june 8 for lgbtq2

1949

A report by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) named celebrities John Garfield, Edward G. Robinson, Danny Kaye, Dorothy Parker, Fredric March, Paul Muni and Helen Keller as members of the Communist Party.

1953

The U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregated restaurants in Washington, DC.

1963

Lesley Gore remained at #1 with “It’s My Party”

1974

 Elton John was at #10, 34 weeks since the release of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

David Bowie started a four-week run at the top of the UK charts with his third No.1 album ‘Diamond Dogs’. The cover art features Bowie as a striking half-man, half-dog grotesque painted by Belgian artist Guy Peellaert. It was controversial as the full painting clearly showed the hybrid’s genitalia. Very few copies of this original cover made their way into circulation at the time of the album’s release.

Dolly Parton was at No.1 on the US country chart with ‘I Will Always Love You’. Elvis Presley indicated that he wanted to cover the song. Parton was interested until Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker, told her that it was standard procedure for the songwriter to sign over half of the publishing rights to any song Elvis recorded. Parton refused. ‘I Will Always Love You’ later became a worldwide No.1 hit for Whitney Houston in 1992 when featured in The Bodyguard.

1985

Tears For Fears started a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’, the group’s first US No.1. In 1986, the song won Best Single at the Brit Awards. Band member and co-writer Roland Orzabal argued that the song deserved to win the Ivor Novello International Hit of the Year award, claiming that the winner, ’19’ by Paul Hardcastle – was not an actual song, but only a “dialogue collage.”

1991

Whitney Houston had her 16th hit and 13th Top 10 with “Miracle”

1993

Drag queen RuPaul releases his debut album “Supermodel of the World”

2000

Sinead O’Connor revealed that she was a lesbian in an article that would later be published by “Curve” in their July-August 2000 issue.

Lisa Marie Presley and her children broke ground for the Presley Place in a special ceremony.

2006

Barbara Streisand announced her first full tour in ten years.

2007

A British judge sentenced George Michael to 100 hours of community service and banned him from driving for two years for driving under the influence of drugs.

2014

Audra McDonald wins a Tony for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar And Grill”

2016

Cher filed a lawsuit against SAIL Venture Partners and related firms, claiming they defrauded her out of more than $800,000 in investments which went bad.

Janis Joplin‘s childhood home in Port Arthur, Texas was put up for sale. Although surrounding houses usually sold for between $70,000 and $80,000, the asking price for the five-bedroom, three-bathroom house was $500,000. “You’re obviously paying for the fame of the home,” said the listing realtor. 2017: A previous listing in June 2016 had a price of $500,000. It was reduced to $250,000 in November 2016, and now it’s down to $200,000. The house has been appraised at $52,500

Janis Joplin’s childhood home in Port Arthur up for sale at a reduced price

Blogger Nina Notes:

the home she left, in the town she never fit into and when she went back to show them she was famous, they did not care

they expect a fan to overpay for the house that basically was why she was doing drugs that killed her the in first place….

Janis Joplin’s Childhood Home In Port Arthur TexasJanis Joplin grew up at this home in Port Arthur after a previous home had burned down. Joplin & her sister carved their names into wet cement at the home.

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2020

Beyoncé celebrates ‘beautiful queerness’ and Black Lives Matter protesters in inspirational

2021

https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/ghana-court-denies-bail-21-detained-lgbt-activists-2021-06-08/Ghana court denies bail for 21 detained LGBT activists | ReutersA Ghanaian court on Tuesday denied bail to 21 gay rights activists arrested nearly three weeks ago for what police described as an unlawful gathering, their lawyer said.www.reuters.com

https://www.reuters.com/world/india/indian-court-calls-sweeping-reforms-respect-lgbt-rights-2021-06-07/Indian court calls for sweeping reforms to respect LGBT rights | ReutersA court in India ordered state and federal officials on Monday to draw up plans for sweeping reforms to respect LGBT rights, in a ruling that went far beyond the narrow terms of a case brought by a lesbian couple who said they had been harassed by police.www.reuters.com

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/lgbt-people-globally-are-not-waiting-for-white-saviours-to-rescue-them/LGBT people globally are not waiting for ‘white saviours’ to rescue themBut if you watched Netflix’s new documentary ‘Hating Peter Tatchell’, you might think they are. It's one of several things the film got wrongwww.opendemocracy.net

June 7 for lgbtq2

June 7, 1965

The USA Supreme Court handed down a decision that legalized the use of contraception by married couples.

