LGBTQ2 for September 19

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1551, France – Henri III (19 September 1551 – 2 August 1589) is born at Fontainebleu, France. He was the King of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1573 to 1575 and King of France from 1574 until his death. He was the last French monarch of the House of Valois. Reports that Henry engaged in same sex relations with his court favorites, known as the mignons, date back to his own time. On August 1, 1589, Henry III lodged with his army at Saint-Cloud, and was preparing to attack Paris, when a young fanatical Dominican friarJacques Clément, carrying false papers, was granted access to deliver important documents to the king. The monk gave the king a bundle of papers and stated that he had a secret message to deliver. The king signaled for his attendants to step back for privacy, and Clément whispered in his ear while plunging a knife into his abdomen. Clément was then killed on the spot by the guards.

1906 – Glesca Catherine Marshall (September 19, 1906 – August 21, 1987) was an actress and theatrical benefactor who was known primarily as the most enduring lover of Alla Nazimova(June 3, 1879 – July 13, 1945), silent screen actress and a legend of her time. Glesca met Nazimova when both were cast in a production at the Civic Repertory Theater. Glesca later lived with Nazimova at the Garden of Allah Hotel on Sunset Boulevard near the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. In the silent film era, the hotel had been an estate that was Nazimova’s home. Glesca lived there with in a villa on the grounds until Nazimova’s death in 1945. Glesca was also the longtime companion of Emily Woodruff (April 19, 1846 – March 28, 1916), theatrical benefactor and main patron of the Springer Opera House in Columbus, Georgia. Emily was married to Hume Cronyn, though they never lived together and Emily insisted the marriage remain a secret. Marshall and Woodruff are buried together at Parkhill Cemetery, Columbus, Georgia.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1942, UK – Paul Huson (born 19 September 1942) is a British-born author and artist currently living in the United States. In addition to writing several books about occultism and witchcraft, he has worked extensively in the film and television industries. His frequent collaborator and lover for forty-nine years was screenwriter William Bast (April 3, 1931 – May 4, 2015).

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

1964 – Organized by activist Randy Wicker (born February 3, 1938), a small group picketed New York City’s Whitehall Street Induction Center after the confidentiality of gay men’s draft records was violated. Randy Wicker (born February 3, 1938), Renee Cafiero, and other activists, and representatives of the New York League for Sexual Freedom picket the Whitehall Induction Center in protest of the Military’s anti-gay and -lesbian policies. This action has been identified as the first gay rights demonstration in the United States.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

September 19, 1970

Lesbian fave Anne Murray enjoyed her fourth week at #1 on the Easy Listening chart with her first hit “Snowbird”.

Sydney, Australia – John Ware and Christabel Poll, founders of the newly formed Campaign Against Moral Persecution, Inc. (CAMP, Inc.) become the first gay man and the first lesbian, respectively, to come out in the country’s history when an interview featuring them is published in the newspaper The Australian. 

1975

Queen signed John Reid, manager of Elton John, to be their manager as well.

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

1985

A US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation convenes to discuss the “contents of music and the lyrics of records” following pressure from the Parents Music Resource Center.  the recording industry eventually agreed to implement parent advisory stickers on certain records.

1987

The third annual Farm Aid benefit concert took place at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska with John Mellencamp, John Denver, Steppenwolf, Neil Young, Joe Walsh, and Lou Reed among the performers.

Whitney Houston climbed to #1 on the AC chart with “Didn’t We Almost Have It All”.

The Soundtrack to “Dirty Dancing” was the new #1 album, and at number 8  Whitney by Whitney Houston on the USA LP Charts

1988

Erasure’s “A Little Respect” was released.

Greg Louganis (born January 29, 1960) is injured during the Seoul Olympics. His head strikes the springboard during the preliminary rounds, leading to a concussion. He completed the preliminaries despite his injury. He then earned the highest single score of the qualifying round for his next dive and repeated the dive during the finals, earning the gold medal by a margin of 25 points.

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

1992

“The One” was released by Elton John.

 1997 

VH1 aired “Storytellers” live for the first time. The show was a 90 minute special featuring Elton John from the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA.

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

2000

Madonna‘s album “Music” was released.

The Guinness World Records released figures that showed that Status Quo have had more hit singles on the UK chart than any other band history. The group made the chart 61 times, dating from “Pictures of Matchstick Men” in 1968 to “You’ll Come Around” in 2004. Queen was second with 52 hits, while The Rolling Stones and UB40 had 51 hits each. (Blogger Nina wonders where The Beatles are on this list)

2003, Belize – Same-sex sexual activity is banned with a 10-year jail sentence if caught.

2008, 
George Michael was arrested in a public toilet in the Hampstead Heath area of London for possession of Class A and C drugs. He was taken to a local police station and cautioned for controlled substance possession.

2009
Whitney Houston returned to #1 on the Album chart for the first time in 17 years with I Look To You.

2014, A dance choreographer sued Cher for racial discrimination claiming the singer stopped him hiring any more black dancers. Kevin Wilson alleged Cher told him the tour had “too much colour” already. Mr Wilson and two other dancers had also alleged they were fired for reporting a sexual assault on a female fan by another dancer. Cher’s long-running North American D2K (Dressed to Kill) was ranked one of the top 10-grossing tours of 2014 by Pollstar.

2021

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-09-18/china-s-crackdown-sets-sights-on-lgbtq-citizens-gamers-effeminate-menChina’s Crackdown Sets Sights on LGBTQ Citizens, Gamers, Effeminate MenXi’s new China means conformity at all costs. That means the space for minorities and misfits of any type is closing fast in a society where the image of a model citizen is becoming more tightly defined.www.bloomberg.com

https://www.cbc.ca/news/lgbt-issues-missing-federal-election-1.6178731LGBTQ issues lacking in federal election, say voters from Sask. community | CBC NewsLGBTQ voters in Saskatchewan say federal leaders have missed the mark on issues important to their community during the election campaign.www.cbc.ca

https://businessmirror.com.ph/2021/09/19/black-powder-used-in-maguindanao-blast-that-targeted-lgbt-volleyball-players/‘Black powder’ used in Maguindanao blast that targeted LGBT volleyball players | Rene AcostaA HOMEMADE bomb made up of “black powder” was used for an explosion that killed one person and wounded seven others in Datu Piang in Maguindanao, authorities said on Sunday as they continued to investigate the blast. Lt. Col. John Paul Baldomar, spokesman of the Army’s 6th Infantry Battalion, said the…businessmirror.com.ph

