LGBTQ2 for October 9

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

October 9, 1955

The J.P. Seeburg Corporation introduces its new Dual Music System Jukebox, the first ever equipped to hold a hundred singles and two song per side Extended Play discs.

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

October 9, 1969

For the first time in the history of the show, the BBC’s Top Of The Pops producers refused to air the No. 1 song, ‘Je T’aime… Moi Non Plus’, the erotic French language love song by Serge Gainsbourg and actress Jane Birkin. The song, an instrumental with the voices of Gainsbourg and Birkin apparently recorded in the act of love and superimposed over the top, caused such a stir in Britain that the original label, Fontana, dropped the record despite it being No. 2 on the charts. A small record company, Major Minor, bought the rights and saw the song climb to the top of the charts, the first French language song to ever do so.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – In Minneapolis, FREE (Gay Liberation of Minnesota) opens the first “Regional Gay Convention” in the Midwest.

1978

Belgian singer songwriter Jacques Brel died of cancer aged 49. Artists who recorded his songs include, Ray Charles, Scott Walker, Alex Harvey, Frank Sinatra, Dusty Springfield, David Bowie, Nina Simone and Terry Jacks.

A blog review of the review

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

1983

Culture Club released the single “Church of the Poison Mind”.

Wham! began a tour at the Capitol Center in Aberdeen, Scotland.

1987

on the USA LP Charts, at 3 Whitney by Whitney Houston. 

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

1993

Following his retirement in 1993, Episcopal Bishop E. Otis Charles became the first Christian bishop to come out of the closet at the age of 67. He served as a bishop of Utah from 1971-1986. He went on to marry Dr. Felipe Sanchez-Paris and become a prominent gay rights activist.

1993:

Rev. Billy Graham apologized for calling the AIDS epidemic an act of divine judgement during a sermon in Columbus, Ohio. He reportedly recanted the statements by saying, “I don’t believe that, and I don’t know why I said it.”

1998:

South Africa officially repealed its sodomy law, residual legislation from former Colonial British rule. Originally ruled unconstitutional in May of that year, South Africa’s highest court confirmed the ruling on this date.

The Netherlands sanctions adoption by same-sex couples as long as they meet the same criteria required of heterosexual couples.

Russell Henderson and Aaron McKinney from Laramie, Wyoming, make their first court appearance after being arrested for the murder of Matthew Shepard (December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998). Eventually, they each receive two life sentences for killing Shepard. Matthew was an American student at the University of Wyoming who was beaten, tortured, and left to die near Laramie on the night of October 6, 1998. Six days later, he died from severe head injuries at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado.

1999

Eurythmics, George Michael, David Bowie, Robbie Williams and Bono all appeared at ‘Netaid’ an event to raise money for global poverty. The concerts in London, New York and Geneva were all broadcast live on the internet.

 Lesbian politician Ulrike Lunacek (born 26 May 1957) becomes the first openly gay member of Austrian Parliament, serving with the Austrian Green party. She is an Austrian politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Austria. She is Vice President of the European Parliament, Member of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament since 2009 and head of delegation of the Austrian Greens in the European Parliament. Lunacek is Kosovo-Rapporteur and co-president of the Intergroup on LGBTI Rights and Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Substitute in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affair. In 2013, Lunacek advocated for a non-binding resolution on “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights”.[11]that called for “age-appropriate and gender-sensitive sexuality and relationship education … for all children and adolescents” and referenced a document co-authored by the WHO in which some sexuality information is deemed appropriate from age 4. After some controversy, the European Parliament instead passed a modified version which declared sexual education a competence of the member states.

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

2002 –  Lesbian serial killer Aileen Wournos (February 29, 1956 – October 9, 2002) is executed in Florida. She was an American serial killer who murdered seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990 by shooting them at point-blank range. Wuornos claimed that her victims had either raped or attempted to rape her while she was working as a sex worker, and that all of the homicides were committed in self-defense. She was convicted and sentenced to death for six of the murders and was executed by lethal injection on October 9, 2002.

