Stonewall Inn …. “Stonewall National Monument, newest addition to America’s national parks system …. The Legacy Endures …. “!!


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~~June 28, 2017~~ 

ENDURING LEGACY

It is so comforting to hear this voice associated to the topic that President Obama is speaking about.

The tone, the sense of protection, the equanimity, the strength.

All that we need to go on. 

We must stand tall.

There’s no going back.

We will do so to honor those who came before us, for our generation and for the younger generation coming up.

We will do so also in gratitude to this amazing ally, President Obama!

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By Brian McBride

Millions around the world took part in parades and marches in honor of National LGBTQ Pride Month, but these celebrations may not have been possible if not for a group of LGBTQ activists who 48 years ago stood up in a local New York bar and fought back against hate.

On June 28, 1969, when New York City police began again harassing LGBTQ patrons of the Stonewall Inn simply for congregating, those patrons decided they’d had enough. They began bravely fighting back against the consistent oppression and brutal intimidation they faced. From those early demonstrations grew a modern social movement determined to rid the nation of discrimination against all LGBTQ Americans.

Exactly one year later, the first Pride marches took place in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles to commemorate the anniversary of the historic stand against injustice at Stonewall.

The significance of the events at Stonewall, and their influence in shaping the national conversation surrounding LGBTQ equality in America, cannot be overstated. Last summer, then-President Obama acknowledged the historic contributions of the events of 1969 by designating the Stonewall Inn as the country’s first LGBTQ national monument, a place essential to telling the story of the LGBTQ community’s struggle for equality.

“We can’t rest, we gotta keep pushing for equality and acceptance and tolerance, but the arc of our history is clear,” said Obama.

“It’s an arc of progress and a lot of that progress can be traced back to Stonewall.”

The LGBTQ community hailed Obama’s announcement, which recognized what many consider the birthplace of the LGBTQ movement, providing a public acknowledgement of Stonewall’s much-deserved place in history.

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Though Stonewall’s legacy is cemented in history, LGBTQ progress remains on shaky ground in the Drumpf Era

HRC takes inspiration from the brave members of our community who stood up for themselves – and all of us – at Stonewall, and remains committed to ensuring all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, are treated equality and with dignity under the law.

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http://www.hrc.org/blog/as-pride-month-concludes-the-legacy-of-stonewall-endures

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~~Announcing the Stonewall National Monument~~

~~Published on Jun 24, 2016~~

“I’m designating the Stonewall National Monument as the newest addition to America’s national parks system.

Stonewall will be our first national monument to tell the story of the struggle for LGBT rights. I believe our national parks should reflect the full story of our country – the richness and diversity and uniquely American spirit that has always defined us. That we are stronger together. That out of many, we are one.”

~President Barack Obama~

On June 24, 2016 President Obama designated the site of the Stonewall uprising and birthplace of the modern LGBT civil rights movement the “Stonewall National Monument.”

This new monument is a testament to the diversity, inclusiveness, and individual freedom that make America great.

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Trevor Noah’s Devastated Monologue … Philando Castile dash-cam footage …. ‘It broke me’ …. “!!


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~~June 23, 2017~~ 

JURY OF YOUR PEERS

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Trevor Noah isn’t an American.

Trevor (born 20 February 1984) is a South African television and radio host, and comedian, known for his role as host of The Daily Show on American network Comedy Central since September 2015.

He is a Black man … he knows how this feels.  

America should be ashamed but then again, there is so much to be ashamed for, that this is only a small drop in a huge bucket.

Sad!!

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On Wednesday night’s episode, June 21, of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” Trevor Noah devoted the second half of his monologue to his devastation after seeing the just-released dash-cam video footage of the Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop last year.

Last week, the officer was acquitted on all charges, including manslaughter.

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I won’t lie to you.

When I watched this video, it broke me.

It just – it broke me. You see so many of these videos, and you start to get numb, but this one? Seeing the child, that little girl, getting out of the car, after watching a man get killed, it broke my heart into little pieces.

Like, I thought of every joke people make about “Oh, the most confusing day in the hood is Father’s Day”:

“People don’t know where their parents are, ha-ha. Black dads.” That’s a black dad that’s gone.

That’s a child that grows up not knowing what it’s like to have somebody in their life.

It’s one thing to have the system against you – the district attorneys, the police unions, the courts – that’s one thing. But when a jury of your peers, your community, sees this evidence and decides that even this is self-defense, that is truly depressing. Because what they’re basically saying is in America, it is officially reasonable to be afraid of a person just because they are black.

And that’s the truth of what we saw with this verdict.

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~~The Truth About the Philando Castile Verdict~~

The Daily Show

~~Published on Jun 21, 2017~~

After dashcam footage of Philando Castile‘s police shooting is released, Trevor breaks down America’s unconscious bias against African Americans.

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Something to think about …. “Not a Phase, Not a choice …. Human Rights …. Not Optional …. “!!


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~~June 21, 2017~~

YOUR LIFE, YOUR LOVE

“This is why homophobia is a terrible evil: it disguises itself as concern while it is inherently hate.”
~Tyler Oakley, Binge~

http://www.goodreads.com

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#OrlandoStrong …. “One Year Ago Today …. #NeverForget …. Always in our Hearts …. “!!


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~~June 12, 2017~~ 

ONE YEAR AGO TODAY

Tragedy struck in the early hours of the night

It was a night of fun and celebration at a Latin even at Pulse, a local LGBTQ night club in Orlando.

Most victims were Latino and Hispanic.

It was Pulse’s Latin Night. 

It was a horrible situation. It was a huge hit for the Latino and Hispanic communities. It was reported that 90% of the victims were Latino/Hispanic with 23 of the victims from Puerto Rico.

