june 21 for lgbtq2

1868

Wagner’s opera “Meistersinger von Nuernberg” premieres in Munich

1948

Columbia Records launched a new vinyl disc that played at thirty-three and one third RPM in New York City, sparking a music-industry standard so strong that the inconceivable then digital age has yet to replace. analog is better than digital sound.

June 21, 1951

“17” opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 performances

June 21, 1972

The first Stonehenge Free Festival was held at Stonehenge, England culminating on the summer solstice. Staged between 1972 and 1984, 

1973

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could ban materials judged to be obscene based on local standards.

June 21, 1975

Captain and Tennille started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Neil Sedaka song ‘Love Will Keep Us Together’. The duo of husband and wife “Captain” Daryl Dragon and Cathryn Antoinette “Toni” Tennille had worked as backup musicians for Elton John and Neil Sedaka.

Elton John makes a surprise appearance at a concert at the Oakland Coliseum featuring The Eagles and The Doobie Brothers and sings with both groups.

June 21, 1976

Elton John and Kiki Dee’s “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” was released in the U.S and Britain.

1982

The first “Fête de la Musique,” a music festival also known as “World Music Day,” is launched in Paris. Unlike corporate festivals, this one is about street music, and free to the public. The festival returns every June 21 and spreads throughout the world in various forms.

1990

Little Richard finally gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Says Richard: “Like everything I got, it took a long time to get.”

1994

George Michael lost his lawsuit against Sony Records. Michael claimed that his 15-year contract with Sony was unfair because the company could refuse to release albums it thought wouldn’t be commercially successful. Michael vowed he would never record for Sony again. He re-signed with the company in 2003.

2006

Former Village People lead singer Victor Willis pleaded no contest to drug possession charges. He was later sentenced to three years’ probation after he agreed to enter a drug rehab program.

2007

The Spice Girls announce that they’re getting back together, with the five original Spices reuniting.

the Spice Girls were faux lesbians and marketted much like The Beatles – as if they were roommates on a The Monkees tv show.

Heterosexuals are not the best use of gay, bisexual, lesbians or trans entertainment dollars when we all need our own role models.

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/celebrity/article/3137699/queer-spice-10-times-spice-girls-showed-pride-their-lgbtQueer Spice: 10 times the Spice Girls showed PrideFrom Victoria Beckham’s fashion collection to song lyric changes and Mel B and Geri Horner’s lesbian affair revelations, here are just a few reasons why the Spice Girls became LGBTQ+ iconswww.scmp.com

2018

Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie Presley has described the “powerful and moving experience” of singing with her father for a new album

2021

there have been gender scandals about trans persons in the olympics last century – so it would be accurate to say “openly trans”

and raises the same questions

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/transgender-weightlifter-hubbard-selected-for-tokyo-1.6073313Weightlifter Hubbard to be 1st transgender athlete to compete at Olympics | CBC SportsWeightlifter Laurel Hubbard will be the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics. Hubbard was among five weightlifters confirmed Monday for New Zealand’s team for the Tokyo Games.www.cbc.ca

same for being called transphobic when one has zero interest in raping/murdering trans

https://scitechdaily.com/homophobic-statements-trigger-elevated-stress-in-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-people-can-contribute-to-health-problems/Homophobic Statements Trigger Elevated Stress in Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People – Can Contribute to Health ProblemsNew research provides strongest evidence to date that the stress of discrimination causes physiological changes that can contribute to health problems for lesbian, gay and bisexual people. Previous research has suggested that the stress of discrimination may play a role in the development of healscitechdaily.com

meanwhile another area science is ignored for religious fear of science and persons

https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/op-ed/bs-ed-op-0621-msm-donation-20210621-5kuyz4klxfd4nlexat3kiumm7m-story.htmlAs a sexually active gay man, I can’t donate blood or tissue in America. That’s ridiculous | COMMENTARY – Baltimore SunMy blood type is O negative, I am healthy, I can run a half-marathon, I do not smoke or use drugs, I only have two to three drinks a week, and I am in a committed relationship. Yet, due to homophobic stereotypes and outdated policies, gay men like myself — termed “MSM” or “men who have sex with men” — cannot freely donate blood and soft tissue in America.www.baltimoresun.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/-not-hiding-gay-lesbian-russians-say-cultural-shift-underway-rcna1225‘We’re not hiding’: Gay and lesbian Russians say a cultural shift is underwayWhen Lisa Androshina threw her first lesbian party in Moscow in 2017, she had low expectations.  “We wanted to just gather with our friends and just listen towww.nbcnews.com

