June 7 for lgbtq2

June 7, 1965

The USA Supreme Court handed down a decision that legalized the use of contraception by married couples.

1971
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Paul Cohen’s disturbing the peace conviction in Los Angeles , by wearing a jacket displaying “Fuck the Draft” in the public corridors of a California courthouse.
establishing the precedent that vulgar writing is protected under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cohen_v._California

1975

Elton John’s album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, which came in #85 in the Top 100 Albums of All-Time in the Rock Era*, had been released this week and debuted at #1, the first album in history to accomplish the feat and one of a select few in the Rock Era.  Elton toppled Earth, Wind & Fire’s album That’s the Way of the World while the Soundtrack to “Tommy” fell to #3.  Jeff Beck was #4 with Blow By Blow and America reached #5 with Hearts“.  The rest of the Top 10:  Alice Cooper with Welcome To My NightmareChicago VIII was at #7, Bad Company fell to #8 with Straight ShooterNuthin’ Fancy from Lynyrd Skynyrd was #9 and Carly Simon had the #10 album with Playing Possum.

1980

“The Rose” spent a fifth week at #1 for Bette Midler on the Adult Contemporary chart.

1980

Elton John’s 29th career hit “Little Jeannie” was #10

1986

Madonna had the new #1 with “Live To Tell” but it would be short-lived as Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald’s “On My Own” was closing fast.  Whitney Houston fell to 3 after three weeks at #1 with “Greatest Love Of All”.

The album Whitney Houston spent its 11th week at #1 and 36th in the Top 10 and 63rd week on the Album chart.

1987

David Bowie played a concert in West Berlin in front of the Reichstag with the speakers pointing towards the nearby Berlin Wall where thousands of young East Berliners stood and listened.

1993

Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol (

The Artist

).  (from the name “The Artist formerly Known as Prince) – the symbol being a combination of the Male/female ones – and also used for transgender.  The name change reflected an ongoing battle with Warner Brothers Records over ownership and direction of his music.

2000

The “Prince: A Celebration” party began at Paisley Park Studios. The weeklong event was in celebration of The Artist reclaiming his name “Prince” after a 7-year battle with Warner Brothers.

2009

Elton John’s musical Billy Elliot won 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

2020

Grease: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John Reflect on THAT Finale Reveal | rETroET spoke with the cast of ‘Grease’ about turning the hit Broadway musical into a cinema classic. John Travolta reveals who else was considered to portray Sandy, and why he knew Olivia Newton-John was the only person for the role. ‘Grease Sing-a-Long’ will air June 7 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

Exclusives from #ETonline :
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQwITQ__CeH2Y_7g2xeiNDa0vQsROQQgv

2021

https://theindependent.ca/journalism/why-st-johns-pride-banned-uniformed-police/Why St. John’s Pride Banned Uniformed Police — The IndependentWhy St. John’s Pride Banned Uniformed Policetheindependent.ca

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jun/06/stonewall-risks-all-it-has-fought-for-in-accusing-those-who-disagree-with-it-of-hate-speechStonewall risks all it has fought for in accusing those who disagree with it of hate speech | Sonia Sodha | The GuardianThe charity has forgotten that true power lies in solidarity and compromisewww.theguardian.com

gender critical feminists are women.. so siding against women is being against women.

Cotton Ceiling is a transwomen admission of hate crime against lesbians

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/06/07/gender-critical-feminism-far-right-agenda-institute-race-relations-trans-transphobia/There’s a alarming link between ‘gender-critical’ feminism and the far-rightThe anti-trans arguments made by ‘gender critical’ feminists risk enforcing heterosexual norms, the Institute of Race Relations has warned.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/books/ct-books-biblioracle-0613-20210607-wltdlmxncngchgejxa43ifgcbe-story.htmlOpinion: Roxane Gay Books — a model for publishing industry – Chicago TribuneGrove Atlantic’s recent announcement to launch Roxane Gay Books to help foster and promote underrepresented writers is a good first step forward — and is a model that could be replicated by other publishers, writes Biblioracle columnist John Warner.www.chicagotribune.com

https://www.espn.com/soccer/concacaf-nations-league/story/4401690/usmnt-mexico-nations-league-final-halted-for-anti-gay-chant-by-fansUSMNT-Mexico Nations League final halted for anti-gay chant by fansThe CONCACAF Nations League final between the United States and Mexico was marred by unruly fan behavior.www.espn.com

