LGBTQ2 for August 24

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

79 – Mount Vesuvius erupts, burying Pompeii and preserving the city. In a macabre way, it was fortunate for it saved the homoerotic frescos that Christianity would no doubt have destroyed. It also saved the graffiti found centuries later by archaeologists. When the artwork was first discovered, people found it so scandalous that much of it was locked away in the National Museum of Naples, where it remained hidden from view for over 100 years. In 2000, the art was finally made view-able to the public, but minors must be accompanied by an adult.

August 24, 1891

Inventor Thomas Edison filed for a patent on his motion picture camera. Called a kinetoscope, the camera took pictures on a band of film that could be viewed by peeping into a box.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1932, Germany – Five Nazis are convicted of political murder on August 22nd. On this day, Edmund Heines (July 21, 1897, Munich –June 30, 1934), a Nazi leader, organizes a protest against their death sentence. Less than two years later, Heines is discovered naked in bed, by Hitler himself, with another man. Hitler orders Heines to be shot. Hitler’s chauffeur Erich Kempka claimed in a 1946 interview that Edmund Heines was caught in bed with an unidentified 18-year-old male when he was arrested during the Night of the Long Knives, although Kempka did not actually witness it. The boy was later identified as Heines’ young driver Erich Schiewek. According to Kempka, Heines refused to cooperate and get dressed. When the SS detectives reported this to Hitler, he went to Heines’s room and ordered him to get dressed within five minutes or risk being shot. After five minutes had passed by, Heines still had not complied with the order. As a result, Hitler became so furious that he ordered some SS men to take Heines and the boy outside to be executed.[

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1953 – The summary of Kinsey’s “Sexual Behavior in the Human Female” is published in Time Magazine. The study includes lesbian behavior.

1954, UK – The Wolfenden Committee is appointed to investigate laws in Britain relating to homosexual offenses.

1957, UK – Actor Stephen Fry  (August 24, 1957), most famous for playing Oscar Wilde in “Wilde,” was born in Hampstead, London. In addition to his numerous film credits, Fry is also the author of “The Liar” (1991), “The Hippopotamus” (1994), and “Making History” (1996).

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

1969 – The fourth annual North American Conference of Homophile Organizations begins in Kansas City. It includes twenty-four independent gay liberation organizations.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – The New York Times runs a front-page story with the headline “Homosexuals in Revolt”. The article reports “a new mood now taking hold among the nation’s homosexuals. In growing numbers, they are publicly identifying themselves as homosexuals, taking a measure of pride in that identity and seeking militantly to end what they see as society’s persecution of them.”

1972 – The Greater Cincinnati Gay Society files suit to require the Secretary of State to grant them articles of incorporation. Their request was denied on the grounds that homosexual acts were illegal. The court agreed that the state was not required to grant incorporation to an organization that promotes the acceptance of homosexuality.

1974

On the USA LP Charts, Elton John remained third with Caribou

August 24, 1975

Queen started recording ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at Rockfield studio’s in Monmouth, Wales, (the song was recorded over three weeks). Freddie Mercury had mentally prepared the song beforehand and directed the band throughout the sessions. May, Mercury, and Taylor sang their vocal parts continually for ten to twelve hours a day, resulting in 180 separate overdubs.

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

1985

On the USA song charts dropped to two: “Shout” by Tears for Fears

1987 – Bayard Rustin (March 17, 1912 – August 24, 1987) , an African-American gay man who organized the March on Washington for Civil Rights in 1964, dies of cardiac arrest in New York City. He was an American leader in social movements for civil rightssocialismnonviolence, and gay rights. He was born and raised in Pennsylvania, where his family was involved in civil rights work. In 1936, he moved to HarlemNew York City, where he earned a living as a nightclub and stage singer. He continued activism for civil rights.