1971
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Paul Cohen’s disturbing the peace conviction in Los Angeles , by wearing a jacket displaying “Fuck the Draft” in the public corridors of a California courthouse.
establishing the precedent that vulgar writing is protected under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cohen_v._California

1975

Elton John’s album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, which came in #85 in the Top 100 Albums of All-Time in the Rock Era*, had been released this week and debuted at #1, the first album in history to accomplish the feat and one of a select few in the Rock Era.  Elton toppled Earth, Wind & Fire’s album That’s the Way of the World while the Soundtrack to “Tommy” fell to #3.  Jeff Beck was #4 with Blow By Blow and America reached #5 with Hearts“.  The rest of the Top 10:  Alice Cooper with Welcome To My NightmareChicago VIII was at #7, Bad Company fell to #8 with Straight ShooterNuthin’ Fancy from Lynyrd Skynyrd was #9 and Carly Simon had the #10 album with Playing Possum.

1980

“The Rose” spent a fifth week at #1 for Bette Midler on the Adult Contemporary chart.

1980

Elton John’s 29th career hit “Little Jeannie” was #10

1986

Madonna had the new #1 with “Live To Tell” but it would be short-lived as Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald’s “On My Own” was closing fast.  Whitney Houston fell to 3 after three weeks at #1 with “Greatest Love Of All”.

The album Whitney Houston spent its 11th week at #1 and 36th in the Top 10 and 63rd week on the Album chart.

1987

David Bowie played a concert in West Berlin in front of the Reichstag with the speakers pointing towards the nearby Berlin Wall where thousands of young East Berliners stood and listened.

1993

Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol (

The Artist

).  (from the name “The Artist formerly Known as Prince) – the symbol being a combination of the Male/female ones – and also used for transgender.  The name change reflected an ongoing battle with Warner Brothers Records over ownership and direction of his music.

2000

The “Prince: A Celebration” party began at Paisley Park Studios. The weeklong event was in celebration of The Artist reclaiming his name “Prince” after a 7-year battle with Warner Brothers.

2009

Elton John’s musical Billy Elliot won 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

2020

Grease: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John Reflect on THAT Finale Reveal | rETroET spoke with the cast of ‘Grease’ about turning the hit Broadway musical into a cinema classic. John Travolta reveals who else was considered to portray Sandy, and why he knew Olivia Newton-John was the only person for the role. ‘Grease Sing-a-Long’ will air June 7 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

Exclusives from #ETonline :
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQwITQ__CeH2Y_7g2xeiNDa0vQsROQQgv

2021

https://theindependent.ca/journalism/why-st-johns-pride-banned-uniformed-police/Why St. John’s Pride Banned Uniformed Police — The IndependentWhy St. John’s Pride Banned Uniformed Policetheindependent.ca

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jun/06/stonewall-risks-all-it-has-fought-for-in-accusing-those-who-disagree-with-it-of-hate-speechStonewall risks all it has fought for in accusing those who disagree with it of hate speech | Sonia Sodha | The GuardianThe charity has forgotten that true power lies in solidarity and compromisewww.theguardian.com

gender critical feminists are women.. so siding against women is being against women.

