August 8 for LGBTQ2

1970

Janis Joplin bought a headstone at the Mont Lawn Cemetery in Philadelphia for the grave of her greatest influence, Bessie Smith. Smith died in 1937 after being refused admission to a whites only hospital.

1980

The Greater London Council banned The Plasmatics from blowing a car up on stage during their UK live debut at London’s Hammersmith Odeon

1981

The Pretenders began a second American tour in Fort Pierce, Florida.

1992

Madonna went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘This Used To Be My Playground’. A No.3 hit in the UK, the track was taken from the film ‘A League Of Their Own.’

2002

The UK’s biggest undertakers Co-Op funeral services reported that bereaved families preferred pop songs to hymns at funerals. Top of the list was ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ by Bette Midler. Other songs included ‘Angels’ by Robbie Williams and ‘My Heart Will Go On’ by Celine Dion. They also reported some unusual choices including ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ by Queen and ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’ by Wham!

2005

Two of the jurors who voted to acquit Michael Jackson of child molestation and other charges said on NBC’s Today show that they now regret their decisions.

2012

Elton John launched a lawsuit against UK newspaper The Times for allegedly defaming him by implicating him in a tax avoidance scheme.

2021

violence is done by the male gender primarily towards the female gender

making terms gender neutral is another hard to women of all sexualities

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-violence-survey-1.6131294City of Vancouver launches survey to better understand gender-based, sexualized violence in public | CBC NewsThe goal of the online survey is to gauge the scope of the problem and determine what the city can do to reduce violence against women and transgender, two-spirited and gender-diverse people.www.cbc.ca

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queer for april 6

1984

Thomas Dolby (“She Blinded Me With Science”) made his first U.S. concert appearance at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center – Mair Hall in Poughkeepsie, New York.

1992

Celline Dion released the single “If You Asked Me To” in Canada and the United States. She released the song in June in the U.K.

1996
Celine Dion remained at #1 for a third week with “Because You Loved Me”. Mariah Carey debuted at #2 with “Always Be My Baby”

1998
Dick Clark, Chubby Checker, Fabian and Lesley Gore appeared on the CBS-TV sitcom “Murphy Brown.”

Wendy O. Williams former singer of The Plasmatics died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Williams was known for her wild stage theatrics which included blowing up equipment, near nudity and chain-sawing guitars. In January 1981 police in Milwaukee arrested her for simulating sex on stage, later that same year in Cleveland, Ohio Williams was acquitted of an obscenity charge for simulating sex on stage wearing only shaving cream.

2000
An all-star tribute to Joni Mitchell was held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City featuring performances by Elton John, Bryan Adams, Shawn Colvin, James Taylor, Cyndi Lauper, Richard Thompson, k.d. Lang, and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

2003

Avril Lavigne won four Juno Awards including Album of the Year and Best New Artist of the Year. Shania Twain won three statues including Best Artist of the Year.

2016
Following his death in January, fans pushed six David Bowie albums into the UK Top 40, three of which made the Top 10.

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