LGBTQ2 for November 5

BCE to The Suffragettes

1513, Panama – Spanish conquistador Vasco Nunez de Balboa discovers a community of cross-dressing males in present-day Panama and, according to reports, feeds at least 40 of them to his dogs.

1698, England – William Minton, a 19 year old servant, is used as bait to entrap Capt. Edward Rigby, the first homosexual victim of entrapment by the Society for the Reformation of Manners. He was tried for sodomy. These Societies were formed in Tower Hamlets, London, in 1690, with their primary object being the suppression of bawdy houses and profanity. A network of moral guardians was set up, with four stewards in each ward of the City of London, two for each parish, and a committee, whose business it was to gather the names and addresses of offenders against morality, and to keep minutes of their misdeeds. By 1699 there were nine such societies, and by 1701 there were nearly 20 in London, plus others in the provinces, all corresponding with one another and gathering information and arranging for prosecutions.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

1961 – New York Times critic Howard Taubman launches an attack on “the increasing incidence of homosexuality on the New York stage” in an article headlined “Not What It Seems: Homosexual Motif Gets Heterosexual Guise.”;

1969 – The Homosexual Information Center protests at the offices of the Los Angeles Times because of the newspaper’s refusal to print the word “homosexual” in ads. The Times would not print an ad announcing a group discussion on homosexuality.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – The New York Times reports that the Gay Activists Alliance’s petition to incorporate as a non-profit organization was rejected because of the use of the word “gay” in the organization’s name.

The Gay Activists Alliance (GAA) was founded in New York City on December 21, 1969, almost six months after the Stonewall riots, by dissident members of the Gay Liberation Front(GLF). Some early members included Jim Owles, Marty Robinson, Tom Doerr(1947 – August 2, 1987) (who introduced the lambda symbol into the gay movement. Originally the lambda sign referred to the political work of the Gay Activists Alliance and “it was only later that it became a sign for gay liberation in general),photojournalist Kay Lahusen (born January 5, 1930),journalist Arthur Bell(November 6, 1939 – June 2, 1984),author Arthur Evans(October 12, 1942 – September 11, 2011), Bill Bahlman,author Vito Russo(July 11, 1946 – November 7, 1990),transgender rights acitivst Sylvia Rivera(July 2, 1951 – February 19, 2002),drtag queen Marsha P. Johnson(August 24, 1945 – July 6, 1992), Jim Coles,bisexual rights activist Brenda Howard(December 24, 1946 – June 28, 2005), David Thorstad(born June 6, 1941), Michael Giammetta and Morty Manford (son ofPFLAG founder Jeanne Manford). GAA’s first president was Jim Owles.

November 05, 1971

 Elton John released the album Madman Across the Water.

1973 -The Supreme Court of the United States in Wainwright v. Stone finds that the sodomy law of Florida is not unconstitutionally vague, reversing a Fifth Circuit ruling.

1974 – Elaine Noble (born January 22, 1944) becomes the first openly gay or lesbian individual to be elected to a state legislature in the United States when she is elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Inspired by Noble, Minnesota state legislator Allan Spear comes out in a newspaper interview. In 1986 Noble and Ellen Ratner formed a LGBT alcohol and drug treatment center in Minneapolis called the Pride Institute. More recently she has worked as a healthcare administrator and a realtor. Noble had a relationship with writer Rita Mae Brown in the 1970s and has since retained privacy regarding her personal life. She lives in Florida

November 5, 1977

ABBA had the #1 song in the U.K. with “The Name Of The Game”.

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

1983

The Culture Club had a hot mover (40-26)–“Church Of The Poison Mind”.

“Islands In The Stream” from Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton floated on top once again for a fourth week on the AC chart.

1985 – The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passes legislation to protect people with AIDS from discrimination.

1988

Whitney Houston held on to the top spot with her seventh #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart–“One Moment In Time” and sixth on the pop chart

 George Michael spent a 51st week on the chart with Faith at 8 , Tracy Chapman’s debut was at #9 

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

1992 – A New York State Bar Association committee issues a recommendation that low-income same-sex couples be granted access to state-subsidized housing.

1992 – A clause prohibiting anti-gay verbal abuse in public schools was repealed by the Fairfax (VA) county board of education because of complaints that it encouraged homosexuality.

1995

 Jackson Browne (as the Scarecrow), Roger Daltrey as the Tin Man, Jewel as Dorothy and Nathan Lane as the Cowardly Lion appeared at The Wizard of Oz in Concert, a benefit for the Children’s Defense Fund, in Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, in New York City.

Queen released Made in Heaven, their last studio album recorded before the death of lead singer Freddy Mercury.

1998 – The US Congress kills an amendment by Rep. Frank Riggs (R-CA) which would have barred San Francisco from spending federal housing money to implement its domestic partner ordinance.

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

2004, Canada – A judge in Saskatchewan rules that same-sex couples have the right to marry in that province.

2008 – Strauss v. Horton, a legal challenge to Proposition 8, is filed. Proposition 8, known informally as Prop 8, was a California ballot proposition and a state constitutional amendment passed in the November 2008 California state elections. The proposition was created by opponents of same-sex marriage in advance of the California Supreme Court’s May 2008 appeal ruling, In re Marriage Cases, which followed the short-lived controversy and found the previous ban on same-sex marriage (Proposition 22, 2000) unconstitutional. Proposition 8 was ultimately ruled unconstitutional by a federal court (on different grounds) in 2010, although the court decision did not go into effect until June 26, 2013, following the conclusion of proponents’ appeals.

2009, Viet Nam – Pham le Quynh Tram, born intersex and assigned male at birth, successfully petitions the government for legal recognition as a woman. In 2013,  he People’s Committee of the southern province of Binh Phuoc ordered the local Department of Justice to revert to recognizing Tram as a male and to refer to her as Pham Van Hiep, her birth name. In addition to the Department of Justice rescinding Tram’s initial recognition, the officials who first approved it are reportedly ordered to be penalized.

2012

To mark the 60th anniversary of the UK singles chart the Official Charts Company published a chart which lists all the 123 songs that have sold more than a million copies since it began in 1952. Elton John was at No.1 with Candle In The Wind, No.2 was Band Aid with Do They Know It’s Christmas? followed by Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody on 2.36million copies.

2018

Box office figures showed that the Fredie Mercury biographical film Bohemian Rhapsody was the top money making film for the previous weekend with a total worldwide gross of $145.1 million, against a production budget of about $52 million. Despite these impressive sales figures, the film received a mixed critical reception, with several historical inaccuracies being pointed out, in particular the timing of Mercury’s AIDS diagnosis.

2021

https://allafrica.com/stories/202111050525.htmlAfrica: LGBT Migrants in South Africa – Religion Can Be a Blessing, and a Curse – allAfrica.comAnalysis – Moral panics over sexual and gender rights are often shaped by religious beliefs. In many countries, political, cultural and faith leaders use religious rhetoric to justify exclusionary practices and constrict the space available to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists.Show Moreallafrica.com

https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/china-lgbt-rights-group-shuts-down-in-tightening-environment-1.5653360China LGBT rights group shuts down in tightening environment | CTV NewsAn influential LGBT advocacy group in China that has spearheaded many of the legal cases pushing for greater rights is halting its work amid growing restrictions on social activism.www.ctvnews.ca

Lesbians are being named called and shunned and shamed for not dating transwomen. so if transwomen are being allowed to express their sexual frustrations about lesbians, it is not surprising that some reply comments are going to be on par with the cotton ceiling said about lesbians, that to unwanted sexual advances which ignore a no, will eventually result in defensive statements and actions.

https://www.comicsands.com/bbc-quote-terf-lesbian-cade-2655505044.htmlBBC Quotes Lesbian Porn Star Who Called For ‘Lynching’ Of Trans Women – Comic SandsThe BBC was bashed online for featuring anti-trans activist and former porn star, Lily Cade, who called for the lynching of trans women in her blog posts.www.comicsands.com

https://www.hot97.com/hip-hop-news/hot-news/tahiry-jose-joe-buddens-ex-reacts-to-him-seemingly-coming-out-as-bisexual/Tahiry Jose, Joe Budden’s Ex, Reacts To Him Seemingly Coming Out As Bisexual | Hot97Tahiry Jose, Joe Budden’s Ex, Reacts To Him Seemingly Coming Out As Bisexualwww.hot97.com

https://www.outsports.com/2021/11/5/22765264/nyc-marathon-gilbert-gaona-gay-marineGay Marine fell in love with running while he was stationed in Iraq – OutsportsGilbert Gaona has gone from serving under DADT to becoming president of NYC’s LGBTQ running club — and he did it just one step at a time.www.outsports.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/11/gay-tour-group-caught-middle-gunfight-alleged-mexican-drug-gangs/Gay tour group caught in middle of gunfight between alleged Mexican drug gangs / LGBTQ NationTwo men “presumed to be drug dealers” are dead, but no tourists were hurt when rival groups opened fire on the beach…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2021-11-04/abba-voyage-dancing-queen-gay-iconsHow ABBA became beloved gay icons: the surprising story – Los Angeles TimesWell before ‘Mamma Mia!’ a homemade remix of a second-tier ABBA song was the big bang of the LGBTQ community’s love affair with the Swedish foursome.www.latimes.com