Cotton Ceiling is a transwomen admission of hate crime against lesbians

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/06/07/gender-critical-feminism-far-right-agenda-institute-race-relations-trans-transphobia/There’s a alarming link between ‘gender-critical’ feminism and the far-rightThe anti-trans arguments made by ‘gender critical’ feminists risk enforcing heterosexual norms, the Institute of Race Relations has warned.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/books/ct-books-biblioracle-0613-20210607-wltdlmxncngchgejxa43ifgcbe-story.htmlOpinion: Roxane Gay Books — a model for publishing industry – Chicago TribuneGrove Atlantic’s recent announcement to launch Roxane Gay Books to help foster and promote underrepresented writers is a good first step forward — and is a model that could be replicated by other publishers, writes Biblioracle columnist John Warner.www.chicagotribune.com

https://www.espn.com/soccer/concacaf-nations-league/story/4401690/usmnt-mexico-nations-league-final-halted-for-anti-gay-chant-by-fansUSMNT-Mexico Nations League final halted for anti-gay chant by fansThe CONCACAF Nations League final between the United States and Mexico was marred by unruly fan behavior.www.espn.com

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/06/books/review/ravenous-sam-apple.htmlHow Did a Gay Scientist of Jewish Descent Thrive Under the Nazis? – The New York TimesIn “Ravenous,” Sam Apple tells the story of a researcher who was able to carry out his groundbreaking work on cancer cells even in the middle of World War II.www.nytimes.com

https://thetab.com/uk/2021/06/07/dont-act-straight-when-youre-gay-tiktok-sound-208638What is the “don’t act straight when you’re gay!” sound all over TikTok rn?The “don’t look at me like that, don’t act straight when you’re gay” sound is all over TikTok right now, but where is it from originally?thetab.com

https://www.nme.com/news/music/rob-halford-looks-back-on-coming-out-as-gay-on-mtv-its-a-glorious-moment-2962447Judas Priest’s Rob Halford looks back on coming out as gay on MTVJudas Priest’s Rob Halford has marked Pride month by reflecting on the moment he came out as gay on television.www.nme.com

https://www.vice.com/en/article/4av3jb/chiles-conservative-president-suddenly-supports-gay-marriage-activists-say-its-pinkwashingChile’s Conservative President Suddenly Supports Gay Marriage. Activists Say It’s ‘Pinkwashing.’The country’s LGBTQ community cautiously welcomed the move from President Sebastian Piñera, but many suspect it is a bid for popularity and question whether he will act on his words.www.vice.com

https://www.metroweekly.com/2021/06/chick-fil-a-wont-stop-funding-anti-gay-causes-so-burger-king-is-stepping-in-to-help/Chick-fil-A won’t stop funding anti-gay causes, so Burger King is stepping in to helpBurger King’s Ch’King sandwich will help fund LGBTQ equality to counter Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s support for anti-LGBTQ causeswww.metroweekly.com

denying access to material is censorship.

from the article:

Carmel Farahbakhsh, who goes by the pronouns they/them, said they understand that the libraries do not want to engage in censorship and does agree with that.

“I do not want to tell the person who wrote this book that they cannot publish. But I do want to have a community-centered space…taking a stance to protect marginalized voices and say that they’re not going to carry it,” they said.

LGB Alliance is a British charity that advocates for the rights of lesbians, gays, and bisexuals. Its exclusion of transgender and nonbinary communities from its advocacy angers many groups focused on LGBTQ issues, a consortium of which recently challenged the alliance’s charitable status. They accuse LGB Alliance of being transphobic and having links to the U.S. Christian right, VICE reports.

LGB Alliance denies both accusations. They assert that lesbians, gays and bisexuals have “specific concerns” that differ from transgender people, and that it’s “unhelpful” for them to work together.

https://www.dailydot.com/debug/twitter-verifies-transphobic-group/LGBTQ advocates outraged Twitter verified a transphobic group during PrideLGBTQ advocates slam Twitter for verifying the account of LGB Alliance, a British charity they say is transphobic.www.dailydot.com

june 6 for lgbtq2

June 6, 1972

David Bowie released “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” album.

June 6, 1977

Queen appeared at Earls Court in London.

1987

Whitney Houston had her second UK No.1 single with ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)’. It reached No.1 in over a dozen other countries and won a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1988

in the USA Whitney Houston bounced into the Top 10 after just four weeks with “I Wanna’ Dance With Somebody”.

