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.
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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.
www.globaltimes.cn

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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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 30

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1901 – Upon death, Charles Hall reveals to have been female. He was married to Guisseppa Boriani. Hall’s gender identity makes headlines nationwide.

1924 – Truman Garcia Capote (born Truman Streckfus Persons, September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984) is born. He was an American novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and actor, many of whose short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized as literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood(1966), which he labeled a “nonfiction novel”. At least 20 films and television dramas have been produced of Capote novels, stories, and plays. Capote was openly homosexual. One of his first serious lovers was Smith College literature professor Newton Arvin. Although Capote seemed never really to embrace the gay rights movement, his own openness about homosexuality and his encouragement for openness in others makes him an important player in the realm of gay rights nonetheless. Capote died in Bel Air, Los Angeles, on August 25, 1984, age 59. According to the coroner’s report, the cause of death was “liver disease complicated by phlebitis and multiple drug intoxication.”[59]He died at the home of his old friend Joanne Carson, ex-wife of late-night TV host Johnny Carson, on whose program Capote had been a frequent guest. Gore Vidal responded to news of Capote’s death by calling it “a wise career move.”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1935 – Johnny Mathis (born September 30, 1935) is born. A beloved velvet-voiced jazz and pop singer, Johnny would come out to his public in an interview for Us magazine in June 1982.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

September 30, 1955

Actor James Dean (Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden, Giant) died of injuries from a car crash at the age of 24, shortly after doing a PSA for safe driving.

September 30, 1956

Elvis, Gene Smith and Nick Adams (Rebel without a cause) flew back to Los Angeles, where Elvis and Gene checked into the Beverly Wiltshire Hotel.

1959, Paraguay – The first public action for gay human rights takes place after the Paraguayan government arrests hundreds of gay men without warrant and tortures them for being gay.

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

September 30, 1963

Sid Bernstein contacted Beatles manager Brian Epstein to inquire about arranging a U.S. tour for the group, which eventually led to Bernstein promoting the famous Beatles concert at Shea Stadium in New York City.

1965

 Shindig! a US music tv program features Donovan  along with The HolliesThe Turtles, Leslie Gore and The Dave Clark Five.

Blogger Nina Notes, Gore would reveal she was a lesbian in the 1990s

September 30, 1967

The UK’s first National pop radio station, BBC Radio 1 was launched in the UK to take over from the very successful pirate radio stations, which had been forced off-air by the Government. Former pirate DJ Tony Blackburn, from Radio Caroline, was the first presenter on air, with The Move’s Flowers In The Rain the first record to be played

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1972

On the USAS LP charts , Elton John edged up to 8 with Honky Chateau

1978

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John had their second UK No.1 from the film ‘Grease’ with ‘Summer Nights.’ Seven weeks at No.1 it became the second best selling single of 1978, beaten by ‘Saturday Night Fever’.

In the USA  Olivia Newton-John remained in the third position with “Hopelessly Devoted To You” while at 6 “Summer Nights” by Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta

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

1983 – New York State sues a West 12th Street co-op for trying to evict Dr. Joseph Sonnabend for treating AIDS patients. He later receives $10,000 and a new lease.

1985: A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in a 2—1 opinion written by Anthony Kennedy, affirms in the case of Adams v. Howerton that the Immigration and Naturalization Service did not abuse its authority when it refused to recognize the marriage of Australian Anthony Sullivan and Richard Adams, under a license issued by Boulder County, Colorado in 1975, for purposes of Sullivan’s immigration. The couple leave the United States but eventually return, with Sullivan living as an illegal alien.

1986: Early results show that the drug AZT can slow down progress of HIV.  Jubilation breaks out—prematurely. “After six years of having nothing to do for people but hold their hands and watch them die, I got my patients on it ASAP,” recalls Dr. Howard Grossman. “We didn’t know that AZT on its own is only good for six months before resistance sets in.”

Blogger Nina Notes: AZT was created for terminal cancer patients and deemed too toxic for use.

1987

“Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black And White Night,” featuring Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, k.d. lang, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Jennifer Warnes, J.D. Souther, James Burton, Ronnie Tutt, Glen D. Hardin and Jerry Scheff, was filmed at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles.

1989

Cher topped the Adult Contemporary chart with “If I Could Turn Back Time”.

