LGBTQ2 for February 7

BCE to The Suffragettes

1046 BC – Jonathan the son of king Saul was born. The love affair between Jonathan and David was so great that he betrayed his father for his lover. On his deathbed David is recorded in the Biblical reference 2 Samuel 1:26 as saying “My brother Jonathan, thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.” It could be the first significant reference to a gay love affair ever recorded. 



The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1957

Iraq bans the films Rock Around The Clock and Bus Stop, saying they are “dangerous to teenagers and youths.”

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

February 7, 1968

Actor  Nick Adams (The Rebel, Saints and Sinners, Pillow Talk, Rebel Without a Cause, Mister Roberts) died of a drug overdose at the age of 36.

Actor Nick Adams chronicled time spent with Elvis Presley – latimes

For Elvis CD Collectors • 7 Feb ’68: Nick Adams found dead …

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – Sometime in the 1940s a sign appeared over the popular Los Angeles bar at Barney’s Beanery that read “FAGOTS – STAY OUT.” The message so offended the locals that Life magazine did an article on opposition to the sign in 1964, which included a photograph of the owner steadfastly holding on to it. The owner died in 1968, and efforts continued to have the sign removed. The Gay Liberation Front organized a zap of the restaurant on February 7, 1970 to push for its removal. The sign disappeared that day. The sign was put up and taken down several times over the next 14 years, but the practice ended in December, 1984, days after the city voted itself into existence. The then-mayor, Valerie Terrigno, the entire city council and gay-rights activists marched into Barney’s and relieved the wall of the offending sign. It was held by Morris Kight for many years and now rests in the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives.

1976

on the USA song charts former #1 “I Write The Songs” from Barry Manilow was #4

1977:

 The U.S. State Department lifts its ban on the employment of LGBT people and announces that it will consider gay applicants on a case-by-case basis going forward.

 Tucson changes its Chapter 17 of the City Code to prohibit discrimination and ads the category of “sexual and affectional preference

1978: 

The Oklahoma State House of Representatives passes a so-called “Teacher Fitness” statute, which allows local school boards to fire homosexual teachers or any teacher “advocating . . . encouraging or promoting public or private homosexual activities.”  The National Gay Task Force later files suit to challenge the law’s constitutionality.

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

1980, Canada – County Court Judge George Ferguson hears a Crown appeal in Toronto of decision by a Provincial Court judge acquitting The Body Politic of charges related to using the mail to transmit immoral and indecent material.

1981

ABBA took over at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with their great song “The Winner Takes It All”.

1987

1987

George Michael and Aretha Franklin were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)’. Written by Simon Climie it gave Aretha her first UK No.1 almost 20 years after her first hit.

Madonna scored her fifth #1 with “Open Your Heart”,

1989

A Georgia State legislative representative introduced a bill to make Little Richard’s “Tutti Frutti” the state’s official rock song; it did not pass.

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

1991 – In an interview reported in the popular press, the president of the USSR Academy of Medical Sciences asserts that homosexuality is a disease that must be fought by all legal means.

1991 – The first lesbian kiss on television occurs between Amanda Donohoe and Michelle Green on L.A. Law. The “lesbian kiss episode” is a subgenre of the media portrayal of lesbianismin American television media, created in the 1990s. Beginning in 1991 with a kiss on the American L.A. Law series’ episode “He’s a Crowd” between C.J. Lamb and Abby Perkins,  David E. Kelley, who wrote the episode in question, went on to use the trope in at least two of his other shows. Subsequent television series included an episode in which a seemingly heterosexual female character engages in a kiss with a possibly lesbian or bisexual character. In most instances, the potential of a relationship between the women does not survive past the episode and the lesbian or suspected lesbian never appears again.

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

2004

Queen’s single ‘We Will Rock You’ topped a poll of music fans to find the greatest rock anthem of all time. The 1977 song beat the band’s classic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ into second place in a survey of 1,000 people carried out for the UCI cinema chain. The poll was carried out to mark the release of new Jack Black comedy ‘School of Rock.’

