LGBTQ2 for October 25



Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

51 CE, Rome – Titus Flavius Domitianus (51-96) was bon in Rome. The Emperor is the first recorded case of a married man leaving his wife for a man, a mime named Paris. After a public outcry Titus killed Paris and went back to his wife. However, he continued his affairs with young men so his wife had him assassinated.

1783 – Deborah Sampson (December 17, 1760 – April 29, 1827) is honorably discharged from the Continental Army after serving under the name Robert Sampson. General Henry Knox at West Point presides.Deborah Sampson is honorably discharged from the Massachusetts Regiment. Wounded in one of several battles in which she fought, Sampson had escaped discovery for almost a year and a half until falling sick with a fever. One of the earliest American examples of a passing woman, Sampson formed several attachments with women while dressed as a man. She later marries and receives a military pension.

1929 – David McReynolds (born October 25, 1929) is born. He appeared on the Socialist Party ballot, becoming the first openly gay individual to run for President of the United States. He is a pacifist activist who describes himself as “a peace movement bureaucrat” during his 40-year career with Liberation magazine and the War Resisters League. He lives in New York City.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1955 – The “Village Voice” newspaper is launched. The Village Voice was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country’s first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955 by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher, John Wilcock and Norman Mailer, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City. Over its 63 years of publication, The Village Voicereceived three Pulitzer Prizes, the National Press Foundation Award, and the George Polk AwardThe Village Voice hosted a variety of writers and artists, including writer Ezra Pound, cartoonist Lynda Barry, and art critics Robert ChristgauAndrew Sarris, and J. Hoberman. After halting print publication in 2017, the Voice provided daily coverage through its website until August 31, 2018, when it announced it was ceasing production of new editorial content.

1956 –

Neil G. Giuliano (born October 26, 1956) is an American politician who served as mayor of Tempe, Arizona for four terms, from 1994 to 2004 (Three two-year terms and one four-year term). After serving in elected office he served as President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) from 2005 to 2009, and served as President/CEO of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation from December 2010 to December 2015. Giuliano was the first directly-elected openly gay mayor in the United States, and Tempe was the largest city in America with an openly gay mayor for nearly six years, 1996- 2001.

Nick Adams is along for Elvis’ tour:

Image result for Elvi, Gene smith and nick adams

While the band travelled north in Gladys’ Cadillac and lost a wheel bearing in Pennsylvania, Elvis flew back to New York City with Gene Smith, Nick Adams and some others.

Elvis’ Smith Cousins

Bromance: Nick Adams

October 25, 1958

Cliff Richard made his British radio debut on the BBC’s ‘Saturday Club.’

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

1962 – The National Variety Artists Exotic Carnival and Masquerade Ball is raided by police. Dozens of ‘queers’ were locked up on charges of masquerading and indecent exposure at the Manhattan Canter.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1875

 on: the USA song charts“Bad Blood” remained at #1, done by Neil Sedaka & Elton John and  Elton John rose from 36 to 8 with “Island Girl”

1979 – The Front Page, the first LGBT newspaper in Raleigh, NC, is published.

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

1988,

on the usa song charts:

1980  

Ireland – rules that laws in Ireland criminalizing sex between men are in violation of the Charter of Human Rights. The court was petitioned by David Norris (born 31 July 1944), an MP in the Dail of Ireland. Norris is an Irish scholar, independent Senator and civil rights activist. Internationally, Norris is credited with having “managed, almost single-handedly, to overthrow the anti-homosexuality law,  a feat he achieved in 1988 after a fourteen-year campaign. He has also been credited with being “almost single-handedly responsible for rehabilitating James Joyce in once disapproving Irish eyes”.Norris is a former university lecturer and a member of the Oireachtas, serving in Seanad Éireann since 1987. He was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in Ireland. A founder of the Campaign for Homosexual Law Reform, he is also a prominent member of the Church of Ireland.

Barbra Streisand scored her fourth US No.1 album with ‘Guilty.’ Also on this day Streisand started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with a song written by the The Bee Gees ‘Woman In Love’, the singers only UK No.1.  Streisand made it a sweep of the top three charts with the #1 AC song as well–“Woman in Love”. Barbra Streisand registered the fifth #1 song of her career with “Woman In Love”, taking over from Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust”.

Guilty by Barbra Streisand took over at #1 on the Album chart after just three weeks of release.  That sent The Game by Queen to #2 while at #6 The “Xanadu” Soundtrack

1985

R.E.M. The Smiths and Tom Waits all appeared on The Tube at Tyne Tree Television Studios, Newcastle, England.

1986

For the first time in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, the top three spots were held by female solo acts. Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” held down the #1 position, followed by Tina Turner’s “Typical Male” at #2 and Janet Jackson’s “When I Think Of You” at #3.

 The “Top Gun” Soundtrack was #4 

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

1992 – Portland Oregon police chief Tom Potter testified before a state senate committee, saying many victims of anti-gay assaults do not report the crimes because of fear that their identities will be made public.

October 25, 1994

The Madonna album “Bedtime Stories” was released.

