U.S. President Abraham Lincoln outlined his Emancipation Proclamation which outlawed slavery in U.S. territories.
The first motion picture censorship board was established in Pennsylvania.
June 19, 1973
The Rocky Horror Show musical debuts at London’s Royal Court Theatre. Two years later, it starts a brief Broadway run and is adapted into the cult classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Bette Midler appeared on the HBO television show Standing Room Only.
Future Smiths singer Steve Morrissey had a letter published in this weeks music magazine Record Mirror and Disc asking the editor why the paper had not included any stories on The Sex Pistols.
on the LP charts, Here and There from Elton John was #4
Donna Summer is the first artist to sign with Geffen Records.
Sinead O’Connor opened the second annual Lilith Fair in Portland, Oregon. Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Diana Krall, Sarah McLachlan, Missy Elliott, Shawn Colvin, Natalie Merchant, Lisa Loeb, Lauryn Hill, Paula Cole, Queen Latifah, Suzanne Vega, Meredith Brooks, Neneh Cherry, Joan Osbourne, Des’ree, Billie Myers, Erykah Badu and the Indigo Girls also performed.
An audience member hurls a lollipop on stage while David Bowie is performing in Oslo, Norway. The lollipop wedges itself in David Bowie’s left eye (which already has an enlarged and frozen pupil following a childhood fight). Bowie halts the concert to remove the lollipop. Luckily, he escapes serious injury.
https://whbl.com/2021/06/19/thousands-march-for-lgbt-equality-in-polish-capital/Thousands march for LGBT equality in Polish capital | 1330 & 101.5 WHBLBy Alan Charlish WARSAW (Reuters) – Thousands marched through central Warsaw on Saturday in an “Equality Parade” demanding an end to discrimination ag…whbl.com
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/gsa-club-newfoundland-francophone-school-1.6071545Suspension of school LGBT club meetings sends ‘scary message,’ says NDP education critic | CBC NewsMeetings of the gay-straight alliance at École des Grands-Vents in St. John’s have been suspended, and the situation isn’t sitting well with NDP education critic Jim Dinn. www.cbc.ca
Rabbi Abba Cohen, Agudath Israel of America’s vice president for government affairs, called the decision “wonderful” and “just another step in clarifying… how do you reconcile religious rights versus gay rights.”
https://jewishinsider.com/2021/06/supreme-court-orthodox-adoption/Orthodox activists say Supreme Court decision in LGBT adoption case could have gone furtherActivists had hoped the Court would overturn the 1990 Employment Division v. Smith decisionjewishinsider.com
blogger nina notes: How do you reconcile? not by putting the idea of religion over actual people, and at the expense of children