2008

In Las Vegas, Caesars Palace announced that Cher had been signed to perform approximately 200 shows over the next three years. The 61-year-old singer agreed to perform 90-minute concerts, four nights a week for a reported $60 million. The series of shows ran until February 2011.

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

2012: 

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California rules 2–1 that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional because it violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. In the ruling, the court said, the law “operates with no apparent purpose but to impose on gays and lesbians, through the public law, a majority’s private disapproval of them and their relationships.”

2015

In Malibu, California, Olympic champion and realty TV personality Bruce Jenner was involved in a four-vehicle, multiple rear-end collision that left one person dead and sent seven people, not including Jenner, to the hospital with injuries.

Jenner was divorced from Linda Thompson and the woman killed in the car crash had appeared in the Elvis movie Double Trouble.

Woman killed in Bruce Jenner car crash danced with Elvis … – Daily Mail

Bruce Jenner Car Crash Victim — Big Screen Brush with Elvis | TMZ.com

Bruce Jenner sued over fatal car accident – CNN

For Elvis CD Collectors • RIP Kim Howe (Double Trouble)

2016

Lady Gaga sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to the start of Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California.  Coldplay, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson performed at halftime.

2022

https://www.cracked.com/image-pictofact-8045-12-essential-facts-about-queer-icon-ethel-waters

12 Essential Facts About Queer Icon Ethel Waters | Cracked.com

Best read while listening to her tunes.www.cracked.com

https://www.out.com/print/2022/2/06/these-10-designers-are-beloved-two-spirit-and-queer-native-americans

These 10 Designers Are Beloved by Two-Spirit and Queer Native Americans

These Indigenous designers, both queers and allies, deserve center stage.www.out.com

Heterosexuals are the majority of AIDS, just the media coverage was gay

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/hiv-diagnoses-heterosexual-gay-men-b2009152.html

More straight than gay people are being diagnosed with HIV for first time in a decade | The Independent

Levels of HIV testing fell among all groups during the pandemicwww.independent.co.uk

Lust actress about her lesbian character

Lust actress about her lesbian character Bhumi Pednekar,Rajkummar Rao, Badhaai do homos*xuality because society is so uncomfortable with this.www.tollywood.net

More Gay and Lesbian People are Vaccinated than Straight People, CDC Finds

Gay and lesbian adults in the U.S. have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine at a higher rate than their straight counterparts, according to data released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the report, which collected data from more than 150,000 respondents, gay men and lesbians over the age of 18 were vaccinated with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination at a rate of 85.4 percent compared to 76.3 percent of their heterosexual counterparts. Of […]Show Morethegavoice.com

https://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/19903594.five-year-high-levels-abuse-lgbt-scots-trains/

Five year high in levels of abuse against LGBT Scots on trains | HeraldScotland

A RISING number of gay and transgender people are becoming victims of hate crime on Scotland’s trains.www.heraldscotland.com

Drag is bashing women, is a bad tradition of self loathing and it has to stop

it does not represent Lesbians and is offensive to all women

gay men are not women, men are not women, men need to stop bashing women

https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-60242386

Why Drag Race is still important for LGBT representation – BBC News

Baga Chipz, Blu Hydrangea and Cheryl Hole on why Drag Race is still so important for representation.www.bbc.com

Are Older LGBT Australians Being Forgotten? – Star Observer

It’s 2022 and it’s never been a worse time to be an older person or indeed, to be getting older! And it’s a place that …www.starobserver.com.au

anyone surprised?