1995

Cliff Richard is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

1996 – Intersex Awareness Day and the first public demonstration by intersex people takes place. The Intersex Society of North America demonstrates in Boston carrying signs saying “Hermaphrodites with Attitude.” Intersex Awareness Day is an internationally observed awareness day designed to highlight human rights issues faced by intersex people. Oct. Intersex Awareness Day is an international day of grass-roots action to end shame, secrecy and unwanted genital cosmetic surgeries on intersex children. The day also provides an opportunity for reflection and political action. Between October 26 and November 8, intersex organizations bring attention to the challenges intersex individuals face, culminating in the Intersex Day of Remembrance on the birthday of Herculine Barbin (November 8, 1838– February 1868), also sometimes known as Intersex Solidarity Day. Barbin was a French intersex person who was determined as female at birth and raised in a convent, but was later reclassified as male by a court of law, after an affair and physical examination.

1997

The quasi lesbian marketted : The Spice Girls went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Spice Up Your Life’. Taken from their second album ‘Spiceworld’ the single set new record, making them the only act to have their first five singles reach No.1.

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

2002

Richard Harris, whose version of “MacArthur Park” rose to number two in the United States in 1968, died of cancer. The 72-year-old Irish-born actor had been undergoing chemotherapy at a private clinic in London. Though he charted three other times, Harris was better known for his acting roles on stage and film, most recently playing Albus Dumbledore in two Harry Potter films.

The Darkest aspect of the Potterverse

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2006

The New Jersey Supreme Court rules that state lawmakers must provide the rights and benefits of marriage to gay and lesbian couples.

 On the Opra Winfrey show, an interview with Madonna aired. Madonnna discussed her adoption of an 18-month old boy from Malawi in the 30-minute interview.

2012 – Allyson Robinson becomes the leader of OutServe-SLDN, working on LGBT issues in the military. She is the first transgender person to do so. She attended West Point before gender reassignment, graduated in 1994 majoring in her undergraduate degree in physics, and was then commissioned as an officer serving in the U.S. Armyuntil 1999. She held the rank of Captain. Also prior to transition, she became an ordained Baptist minister, earning from the Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity (M.Div.). Robinson has been married to Danyelle Robinson since 1994. They have four children.

2021

https://globalnews.ca/news/8322654/gunther-james-michael-tyler-dead-friends/James Michael Tyler dead: Actor who played Gunther on ‘Friends’ dies at 59 – National | Globalnews.caTyler was most well-known for his performance as Gunther, a worker at the Central Perk café, who reserves an unrequited love for Jennifer Aniston’s Rachel.globalnews.ca

https://www.blackenterprise.com/froskate-black-woman-led-skate-collective-gives-bipoc-queer-skaters-a-safe-place-to-fly/Black-Woman Led Skate Collective Creates Safe Space For BIPOC, Queer SkatersFroSkate, a Black-woman led collective of Chicago skaters is giving Black, Indigenous, people of color, and queer people a place to skate empowered.www.blackenterprise.com

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/culture/megan-fox-is-so-proud-of-inspiring-queer-girls-to-come-out/Megan Fox is “so proud” of inspiring queer girls to come outMegan Fox has opened up about her status as a bicon and the impact she has had on LGBTQ+ women of all ages.www.gaytimes.co.uk

https://www.autostraddle.com/girl-in-the-woods-peacock-review/“The Girl In The Woods” Delivers a Complex, Queer Horror Hero – AutostraddleThe new Peacock supernatural series “The Girl in the Woods” features multiple queer girls, a non-binary teen, and monster frights.www.autostraddle.com

https://torontosun.com/life/sex-files/columnist-writes-on-how-she-embraced-her-bisexualitySEX FILES: Columnist writes on how she embraced her bisexuality | Toronto SunLast weekend, I was spending time with someone new and decided to come out to them. While walking along the scenic waterfront admiring the mountains in the…torontosun.com

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/michael-hsu-rosen-netflix-pretty-smart_n_616f2e7fe4b079111a50191cHow ‘Pretty Smart’ Allowed Michael Hsu Rosen To Embrace His Gay Asian Identity | HuffPost EntertainmentThe actor says playing social media influencer Jayden on Netflix’s buzzy sitcom reflects his pledge to “make my own way” on stage and screen.www.huffpost.com

https://www.metroweekly.com/2021/10/virginia-gay-black-mans-family-files-26-million-lawsuit-against-local-police-for-april-shooting/Gay Black man’s family files $26 million lawsuit after he was shot by policeThe family of a Virignia gay Black man shot by a sheriff’s deputy in April has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $26 million in damages.www.metroweekly.com

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/horowitz-donates-blood-after-israel-repeals-ban-on-gay-blood-donation-683016Horowitz donates blood after Israel repeals ban on gay blood donation – The Jerusalem PostHealth Minister Nitzan Horowitz, a gay man, donated blood at the Magen David Adom compound in Jerusalem after the ban was repealed.www.jpost.com

https://www.michigandaily.com/columns/youre-not-breaking-barriers-by-being-gay-in-a-fraternity/You’re not breaking barriers by being gay in a fraternityIn my experience, a fraternity — no matter how progressive the school they are at is — is going to be completely unwilling to accept a pledge if they are not heterosexual passing.www.michigandaily.com