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/nov/05/i-am-16-and-identify-as-an-ace-lesbian-but-i-dont-want-to-come-out-to-my-parentsI am 16 and identify as an ‘ace lesbian’ – how do I tell my parents? | Sexuality | The GuardianIt sounds as if your sexuality and orientation will be no surprise to them, says Annalisa Barbieriwww.theguardian.com

https://www.eurosport.com/football/liga/2021-2022/unnamed-spanish-footballer-confirms-that-he-is-bisexual-following-josh-cavallo-announcement_sto8615085/story.shtmlUnnamed Spanish footballer confirms that he is bisexual following Josh Cavallo announcement – EurosportA Spanish footballer has announced that he is bisexual, but has not revealed his name.www.eurosport.com

there needs to be more than two sports categories,

https://www.velonews.com/culture/molly-cameron-on-racing-as-a-transgender-woman-in-mens-and-womens-events/Molly Cameron on racing as a transgender woman in men’s and women’s events – VeloNews.comVeloNews Podcast, ep. 282: Cameron is well versed in the arguments about fairness. Now, she’s focused on working with race promoters on how registration platforms work, among other things.www.velonews.com

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/962270Transgender Detransitioners Got Poor Care When TransitioningOver 50% of transgender people who transitioned but then regretted their decision and detransitioned felt they did not receive adequate assessment beforehand. Many had experienced internalized homophobia.www.medscape.com

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – November 5 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-novembe…Nov. 5, 2017 — 1698, England – William Minton, a 19 year old servant, is used as bait to entrap Capt. Edward Rigby, the first homosexual victim of entrapment …

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 14

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

,1939

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) was organized. BMI competed directly with ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers).

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

1972

On the USA LP Charts at 4   Elton John was moving up with Honky Chateau

1977:

David Bowie released his twelfth studio album Heroes, the second installment of his Berlin Trilogy with Brian Eno (the other releases being Low and Lodger). Heroes continued the ambient experiments of Bowie’s previous album Low (released earlier that year) and featured the contributions of guitarist Robert Fripp. The album was later named NME Album of the Year.

Anita Bryant, a high-visibility anti-gay crusader, received a pie to the face during a press conference in Des Moines, Iowa at the hands of gay rights activist Tom Higgins. After saying “at least it was a fruit pie,” Bryant went on to pray for Higgins’ salvation. (h/t Quist) Some believe that her husband Bob Green orchestrated the attack for publicity.

1978

The “Grease” Soundtrack returned to #1 on the Album chart for the third time and 10th week total. and on the song charts  Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta had song #10–“Summer Nights”.

1979: The first National March on Washington For Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights took place, drawing an estimated 125,000 participants. The march itself was largely galvanized by the assassination of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay politician to hold office in California. Speakers at the event included Allen Ginsberg, Audre Lorde and Harry Britt.

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

1981

Prince released the album “Controversy”.

1982 – Scott Thorson (born January 23, 1959) files a $113 million palimony suit against Liberace  (May 16, 1919 – February 4, 1987).  This was the first same-sex palimony case filed in U.S. history. The case later settles. At the height of his fame, from the 1950s to the 1970s, Liberace was the highest-paid entertainer in the world, He embraced a lifestyle of flamboyant excess both on and off stage, acquiring the sobriquet “Mr. Showmanship”. When Thorson was 18, Liberace hired him to act as his personal friend and companion, a position that allegedly included a five-year romantic relationship with lavish gifts, travel, and Liberace’s promises that he would adopt and care for Thorson. Liberace claimed that he had “more mink coats and diamonds than Elizabeth Taylor.

“In 1986, Thorson and Liberace agreed to settle out of court for $95,000. Liberace died of cytomegalovirus pneumonia as a result of AIDS on February 4, 1987, at his home in Palm Springs, California. The 2013 film Behind the Candelabra is their story. Thorson was played by Matt Damon opposite Michael Douglas as Liberace.

1987 – The U.S. Congress votes in favor of banning federal funding for AIDS education organizations that “promote homosexuality.”

1987,

Mexico –The first conference of Latin American and Caribbean Feminist Lesbians is held

The United States Congress voted to approve Senator Jesse Helms’ amendment to the AIDS appropriation bill. The legislation effectively banned federal funding for “AIDS education materials that ‘promote or encourage, directly or indirectly, homosexual activities.'”

1989

Tracy Chapman scored a #1 album in the U.K. with Crossroads.

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

1990 – Bisexual Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990)  dies of a heart attack at age seventy-two. He was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to receive worldwide acclaim. According to music critic Donal Henahan, he was “one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history.” His fame derived from his long tenure as the music director of the New York Philharmonic, from his conducting of concerts with most of the world’s leading orchestras, and from his music for West Side StoryPeter PanCandideWonderful TownOn the TownOn the Waterfront, his Mass, and a range of other compositions, including three symphonies and many shorter chamber and solo works.

1999: David Knight, the son of anti-gay California Senator Pete Knight, wrote a scathing op-ed in The Los Angeles Times that denounced his father’s stance on gay rights. He specifically attacked his father’s initiative to ban same-sex marriage in California, reportedly calling the measure “uncaring and uninformed.”  He questioned his father’s defense of family values because his father rejected him when he came out.

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

2006 – Gerry Studds (May 12, 1937 – October 14, 2006) dies in Boston at age 69, several days after suffering a pulmonary embolism. Studds was the first openly gay member of Congress, coming out in 1983.

2009, Uganda – The Anti-Homosexuality Act bill is submitted to Parliament, calling for the death penalty of those convicted of homosexuality. After dropping the death penalty to life in prison, the bill passed. The Constitutional Court of Uganda ruled the law invalid in 2014.

2013

LGBT History Month: 4 Queer Events On October 14 | HuffPost

2021

it is the comparing self to others that is the problem

the actual self vs the self image self especially

https://www.vice.com/en/article/wx5wpz/im-a-gay-man-with-body-dysmorphia-heres-how-i-have-sexI’m a Gay Man With Body Dysmorphia. Here’s How I Have Sex“I found myself looking at my partners’ abs, skin, or penis and comparing it to my own, then feeling inferior.”www.vice.com

the impact of republicans vs culture/art and demographics of persons

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-health-and-wellness/trumps-presidency-linked-lgbtq-mental-distress-studies-find-rcna2871Trump’s presidency linked to LGBTQ mental distress, studies findAnxiety. Depression. Stress. These are some of the emotions LGBTQ Americans experienced during the Trump administration, according to two recent studies.www.nbcnews.com

Gay Bars are not for men to meet women…

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/oct/14/daniel-craig-says-he-goes-to-gay-bars-to-avoid-fights-at-straight-venuesDaniel Craig says he goes to gay bars to avoid fights at straight venues | Daniel Craig | The GuardianBond star says he dislikes the aggression of hetero spaces, and gay bars were a good place to meet womenwww.theguardian.com

indeed. especially no or forgotten lesbian role models….

https://globalnews.ca/news/7958090/mentorship-lgbtq2-queer-trans-youth/Mentorship for LGBTQ2 youth can be a matter of life and death – National | Globalnews.caOlder generations have been paving the way for younger LGBTQ2 people trying to navigate the world, say advocates, and it’s crucial for them to have access.globalnews.ca

Actually Cain makes valid points for LGBTQ2 and heterosexual women

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/george-takei-nails-dean-cain-supermans-bisexuality/George Takei nails Dean Cain about Superman’s bisexuality / LGBTQ NationOh my…www.lgbtqnation.com

article:

“I’m no where near homophobic I just don’t think that cartoon characters should be bi sexual or gay. Leave the kids alone. Don’t push a agenda on children. To me that’s confusing kids. If a teenager or adult decides to be bi or gay, congrats to them. I have no problem with that” Claressa Shields

Blogger Nina replies: LGBT youth need role models and it is harmful to suggest that everyone is heterosexual or that children are unaware of sex, given how hetero adults openly fixate

https://www.mmanews.com/2021/10/claressa-shields-speaks-out-against-lgbt-agenda-in-cartoons/Claressa Shields Speaks Out Against LGBT “Agenda” In CartoonsClaressa Shields has expressed that she believes kids should be protected from Bi/Gay cartoons as they still are at an impressionable age.www.mmanews.com

https://fm96.com/news/8263020/canadian-blood-services-plasma-donation-gay-men-calgary-london/Canadian Blood Services expands eligibility for some gay men to donate plasma at certain clinics | FM96 LondonClinics in Calgary and London will now accept plasma donations from men who have sex with men, who meet screening criteria, Canadian Blood Services says.fm96.com

that number is exceptionally low

https://outinjersey.net/one-in-ten-lgbt-workers-experienced-discrimination-at-work-in-the-last-year/One in ten LGBT workers experienced discrimination at work in the last year – Out In Jersey46 percent of LGBT workers have experienced unfair treatment at work at some point in their lives, including being firedoutinjersey.net

Funny how religions welcome rapists, murderers and pedophiles – but can not cope with law abiding LGBTQ2 who seek to form adult couples:

“It’s a case study in how a church can or cannot navigate questions of identity, questions that are tense, matters of conflict,” said Matthew van Maastricht, pastor at Altamont Reformed Church in Altamont, New York. “We are just one part of a greater reshaping of the broader American Protestant landscape.”