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/dad-who-tried-ban-inappropriate-26158241

Dad who tried to ban ‘inappropriate’ LGBT books from schools charged with molesting child – Daily Star

Parent Ryan Utterback has repeatedly asked for the removal of several LGBT books from school libraries. He has been charged with molesting a child and is set to appear in courtwww.dailystar.co.uk

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

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Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

Most of the above is copied from one of the sites cited as sources in the daily post and as linked at the end of every post.

the history of nonheterosexuals and different historical eras views are such that there is a there is a danger to apply current decadish of time, in 2021 to past decades and centuries; particularly without application of complete history.

There is a difference between adopting male attire in the era when clothing was spelled out in law, and lesbians who passed in public, differ from those who only change clothing for personal sexual gratification, in private “cross dressors” in the language of this same era.

Laws regarding clothing exist in many nations, including capitol punishment, this is why sexual orientation is a demographic, That heterosexual women continue to be denied reproductive rights, education and professions, even where won at court; that women are a demographic. That male and female persons who are ethnically different from the majority population and with differing experiences being merged into colour blind visible minorities are differing demographics.

the farther back in time the given individual is, and why on this blog, there is a under theme of Elvis Presley, as the most prominent modern era person of the 1900s Current Era; who was photographed almost every day of his adult life., and who’s number of days on this planet have resulted in his being one of the most recognizable individuals across all cultures on the planet, which in 1950s was 1 billion people, and by his death almost 4 billion, to the 8 billion currently existing on earth.

LGBTQ2 for November 1

BCE to the Suffragettes

November 1, 1894

William Donaldson and James H. Hennegan published their first edition of Billboard as “A monthly resume of all that is new, bright and interesting on the boards.” The eight page magazine was “devoted to the interests of advertisers, poster printers, bill posters, advertising agents & secretaries of fairs.” It later began reporting on circuses, carnivals, vaudeville and other forms of live entertainment before focusing on motion pictures and later still, the music industry. The cost of that initial publication was 10 cents or 90 cents a year.

1932 – The New York Times reviews the play “Incubator” which dealt with the consequences of homosexuality in an all-male school. The play was produced by  Arthur Edison and  George Burton, and ran for only 7 performances.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1948 – WMCA, a radio station in New York, broadcast a show in response to a letter from a man who was arrested after a police officer made advances. A judge who was a guest stated that the author of the letter had no right to complain about the entrapment and that police should use such tactics to weed out homosexuals.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1956

With Nick Adams on the old motorcycle, Elvis Presley spent the day riding round Memphis on his new bike with actress Natalie Wood.

Bromance: Nick Adams

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

1969 –

 I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama! by Janis Joplin moved from 16-6 on the USA LP Charts

Connecticut decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971, Canada – Canada’s first gay rights magazine “The Body Politic” goes on sale.

1972 – Hal Holbrook co-starred with Martin Sheen in the controversial and acclaimed television film That Certain Summer. The film was directed by Lamont Johnson. The teleplay, by Richard Levinson and William Link, was the first to deal sympathetically with homosexuality. Produced by Universal Television, it was broadcast as an ABC Movie of the Week on November 1. A novelization of the film written by Burton Wohl was published by Bantam Books. The film won a Golden Globe for Best Movie Made for TV. It sensitively explore homosexuality through the story of an American housewife (Hope Lange) losing her husband (Hal Holbrook) to a young artist (Martin Sheen).

1973 – New Hampshire decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.

November 1, 1975

Elton John started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Island Girl’, his 5th US No.1, a No.14 hit in the UK.

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

1980 –

The book “Overcoming Homosexuality” by Robert Kronemeyer suggests that a strict vegetarian diet may “cure” gays and lesbians.

Barbra Streisand’s “Woman In Love” continued to top the Adult Contemporary chart for a fourth week.

1984 – Independent Hollywood producer Jerry Wheeler announces that production on “The Front Runner,” by Patricia Nell Warren (born June 15, 1936), will begin in late September of 1985, but it didn’t happen. The book was Warren’s first novel and the first contemporary gay fiction to make the New York Times Best Seller list.[

1986

Cyndi Lauper held on to #1 with “True Colors” at #5  “Human” by the Human League, Madonna’s 10th consecutive Top 10 “True Blue” moved from 13-6,

1988 – A University of Minnesota study reveals that there is a one-in-three chance that a gay teen boy will attempt suicide.

