LGBTQ2 for November 10


BCE to The Suffragettes

1855 – Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) is accused of homosexuality and “Leave of Grass” was called “a mass of stupid filth” by critic Rufus Griswold. Whitman was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.

1928 – The New York Times reported that forty distinguished witnesses including T. S. EliotArnold BennettVera Brittain,  Ethel Smyth. and  Virginia Woolf, appeared in a London in support of  Radclyffe Hall to testify in favor of the lesbian novel “The Well of Loneliness.” which was in the midst of an obscenity trail. The judge refused to hear any of them. The judge applied the Hicklin test of obscenity: a work was obscene if it tended to “deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open to such immoral influences”. He held that the book’s literary merit was irrelevant because a well-written obscene book was even more harmful than a poorly written one. The topic in itself was not necessarily unacceptable; a book that depicted the “moral and physical degradation which indulgence in those vices must necessary involve” might be allowed, but no reasonable person could say that a plea for the recognition and toleration of inverts was not obscene. He ordered the book destroyed, with the defendants to pay court costs.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, was a pogromagainst Jews throughout Nazi Germany on November 9th and 10th, 1938, carried out by SA paramilitary forces and German civilians. The German authorities looked on without intervening. The name Kristallnacht comes from the shards of broken glass that littered the streets after the windows of Jewish-owned stores, buildings, and synagogues were smashed. Jewish homes, hospitals, and schools were ransacked, as the attackers demolished buildings with sledgehammers. Over 1,000 synagogues were burned (95 in Vienna alone) and over 7,000 Jewish businesses were either destroyed or damaged. Kristallnacht was followed by additional economic and political persecution of Jews, and is viewed by historians as part of Nazi Germany’s broader racial policy, and the beginning of the Final Solution and The Holocaust.

1948, Scotland – Diane Marian Torr (10 November 1948 – 31 May 2017) is born. She was an artist, writer and educator, particularly known as a male impersonator as her drag king, “Man for a Day” and gender-as-performance workshops. For the last years of her life, Torr lived and worked in Glasgow, where she was Visiting Lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art. Since 1990, Torr taught “drag king” workshops in which women learn not only to dress as a man but also codes of behavior, gesture, body language and movement that constitute the performance of masculinity.[7]The workshops, which Torr taught widely in Europe, the USA, India and Turkey, have been hugely influential, inspiring other works and a documentary film/ Diane Torr was one of the original members of the all-girl art band, DISBAND (along with members Martha Wilson, Ingrid Sischy, Ilona Granet and Donna Henes). DISBAND formed in 1978 and most recently performed at the Incheon International Women Artists’ Biennial (2009) in S. Korea.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

 November 10, 1968.

Jefferson Airplane stir up some controversy on The Smothers Brothers Show when Grace Slick, appearing in black face, gives the black power fist salute at the end of “Crown Of Creation”.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – The Stanford Gay Students Union was formed. It was the second Stanford organization for gay students. A previous organization, the Student Homophile League, was short lived.

November 10, 1973

Elton John started a eight week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’, the singers third US No.1. The album which had the working titles of Vodka and Tonics and Silent Movies, Talking Pictures, is his best selling studio album with worldwide sales of over 15 million copies. Recorded at the Château d’Hérouville, the album contains the Marilyn Monroe tribute, ‘Candle in the Wind’, as well as three successful singles: ‘Bennie and the Jets’, ‘Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting’ and the title track.

November 10, 1975

David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Space Oddity’ the track was first released in 1969 to tie in with the Apollo 11 moon landing. Rick Wakeman (former keyboard player with Yes) provided synthesizer backing. Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the songs ‘Ashes to Ashes’, ‘Hallo Spaceboy’ and ‘Blackstar’.

1976 – Lynn Ransom of Oakland, California, wins custody of her children in court. She is the first open lesbian mother to do so.

1978 – Dan White resigns from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and assassinates Harvey Milk and Mayor George Mascone 16 days later.