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Our Pulse Skipped a Beat that Day …. “It skips everyday …. ‘#OrlandoStrong’ …. “!!

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49 Victims …. 49 Celebritites …. “Human Rights Campaign’ …. !!

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2016/06/29/49-victims-49-celebritites-human-rights-campaign/

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~~Pulse~~

Melissa Etheridge

~~Published on Jun 17, 2016~~

Pulse – Dedicated to the victims of the attack on the Orlando LGBT community.

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We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!!

We ALL are connected through MUSIC!!

What touches ONE, touches ALL!!

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~~SECOND GALLERY … VICTIMS~~ 

Remember them by name

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Puddles Pity Party: Sad Clown Stuns Crowd …. “America’s Got Talent 2017 …. “!!


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~~June 7, 2017~~ 

“PUDDLES PITY PARTY”

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT

I’ve started watching ‘America’s Got Talent‘.

This is my second season. It’s a refreshing surprise to watch his man, a sad clown with a golden voice perform.

It made my life better then.

I’m looking forward for more performances from him.

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PUDDLES PITY PARTY’S GOLDEN VOICE IMPRESSED AMERICA’S GOT TALENT JUDGES

Much to the bemusement of the judges and everybody in the audience, Puddles stepped in front of the mic as he usually does, with his giant suitcase and lantern. When pressed for some background info from the judges, he maintained the silent character he always has, only making a sound when he began his performance of Sia’s “Chandelier”.

Of course, he nailed the performance as he always does, but this TV appearance gave us something we’ve never really seen from Puddles before: genuine emotion. His singing is always poignant, but his character is just that: a character.

He’s a sad clown, but when he heard the enthusiastic applause following his big break, he got actually emotional in a real human way, tears running down his face and everything.

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http://nerdist.com/puddles-pity-party-impressed-americas-got-talent-judges/

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~Puddles Pity Party: Sad Clown Stuns Crowd with Sia’s “Chandelier”~

America’s Got Talent 2017

~~Published on May 30, 2017~~

He may not be chatty, but Puddles Pity Party sure can sing!

Check out his powerful rendition of Sia’s “Chandelier.”

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Google Doodle for today …. “Celebrating the Man Behind the Rainbow Flag … Gilbert Baker …. “!!


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~~June 2, 2017~~ 

THANK YOU, GILBERT

Baker passed away last year at the age of 65.

Today, he would have turned 66.

Google on Friday, June 2,  used its latest Doodle to celebrate American artist and gay rights activist Gilbert Baker, creator of the rainbow flag that has become a symbol of pride for LGBTQ individuals around the world.

Baker made his way from Kansas to San Francisco with the U.S. Army.

After leaving the military, Baker taught himself to sew and volunteered his skills to make protest banners for the city’s gay community.

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In 1978, influential gay leader Harvey Milk challenged Baker to create a new symbol for activists to rally around. The most widely used icon at the time was the pink triangle, reclaimed from the symbol used during World War II to identify gay prisoners being held in Nazi concentration camps.

While it may have been a potent symbol of common suffering and struggle, Baker wanted to create something more positive and celebratory to bind the growing LGBT movement together.

The first rainbow flag Baker put together with volunteers in the attic of the Gay Community Center included eight differently colored horizontal stripes with their own meaning. After Milk’s assassination later that year, demand for the flag exploded and the limited availability of some fabric meant reducing the number of stripes to today’s six.

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http://time.com/4802639/google-doodle-rainbow-flag-lgbt-lgbtq/

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~~Google Doodle For Today~~

Gilbert Baker

~~Published on Jun 1, 2017~~

June 2, 2017

Gilbert Baker’s 66th Birthday

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Drumpf …. “Starts Erasing LGBTQ Americans in First 100 Days …. GLAAD …. “!!


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~~April 28, 2017~~ 

TOTAL DISASTER 

There wasn’t a day during the presidential campaign that I saw where he was headed.

Every day I was feeling more and more distress.

I couldn’t. and still can’t understand, how anyone in the LGBTQ community could stand with this man.

How could anyone trust him with the fragile and far reaching results of decades of long advocacy and effort for our community?

It was and is still beyond me.

And, I wasn’t proven wrong!

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~Drumpf’s first 100 days have been a total disaster for LGBT people~

Drumpf is marking his first 100 days as President of the United States, and he is not off to a great start for LGBT equality.

The Republican Presidential candidate took office in January following an electoral college victory over Hillary Clinton, who won 3 million more ballots in the popular vote than Drumpf overall.

Drumpf was once considered a moderate on LGBT rights, but since he took power in January, there has been a rapid shift in policy on LGBT issues.

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http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/04/28/trumps-first-100-days-have-been-a-total-disaster-for-lgbt-people/

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~GLAAD~

GLAAD (formerly the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) is a U.S. non-governmental media monitoring organization founded by LGBT people in the media. Before March 2013, the name “GLAAD” had been an acronym for “Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation”, but became the primary name due to its inclusiveness of bisexual and transgender issues.

Its stated mission, in part, is to “amplify the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively.”

~Wikipedia~

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~~President Trump Starts Erasing LGBTQ Americans in First 100 Days~~

~~Published on Apr 28, 2017~~

Since the moment Drumpf won the 2016 election, GLAAD’s main priority has been to hold the incoming administration accountable on any potential anti-LGBTQ policies it may try to enforce.

From erasing any mentions of LGBTQ Americans from government websites to deleting LGBTQ people from the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census, Drumpf and his administration have proven to us that they are no friends of LGBTQ Americans and in fact are trying to remove us from the fabric of this nation.

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