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/10/25/the-absolute-worst-campuses-for-lgbtq-youth-in-the-nation/?cf_chl_jschl_tk=pmd_ikEFi13Krg1GsEwOtRUpRgy_agr3AxYQg4zCLRLJn0I-1635178917-0-gqNtZGzNAqWjcnBszQm9“The absolute worst campuses for LGBTQ youth” in the nationMost exhaustive update to ‘The Worst List’ since 2016 adds 50 new campuses for total of 180 unsafe campuses for LGBTQ youthwww.losangelesblade.com

jokes about lgbtq by are okay – heteros do no get to joke because that was the oppression in the first place – bullying and then claiming it’s just jokes, when it is expression disgust:

https://www.splicetoday.com/writing/the-ick-factor-with-gaysThe Ick Factor With Gays | www.splicetoday.comRecent events suggest gays have become entitled, callous, thoughtless, and believe they not only can no longer be joked about, but don’t have to answer any questions about their failures. || Bruce Majorswww.splicetoday.com

https://www.euronews.com/2021/10/25/vilnius-and-police-in-row-over-whether-to-keep-lgbt-rainbow-crossingVilnius and police in row over whether to keep LGBT rainbow crossing | EuronewsVilnius and police in row over whether to keep LGBT rainbow crossingwww.euronews.com

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/tonia-nekia-mccloddden-barbara-hammer-2023569‘Curating Is Always About Desire’: Artist Tiona Nekia McClodden on Her Exhibition Paying Homage to Revered Queer Filmmaker Barbara HammerA show on experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer, curated by artist Tiona Nekia McClodden, includes a 1972 motorcycle and archival materials.news.artnet.com

https://southfloridagaynews.com/National/from-texas-passing-anti-trans-bill-to-lesbian-couple-inducted-into-hall-of-fame-this-week-in-across-the-country.htmlFrom Texas Passing Anti-trans Bill to Lesbian Couple Inducted into Hall of Fame, This Week in Across the Country | National | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

https://www.opindia.com/2021/10/dabur-apologises-for-lesbian-karwa-chauth-ad-withdraws-read-full-statement/Dabur apologises for lesbian Karwa Chauth ad: Read full statementDabur has issued an apology over the lesbian Karwa Chauth ad after it was condemned both by Hindus and the woke camp. – OpIndia Newswww.opindia.com

https://variety.com/2021/awards/news/passing-miquels-war-newfest-lgbtq-film-festival-1235096398/Passing Wins Top Prize at LGBTQ Film Festival NewFest – VarietyRebecca Hall’s “Passing” won the U.S. Narrative Feature Jury Award at this year’s NewFest.variety.com

https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/578223-one-bipartisan-remedy-to-the-wave-of-anti-lgbtq-legislativeOne bipartisan remedy to the wave of anti-LGBTQ legislative attacks? passing the Equality Act | TheHillThe Equality Act is an affirmation of our values as a nation, and a tangible — and urgently needed — measure that will improve the lives of LGBTQ people. The Senate cannot delay a moment longer — it’s time to pass the Equality Act.thehill.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/barack-obama-slams-republicans-keep-attacking-marriage-equality/Barack Obama slams Republicans who keep on attacking marriage equality / LGBTQ Nation“Are we still arguing about gay marriage? Really? I thought that ship had sailed…www.lgbtqnation.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – October 25 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-october-25Oct. 25, 2017 — 1929 – David McReynolds (born October 25, 1929) is born. He appeared on the Socialist Party ballot, becoming the first openly gay individual to …

The Lavender Effect

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LGBTQ2 for October 24

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

44 B.C.: According to Quist, today marks the first day in recorded history with mention of same-sex marriage. Quist notes, “Cicero insults Mark Anthony for being promiscuous in his youth until Curio ‘established you in a fixed and stable marriage, as if he had given you a stola.’ A stola is the traditional garment of a married Roman woman. ‘Although Cicero’s sexual implications are clear, the point of the passage is to cast Anthony in the submissive role in the relationship and to impugn his manhood in various ways; there is no reason to think that actual marriage rites were performed.'”

1926: The New York Times printed a book review of Dr. Joseph Collins’ “The Doctor Looks at Love and Life.” In this text Collins disputed the claim that same-sex love is pathological and famously claimed that “genuine homosexuality is not a vice, it is an endowment.”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1942

Billie Holliday hit the R&B hit parade with “Trav’lin’ Light,” as band vocalist with the Paul Whitman Orchestra. The record spent three weeks at #1.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 24, 1970

In a speech to a White House radio broadcasters conference, US President Richard Nixon appeals for Rock lyrics to be screened and those promoting drug use to be banned.

1977: 8 men are killed and 6 injured in a fire in a gay porn theater in Washington, DC. The only emergency exit was padlocked and there were no fire sprinklers in the building.

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

1981: 

The first National Conference on Lesbian and Gay Aging is held in California. Sponsored by the National Association For Gay and Lesbian Gerontology, it sought to “dispel myths about older lesbians and gay men, advance research, establish programs and services for lesbian and gay elders, and encourage and provide support for lesbian and gay gerontologists.”

Hollywood’s Edith Head, who won a record eight Academy Awards for costume design, died of bone marrow disease at 82.

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

1990: The Smithsonian accepts a small donation of gay and lesbian artifacts for inclusion in its National Museum of History. The collection is stored in a nonpublic area for the time being.