2001

Twenty of Elton John‘s automobiles sold at auction for $2.75 million. Elton said he, ‘doesn’t have time to drive them anymore’. The most expensive was a ’93 Jaguar that sold for over $330,000.

2021

focusing on trans children – takes the public debate about what is happening in the adult world.

https://stockhouse.com/news/press-releases/2021/06/06/statement-from-the-chief-public-health-officer-of-canada-on-june-6-2021

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

may 28 for lgbtq2

1966

on the LP charts:  My Name Is Barbra from Streisand at 6 with the Soundtrack to “Mary Poppins” at #8,

1983

More than 670,000 fans attended the four-day US Festival ’83 in California, sponsored by Steve Wozniak. Among the 35 acts that performed were U2, David Bowie, Van Halen, the Pretenders, Stevie Nicks, Joe Walsh, Mötley Crüe, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, the Clash, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Jr., Waylon Jennings, Alabama, Emmylou Harris, the Stray Cats, Berlin, INXS, and Men At Work. The lineup is even more impressive than that of its 1982 predecessor, and the attendance is substantially larger. Wozniak splurges on David Bowie with two million dollars of his own money, simply because he “really loves him.”

David Bowie was at #2 with “Let’s Dance”, at 5  Thomas Dolby’s only hit “She Blinded Me With Science adn mvoing to 8 the Culture Club moving up with “Time (Clock of the Heart)”,

1987

Whitney Houston released her second studio album, “Whitney,” in Canada. It was issued in the U.S. five days later.

1988

Elton John and Bernie Taupin won an Ivor Novello Award for their tribute to Princess Diana–“Candle in the Wind ’97”.

Faith by George Michael was #1 for a ninth week on the Album chart but the former #1 “Dirty Dancing” Soundtrack held strong at #2.

Another song from the album Faith reached #1 as “One More Try” got the honor for George Michael.

2000

Britney Spears was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Oops!… I Did It Again’. The singer’s second album also reached No.1 in thirteen other countries and has now sold over 20m copies.

2003

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown visited Israel, where they met premier Ariel Sharon.

2021

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/Japan-ruling-party-abandons-LGBT-bill-as-consensus-failsJapan ruling party abandons LGBT bill as consensus fails – Nikkei AsiaTOKYO — Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Friday gave up on legislation to promote public awareness of sexual minorities, proving unable toasia.nikkei.com

recognition of human rights + being a market niche = voter block power

rainbow capitalism hits peak

https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/05/27/new-kelloggs-lgbt-themed-cereal-features-preferred-pronouns-on-box/Kellogg’s LGBT-Themed Cereal Features Preferred Pronouns on Box“Boxes are for cereal, not people,” Kellogg’s insists about its new Together With Pride cereal.www.dailysignal.com

may 24 for LGBTQ2

May 24, 1956

The first Eurovision Song Contest was held in Lugano, Switzerland. The event was the brainchild of Marcel Baisoncon of the European Broadcasting Union. Seven countries participated and they were each allowed two songs

May 24, 1966

The original Broadway production of the musical “Mame,” starring Angela Lansbury, Bea Arthur, Jane Connell, Willard Waterman and George Coe, opened at New York’s Winter Garden Theatre for 1508 performances.

1974

David Bowie released his eighth studio album Diamond Dogs. The cover art features Bowie as a striking half-man, half-dog grotesque painted by Belgian artist Guy Peellaert. It was controversial as the full painting clearly showed the hybrid’s genitalia.

On “Midnight Special,” Richard Pryor was host to Olivia Newton-John and Boz Scaggs.

The Superman FanFic no one expected:

1980

Bette Midler remained at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for the third week with “The Rose”.

1986

“Greatest Love Of All” from Whitney Houston was #1 for the fifth straight week.

Whitney Houston continued to top the Album chart in its 61st week on the chart. 

