the North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners, which oversees licensing for social workers in the state.www.grandforksherald.com

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14368953Legal experts call for quick passage of LGBT equality law in Japan : The Asahi ShimbunMore than a thousand lawyers and legal experts issued an emergency declaration on June 8 urging thewww.asahi.com

https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/ghana-court-denies-bail-21-detained-lgbt-activists-2021-06-08/Ghana court denies bail for 21 detained LGBT activists | ReutersA Ghanaian court on Tuesday denied bail to 21 gay rights activists arrested nearly three weeks ago for what police described as an unlawful gathering, their lawyer said.www.reuters.com

june 8 for lgbtq2

1949

A report by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) named celebrities John Garfield, Edward G. Robinson, Danny Kaye, Dorothy Parker, Fredric March, Paul Muni and Helen Keller as members of the Communist Party.

1953

The U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregated restaurants in Washington, DC.

1963

Lesley Gore remained at #1 with “It’s My Party”

1974

 Elton John was at #10, 34 weeks since the release of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

David Bowie started a four-week run at the top of the UK charts with his third No.1 album ‘Diamond Dogs’. The cover art features Bowie as a striking half-man, half-dog grotesque painted by Belgian artist Guy Peellaert. It was controversial as the full painting clearly showed the hybrid’s genitalia. Very few copies of this original cover made their way into circulation at the time of the album’s release.

Dolly Parton was at No.1 on the US country chart with ‘I Will Always Love You’. Elvis Presley indicated that he wanted to cover the song. Parton was interested until Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker, told her that it was standard procedure for the songwriter to sign over half of the publishing rights to any song Elvis recorded. Parton refused. ‘I Will Always Love You’ later became a worldwide No.1 hit for Whitney Houston in 1992 when featured in The Bodyguard.

1985

Tears For Fears started a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’, the group’s first US No.1. In 1986, the song won Best Single at the Brit Awards. Band member and co-writer Roland Orzabal argued that the song deserved to win the Ivor Novello International Hit of the Year award, claiming that the winner, ’19’ by Paul Hardcastle – was not an actual song, but only a “dialogue collage.”

1991

Whitney Houston had her 16th hit and 13th Top 10 with “Miracle”

1993

Drag queen RuPaul releases his debut album “Supermodel of the World”

2000

Sinead O’Connor revealed that she was a lesbian in an article that would later be published by “Curve” in their July-August 2000 issue.

Lisa Marie Presley and her children broke ground for the Presley Place in a special ceremony.

2006

Barbara Streisand announced her first full tour in ten years.

2007

A British judge sentenced George Michael to 100 hours of community service and banned him from driving for two years for driving under the influence of drugs.

2014

Audra McDonald wins a Tony for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar And Grill”

2016

Cher filed a lawsuit against SAIL Venture Partners and related firms, claiming they defrauded her out of more than $800,000 in investments which went bad.

Janis Joplin‘s childhood home in Port Arthur, Texas was put up for sale. Although surrounding houses usually sold for between $70,000 and $80,000, the asking price for the five-bedroom, three-bathroom house was $500,000. “You’re obviously paying for the fame of the home,” said the listing realtor. 2017: A previous listing in June 2016 had a price of $500,000. It was reduced to $250,000 in November 2016, and now it’s down to $200,000. The house has been appraised at $52,500

Janis Joplin’s childhood home in Port Arthur up for sale at a reduced price

Blogger Nina Notes:

the home she left, in the town she never fit into and when she went back to show them she was famous, they did not care

they expect a fan to overpay for the house that basically was why she was doing drugs that killed her the in first place….

Janis Joplin’s Childhood Home In Port Arthur TexasJanis Joplin grew up at this home in Port Arthur after a previous home had burned down. Joplin & her sister carved their names into wet cement at the home.

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2020

Beyoncé celebrates ‘beautiful queerness’ and Black Lives Matter protesters in inspirational

2021

https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/ghana-court-denies-bail-21-detained-lgbt-activists-2021-06-08/Ghana court denies bail for 21 detained LGBT activists | ReutersA Ghanaian court on Tuesday denied bail to 21 gay rights activists arrested nearly three weeks ago for what police described as an unlawful gathering, their lawyer said.www.reuters.com

https://www.reuters.com/world/india/indian-court-calls-sweeping-reforms-respect-lgbt-rights-2021-06-07/Indian court calls for sweeping reforms to respect LGBT rights | ReutersA court in India ordered state and federal officials on Monday to draw up plans for sweeping reforms to respect LGBT rights, in a ruling that went far beyond the narrow terms of a case brought by a lesbian couple who said they had been harassed by police.www.reuters.com

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/lgbt-people-globally-are-not-waiting-for-white-saviours-to-rescue-them/LGBT people globally are not waiting for ‘white saviours’ to rescue themBut if you watched Netflix’s new documentary ‘Hating Peter Tatchell’, you might think they are. It's one of several things the film got wrongwww.opendemocracy.net

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