1988 – Actor Leonard Frey (September 4, 1938 – August 24, 1988) dies of complications from AIDS at age 49. Frey received critical acclaim in 1968 for his performance as Harold in off-Broadway‘s The Boys in the Band. He would go on to appear alongside the rest of the original cast in the 1970 film version, directed by William Friedkin. He is best remembered for his Academy Award-nominated performance in Fiddler on the Roof.

1989

The Who performed Tommy at the Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles with special guests Steve Winwood, Elton John, Phil Collins, Patti LaBelle and Billy Idol.

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

1990

Judas Priest successfully defended themselves against a lawsuit, after two fans attempted suicide while listening to the Stained Class album. Both fans eventually died, one immediately from a shotgun blast, and the other on a second attempt three years later by a methadone overdose. The prosecution claimed that there were subliminal messages in the group’s music that caused the two seventeen year olds to carry out the suicide pact in 1985.

1993 – During a Holocaust remembrance, Oregon governor Barbara Roberts criticizes anti-gay ballot initiatives in the state.

1998

Producer Gene Page died after a long illness. Worked with Barbra Streisand, Barry White, The Righteous Brothers, Dobie Gray, Bob and Earl. Produced Whitney Houston’s ‘Greatest Love of All’ and Roberta Flack’s ‘Tonight I Celebrate My Love.’

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

2000 – A U.S. federal court of appeals rules that a transgender Mexican woman had reason to fear persecution and was entitled to asylum.

2004 – Vice President Dick Cheney told a GOP rally in Davenport, Iowa, that gay marriage should be left up to the states, a reversal of his previous statement on the subject and a return to his original position while running in 2000.

2010

George Michael pleaded guilty at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court in London to driving under the influence of drugs. The singer had been arrested in July when he was returning home from the London Gay Pride parade and crashed his car into the front of a Snappy Snaps store in Hampstead, North London.

2013

A Las Vegas mansion once owned by Liberace was sold for $500,000 to a British businessman. The ten-bedroom, two-bathroom home, built in 1962, sold for about $3 million more than that just seven years ago.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

August 6 for LGBTQ2

1928

Andy Warhol, who makes his mark on the music world as manager for the The Velvet Underground and designer of the Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers album cover, is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Blogger Nina Notes: Andy Warhol’s 15 minutes of fame quote was an accurate prediction, I wonder how many think it is a good thing or a bad thing.

1940

Columbia Records cut the price of its 12-inch classical records. The records were priced $1.00. RCA Victor followed two weeks later.

1970

Steppenwolf, Janis Joplin, Paul Simon, Poco and Johnny Winter all appeared at the Concert For Peace at New York’s Shea Stadium. The concert date coincided with the 25th anniversary of dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

August 6, 1974

ABBA scored their first US top 10 hit when ‘Waterloo’ went to No.6. ‘Waterloo’ was written specifically to be entered into the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, after the group finished third with ‘Ring Ring’ the previous year in the Swedish pre-selection contest.

1983

Tears for Fears first charted with the song “Change”

1987

The Beastie Boys sued the city of Jacksonville Florida for including the phrase “mature audience” on promotional materials and concert tickets.

The movie Who’s That Girl starring Madonna premiered at Times Square in New York City. This movie featured an Elvis Jailhouse Rock poster in Madonna’s jail cell.

1988

 Tracy Chapman’s debut LP was 4 on the USA Charts

1994

 Elton John owned song #4–“Can You Feel The Love Tonight

1998

George Michael performed at the Capital Centre in Washington, D.C.

2001

2001

Whitney Houston became one of the highest-paid musicians in the world after signing a new deal with Arista records, said to be worth more than $100m.