According to the Rev. Dan Griswold, clerk of the RCA’s Holland Classis, the RCA debates involve specific questions: Can an RCA church host a wedding between a same-sex couple, and can an RCA minister officiate such a wedding? Can noncelibate gay people be elected as elders and deacons and ordained as ministers? While these questions are often framed as political, they are also theological.

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2021/october/reformed-church-in-america-rca-synod-lgbt-split-denom.htmlAmerica’s Oldest Denomination Faces Split Over LGBT Issues…… | News & Reporting | Christianity TodayWith dozens of congregations already on their way out, the Reformed Church in America anticipates “difficult decisions” at its postponed General Synod this week.www.christianitytoday.com

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/tiktok-lgbt-togo-community/Can TikTok help young LGBT people in Togo find community?Social media has offered people around the world new spaces to express themselves and find allies. But anti-LGBT laws still instil fearFrenchwww.opendemocracy.net

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

LGBT History Month: 4 Queer Events On October 14 | HuffPost

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 8

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1824, France — Astolphe-Louis-Léonor, the Marquis de Custine  (18 March 1790 – 25 September 1857), is beaten and left for dead after propositioning a male soldier in Saint-Denis. The scandal forces him out of the closet, but he recovers and lives the rest of his life as an open ‘sodomite’ with his partner Edward St. Barbe. Custine maintains a successful social life in Paris. He was a French aristocrat and writer who is best known for his travel writing, in particular his account of his visit to Russia La Russie en 1839. This work documents not only Custine’s travels through the Russian empire, but also the social fabric, economy, and way of life during the reign of Nicholas

1904: Anna Ruhling became one of the first feminists to publicly speak out in favor of rights for same-sex attracted women. At a meeting of the Scientific Humanitarian Committee, one of the earliest organizations to take an active role in the gay rights movement, Ruhling attempted to link the women’s movement with rights for lesbians, criticizing her colleagues for not taking an active role in fighting oppression against same-sex attracted women.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

October 8, 1962

After a five year absence, Little Richard makes his return to Rock ‘n’ Roll as he kicks off his first ever tour of the UK, sharing the bill with Sam Cooke.  Enthusiastic audience reaction to Cooke’s secular set convinced Richard to end his self-imposed exile and return to rock ‘n’ roll.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – Kate Millet (September 14, 1934 – September 6, 2017), American feminist writer, artist, activist, and author of her 1970 book Sexual Politics, comes out as a lesbian. She becomes a seminal influence on second-wave feminism. She joins a growing women’s movement to acknowledge her sexual orientation at a Daughters of Bilitis meeting in New York City.

1970: In New York City, two policemen invade a private club to interrupt a Daughters of Bilitis-New York business meeting. The blatantly harassing nature of the police action persuades many members of the hitherto low profile group of the need for militancy.

1972: Demonstrators at the annual convention of the Association for the Advancement of Behavioral Therapy protest the continued use of “aversion therapy” to “treat” homosexuality.

1974: An episode of the American medical drama “Marcus Welby, M.D.,” titled “The Outrage,” became the center of a massive protest organized by The National Gay And Lesbian Task Force. The episode equated homosexuality with pedophilia by depicting a gay may as a middle school teacher who preyed on his students. In response, many sponsors pulled their advertising from the episode, including Bayer, Gallo Wine, Listerine, Ralston-Purina, Colgate-Palmolive, Shell Oil, Lipton, American Home Products, Breck, Sterling Drug and Gillette.

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

International Lesbian Day

International Lesbian Day celebrates lesbian culture, community and visibility.

IDL dates back to New Zealand activism and is considered to be first celebrated on March 8th, 1980 by a group of 40 lesbians who marched through Wellington Park, New Zealand on International Women’s Day. International Lesbian Day is marked annual on October 8th because it’s exactly six months after International Women’s Day on March 8th.

1983

“True” by Spandau Ballet was awarded the #1 spot on the Adult Contemporary chart.

1985A group of Latina/o lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists formed the Austin Latina Latino Lesbian and Gay Organization (ALLGO). It acted as an LGBT rights organization that “envision[ed] a just and equitable society that celebrates and nurtures vibrant people of color queer cultures.”

1985

Little Richard passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle while driving in West Hollywood and ran into a telephone pole, causing serious injury and forcing him to miss his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. He returned to spiritual music again after his recovery.

1986

Elton John, David Lee Roth and Cher appear on the opening night of The Late Show starring Joan Rivers. At the end of the program, the hostess stood next to Elton and joined him in singing “The Bitch Is Back”. Joan’s decision to host her own show without telling Johnny Carson, for whom she filled in for on The Tonight Show, would permanently sour the friendship between the two.

1987 – The Human Rights Campaign Fund (HRCF) begins running ads in response to an amendment introduced in the Senate by Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC) and passed by the house and senate to restrict funding to AIDS organizations which distributed gay-related prevention literature.

1987 – At the University of Vermont in Burlington nineteen people are arrested in a demonstration protesting the CIA’s exclusion of gays and lesbians.

1988

The debut from Tracy Chapman settled in at #3 and George Michael’s Faith was 9 on the USA lp charts

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

1990 – During a campaign speech, US Congressman Jesse Helms refers to gays and lesbians as “disgusting people marching in the streets demanding all sorts of things, including the right to marry each other.”

1990 – Placido Domingo and Andre Watts raise $1.5 million at a fundraiser for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis.

1992 – Episcopal bishop A. Theodore Eastman issues an order to clergy in Maryland not to bless same-sex unions.

1992, Canada – The lesbian comic book “Hothead Paisan #7” was seized from Toronto Women’s Bookstore. Officials sited “sexual degradation” as the reason for the seizure, though it contained no sex. The prohibition was lifted seven months later.

1994

at 5 on teh USA song charts, John Mellencamp had his 10th Top 10 and 25th career hit “Wild Night” with help from Me’Shell Ndegeocello,

1997 – The National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum condemned gospel singers Angie and Debbie Winans for their anti-gay song “It’s Not Natural,” and BET-TV for providing them with a one-sided forum to promote their homophobic views. Earlier in the year, BET-TV refused to air MeShell NdegeOcello’s video “Leviticus Faggot,” about a black gay teenager’s struggle to come to terms with his sexuality.

1997: An episode of Ellen DeGeneres’ sitcom titled “Roommates” received an adult content warning because it contained a kiss between Ellen and another woman. The censorship reportedly infuriated Ellen, with her telling reporters: “I never wanted to be an activist, but now they’re turning me into one.”

1998, UK – Welsh secretary Ron Davies resigns after British tabloids reported he was robbed at knifepoint in a London park while looking for a male sexual companion. Bisexual Ronald Davies (born 6 August 1946) is a Welsh politician, former Secretary of State for Wales, former Member of Parliament and former member of the Welsh Assembly. He describes himself as a politician belonging to the “traditional left” who had “spent his life looking for a socialist progressive party”. He was a member of the Labour Party until 2004, then joining Forward Wales

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

2003: Marco, a character on “Degrassi: The Next Generation” played by Adamo Ruggiero (second from right in photo below), came out of the closet in conjunction with a two-part episode titled “Pride.” (h/t Quist)

2009 – President Barack Obama signs into law the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Shepard (December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998), 21, was tortured and killed in Laramie, Wyo., because he was gay. Byrd  (May 2, 1949 – June 7, 1998), a 49-year-old black man, was chained to the back of a truck and dragged to death in Jasper, Texas. The hate crimes prevention law requires the FBI to track hate crimes based on gender and gender identity, and gives the Department of Justice the power to prosecute crimes motivated by the victim’s race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

2009, Germany -The first openly gay member of the German government, Guido Westerwelle (27 December 1961 – 18 March 2016) takes office as Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister to Angela Merkel. He was a German politician who served as Foreign Minister in the second cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel and as Vice Chancellor of Germany from 2009 to 2011, being the first openly gay person to hold any of these positions. He was also the chairman of the Free Democratic Party of Germany (FDP) from May 2001 until he stepped down in 2011. A lawyer by profession, he was a member of the Bundestag from 1996 to 2013. On 20 July 2004, Westerwelle attended Angela Merkel’s 50th birthday party accompanied by his partner, Michael Mronz. It was the first time he had attended an official event with his partner and this was considered his public coming-out. The couple registered their partnership on 17 September 2010 in a private ceremony in Bonn. Westerwelle died of leukemia at the age of 54.