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

1991

 Liza Minnelli received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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

2000, Australia – Swedish athlete Kajsa Bergqvist (born 12 October 1976) wins the Olympic Bronze Medal for high jumping. She comes out as lesbian in 2011.

2003

An auction of the contents of Sir Elton John’s London home raised more than £1.4 million. An oil painting, entitled Madison Square Park, sold for £67,200, and a 19th Century portrait of Lieutenant George Dyer, painted by James Northcote in 1817, fetched £55,200. Sir Elton sold off the items so he could redecorate his home in a more modern style.

2004: The proposed Federal Marriage Amendment fails to pass the United States House of Representatives, with a vote of 227–186 on House Joint Resolution 106.

2008: Ecuador legalizes same-sex civil unions with the passage of its new constitution.

2021

Canada – First Truth and Reconciliation Day for Indigenous Awareness, including Two Spirited

https://www.euronews.com/2021/09/30/swiss-vote-highlights-europe-s-east-west-divide-on-gay-marriageSwiss vote highlights Europe’s east-west divide on gay marriage | EuronewsSame-sex marriage is now legal in all of Western Europe, except Italy, but faces fierce opposition across most of Eastern Europe.www.euronews.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/29/gay-iran-rape-survivor/Gay Iranian man raped by barista unable to report brutal attack due to cruel lawsA gay Iranian rape survivor has explained why regressive laws – and the threat of being outed – stopped him from reporting his attacker.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.yesweekly.com/news/out-for-the-evening-historical-exhibit-offers-a-taste-of-gay-nightlife-in-greensboro/article_a7d53548-215a-11ec-acab-a758316ae878.htmlOut for the Evening: Historical exhibit offers “a taste of gay nightlife in Greensboro”“Bars and nightclubs have been really important to the LGBTQ community over the years,” said David Gwynn. “Historically, their function has been somewhat akin to that of church in thewww.yesweekly.com

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1113639/gay-games-hong-kong-2022-postponement“Overwhelmingly positive response” to Hong Kong 2022 Gay Games postponementOrganisers of the Gay Games Hong Kong have explained that restrictions on travel and training were contributing factors to the postponement of the 11th Gay Games by a year to November 2023, and said the decision has received an “overwhelming positive response.”www.insidethegames.biz

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/society/article/3150792/international-backers-gay-games-confident-hong-kong-eventGlobal arm of Gay Games confident event will go ahead in Hong Kong in 2023The Games were originally slated for November 2022 but were postponed due to concerns over Covid-19 travel restrictions.www.scmp.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/29/benedetta-lesbian-nun-film-true-story-catholic-protest/‘Blasphemous lesbian movie’ protested by Catholics is actually a passionate true storyCatholic protesters descended on the premiere of the “blasphemous” lesbian nun film Benedetta, presumably unaware it’s based on a true story.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://qvoicenews.com/2021/09/30/the-dinah-celebrates-30-years-as-largest-lesbian-circuit-party/The Dinah celebrates 30 years as largest lesbian circuit partyThe Dinah celebrates 30 years as largest lesbian circuit party. It takes place in Palm Springs from September 29 to October 3.qvoicenews.com

https://stevivor.com/features/in-depth/steph-gingrich-lesbian-video-games-players-need-katy-bentz/Steph Gingrich is the lesbian all games (and players) need | Stevivor“Of the few queer characters that we do get to see in media — and particularly in games — it’s not often that they are doing well and that they’re getting what they want or figuring themselves out.”stevivor.com

https://www.outsports.com/2021/9/29/22699590/joanna-lohman-wedding-lgbtq-melodie-george-washington-spirit-lesbian-marriageSoccer star & lesbian activist Joanna Lohman gets married – OutsportsThe Rainbow Warrior and Washington Spirit legend married Melodie George this past weekend.www.outsports.com

the oppression by heteros continues

and is assisted by Trans undermining within

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/09/30/russia-proposes-extremist-label-for-lgbt-feminist-child-free-movements-a75177Russia Proposes ‘Extremist’ Label for LGBT, Feminist, Child-Free Movements – The Moscow TimesRussia has launched a widespread crackdown on liberal and progressive movements in a bid to protect what it calls traditional family values.www.themoscowtimes.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

lgbtq2 for September 2

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1894, UK – Annie Winifred Ellerman (2 September 1894 – 28 January 1983) is born in Kent, England. Writing under the name Bryher, she is an early feminist. She was a major figure of the international set in Paris in the 1920s, using her fortune to help many struggling writers. With her lesbian lover Hilda Doolittle(H.D.) (September 10, 1886 – September 27, 1961) and Scottish writer Kenneth Macpherson, she launched the film magazine Close Up, which introduced Sergei Eisenstein’s work to British viewers. From her home in Switzerland, she helped to evacuate Jews from Hitler’s Germany, and then became a popular historical novelist.

