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lbgtq2 for August 17


“The Wizard of Oz” premiered in New York. Judy Garland became famous for the movie’s song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.


“Judy’s Turn To Cry” by Lesley Gore is six on the song charts – a sequel song to “it’s my party” the song is a tale of heterosexual cheating by a lesbian who would have preferred Judy to Johnny. Gore would come out lesbian post active career in the 1990s.

August 17, 1969

On the final day of the three-day Woodstock festival in Bethel, New York, there were performances by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the Who, Jimi Hendrix, Ten Years After, John Sebastian, Sha Na Na, Joe Cocker, Country Joe and the Fish, the Band, Ten Years After, Johnny Winter and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

Hendrix avoided the draft by claiming to be homosexual.


 ABBA remained at 7 with “Waterloo” on the usa song charts

on the LP charts,   Elton John’s Caribou fell to 3, 


The first night of his Breaking Hearts Tour, Elton John announced that he was retiring from touring.


the USA LP charts:  Tears For Fears was #2 position with Songs From the Big Chair. but on the song charts Tears for Fears remained at #1 for a third week with “Shout”.


Three members of the Russian feminist punk rock protest group Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years imprisonment after they had staged a performance on the soleas of Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior in a protest directed at the Orthodox Church leader’s support for President Putin during his election campaign.


Christians need to get over not being the only people on the planet

because they are willing to destroy it as if their god will be pleased humans ruined said creation…

what a small god to create the universe and then fixate on one planet, one species genitals. Research Suggests Christians See LGBT Progress as Threatening | Religion & PoliticsDo Christians suffer in a changing America?

religion is mental illness and not a cure

delusional thinking and zero evidence

and not allowed to be questioned

there is a lot of overlap with transgender identity concepts too‘I survived “prayer” LGBT conversion therapy. This is why I want it outlawed’‘My parents didn’t have a clue what was going on. The adults who had a position of authority did this without my parents’ consent, without even really explaining to me what they would do’

as a lesbian I am more concerned about the trans fixation going on inside

because men do not get to self identify into the lesbian demographic

and lesbians are being excluded from LGBT’s LGBT community is frightened by the current anti-trans obsession | The NationalI NEVER picked a “side” – I was born this way. Common decency would argue that a group of people put into the continuous, never-ending,…

politics and religion Cabin: Biden has abandoned LGBT Afghanis – Dallas VoiceThe national office of the Log Cabin Republicans issued a statement today (Monday, Aug. 16) criticizing the Biden administration’s “abandonment of LGBT Afghans during the withdrawal” from Afghanistan as the country fell into the hands of the Taliban. Log Cabin Republicans Managing Director Charles Moran said in a written statement: “What’s happening in Afghanistan is […]

meanwhile picture book fighting back against Russia’s LGBT+ propaganda law | Books | The GuardianA story for children about families with same-sex parents has been published in Russia as part of a campaign to have the country’s ‘gay propaganda’ law


June 16 for LGBTQ2


“The Wizard of Oz” musical first opens in Chicago, Illinois

June 16, 1952

“Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl,” the English translation of a book in the Dutch language diary kept by Frank while she was in hiding with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, was first published in the U.S. and UK.

June 16, 1958

Doris Day released “Everybody Loves A Lover,” which became the last of her 20 Top 10 singles (six of them as a featured vocalist with the Les Brown band).

June 16, 1961

Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West at Le Bourget Airport in Paris

June 16, 1962

The Konrads (featuring Dave Jay later to become David Bowie) made their live debut when they played at Bromley Technical School in Kent, England.

1967The three day Monterey Pop Festival in California began. All the proceeds went to charity when all the artists agreed to perform for free, the ‘Summer of Love’ was born. The festival saw many of the leading Rock acts of the time appeared, and the first major US appearances: Otis Redding, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Simon and Garfunkel, Canned Heat, The Mamas and The Papas, The Grateful Dead, Eric Burdon and The Animals, The Association, Booker T. and The MGs, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, David Crosby and Steve Miller. John Phillips of The Mamas and The Papas would later write, “San Francisco” (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) about the festival, which became a big hit for Scott McKenzie later in the year.