2013

LGBT History Month: 5 Queer Events On October 8 | HuffPost

2019

Supreme Court of the USa article

2021

Demonstrating why “allies” are not part of the subcultures that do not actually form a single qmunity

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/10/08/russian-drag-race-adaptation-ignores-lgbt-issues-activists-say-a75243Russian ‘Drag Race’ Adaptation Ignores LGBT Issues, Activists Say – The Moscow TimesActivists accuse the show, hosted by blogger Nastya Ivleeva, of glossing over the challenging reality in which Russia’s LGBT community lives.www.themoscowtimes.com

Why is a notorious opponent of gay rights now working to elect a lesbian attorney general? It’s not because he’s had a change of heart and wants to atone for past sins. It’s because the AG candidate in question, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, is his sister.

https://www.sfexaminer.com/news/why-is-an-anti-lgbt-crusader-working-to-elect-a-lesbian-in-california/Why is an anti-LGBT crusader working to elect a lesbian in California? – The San Francisco ExaminerProp. 8 architect Frank Schubert campaigns for lesbian attorney general candidate in Californiawww.sfexaminer.com

https://theowp.org/lgbt-free-declarations-repealed-in-poland-a-step-forward-or-a-cruel-game/“LGBT-Free” Declarations Repealed In Poland: A Step Forward? Or A Cruel Game? – The Organization for World PeaceLast Monday, three Polish regional councils voted not to declare their provinces “LGBT-free zones” following the European Union’s threats to cut up to €126 million in funding to the local governmen…theowp.org

https://people.com/politics/lgbtq-afghans-facing-death-under-taliban-hiding-fleeing/LGBTQ Afghans Facing ‘Violent Death’ Under Taliban Need Help, Advocates Say | PEOPLE.comActivist Nemat Sadat wants to raise awareness and money “the most vulnerable people in the most dangerous country” as LGBTQ advocates push U.S. and other countries to do morepeople.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/dutch-gay-man-defied-nazis-saved-thousands/Meet the Dutch gay man who defied the Nazis & saved thousands of lives / LGBTQ NationBefore his execution in July 1943 at the hands of the Nazi party, Willem Arondeus asked his lawyer to spread a message after he was gone. “Let it be known,” he said. “Homosexuals are not cowards…www.lgbtqnation.comShareEmoji

https://www.scmp.com/news/people-culture/gender-diversity/article/3151504/chinas-lgbt-community-caught-xi-jinpingsLGBT community in sights as China cracks down on ‘Western import’What began as an assault on the growing influence of tech giants has widened to include a wide swathe of Chinese society, with LGBT people increasingly a target.www.scmp.com

https://www.france24.com/en/africa/20211008-alice-nkom-cameroon-s-tireless-defender-of-lgbtq-rightsAlice Nkom, Cameroon’s tireless defender of LGBTQ rightsThe first female lawyer in Cameroon, Alice Nkom, has made it her life’s work to fight for the decriminalisation of homosexuality in a country where LGBTQ people face up to five years in prison. She h…www.france24.com

https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/10/07/ghana-lgbtq-homophobia-bill-mckenzie-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnnThis draft bill gives LGBTQ members 2 options: Jail time or conversion therapy – CNN VideoCNN’s David McKenzie reports from Ghana as the country’s parliament is set to debate a bill that critics from the LGBTQ+ community call a “homophobe’s dream.”www.cnn.com

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/08/africa/ghana-lgbtq-crackdown-intl-cmd/index.htmlGhana’s LGBTQ: How a US group with links to the far-right may have influenced a crackdown on the community – CNNGhana’s parliament is set to debate a draft bill — framed in the guise of “family values” — which seeks to introduce some of the harshest anti-LGBTQ laws on the African continent.www.cnn.com

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

LGBT History Month: 5 Queer Events On October 8 | HuffPost

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 10

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1886 – Hilda Doolittle(September 10, 1886 – September 27, 1961) is born. H.D., as she was called,  befriended Sigmund Freud during the 1930s, and became his patient in order to understand and express her bisexuality.H.D. married once, and undertook a number of relationships with both men and women. She was unapologetic about her sexuality and thus became an icon for both the LGBT rights and feminist movements when her poems, plays, letters and essays were rediscovered during the 1970s and 1980s. Her lover was Annie Winifred Ellerman (2 September 1894 – 28 January 1983) who wrote under the name Bryher.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code,

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

1963

At the end of a standoff between federal authorities and Alabama governor George C. Wallace, 20 black students entered previously all-white public schools in Alabama, USA

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

September 10, 1974

The New York Dolls spit up. The influential American band formed in 1972 and made just two albums, the 1973 ‘New York Dolls’ and 1974 ‘Too Much Too Soon’.


The New York Dolls – GayCultureLandhttp://gaycultureland.blogspot.com › 2017/01 › the-ne…

It doesn’t matter that they were not gay (possibly a bisexual or two among them, but we won’t go into that).

September 10, 1975

Elton John‘s “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” is certified Gold.

September 10, 1977

David Bowie accepts Bing Crosby’s invitation to appear as a special guest on Bing’s annual Christmas television special.

1978, Canada – A visit by Anita Bryant to London, Ontario sparks a protest demonstration outside London Gardens Coliseum. 

1979

ABBA began their first North American tour more than five years after reaching the Top Ten in the US with “Waterloo”. The group split up in 1980, but received a $1 billion offer in February, 2000, from an American-British consortium to re-unite for 100 concerts. They turned it down. ABBA reunited for an LP and a digital concert event in 2021, the last supergroup alive helping the world through covid.

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

1981, Canada – Gays of Ottawa (GO) celebrates tenth anniversary with official opening of a community center at 175 Lisgar Street. The reception is attended by mayor Marion Dewar, Gordon Fairweather, head of Canadian Human Rights Commission, and MPP Michael Cassidy, leader of the Ontario provincial New Democratic Party. 

1983

“Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” from the Eurythmics – again, a heterosexual band, but genderfuck presentation – at 10 Culture Club fell with “I’ll Tumble 4 (sic) Ya”.

The media called them Mr Annie Lennox and Ms Boy George.

1988

on the usa song charts at 8 :  “Fast Car” from Tracy Chapman

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

1997 – The U.S. Senate thrashes GLBT civil rights twice in one day, passing the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” denying to LGB and many T Americans the right to federally recognized marriages to those they love and relieving states of the obligation to recognized marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, and defeating the “Employment Non-Discrimination Act” which would have barred job discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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

2002: In Du Toit v Minister of Welfare and Population Development, the Constitutional Court of South Africa rules that same-sex couples must be allowed to adopt children jointly.

2021

LGBTQ2 is not that organized and humans do not direct the weather or disasters, other than what we do by overpopulation and THAT is on the heterosexuals

https://ahvalnews.com/turkey-lgbt/turkish-lgbt-community-cause-natural-disasters-says-islamic-preacherTurkish LGBT community to cause natural disasters, says Islamic preacher | | AhvalAhvalahvalnews.com

most of the saints were gay, it is why they were anti sex and anti women

https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2021/09/09/mychal-judge-saint-9-11-241377A gay saint? L.G.B.T. groups are pushing for 9/11 hero Father Mychal Judge’s canonization | America MagazineAlthough Franciscan Father Mychal Judge’s religious order has not pushed the cause for his sainthood, organizations touched by his work with H.I.V./AIDS victims are now taking it up.www.americamagazine.org

heterosexual women have role models, lesbians really have too few

https://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/entertainment/20210910/no-need-make-ravens-home-character-lesbian-raven-symoneNo need to make ‘Raven’s Home’ character a lesbian – Raven-Symone | Entertainment | Jamaica GleanerRaven-Symone has insisted that there was “no need” to make her Raven’s Home character a lesbian. The 35-year-old comedy actress reprised her role of Raven Baxter for the series in 2017, and she admitted she had “conversations” with Disney producers…jamaica-gleaner.com

heteros organize against LGBTQ2 and we are not supposed to organize back?

