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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#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’ …. !!

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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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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~~

The Search Engine Google is showing this Animated Doodle in few countries for the Gilbert Baker’s 66th Birthday Gilbert Baker was an American artist and gay rights activist who designed the rainbow flag in 1978 Baker served in the United States Army from 1970 to 1972. He was stationed in San Francisco at the beginning of the gay rights movement. After his honorable discharge from the military, he taught himself to sew.

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Keith Olbermann, #64 …. “What Would Trump’s Immigrant Ancestors Say? …. I don’t think he cares …. “!!


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~~April 27, 2017~~ 

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

This is a nation born out of immigrants who arrived since the Plymouth times.

So very frequently called a “melting pot”.

The fabric of American society is made of people who came to this country in search of the American dream.

Name one person, only one, who is not a descendant of an immigrant!

Only Native Americans can claim that with all certainty. 

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I feel this is important information about what is happening in the Republican Administration lead by Drumpf and what we need to be aware of.

Keith Olbermann series called “The Resistance” continues.

He has posted installment #64.

The video speaks for itself.

If this resonates with you, good.

If they don’t, just scroll away to the next blog.

Thank you!

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~~SOURCE~~ 

Drumpf is the president, which means Keith’s not going anywhere.

Catch every episode of his new GQ show, The Resistance, and then come join the fight.

http://www.gq.com/story/watch-the-closer-keith-olbermann

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~Keith Olbermann’s Facebook Page~

https://www.facebook.com/KeithOlbermann/

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~~What Would Trump’s Immigrant Ancestors Say?~~

The Resistance with Keith Olbermann

~~Published on Apr 27, 2017~~

They were once exiles and refugees and deportees with nowhere to turn

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Something to think about …. “The world we live in now …. HUMANITY …. “!!


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~~April 10, 2017~~ 

HUMANITARIAN

adjective
having concern for or helping to improve the welfare and happiness of people

of or relating to ethical or theological humanitarianism

pertaining to the saving of human lives or to the alleviation of suffering:
a humanitarian crisis …. http://www.dictionary.com

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IOTD …. Image of the Day …. Special Edition …. “We Won’t Go Back …. into the closet …. “!!


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~~April 10, 2017~~ 

THE ONLY WAY IS FORWARD

Too much work, effort, blood sweat and tears have been invested in LGBTQ equality.

There’s no going back.

This isn’t the time to rest.

The new Republican Administration, lead by Drumpf, is launching an overt attack on the LGBTQ community.

It’s coming!

We won’t go back in the closet!

We are here to stay!

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By all measures, 2015 will be remembered as a banner year for LGBT rights in the United States

The Supreme Court gave gays and lesbians the right to wed.

Popular culture and public opinion continued to increasingly accept transgender identities and same-sex relationships. Corporate advocacy beat back state religious-freedom laws that would have provided a defense for discrimination. And there are more than 450 openly gay elected officials currently serving across the country.

But backers don’t expect the good news to continue, at least in the short term.

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http://time.com/4143685/lgbt-rights-2016/

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SYRIA PRIMER …. “from EZRA KLEIN & VOX …. details here …. “!!


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~~April 8, 2017~~ 

SYRIA’S WAR: CONVOLUTED AND COMPLICATED

Syria has been at the forefront of the news for several years.

We know about the war raging within its borders.

We have seen the many refugees leaving and running into uncertain conditions about their travels and their eventual destination.

This week, the situation attracted a huge spotlight due to the launching of Tomahawk missiles, early Friday, April 7, by the United States on a base in western Syria that the United States says was used to launch Tuesday’s chemical attack, April 4, which left nearly 100 people dead and hundreds more injured.

The video explains the many details, factions, alliances and ‘players’.

Take a look.

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Ezra Klein brings you a video that starts where all good videos of this type start: from the beginning of the conflict so as to understand how it has morphed beyond its original intent.

After four-plus years of fighting, Syria’s war has killed at least 250,000 people and displaced 12 million people. And, though it started as a civil war, it’s become much more than that.

It’s a proxy war that has divided much of the Middle East, and has drawn in both Russia and the United States.

To understand how Syria got to this place, it helps to start at the beginning and watch it unfold.

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

http://www.jefferly.com/2015/11/a-useful-syria-primer-from-ezra-klein-and-vox/

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EYES OF INNOCENCE AND HOPE

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~~Syria’s War~~

Who is fighting and why

~~Published on Oct 14, 2015~~

Watch how the Syrian civil war became the mess it is today.

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