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/lgbt-veterans-booted-out-army-25017573LGBT veterans booted out of army for being gay win right to lay wreath at Cenotaph – Mirror OnlineUp to 20,000 servicemen and women were dismissed from the armed forces for being gay and some had their medals stripped – now LGBT support group Fighting With Pride has won the right to join the march-pastwww.mirror.co.uk

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/thousands-march-ukraine-lgbt-rights-safety-80107859Thousands march in Ukraine for LGBT rights, safety – ABC NewsSome 7,000 people have gathered in Ukrainian capital for the annual March for Equality in support of the rights of the country’s LGBT communityabcnews.go.com

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Today in LGBT History – September 19 | Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Daily Elvis: September 19

LGBTQ2 for September 18

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1911 – C. E. Frommel, 20, is sentence to prison for sodomy in Washington State. He is from Kittitas County, WA and employed as a steeple jack.

1913 – Edward Sagarin (September 18, 1913 – June 10, 1986), also known by his pen name Donald Webster Cory, was an American professor of sociology and criminology at the City University of New York, and a writer. His book The Homosexual in America: A Subjective Approach, published in 1951, was considered “one of the most influential works in the history of the gay rights movement,” and inspired compassion in others by highlighting the difficulties faced by homosexuals

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

September 18, 1957

A record hop style show called The Big Record premieres on CBS-TV. Hostess Patti Page welcomed her guests, Sal Mineo, Billy Ward And The Dominos and Tony Bennett.

Sal Mineo – Queer Portraits in Historyhttps://www.queerportraits.com › bio › mineoMineo himself was Italian and proud of his heritage, refusing to change his last name like so many other actors of the time did. He was also openly bisexual, …

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

September 18, 1960

The Tab Hunter Show premiered on NBC-TV.


Tab Hunter: how Hollywood’s boy next door became a gay iconhttps://www.theguardian.com › film › jul › tab-hunter-…
Jul. 10, 2018 — A blonde, square-jawed and wholesome symbol of mid-century American masculinity, Hunter, born in 1931 as Arthur Gelien, was gay but kept his …

1965

on the usa song charts,  Sonny & Cher’s “I Got You Babe” came in ninth

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971

Bisexual Joan Baez remained on top of the Easy Listening chart for the third week with “The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down”.

1976

Ally and Icon: Olivia Newton-John set a chart record that still stands when “Don’t Stop Believin’” hit #1 on the Easy Listening chart.  That gave the incredible Australian songstress seven consecutive #1 songs in that format, surpassing the record of six set by fellow Australian Helen Reddy in 1975 and equaled by the Carpenters in 1976.

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

1980, Canada – The Toronto Board of Education adopts a policy banning discrimination based on sexual orientation while adding a clause forbidding “proselytizing of homosexuality in the schools.”

1981 – The film Mommie Dearest opens, simultaneously glorifying and condemning gay icon Joan Crawford.

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

1993

Garth Brooks went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘In Pieces’. The album spent 25 weeks on the chart and sold over 6m copies. The album peaked at No.2 on the UK chart.

Garth Brooks’ Out Half Sister and Bandmate Betsy Smittle Dies …https://www.pride.com › box-office › 2013/11/05 › gar…Nov. 5, 2013 — On November 2nd, country music lost one of its outspoken advocates for equality when Betsy Smittle, Garth Brooks out half-sister and long …

on the LP USA Charts,  Whitney Houston’s “The Bodyguard” Soundtrack slipped to #10

1998

 Reba McEntire received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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

2012 – Berkeley, California becomes what is thought to be the first city in the U.S. to officially proclaim a day recognizing bisexuals. The Berkeley City Council unanimously and without discussion declared Sept. 23 as Bisexual Pride and Bi Visibility Day.

2021

https://www.gaycitynews.com/arrests-made-in-connection-to-fatal-shooting-of-lgbtq-journalist/Men Charged in 2019 Murder of Lesbian Journalist Lyra McKeeTwo men have been arrested and charged in connection to the killing of out lesbian journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot to death while covering a riot in Northern Ireland two years ago. The Police Service of Northern Ireland apprehended the men, ranging from the ages of 19 to 33, on September 15 under the […]www.gaycitynews.com

https://www.euronews.com/2021/09/16/poland-discriminated-against-gay-mother-in-custody-battle-says-european-courtPoland discriminated against gay mother in custody battle, says European court | EuronewsThe European Court of Human Rights said that Poland had discriminated against the mother because of her sexual orientation.www.euronews.com

https://www.advocate.com/news/2021/9/17/coach-fired-being-gay-was-told-hes-danger-kidsCoach Fired for Being Gay Was Told He’s a ‘Danger’ to KidsInoke Tonga, forced out as volleyball coach at a Denver Christian high school, shared his story with Ellen DeGeneres.www.advocate.com

religion is not therapy, religion is why people need therapy

https://www.wionews.com/world/new-zealand-locals-send-record-100000-submissions-to-ban-lgbt-conversion-practices-413343New Zealand locals send record 100,000 submissions to ban LGBT conversion practices, World News | wionews.comNew Zealand is on its way to become the land of conquering impossible, and adding another feather to this cap of victories is its new record against conversion practices.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/scotland-national-team-send-pro-25012832Scotland national team send pro LGBT message as Rachel Corsie dons rainbow armband for Hungary clash – Daily RecordCorsie wore the Pride flag colours for the World Cup qualifier in Budapest after a controversy that arose during Euro 2020.www.dailyrecord.co.uk

https://thecurrentga.org/2021/09/17/justice-department-investigates-georgia-prisons-over-inmate-deaths-lgbt-attacks/Justice Department investigates Georgia prisons over inmate deaths, LGBT attacks – The CurrentDepartment of Justice probe will look at a correctional system where murders and suicides have spiked during the pandemic and examine allegations that staff and inmates repeatedly physically and sexually abuse LGBT inmates.thecurrentga.org

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/lgbt-senior-housing-long-island-1.50364644Locals celebrate opening of LGBT senior housing in Bay Shore | NewsdayResidents have started moving into a new Bay Shore building that community members, elected officials and other advocates celebrated Friday as the nation’s first affordable housing complex for LGBT sewww.newsday.com