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

2002: Harry Hay, leader in the early gay rights movement in the United States, co-founder of the Mattachine Society and the Radical Faeries, dies at age 90. A major figure from the days of Stonewall, Hay reportedly “plant[ed] the idea among American homosexuals that they formed an oppressed cultural minority of their own, like blacks, and to create a lasting organization in which homosexuals could come together to socialize and to pursue what was, at the beginning, the very radical concept of homosexual rights.”

2004

Queen became the first rock act to receive an official seal of approval in Iran. Western music was still strictly censored in the Islamic republic, where homosexuality is considered a crime, but an album of Queen’s greatest hits was released this week in Iran. Freddie Mercury, was proud of his Iranian ancestry, and illegal bootleg albums and singles had made Queen one of the most popular bands in Iran.

2005

Madonna gave a surprise lecture at a New York university, discussing her career and new film after she arrived unannounced at City University’s Hunter College as part of the MTV series Stand In. Students expected a screening of her new documentary, “I’m Going To Tell You a Secret” but they were also given the chance to question the singer.

2013

NME published their latest ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’ list. The top 5 read: 1. The Smiths – ‘The Queen Is Dead’, 2. The Beatles – Revolver 3. David Bowie – ‘Hunky Dory’, 4. The Strokes – ‘Is This It’ and at 5. The Velvet Underground & Nico – ‘The Velvet Underground’.

2021

one more harm of religion: interference in other nations

https://76crimes.com/2021/10/23/its-crucial-to-remember-the-u-s-origin-of-ghanas-deadly-anti-lgbt-bill/It’s crucial to remember the U.S. origin of Ghana’s deadly anti-LGBT bill – Erasing 76 CrimesRecent criticism of Ghana’s “worst anti-LGBTQ bill ever” has focused on anti-gay politicians, activists and journalists in Ghana, but neglects the crucial role played by homophobi…76crimes.com

with religion in charge, why is anyone surprised?

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/afghanistan-heading-towards-collapse-faster-than-expected-swedish-minister-warns-2021-10-23/

Afghanistan hurtling towards collapse, Sweden and Pakistan say | ReutersAfghanistan will shortly collapse into chaos unless the international community acts rapidly, Swedish and Pakistani ministers warned on Saturday.www.reuters.com

https://www.mlive.com/news/2021/10/man-killed-stepfather-after-argument-over-gay-guest-in-their-house-of-god-prosecutor-says.htmlMan killed stepfather after argument over gay guest in their ‘house of God,’ prosecutor says – mlive.comThe New Jersey shooting happened earlier this month.www.mlive.com

https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanschocket2/lil-nas-x-boosie-badazz-antigay-commentsLil Nas X Boosie Anti-Gay CommentsSMFH.www.buzzfeed.com

https://comicbook.com/dc/news/superman-bisexual-comic-dc-unprecedented-orders/DC Comics Reports They Are Getting Unprecedented Orders For Comic Where Superman Comes Out As BisexualDC Comics shook up the comic book industry when it announced that Jon Kent, son of Superman and the DC Universe’s new Man of Steel, was coming out as bisexual in November’s Superman: Son of Kal-El #5. With the excitement building until the release of the landmark issue and demand at an all-time […]comicbook.com

https://qvoicenews.com/2021/10/19/trailblazing-lesbians-phyllis-lyon-and-del-martin-inducted-into-california-hall-of-fame/Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin inducted into California Hall of FameLesbians Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin have been inducted into California Hall of Fame for their 5 decades of fighting for equality.qvoicenews.com

https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/now-and-then-rosie-odonnell-portrayed-roberta-martin-as-lesbian.html/‘Now and Then’: Rosie O’Donnell Portrayed Roberta Martin As a Lesbian Even Though Production ‘Removed a Lot of the Gay Stuff’Actor Rosie O’Donnell played her ‘Now and Then’ character as a lesbian.www.cheatsheet.com

https://www.opindia.com/2021/10/dabur-promotes-lesbian-karwa-chauth-slammed-lgbt-promoting-regressive-ideas/Dabur promotes lesbian Karwa Chauth, gets slammed by LGBT community for promoting ‘regressive’ ideas and productDabur’s Karwa Chauth advertisement features same sex couple using the company’s bleaching product to deck up for the Hindu ritual – OpIndia Newswww.opindia.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

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LGBTQ2 for october 4


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1890 – Dr. Alan L. Hart, (October 4, 1890 – July 1, 1962), an American tuberculosis specialist, becomes one of the first female-to-male transsexuals to undergo hysterectomy and gonadectomy for the relief of gender dysphoria. Named Alberta Lucille Hart at birth, Hart lives the rest of his life as a man following the surgery.

1913 – E.M. Forster (1 January 1879 – 7 June 1970) finished writing his novel Maurice which is about a young man coming to terms with his homosexuality. It would not be published until 1971, after Forster’s death, at the request of the author. It was published by W.W. Norton.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

October 4, 1957

The Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man-made satellite to achieve Earth orbit in space. Sputnik fell out of orbit on January 4, 1958.