2012

Marvin Hamlisch, famed composer and conductor, who wrote music for the movies The StingOrdinary PeopleSophie’s Choice and The Spy Who Loved Me, died in Los Angeles at age 68.  Hamlisch, who worked with Barbra Streisand, Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Mathis and countless others, was a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

2021

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-9802625/Toddlers-transitioning-male-rapists-womens-prisons-new-book-offers-look-trans-activism.htmlToddlers transitioning, male rapists in women’s prisons: new book offers look at trans-activism | Daily Mail OnlineHelen Joyce, who is Britain editor for the Economist, was prompted to write Trans after speaking with detransitioners who compare their experience to being ‘in a cult’.www.dailymail.co.uk

in sports

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210806-taiwan-won-t-attend-hong-kong-s-gay-games-fearing-security-lawTaiwan won’t attend Hong Kong’s Gay Games fearing security law – France 24Taiwan won’t attend Hong Kong’s Gay Games fearing security lawwww.france24.com

https://www.out.com/sports/2021/8/04/lesbian-filipina-boxer-thanks-lgbtq-community-after-winning-silverLesbian Filipina Boxer Thanks LGBTQ+ Community After Winning SilverNesthy Petecio dedicated her historic win in the first-ever women’s featherweight boxing event to the global queer community.www.out.com

in representation

https://kotaku.com/the-pokemon-company-company-actually-says-gay-rights-1847434624The Pokémon Company Company Actually Says Gay RightsPokémon Unite’s social media account pleaded for the hets. Incidentally, Twitter is a mistakekotaku.com

https://www.nme.com/features/gaming-features/gorgeous-god-like-and-bisexual-how-hades-developers-made-sexuality-part-of-the-power-fantasy-3013075Gorgeous, God-like and… bisexual? How ‘Hades’’ developers made sexuality part of the power fantasyZagreus is your hero, your anti-hero. And he was made that way. Irritating and devilishly loveable… he’s bisexual, too. Of course.www.nme.com

https://tvline.com/2021/08/05/xena-reunion-lucy-lawless-renee-oconnor-my-life-is-murder/amp/Xena Reunion Photos: Lucy Lawless Is Joined by Renee O’Connor on Acorn TV Drama — ‘The Fans Are Gonna Love It’ – TVLineTV’s erstwhile Xena, Warrior Princess reunites with her Gabrielle in these first photos from Renee O’Connor’s guest-starring role on Lucy Lawless’ Aussie crime drama.tvline.com

https://pagesix.com/2021/08/06/xena-star-renee-oconnor-on-shows-lesbian-undertones/‘Xena’ star Renee O’Connor on show’s lesbian undertones“Xena” star Renee O’Connor looked back on the show’s lesbian undertones and how it would be different now.pagesix.com

in reality

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/tv-radio-web/young-gay-and-raised-to-believe-she-was-the-spawn-of-the-devil-1.4640425Young, gay and raised to believe she was the spawn of the DevilTV: Pray Away is a devastating portrait of vulnerable people led astray by conversion therapywww.irishtimes.com

https://www.milwaukeeindependent.com/articles/black-nite-remembrance-day-birthplace-milwaukees-lgbtq-pride-honored-60th-anniversary/“Black Nite Brawl” Day: The birthplace of Milwaukee’s LGBTQ pride movement honored on 60th anniversary | The Milwaukee Independentwww.milwaukeeindependent.com

https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/west-island-gazette/west-island-lgbtq2-celebrating-10-years-of-serviceWest Island LGBTQ2+ celebrating 10 years of service | Montreal GazetteThe West Island LGBTQ+ Centre’s mission is to create a safe place where LGBTQ+ people can truly be who they are.montrealgazette.com

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/article-lgbtq-community-turns-to-shared-accommodations-to-build-safe-living/LGBTQ community turns to shared accommodations to build safe living spaces – The Globe and MailRising housing prices are creating a volatile market, particularly for LGBTQ community members, who are often more likely to face housing discrimination. As a result, many of them are turning to shared accommodations to build safe living spaceswww.theglobeandmail.com

and making it worse than it had to be

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/08/lesbian-attorney-general-says-wont-accept-hrcs-donations-groups-president-resigns/Lesbian Attorney General says she won’t accept HRC’s donations until the group’s president resigns / LGBTQ NationAlphonso David called on his former boss New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign this week, but now there are calls for David to step down too…www.lgbtqnation.com