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/senators-condemn-keogans-claims-of-organised-lgbt-takeover-bnt6mh35lSenators condemn Keogan’s claims of ‘organised LGBT takeover’ | Ireland | The TimesA claim by an Irish senator that LGBT+ people are being placed in high-level positions as part of an organised takeover at every level of society has been condwww.thetimes.co.uk

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/ncp-announces-new-city-panel-sets-up-lgbt-cell/articleshow/86079986.cmsNCP announces new city panel, sets up LGBT cell | Pune News – Times of IndiaPune: Nationalist Congress Party on Thursday announced its new city committee comprising an LGBT cell — the first such unit in the party.timesofindia.indiatimes.com

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

lgbtq2 for September 2

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1894, UK – Annie Winifred Ellerman (2 September 1894 – 28 January 1983) is born in Kent, England. Writing under the name Bryher, she is an early feminist. She was a major figure of the international set in Paris in the 1920s, using her fortune to help many struggling writers. With her lesbian lover Hilda Doolittle(H.D.) (September 10, 1886 – September 27, 1961) and Scottish writer Kenneth Macpherson, she launched the film magazine Close Up, which introduced Sergei Eisenstein’s work to British viewers. From her home in Switzerland, she helped to evacuate Jews from Hitler’s Germany, and then became a popular historical novelist.

1907 – Evelyn Hooker (September 2, 1907 – November 18, 1996) is born. She published the first ever scientific findings that homosexual men are no less well-adjusted mentally than heterosexual men. The American Psychological Association said about her in honoring her with a 1991 award: “When homosexuals were considered to be mentally ill, were forced out of government jobs, and were arrested in police raids, Evelyn Hooker courageously sought and obtained research support from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to compare a matched sample of homosexual and heterosexual men. Her pioneering study, published in 1957, challenged the widespread belief that homosexuality is a pathology by demonstrating that experienced clinicians using psychological tests … could not identify the nonclinical homosexual group. This revolutionary study provided empirical evidence that normal homosexuals existed, and supported the radical idea then emerging that homosexuality is within the normal range of human behavior … Her research, leadership, mentorship, and tireless advocacy for an accurate scientific view of homosexuality … has been an outstandingcontribution to psychology in the public interest.”

Sept 2 1927

Sophie Tucker recorded her song “Some of These Days.” This version of the song was not released until about 30 years after it was recorded. The first part of the verse is narrated by Sophie Tucker and she tells how the song described the story of her life.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1956 – Elizabeth A. Birch (born September 2, 1956) is an American attorney and former corporate executive who chaired the board of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force from 1992-1994. Birch was worldwide director of litigation for Apple Computer and general counsel for its Claris subsidiary until 1995.She served as the Executive Director of the Human Rights Campaignfrom January 1995 until January 2004. In 2000, Birch became the first leader of an LGBT organization to address a national political convention when she gave a prime-time speech at the Democratic National Convention. In 2004, Birch launched Birch & Company, a consulting firm, with offices in Washington, D.C. and New York. Birch ran Rosie O’Donnell‘s production company, KidRo Productions, Inc. and oversaw O’Donnell’s For All Kids Foundation until 2007. She had a relationship with Hilary Rosen, former chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America. They adopted twins, a boy and a girl, in Texas. The couple separated in 2006.

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

1967 – First issue of The Advocate is published. It was a small newspaper under the name The Los Angeles AdvocateThe Advocate focuses on news, politics, opinion, and arts and entertainment of interest to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) people. The magazine is the oldest and largest LGBT publication in the United States and the only surviving one of its kind that was founded before the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

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

1983

The film “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence” opened around in the United States. The movie starred David Bowie.

1988

The Human Rights Now! world tour kicked off at Wembley Stadium London with Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman and Youssu n’Dour. Taking in five continents and claiming to be the most ambitious rock tour in history.

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

1995

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened in Cleveland, Ohio, with Bob DylanChuck BerryAretha FranklinAl GreenBooker T and the MGsLittle RichardThe Allman BrothersBoz ScaggsJames Brown and Martha Reeves making contributions.

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

2000

Madonna was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Music’, her 10th UK No.1 single, from her album of the same title; making her the first female to top the UK album chart ten times.

2005 – Brokeback Mountain premiers at the Venice Film Festival. It’s one of the first major motion pictures with worldwide distribution to focus on same-sex love as the main storyline. It is an American neo-westernromanticdrama filmdirected by Ang Lee and produced by Diana Ossana and James SchamusAdapted from the 1997 short story of the same name by Annie Proulx, the screenplay was written by Ossana and Larry McMurtry. The film stars Heath LedgerJake GyllenhaalAnne Hathaway, and Michelle Williams, and depicts the complex emotional and homosexual relationship between Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist in the American West from 1963 to 1983. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards, the most nominations at the 78th Academy Awards, where it won three—Best DirectorBest Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score.

2011: The California State Senate passes AB 9, known as “Seth’s Law” after 13-year-old Seth Walsh, who committed suicide in 2010 after constant homophobic harassment at his school. The bill would require every school in California to implement anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies and programs that include actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The state assembly had passed the bill in June 2011.

2013 –

Diana Nyad (born August 22, 1949), an out lesbian, is the first person to swim the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. She’s an American author, journalist, motivational speaker, and long-distance swimmer. On her fifth attempt and at age 64, she became the first person confirmed to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage, swimming from Havana to Key West. Nyad has said a factor in her determination while swimming was her anger about, and her desire to overcome, sexual abuse she experienced as a child.

Sir Elton John won the first ever Brits Icon award, in a gala concert which marked his stage return after surgery for appendicitis. Elton was presented with the prize by his friend, singer Rod Stewart, who described him as “the second-best rock singer ever”. The Icon prize had been created by the BPI, the music industry’s trade body, which also runs the Brit Awards.

2021

maybe it is children who should not be online

https://inews.co.uk/news/online-safety-bill-would-give-legal-basis-for-censorship-of-lgbt-people-stephen-fry-and-campaigners-warn-1178176Online Safety Bill gives legal basis for censorship of LGBT people, Stephen Fry and campaigners warnLegal free speech could be banned from social media under the proposed lawinews.co.uk

https://thehill.com/policy/finance/570217-nearly-half-of-lgbt-renters-behind-on-rent-fear-eviction-in-next-two-monthsNearly half of LGBT renters behind on rent fear eviction in next two months: research | TheHillAbout half of LGBT U.S. renters who are behind on their payments fear eviction in the next two months, according to research released by the University of California-Los Angeles’s Williams Institute.thehill.com

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-02/afghans-lgbt-community-face-stoning-under-taliban-law/100412330LGBT Afghans are on the run, afraid they could be stoned to death under Taliban law – ABC NewsA young man flees for his life through the streets of Kabul, bleeding from a stab wound. Amid the scramble to get people out of Afghanistan, there are fears little attention is being paid to what could be the most vulnerable group of all — LGBT people.www.abc.net.au

dear christians: stop being bothered that others exist.

https://www.christianpost.com/news/scholars-slam-study-on-impact-lgbt-laws-are-having-on-christians.htmlScholars slam study on impact LGBT laws are having on Christians | U.S. News | The Christian PostChristian scholars have pushed back on a study in an American Psychological Association journal that concludes that laws designed to protect the LGBT community from discrimination do not negatively impact Christians.www.christianpost.com

“If a professed atheist counts as a chaplain — which is to say, a leader of religious services in a chapel — then ‘religion’ has quite obviously come to mean nothing at all,” Bishop Barron continued.

Dear Bishop: religion is a system of power enforced by an imaginary threat

https://www.ncregister.com/cna/bishop-barron-election-of-atheist-as-harvard-chaplain-president-complete-and-abject-surrenderBishop Barron: Election of Atheist as Harvard Chaplain President ‘Complete and Abject Surrender’| National Catholic Register“If a professed atheist counts as a chaplain — which is to say, a leader of religious services in a chapel — then ‘religion’ has quite obviously come to mean…www.ncregister.com

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for August 27


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1782 – John Laurens (October 28, 1754 – August 27, 1782) dies at the age of 28. He was an American soldier and statesman from South Carolinaduring the American Revolutionary War, best known for his criticism of slavery and efforts to help recruit slaves to fight for their freedom as U.S. soldiers. Though he was married, letters between Laurens and Alexander Hamilton(January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804)indicate that the two men had an affair. From a young age, Laurens apparently exhibited a lack of interest in women. Laurens biographer Gregory D. Massey states that he “reserved his primary emotional commitments for other men.” Though he eventually married, it was a union born out of regret. While in London for his studies, Laurens impregnated Martha Manning and married her to preserve the legitimacy of their child. Laurens wrote to this uncle, “Pity has obliged me to marry.” Hamilton had “at the very least” an “adolescent crush” on Laurens. Chernow also states that “Hamilton did not form friendships easily and never again revealed his interior life to another man as he had to Laurens. […] After the death of John Laurens, Hamilton shut off some compartment of his emotions and never reopened it.”