1907 – Evelyn Hooker (September 2, 1907 – November 18, 1996) is born. She published the first ever scientific findings that homosexual men are no less well-adjusted mentally than heterosexual men. The American Psychological Association said about her in honoring her with a 1991 award: “When homosexuals were considered to be mentally ill, were forced out of government jobs, and were arrested in police raids, Evelyn Hooker courageously sought and obtained research support from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to compare a matched sample of homosexual and heterosexual men. Her pioneering study, published in 1957, challenged the widespread belief that homosexuality is a pathology by demonstrating that experienced clinicians using psychological tests … could not identify the nonclinical homosexual group. This revolutionary study provided empirical evidence that normal homosexuals existed, and supported the radical idea then emerging that homosexuality is within the normal range of human behavior … Her research, leadership, mentorship, and tireless advocacy for an accurate scientific view of homosexuality … has been an outstandingcontribution to psychology in the public interest.”

Sept 2 1927

Sophie Tucker recorded her song “Some of These Days.” This version of the song was not released until about 30 years after it was recorded. The first part of the verse is narrated by Sophie Tucker and she tells how the song described the story of her life.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1956 – Elizabeth A. Birch (born September 2, 1956) is an American attorney and former corporate executive who chaired the board of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force from 1992-1994. Birch was worldwide director of litigation for Apple Computer and general counsel for its Claris subsidiary until 1995.She served as the Executive Director of the Human Rights Campaignfrom January 1995 until January 2004. In 2000, Birch became the first leader of an LGBT organization to address a national political convention when she gave a prime-time speech at the Democratic National Convention. In 2004, Birch launched Birch & Company, a consulting firm, with offices in Washington, D.C. and New York. Birch ran Rosie O’Donnell‘s production company, KidRo Productions, Inc. and oversaw O’Donnell’s For All Kids Foundation until 2007. She had a relationship with Hilary Rosen, former chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America. They adopted twins, a boy and a girl, in Texas. The couple separated in 2006.

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

1967 – First issue of The Advocate is published. It was a small newspaper under the name The Los Angeles AdvocateThe Advocate focuses on news, politics, opinion, and arts and entertainment of interest to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) people. The magazine is the oldest and largest LGBT publication in the United States and the only surviving one of its kind that was founded before the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

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

1983

The film “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence” opened around in the United States. The movie starred David Bowie.

1988

The Human Rights Now! world tour kicked off at Wembley Stadium London with Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman and Youssu n’Dour. Taking in five continents and claiming to be the most ambitious rock tour in history.

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

1995

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened in Cleveland, Ohio, with Bob DylanChuck BerryAretha FranklinAl GreenBooker T and the MGsLittle RichardThe Allman BrothersBoz ScaggsJames Brown and Martha Reeves making contributions.

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

2000

Madonna was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Music’, her 10th UK No.1 single, from her album of the same title; making her the first female to top the UK album chart ten times.

2005 – Brokeback Mountain premiers at the Venice Film Festival. It’s one of the first major motion pictures with worldwide distribution to focus on same-sex love as the main storyline. It is an American neo-westernromanticdrama filmdirected by Ang Lee and produced by Diana Ossana and James SchamusAdapted from the 1997 short story of the same name by Annie Proulx, the screenplay was written by Ossana and Larry McMurtry. The film stars Heath LedgerJake GyllenhaalAnne Hathaway, and Michelle Williams, and depicts the complex emotional and homosexual relationship between Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist in the American West from 1963 to 1983. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards, the most nominations at the 78th Academy Awards, where it won three—Best DirectorBest Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score.

2011: The California State Senate passes AB 9, known as “Seth’s Law” after 13-year-old Seth Walsh, who committed suicide in 2010 after constant homophobic harassment at his school. The bill would require every school in California to implement anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies and programs that include actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The state assembly had passed the bill in June 2011.