1979

on the usa song charts #6 Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer moved up with “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)”

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

1980, Canada- Toronto’s civic election sees defeat of George Hislop (June 3, 1927 – October 8, 2005), the first openly gay candidate to run for municipal office in Canada. He was a key figure in the early development of Toronto’s gay community. Hislop studied speech and drama at the Banff School of Fine Arts, graduating in 1949. He subsequently worked as an actor, and ran an interior design company with his partner, Ron Shearer. In 1971, Hislop cofounded the Community Homophile Association of Toronto, one of Canada’s first organizations for gays and lesbians. On August 28, 1971, he was also an organizer of We Demand, the first Canadian gay rights demonstration on Parliament Hill. In honor of his role as a significant builder of LGBT culture and history in Canada, a portrait of Hislop by artist Norman Hatton is held by the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives’ National Portrait Collection.

1980 – a former policeman fires a submachine gun into two Greenwich Village gay bars in New York City, killing two men and wounding six others.

1984,

UK – Labour Member of Parliament (MP)  Chris Smith (born 24 July 1951) becomes the first member of the House of Commons to voluntarily come out. Christopher Robert Smith, Baron Smith of Finsbury is a British politician, a former Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister; and former chairman of the Environment Agency. For the majority of his career he was a Labour Party member. He was the first openly gay British MP, coming out in 1984, and in 2005, the first MP to acknowledge that he is HIV positive.

After setting a new record for advanced orders, 1,099,500 copies, Frankie Goes To Hollywood went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut LP ‘Welcome To The Pleasure Dome.’ Also on this day Frankie Goes To Hollywood made their debut TV appearance on Saturday Night Live performing ‘Two Tribes’ and ‘Born To Run’.

on the usa song charts  Prince remained at #3 with “Purple Rain” and Wham! had #4–“Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”,  David Bowie’s “Blue Jean” was #8

After 18 weeks, Cyndi Lauper re-entered the Top 10 on the USA Album chart with She’s So Unusual.

1989 –

Republican lobbyist Craig Spence, commits suicide after it was discovered he gave secret tours of The White House to call boys and ran a male prostitution ring. Spence’s name came to national prominence in the aftermath of a June 28, 1989 article in the Washington Times identifying Spence as a customer of a homosexual escort service being investigated by the Secret Service, the District of Columbia Police and the United States Attorney’s Office for suspected credit card fraud. The newspaper said he spent as much as $20,000 a month on the service. He had also been linked to a White House guard who has said he accepted an expensive watch from Mr. Spence and allowed him and friends to take late-night White House tours. Spence entered a downward spiral in the wake of the Washington Times exposé, increasingly involving himself with call boys and crack, culminating in his July 31, 1989 arrest at the Barbizon Hotel on East 63rd St in Manhattan for criminal possession of a firearm and criminal possession of cocaine. Months after the scandal had died down, and a few weeks before Spence was found in a room at the Boston Ritz-Carlton Hotel, he was asked who had given him the “key” to the White House. Michael Hedges and Jerry Seper of The Washington Times reported that “Mr. Spence hinted the tours were arranged by ‘top level’ persons”, including Donald Gregg, national security adviser to Vice President George H. W. Bush at the time the tours were given. A few months before his death, Spence alluded to more intricate involvements. “All this stuff you’ve uncovered (involving call boys, bribery and the White House tours), to be honest with you, is insignificant compared to other things I’ve done. But I’m not going to tell you those things, and somehow the world will carry on.

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

1990

The Very Best of Elton John was the #1 album in the U.K.

1992 – The Louisiana Baptist Convention voted 581-199 to exclude congregations which condone homosexuality. A similar resolution was approved the same day by the North Carolina State Baptist convention.

1992 – On Roseanne, Sandra Bernhard plays the first recurring lesbian character on a sitcom.

1992 – The Portland, Maine, school committee approved a ban on anti-gay discrimination in public school employment.

1997 – Keith Boykin (born August 28, 1965) of the National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum and California state assemblywoman Sheila Kuehl (born February 9, 1941) participate in a White House conference on Hate Crimes.

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

2001

The musical “Lady Diana – A Smile Charms the World” opened in Germany.

2002

Viewers of the UK music channel VH1 voted Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” as the most romantic song ever. In 2nd place was Willie Nelson’s “You Were Always On My Mind” and 3rd was “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion.  

2013

Boy George announced that he was reforming Culture Club to record a new album called “Tribes” in early 2015 on the band’s own label.

2014, Bangladesh – Over 1,000 Hijra (transgender women of South Asia with a  long history) hold a Pride parade to celebrate the one-year anniversary since the government recognized them as a third gender.