1873 – Maud Allan (August 27, 1873 – October 7, 1956) was a pianist-turned-actress, dancer and choreographer who is remembered for her “impressionistic mood settings”. From the 1920s on Allan taught dance and lived with her secretary and lover, Verna Aldrich.She died in Los Angeles.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1951 – California Supreme Court ruled that the mere congregation of homosexuals at the Black Cat Bar was not sufficient grounds for suspending the bar’s liquor license (Stoumen v. Reilly , 37 Cal.2d 713, [S. F. No. 18310. In Bank. Aug. 28, 1951.]). The Black Cat Bar or Black Cat Café was a bar in San Francisco, California. It originally opened in 1906 and closed in 1921. The Black Cat re-opened in 1933 and operated for another 30 years. During its second run of operation, it was a hangout for Beats and bohemians but over time began attracting more and more of a gay clientele. The Black Cat closed down for good in February 1964.  The site is now the location of Bocadillos, a tapas-style restaurant. On December 15, 2007, a plaque commemorating the Black Cat and its place in San Francisco history was placed at the site.

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

1961 – U.S. Fashion designer and gay icon Tom Ford (August 27, 1961) is born. He is an American fashion designer, film director, screenwriter, and film producer. He launched his eponymous luxury brand in 2006, having previously served as the creative directorat Gucciand Yves Saint Laurent. Ford directed the Oscar-nominated films A Single Man(2009)and Nocturnal Animals (2016). Ford is married to Richard Buckley (born 1948), a journalist and former editor in chief of Vogue Hommes International; they have been in a relationship since meeting in 1986.The couple have a son, born in September 2012.

August 27, 1965

On the last day of a five-day break from their North American tour, The Beatles attended a recording session for The Byrds.

Elvis was visited by the Beatles from 10.00 p.m. at his Perugia Way home until the early hours of the next day. The Beatles arrived, they stared at Elvis, then, they all jammed on Chuck Berry.

Col Parker and Brian Epstein also had a meeting around the pool table.

1967 – Brian Epstein (9 September 1934 – 27 August 1967) , the manager of The Beatles, dies of a drug overdose. Although Lennon often made sarcastic comments about Epstein’s homosexuality to friends and to Epstein personally, no one outside the group’s inner circle was allowed to comment. Male homosexual activity was illegal in England and Wales until September, 1967, when it was decriminalized; however, this was one month after Epstein’s death.

1969, Switzerland – Erica Mann (November 9, 1905 – August 27, 1969) dies in Zurich. She was a German actress and writer and the eldest daughter of the novelist Thomas Mann and his wife Katia. In 1924, Erika Mann moved to Berlin where she lived a bohemian lifestyle and became a critic of National Socialism. She acted in, and wrote for, an anti-Nazi cabaret in Berlin. After Hitler came to power in 1933, Mann moved to Switzerland. She married gay poet W. H, Auden (February 21, 1907 – September 29,1973). The marriage was arranged in 1935 by Christopher Isherwood to help Mann get a British passport to flee Nazi Germany. Mann remained active in liberal causes and continued to attack Nazism in her writings, most notably with her 1938 book School for Barbarians which was a critique of the Nazi education system. Erika was in a relationship with actress Pamela Wedekind(December 12, 1906-April 91986). She would later have relationships with actress Therese Giehse(6 March 1898 – 3 March 1975), author and photgrapher Annemarie Schwarzenbach(23 May 1908 – 15 November 1942) and  dancer Betty Knox(10 May 1906 – 25 January 1963) , with whom she served as a war correspondent during World War II.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1973 – In New York City the local 6th police precinct defeated the New York Matts in a softball game. Matts was short for Mattachines, a gay organization. It attracted approximately 1,000 spectators and raised $1,000 for mentally disabled children. Geraldo Rivera was the first base umpire.

1977

on the USA LP charts: #3  Streisand Superman by Barbra Streisand

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

1982

Queen played at the Myriad Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

1983

On the USA LP Charts, David Bowie’s Let’s Dance dropped to 7

1988

George Michael had his fourth consecutive number one single from the album “Faith”, when “Monkey” climbed to the top of the Billboard Pop chart. It was his eighth US chart topper of the 1980s.

.  Elton John’s “I Don’t Wanna’ Go On With You Like That” moved up to challenge 

at 6  “Fast Car” from Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman pulled off the rare feat of getting a #1 album with her debut. 

George Michael’s Faith LP was #6

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

1992 – Colorado Republican senate candidate Terry Considine refers to AIDS as a self-inflicted injury during a town meeting, and equates AIDS with gun violence and drug abuse.

1998 – At the 16th Annual Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Symposium in Chicago, attorney Aaron Greenberg argues that if the gay gene is isolated, parents should have the right to abort a gay fetus or have its genetic makeup altered.

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

2000, Japan – After a four-year absence, the Tokyo Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade is held in Japan. Beginning in 1996 as the First Les-Bi-Gay Pride March Sapporo, for the next two years it was the Sexual Minority Pride March, and from 1999 became the Rainbow March that has become an annual public event of Sapporo and the longest, continuously run LGBT parade in Japan. The Rainbow Parade was also the first pride parade in Japan to feature floats, in 1999. Called the Tokyo Lesbian & Gay Parade (TLGP), the event took place in 2000 in the form of a march around the Shibuya district. The Parade went on, taking place in late summer of the two subsequent years, 2001 and 2002, now attracting crowds of over 3,000.

2003

Janis Ian, who scored her first hit, 1967’s “Society’s Child” when she was just sixteen years old, married her lesbian partner, Patricia Snyder in Toronto. It was the second marriage for both. Janis said she had no plans for a honeymoon since she’s too busy working on two upcoming albums.

2005 – Sen. John McCain announces that although he is opposed a federal constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, he supports a state version in his home state of Arizona.

2013

Miley Cyrus’s risque performance at the MTV VMAs drew complaints from a parenting pressure group in the US. The Parents Television Council (PTC) issued a complaint against the channel over the 20-year-old’s routine, which saw her dance suggestively in a nude bikini with singer Robin Thicke. It argued the show should not have been rated as suitable for 14 year olds, adding: “Heads should roll at MTV.”

Madonna was named the world’s top-earning celebrity over the past year. The 55-year-old made an estimated $125m (£80m) thanks to her MDNA tour, clothing and fragrance lines, according to Forbes. The magazine said it was the most money Madonna had made in a single year since it began tracking earnings in 1999.

cited sources

Today in LGBT History – August 27 | Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

August 13 for LGBTQ2

August 13 1952

The original version of “Hound Dog” was recorded by Willie Mae (Big Mama) Thornton – her version being a woman telling off a cheating man, while Elvis’ version would be the man telling himself. Thorton’s recording would top the Billboard R&B chart for seven straight weeks, selling nearly two million copies.

August 13, 1955

Due to the large number of Pop hits which are remakes of R&B hits, Savoy Records announces that those wanting to record cover versions of songs must obtain permission from the US copyright office.

1966

The Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music” was nine on the pop chart

August 13, 1967

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) refused to allow Joan Baez to perform at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, because of her opposition to the Vietnam War. Baez responded with a performance at a free concert at the base of the Washington Monument

1977

Barbra Streisand still had the #1 AC hit for a third week–“My Heart Belongs To Me” – which dropped from 4 to 6 on the pop charts

1982

Major American record companies including CBS Atlantic and Warner Brothers all made staff cut-backs as the industry plunged into ‘the worst shape in its history’. In response to plummeting record sales (which the industry blames on the sale of blank cassette tapes), major labels CBS, Atlantic, and Warner Brothers announce a series of major staff cuts.

The music tech shifts: recorded music, radio broadcast music Blank cassette, recordable cds. music broadcast channels and the internet change music distribution

1983

The genderfuck era

The Eurythmics were at number two with “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)”

 the Human League were at 10 with “(Keep Feeling) Fascination”.

1985

Whitney Houston released her single “Saving All My Love For You”.

1988

 The debut from Tracy Chapman remained at 4

1990

George Michael released the single “Praying For Time” from his great album Listen Without Prejudice.

2003

Lisa Marie Presley performed on “Live with Regis and Kelly.

2004

‘Angels’ by Robbie Williams was voted the best single which should have been a No.1 but never was, in a poll for VH1. The ballad, which reached No.4 in December 1997, beat Savage Garden’s ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply’ and Aerosmith’s ‘I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.’ Other songs said to have deserved a No.1 included Madonna with ‘Ray of Light’, ‘Beautiful Stranger’, ‘Crazy For You’ and ‘Material Girl’, Bon Jovi with ‘Always’ and Oasis with ‘Wonderwall’ and ‘Live Forever’. Sir Cliff Richard’s hit ‘Millennium Prayer’ was voted the worst No.1 single of all time.

At the opening ceremonies of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Björk wears a dress that unfurls about 10,000 feet of fabric, which is stretched to cover the viewing area where a world map is then projected. All of this takes place while she sings “Oceania.”