August 3 for lgbtq2

1969

Three Dog Night, the Moody Blues, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Canned Heat, Little Richard, the Sir Douglas Quintet, Dr. John, and Mothers of Invention performed on the final day of the Atlantic City Pop Festival at Atlantic City Race Track in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

1974

on the usa song charts at 2 f Elton John’s “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”.

while LP charts, Caribou from Elton John remained at #1 for the third week 

1985

Aretha Franklin’s “Freeway Of Love” was the new #1 on the R&B chart.

Madonna scored her first UK No.1 single with ‘Into The Groove’. The track was taken from the movie ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ which featured Madonna and Rosanna Arquette. ‘Into The Groove’ is Madonna’s best selling single in the UK, having sold over 850,000 copies.

Madonna became the first female artist to have three records in the British top-50 when “Into the Groove” entered the chart. “Holiday” and “Crazy For You” were the other two Madonna records on the British chart.

Tears for Fears let it all out and “Shout” resulted in a #1 song, taking over from “Everytime You Go Away” by Paul Young.  Sting had his first solo hit with “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free” and Whitney Houston came in fourth with “You Give Good Love”.

2001

Whitney Houston signed a recording contract with Arista Records for over $100 million.

2005

Melissa Etheridge announced that after nine months, she was cancer free.

2010

pop star Lady Gaga received a record 13 nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards. (She won eight awards, sweeping every category she was nominated in).

2021

https://globalnews.ca/news/8081756/megan-rapinoe-soccer-canada-loss-comments/amp/U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe faces backlash after ‘lose to Canada’ remark – National | Globalnews.ca“Obviously we never want to lose to Canada,” said Megan Rapinoe after her team’s ‘bitter’ loss to Canada at the Olympics soccer match.globalnews.ca

the bigger issue in sports

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/summer/soccer/quinn-first-openly-transgender-nonbinary-athlete-medallist-1.6126845Canada’s Quinn to become 1st openly transgender, non-binary athlete to win Olympic medal | CBC SportsCanada’s appearance in soccer’s gold-medal match won’t be the only first for the team in Japan later this week. Quinn, a 25-year-old midfielder from Toronto, will become the first openly transgender and non-binary athlete to win an Olympic medal.www.cbc.ca

https://beta.ctvnews.ca/national/entertainment/2021/8/3/1_5532447.htmlMatt Damon credits his daughter for ending his use of homophobic slurMatt Damon has admitted that he just recently stopped using a homophobic slur because he’s learned about ‘changes in modern masculinity’ from his daughter.beta.ctvnews.ca

https://www.rferl.org/amp/31391740.htmlFamily Flees Russia After Commercial Exposes Their Pro-LGBT Lifestylewww.rferl.org

https://www.tamilguardian.com/content/sri-lanka-refuses-acknowledge-lgbt-rightsSri Lanka refuses to acknowledge LGBT rights | Tamil GuardianSpeaking to the media, Government spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella maintained that Sri Lanka does not legally recognise the rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community.www.tamilguardian.com

https://southfloridagaynews.com/World/peru-lgbt-activists-express-concern-over-country-s-new-government.htmlPeru LGBT Activists Express Concern Over Country’s New Government | World | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

June 15 for LGBTQ2

1974

album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John was still in the Top 10, 35 weeks after its release.

1977

In Los Angeles, Dolly Parton began recording “Here You Come Again.” The track was completed two days later.

1985

Tears For Fears ruled the chart for a second week with “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”.

at 8  Wham! was on the way down with “Everything She Wants”, with Madonna registering her sixth consecutive Top 10 song with “Angel at nine

LP charts Songs From the Big Chair by Tears For Fears at #4,  Wham! with Make It Big at 6 and Madonna at 9 with Like a Virgin

1994

The television special “The Lion King: A Musical Journey With Elton John” was shown on ABC the same day that Disney’s 32ndanimated feature film “The Lion King” opened in select U.S. cities.