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

1997

“Candle In The Wind 1997” by Elton John was #1 for a fourth week.

1999 – Nancy Katz becomes the first openly-lesbian judge in the U.S. state of Illinois. when she was sworn in as a Cook County associate judge.

1999 – TV’s Ally McBeal (Calista Flockhart) enjoys a prolonged kiss with her office nemesis, Ling (Lucy Liu). Seventeen million viewers tuned in, the show’s largest audience to date.

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

2000

The Recording Industry Association Of America introduces guidelines for Parental Advisory labeling on recordings.

2003, Taiwan –Taiwan Pride, the first gay pride parade in the Chinese-speaking world, was held in Taipei, with over 1,000 people attending. It has taken place annually since then, but still, many participants wear masks to hide their identity because homosexuality remains a social taboo in Taiwan. However, the 2010 parade attracted 30,000 attendees and increasing media and political attention, highlighting the growing rate of acceptance in Taiwan. Since 2010, there has also been a pride parade in Kaohsiung, which attracted over 2,000 people.

2009, Sweden – The Church of Sweden begins allowing same-sex marriages and the use of the term “marriage” for same-sex couples.

2013, Canada –   Audrey Gauthier was elected president of CUPE 4041, representing Air Transat flight attendants based in Montreal. She thus becomes the first openly transgender person elected president of a union local in Canada.

2021

this puts religion above the law and ends minority rights protections

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/religious-businesses-shielded-from-lgbt-bias-claims-judge-rulesFor-profit businesses can be shielded from LGBT discrimination liability based on sincerely held religious beliefs, a federal judge in Texas ruled Sunday, addressing several legal questions left open after the U.S. Supreme Court granted anti-bias protections for sexual orientation and gender identity.news.bloomberglaw.com

The Texas ban, signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott in May, prohibits abortion after cardiac activity is detected in a fetus, usually around six weeks and before some women know they are pregnant.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/u-s-supreme-court-takes-up-texas-law-banning-most-abortions-1.5646456U.S. Supreme Court takes up Texas law banning most abortions | CTV NewsThe Supreme Court is taking up challenges to a Texas law that has virtually ended abortion in the nation’s second-largest state after six weeks of pregnancy.www.ctvnews.ca

religion is not therapy, it is why therapy is needed

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/lgbt-charities-condemn-abusive-conversion-22026883LGBT charities condemn ‘abusive’ conversion therapy but say Government proposals ‘fall short’ – Manchester Evening News
The CEO of Manchester’s LGBT Foundation called the practise a form of ‘vicious abuse’ that many LGBTQ+ people have suffered from

disaster events do not occur because 1. abortion is legal 2 LGBTQ2 exist but because disasters happen

https://www.starobserver.com.au/news/queering-disasters-accounting-for-lgbt-experiences-in-natural-disasters/206135Queering Disasters: Accounting For LGBT Experiences In Natural Disasters – Star ObserverWhen disaster strikes, not everyone is affected the same way. Research shows the experiences of LGBTQI people are frequently very different to those of heterosexuals.www.starobserver.com.au

really not. 1 this demeans the issue 2 this is a horror movie character..

https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/chucky-the-murderous-doll-comes-out-as-lgbt-ally-and-fans-couldnt-be-happier-4389677.htmlChucky the Murderous Doll Comes Out as LGBT Ally and Fans Couldn’t be HappierA post shared by Syfy on social media showed Chucky talking to Jake Wheeler, the boy who discovered him at a yard sale where they talk about Chucky’s child.www.news18.com

meanwhile…..