2021

from the paper:

Together, these findings clearly show that lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults do not comprise a uniform group when it comes to suicide risk. Instead, suicide risk varies considerably depending on the intersection between sexual identity, gender, age, and race/ethnicity.

“This study sets the stage for future work investigating the impact of social inequalities on suicide risk among people with multiple social identities,” said Ramchand.

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20211109/Intersection-of-multiple-social-identities-may-increase-suicide-risk-for-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-adults.aspxIntersection of multiple social identities may increase suicide risk for lesbian, gay, and bisexual adultsSuicide risk among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults varies considerably depending on the intersection between sexual identity and other aspects of identity, such as gender, age, and race/ethnicity, according to a study led by researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health.www.news-medical.net

no one is calling for anti vaxxers to be government registered or put in concentration camps the way that gay men and drug users in fact were being spoken about in the 1980s and 190s by the same group who are anti-vaxxers now

seriously, the bully demographic keeps playing more victim than thou with the targettted groups

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/11/conservative-pundit-whines-gay-men-never-pariahs-aids-crisis-like-anti-vaxxers-now/Conservative pundit whines gay men were never “pariahs” during AIDS crisis like anti-vaxxers are now / LGBTQ NationThe prominent conservative activist spent decades working to pass laws (some of which still exist today) to strip gay men with HIV of their dignity…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.pride.com/news/2021/11/09/tiktok-exposed-judgement-fatphobia-men-deal-gay-barsA TikTok Exposed the Judgement & Fatphobia Men Deal With in Gay BarsThis video of a gay man getting viciously rejected at a bar has gone viral.www.pride.com

https://www.advocate.com/world/2021/11/09/italian-populist-politician-vincenzo-spadafora-comes-out-gayItalian Populist Politician Vincenzo Spadafora Comes Out as GaySpadafora said he had a responsibility to be out because he’s a public figure.www.advocate.com

multiple views represented including those who disagree with gender identity -which is required of academic ideas to be questioned and challenged –

because otherwise it is making a claim and denying other people’s rights to own ideas and requires persons to ignore ordinary human perceptions and knowledge

https://www.thenational.scot/news/19707994.bbc-leaves-stonewall-lgbt-diversity-champions-programme-amid-impartiality-fears/BBC leaves Stonewall LGBT Diversity Champions programme amid ‘impartiality’ fears | The NationalTHE BBC has withdrawn from LGBT charity Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme, saying its journalism “must be impartial and reflect a range…www.thenational.scot

https://southfloridagaynews.com/National/from-a-gay-teacher-being-fired-to-library-not-charged-for-lgbt-books-this-week-in-across-the-country.htmlFrom a Gay Teacher Being Fired to Library Not Charged for LGBT Books, 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.politico.com/states/new-york/albany/story/2021/11/09/national-womens-lgbt-groups-press-de-blasio-and-hochul-to-stop-rikers-transfers-1392443National women’s, LGBT groups press de Blasio and Hochul to stop Rikers transfersAs crisis conditions gripped Rikers, de Blasio and Hochul announced a deal last month to move 230 inmates to two state facilities in Westchester.www.politico.com

https://www.africanews.com/2021/11/09/ghana-will-anti-lgbt-bill-be-passed-by-parliament/Ghana: Will anti-LGBT bill be passed by parliament? | Africanews“Ghana is not a one family value system. We even believe in the extended family system,. So how come somebody is proposing a bill about family values and all of a sudden, people do not want to raise an eye about it. What is it about the Ghanaian family value that is so threatened ” Alex Kofi Donkorwww.africanews.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-pop-culture/sex-city-alum-kim-cattrall-joins-peacocks-queer-folk-reboot-rcna5027‘Sex and the City’ alum Kim Cattrall joins Peacock’s ‘Queer as Folk’ reboot“Sex and the City” alum Kim Cattrall has joined Peacock’s “Queer as Folk” reboot as a recurring guest star, the streaming network confirmed Tuesday.   Thewww.nbcnews.com