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 4, 1970

Just days after recording what would be her biggest hit, 27 year old Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose at Hollywood’s Landmark Hotel . “Me and Bobby McGee” would reach number one in early 1971, her highest chart success since “Piece Of My Heart” with Big Brother And The Holding Company in 1968.  Joplin had the posthumous 1971 US No.1 single ‘Me And Bobby McGee’, and the 1971 US No.1 album ‘Pearl’. She was known as “The Queen of Psychedelic Soul” and as “Pearl” to her friends, Joplin remains one of the top-selling musicians in the United States, with over 15.5 million albums sold in the USA.

1971: W.W. Norton publishes E.M. Forster’s Maurice, written in 1913, but dedicated by Forster “to a happier year.”

1974:  John Water’s Female Trouble opens, which not only gives us Divine complaining about not getting cha-cha heels for Christmas, it also contains the following piece of advice from Aunt Ida, “Oh, honey, I’d be so happy if you turned nelly. Queers are just better. I’d be so proud of you was a fag and had a nice beautician boyfriend. I’d never have to worry. I worry you’ll work in an office, have children, celebrate wedding anniversaries. The world of a heterosexual is a sick and boring life!”

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

1980

Queen started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Another One Bites The Dust.’

1982

The Smiths made their live debut at the Ritz in Manchester England, supporting Blue Rondo A La Turk.

1983: In a landmark move, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) voted to support gay rights legislation. An excerpt from the resolution reads, “We in the labor movement don’t believe that civil rights is a special interest. It’s all our interest. It’s the interest of all of us to ensure that equality and freedom is extended to all the citizens of our country.”

1985: 

West Germany elects its first openly gay member of parliament. Herbert Rusche, a German politician and LGBT activist, became the first openly gay individual to be voted onto the German Parliament. A member of the Green Party, he would go on to serve for two years in the position. He also co-founded Homo Heidelbergensis in 1972, the first openly gay organization in the city. (h/t Quist)

UK – The Labour Party Annual Conference approves a resolution calling for the end of all legal discrimination against lesbians and gay men.

1989 – Graham Chapman (8 January 1941 – 4 October 1989) , co-founder of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, dies of throat cancer at the age of 48. Chapman came out in his book A Liar’s Autobiography. He was survived by his lover of 23 years, David Sherlock, and John Tomiczek who the couple adopted as a teenager in 1971.

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

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

2012, Puerto Rico – Professional boxer Orlando Cruz (born July 1, 1981), comes out as gay. Cruz became the first boxer to out as gay while still active professionally, stating that “I have and will always be a proud Puerto Rican. I have always been and always will be a proud gay man”

2013

HuffPo LGBT history article

2021

Catholic church in PR frenzy following Canada’s residential schools

https://www.ncronline.org/news/opinion/lgbt-lives-should-be-valued-respect-life-month-tooLGBT lives should be valued this Respect Life Month, too | National Catholic ReporterPope Francis declares that the Catholic Church’s pro-life stance could not be more important today, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandem…www.ncronline.org

What about 1. the jesus memo of no more human sacrifice and 2 do not judge?

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/woman-goes-viral-punching-pride-protestor-right-face/Woman goes viral for punching Pride protestor right in the face / LGBTQ NationThe man was praying “in reparation for the offense given to God by those who were parading through the town promoting and glorifying the sin of sodomy” when the woman just punched him in the face…www.lgbtqnation.com

this makes it easier to damage or steal our vehicles

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/now-lgbtq-people-can-get-better-parking-spaces-straights-losing-mind/Now LGBTQ people can get better parking spaces & the straights are losing their mind / LGBTQ NationAdding extra reserved spaces to the ones already singled out for pregnant people, the disabled, and the elderly, is a step too far for some people…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.advocate.com/news/2021/10/04/bretman-rock-makes-history-first-gay-playboy-cover-starBretman Rock Makes History as First Gay ‘Playboy’ Cover Star“For Playboy to have a male on the cover is a huge deal for the LGBT community, for my brown people community and it’s all so surreal,” said Rock, a social media influencer.www.advocate.com

overthinking or just going from one to the other end of the spectrum

this is why those of us with a lifetime of one specific identity try to date each other

and seriously, given how women are spoken of, none should bother….

https://www.hot97.com/hip-hop-news/hot-news/lil-nas-x-says-he-misses-p-this-gay-sht-was-fun-at-first/Lil Nas X Says He Misses P****: ‘This Gay Sh*t Was Fun At First’ | Hot97Lil Nas X Says He Misses P****: ‘This Gay Sh*t Was Fun At First’www.hot97.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/man-gayborhood-knocked-unconscious-lose-sight-vicious-hate-attack/Man knocked unconscious & could lose sight in vicious anti-gay hate attack / LGBTQ NationThis is the fourth time he’s been attacked in the past year as anti-LGBTQ assaults are on the rise in his city…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.out.com/film/2021/10/04/new-eternals-teaser-introduces-us-marvels-first-gay-couple-sonNew ‘Eternals’ Teaser Introduces Us to Marvel’s First Gay Couple & SonGay geeks, it’s time to meet the MCU’s first LGBTQ+ family!www.out.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/lgbtq-people-need-wash-hands-kyrsten-sinema-doesnt-deserve-support/LGBTQ people need to wash our hands of Kyrsten Sinema. She doesn’t deserve our support. / LGBTQ NationWe may have to put up with the out bisexual Senator’s antics for three more years, but we shouldn’t for one more day beyond…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news/section/4/181107/Man-on-trial-for-raping-lesbian-said-he-did-not-respond-in-time-to-clarify-his-genderMan on trial for raping lesbian said he did not respond in time to clarify his gender | The StandardA 30-year-old man on trial for raping a lesbian while "pretending to be a woman" said he was not aware the dating platform he used…www.thestandard.com.hk