https://www.starobserver.com.au/news/oxford-street-community-forum-puts-focus-back-on-the-lgbt-community/206718Oxford Street Community Forum Puts Focus Back On The LGBT Community – Star ObserverMembers of the LGBTQI community gathered at the Burdekin Hotel to discuss the future of Oxford Street, which has been plagued with high vacancies, aggressive vehicle traffic and the absence of a sustainable plan. www.starobserver.com.au

and, on a happy note:

https://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/kal-penn-harold-and-kumar-and-house-star-comes-out-as-gay-1.5646591Kal Penn, ‘Harold and Kumar’ and ‘House’ star, comes out as gay | CTV NewsThe actor and former President Obama adviser Kal Penn has come out as gay, and revealed that he’s engaged to be married.www.ctvnews.ca

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for August 23

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1954 –

Charles Busch (August 23, 1954, actor and playwright, is born. He is an American actor, screenwriter, playwright and female impersonator, known for his appearances on stage in his own camp style plays and in film and television. He wrote and starred in his early plays Off-off-Broadway beginning in 1978, generally in drag roles, and also acted in the works of other playwrights. He also wrote for television and began to act in films and on television in the late 1990s. His best known play is The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife(2000), which was a success on Broadway.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

August 23, 1956

Little Richard played at the Cotton Club in Lubbock, Texas, with Buddy Holly in the audience.

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

1963

“Judy’s Turn To Cry” from Lesley Gore at six on the USA song charts.

Blogger Nina Notes: Musta been weird to lament Johnny when Judy would have been her real life choice.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

August 23, 1970

Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground performed together for the last time at the New York Club ‘Max’s Kansas City’.

1972,

Canada – An article in the Toronto gay publication “The Body Politic,” entitled “Of men and little boys,” sparks a public outrage. Criminal charges are threatened but not laid.

1974

Elton John remained third on the USA LP charts with Caribou

August 23, 1975

Queen began recording “Bohemian Rhapsody” at Rockfield Studio in Monmouth, Wales.

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

1980

The Heatwave Festival in Toronto, Canada took place with Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, The B-52’s, The Pretenders, Rockpile and The Rumour. Tickets cost $30, with only 50,000 people attending the festival lost over $1 million.

David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Ashes To Ashes’ his second UK No.1. Taken from the Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) album, the song continued the story of Major Tom from Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’. The video for ‘Ashes to Ashes’ was one of the most iconic of the 1980s and costing £250,000, it was at the time the most expensive music video ever made

1985

dropping to two,  “Shout” by Tears for Fears of the UK Second British Wave in the Genderfuck on the usa song charts

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

Queer Nation, ACT Up and The Lesbian Avengers: the Dyke era of lesbiandom

1994,

Australia –The federal government acts to overturn Tasmania’s anti-sodomy law. Tasmania’s is the last Australian state to penalize same sex relations.

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

2004

Queen, one of Britain’s most consistently successful groups of the seventies and eighties, became the first Rock band to receive official approval in Iran, where Western music is strictly prohibited. Lead singer Freddie Mercury, who died of AIDS in 1991, was of Iranian ancestry and bootlegged albums have been available for years.

2008

Madonna kicked off her 86-date Sticky & Sweet Tour at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff Wales. It became the highest grossing tour by a solo artist, breaking the previous record Madonna achieved with her 2006 Confessions Tour. Madonna’s first venture with Live Nation, was estimated to have grossed $280 million.

2011

Jerry Leiber, a songwriting legend whose credits include “Hound Dog”, “Jailhouse Rock”, “Yakety Yak”, “Poison Ivy” and “Love Potion Number 9”, died at the age of 78. Leiber and his songwriting partner Mike Stoller were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two years later.

Jailhouse Rock was written to see if Elvis would alter his singing for gay lyrics and he did not.

Hound Dog by Big Mama Thorton is about her cheating man, so Elvis’ is really him singing about himself – or just the part he called “Little Elvis”.

It is this blogger’s view that Elvis Presley was bisexual, owing to the orgy stories shared in books by his Memphis Mafia and each saying there was more they would take to their graves, bisexual is the only thing left.