Texas always has to do everything more and bigger, eh

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Opinion-LGBT-Texans-face-double-the-national-16465204.phpOpinion: LGBT Texans face double the national discrimination rate. Pass the Equality Act.The Equality Act will provide national protections for LGBT people.www.houstonchronicle.com

https://globalnews.ca/news/8200407/anti-gay-street-preacher-assault-vancouver-man/No jail time for anti-gay street preacher who broke Vancouver man’s leg | Globalnews.caDorre Shepherd Love pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm and was handed a 12-month conditional discharge on Friday.globalnews.ca

O’Toole’s strategy, which has included disavowing positions held dear by his party’s base on issues such as climate change, guns and balanced budgets, is designed to appeal to a broader cross-section of voters in a country that tends to be far more liberal than its southern neighbor. Whether moderate Canadians believe O’Toole is the progressive conservative he claims and whether it has alienated conservatives have become central questions of the election campaign.

https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2021/09/17/trudeau-otoole-canada-politics-conservative-241460In Canada, a pro-abortion, pro-LGBT Conservative is seeking to unseat Justin Trudeau | America MagazineThe man who could oust Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from power became Conservative Party leader with a pledge to “take back Canada”—and almost immediately started working to modernize the party by pushing it toward the political center.www.americamagazine.org

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Today in LGBT History – September 18 | Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 8

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1907 – Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) and Alice B. Toklas (April 30, 1877 – March 7, 1967) meet in Paris for the first time and stay together until Stein’s death in 1946. Gertrude was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. Born in the Allegheny West neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and raised in Oakland, California, Stein moved to Paris in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. Alice was an American-born member of the Parisian avant-garde of the early 20th century. Gertrude and Alice hosted a Paris salon where the leading figures of modernism in literature and art, such as Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Ezra Pound, and Henri Matisse, would meet.

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1975 – Vietnam veteran Sgt. Leonard Matlovich (July 6, 1943 – June 22, 1988) appears on the cover of TIME Magazine stating, “I am a homosexual.” Matlovich was the first gay US service member to come out. When he died, he was buried without a name and known only as Gay Vietnam Veteran. His epitaph reads: ‘When I was in the military, they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one.’

Neil Sedaka and Elton John released the single “Bad Blood”.

1978

David Bowie’s “Stage” album was released by RCA Records.

1979

dropping to eight on the USA Song charts, Barbra Streisand with “The Main Event/Fight”

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

1983 – The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco rules that federal immigration authorities cannot prevent lesbians and gay men from entering the country purely on the basis of their sexuality

1984

 Cyndi Lauper had #3 on the USA charts with “She Bop”

1988

Elton John holds an auction of his stage costumes in London, England and nets $6.2 million.

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

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

2003

In a show beamed live to 21 movie theaters across Europe, David Bowie performed the first interactive concert that allowed audience members at the various locations to talk to him and make song requests.

2006

Whitney Houston filed for divorce from Bobby Brown.

2008 – Rachel Maddow (born April 1, 1973) becomes the first openly gay or lesbian anchor of a major prime-time news program in the United States as host of The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. In 1995 Rachel Maddow became the first openly gay or lesbian American to win an international Rhodes scholarship. In 2001, she earned a Doctor of Philosophy in politics at the University of Oxford. Her dissertation is titled HIV/AIDS and Health Care Reform in British and American Prisons. Maddow splits her time between Manhattan, New York and West Cummington, Massachusetts with her partner, artist Susan Mikula. They met in 1999, when Maddow was working on her dissertation. Maddow has dealt with cyclical depression since puberty. In a 2012 interview, she stated, “It doesn’t take away from my joy or my work or my energy, but coping with depression is something that is part of the everyday way that I live and have lived for as long as I can remember.”

2012 – Ana Ima Rivera Lassen (born 1955) becomes the third woman, first Black woman, and first openly lesbian person to be the president of the Puerto Rican Bar Association of lawyers. She has received many awards and honors for her work in the area of women’s rights and human rights, including the Capetillo-Roqué Medal from the Puerto Rican Senate, the Martin Luther King/Arturo Alfonso Schomburg Prize, and the Nilita Vientós Gastón Medal. She is a practicing attorney and serves on the faculty of several universities in Puerto Rico; she currently serves on the advisory council to the Program for Equality and Gender Equity of the Puerto Rican Judicial Branch.

2014

Cher was forced to postpone the second leg of her Dressed to Kill tour due to an acute viral infection.

2021

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/07/raven-symone-character-disney-lesbian/Raven-Symoné didn’t want her That’s So Raven character to be a lesbianRaven-Symoné spilt hot tea about her iconic Disney character, including that she could have been queer. But the actor said she turned it down.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.autostraddle.com/carly-usdin-first-date/Carly Usdin’s “First Date”: A Ten-Minute Lesbian Rom-Com That’ll Make You SwoonCarly wrote and directed First Date for Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine’s MEET CUTE series — and, as usual, their short films make me wish I was watching their feature films or Netflix series!www.autostraddle.com

https://www.newsweek.com/mob-attacks-20-year-old-gay-man-carves-homophobic-slur-his-flesh-1626898Mob Attacks 20-Year-Old Gay Man, Carves Homophobic Slur Into His FleshSpanish police are investigating the incident as a hate crime, said a spokesman at a press conference.www.newsweek.com

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/spain-gay-attack-lgbt-radical-b1916340.htmlRadical groups targeting gay men warns Spanish minister after Madrid attack | The IndependentLatest attack comes after a gay man was killed in Julywww.independent.co.uk

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gay-suicide-prevention_n_6137732de4b0aac9c01c11c3I Was A Gay Boy Who Tried To Kill Myself. Now I Know It Wasn’t My Fault. | HuffPost“For a long time, I thought I was the problem. I now know the problem was never me.”www.huffpost.com

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/boy-charged-assault-student-draped-gay-pride-flag-79884012Boy charged in assault on student draped in gay pride flag – ABC NewsAuthorities say a Georgia teenager faces juvenile charges after he attacked a student draped in a gay pride flag in a school cafeteriaabcnews.go.com

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/08/40-years-celebrity-interviews-attitudes-gay-menWhat 40 years of celebrity interviews taught me about attitudes towards gay men | Tim Walker | The GuardianIt used to be ‘Don’t talk about my private life!’ to avoid a tabloid onslaught. Thankfully there’s more acceptance todaywww.theguardian.com