2003

For the first time in Billboard magazine’s history, all of the Top 10 singles on the Hot 100 chart were by African-American artists.

2007 – A Shot of Love with Tila Tequila, a reality dating show about a bisexual women dating both male and female contestants, premiers.

2008 – Stephan Thorne of the San Francisco Police Department is promoted to Lieutenant, making him the highest-ranking transgender law enforcement official in the country.

2011 – California Governor Jerry Brown announces the signing of the Gender Nondiscrimination Act (AB 887) and the Vital Statistics Modernization Act (AB 443). AB 887 makes illegal discrimination based on gender identity or expression in employment, education, housing, and other public settings and AB 443 allows transgender people to obtain a court order to protect their gender.

2011, Poland – The first transgender member of Parliament in Europe, Anna Grodzka (born 16 March 1954), is elected. She is a Polish politician. Grodzka, a trans woman, was elected to the Sejm in the 2011 Polish parliamentary elections as a candidate for the left-liberal Palikot’s Movement, and was the first openly transgender Member of Parliament in Poland. In June 2014, Anna Grodzka joined Poland’s Green Party.

2013

LGBT History Month: 4 Queer Events On October 9 | HuffPost

2021

it is a continuation of previous centuries

https://www.tampabay.com/opinion/2021/10/09/political-homophobia-is-a-21st-century-curse-column/Political homophobia is a 21st century curse | ColumnHomophobia and hostility to LGBTQ+ individuals too often remain a winning political strategy.www.tampabay.com

maybe the question is why are heterosexuals so insecure to the point of oppression and genocide

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/pbss-new-film-cured-tells-story-lgbtq-people-stopped-sick/PBS’s new film “Cured” tells the story of how LGBTQ people stopped being sick / LGBTQ NationA small group of thoughtful, committed citizens force psychiatrists to reexamine their homophobia and transphobia. This is how it happened…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/10/09/u-s-must-resettle-lgbt-refugees/Opinion | U.S. must resettle LGBT refugeesTaliban spells disaster for gay, transgender peoplewww.washingtonblade.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-life-and-style/tom-daley-calls-ban-countries-gay-punishable-death-olympics-rcna2786Tom Daley calls for Olympic ban on countries where being gay is punishable by deathBritish Olympic diver Tom Daley said that he will make it his “mission” to stop countries where homosexuality is punishable by death from competing in the Olympwww.nbcnews.com

https://www.euronews.com/2021/10/08/portugal-moves-to-outlaw-anti-gay-blood-donation-prejudicePortugal moves to outlaw anti-gay blood donation prejudice | EuronewsPortugal’s parliament has passed four new laws preventing discrimination against blood donors based on their sexual orientation.www.euronews.com

no longer for or by lesbians or women

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/09/style/dinah-shore-weekend.htmlThe Dinah, a Festival for Queer Women, Returns to Palm Springs – The New York TimesThe Dinah Shore Weekend, an annual festival for queer women, returned to Palm Springs last weekend after a two-year hiatus, this time with even more energy than usual.www.nytimes.com

stop being bothered we exist
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10073577/Woman-rants-against-Tide-featured-lesbian-couple-black-children-ad.htmlWoman rants against Tide because they featured a lesbian couple and their black children in an ad | Daily Mail OnlineRaven Constantine shared the rant against Tide on Gab. She took issue with a Tide detergent ad featuring a white lesbian couple with two black children. Raven called it ‘disgusting.’www.dailymail.co.uk

the qmunity needs to stop bashing on lesbians

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/life/international-lesbian-day-char-bailey-on-the-importance-of-self-love-in-the-lgbtq-community/International Lesbian Day: Char Bailey on the importance of self-love in the LGBTQ+ communityChar Bailey shares what growing up as a lesbian of colour was like for her and why UK Black Pride feels like “home”.www.gaytimes.co.uk