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/queer-art-black-artist-mentorship-prize-1234609519/Pamela Sneed Wins Queer|Art’s Inaugural Black Artist Mentorship Award – ARTnews.comThe nonprofit Queer|Art awarded prizes to Pamela Sneed for Black queer mentorship and to Lola Flash for sustained achievement.www.artnews.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – November 10 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-novembe…Nov. 10, 2017 — 1989 – Craig Spence (1941 – November 10, 1989) , a conservative Republican lobbyist, commits suicide in room 429 of the Boston Ritz-Carlton …

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 9

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

October 9, 1955

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

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

October 9, 1969

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

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

1978

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

A blog review of the review

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

1983

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

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

1987

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

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

1993

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

1993:

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

1998:

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

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

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

1999

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

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

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

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

2003

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

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

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

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

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

2013

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

2021

it is a continuation of previous centuries

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

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

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

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

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

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

no longer for or by lesbians or women

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

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

the qmunity needs to stop bashing on lesbians

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

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

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

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

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

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

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

Our Daily Elvis

July 15 for LGBTQ2

1967

On the Lp Charts at three: the Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music”

1972

Elton John lands his first #1 album in America as Honky Chateau blasts to the top thanks to the hit “Rocket Man.” and remains there five weeks His next five albums also enter that orbit, going to #1.  toppling the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street.

at # six USA charts:  Elton John’s “Rocket Man”

July 15, 1974

Elton John signed a new recording contract with MCA that would pay him $8 million for his next five albums.

1978

 ABBA remained at 3 with “Take A Chance On Me” 

1985

Wham released “Freedom”.

1995

Sinead O’Connor announced that she would not perform at Lollapalooza because she was pregnant.

2002

VH1 confirmed that it was working on a reality TV show that would follow Liza Minnelli.

2003

Lisa Marie Presley performed an acoustic version of her new single “Sinking In” on “Live with Regis and Kelly.”

2012

Queen were crowned top of the patriotic pops in a survey of 100,000 music fans. The band’s anthem We Are The Champions was named number one by fans who were asked what song made them proud to be British. The track, which got to number two in 1977, picked up 13,000 votes in the survey carried out among users of the Lucky Voice website. It was followed by the Oasis hit Wonderwall which was nominated by 11,000 karaoke singers and then Let It Be by The Beatles which got 10,000 votes. Elton John’s Candle In The Wind and London Calling by The Clash rounded off the top five.

2021

https://www.shape.com/lifestyle/sex-and-love/how-i-came-out-bisexual-polyamorous-sex-therapistWhy It Took Me Until Age 32 to Live Fully As My Polyamorous, Bisexual Self | ShapeA sex therapist shares her personal journey towards accepting her sexuality and relationship orientation, and explores why it was so difficult even as a sex therapist and growing up in a sex-positive, accepting home. Read about her journey and how to explore our own sexuality.www.shape.com

Loki was Thor’s buddy

https://www.out.com/television/2021/7/14/so-will-loki-get-male-love-interest-season-2So Will Loki Get a Male Love Interest in Season 2?Director Kate Herron discusses what could be on the horizon for our fave bisexual trickster god.www.out.com

so a nonbinary category is needed, like there needs to be more sport categories and public bathrooms

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/14/1015863360/nonbinary-gender-neutral-emmy-awards-oscars-tonys-mj-rodriguez-asia-kate-dillonNonbinary Performers Say Gendered Award Categories Ignore Their Identity : NPRThere’s a growing call for entertainment award categories to no longer be split by gender. Some nonbinary performers say these gendered divisions erase their identity.www.npr.org

https://www.accessonline.com/videos/jojo-siwa-tells-demi-lovato-about-her-gay-awakeningJoJo Siwa Tells Demi Lovato About Her ‘Gay Awakening’ | AccessJoJo Siwa is opening up about being part of the LGBTQ+ community. She joined Demi Lovato on their podcast, “4D with Demi Lovato,” and explained how the “Cool For the Summer” singer played a part in her realizing who she truly was. “I think I realized that my very first gay awakening was Jenna Dewan’s performance on ‘Lip Sync Battle,’ I think that was one of them,” she said. “But do you remember your dancer, her name is JoJo Gomez, and you did ‘Cool for the Summer’ together? I remember seeing that and just being a little too interested.” Although, JoJo started dating her current girlfriend, Kylie Prew, in January they waited to go public with their relationship. “The only thing that held me back from telling the world right away was my girlfriend’s family and my girlfriend because I wanted to make sure she was ready,” she told Demi.Show Morewww.accessonline.com

that still means no lesbian spaces

https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/ct-food-drink-lesbian-gay-bars-evolving-queer-lgbtq-chicago-20210715-275673b33vco3fa36gg5loujri-story.htmlChicago lesbian bars aren’t dying, but becoming queer-inclusive – Chicago TribuneChicago queer bars like Nobody’s Darling in Andersonville and pop-ups like Peach Presents parties are evolving beyond lesbian and gay bars of the past.www.chicagotribune.com