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/education/2021/09/07/iowa-students-stage-walkout-winterset-junior-high-teacher-placed-leave-bisexual-lgbt-pride-flag/5755797001/Iowa students stage walkout after Winterset teacher placed on leaveWinterset Junior High students walked out of school Tuesday in protest over a teacher being place on administrative leave.www.desmoinesregister.com

anyone surprised?

https://patientengagementhit.com/news/medical-schools-lack-proper-data-to-address-lgbtq-health-disparitiesMedical Schools Lack Proper Data to Address LGBTQ Health DisparitiesMedical schools are failing to collect gender and sexual orientation data from students, which prevents them from addressing LGBTQ health disparities.patientengagementhit.com

anyone still surprised?

https://baptistnews.com/article/research-documents-how-fundamentalists-view-lgbtq-inclusion-as-a-zero-sum-game-they-are-losing/Research documents how fundamentalists view LGBTQ inclusion as a zero-sum game they are losing – Baptist News GlobalFundamentalist Christians are more likely than the rest of Americans to see advances by the LGBTQ community as a zero-sum game that proportionately erodes religious liberty for Christians, according to a new set of academic studies.baptistnews.com

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Today in LGBT History – September 8 | Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effecthttps://thelavendereffect.org/2013/09/08/september-8-in-lgbtq-history/

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for August 29


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1844, UK – English writer Edward Carpenter (August 29, 1844 – June 28, 1929) was born in Brighton. He was an English socialist poetphilosopheranthologist, and early activist for rights for homosexuals. On his return from India in 1891, he met George Merrill, a working class man 22 years his junior, and the two men struck up a relationship, eventually cohabiting in 1898. Their relationship endured and they remained partners for the rest of their lives, a fact made all the more extraordinary by the hysteria about homosexuality generated by the Oscar Wilde trial of 1895. An early advocate of sexual freedoms, Carpenter had an influence on both D. H. Lawrence and Sri Aurobindo, and inspired E. M. Forster‘s novel Maurice.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1956 – Dancer and choreographer Mark Morris (August 29, 1956) is born in Seattle, Washington. He founded his own award-winning dance troupe. He is openly gay and lives in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan. On November 28, 1980, he got together a group of his friends and put on a concert of his own choreography and called them the Mark Morris Dance Group. For the first several years, the company gave just two annual performances – at On the Boards in Seattle, Washington, and at Dance Theater Workshop in New York. In 1986, the company was featured on the nationally televised Great Performances – Dance in America series on PBS. In 1990, Morris and Mikhail Baryshnikov established the White Oak Dance Project. He continued to create works for this company until 1995. In 2013, Morris was the first choreographer and dancer to be the Music Director of the Ojai Music Festival.

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

August 29, 1967

Brian Epstein’s funeral is held in Liverpool. The event was not attended by The Beatles, who wished to give his family privacy by not attracting the media and fans.

1969 – Me’Shell NdegéOcello is born Michelle Johnson (August 29, 1968). She became a widely respected, openly bisexual singer, songwriter, and bassist and the first female artist to be signed by Madonna’s Maverick label. NdegeOcello is bisexual and previously had a relationship with feminist author Rebecca Walker. NdegeOcello’s first son, Solomon, was born in 1989. As of 2011 she had been married to Alison Riley for five years, with whom she has a second son.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970

Anne Murray’s first hit “Snowbird” took over at #1 on the Easy Listening chart.

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

1980

Queen performed at the Forum in Montréal.

1987,

Mexico – The First National Conference of Lesbians is held in Guadalajara to unite the lesbian movement in Mexico in anticipation of Feminist Lesbians of Latin America and the Caribbean Conference. The result is the creation of the National Coordination of Lesbians.

Whitney by Whitney Houston had been the #1 album every week of its release, this was week 10.

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

1990

Elton John checks into a rehab center in Chicago to get treatment for bulimia, alcoholism and drugs.

1992

Elton John spent a sixth week at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “The One”, his 43rd hit on that chart.

1993 – Twenty-nine people stage a silent demonstration at St. James Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY to protest Brooklyn Roman Catholic bishop Thomas Daily’s pastoral letter opposing anti-gay bias laws.

1997 – Jim McKnight discusses his research on the gay gene on the BBC program Science Now. His research group at the University of Western Sidney studied the families of homosexuals, and discovered that evidence exists to suggest that homosexuality is an inherited trait.

1999

HBO premiered “Cher: Live In Concert From Las Vegas.”

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

2003

Winners at this years MTV Video Music awards held in New York included, Missy Elliot, Video of the year for ‘Work It’, Viewers Choice award, ‘Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous’ Good Charlotte, Rap Video went to 50 Cent for ‘In Da Club’, Pop Video, Justin Timberlake, ‘Cry Me A River.’ Madonna stunned a packed Radio City Hall audience by passionately kissing Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera during a racy version of ‘Like A Virgin.’

2021

people should not expect a party nor exile…

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/rainbow-birthday-calgary-1.615733512-year-old’s friends didn’t celebrate after he came out as gay. So a park full of strangers did. | CBC NewsA crowd full of strangers filled a northwest Calgary park on Saturday to celebrate a boy’s rainbow-themed birthday.www.cbc.ca

an actual death sentence

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/-virtual-death-sentence-gay-afghans-brace-uncertain-future-taliban-rcna1779‘A virtual death sentence’: Gay Afghans brace for uncertain future under Taliban<p>N, a 20-year-old student living in Afghanistan, is in hiding as she hopes for news that she and her family can leave the country.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.thecut.com/2021/08/tiktok-helped-me-come-out-gay-lesbian.htmlHow TikTok Helped Me Identify and Come Out as a LesbianPainful as it is to think doom-scrolling A.I.-selected content was the thing that alerted me to my years of internalized homophobia and vicious cycle of self-hate, boy am I thrilled I downloaded that stupid app.www.thecut.com

why going through a clinic rather than known donor is better

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/08/28/hbo-nuclear-family-lesbian-documentary/Sperm donor sued lesbian couple for custody after he ‘changed his mind’ about being a dadHBO’s Nuclear Family explores the extraordinary story of a first-generation lesbian family’s fight to stay together against all odds.www.pinknews.co.uk

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TodayToday in LGBT History – August 29 | Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

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LGBTQ2 for August 21

1869 –

Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892)wrote to Peter Doyle on this date: “My love for you is indestructible, and since that night and morning has returned more than before.”