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/hot-bisexuals-against-sinema-sunriseSunrise Movement Launches Hot Bisexuals Against Kyrsten Sinema Phonebank | Teen VogueSunrise’s Tempe, Arizona, hub is connecting young people to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s office to demand climate action.www.teenvogue.com

that is not just a penis – and speaks to women’s invisibility

but really, one has to wonder why any adult thought this was okay

https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/events-and-entertainment/this-massive-penis-slide-has-been-erected-in-a-lower-mainland-playground-photo-4499730A massive penis slide has been erected in a Lower Mainland – Vancouver Is AwesomeA massive red penis slide in a Maple Ridge playground is part of a movie by Crazy Rich Asians screenwriter Adele Lim that is co-produced by Seth Rogen.www.vancouverisawesome.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

LGBT History Month: 4 Queer Events On October 9 | HuffPost

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 1

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1867, Germany – George Cecil Ives (1 October 1867 – 4 June 1950) is born. He was a German-English poet, writer, penal reformer and early homosexual law reform campaigner. He founded the Order of Chaerona, an underground society for gays and lesbians was formed as a way for members of sexual minorities to communicate and support one another. Ives stressed that the Order was to be an ascetic movement, not to be used as a forum for men to meet men for sex although he accepted a degree of ‘passionate sensuality’ could take place. He also believed that love and sex between men was a way to undermine the rigid class system as a true form of democracy.The society is named after the location of the battle where the Sacred Band of Thebes was finally annihilated in 338 BC. In 1914, Ives, together with Edward Carpenter, Magnus HirschfeldLaurence Housman and others, founded the British Society for the Study of Sex Psychology. At his death in 1950, George Ives left a large archive covering his life and work between 1874 and 1949. The papers were bought in 1977 by the Harry Ransom Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. 

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1936, Spain – Francisco Franco is proclaimed Generalissimo and Head of State. His dictatorship lasts 40 years during which thousands of homosexuals are jailed, put in camps, or locked up in mental institutions for breaking the Vagrancy Act.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1953, Germany – Klaus Wowereit (born 1 October 1953) is a German politician, member of the SPD(Social Democratic Party), and was the Governing Mayor of Berlin from October 2001 to  December 2014. He served as President of the Bundesrat (the fourth highest office in Germany) in 2001-02. His SPD-led coalition was re-elected in the 2006 elections.He was also sometimes mentioned as a possible SPD candidate for the Chancellorship of Germany (Kanzlerkandidatur) in the next German federal election, but that never materialized. Wowereit’s civil partner, Jörn Kubicki, is a neurosurgeon. They have been in a relationship since 1993.

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

October 1, 1962

Brian Epstein signs his management contract with The Beatles. John Lennon and Ringo Starr signed for themselves and Harold Harrison and James McCartney do so on behalf of their underage sons. The agreement gave Epstein a 25% cut of the group’s earnings provided that they made more than $400 each per week.

A new talent on the scene, Barbra Streisand, signed a recording contract with Columbia Records.  Although it was for a modest sum, Streisand had creative control of her music.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971 – Connecticut becomes the second state to abolish its laws prohibiting homosexual acts by consenting adults. Donna Burkett and Manonia Evans, a lesbian couple, attempted to apply for a marriage license at the Office of the Milwaukee County Clerk in Wisconsin, only to have their application denied by County Clerk Thomas Zablocki. The refusal sparked a historic lawsuit, Burkett vs. Zablocki, in which they claimed the denial of a marriage license deprived them of Constitutional due process and equal protection. Though the case was eventually dismissed, it was one of the first prominent battles in the war for same-sex marriage in America, a war LGBT people are still fighting today.

1971 – African Americans Donna Burkett, 25, and Manonia Evans, 21, apply for a marriage license in Wisconsin but the application is refused by the clerk. The two women file a lawsuit but the suit is dismissed. They have a wedding without a license on December 25, 1971.