July 9 for LGBTQ2

July 9, 1971

David Bowie started recording sessions at Trident Studios in London, for what would become the concept album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. The character of Ziggy was initially inspired by British rock ‘n’ roll singer Vince Taylor, whom Bowie met after Taylor had had a breakdown and believed himself to be a cross between a god and an alien.

1977

Barry Manilow was up to 3 with “Looks Like We Made It”

Barbra Streisand had her 23rd hit but only her fifth Top 10 with “My Heart Belongs To Me”.

1979

The Pretenders began a tour of the U.K. at the Smartyz in Chester, England.

1981

The second Broadway revival of “Fiddler on the Roof” opened at Lincoln Center’s New York State Theater.1983

Culture Club fell to number 7 with “Time (Clock Of The Heart)

Wham! went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut release ‘Fantastic!’, which went on to spend 116 weeks on the chart.

On the US Lp charts ,David Bowie at 5 with Let’s Dance,

1986

Queen performed at St. James’ Park in Newcastle uponTyne, England.

1988

 Faith from George Michael was hanging around at 3  on the US LP charts

 the Soundtrack to “Dirty Dancing” was #4.

Sade’s fine album Stronger Than Pride was 8, Tracy Chapman’s debut was beginning to be discovered at #9 and More Dirty Dancing from the movie was #10.

1994

Elton John moved into the Top 10 with “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”, his 60th career hit and 26th Top 10 song.

1999

Elton John had a pacemaker fitted in an operation at a London hospital following reports about his ill health. Sir Elton was forced to cancel a series of concerts.

2001

The Backstreet Boys temporarily stopped their “Black & Blue World Tour 2001.” The tour had to be put on hold because A.J. McLean entered a treatment center for depression and alcohol abuse. The tour resumed on August 24th.

2004

David Bowie was forced to cancel a string of European shows after emergency heart surgery. The 57 year-old singer had an operation last month in Germany, where he was on tour, to treat “an acutely blocked artery”. The star’s cancellation last month of 11 European dates was originally attributed to a shoulder injury.

2013

Elton John told the British tabloid The Sun that he considered himself lucky to be alive after unknowingly battling appendicitis. The Rocket Man played through the pain during a series of concerts before seeking medical attention. He told the press, “I’m lucky to be alive. I was a ticking time bomb. I guess I could have died at any time.

2021

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/528739-eu-hungary-lgbtq-law/The EU-Hungary row over an anti-LGBTQ law is a clash of cultures that underpins why European integration will never work — RT Op-edHungary’s controversial law banning the promotion of homosexuality to minors is none of the EU’s business, and Brussels’ attempts to interfere in its internal affairs with a sense of moral superiority is akin to neo-colonialism.www.rt.com

meanwhile in canada

https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/qmunity-1190-burrard-street-vancouver-social-housing-tower-approvedCity Council approves LGBTQ community centre and social housing tower on Davie Street | UrbanizedA 17-storey, mass timber, Passive House tower at 1190 Burrard Street in downtown Vancouver will have 154 social housing units and QMUNITY.dailyhive.com

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/kahsennenhawe-sky-deer-first-woman-chief-lgbtq-1.6092067Kahnawake’s first female, LGBTQ grand chief wants to focus on healing, unity | CBC NewsOver the weekend, Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, 41, became the first woman and first person who identifies as LGBTQ to be elected to the post, replacing former grand chief Joe Norton, who died last year.www.cbc.ca

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/queer-gay-calgary-south-asian-lgbtq-1.6093228More resources needed for LGBTQ South Asians ready to come out as gay, advocate says | CBC NewsDakshima Haputhanthri’s parents wondered if it was Canada that made their daughter gay. Trying to come to terms with the news, something had to be to blame.www.cbc.ca

June 28 for LGBTQ2

June 28, 1974

Elton John released the album Caribou.