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/06/books/review/ravenous-sam-apple.htmlHow Did a Gay Scientist of Jewish Descent Thrive Under the Nazis? – The New York TimesIn “Ravenous,” Sam Apple tells the story of a researcher who was able to carry out his groundbreaking work on cancer cells even in the middle of World War II.www.nytimes.com

https://thetab.com/uk/2021/06/07/dont-act-straight-when-youre-gay-tiktok-sound-208638What is the “don’t act straight when you’re gay!” sound all over TikTok rn?The “don’t look at me like that, don’t act straight when you’re gay” sound is all over TikTok right now, but where is it from originally?thetab.com

https://www.nme.com/news/music/rob-halford-looks-back-on-coming-out-as-gay-on-mtv-its-a-glorious-moment-2962447Judas Priest’s Rob Halford looks back on coming out as gay on MTVJudas Priest’s Rob Halford has marked Pride month by reflecting on the moment he came out as gay on television.www.nme.com

https://www.vice.com/en/article/4av3jb/chiles-conservative-president-suddenly-supports-gay-marriage-activists-say-its-pinkwashingChile’s Conservative President Suddenly Supports Gay Marriage. Activists Say It’s ‘Pinkwashing.’The country’s LGBTQ community cautiously welcomed the move from President Sebastian Piñera, but many suspect it is a bid for popularity and question whether he will act on his words.www.vice.com

https://www.metroweekly.com/2021/06/chick-fil-a-wont-stop-funding-anti-gay-causes-so-burger-king-is-stepping-in-to-help/Chick-fil-A won’t stop funding anti-gay causes, so Burger King is stepping in to helpBurger King’s Ch’King sandwich will help fund LGBTQ equality to counter Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s support for anti-LGBTQ causeswww.metroweekly.com

denying access to material is censorship.

from the article:

Carmel Farahbakhsh, who goes by the pronouns they/them, said they understand that the libraries do not want to engage in censorship and does agree with that.

“I do not want to tell the person who wrote this book that they cannot publish. But I do want to have a community-centered space…taking a stance to protect marginalized voices and say that they’re not going to carry it,” they said.

LGB Alliance is a British charity that advocates for the rights of lesbians, gays, and bisexuals. Its exclusion of transgender and nonbinary communities from its advocacy angers many groups focused on LGBTQ issues, a consortium of which recently challenged the alliance’s charitable status. They accuse LGB Alliance of being transphobic and having links to the U.S. Christian right, VICE reports.

LGB Alliance denies both accusations. They assert that lesbians, gays and bisexuals have “specific concerns” that differ from transgender people, and that it’s “unhelpful” for them to work together.

https://www.dailydot.com/debug/twitter-verifies-transphobic-group/LGBTQ advocates outraged Twitter verified a transphobic group during PrideLGBTQ advocates slam Twitter for verifying the account of LGB Alliance, a British charity they say is transphobic.www.dailydot.com

june 5 for lgbtq2

1964

‘Liza Jane’ became the first recording to be released as a single by David Bowie (but under the name Davie Jones with the King Bees). Despite promoting the single on the television shows Juke Box Jury, Ready Steady Go! and The Beat Room, and receiving good radio coverage, the single sold poorly and the band was subsequently dropped from the label Vocalion Pop.  Jones later became David Bowie to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of The Monkees.

1987

The annual Prince’s Trust Rock Gala charity event was held for the fifth time at Wembley Arena in London. Highlights included George Harrison performing “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” with Eric Clapton, and Ringo Starr’s version of “With A Little Help From My Friends,” featuring Jeff Lynne. Other performers included Elton John, Phil Collins, Bryan Adams, Dave Edmunds, Boy George, and Ben E. King.

2010

In Palm Beach, Florida, Elton John performed at the wedding of talk show host Rush Limbaugh, as he married his fourth wife, Kathryn Rogers.

2016

The four members of ABBA performed alongside one another for the first time since 1982 at a private gala to mark 50 years since songwriting duo Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson met for the first time in Stockholm. The impromptu performance reportedly began when Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstadon recited their 1980 hit “Me and I” as a tribute to Andersson and Ulvaeus, before the two others joined in and made the reunion official.

2021

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/jun/05/stonewall-trans-debate-toxic-gender-identityStonewall is at centre of a toxic debate on trans rights and gender identity | Transgender | The GuardianSome have called the LGBT rights charity extremist, others say it’s on the right side of historywww.theguardian.com

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