https://www.autostraddle.com/coming-to-terms-with-my-asexuality-as-a-black-non-binary-lesbian/Coming to Terms With My Asexuality as a Black, Non-Binary Lesbian – AutostraddleSociety can make us feel like we’re flawed or like our relationships aren’t as valid because we’re not having as much sex as we’re “supposed to.”www.autostraddle.com

https://www.weaa.org/post/today-dr-kaye-legacy-black-feminist-lesbian-poet-audre-lordeToday with Dr. Kaye: Legacy of Black feminist, lesbian, poet Audre Lorde | WEAA(WEAA)— Dr. Kaye celebrates the life and legacy of Black feminist, lesbian, poet Audre Lorde (1934-1992) who dedicated her life to addressing injustices ofwww.weaa.org

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

uffPo LGBT history article

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 12


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1857, UK – The word gay, which appears in a pictured cartoon in Punch magazine, is used to refer to prostitution. It arrived in English during the 12th century from Old French gai, most likely deriving ultimately from a Germanicsource. In English, the word’s primary meaning was “joyful”, “carefree”, “bright” and “showy”, and the word was very commonly used with this meaning in speech and literature. For example, the optimistic 1890s are still often referred to as the Gay Nineties. The title of the 1938 French ballet Gaîté Parisienne (“Parisian Gaiety”), which became the 1941 Warner Brothers movie, The Gay Parisian,also illustrates this connotation. It was apparently not until the 20th century that the word was used to mean specifically “homosexual,” although it had earlier acquired sexual connotations.The word may have started to acquire associations of immorality as early as the 14th century, but had certainly acquired them by the 17th. By the late 17th century it had acquired the specific meaning of “addicted to pleasures and dissipations”,an extension of its primary meaning of “carefree” implying “uninhibited by moral constraints”. A gay woman was a prostitute, a gay man a womanizer, and a gay house a brothel.The use of gay to mean “homosexual” was often an extension of its application to prostitution: a gay boy was a young man or boy serving male clients.Similarly, a gay cat was a young male apprenticed to an older hobo, commonly exchanging sex and other services for protection and tutelage.The application to homosexuality was also an extension of the word’s sexualized connotation of “carefree and uninhibited”, which implied a willingness to disregard conventional or respectable sexual mores. Such usage, documented as early as the 1920s, was likely present before the 20th century,although it was initially more commonly used to imply heterosexually unconstrained lifestyles, as in the once-common phrase “gay Lothario.” A passage from Gertrude Stein‘s Miss Furr & Miss Skeene (1922) is possibly the first traceable published use of the word to refer to a homosexual relationship. Bringing Up Baby (1938) was the first film to use the word gay in apparent reference to homosexuality. By the mid-20th century, gay was well established in reference to hedonistic and uninhibited lifestylesand its antonym straight, which had long had connotations of seriousness, respectability, and conventionality, had now acquired specific connotations of heterosexuality.In the case of gay, other connotations of frivolousness and showiness in dress (“gay apparel”) led to association with camp and effeminacy. This association no doubt helped the gradual narrowing in scope of the term towards its current dominant meaning, which was at first confined to subcultures. Gay was the preferred term since other terms, such as queer, were felt to be derogatory. Homosexual is perceived as excessively clinical, since the sexual orientation now commonly referred to as “homosexuality” was at that time a mental illness diagnosis in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The sixties marked the transition in the predominant meaning of the word gayfrom that of “carefree” to the current “homosexual”.

1889 – Film star Maurice Chevalier (September 12, 1888 – January 1, 1972) is born in Paris. He was a French actorcabaret singer and entertainer. His trademark attire was a boater hat, which he always wore on stage with a tuxedo. He was in a long-term relationship with his valet, Felix Paquet.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1946 – Minnie Bruce Pratt (born September 12, 1946 in Selma, Alabama) is anAmericaneducator, activist and essayist. She is a professor of Writing and Women’s Studies at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, where she was invited to help develop the university’s first Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Study Program. In 1977, Pratt helped found WomonWrites, a Southeastern lesbian writers conference. Pratt lives in Syracuse, New York. She is the widow of author and activist Leslie Feinberg, who died in November 2014. Feinberg and Pratt married in New York and Massachusetts in 2011.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

1964 – Chip Kidd (born September 12, 1964) is born. He is an author, editor, and graphic designer, and is s best known for the iconic covers of the novels Jurassic Park and Batman: Black and White

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 –

“Lola,” the Kinks song about transvestism, enters the Billboard Top 40 where it stays for 12 weeks.

Anne Murray made it three weeks at #1 on the Easy Listening chart with her first hit “Snowbird”.

Joan Baez performed, along with Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie at the Woody Guthrie Memorial Concert held at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California.

1979

Gary Numan had the #1 song in the U.K. with “Cars”.  He was followed by Cliff Richard and “We Don’t Talk Anymore”, the Crusaders with “Street Life”, ELO’s “Don’t Bring Me Down” and Dollar with “Love’s Gotta’ Hold On Me”.