1999

Queen singer Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991, was honoured on a new set of millennium stamps issued by the Royal Mail. Mercury, who featured on the 19p stamp, was a keen stamp collector, and his collection was bought by the Post Office in 1993. The stamp marked his contribution to the Live Aid charity concert in 1985, and caused controversy by featuring a small portion of Queen’s drummer, Roger Taylor, in the background – UK stamps by tradition only carry pictures of living persons who are members of the Royal Family.

David Bowie wrote and recorded the song “What’s Really Happening” during a live Webcast. The song appeared on the album “hours.”

2004

Madonna kicked off the North American leg of her Re-invention World Tour by playing three sold out nights at The Los Angeles Forum. The tour became the top grossing of the year, with ticket sales of nearly $125 million, with over 900,000 fans attending the 60 date tour. As a follower of the Kabbalah, Madonna didn’t play any Friday night gigs as the teaching of the religion forbids it.

2006

Elton John accepted 100,000 pounds ($188,000) in libel damages from London’s Daily Mail newspaper over allegations that he asked guests not to approach him at a charity ball.

2021

https://torontosun.com/entertainment/celebrity/elliot-page-proudly-shares-first-shortless-pool-photoElliot Page proudly shares first shirtless pool photo | Toronto SunTransgender actor Elliot Page has showed off the results of his breast removal surgery with a shirtless pool photo.torontosun.com

May 21 for LGBTQ2

1956

Doris Day released the single “Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera).” The song was introduced in the Alfred Hitchcock film, “The Man Who Knew Too Much,” starring Day and James Stewart, which had premiered in New York City five days earlier.

While Doris Day was a heterosexual, her movies with Rock Hudson as well as Annie Get Your Gun, along with her support of Gays and Lesbians last century place her in queer cinema history

May 21, 1959

The musical “Gypsy,” based on the life of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee and starring Ethel Merman and Jack Klugman, opened at New York’s Broadway Theater for 702 performances.

1966

On the USA LP Charts:   Color Me Barbra from Streisand was #6,

1979

Elton John started a tour of Russia, when he played the first of eight concerts making him the first Western star ever to do so. He was currently enjoying chart success back in the USA with “Mama Can’t Buy You Love”, his first Top 10 hit in 2 1/2 years.

Donna Summer released the single “Bad Girls”.

1982

The Hacienda Club was opened in Manchester, England. Madonna made her UK TV debut at the club when C4 music show The Tube was broadcast live.

1983

David Bowie topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the second time with “Let’s Dance”. It was also a #1 in the UK. It was Bowie’s first single to reach number one on both sides of the Atlantic. The music video was made by David Mallet on location in Australia including a bar in Carinda in New South Wales, featured Bowie playing with his band while impassively watching an Aboriginal couple’s struggles against metaphors of Western cultural imperialism.

1992

Icon Johnny Carson chose Bette Midler to be the one and only guest and his final guest of The Tonight Show on NBC-TV.  Carson then bid farewell to his million of fans the following night with just him on stage and clips of The Tonight Show highlights.

2000

Whitney Houston led the way on the U.K. Album chart with her Greatest Hits package.

2006

Madonna played the first of three sold out nights at The Los Angeles Forum in California, the first dates on her Confessions Tour. The 60-date tour grossed over $260 million, becoming the highest grossing tour ever for a female artist

2018

Rock ‘n’ roll legend Little Richard dies at 87

Little Richard, flamboyant rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dead at 87, pastor says.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably …

Remembering Little Richard, a pop star like no other in the early days of rock and roll

Obituary: Little Richard, flamboyant singer who was a rock’n’roll legend

Richard Wayne Penniman, singer, songwriter, and musician. Born: 5 December 1932 in Macon, Georgia, United States. Died: 9 May 2020 in Tullahoma, …

From 1994: Little Richard looks back on his early career in Houston

This Houston Chronicle interview with Little Richard was originally published on March 26, 1994. The rock legend died today, May 9, at the age of 87. Rock ‘n’ …

Little Richard: Sexual Shaman and Embodiment of Rock ‘n’ Roll at Its Most Incendiary

Like Buddy Holly, who gets an unforgettable sex scene in Charles White’s biography ‘The Life and Times of Little Richard,’ Richard Penniman was a skyrocket.