October 1, 1976

David Bowie begins a three year hiatus from music by moving to West Berlin in an attempt to resolve some personal problems.

1977

Elton John became the first musician to be honoured in New York City’s Madison Square Hall Of Fame and  holds the all-time record with 62 performances at the Garden.

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

1981 – The U.S. House of Representatives fails to pass a bill that would decriminalize homosexual acts between consenting adults in the District of Columbia.

1981 – The first issue of “The Newsletter” for lesbian and bisexual women is published in North Carolina.

1982 – Glenn Burke, (November 16, 1952 – May 30, 1995) comes out in an interview in Inside Sports. He was a Major League Baseball (MLB) player for the Los Angeles Dodgersand the Oakland Athletics from 1976 to 1979. Burke was the first and only MLB player to come outas gayto teammates and team owners during his professional career and the first to publicly acknowledge it. He died from AIDS-related causes in 1995.

1983

 Spandau Ballet moved from 13-7 with their only Top 10 song “True”, on the usa charts

1986 – The Roman Catholic Church issues Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger’s “Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons.” In the document, Ratzinger clarifies the Church’s condemnation of the “homosexual inclination” as a “tendency toward an intrinsic moral evil” and an “objective disorder,” and criticizes Catholics who have been guilty of “an overly benign interpretation of the homosexual condition.”

1987 – The US Senate votes 75-23 to allow the former hospital at Presidio Army base to be used for a regional AIDS treatment facility in order to meet the projected needs of San Francisco. President Reagan said if the bill were passed by the House of Representatives, he would veto it.

1987 – ACT-UP disrupts evangelist Pat Robertson’s formal announcement of his candidacy for the Republican nomination for US President.

1989, Denmark – Axil (3 April 1915 – 29 October 2011) and Eigil Axgil (24 April 1922 – 22 September 1995) became the first gay couple to be legally married in Copenhagen. They had been together for 40 years, 32 of which were under a common last name. Ten other couples were married the same day. In 1989, Denmark became the first nation in the world to recognize registered partnerships for same-sex couples, nearly equal to (opposite-sex) marriage. (They do not include rights to adoption, artificial insemination, or religious wedding ceremonies in state Lutheran Churches.) On 1 October 1989 the Axgils and 10 other Danish couples were married by Tom Ahlberg, the deputy mayor of Copenhagen, in the city hall, accompanied by worldwide media attention. In 2013, Axel Axgil was named by Equality Forum as one of their 31 Icons of the LGBT History Month.

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

1990

Bette Midler released her single “From a Distance”.

1991 – U.S. freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy (born October 1, 1991) is born. He is an openly gay American freestyle skier.

1991 – Abby Stein (born October 1, 1991) is an Americantransgenderactivist,author, blogger,model, and speaker. She is the first openly transgender woman raised in a Hasidic community, and is a direct descendant of Hasidic Judaism’s founder the Baal Shem Tov. In 2015, she founded the first support group nationwide for trans people of OrthodoxJewish background. Stein is also the first woman, and the first openly transgender woman, to have been ordained by an Orthodox institution, having received her rabbinical degree in 2011, before coming out as transgender.She has not worked as a rabbi since at least 2016.

1993, Canada – An Ottawa court ordered the Canadian government to grant a gay federal worker – Brian Mossop – spousal and bereavement benefits equal to those heterosexual employees receive.

1993 – National Public Radio in the U.S. announced it would offer domestic partner medical and dental benefits to employees in same-sex relationships. The policy also included unmarried heterosexual couples.

1994 – Rodney Wilson, a Missouri high school teacher, creates LGBT history month. He gathers other teachers and community leaders who select October because public schools are in session and existing traditions, such as Coming Out Day (October 11), occur that month.