2013 –

Diana Nyad (born August 22, 1949), an out lesbian, is the first person to swim the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. She’s an American author, journalist, motivational speaker, and long-distance swimmer. On her fifth attempt and at age 64, she became the first person confirmed to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage, swimming from Havana to Key West. Nyad has said a factor in her determination while swimming was her anger about, and her desire to overcome, sexual abuse she experienced as a child.

Sir Elton John won the first ever Brits Icon award, in a gala concert which marked his stage return after surgery for appendicitis. Elton was presented with the prize by his friend, singer Rod Stewart, who described him as “the second-best rock singer ever”. The Icon prize had been created by the BPI, the music industry’s trade body, which also runs the Brit Awards.

2021

maybe it is children who should not be online

https://inews.co.uk/news/online-safety-bill-would-give-legal-basis-for-censorship-of-lgbt-people-stephen-fry-and-campaigners-warn-1178176Online Safety Bill gives legal basis for censorship of LGBT people, Stephen Fry and campaigners warnLegal free speech could be banned from social media under the proposed lawinews.co.uk

https://thehill.com/policy/finance/570217-nearly-half-of-lgbt-renters-behind-on-rent-fear-eviction-in-next-two-monthsNearly half of LGBT renters behind on rent fear eviction in next two months: research | TheHillAbout half of LGBT U.S. renters who are behind on their payments fear eviction in the next two months, according to research released by the University of California-Los Angeles’s Williams Institute.thehill.com

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-02/afghans-lgbt-community-face-stoning-under-taliban-law/100412330LGBT Afghans are on the run, afraid they could be stoned to death under Taliban law – ABC NewsA young man flees for his life through the streets of Kabul, bleeding from a stab wound. Amid the scramble to get people out of Afghanistan, there are fears little attention is being paid to what could be the most vulnerable group of all — LGBT people.www.abc.net.au

dear christians: stop being bothered that others exist.

https://www.christianpost.com/news/scholars-slam-study-on-impact-lgbt-laws-are-having-on-christians.htmlScholars slam study on impact LGBT laws are having on Christians | U.S. News | The Christian PostChristian scholars have pushed back on a study in an American Psychological Association journal that concludes that laws designed to protect the LGBT community from discrimination do not negatively impact Christians.www.christianpost.com

“If a professed atheist counts as a chaplain — which is to say, a leader of religious services in a chapel — then ‘religion’ has quite obviously come to mean nothing at all,” Bishop Barron continued.

Dear Bishop: religion is a system of power enforced by an imaginary threat

https://www.ncregister.com/cna/bishop-barron-election-of-atheist-as-harvard-chaplain-president-complete-and-abject-surrenderBishop Barron: Election of Atheist as Harvard Chaplain President ‘Complete and Abject Surrender’| National Catholic Register“If a professed atheist counts as a chaplain — which is to say, a leader of religious services in a chapel — then ‘religion’ has quite obviously come to mean…www.ncregister.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

July 3 for LGBTQ2

July 3, 1965

Cher had her first solo hit debut on the chart as “All I Really Want To Do” made the list.

July 3, 1973

After 182 Ziggy Stardust concert performances, David Bowie announced he was about to retire from live performing, although it eventually transpires that Ziggy Stardust the stage persona is being retired and not Bowie himself. Only his guitarist Mick Ronson knew about the announcement, which came as a complete shock not only to the audience but the rest of Bowie’s band and crew.

1978

Olivia Newton-John released “Hopelessly Devoted To You” from Grease.

1988

George Michael released the fifth single from Faith, “Monkey”.

1989

The New Kids on the Block released the single “Hangin’ Tough.”

1996

During a rain delay at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, Cliff Richard launches into a seemly spontaneous concert, where he led spectators through some of his old hits. It was later learned that Sir Cliff had planned the moment as a publicity stunt.

is he bisexual? is he asexual? he is the only man who was investigated as a pedo and gotten an apology from police.


Cliff Richard: Singer’s blunt take on rare relationship exposed …https://www.express.co.uk › … › Celebrity News

Oct. 14, 2020 — SIR CLIFF RICHARD gave a rare insight into love life in unearthed accounts where … For years, Sir Cliff has travelled with companion John McElynn, … He dated Ms Irving, who he described as “utterly beautiful”, in the Sixties …

2002

Sir Elton John became the first person to be made an honorary doctorate from the Royal Academy Of Music.

