Today in LGBT History – December 8

Current events from Linda Moore: “Twice as many women, 16, have accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct than those accusing Al Franken. So why should ONLY Franken resign? Double standard for the Toddler King? If Franken resigns, we, the women of the USA, should DEMAND that Trump step down. He is mentally unfit to serve. Enough is enough! This lunatic has the nuclear codes and is itching for war because wars are prosperous.” 

Roy Moore and Donald Trump are the poster boys of the GOP for the election in 2018 and 2020.The Republicans must be so proud…

I invite you to go to Kelly’s and my Facebook page cleverly called Resist with Kelly and Ronni. Also, use Resistbot on your phones to text your legislators. Just text to 50409 and type resist. They’ll guide you through the rest.


Today in LGBT History – December 8

1626, Sweden – Christina, Queen of Sweden (8 December] 1626 – 19 April 1689) is born in Stockholm. Because she is so hairy and has a deep voice, she is mistaken for a boy from birth. As it turns out, from a young age, Christina wanted to be a boy. She was the only surviving legitimate child of King Gustav II Adolph and his wife Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg. At the age of six, Christina succeeded her father on the throne upon his death at the Battle of Lützen, but began ruling when she reached the age of 18. Her closest female friend was Ebba Sparre, with whom she shared “a long time intimate companionship”. When Christina left Sweden, she continued to write passionate letters to Sparre, in which she told her that she would always love her.

1981 – The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus becomes the first openly gay musical group to play at Carnegie Hall with their Christmas concert.

1982 – The University of South Carolina Gay Student Association sues USC for official recognition by filing a complaint for civi rights violation in the US District Court. A federal judge rules in favor of the GSA and they are granted official recognition.

1987, UK – Conservative Member of Parliament David Wilshire introduced Clause 28 as an amendment to the Local Government Bill which made it illegal for local authorities to “promote homosexuality or promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality.”

1996, UK – In England, South Yorkshire Police placed a full-page ad in “Gay Times” as part of a recruitment campaign.

2004, New Zealand – The New Zealand Parliament approves civil unions with a vote of 65-55. Full marriage equality passed in 2013.


Stand up, speak out, share your story!

Warmly,

Ronni

(Historical information obtained from a variety of sources including QUIST at facebook.com/quistapp, Back2Stonewall.com, Lavender Effect, DataLounge.com, Arron’s Gay Info, All Things Queer, RS Levinson, Amara Das Wilhelm, Safe Schools Coalition, and/or Wikipedia. If you wish to edit an item or add an item, please send an email to me at ronnisanlo@gmail.com. Thanks!)

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