2017

David Bowie makes a posthumous appearance in the TV series Twin Peaks: The Return. The late singer, who made a cameo appearance as a deranged FBI agent in the cult classic’s 1991 prequel, Fire Walk With Me, was supposed to return for the show’s revival but died before filming. Director David Lynch used archive footage from the movie to bring Bowie to life in the episode.

2021

this is not a new problem, the Vancouver paper Angles (1980 – 2004) it was the gay male personal ads that caused the resistance to venues being drop off points

partly the fetish of race or the bigotry of not dating across ethnicity or only certain ones

https://theconversation.com/how-gay-men-justify-their-racism-on-grindr-164208How gay men justify their racism on GrindrWhen gay men were confronted about writing ‘no Blacks’ or ‘no Latinos’ on their profiles, many of them became defensive.theconversation.com

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210813-taiwan-macau-gay-couple-wed-after-landmark-legal-winTaiwan-Macau gay couple wed after landmark legal win – France 24Taiwan-Macau gay couple wed after landmark legal winwww.france24.com

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/08/10627968/lil-nas-x-interview-gay-icon-and-trap-of-fameLil Nas X’s Variety Interview On Being A Gay IconLil Nas X graced the cover of Variety’s 2021 Power of Young Hollywood and talked being a gay icon and the dangers of homophobiawww.refinery29.com

https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1008238/moviegoers-divided-over-invisible-gay-cast-in-upcoming-summerMoviegoers Divided Over ‘Invisible’ Gay Cast in ‘Upcoming Summer’The teen romance has become a box office hit, but many viewers are questioning if the movie hid an LGBT character in plain view.www.sixthtone.com

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-romeo-is-a-woman-in-the-israeli-opera-s-lesbian-version-of-romeo-and-juliet-1.10104551Lesbian plot twist for Romeo and Juliet: The Israeli Opera’s surprise new staging – Israel News – Haaretz.comWherefore art thou Romeo? In a dramatic change to one of the best known love stories in Western culture, the Israel Opera is staging a lesbian production of Bellini’s ‘The Capulets and the Montagues’www.haaretz.com

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/entertainment/music/478754-why-i-cant-stop-being-a-lesbian-ybnl-princess.htmlWhy I can’t stop being a lesbian – YBNL Princess | Premium Times Nigeria“When my family members remind me that I’ll be 25 this year, hoping that my lesbian phase has passed and I can bring a man home, no dear, I will be bringing a woman home.”www.premiumtimesng.com

https://www.autostraddle.com/what-is-up-with-these-vaguely-lesbian-mean-teens-on-white-lotus/What Is Up With These Vaguely Lesbian Mean Teens on “White Lotus”? | Autostraddle“Targeting the love interests of your queer crush is a very young and chaotic bisexual move (apologies to the queer crushes of my youth).”www.autostraddle.com

robin not gay? curious

https://www.thewrap.com/kimmel-louis-virtel-bisexual-robin/‘Kimmel’ Writer Louis Virtel Wonders What’s Next for Bisexual Batman Sidekick (Video)Will Batman sidekick “make the mistake of spending $500 to see Madonna in concert even though she never performs ‘Lucky Star’ anymore?”www.thewrap.com

https://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/web-series/bigg-boss-ott-s-moose-jattana-comes-out-as-bisexual-more-attracted-to-boys-but-would-like-to-marry-a-girl-101628767969756.htmlBigg Boss OTT’s Moose Jattana comes out as bisexual: ‘More attracted to boys but would like to marry a girl’ | Web Series – Hindustan TimesMoose Jattana has come out as bisexual on the latest episode of Bigg Boss OTT. Here’s who she is and what she’s said. | Web Serieswww.hindustantimes.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/08/11/threesome-gay-bisexual-parents/Bisexual man admits to having threesome with boyfriend’s parentsA gay man was left “mortified” after he discovered that his parents had a threesome with his bisexual boyfriend.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.towleroad.com/2021/08/canada-trans-pastor-lawsuit/Canada Transgender Pastor Sues Former Church For Being Fired After Coming Out During Pride Month Sermon – Towleroad Gay NewsA Canada transgender pastor is suing her former church for wrongful termination on the basis of discrimination after being fired shortly after coming outwww.towleroad.com

one more reason why religion should not be embraced by LGBTQ2

besides the zero evidence for religion

the social oppression of heterosexual women and LGBTQ2

atheist is the safe word

August 6 for LGBTQ2

1928

Andy Warhol, who makes his mark on the music world as manager for the The Velvet Underground and designer of the Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers album cover, is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Blogger Nina Notes: Andy Warhol’s 15 minutes of fame quote was an accurate prediction, I wonder how many think it is a good thing or a bad thing.

1940

Columbia Records cut the price of its 12-inch classical records. The records were priced $1.00. RCA Victor followed two weeks later.

1970

Steppenwolf, Janis Joplin, Paul Simon, Poco and Johnny Winter all appeared at the Concert For Peace at New York’s Shea Stadium. The concert date coincided with the 25th anniversary of dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

August 6, 1974

ABBA scored their first US top 10 hit when ‘Waterloo’ went to No.6. ‘Waterloo’ was written specifically to be entered into the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, after the group finished third with ‘Ring Ring’ the previous year in the Swedish pre-selection contest.

1983

Tears for Fears first charted with the song “Change”

1987

The Beastie Boys sued the city of Jacksonville Florida for including the phrase “mature audience” on promotional materials and concert tickets.

The movie Who’s That Girl starring Madonna premiered at Times Square in New York City. This movie featured an Elvis Jailhouse Rock poster in Madonna’s jail cell.

1988

 Tracy Chapman’s debut LP was 4 on the USA Charts

1994

 Elton John owned song #4–“Can You Feel The Love Tonight

1998

George Michael performed at the Capital Centre in Washington, D.C.

2001

2001

Whitney Houston became one of the highest-paid musicians in the world after signing a new deal with Arista records, said to be worth more than $100m.

2012

Marvin Hamlisch, famed composer and conductor, who wrote music for the movies The StingOrdinary PeopleSophie’s Choice and The Spy Who Loved Me, died in Los Angeles at age 68.  Hamlisch, who worked with Barbra Streisand, Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Mathis and countless others, was a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

2021

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-9802625/Toddlers-transitioning-male-rapists-womens-prisons-new-book-offers-look-trans-activism.htmlToddlers transitioning, male rapists in women’s prisons: new book offers look at trans-activism | Daily Mail OnlineHelen Joyce, who is Britain editor for the Economist, was prompted to write Trans after speaking with detransitioners who compare their experience to being ‘in a cult’.www.dailymail.co.uk

in sports

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210806-taiwan-won-t-attend-hong-kong-s-gay-games-fearing-security-lawTaiwan won’t attend Hong Kong’s Gay Games fearing security law – France 24Taiwan won’t attend Hong Kong’s Gay Games fearing security lawwww.france24.com

https://www.out.com/sports/2021/8/04/lesbian-filipina-boxer-thanks-lgbtq-community-after-winning-silverLesbian Filipina Boxer Thanks LGBTQ+ Community After Winning SilverNesthy Petecio dedicated her historic win in the first-ever women’s featherweight boxing event to the global queer community.www.out.com

in representation

https://kotaku.com/the-pokemon-company-company-actually-says-gay-rights-1847434624The Pokémon Company Company Actually Says Gay RightsPokémon Unite’s social media account pleaded for the hets. Incidentally, Twitter is a mistakekotaku.com

https://www.nme.com/features/gaming-features/gorgeous-god-like-and-bisexual-how-hades-developers-made-sexuality-part-of-the-power-fantasy-3013075Gorgeous, God-like and… bisexual? How ‘Hades’’ developers made sexuality part of the power fantasyZagreus is your hero, your anti-hero. And he was made that way. Irritating and devilishly loveable… he’s bisexual, too. Of course.www.nme.com

https://tvline.com/2021/08/05/xena-reunion-lucy-lawless-renee-oconnor-my-life-is-murder/amp/Xena Reunion Photos: Lucy Lawless Is Joined by Renee O’Connor on Acorn TV Drama — ‘The Fans Are Gonna Love It’ – TVLineTV’s erstwhile Xena, Warrior Princess reunites with her Gabrielle in these first photos from Renee O’Connor’s guest-starring role on Lucy Lawless’ Aussie crime drama.tvline.com

https://pagesix.com/2021/08/06/xena-star-renee-oconnor-on-shows-lesbian-undertones/‘Xena’ star Renee O’Connor on show’s lesbian undertones“Xena” star Renee O’Connor looked back on the show’s lesbian undertones and how it would be different now.pagesix.com

in reality

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/tv-radio-web/young-gay-and-raised-to-believe-she-was-the-spawn-of-the-devil-1.4640425Young, gay and raised to believe she was the spawn of the DevilTV: Pray Away is a devastating portrait of vulnerable people led astray by conversion therapywww.irishtimes.com

https://www.milwaukeeindependent.com/articles/black-nite-remembrance-day-birthplace-milwaukees-lgbtq-pride-honored-60th-anniversary/“Black Nite Brawl” Day: The birthplace of Milwaukee’s LGBTQ pride movement honored on 60th anniversary | The Milwaukee Independentwww.milwaukeeindependent.com

https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/west-island-gazette/west-island-lgbtq2-celebrating-10-years-of-serviceWest Island LGBTQ2+ celebrating 10 years of service | Montreal GazetteThe West Island LGBTQ+ Centre’s mission is to create a safe place where LGBTQ+ people can truly be who they are.montrealgazette.com