Local fans of Little Richard share photos of the rock ‘n’ roll legend’s 2008 Avila Beach performance

May 17 for lgbtq2

May 17, 1974

ABC aired the Elton John television special “Say Goodbye To Norma Jean And Other Things.”

May 17, 1975

Elton John was awarded a Platinum record for his album “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy”. It was the first L.P. to sell one million copies on its first day of release.

Elton John plays “Bennie And The Jets” and “Philadelphia Freedom” on Soul Train, becoming just the third white performer to appear on the show, after Dennis Coffey and Gino Vannelli.

song charts at #6 Have You Never Been Mellow from Olivia Newton-John, with the Soundtrack to “Funny Lady” at #7,

1978

Donna Summer’s film Thank God It’s Friday premiered in Los Angeles.

ABC-TV aired two music specials, “The Carpenters: Space Encounters,” with guests John Davidson and Charlie Callas, and then “Olivia,” hosted by Olivia Newton-John, with ABBA and Andy Gibb.

1980

“The Rose”, the title song from the movie in which she starred in, was #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for Bette Midler.

1986

Whitney Houston started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Greatest Love Of All’, the singers third US No.1, a No.8 hit in the UK.

Incredibly, Whitney Houston climbed back to #1 on the Album chart in its 60th week of release.

1993

Barry Manilow appears on CBS-TV’s Murphy Brown, where he sang “I Am Your Child”.

1995

Chuck BerryFats Domino and Little Richard  performed together on the same stage for the first time at Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England,   They were scheduled to appear in London the following night and in Birmingham on May 20, however Domino did not perform at either of those shows due to illness.

2002

The Barry Manilow special, Ultimate Manilow aired on CBS-TV.

2005

Lisa Marie Presley performed “Idiot” on “Good Morning America.”

:  Kylie Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer.

2010

Songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who wrote “Hound Dog”, “Jailhouse Rock”, “Love Me”, “Don’t” and many others for Elvis Presley, “Kansas City” for Wilbert Harrison and “Charlie Brown” for the Coasters, were given the Outstanding Achievement Award for Musical Collaborators by the National Association of Recording Merchandisers in Chicago, Illinois.

Jailhouse Rock being a gay song is why this is included.

2012

Donna Summer, the 1970s pop singer known as the Queen of Disco, died of lung cancer, an illness she believed she contracted from inhaling toxic particles released after the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York. She won five Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, and had three multi-platinum albums, including the hits ‘Hot Stuff’, ‘Love to Love You, and ‘Baby’ and ‘I Feel Love’.

Lisa Marie Presley performed her song “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” on American Idol’s results show.

may 11 in lgbtq2

1927

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded.

1957

Elvis Presley visited Russ Tamblyn, the star of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and a friend of Nick Adams.

1985

Whitney Houston charted solo for the first time on the pop charts with “You Give Good Love,” reaching #3 and becoming her first of eight R&B #1s. Whitney is the daughter of Cissy Houston and cousin of Dionne and Dee Dee Warwick.

1994

The first Broadway revival of the musical “Grease,” starring Ricky Paull Goldin, Sam Harris, Marcia Lewis, and Rosie O’Donnell, opened at New York’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre for 1,505 performances.

Queer for May 5

Until the 1990s the public seemed unaware that Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender people existed at the fringes of society and as the punchline of many hetero jokes.

in the modern era, Teen Vogue

in 1933, on this day

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/lgbtq-institute-in-germany-was-burned-down-by-nazisLGBTQ Institute in Germany Was Burned Down by Nazis | Teen VogueAn institute and library in Germany named Institut für Sexualwissenschaft was burned down by Nazis, destroying vital info on the LGBTQ community compiled by Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld.www.teenvogue.com

May 6, 1960

U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights Act of 1960. Designed to deal with discriminatory practices in America’s segregated South, the act established federal inspection of voter registration rolls and introduced penalties for anyone who obstructed someone’s attempt to vote or register to vote.