1872,

UK – Aubrey Beardsley  (August 21, 1872 – March 16, 1898) was born in Brighton, England. More than any other artist of his time, Beardsley epitomized the Art Nouveau style. As a young man he would walk down the boulevards of Paris arm in arm with his mother, his makeup far more dazzling than hers. Although Beardsley was associated with the homosexualclique that included Oscar Wilde  (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900)and other English aesthetes, the details of his sexuality remain in question. He was generally regarded as asexual. His association with Oscar Wilde ruined him and he died of tuberculosis three years after Wilde was sentenced to prison.

1923

SexPhobia Laws: In Kalamazoo, Michigan, an ordinance was passed forbidding dancers from gazing into the eyes of their partner.

1928 – James “John” Finley Gruber (August 21, 1928 – February 27, 2011) was an American teacher and early LGBT rights activist. Gruber helped to document the early LGBT movement through interviews with historians, participating in a panel discussion in San Francisco in 2000 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of Mattachine and appearing in the 2001 documentary film Hope Along the Wind about the life of Harry Hay (April 7, 1912 – October 24, 2002). Growing up Gruber considered himself bisexual and was involved with both men and women. His father, a former vaudevillian turned music teacher, relocated the family to Los Angeles in 1936. Gruber enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1946 at the age of 18 and was honorably discharged in 1949. Using his G.I. Billbenefits, Gruber studied English literature at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Gruber suffered increasingly ill health for several years before his death on February 27, 2011, at his home in Santa Clara.

1929, Mexico – Bisexual Frida Kahlo (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) marries Diego Rivera. She was a Mexican painter, who mostly painted self-portraits. Inspired by Mexican popular culture, she employed a naïve folk art style to explore questions of identity, post colonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexican society. Her work has been celebrated internationally as emblematic of Mexican national and indigenous traditions, and by feminists for what is seen as its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form. Kahlo was mainly known as Rivera’s wife until the late 1970s, when her work was rediscovered by art historians and political activists. By the early 1990s, she had become not only a recognized figure in art history, but also regarded as an icon for Chicanos, the Feminism movement, and the LGBTQ movement. Kahlo’s work has been celebrated internationally as emblematic of Mexican national andIndigenoustraditions, and by feminists for what is seen as its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.

1935 – Mart Crowley (born August 21, 1935) is an American playwright. He worked for a number of television production companies in Hollyhwood before meeting Natalie Wood on the set of her film Splendor in the Grass.Wood hired him as her assistant, primarily to give him free time to work on his gay-themed play The Boys in the Band,which opened off-Broadway on April 14, 1968 and enjoyed a run of 1,000 performances.Crowley has appeared in at least three documentaries: The Celluloid Closet (1995), about the depiction of homosexuality in cinema; Dominick Dunne: After the Party (2007), a biography of Crowley’s friend and producer Dominick Dunne; and Making the Boys (2011), a documentary about the making of The Boys in the Band. Crowley is openly gay.

1936, Spain – Luisa Isabel Alvarez de Toledo y Maura, 21st Duchess of Medina Sidonia, Grandee of Spain (August 21, 1936 – March 7, 2008) was nicknamed La Duquesa Rojaor The Red Duchess. She was the 21st Duchess of the ducal family of Medina-Sidonia, one of the most prestigious noble families and Grandees of Spain. Eleven hours before her death, on March 7, 2008, Luisa Isabel married her longtime partner and secretary since 1983, Liliana Maria Dahlmann in a civil ceremony on her deathbed. Today, the Dowager Duchess Liliana Maria,her legal widow, serves as life-president of the Fundación Casa Medina Sidonia.

1944, Germany – Felice Schragenheim (March 9, 1922 – December 31, 1944), a young Jewish resistance fighter in Germany, was sent to a concentration camp in Poland on this date. Her love story with Lilly Wust, a German wife of a Nazi, is portrayed in the 1999 film Aimee & Jaguar and in a book of the same name by Erica Fischer. It is also the subject of the 1997 documentary Love Story: Berlin 1942.

1965

Sonny & Cher once again had the #1 song with “I Got You Babe”.

1970

Huey Newton, co-founder of the Black Panthers, publicly announces his support of gay rights, stating his “solidarity” with the “Gay Power” movement. 

1971

Arthur Brown’s Kingdom Come, Hawkwind, Duster Bennett, Brewers Droop, Indian Summer, Graphite, (and second from the bottom on the bill) Queen all appeared at the Tregye Festival Truro, Cornwall, England.

Olivia Newton-John had the top Adult Contemporary song for the third week with the Bob Dylan song “If Not For You”.

Canada – In Ottawa, “We Demand,” a brief prepared by the Toronto Gay Action and sponsored by Canadian gay groups, is presented to the federal government. It calls for law reform and changes to public policy relating to homosexuals.

1980

Gilbert and Sullivan’s, The Pirates of Penzance opened on Broadway with Linda Ronstadt  and began pirate craze.

1982

 the Go-Go’s moved up to number 8 with “Vacation” on the USA song charts, and on the LP Charts, moved from 42 to 9 with Vacation

1983 – The musical version of “La Cage Aux Folles” opens on Broadway to rave reviews and $4 million in advance ticket sales. With a book written by Harvey Fierstein (born June 6, 1954) and lyrics and music by Jerry Herman(born July 10, 1931), La Cage is a romantic musical comedy based on a popular French film about two male lovers, the manager and the leading star of a nightclub featuring female impersonators.

1987

The movie “Dirty Dancing” was released in the U.S.

The Soundtrack to “Dirty Dancing” was released.

The Blow Monkeys cover of Leslie Gore’s You Don’t Own Me…

1989 –

The National Association of State Boards of Education reports that only twenty-four states require AIDS education in schools, and eighteen of those suggest abstinence as the only method of avoiding the disease. Only three programs require teachers to discuss the use of condoms in their programs.

 Lucie McKinney, the widow of Congressman Stewart McKinney (R-CT) (January 30, 1931 – May 7, 1987), the first congressman to die of complications from AIDS, challenges his will in court because he left a car and a 40% share of his Washington, DC house to his lover Arnold Dennison. McKinney’s physician speculated that McKinney became infected with HIVin 1979 as the result of blood transfusions during heart surgery.McKinney was known by friends to be bisexual, though his family said this was not the case, which raised the issue of how he had contracted the disease. Anti-gay prejudice at the time of McKinney’s death in 1987 may have promoted a disingenuous approach to speculations on the cause of McKinney’s HIV infection. Arnold Denson, the man with whom McKinney had been living in Washington, said that he had been McKinney’s lover, and that he believed McKinney was already infected when Denson met him.