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/article-lgbtq-community-turns-to-shared-accommodations-to-build-safe-living/LGBTQ community turns to shared accommodations to build safe living spaces – The Globe and MailRising housing prices are creating a volatile market, particularly for LGBTQ community members, who are often more likely to face housing discrimination. As a result, many of them are turning to shared accommodations to build safe living spaceswww.theglobeandmail.com

and making it worse than it had to be

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/08/lesbian-attorney-general-says-wont-accept-hrcs-donations-groups-president-resigns/Lesbian Attorney General says she won’t accept HRC’s donations until the group’s president resigns / LGBTQ NationAlphonso David called on his former boss New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign this week, but now there are calls for David to step down too…www.lgbtqnation.com

July 23 for LGBTQ2

July 23, 1973

Cher released the single “Half Breed”.

1977

 Barry Manilow made it to #1 with “Looks Like We Made It”, his eighth hit,

at five  “My Heart Belongs To Me” from Barbra Streisand

1979

The Ayatollah Khomenini bans all forms of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Iran, claiming it has a corrupting influence.

1983

on the USA lp charts at 8 David Bowie’s Let’s Dance

1988

on the song USA charts: former Go-Go Jane Wiedlin entered the Top 10 with “Rush Hour”.

on the LP USA Charts: Faith by George Michael (now down to #5),

 Tracy Chapman’s incredible debut was at #7, 

1994

Elton John registered his 27th Top 10 hit (#5 all-time) with the great song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” from the movie The Lion King.

1998

It was a Retro 80’s tour as Culture Club, Howard Jones and the Human League performed the first show of the tour at the Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Georgia.

2000

‘N Sync reached #1 with “It’s Gonna’ Be Me”.

2005

Queen’s 1985 Live Aid performance was voted the best rock concert ever by over 7,000 UK Sony Ericsson music fans. Radiohead were voted the best festival act for their 1997 Glastonbury performance and Bob Dylan’s 1966 Manchester Free Trade Hall gig won the best ever solo gig.

2021

this is excellent news.. I have a report half written on this topic and now I know where to send it

https://www.canadianlawyermag.com/practice-areas/labour-and-employment/adelle-blackett-mcgill-law-prof-leads-task-force-to-modernize-employment-equity-act/358270Adelle Blackett, McGill law prof, leads task force to modernize Employment Equity Act | Canadian LawyerTask force aims to create more equitable, diverse, inclusive workplaces with better retentionwww.canadianlawyermag.com

because men get competitive and then it is not about issues anymore..

https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/6/24/what-is-woke-culture-and-why-has-it-become-so-toxicWhy ‘woke’ became toxic | LGBTQ | Al JazeeraThe term ‘woke’ has become so divisive that it is harming support for the issues it is meant to be highlighting.www.aljazeera.com

advances in some places

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/tokyo-olympics-japan-inclusive-lgbt-1.6112350Advocates hope Olympic spotlight will boost push for equality for Japan’s LGBT community | CBC NewsVancouver couple Tyler Iwata and Steven Hashimoto and Victoria LGBT advocate Madu Suzuki say pressure from outside of Japan is needed to bring change to a country where there’s still no law to protect gay people from discrimination.www.cbc.ca

retreats and oppression in others

https://www.euronews.com/2021/07/23/europe-s-week-brexit-returns-and-orban-announces-anti-lgbt-referendumEurope’s week: Brexit returns and Orban announces anti-LGBT referendum | EuronewsEurope’s week: Brexit returns and Orban announces anti-LGBT referendumwww.euronews.com

and then, there are few places

https://www.straight.com/news/lgbt-friendly-west-end-remains-a-pocket-of-housing-affordability-in-vancouverLGBT-friendly West End remains a pocket of housing affordability in Vancouver | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment WeeklyWhen compared to neighbourhoods like Yaletown, Downtown, and Coal Harbour, Vancouver’s West End remains a unique area with attractive bargains.www.straight.com

July 13 for LGBTQ2

1973

Queen released their self-titled debut album on EMI Records.

1974

Elton John started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with his eighth studio release, ‘Caribou’, and his third No.1 album. The album contained the singles, ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’, and ‘The Bitch Is Back’.

On the usa charts, Elton John moved from 25-6 with “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”,

# 6 “On And On” from Gladys Knight & the Pips,
#8 , Anne Murray edged up with “You Won’t See Me”

Caribou by Elton John took over as the #1 album after debuting at #5 in its first week. 

at seven Diamond Dogs from David Bowie

1980

singer Bryan Ferry collapsed in France from a kidney infection. The remainder of a European tour by his group, “Roxy Music,” was cancelled.

1985

At 12.01 Status Quo started the Live Aid extravaganza, held between Wembley Stadium, London and The JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. The cream of the world’s biggest rock stars took part in the worldwide event, raising over £40million. TV pictures beamed to over 1.5bn people in 160 countries made it the biggest live broadcast ever known. Artists who appeared included Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, The Who, U2, David Bowie and Mick Jagger, Queen, Tina Turner, The Cars, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Bryan Adams, Hall and Oates, Lionel Richie and Led Zeppelin.

George Michael sang lead vocals to Elton John’s performance of “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” at the Live Aid Concert. Andrew Ridgeley was also on stage and performed background vocals.

In November 2004, the concert was released on DVD worldwide.

Tears for Fears bow out of performing at Live Aid, Bob Geldof’s star-studded charity concert for famine relief in Africa, after two members of their band quit. The group donates concert funds to the cause, but feels the weight of Geldof’s disapproval. TFF’s Roland Orzabal says, “He made us feel very guilty. All those millions of people dying, it was all our fault. I felt terrible. I tell you, I know how Hitler must have felt.”  Blogger Nina notes – Hitler had no problem with masses dying, that was his idea.

David Bowie and Mick Jagger debut their video for “Dancing in the Street” at Live Aid. Bowie also performs “Heroes” at Wembley Stadium.

Piggybacking on Live Aid, top Australian acts play a benefit concert in Sydney called Oz For Africa. INXSLittle River Band and Men At Work are all on the bill.

Elton John re-signed with MCA Records in America, his five-album deal being worth $8 million, the biggest advance in history at the time.

Madonna is featured in Penthouse magazine with pictures lifted from a soft-core porn film she had made years earlier. Most of these photos had already been published in Spin magazine.

1986

Joan Baez closed Toronto’s Mariposa Folk Festival, then appeared barefoot at a news conference. She said that the recent Amnesty International benefit concerts had overcome her usual state of being cynical about all-star events.

1987

Madonna donated the US$400,000 proceeds from a Madison Square Garden concert to the American Foundation for AIDS Research.

1995

Sony announces that it has accepted a $40 million buyout of George Michael’s contract, following the singer’s request. The company would retain the rights to his back catalog, a greatest hits album and would receive 3% of retail sales of his next two albums.  Michael then signed with David Geffen’s new Dreamworks label in North America, and with Virgin Records for the rest of the world. In 1994, Michael lost a bid to break his multi-album contract with Sony, which he claimed amounted to “professional slavery.”

1993

at 6 on the LP Chart: Tracy Chapman’s New Beginning

Celine Dion at 8 with Falling Into You

2008

Joan Jett plays a murder victim on the “Reunion” episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Her character hosts a show called Rock ‘n Talk before she meets her demise.

2021

there is no one way to be hetero or gay or lesbians or bi or even trans, so nonbinary is an expression of intergenerational redefining

https://time.com/6079326/nonbinary-lgbtq-youth/Survey: 1 in 4 LGBTQ Youth Identifies As Nonbinary | TimeNew research released Monday by the nonprofit the Trevor Project found that over one in four (26%) LGBTQ youth identify as nonbinary.time.com

demonstrating there is two kinds of nonbinary, just like binary

https://www.out.com/celebs/2021/7/13/15-shirtless-nonbinary-and-trans-masc-celebs-quench-your-thirst15 Shirtless Nonbinary and Trans Masc Celebs to Quench Your ThirstThank god it’s summer!www.out.com

Create your website with WordPress.com
Get started