1972

Elton John‘s “Rocket Man” is released. It will reach #6 in the US and #2 in the UK. In 2004, it was ranked #242 on the list of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

1992

Whitney Houston performed on her first network TV special, Whitney Houston—This Is My Life, on ABC-TV. The show was produced by her own Nippy Inc. production company. Nippy was her  childhood nickname.

Actress  Marlene Dietrich died of kidney failure at age 90. (Witness for the Prosecution, The Blue Angel, Judgment at Nuremberg, Destry Rides Again, Around the World in Eighty Days, A Foreign Affair, Pittsburgh, Kismet, Desire, The Devil Is a Woman, Touch of Evil, Blonde Venus)/singer (Falling In Love Again)

2002

The Guinness Hit Singles book listed “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen as the UK’s favorite single of all time, followed by “Imagine” by John Lennon, “Hey Jude” by The Beatles, “Dancing Queen” by ABBA and “Like A Prayer” by Madonna.

2008

Cher returned to the stage at the Las Vegas Coliseum for the first of 200 planned shows, however only 78 of the them were performed.

2015

The results of the evolution of western pop music, spanning from 1960 to 2010, was published in The Royal Society Open Science Journal. The scientists who looked at more than 17,000 songs found three music revolutions – in 1964, 1983 and 1991. In 1964 the invasion of British bands introduced a radical new rocky sound. Synthesisers, samplers and drum machines, drove a second major style shift in 1983. The third, in 1991, came about when rap and hip-hop went mainstream. The team also refuted claims that pop music was starting to sound the same.

2021

https://news.trust.org/item/20210506143517-2ikuiLesbian mothers flood German courts with parenting rights demandsOver a dozen lesbian couples have gone to court seeking to reform Germany’s civil code, which does not recognise lesbian parentsnews.trust.org

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/home-of-first-lesbian-couple-to-legally-marry-in-san-francisco-will-become-landmark/Home of first lesbian couple to legally marry in San Francisco will become landmark – CBS NewsThe home of late activists Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin became an unofficial office for the Daughters of Bilitis, a lesbian rights group.www.cbsnews.com

they had a bisexual thing, not a lesbian thing.

neither are lesbians when they are dating men and male identified

https://torontosun.com/entertainment/television/brody-jenner-says-ex-wifes-lesbian-thing-with-miley-cyrus-was-gnarlyBrody Jenner says ex-wife’s ‘lesbian thing’ with Miley Cyrus was ‘gnarly’ | Toronto SunReality TV star Brody Jenner was shocked when his ex-wife, Kaitlynn Carter, began dating Miley Cyrus, because she had never expressed a romantic interest in…torontosun.com

and most importantly: a sexuality and gender studies continue

https://consumer.healthday.com/5-4-new-study-examines-sexuality-of-people-with-autism-2652782644.htmlNew Study Examines Sexuality of People With Autism – Consumer Health News | HealthDayWEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Adults with autism report a broad range of sexuality — being much more likely to identify as asexual, bisexual or homosexual than people without autism, a new study finds.In a survey of nearly 2,400 adults, researchers found that those with autism were thre…consumer.healthday.com

and

https://www.psypost.org/2020/11/study-sheds-light-on-differences-in-sexual-satisfaction-among-straight-bisexual-and-lesbian-women-58604Study sheds light on differences in sexual satisfaction among straight, bisexual, and lesbian womenNew research suggests the importance of several factors that contribute to the sexual satisfaction of women vary based on sexual orientation. The …www.psypost.org

in the UK

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/05/09/old-baily-judge-charles-wilde-stonewall-trans-lgbt-hate-crime-lgb-alliance-womens-place/Retired judge suggests anti-trans groups should help reform hate crime lawFormer Old Bailey judge claims that allowing trans groups to have too much say over hate crime laws could cause freedom of speech to “suffer”.www.pinknews.co.uk

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