2011

Unable to walk since a botched operation two years earlier, Little Richard is wheeled in with a piano to perform at the “A Capitol Fourth” concert at the National Mall in Washington, DC. It’s his first performance since the operation.

2021

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/528215-save-the-children-trans-ideology/Save the Children has been captured by transgender ideology. It isn’t protecting youngsters, it’s endangering them — RT Op-edThe charity is supposed to help vulnerable children, which is why it rightly opposes FGM. So why is it promoting the idea that it’s OK for girls as young as seven to go down a path that leads to gender reassignment surgery?www.rt.com

there are more pedo priests than any other group. except maybe teacher and coaches and other adults who career in children and teens

https://theintercept.com/2021/07/01/russias-top-diplomat-pushes-false-claim-western-schools-teach-kids-jesus-bisexual/Did Russia’s Foreign Minister Get His Bisexual Jesus Riff From TikTok?Russian officials deny that Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov gets his misinformation from TikTok. He relies, instead, on an obscure Christian website, which he misreads.theintercept.com

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/2/brazilian-potential-presidential-candidate-announces-he-is-gayBrazilian potential presidential candidate announces he is gay | Jair Bolsonaro News | Al JazeeraGovernor Eduardo Leite of Rio Grande do Sul could challenge Jair Bolsonaro, who has espoused anti-gay rhetoric.www.aljazeera.com

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books/article-eye-to-eye-hand-to-hand-the-enduring-impact-of-photographer-jebs/Eye to Eye, hand to hand: The enduring impact of photographer JEB’s portraits of lesbian lives – The Globe and MailJEB photographed lesbians when it was hard to find authentic representations of their lives. Canadian photographer Kerry Manders deconstructs some iconic images from Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbianswww.theglobeandmail.com

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/02/obituaries/eve-adams-overlooked.htmlOverlooked No More: Eve Adams, Writer Who Gave Lesbians a Voice – The New York TimesHer 1925 book, “Lesbian Love,” is one of the earliest examples of American lesbian literature. She also ran Eve’s Hangout, a literary haunt in Manhattan.www.nytimes.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/07/lesbian-survivor-took-bill-cosby-said-disappointing-won-appeal/The lesbian survivor who took down Bill Cosby said it’s “disappointing” that he won his appeal / LGBTQ NationA jury convicted Bill Cosby of assaulting Andrea Constand. He appealed the conviction on technical grounds and is now free…www.lgbtqnation.com

religion is NOT the victim. repeat NOT THE VICTIM

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-archbishop-fuels-more-anger-by-saying-the-church-is-being-persecuted/Archbishop fuels more anger by saying the church is being persecuted over residential schools – The Globe and MailArchbishop Richard Gagnon sparked anger by implying that the church is being persecuted amid widespread attention to gravesite discoveries at residential schoolswww.theglobeandmail.com

may 24 for LGBTQ2

May 24, 1956

The first Eurovision Song Contest was held in Lugano, Switzerland. The event was the brainchild of Marcel Baisoncon of the European Broadcasting Union. Seven countries participated and they were each allowed two songs

May 24, 1966

The original Broadway production of the musical “Mame,” starring Angela Lansbury, Bea Arthur, Jane Connell, Willard Waterman and George Coe, opened at New York’s Winter Garden Theatre for 1508 performances.

1974

David Bowie released his eighth studio 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.

On “Midnight Special,” Richard Pryor was host to Olivia Newton-John and Boz Scaggs.

The Superman FanFic no one expected:

1980

Bette Midler remained at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for the third week with “The Rose”.

1986

“Greatest Love Of All” from Whitney Houston was #1 for the fifth straight week.

Whitney Houston continued to top the Album chart in its 61st week on the chart. 

1999

Queen singer Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991, was honoured on a new set of millennium stamps issued by the Royal Mail. Mercury, who featured on the 19p stamp, was a keen stamp collector, and his collection was bought by the Post Office in 1993. The stamp marked his contribution to the Live Aid charity concert in 1985, and caused controversy by featuring a small portion of Queen’s drummer, Roger Taylor, in the background – UK stamps by tradition only carry pictures of living persons who are members of the Royal Family.

David Bowie wrote and recorded the song “What’s Really Happening” during a live Webcast. The song appeared on the album “hours.”

