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.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

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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IOTD …. “Image of the Day …. Special Edition …. 48 years ago today …. Historic Uprising at Stonewall Inn …. “!!


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~~June 28, 2017~~ 

STONEWALL UPRISING

~HONORING THOSE BRAVE SOULS WHO CAME BEFORE ME~

I was a teenager at this time.

I was barely 18 going on 19.

I wasn’t sure about my sexuality yet I knew I was different. I was living in Puerto Rico and cut away from these happenings in New York.

With time, I have come to learn about the importance of this uprising and I honor those who came before me and cleared the way that allowed me to accept and cherish my sexuality and live a fulfilling life, the way I am …

for I was born this way!

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Forty-eight years ago today, New York City police began harassing LGBTQ patrons of the Stonewall Inn simply for congregating, those patrons decided they’d had enough.

~Human Rights Campaign~

The Stonewall Riots (also referred to as the Stonewall Uprising or the Stonewall Rebellion) were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay (LGBT) community against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.

They are widely considered to constitute the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States.

~Wikipedia~

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~As Pride Month Concludes, the Legacy of Stonewall Endures~

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Additional Reading

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

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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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~~GALLERY~~ 

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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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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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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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IOTD …. Images of the Day …. Special Edition …. “MOONLIGHT …. Academy Awards 2017 …. “!!


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~~February 27, 2017~~ 

ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE OSCARS 2017 

A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him.

The film tells the story of a black man by following him through three episodes: as a young boy, as a teenager, and as an adult.

~Wikipedia~

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Who is Gavin Grimm? …. Let’s put a face to the name …. a case headed to the Supreme Court …. Title IX protections …. no longer enforced …. “!!


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~~February 23, 2017~~ 

TRANSGENDER … THE ‘T’ IS SILENT?

The transgender community, (the “T” in LGBT), hasn’t had an easy existence

There was plenty of hope during the recent years when rights for the LGBT community were recognized as basic human rights, including transgender rights.

However, the Drumpf administration has taken it upon themselves to start the dismantling of these human rights.

From Melanie Nathan, a blogger I follow  …. “Today, February 22, that transphobic homophobe the putrid Trump AG, Jeff Sessions, did exactly what we thought he would do the moment he assumed office – AND so hand in hand with that other homophobe and transphobic piece of work Pence – as well as an apparently forced Betsy DeVos Of the Department of Education – announced that Title IX will no longer be enforced to protect transgender students equally in all school facilities, including restrooms.

Title IX guaranteed students the right to a safe and supportive learning environment regardless of gender and protects them from discrimination.
There is no reasonable basis for them to do this except spite and hate of a community that deserves protection and recognition.”
So disgusted!!

I think this is the beginning.

Like the #MuslimBan, the LGBT community is in the cross-hairs now. 
Bad things are headed this way!! 

HortyRex©

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Transgender Children & Youth: Understanding the Basics

One of the most important and difficult tasks that parents face is how to best support their children while also setting the kind of boundaries and structure that helps them grow up to become responsible and successful adults. Sure, children and teens love to test the boundaries that adults set for them. But it is important to make distinctions between instances where “kids are being kids” and when they’re asserting things about themselves that are critical to their identity and development – as is the case with gender identity and expression.

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http://www.hrc.org/resources/transgender-children-and-youth-understanding-the-basics

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~Gavin Grimm: Meet the Boy Laverne Cox Shouted Out at the Grammys~

(this case is so much more important now)

by MARY EMILY O’HARA

February 13, 2017

Who is Gavin Grimm — and why does Hollywood’s most high-profile transgender actress want you to learn about him?

Grimm is a 17-year-old high school senior in Virginia whose fight against the local school board will be argued at the Supreme Court on March 28. The transgender boy’s long road to the highest court in the country started at age 15, when he was forced to endure a series of school board meetings at which adults debated whether or not he should be allowed to use the boys bathroom at school.

ACLU attorney Josh Block told NBC News that Grimm’s case has taken on a new significance with President Trump now overseeing federal agencies like the Department of Education.

For the last 20 years the overwhelming majority of lower courts have been holding that out civil rights laws against sex discrimination protect transgender people,” said Block. “Gavin’s case is the first time the Supreme Court will consider the question and reaffirm that transgender people are protected. With a presidential new administration, these protections are more critical than ever.”

But the case, “Gloucester County School Board v. G.G.,” stands to impact every transgender teen and child in the nation: the Supreme Court will use it to decide whether Title IX protections on the basis of sex can be interpreted to include gender identity, and whether Obama-era guidance from the Department of Education can be considered the law of the land.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/gavin-grimm-meet-boy-laverne-cox-shouted-out-grammys-n720126

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~~Gavin Grimm Suits Up For The Supreme Court~~

~~Published on Feb 3, 2017~~

“I realize now this is much bigger than myself. And my greater goal now is to try to make things better for those who come after me.” Gavin Grimm is taking his fight for transgender rights to the Supreme Court this spring.

We’re ready to #StandWithGavin when he does.

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Thoughts for today, #468 …. “Meryl Streep Responds to Drumpf Calling Her “Over-rated” …. “!!


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~~February 16, 2017~~ 

OVER-RATED, OVER-DECORATED,OVER-BERATED

ROUND TWO

Meryl wins also this round!

This is one of my favorite actresses. I grew up with Meryl around.

We are almost the same age.

She’s an American icon.

And she’s standing up for us!

She’s standing up for American values and as an ally of the LGBT community.

Thank you, Meryl.

Rock on!

HortyRex©

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Meryl Streep Responds to Drumpf Calling Her “Over-rated”

Meryl Streep likes to load her dishwasher. She likes to sit quietly and read. She likes to garden. Most of all, as she told the audience at the Human Rights Campaign Greater New York Gala on Saturday night, February 11, she likes to “stay the fuck home.”

But the actress, who, along with late-night host Seth Meyers, was the recipient of the HRC Ally for Equality Award, left the house to stand in support of her LGBTQ friends in the Drumpf era.

She said all of this during her speech without even mentioning the president’s name.

The legendary actress, who previously delivered a fiery take-down of Drumpf at the Golden Globes (also without saying his name), told attendees at the HRC gala that in the end, the current administration could serve as a valuable wake-up call.

“If we live through this precarious moment . . . if his catastrophic instinct to retaliate doesn’t lead us to nuclear winter, we have much to thank this president for, because he will have woken us up to how fragile freedom really is,”

she said to the crowd gathered at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

Streep experienced Drumpf’s famously thin skin after her Globes oration in January when he tweeted that the actress was “over-rated.”

The actress and honoree also had a response for Drumpf’s claim.

“Yes, I am the most overrated, over-decorated, and currently, over-berated actress . . . of my generation,” she joked.

“But that is why you invited me here! Right?”

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“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2017/02/meryl-streep-hrc-ally-for-equality-award

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~~Meryl Streep responds to Donald Trump calling her ‘overrated’~~

SHORT VERSION

~~Published on Feb 16, 2017~~

Actress Meryl Streep responds to Donald Trump calling her ‘overrated’ as she relaunches attack on the president.

Report by Jessica Wakefield.

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~Ken Burns Presents Meryl Streep with HRC’s National Ally for Equality Award~

FULL VERSION

~~Published on Feb 15, 2017~~

Renowned documentary filmmaker Ken Burns presents critically acclaimed actor and LGBTQ icon Meryl Streep with HRC’s National Ally for Equality Award at HRC’s Greater New York event on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.

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