1993

“The Bodyguard” Soundtrack was #7 one the LP charts for Whitney Houston

1994

Interrupting her concert at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California, Whitney Houston asks that the spotlight be turned on Justin and Sydney Simpson, whose father O.J. Simpson is currently on trial for murdering their mother, Nicole.

1994 – Rikki Streicher (1922 – Aug. 21,1994) dies of cancer at age 68 in San Francisco. She opened Maud’s, America’s oldest continuously operating lesbian bar, in 1966 and Amanda’s, a lesbian dance club that opened in 1978. Maud’s closed in 1989 because of financial problems. Streicher also helped organize the Gay Games in San Francisco in 1986. Streicher was born in 1922. She served in the military and lived in Los Angeles in the 1940s, where she spent time in the gay bars of that city. She also frequented the gay bars of North Beach in San FranciscoButch-femme roles were very fixed at that time. Streicher, then identified as butch, and was photographed in 1945 in a widely published image, sitting in Oakland‘s Claremont Resort with other lesbians, wearing a suit and tie.In 1966, Streicher opened Maud’s, originally called “Maud’s Study”, or “The Study”, a lesbian bar on Cole St. in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. The following year, the Haight-Ashbury would become the epicenter of the hippie movement during the 1967 Summer of Love. Maud’s, said one historian, served to “bridge the gap between San Francisco’s lesbian community and its hippie generation.” Because women were not allowed to be employed as bartenders in San Francisco until 1971, Streicher had to either tend bar herself or hire male bartenders. The bar quickly became a popular gathering place for San Francisco lesbians and bisexual women. One notable customer of Maud’s was singer Janis Joplin(January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970). Activists Del Martin(May 5, 1921 – August 27, 2008)and Phyllis Lyon(born November 10, 1924)were also early patrons of Maud’s. In 1978, at the height of the disco era, Streicher opened a more spacious bar and dance club on Valencia Street in San Francisco’s Mission District called Amelia’s, named after Amelia Earhart. Streicher died of cancer in 1994, and was survived by her partner, Mary Sager.

1996 – Intel announces that the company will begin offering domestic partner benefits.

1996 – Denver Colorado’s Career Service Authority votes 5-0 to extend health insurance benefits to the partners and children of gay and lesbian city employees. The plan did not cover unmarried heterosexual couples. Mayor Wellington Webb announced that he would approve the plan, which had the support of the majority of the city council.

1997 – Irving Cooperberg, (1932 – Aug. 21, 1997), co-founder of the New York City Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center, dies of complications from AIDS at age 65. Mr. Cooperberg, who was born and raised in Brooklyn, quit college in 1951, joined the Army and served in Korea. Real estate investments in Manhattan and Fire Island Pines, beginning in the early 1960’s, made him wealthy. In 1973, he attended a service at the embryonic gay and lesbian synagogue, Congregation Beth Simchat Torah, in Greenwich Village. He soon volunteered to serve on its board. Because of his role at the synagogue, Mr. Cooperberg was drawn into the effort in the early ’80’s to establish a citywide lesbian and gay center with a full complement of services. One of the first of its kind in the country, it was to occupy the former Food and Maritime High School at 208 West 13th Street. Mr. Cooperberg was elected the center’s first president in July 1983 and served until May 1987. He is survived by his companion, Lou Rittmaster.

1998 – According to a survey by the Arizona Department of Public Safety, hate crimes in the first part of 1998 were down 15% but gay males were the second most commonly targeted group with twenty incidents. Ten incidents against lesbians were reported.

1998 – Elton Jackson was found guilty by a jury in Virginia of the murder of Andrew Smith. He was given a sentence of life in prison. Police suspected him in the murder of twelve gay men.

2002 – Twenty lesbian and gay survivors whose partners died in the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center were told they would receive workers’ compensation under a new state law.

2003 – Former Georgia representative Bob Barr, the man who wrote the Defense of Marriage Act that prevents same-sex couples from receiving federal benefits, said it would be a mistake to amend the Constitution to ban gay marriage.

2004 – A Louisiana state judge rules that the proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages and civil unions was unconstitutional and must be taken off the September 18 ballot.

2006

German prosecutors announced that they had decided against opening an investigation into Madonna after she performed a controversial mock crucifixion scene at a concert on August 20.

2008

The Coquille Indian Tribe in Oregon legalizes same-sex marriage which is not recognized by the state.

Hallmark Greeting Cards based in Kansas City introduces line of same-sex wedding cards.

2012

Lisa Marie Presley made her Grand Ole Opry debut where she wowed the sold-out audience by performing three songs from her current album, “Storm & Grace”.

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Today in LGBT History – August 21 | Ronni Sanlo

Daily Elvis: August 21

August 15 for LGBTQ2

1896

Leon Theremin, Russian inventor. Most famous for his invention of the theremin, one of the first electronic musical instruments. He first performed the theremin with the New York Philharmonic in 1928. He died on 3rd November 1993.

August 15, 1958

It is the view of this blogger, that Elvis Presley was bisexual – given all that his Memphis Mafia buddies have written and promised there were secrets they would take to their graves – bisexual is the only thing left.

Elvis Presley was one of the most famous Mama’s Boys, and on this day

The funeral of Gladys was held at Graceland at 3.30 p.m. and Elvis and Vernon almost collapsed.

August 15, 1969

The Woodstock Music and Art Festival began on Max Yasgur’s 600 acre farm in Bethel, New York. The three-day long festival drew a crowd of more than 500,000 people and became one of the most celebrated Rock and Folk concert festivals of all time. Attended by over 400,000 people, the event featured, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Santana, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Canned Heat, Joan Baez, Melanie, Ten Years After, Sly and the Family Stone, Johnny Winter, Jefferson Airplane, Ravi Shanker, Country Joe and the Fish, Blood Sweat and Tears, Arlo Guthrie, and Joe Cocker. During the three days there were three deaths, two births and four miscarriages – no reports on how many rapes.

1976

ABBA released ‘Dancing Queen’ as the lead single from their fourth studio album, Arrival. Dancing Queen’ (which had the working title of ‘Boogaloo’) went on to top the charts in more than a dozen countries including the United States where it became ABBA’s only No.1.

1987

Michael Jackson had his third UK No.1 with the single ‘I Just Can’t Stop Loving You’, a duet with Siedah Garrett. It was originally intended to be a duet between Jackson and either Barbra Streisand or Whitney Houston. Session singer Siedah Garrett also worked with Madonna.