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

1980

In Kansas City, Queen performed at Kemper Arena.

1987

Reacting to the departure of Johnny Marr earlier in the month, Morrissey left the Smiths to pursue a solo career.

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

1992 – American actor Anthony Perkins (April 4, 1932 – September 12, 1992), known for his role as Norman Bates in the Psycho movies, dies from AIDS-related complications. He had exclusively same-sex relationships until his late 30s, including with actors Rock Hudson(November 17, 1925 – October 2, 1985) and Tab Hunter(July 11, 1931 – July 8, 2018); artist Christopher Makos((born 1948); dancer Rudolf Nureyev(17 March 1938 – 6 January 1993); composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim(March 22, 1930); and dancer-choreographer Grover Dale(born July 22, 1935). Perkins has been described as one of the two great men in the life of French songwriter Patrick Loiseau(June 8, 1949).

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

2003

Olivia Newton-John joined Neil Finn of Split Enz and Crowded House and Daniel Johns of Silverchair in a PETA protest against the ritual torture of elephants in Thailand.

Lisa Marie Presley performed on “The Ellen Degeneres Show.”

2004

The Pet Shop Boys performed a soundtrack composed for the Russian movie Battleship Potemkin in Trafalgar Square in London.

2017 – Edie Windsor (June 20, 1929 – September 12, 2017) dies. She was an LGBT rightsactivist and a former technology manager at IBM. She was the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case United States v. Windsor, which successfully overturned Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act and was considered a landmark legal victory for the same-sex marriage movement in the United States. Windsor met Thea Spyer, a psychologist, in 1963 at Portofino, a restaurant in Greenwich Village. In 1967, Spyer asked Windsor to marry, although it was not yet legal anywhere in the United States. In 1977, Spyer was diagnosed with progressive multiple sclerosis. The disease caused a gradual, but ever-increasing paralysis. Windsor used her early retirement to become a full-time caregiver for Spyer. Windsor and Spyer entered a domestic partnership in New York City in 1993. Registering on the first available day, they were issued certificate number eighty. Spyer suffered a heart attack in 2002 and was diagnosed with aortic stenosis. In 2007, her doctors told her she had less than a year to live. New York had not yet legalized same-sex marriage, so the couple married in TorontoCanada on May 22, 2007, with Canada’s first openly gay judge, Justice Harvey Brownstonepresiding. An announcement of their wedding was published in the New York Times. Spyer died from complications related to her heart condition on February 5, 2009. On September 26, 2016, Windsor married Judith Kasen at New York City Hall. At the time of the wedding, Windsor was age 87 and Kasen was age 51. Her courage granted same-sex married couples federal recognition of our marriages and removed remaining state barriers to marriage equality. Edie led her fight with dignity and grace and those of us who are beneficiaries of her fight are forever touched by her and left with a little hole in our hearts. United States v. Windsor570 U.S. ___ (2013) (Docket No. 12-307), is a landmark civil rights case in which the United States Supreme Court held that restricting U.S. federal interpretation of “marriage” and “spouse” to apply only to opposite-sex unions, by Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), is unconstitutional under the Due Process Clauseof the Fifth Amendment. In the majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote: “The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and effect to disparage and to injure those whom the State, by its marriage laws, sought to protect in personhood and dignity.”

2021

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/massimadi-en-rue-festival-1.6173004Outdoor edition of Afro-queer film festival brings live performances, screenings to Little Burgundy | CBC NewsNormally a winter festival that takes place during Black History Month, Massimadi Montréal is taking to the streets this weekend and next to bring live performances and film screenings to Little Burgundy.www.cbc.ca

https://www.wweek.com/culture/2021/09/12/from-the-archive-red-white-and-queer/From the Archives: Red, White and Queerwww.wweek.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/12/dominic-clarke-gay-olympics-trampoline-gymnastics/Gay Olympic hero shares ‘isolating, embarrassing’ story to inspire queer kidsGay Olympic gymnast Dominic Clarke has opened up about his struggle to come out as an athlete: “It was isolating and embarrassing.”www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.timesnownews.com/health/article/bisexual-adults-twice-as-likely-as-heterosexual-population-to-develop-asthma-study/810886Bisexual adults twice as likely as heterosexual population to develop asthma: Study | Health Tips and Newswww.timesnownews.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/saint-911-hero-flight-93-lived-different-lives-share-legacy-death-rcna1979‘Saint of 9/11’ and ‘Hero of Flight 93’: They lived very different lives but share a legacy in deathTwo gay men, Mark Bingham and the Rev. Mychal Judge, are remembered as heroes for their acts on Sept. 11, 2001.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9981381/Villagers-campaigning-against-gay-sex-parties-accused-hate-crimes-against-transgender-owner.htmlVillagers campaigning against gay sex parties accused of ‘hate crimes’ against transgender owner | Daily Mail OnlineThe men-only gatherings have been held twice a month for nearly three years at the former Old Hall Inn in Sea Palling, Norfolk.www.dailymail.co.uk