Lesbian is unique, including gender and sexuality in one word

that differs from faggot, which includes a meaning of the material used to execute for acting on gender and sexuality

https://www.rte.ie/lifestyle/living/2021/0621/1229478-queer-history-lesson-the-history-behind-the-word-lesbian/Queer History Lesson: The history behind the word lesbianL is for lesbian.www.rte.ie

RIP
https://www.avpress.com/news/madeline-davis-who-spoke-to-the-nation-as-a-lesbian-has-died/article_3ec70b22-d230-11eb-97c9-1b5036bbfa48.htmlMadeline Davis, who spoke to the nation as a lesbian, has died | News | avpress.com“I am a woman and a lesbian, a minority of minorities,” Madeline Davis told the 1972 Democratic National Convention in Miami Beach. “Now we are coming out of our closetswww.avpress.com

https://www.bionews.org.uk/page_157203Investigation reveals barriers to lesbian couples seeking fertility treatment – BioNewswww.bionews.org.uk

https://www.papermag.com/support-your-local-lesbian-bar-this-pride-month-2653476553.htmlSupport Your Local Lesbian Bar This Pride Month – PAPER“The Lesbian Bar Project” highlights how we can preserve these vital and historic community spaces.www.papermag.com

june 20 for lgbtq2

June 20, 1969

David Bowie recorded ‘Space Oddity’ at Trident Studios London. a song he wrote after seeing the 1968 Stanley Kubrick movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. The tune will top the UK chart in November, 1975 and reach #15 in America. The track went on to become a UK No.1 when re-released in 1975. Written about the launch of Major Tom, a fictional astronaut; Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the songs ‘Ashes to Ashes’, ‘Hallo Spaceboy’ and his last single – an Elvis Presley nod – ‘Blackstar’.

June 20, 1973

The 20th anniversary show of American BandstandNeil Diamond appeared  along with Little Richard, Cheech And Chong, Paul Revere And The Raiders and Three Dog Night.

1986

Elton John, Phil Collins, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, George Michael and Dire Straits appeared at the Prince’s Trust Rock Gala in London.

1995

George Jones and Tammy Wynette, who divorced in 1975 after six years of marriage, release an album together called One and also go on tour.

2006

Billy Preston‘s funeral is held at the Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, California. Among the mourners are Little RichardAndrae CrouchDella ReeseThe Temptations‘ Ali-Ollie Woodson and Joe Cocker, who sings his Preston-penned hit “You Are So Beautiful.”

2019

Adam Lambert is desperate to play Elvis Presley in an upcoming biopic. … “I hear that there’s an Elvis one in the works,”

2021

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2021/06/20/soccer/kumi-yokoyama-comes-out-lgbtq/Soccer player Kumi Yokoyama comes out as transgender: ‘It would be harder to live closeted’ | The Japan TimesThe former Nadeshiko Japan striker, who plays for the NWSL’s Washington Spirit, has received a flood of support from athletes and LGBTQ advocates following their announcement on Saturday.www.japantimes.co.jp

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2021/06/19/veterans-gender-affirmation-surgery/VA plans to offer gender-confirmation surgery to transgender veterans, reversing banThe secretary also announced that VA would change the name of the Veterans Health Administration’s LGBT health program to the LGBTQ+ Health Program to reflect inclusiveness.www.washingtonpost.com

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/culture/aulii-cravalho-discusses-coming-out-as-bisexual-in-new-interview/Auli’i Cravalho discusses coming out as bisexual in new interviewRise star Auli’i Cravalho has opened up about her sexuality and coming out journey and in a brand new interview. www.gaytimes.co.uk

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/06/19/bisexual-student-josh-ormond-homophobic-attack-liverpool/Bisexual student battered in ‘unprovoked and completely random’ homophobic attackA bisexual student was left bloodied and bruised in a horrific “unprovoked homophobic attack” after he was seen dancing with a friend.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.cp24.com/world/warsaw-gay-pride-parade-back-after-backlash-pandemic-1.5477702Warsaw gay pride parade back after backlash, pandemic | CP24.comThe largest gay pride parade in central Europe took place again in Warsaw on Saturday for the first time in two years after a pandemic-induced break – and amid a backlash in Poland and Hungary against LGBT rights.www.cp24.com

meanwhile in the usa, where vehicular manslaughter is now legal in some usa states:

https://www.connectradio.fm/2021/06/20/1-dead-after-people-hit-by-truck-at-south-florida-gay-pride-march/1 dead after people hit by truck at South Florida gay pride march | Connect FM | Local News Radio | Dubois, PA1 dead after people hit by truck at South Florida gay pride marchwww.connectradio.fm