1975

David Bowie‘s “Fame” is released. It will become his first and only number one hit in the US and reach #17 in the UK. 

June 28, 1977

Elton John achieved a life long ambition when he became the Chairman of Watford Football Club.

1980,

a straight band that courted gay fans: Roxy Music’s Flesh and Blood was the top album in the U.K.

 Bette Midler climbed to #3 with “The Rose”

at 6, “Little Jeannie” from Elton John

1986

Appearing an anti-apartheid concert at Clapham Common in London: were Sting, Boy George, Elvis Costello, Sade,  Hugh Masekela and Peter Gabriel, among others. Nearly a quarter of a million people attended.

Wham! were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their fourth and final UK No.1 ‘The Edge Of Heaven’. Also on this day Wham! played their farewell concert in front of 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, London.

 George Michael’s “A Different Corner” stuck at 7

Madonna debuted with her single “Papa Don’t Preach” at #42.

1987

“Dreamgirls” opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 177 performances

1997

The Backstreet Boys debuted at #24 with their single “Quit Playing Games With My Heart”.

2018

Miley Cyrus cover The Beatles for Global Citizen’s Global Goal concert

2021

Straight Pride is why there is oppression of hetero women and bisexuals, gays and lesbians’ sexuality.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/06/27/pride-month-straight-pride-hate-crimes-lgbtq-rights/5346706001/LGBTQ Pride Month: Why America doesn’t need ‘Straight Pride’We can’t legislate our way out of hatred, out of people’s disdain for those who don’t conform.www.usatoday.com

https://www.instyle.com/celebrity/megan-fox/megan-fox-rainbow-manicure-prideMegan Fox Debuted a Rainbow Manicure in Honor of Pride Month | InStyleThe actress represented the bisexual community with a bright rainbow-tip manicure that she debuted in a series of poolside selfies on Instagram.www.instyle.com

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/375887What does LGBT mean? These are all acronymsAs entrepreneurs and human beings it is important to understand the nomenclature of this important demographic.www.entrepreneur.com

paypal is part of the online shopping/environmental consumer problem

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/money/lgbt-charity-shoppers-criticise-paypal-24414705LGBT charity and shoppers criticise PayPal in row over ‘dead names’ – Daily RecordCalls have been made for PayPal to join other companies in the easing of tough naming rules.www.dailyrecord.co.uk

see also:


Ambrosia: ‘Young Blood’ Transfusions Accepting PayPal …https://www.businessinsider.com › Science › Tech Insider

Jan. 19, 2019 — To Jesse Karmazin, a startup founder and Stanford Medical School … veins with young blood is opening a clinic in NYC — but researchers …
Billionaire Trump supporter Peter Thiel denies being a vampirehttps://www.independent.co.uk › Lifestyle › Tech › News

Nov. 2, 2018 — PayPal co-founder and prominent Donald Trump donor Peter Thiel … an infusion of blood from an 18-year-old based on research conducted at …
Peter Thiel Wants to Inject Himself With Young People’s Blood …https://www.vanityfair.com › news › 2016/08 › peter-th…

Aug. 1, 2016 — The Silicon Valley billionaire reportedly sees blood transfusions as the … expressed interest in the technique to Jesse Karmazin, the founder of … to get an infusion of blood from an 18-year-old based on research conducted at …

this is why delaying costs more than not doing oppression or addressing oppression sooner than later

plus the human factor, eh

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-cost-to-search-for-unmarked-graves-identify-remains-at-residential/Cost to search for unmarked graves, identify remains at residential schools could exceed $1-billion – The Globe and MailBy last week, the number of initial inquiries for financial support had climbed past 100, says Indigenous Services Canadawww.theglobeandmail.com

who can blame the person(s) who set them?

https://globalnews.ca/news/7985146/bc-interior-indigenous-leader-church-fires/‘It’s a criminal act’: Prominent B.C. Interior Indigenous leader condemns church fires | Globalnews.caClarence Louie said worshippers of all faiths should be free to practice their religion where they choose.globalnews.ca

june 2 for lgbtq2

June 2, 1967

David Bowie released his first album, which contained the single, “Love You ‘Til Tuesday”. Although the LP got positive reviews, neither it or the single sold well.