The Disney film The Lion King hits theaters. A runaway hit, the movie takes in over $300 million in 1994, second only to Forrest Gump. The soundtrack goes Diamond, meaning over 10 million copies sold – a record for the soundtrack to an animated film.

1996

The Beastie Boys host the first Tibetan Freedom Concert, with performers that include Sonic YouthSmashing Pumpkins and John Lee Hooker. About 100,000 attend the two shows, raising money for the Milarepa Fund.

US jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald died in Beverly Hills, California, aged 79. Already blinded by the effects of diabetes, Fitzgerald had both her legs amputated in 1993. Winner of 13 Grammy Awards, the 1956 ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook’ was the first of eight “Songbook” sets. Appeared in the TV commercial for Memorex, where she sang a note that shattered a glass while being recorded on a Memorex cassette tape. The tape was played back and the recording also broke the glass, asking “Is it live, or is it Memorex”

2010

A case against a man accused of threatening Elton John’s life was withdrawn just hours before his trial was due to begin. Neal Horsley had responded to Elton’s suggestion that Jesus Christ was gay in a Parade magazine interview by writing an angry online response entitled “Why Elton John Must Die”. After being held in an Atlanta, Georgia jail since last March, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kimberly Esmond Adams dismissed the case against Horsley because his actions did not warrant criminal charges.

2021

1 religion is delusion,

2jesus did not exist

3 and transrights are special rights – they differ from gay and lesbians rights to gain employment, housing and marriage equality – while women rights are being rolled back owing to trans rights

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/06/14/jesus-reject-anti-transgender-laws/Opinion | I’m a gay, Christian pediatrician and have no doubt: Jesus would reject anti-trans lawsIt’s un-Christian to deny transgender youth life-saving care.www.washingtonpost.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/06/15/russell-t-davies-its-a-sin-gay-actors/Russell T Davies explains the biggest challenge to casting gay actors in gay rolesRussell T Davies has explained that equality laws posed a challenge when he set out to cast queer actors in queer roles in It’s a Sin.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/life/a36523338/lesbian-pride-flag-meaning/The History And Meaning Of The Lesbian Pride Flag, ExplainedUnlike the LGBTQ rainbow pride flag, which is easily recognizable, the lesbian pride flag isn’t as commonly known. There have been many versions over the years.www.womenshealthmag.com

https://www.mensxp.com/special-features/features/89277-things-bisexuals-are-tired-of-hearing.html5 Things Every Bisexual Is Tired Of HearingPride Month: This article talks about the things that every bisexual has heard in some form or the other on dating apps.www.mensxp.com

https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/living/story/black-trans-activists-working-future-san-franciscos-trans-78201931How 3 Black trans activists are working toward a ‘better future’ for San Francisco’s trans community | GMAMeet Aria Sa’id, Honey Mahogany and Janetta Johnson, three Black trans activists who co-founded Compton’s Transgender Cultural District in San Francisco in 2017.www.goodmorningamerica.com

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/terror-charges-against-london-ont-attack-suspect-could-be-canadian-legal-milestone-1.5470920Terror charges against London, Ont. attack suspect could be Canadian legal milestone | CTV NewsLegal experts say the laying of terror-related charges against the man accused of killing four people in London, Ont. could mark a new precedent in how Canada prosecutes those accused of terrorist activity.www.ctvnews.ca

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/15/1006934154/senate-unanimously-approves-a-bill-to-make-juneteenth-a-public-holidaySenate OKs Legislation To Make Juneteenth A Legal Holiday : NPRJuneteenth is an annual celebration held on June 19 to commemorate the end of chattel slavery in America.www.npr.org

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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