2004

Madonna kicked off the North American leg of her Re-invention World Tour by playing three sold out nights at The Los Angeles Forum. The tour became the top grossing of the year, with ticket sales of nearly $125 million, with over 900,000 fans attending the 60 date tour. As a follower of the Kabbalah, Madonna didn’t play any Friday night gigs as the teaching of the religion forbids it.

2006

Elton John accepted 100,000 pounds ($188,000) in libel damages from London’s Daily Mail newspaper over allegations that he asked guests not to approach him at a charity ball.

2021

https://torontosun.com/entertainment/celebrity/elliot-page-proudly-shares-first-shortless-pool-photoElliot Page proudly shares first shirtless pool photo | Toronto SunTransgender actor Elliot Page has showed off the results of his breast removal surgery with a shirtless pool photo.torontosun.com

May 17 for lgbtq2

May 17, 1974

ABC aired the Elton John television special “Say Goodbye To Norma Jean And Other Things.”

May 17, 1975

Elton John was awarded a Platinum record for his album “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy”. It was the first L.P. to sell one million copies on its first day of release.

Elton John plays “Bennie And The Jets” and “Philadelphia Freedom” on Soul Train, becoming just the third white performer to appear on the show, after Dennis Coffey and Gino Vannelli.

song charts at #6 Have You Never Been Mellow from Olivia Newton-John, with the Soundtrack to “Funny Lady” at #7,

1978

Donna Summer’s film Thank God It’s Friday premiered in Los Angeles.

ABC-TV aired two music specials, “The Carpenters: Space Encounters,” with guests John Davidson and Charlie Callas, and then “Olivia,” hosted by Olivia Newton-John, with ABBA and Andy Gibb.

1980

“The Rose”, the title song from the movie in which she starred in, was #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for Bette Midler.

1986

Whitney Houston started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Greatest Love Of All’, the singers third US No.1, a No.8 hit in the UK.

Incredibly, Whitney Houston climbed back to #1 on the Album chart in its 60th week of release.

1993

Barry Manilow appears on CBS-TV’s Murphy Brown, where he sang “I Am Your Child”.

1995

Chuck BerryFats Domino and Little Richard  performed together on the same stage for the first time at Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England,   They were scheduled to appear in London the following night and in Birmingham on May 20, however Domino did not perform at either of those shows due to illness.

2002

The Barry Manilow special, Ultimate Manilow aired on CBS-TV.

2005

Lisa Marie Presley performed “Idiot” on “Good Morning America.”

:  Kylie Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer.

2010

Songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who wrote “Hound Dog”, “Jailhouse Rock”, “Love Me”, “Don’t” and many others for Elvis Presley, “Kansas City” for Wilbert Harrison and “Charlie Brown” for the Coasters, were given the Outstanding Achievement Award for Musical Collaborators by the National Association of Recording Merchandisers in Chicago, Illinois.

Jailhouse Rock being a gay song is why this is included.

2012

Donna Summer, the 1970s pop singer known as the Queen of Disco, died of lung cancer, an illness she believed she contracted from inhaling toxic particles released after the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York. She won five Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, and had three multi-platinum albums, including the hits ‘Hot Stuff’, ‘Love to Love You, and ‘Baby’ and ‘I Feel Love’.

Lisa Marie Presley performed her song “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” on American Idol’s results show.

queer for May 1

1941

The movie “Citizen Kane,” directed by and starring Orson Welles, co-starring Joseph Cotton, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead, Ruth Warrick, Ray Collins, and Everett Sloane, premiered in New York.

1950

Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize. She was honored for her book of poetry, “Annie Allen.”

May 1, 1963

Lesley Gore lip-synced “It’s My Party” on ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand.”

1979

Elton John becomes the first Pop music star to perform in Israel. In three weeks time he’s the first Western solo pop performer to tour Russia.

1982

Barry Manilow scored his first UK #1 album when “Barry Live In Britain” went to the top of the chart. The LP was recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall in London in January and would go on to reach Platinum status.

1993

George Michael, Queen and Lisa Stansfield went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The Five Live EP’ which was recorded at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert held in April 1992, at Wembley Stadium, London.

2001

Lisa Marie Presley sold her waterfront mansion in Clearwater, FL, to Kirstie Alley.

queer for april 28


April 28, 1956
Little Richard earned a third week at #1 on the R&B chart with “Long Tall Sally”.