The last elvis fan screamed at by the Memphis mafia

2014

Beyoncé captured four awards, including the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, while Miley Cyrus won Video of the Year for “Wrecking Ball” at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

cited sources

Today in LGBT History – August 23 | Ronni Sanlo

LGBTQ2 for August 23

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1954 –

Charles Busch (August 23, 1954, actor and playwright, is born. He is an American actor, screenwriter, playwright and female impersonator, known for his appearances on stage in his own camp style plays and in film and television. He wrote and starred in his early plays Off-off-Broadway beginning in 1978, generally in drag roles, and also acted in the works of other playwrights. He also wrote for television and began to act in films and on television in the late 1990s. His best known play is The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife(2000), which was a success on Broadway.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

August 23, 1956

Little Richard played at the Cotton Club in Lubbock, Texas, with native son Buddy Holly in the audience.

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

1963

“Judy’s Turn To Cry” from Lesley Gore at six on the USA song charts. Musta been weird to lament Johnny when Judy would have been her real life choice.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

August 23, 1970

Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground performed together for the last time at the New York Club ‘Max’s Kansas City’.

1972,

Canada – An article in the Toronto gay publication “The Body Politic,” entitled “Of men and little boys,” sparks a public outrage. Criminal charges are threatened but not laid.

1974

Elton John remained third on the USA LP charts with Caribou

August 23, 1975

Queen began recording “Bohemian Rhapsody” at Rockfield Studio in Monmouth, Wales.

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

1980

The Heatwave Festival in Toronto, Canada took place with Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, The B-52’s, The Pretenders, Rockpile and The Rumour. Tickets cost $30, with only 50,000 people attending the festival lost over $1 million.

David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Ashes To Ashes’ his second UK No.1. Taken from the Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) album, the song continued the story of Major Tom from Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’. The video for ‘Ashes to Ashes’ was one of the most iconic of the 1980s and costing £250,000, it was at the time the most expensive music video ever made

1985

dropping to two,  “Shout” by Tears for Fears of the UK Second British Wave in the Genderfuck on the usa song charts

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

Queer Nation, ACT Up and The Lesbian Avengers: the Dyke era of lesbiandom

1994,

Australia –The federal government acts to overturn Tasmania’s anti-sodomy law. Tasmania’s is the last Australian state to penalize same sex relations.

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

2004

Queen, one of Britain’s most consistently successful groups of the seventies and eighties, became the first Rock band to receive official approval in Iran, where Western music is strictly prohibited. Lead singer Freddie Mercury, who died of AIDS in 1991, was of Iranian ancestry and bootlegged albums have been available for years.

2008

Madonna kicked off her 86-date Sticky & Sweet Tour at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff Wales. It became the highest grossing tour by a solo artist, breaking the previous record Madonna achieved with her 2006 Confessions Tour. Madonna’s first venture with Live Nation, was estimated to have grossed $280 million.

2011

Jerry Leiber, a songwriting legend whose credits include “Hound Dog”, “Jailhouse Rock”, “Yakety Yak”, “Poison Ivy” and “Love Potion Number 9”, died at the age of 78. Leiber and his songwriting partner Mike Stoller were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two years later.

Jailhouse Rock was written to see if Elvis would alter his singing for gay lyrics and he did not.

Hound Dog by Big Mama Thorton is about her cheating man, so Elvis’ is really him singing about himself – or just the part he called “Little Elvis”.

It is this blogger’s view that Elvis Presley was bisexual, owing to the orgy stories shared in books by his Memphis Mafia and each saying there was more they would take to their graves, bisexual is the only thing left.

The last elvis fan screamed at by the Memphis mafia

2014

Beyoncé captured four awards, including the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, while Miley Cyrus won Video of the Year for “Wrecking Ball” at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

cited sources

Today in LGBT History – August 23 | Ronni Sanlo

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