1984

Wham! had their first UK No.1 with ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go Go.’ Written and produced by George Michael, one half of the duo. Inspiration for the song was a scribbled note left by his Wham! partner Andrew Ridgeley for Andrew’s parents, originally intended to read “wake me up before you go” but with “up” accidentally written twice, so Ridgeley wrote “go” twice on purpose.

1987

Whitney Houston released her follow-up album Whitney on Arista Records.

2009
Cher launched a lawsuit against Universal Music Group, claiming that the label shortchanged her and the heirs of her late ex-husband, Sonny Bono, by underpaying about $5 million in royalties. A UMG spokesman said “The claims are meritless and we are confident that we will prevail in court.”

2016

The limited edition vinyl pressing of the David Bowie album ChangesOneBowie was at No.1 on the UK’s Official Vinyl Album Chart. Bowie had four other vinyl albums on the chart; Blackstar at No.14, Hunky Dory at No. 17, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars at No. 18 and Nothing Has Changed – The Very Best of David Bowie at No.23. Sales of vinyl records were up 32% to $416 million, their highest level since 1988, according to the RIAA.

2021

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2021/06/02/lgb-troops-are-much-more-likely-to-be-sexually-assaulted-than-their-heterosexual-peers-study/LGB troops are much more likely to be sexually assaulted than their heterosexual peers: studyThough only 12 percent of troops identified as non-heterosexual, they reported 43 percent of the sexual assaults.www.militarytimes.com

June 1 for LGBTQ2

1921

Nelson Riddle is born in Oradell, New Jersey. He’ll become famous as the orchestrator and arranger behind countless hits for Capitol Records artists like Frank SinatraElla FitzgeraldDean MartinPeggy Lee, and – decades later – Linda Ronstadt.

1931

Noël Coward‘s classic “Mad Dogs And Englishmen” is performed for the first time in public by Beatrice Lillie in The Third Little Show at the Music Box Theatre, New York.

June 1, 1956

Doris Day signed a five-year recording contract with Columbia Records worth $1 million. By late June, “Whatever Will Be, Will Be” (Que Sera, Sera) entered the US charts and eventually climbed to number 2 for a three week stay.

June 1, 1963

Four weeks after it entered the Billboard chart, 17 year old Lesley Gore‘s “It’s My Party” hit the number one spot. It was a song that was chosen for her by Quincy Jones, then a staff producer for Mercury Records, who had seen Leslie sing for the first time just a few weeks earlier.

June 1, 1967

David Bowie released his self titled debut studio album. Two singles were released from the album, ‘Rubber Band’ and ‘The Laughing Gnome’. The album’s failure cost Bowie his record contract with Deram Records who dropped him in April 1968.

1986

Wham! had #1 with “Everything She Wants”

1989

Cher released the comeback single “If I Could Turn Back Time”.

2015

Caitlyn Jenner, former OlympianBruce Jenner after gender transitioning, was pictured on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine

Tabbing Through the Tabloids: Bruce/Belinda Jenner

The Jenner Transition: From Butch to Cait

Dear Jenner: Return the Medals

Elvisworld: Gender and Jenner

Jenner: Costume, Caricature and Legit Commentary

Jenner is not a hero, but is in community

Romances: Linda Thompson

2018

Elton John ‘Put the Hours In’ to Get Noticed For Cocaine Use

Ultimate Classic Rock–May 31, 2020Bernie was one of the people who tried to tell me to stop doing drugs and I wouldn’t listen, but he stuck by me and never gave up on me.” John …Elton John Jokes About The ‘Herculean Effort’ He Put Into His …
ETCanada.com–May 30, 2020

Impersonators and soundalikes vs tributs

may 25 for lgbtq2

May 25, 1895

In London, playwright/poet/novelist Oscar Wilde was convicted and sentenced to two years’ hard labor for “gross indecency,” a term used at that time to mean “homosexual acts not amounting to buggery.”

1927

At the Sam Harris Theatre in New York City, Movietone News was shown for the first time. These newsreels were produced for showing in theaters until 1967 when television competition led to their extinction.

May 25, 1962

The West Side Story soundtrack goes to #1 in the US, where it stays for a record 54 (non-consecutive) weeks.

1985

Wham!’s “Everything She Wants” hits #1 in the US, making them the first group since the Bee Gees to have three #1 hits from the same album.