April 28, 1965
Barbara Streisand‘s first TV special aired on CBS. It was titled “My Name is Barbara”.


1968

The Broadway musical ‘Hair’ opened at the Biltmore Theatre in New York City. The show featured the songs ‘Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In’, ‘Good Morning Starshine’ and the title song. The production ran for 1,729 performances, finally closing on July 1st, 1972.


1973

the Soundtrack to “Lady Sings the Blues” by Diana Ross falling to #8,


April 28, 1974
Olivia Newton-John released the single that would jump-start her career–“I Honestly Love You”.


1978
Dolly Parton’s “Here You Come Again” album was certified Platinum.


1979

Donna Summer titled her new song right as “Hot Stuff” was up from #79 to #29 on this date.


1980
Elton John released the single “Little Jeannie”.


1990

Sinead O’Connor remained at #1 with “Nothing Compares 2 (sic) U (sic)”.

1994
Lisa Marie Presley announced her separation from first husband Danny Keough after 5½ years of marriage and two children. The divorce became final eight days later. Lisa Marie would soon be married to Michael Jackson.


2004
George Michael was named as the most-played artist on British radio over the previous two decades.

queer for april 11

queer for april 11

1952

Singin’ In The Rain, starring Gene Kelly, maybe gay Donald O’Connor and newcomer Debbie Reynolds, is released in the US, but barely makes a splash.

1960

Dinah Washington & Brook Benton had the #1 R&B song for the 10th week–“Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)”.

1966
NBC broadcasts the last episode of the Rock and Roll TV show, Hullabaloo, which features Paul Anka, closeted lesbian Lesley Gore, Peter And Gordon and The Cyrkle. The show had been on the air since January 1965, a year after ABC came up with Shindig! Reruns were aired through August 29.

1968
Janis Joplin, along with Big Brother And The Holding Company, made their national TV debut on ABC-TV’s Hollywood Palace.

1976

Queen performed at the Entertainment Centre in Perth, Australia.

1978

Liberace gives a concert for birds on The Muppet Show, playing classical pieces and the 1925 song “Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue.” Sam the Eagle disapproves.

April 11, 1990

Elton John performed at the Indianapolis funeral of Ryan White, the hemophiliac 18-year-old who had contracted AIDS through a blood transfusion and had been ostracized because of it.

2002

Sir Elton John testified before Congress that the United States was obliged to help prevent the global spread of AIDS.

2021

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russia-pussy-riot-alyokhina-putin-navalny-b1829724.html‘The Russia I know is in jail’: Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina speaks out from house arrest | The IndependentThe long-time opponent of Vladimir Putin tells Oliver Carroll about her latest struggles against the Russian authoritieswww.independent.co.uk

queer for april 9

queer for April 9

April 09, 1973
Queen played a showcase concert for their new record label EMI at the Marquee Club in London.

1977
ABBA went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Dancing Queen’, the group’s 7th US Top 40 hit and first No.1. The song was also a No.1 in the UK in 1976 and 12 other countries.

, Barbra Streisand’s former #1 “Evergreen” was now number nine

1983

David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the title track from his latest album ‘Let’s Dance’, his fourth UK No.1 and featuring blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. The song introduced Bowie to a new, younger audience oblivious to his former career in the 1970s and was a US No.1 hit, Bowie’s first single to reach number one on both sides of the Atlantic.

In the USA, Culture Club #2 with “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me”

1986

The Dave Clark musical Time, starring Cliff Richard, Dionne Warwick, Freddie Mercury of Queen, Leo Sayer and Sir Laurence Olivier, opened at the Dominion Theatre in London.

1988

The Pet Shop Boys began three weeks on top in the U.K. with “Heart”.

Whitney Houston spent a second week atop the Adult Contemporary chart with “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”.

2000

*N SYNC was #1 on the other side of the Atlantic with No Strings Attached. (Lance Bass, group member)

2006

Former Smiths vocalist Morrissey reached #1 on the U.K. Album chart with Ringleader of the Tormentors.

2008

Elton John performed in concert at New York’s Radio City Music Hall to raise funds for Hillary Clinton’s US Presidential campaign. With ticket prices ranging from $125 to $2,300, the effort took in over $2.5 million.

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