cater to a niche market for publicity: rainbow capitalism

https://www.timesnownews.com/the-buzz/article/kids-letter-asking-for-non-binary-pokemon-goes-viral-nintendo-calls-it-an-awesome-idea/773332Non-Binary Pokemon| Kid’s letter asking for non-binary Pokemon goes viral, Nintendo calls it an ‘awesome idea’ | Trending & Viral Newswww.timesnownews.com

welcome to not a new problem at all,

some bisexual, gay men and lesbians can pass for straight and many of us did not fit into what others thought men or women were

transpersons also experience this

as well as some heterosexual women who are not traditionally feminine.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/gendered-bathrooms-first-person-1.6058277Not fitting into the gender binary makes public washrooms my enemy | CBC NewsEvery time Zann Foth has to choose between a men’s or women’s bathroom, they are put in a compromising situation. As a result, they almost always bring a friend with them. But they wish they didn’t need an escort every time they had to pee.www.cbc.ca

https://www.cbr.com/queer-lgbtq-manga-past-decade/10 Amazing Queer Manga From The Past Decade | CBRCheck out these recent & fantastic queer manga hits.www.cbr.com

mean while in Canada

https://www.cbc.ca/arts/montreal-was-home-to-the-first-known-queer-magazine-in-north-america-from-1918-1920-1.6069620Montreal was home to the first known queer magazine in North America from 1918-1920 | CBC ArtsLes Mouches Fantastiques wasn’t a perfect piece of art — and that reminds us that not every part of queer history has to be.www.cbc.ca

https://www.nerdsandbeyond.com/2021/06/20/fade-into-you-how-cruel-summer-gives-its-queer-characters-a-happy-ending/Fade Into You: How ‘Cruel Summer’ Gives Its Queer Characters a Happy Ending – Nerds and BeyondContributors: Jules, Brianna Freeform’s Cruel Summer is the smash hit everyone is talking about (and watching: it’s Freeform’s biggest audience ever). From jaw-dropping plot twists to those 1990s fashion trends, it serves up nostalgia while pulling viewers into its central mystery. But one aspect of Cruel Summer that is refreshingly in the here-and-now is its […]www.nerdsandbeyond.com

yes, it means we can participate and create more without fear of loss of careers, homes or being assaulted, raped or murdered

https://www.tor.com/2021/06/15/is-there-a-queer-future-without-queerphobia/Is There a Queer Future Without Queerphobia?We live in a world still blighted by homophobia and transphobia, regardless of the advances of recent years. I could point to the growing number of anti-trans laws, the fact that 59% of queer and t…www.tor.com

the Spice Girls were faux lesbians and marketted much like The Beatles – as if they were roommates on a The Monkees tv show.

Heterosexuals are not the best use of gay, bisexual, lesbians or trans entertainment dollars when we all need our own role models.

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/celebrity/article/3137699/queer-spice-10-times-spice-girls-showed-pride-their-lgbtQueer Spice: 10 times the Spice Girls showed PrideFrom Victoria Beckham’s fashion collection to song lyric changes and Mel B and Geri Horner’s lesbian affair revelations, here are just a few reasons why the Spice Girls became LGBTQ+ iconswww.scmp.com

Queering Culture on Feb 25

1952

The first musical choreography score was copyrighted. It was Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me Kate”.

1983

Playwright Tennessee Williams died of an accidental choking, but the police report suggested his use of drugs and alcohol contributed to the death. Williams was 71. (The Glass Menagerie, The Rose Tattoo, The Night of the Iguana, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Streetcar Named Desire)

1995

Madonna started a seven week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Take A Bow’, the track which was co-written with Babyface became a No.16 hit in the UK.

2000

“Britney Spears CD Bubble Gum”, was announced and released in March of 2000.

The five original Spice Girls were facing a bill of up to £1 million ($1.7 million) after losing a legal battle against the sponsors of their 1988 world tour. The Aprilia Scoter Company had claimed the girls knew of Geri’s impending departure (marketing as faux lesbians)

2006

George Michael was found slumped over in a car in Hyde Park, London. A concerned person spotted the singer and called police who after being checked by paramedics was arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs and then released on bail. Michael made a public statement about the incident and said “I was in possession of class C drugs which is an offense and I have no complaints about the police who were professional throughout.” He also said that the event was “my own stupid fault, as usual.

2010

Marie Osmond’s teenage son Michael Blosil was found dead on the ground below an apartment balcony in Los Angeles after committing suicide. Resulting in a public feud with Donny over the Mormon Church vs Queer Sexuality.

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