1994: A coalition of education-based organizations came together in the mid-1990s in order to officially identify October as “LGBT History Month,” a period of celebration and remembrance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender identifying individuals. It serves as a designated period of time in which we highlight the journey and progression of LGBT rights from the days of the Stonewall Rebellion through the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and beyond.

1996, Argentina – Buenos Aires police begin a campaign of raids on gay and lesbian clubs and arrests of cross-dressing patrons and transsexuals in an apparent protest against impending gay and lesbian rights measures. 

1999: Marta Alvarez was a lesbian inmate imprisoned in Colombia in the 1990s. She began petitioning for the allowance of same-sex conjugal visits in 1994, arguing that “her rights to personal dignity, integrity, and equality were being infringed upon by the denial to allow her conjugal visits in prison.” The case initially went to trial on October 1, 1999. In a landmark decision for Latin America, the Interamerican Convention on Human Rights ruled that the denial of conjugal visits constituted discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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

2000

Madonna had the top album with Music.

2005, France – The first Transgender demonstration takes place in Paris. France later becomes the first county to declassify transsexuality as an illness, in 2009.

2006

George Michael was arrested for possession of drugs in London.

2009: Nevada domestic partnership becomes effective.

2021

lesbian culture has been ended by the trans movement, demographics are not self identified into, and words do not include opposite meaning.

https://www.desertsun.com/story/life/2021/09/30/dinah-returns-palm-springs-30th-anniversary-lesbian-event/5933601001/The Dinah returns to Palm Springs for 30th anniversary lesbian eventFor the first time in its history, The Dinah is taking place in October instead of April.www.desertsun.com

https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/10/01/in-vitro-fertilization-ivf-france-lesbian-couples-single-women-vanier-vpx.cnnWomen’s rights in France: Lesbian couples were denied access to IVF in France. Not anymore – CNN VideoA law allowing lesbian couples in France to receive fertility treatment has finally come into effect. While many are excited at the prospect of not having to leave the country for IVF, CNN’s Cyril Vanier spoke with one woman losing faith in the French government’s ability to roll out the reform.www.cnn.com

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10050087/China-BAN-video-games-feature-gay-relationships-players-moral-choices.htmlChina will BAN video games that feature gay relationships or give players moral choices | Daily Mail OnlineIn a leaked memo, Beijing has said it no longer sees games as ‘entertainment’, but instead as a form of art that must promote what it considers ‘correct values’.www.dailymail.co.uk

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/09/7-bizarre-gay-stock-photos-will-help-feel-normal/These 7 bizarre gay stock photos will help you feel more normal / LGBTQ NationGay men love to watch movies while half-naked on railroad tracks, right…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://76crimes.com/2021/10/01/hrw-exposes-lgbt-human-rights-abuses-in-ghana-kenya-and-rwanda/HRW exposes LGBT human rights abuses in Ghana, Kenya and Rwanda – Erasing 76 CrimesArbitrary arrests in Ghana. Homophobic censorship in Kenya. Round-ups of LGBT people in Rwanda. Human Rights Watch turned a spotlight on each of those abuses in recent days. These are excerpts from…76crimes.com

https://www.coastreporter.net/the-mix/hungarian-lgbt-activist-among-times-100-most-influential-4476434Hungarian LGBT activist among Time’s 100 most influential – Coast ReporterBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — An academic and LGBT activist in Hungary is among the word’s 100 most influential people, according to Time magazine, for her work on a children’s book that set in motion a debate over human rights in the Central European couwww.coastreporter.net

https://www.newsweek.com/nasa-james-webb-telescope-1200-people-petition-protest-lgbt-discrimination-1634751NASA Won’t Rename Telescope After 1,200 People Protest LGBT DiscriminationThe space agency’s upcoming James Webb Space Telescope is due to push the boundaries of astronomy, but concerns have been raised about its namesake.www.newsweek.com

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Today in LGBT History – October 1 |   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

LGBT history HufPo

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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