1996

A New York women’s shelter refuses to take money raised by a recent benefit concert when they learn that one of the performers was James Brown, often accused of emotional and physical abuse of women.

1998

Pete TownshendJoni Mitchell and Lou Reed, along with original Woodstock acts Richie Havens and Melanie, play Day 2 of the A Day In The Garden festival in Bethel, New York, where the 1969 festival took place. Mitchell closes her set with “Woodstock.”

2011

KISS was cut from a Michael Jackson tribute concert because of comments made by bassist Gene Simmons last year when he told Classic Rock magazine “No matter what my fond memories and fond images of Michael were, with one allegation of pedophilia after another and another and another… Oh dear.”

2012

Michael Jackson’s father, Joe, dropped his wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray, who was serving time after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the singer’s death.

Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley made a surprise visit to Graceland on the eve of the 35th anniversary of Elvis’ death. The pair spoke to the surprised crowd from an elevated platform where Lisa Marie said “I’ve always avoided this because I felt that it would be too emotional, but I really felt it was important to come down here tonight.”

2021

what is needed: Real Life Role Models and cultural representation

https://madison.com/ct/opinion/mailbag/alexis-marcelle-lgbt-kids-need-acceptance-from-schools-parents/article_351b1159-b942-5e72-a1c4-7698b17780f3.htmlAlexis Marcelle: LGBT kids need acceptance from schools, parentsDear Editor: You are at a school with some kids who are LGBT. The ones who aren’t LGBT feel more connected to that school. Maybe some don’t even know whomadison.com

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/gris-montreal-lgbtq-rural-youth-support-schools-1.6141340Classroom workshops offer support to LGBTQ youth in rural Quebec | CBC NewsA not-for-profit based in Montreal is visiting rural communities to show youth that they’re not alone.www.cbc.ca

participation at all levels of society – and acceptance that we are part of society

https://www.espn.com/soccer/english-premier-league/story/4454322/liverpool-condemn-anti-gay-chants-aimed-at-norwich-loanee-billy-gilmourLiverpool condemn anti-gay chants aimed at Norwich loanee Billy GilmourLiverpool have condemned the “offensive and inappropriate” anti-gay chants aimed at Norwich’s Billy Gilmour during Saturday’s 3-0 win.www.espn.com

https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/coronavirus-covid-19-national-news/bucharest-gay-pride-march-resumes-after-coronavirus-pause-4222826Bucharest gay pride march resumes after coronavirus pause – Vancouver Is AwesomeBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Several thousand LGBT supporters took to the streets in the Romanian capital of Bucharest Saturday for a gay pride parade that resumed after a year’s pause due to the pandemic.www.vancouverisawesome.com

https://wehoville.com/2021/08/14/meet-the-rainbow-key-award-winners/Meet the Rainbow Key Award winners – WEHOvilleThe City of West Hollywood will host a joint ceremony of the annualRainbowKeyAwards and Etheridge Award to recognize people and groupswho have made outstanding

From Protest to Pride: No Cops

https://rdnewsnow.com/2021/08/15/red-deer-rcmps-involvement-in-pride-week-celebrated-and-denounced/Red Deer RCMP’s involvement in Pride Week celebrated and denounced | rdnewsnow.comEditor’s note: 2SLGBTQ+, which stands for Two Spirit-Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-Queer-Plus is a modern v…rdnewsnow.com

contributions to the gay and lesbian community. This year’sRainbowKeyAwards/Etheridge Award will be held virtually via the Zoom platform at 6 p.m. Thursday Details for registering and live-viewing of the ceremony via …wehoville.com

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

August 3 for lgbtq2

1969

Three Dog Night, the Moody Blues, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Canned Heat, Little Richard, the Sir Douglas Quintet, Dr. John, and Mothers of Invention performed on the final day of the Atlantic City Pop Festival at Atlantic City Race Track in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

1974

on the usa song charts at 2 f Elton John’s “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”.

while LP charts, Caribou from Elton John remained at #1 for the third week 

1985

Aretha Franklin’s “Freeway Of Love” was the new #1 on the R&B chart.

Madonna scored her first UK No.1 single with ‘Into The Groove’. The track was taken from the movie ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ which featured Madonna and Rosanna Arquette. ‘Into The Groove’ is Madonna’s best selling single in the UK, having sold over 850,000 copies.

Madonna became the first female artist to have three records in the British top-50 when “Into the Groove” entered the chart. “Holiday” and “Crazy For You” were the other two Madonna records on the British chart.

Tears for Fears let it all out and “Shout” resulted in a #1 song, taking over from “Everytime You Go Away” by Paul Young.  Sting had his first solo hit with “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free” and Whitney Houston came in fourth with “You Give Good Love”.

2001

Whitney Houston signed a recording contract with Arista Records for over $100 million.

2005

Melissa Etheridge announced that after nine months, she was cancer free.

2010

pop star Lady Gaga received a record 13 nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards. (She won eight awards, sweeping every category she was nominated in).

2021

https://globalnews.ca/news/8081756/megan-rapinoe-soccer-canada-loss-comments/amp/U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe faces backlash after ‘lose to Canada’ remark – National | Globalnews.ca“Obviously we never want to lose to Canada,” said Megan Rapinoe after her team’s ‘bitter’ loss to Canada at the Olympics soccer match.globalnews.ca

the bigger issue in sports

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/summer/soccer/quinn-first-openly-transgender-nonbinary-athlete-medallist-1.6126845Canada’s Quinn to become 1st openly transgender, non-binary athlete to win Olympic medal | CBC SportsCanada’s appearance in soccer’s gold-medal match won’t be the only first for the team in Japan later this week. Quinn, a 25-year-old midfielder from Toronto, will become the first openly transgender and non-binary athlete to win an Olympic medal.www.cbc.ca

https://beta.ctvnews.ca/national/entertainment/2021/8/3/1_5532447.htmlMatt Damon credits his daughter for ending his use of homophobic slurMatt Damon has admitted that he just recently stopped using a homophobic slur because he’s learned about ‘changes in modern masculinity’ from his daughter.beta.ctvnews.ca

https://www.rferl.org/amp/31391740.htmlFamily Flees Russia After Commercial Exposes Their Pro-LGBT Lifestylewww.rferl.org

https://www.tamilguardian.com/content/sri-lanka-refuses-acknowledge-lgbt-rightsSri Lanka refuses to acknowledge LGBT rights | Tamil GuardianSpeaking to the media, Government spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella maintained that Sri Lanka does not legally recognise the rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community.www.tamilguardian.com

https://southfloridagaynews.com/World/peru-lgbt-activists-express-concern-over-country-s-new-government.htmlPeru LGBT Activists Express Concern Over Country’s New Government | World | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

August 2 for LGBTQ2

1975 

usas song charts:

Olivia Newton-John had song #4–“Please Mr. Please

  Elton John’s great song “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” was 6

usa LP charts

  Elton John’s masterpiece Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy was at #4

1980

Although the movie Xanadu was a total flop, the soundtrack sold well and produced Olivia Newton-John‘s US number one hit “Magic”.