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/11/sandi-toksvig-lesbian-laser-qi/Sandi Toksvig collapses into laughter over hilarious ‘lesbians’ QI mix-upLGBT+ icon Sandi Toksvig tried valiantly to hold laughter over a contestant hilariously mishearing the words lesbian and laser beams on QI.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/2021/09/12/opinion-pass-equality-act-give-lgbtq-ohioans-future-they-deserve/5759600001/Opinion: Pass Equality Act, give LGBTQ Ohioans the future they deserveThe Equality Act would modernize and improve our nation’s civil rights laws by including explicit, permanent protections for LGBTQ people.www.cincinnati.com

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/clarissajanlim/twitch-suing-users-hate-raids-black-lgbtq-streamersTwitch Sues Over “Hate Raids” Harassment Of POC, LGBTQ StreamersThe lawsuit alleges that the users bombarded streamers with a torrent of racist, sexist, anti-gay content, and kept creating new accounts to avoid being banned.www.buzzfeednews.com

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/columnists/story/2021-09-12/inclusive-policies-support-services-can-help-close-economic-gaps-for-lgbtq-adultsInclusive policies, support services can help close economic gaps for LGBTQ adults – The San Diego Union-TribuneThe gap in economic inequality appears to be widening for LGBTQ adults during the pandemic; scholars and advocacy experts weigh in on whywww.sandiegouniontribune.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

may 27 for lgbtq2

1983

The Smiths were at No.1 on the UK independent chart with their debut single ‘Hand In Glove.’ The Smiths recorded the track after their manager Joe Moss paid £250 for a one-day recording session at Strawberry Studios in Stockport, England.

2003

Liza Minelli sang an a cappella version of “Liza With a Z” with Luciano Pavarotti live via satellite for a charity show on Italian television. She had been hospitalized two days early after falling and breaking her right kneecap.

2012

Lady Gaga cancelled her sold-out June 3 Born This Way Ball concert in Indonesia after Islamist hard-liners threatened violence, claiming her sexy clothes and provocative dance moves would corrupt the youth.

queer for april 9

queer for April 9

April 09, 1973
Queen played a showcase concert for their new record label EMI at the Marquee Club in London.

1977
ABBA went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Dancing Queen’, the group’s 7th US Top 40 hit and first No.1. The song was also a No.1 in the UK in 1976 and 12 other countries.

, Barbra Streisand’s former #1 “Evergreen” was now number nine

1983

David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the title track from his latest album ‘Let’s Dance’, his fourth UK No.1 and featuring blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. The song introduced Bowie to a new, younger audience oblivious to his former career in the 1970s and was a US No.1 hit, Bowie’s first single to reach number one on both sides of the Atlantic.

In the USA, Culture Club #2 with “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me”

1986

The Dave Clark musical Time, starring Cliff Richard, Dionne Warwick, Freddie Mercury of Queen, Leo Sayer and Sir Laurence Olivier, opened at the Dominion Theatre in London.

1988

The Pet Shop Boys began three weeks on top in the U.K. with “Heart”.

Whitney Houston spent a second week atop the Adult Contemporary chart with “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”.

2000

*N SYNC was #1 on the other side of the Atlantic with No Strings Attached. (Lance Bass, group member)

2006

Former Smiths vocalist Morrissey reached #1 on the U.K. Album chart with Ringleader of the Tormentors.

2008

Elton John performed in concert at New York’s Radio City Music Hall to raise funds for Hillary Clinton’s US Presidential campaign. With ticket prices ranging from $125 to $2,300, the effort took in over $2.5 million.

Musical Queers for Feb 11

queer music for feb 11

February 11, 1966
Cher recorded “Bang Bang,” written and produced by Sonny Bono. It was her biggest solo hit of the 1960s.

February 11, 1977
David Bowie released ‘Sound and Vision’ as a single, which was taken from his latest album Low. ‘Sound and Vision’ was used by the BBC in the UK on trailers at the time, providing considerable exposure, much needed as Bowie opted to do nothing to promote the single himself, and helped the song to No.3 on the UK charts.

1985
fourth annual Brit Awards
British Single was Frankie Goes To Hollywood ‘Relax’
Best British Group went to Wham!

1986

Boy George, lead singer of Culture Club, guest-stars on an episode of The A-Team. George played a singer mistakenly booked into a Country dance hall.

1987

The Smiths were at No.1 in the UK indie charts with ‘Shoplifters Of The World Unite.’ The title alludes to the communist slogan “Workers of the world, unite!”, and the 1966 David and Jonathan hit ‘Lovers of the World Unite’. The photograph on the sleeve is of a young Elvis Presley. (who’s mother’s maiden name was Smith)

2002

Elton John performs at the National Basketball Association All-Star Game in Philadelphia.

2011

Barbra Streisand was named MusiCares Person of the Year by the Grammy organization.

2014

Queen made UK chart history, becoming the first act to sell six-million copies of an album with their Greatest Hits compilation.

2016
72-year-old Barry Manilow was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after suffering what was described as “complications from emergency oral surgery” that he had undergone earlier in the week. His One Last Time tour had to be put on hold and concerts in Kentucky and Tennessee were canceled. To the surprise of many, just three days later Barry was well enough to attend Clive Davis’ pre-Grammys party in L.A. where he performed “Mandy” as well as “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart” from his latest album, “My Dream Duets”.

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