June 16, 1968
Santana, Steve Miller and Janis Joplin performed at the Fillmore West in San Francisco with proceeds going towards keeping the Matrix Club in San Francisco open.

e 16, 1972

David Bowie released his fifth studio album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars a concept album telling the story of a fictional bisexual alien rock star named Ziggy Stardust. The album which reached No.5 in the UK and No. 75 in the US has been consistently considered one of the greatest albums of all time.


“Daniel” was down to 5 for Elton John



Donna Summer had the hottest song around with “Hot Stuff”.  Sister Sledge and “We Are Family” reached #2 with “Ring My Bell” from Anita Ward third. 


Frankie Goes To Hollywood had their second UK No.1 single with ‘Two Tribes.’ It stayed at No.1 for nine weeks making Frankie Goes To Hollywood the first band to have their first two singles go to the top of the UK chart. During this run the group’s previous single ‘Relax’ climbed back up the charts to No.2.


The three surviving original members of the New York Dolls perform together for the first time since 1975 at the first of two shows at London Royal Festival Hall. The concerts are spearheaded by The Smiths‘ frontman, Morrissey, who was once the president of the Dolls’ UK fan club. The band continues to record and perform in various incarnations after the reunion.


so men have decided that feelings matter and the feelings that matter are transwomen’s feelings. University says frees speech does not override transgender rightsThe University of Melbourne is considering a gender affirmation policy that would prohibit public events or speech that could harm transgender debate over transgender athletes’ rights is testing the current limits of science and the lawWith both sides claiming unfair discrimination, the science disputed and law contradictory, where do transgender athletes turn?

Drag Queens are misogamy…while Drag Kings celebrate the masculine‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Alum Laganja Estranja Comes Out As Transgender | ETCanada.comLaganja Estranja is living as her true, unapologetic transgender self. Estranja, an alum from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 6, came out as transgender in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly. RELATED: Zackery Torres Announces They’re Transitioning “There are so many other women around me who’ve inspired me to come forward today, and it’s because… and Bisexual Men Are Now Allowed To Donate Blood In Most Of The U.K. : NPRThe shift in health policy in most of the U.K. reverses a decades-old rule that limited donor eligibility on perceived risks of contracting HIV/AIDs and other sexually transmitted

queerbaiting and gay for pay movies continue Luca Pixar’s First Gay Movie? Maybe | Vanity FairA summery coming-of-age fable might be laden with allegory, or Lesbian TikToker’s Parents Had Best Reaction to Her Coming Out“It’s supposed to look like the lesbian flag as part of my coming out to tell you guys that I’m gay,” the young woman says in the now viral After Lesbian Women Allegedly Shamed By Shaving Their Heads in PublicRights advocates called on the government to pass laws protecting the LGBTQ community in the Philippines after the video went

Wizard of Oz remake: Queer No! Wizard of Oz is being ‘reimagined’ and the gays have thoughtsA Wizard of Oz remake is in the works and fans are clutching their ruby slippers in fear and

Alex C49 minutes ago


nina tryggvason

indeed some things are too iconic to remake

and what was impressive was how they did special effects. now cgi will remove the magic.

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Alex C40 minutes ago

That movie was essentially the Star Wars of its day. It was incredible, an unimaginable achievement. And it STILL WORKS. Yes the sets are primitive today, but the movie isn’t. The writing is great. The acting is great. The music is great. It has a raw emotional power that persevered through the ages. This kind of thing should never be messed with in my opinion.

nina tryggvason

it holds up better than star wars

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Alex C

I couldn’t agree more! And yet I incriminate myself here because I’m admitting to the gay stereotype of loving a Judy Garland movie. (And I love others as well.) But I can’t help it! I defy stereotypes in many ways, but I have to proudly concede to this one.

nina tryggvason

there is nothing wrong with loving Judy, she loved her queer fans so much, she often married gay men.

being a friend of Dorothy was a huge part of gay male culture and identity for decades, like Being Ernest and wearing a green tie