“Magic” by Olivia Newton-John took over the #1 spot from Billy Joel’s “It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me”.  It was Olivia’s 25th hit, 10th Top 10 and fourth #1.

 Elton John had a strong #3 with “Little Jeannie” 

1980

  Queen moved up from 16 to 6 with The Game

1986

  Madonna’spowerful “Papa Don’t Preach” was at #4,

the debut LP from Whitney Houston was still at #8 after an incredible 71 weeks on the chart

1995

Peggy Lee gave her final major public peformance. George Shearing and Mel Torme also performed at the show at the Hollywood Bowl.

1997

Backstreet Boys had “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart).

2000

Madonna premiered her video of “Music”.

2021

Dolly Parton invested Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” cover royalties in Black community
https://t.co/SPKYemULTP?amp=1Dolly Parton invested Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will Always Love You’ cover royalties in Black communityHouston’s cover, recorded for “The Bodyguard” in 1992, became a global sensation 18 years after Parton penned the song.

the person who needs to be protected is the victim, not the accused

and the victim was underaged should be the main issue, not that the victim was male

the perp wanting to be shielded from prejudice against contenting adult behaviour when the issue is abuse of a minor

the accused does not get to dismiss the evidence against them, when that is what a judge and jury needs to see

https://www.tmz.com/2021/07/31/r-kelly-responds-mcdonalds-john-doe-evidence-minor-jury/R. Kelly Says Jury Might Not Like LGBT, Wants McDonald’s Evidence NixedR. Kelly says he hasn’t been given a fair chance to weed out anti-gay bigots.www.tmz.com

heterosexual women too

https://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2021/08/02/lgbtq-stem-science-discrimination-sexual-orientation/ideas/essay/What STEM Loses to LGBTQ BiasA new study suggests just how much poorer STEM fields are due to discrimination against LGBTQ professionals in science an technologywww.zocalopublicsquare.org

not reach out, but compensate. religion is an oppressive worldview

https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2021/08/02/james-martin-lgbtq-catholics-statistics-241139Why should the church reach out to L.G.B.T.Q. people? Some shocking statistics can answer that. | America MagazineThese statistics should be enough to make us want to undergo a metanoia, a change of mind and heart, and make us ask why our church is not only not a welcoming place to L.G.B.T.Q. people, but actively unwelcoming.www.americamagazine.org\

meanwhile

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2021/08/02/matt-damon-homophobic-slur-use-unacceptable-we-need-lgbtq-education/5451602001/Matt Damon homophobic slur use unacceptable. We need LGBTQ education.If someone as high-profile as Matt Damon has just learned that you can’t say the “f-word” anymore, a homophobic slur, what stops anyone else?www.usatoday.com

written in 2011: sadly evergreen

Apologizing for Gay Slurs

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Yet another celebrity creature is apologizing for a gay slur.

I almost don’t want to link to the article in question, because, well, it happens often enough that who it is this week, doesn’t even matter to the discussion.

“I have lots of XYZ friends” is often the lament offered as proof that the person at issue isn’t really prejudiced, they just didn’t think before they spoke.

Perhaps it’s time for people to consider that careless and thoughtless speech is revealing of your character. It speaks to lazy thinking and self absorption above all else, but I do not believe that it necessarily reveals any prejudice on the part of the speaker.

Unless you are Mel Gibson, because seriously, that level of conspiracy paranoia and historical anti-semitism runs deep, although, I was always mystified why Gibson’s “sugartits” comment to the female officer went unremarked upon in the media. Jew bashing is appalling but blatant sexism is apparently still okay.

I just don’t think that it serves the gay community or the cause of equality when GLAAD issues hand slapping against every celebrity who’s careless with words. Especially calling for someone to be fired, because unless the person is in a position of authority and trust over other people, it’s an extreme reaction.

Celebrities are not responsible for the safety and well being of anyone – however, politicians, the courts, schools, employers – these people are responsible – have a fiduciary duty in fact – towards other people who are vulnerable and for whom bigoted attitudes go a long way to undermining and harming people.

People say dumb things, forget where they are, that the microphone is on and that they aren’t with their friends who knows that they are decent and non-bigotted.

We need to let them apologize for stupidity and all move on. Frankly, it’s far more serious to deal with politicians who have the ability to create and sign legislation into law, and policing the language of celebrities, doesn’t help equality. It just ends up seeming insecure and whiney.

Vigilance, but with a eye on the larger goals.

We need to start distinguishing between lazy thoughtlessness, for example “That’s so gay” and things like Mel Gibson says – “the ass is for shitting.” Something that’s not even true of straight people, never mind the revealing of his homophobia in a manner he expected to be applauded and taken as normal.

Does the speaker beleive that what they are saying is what other people think – like somehow, saying bigotted things is somehow brave, bold or honest.

When really, most people who assert that they are Telling It Like It Is are really saying how they would like it to be, which is generally unpleasant for any group of people they don’t like and don’t think that the rest of the people should tolerate.

I think that might be the most horrifying idea, that we should have to tolerate Them.

When I look at the last half of the above line, the idea that anyone would think that any group of people is so loathsome that even co-existance isn’t a given, that effort must be made to tolerate them in the midst of all of humanity, why do Those People have to be included….

Honestly, I don’t get it. I do not get disliking or fearing groups – or individuals of said groups – because they are different appearing or acting or dressing or behaving.

I don’t understand why some people are so bothered that other people live and think differently than they do. Conformity is the antitheses of humanity that is so adaptive to every environmental niche, with widely divergent cultures and traditions, why does any one have to be better?

There seems to be so little happiness in the world, how can anyone begrudge anyone for finding happiness?

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