1994

– Barbra Streisand postponed the first night of a six-night stand in Anaheim, CA. She had come down with viral laryngitis.

2004

Nineteen-year-old Avril Lavigne releases her second album, Under My Skin, with the hits “Don’t Tell Me” and “My Happy Ending.” It sells 3 million copies in America.

Madonna cancelled three shows in Israel after terrorists threatened to kill her and her kids. A spokesperson said she was targeted because she symbolises the West and not because she practises the Jewish faith Kabbalah.

2010
Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls wins Season 10 of Dancing With The Stars.

2021

https://commercialobserver.com/2021/05/there-are-just-21-lesbian-bars-left-in-the-u-s-and-some-wont-reopen/There Are Just 21 Lesbian Bars Left in the US, and Some Won’t Reopen – Commercial ObserverLesbian bars are disappearing, and COVID has highlighted how precarious, how beloved, and how necessary these institutions are. commercialobserver.com

it is not “antiwhite racism” it is white oppression devoid of remembering history of USA. balancing historic wrongs is needed

resisting them is extending the wrongs

and fear of heterosexuals is reasonable to lgbtq2, eh

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/05/tulsi-gabbard-accuses-black-lesbian-chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot-anti-white-racism/Tulsi Gabbard accuses Black lesbian Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot of “anti-white racism” / LGBTQ NationGabbard, who worked for an anti-LGBTQ organization before being elected to office, is outraged white reporters weren’t privileged for a few hours…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/05/rapper-dies-bisexual-threeway-jumped-off-balcony-hide-wife/Rapper dies during bisexual threeway. He jumped off a balcony to hide from his wife. / LGBTQ NationWhen someone knocked on the hotel door, he bolted…www.lgbtqnation.com

may 18 for lgbtq2

May 18, 1897

In London, a public reading was given of Bram Stoker’s new novel, “Dracula, or, The Un-dead.”

Dracula followed the Varney the Vampire chapbooks, led to many books, movies, tv shows and the eventual portrayal of lesbians as predatory vampires when not suicides in movies to restore heteronormativity.

1963

Lesley Gore‘s “It’s My Party” enters Billboard’s Top 40, where it will reach #1. It will also become a Top Ten hit in the UK.

1985

Wham! had the #9 album

queer for april 20


April 20, 1939
The first civil rights song, “Strange Fruit,” an Abel Meeropol poem originally titled “Bitter Fruit” and later set to music, was recorded by Billie Holiday. It became Holliday’s biggest record success


1959
The first single by 13-year-old Dolly Parton was released on Gold Band Records. It was called “Puppy Love.” and it would become a hit record in the 1970s for the anti-lgbtq2 mormon Donny Osmond.


1968

Aretha Franklin enjoyed a third straight week at #1 on the R&B chart with “(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone”. and was on the pop chart at #5


1971
Barbra Streisand recorded “We’ve Only Just Begun.”


1974“Bennie And The Jets” fell to #2 for Elton John,


1985
single charts: Madonna #2 with “Crazy For You”
LP Charts: Madonna with Like a Virgin at 6, Wham’s #7 album Make It Big


1986
Vladimir Horowitz returned to Russia to perform after being away for almost 60 years. Horowitz, who denied being homosexual, once joked, “[t]here are three kinds of pianists: Jewish pianists, homosexual pianists, and bad pianists.”

1992
Madonna signed a deal with Time Warner to set up a multimedia company. The reported $60 million deal made her the highest-paid woman in pop music.


The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert was held at London’s Wembley Stadium. Def Leppard, Lisa Stansfield, Elton John, David Bowie, Robert Plant, Annie Lennox, Guns N’ Roses, Roger Daltrey, George Michael, Metallica, Liza Minnelli, Spinal Tap, and the three remaining members of Queen performed Freddie’s major hits. Elizabeth Taylor also appeared. The concert was televised to more than 1 billion viewers worldwide and is listed in The Guinness Book of World Records as “The largest rock star benefit concert.”

April 20, 1994
At Wembley Stadium, Barbra Streisand gave her first London concert in 28 years.

1996

Celine Dion was #1 for the fifth week out of six eventually with “Because You Loved Me”. Mariah Carey could not top her with the #2 “Always Be My Baby”.

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