IOTD …. “🏳️‍🌈 Images of the Day …. Very Special Edition …. Harvey Milk’s Legacy still Lives On 🏳️‍🌈 …. “!!


HM3

~~November 27, 2018~~ 

FORTY YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH TODAY

THANKFUL TO THIS DAY OF HIS LEADING EXAMPLE

If you go back in time and realize the overall atmosphere and environment around the LGBTQ community in this nation, you will realize the Harvey Milk was a groundbreaking figure.

To this day, his effect is still felt.

More so in the 2018 midterm elections when a significant number of LGBTQ candidates achieved their goal of being elected to the post they were running for.

 Thank you, Mr. Milk!!

HortyRex©

HM2

Gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk was assassinated on Nov. 27, 1978, just one year after becoming California’s first openly gay elected official

Nov. 27, 2018 / 9:10 AM EST
By Tim Fitzsimons

“It’s not my victory, it’s yours and yours and yours”

Harvey Milk said after winning a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in late 1977.

“If a gay can win, it means there is hope that the system can work for all minorities if we fight. We’ve given them hope.”

A year after delivering that speech and making history as the first openly gay elected official in California – and one of the first in the country – Milk was gunned down at San Francisco City Hall on Nov. 27, 1978.

He was just 48.

But during his short time in office, Milk made his mark. He helped to pass the country’s first gay rights ordinance, which sparked the legal LGBTQ-rights revolution that has since resulted in a nationwide right to same-sex marriage and an increasing number of LGBTQ-rights protections in cities and states across the country.
Milk also undoubtedly inspired future generations of LGBTQ Americans to enter politics.

Earlier this month, 40 years after his death and decades after his history-making election, a record-breaking “rainbow wave” of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans followed in his footsteps by running for office and winning.

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

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/forty-years-after-his-death-harvey-milk-s-legacy-still-n940356

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#ProudToBe …. “Celebrate Brave Voices this Pride …. as June, Pride Month, ends …. “!!


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~~June 28, 2017~~ 

AS PRIDE MONTH CONCLUDES

June is a very special month.

I celebrate my community.

We recognize the fact that we are born this way and we will remain and life this way.

We are proudly out! 

HortyRex©

RBLine

Gay Pride or LGBT Pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance.

Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT rights movements throughout the world.

~Wikipedia~

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Coming Out Journal

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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~~#ProudToBe~~

Celebrate Brave Voices this Pride

~~Published on Jun 27, 2017~~

In a world where some people still try to silence LGBTQ+ voices, the act of being yourself is an act of bravery for all to see. And in the context of a global climate that highlights the vulnerability of LGBTQ+ rights. It’s more important than ever that LGBTQ+ voices and stories are shared and heard.

An inclusive, vibrant, ever-expanding LGBTQ+ community has been a vital part of YouTube since we started. And we’re proud to stand with a group that believes every human being deserves the right to be who they are and love who they love.

So to all those brave voices who continue to make Youtube the colorful, diverse and supportive place it is, we’re #ProudToBe with you.

YouTube Creators for Change is proud to launch #ProudToBe, our fifth annual Pride campaign.

Creators for Change is YouTube’s global initiative dedicated to amplifying the voices of role models who are tackling difficult social issues with their channels. From combating hate speech, to countering xenophobia and extremism, to simply making the case for greater tolerance and empathy toward others, these creators are helping generate positive social change with their global fan bases.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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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!

HortyRex©

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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~

Brian McBride

Additional Reading

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

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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I do …. “I’m a Woman …. I Stand with my Sisters …. “!!


WStrike

~~March 8, 2017~~ 

#DayWithoutAWoman

Show your support.

I’m wearing red today.

I won’t spend money today.

HortyRex©

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~What is the goal of A Day Without a Woman?~
The goal is to highlight the economic power and significance that women have in the US and global economies, while calling attention to the economic injustices women and gender nonconforming people continue to face.

 We play an indispensable role in the daily functions of life in all of society, through paid & unpaid, seen & unseen labor.  

We must have the power to control our bodies and be free from gender norms, expectations and stereotypes.

We must free ourselves and our society from the constant awarding of power, agency and resources disproportionately to masculinity, to the exclusion of others.

We must end the hiring discrimination that women, particularly mothers, women of color, women with disabilities, Indigenous women, lesbian, queer and trans women still face each day in our nation.  

We believe that creating workforce opportunities that reduce discrimination against women and mothers allow economies to thrive. Nations and industries that support and invest in care-giving and basic workplace protections – including benefits like paid family leave, access to affordable childcare, sick days, healthcare, fair pay, vacation time, and healthy work environments – have shown growth and increased capacity.

We believe in Gender Justice and the protection of the human rights of gay, lesbian, bi, queer, trans, Two-Spirit and gender nonconforming people.

We believe in an economy powered by transparency, accountability, security and equity.

We believe that all workers must have the right to organize and fight for a living minimum wage, and that unions and other labor associations are critical to a healthy and thriving economy for all. Undocumented and migrant, farm workers and domestic workers must be included in our labor protections, and we stand in full solidarity with the sex workers’ rights movement. We recognize that exploitation for sex and labor in all forms is a violation of human rights.

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

https://www.womensmarch.com/march-8th-faq

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~~Official Website~~ 

https://www.womensmarch.com/

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #537 …. “I am ….. “!!


Human

~~June 15, 2016~~ 

EMPATHY

“Empathy is the ability to step outside of your own bubble and into the bubbles of other people. Empathy is the ability that allows us to be useful creatures on this planet; without empathy, we are a waste of oxygen in this world.

Without empathy, we are lower than animals.

Empathy is the ability that allows us the perception of things around us, outside of ourselves; so a person without empathy is a limited human being, someone who will only live half of a life.”

~C. JoyBell C.~

http://www.goodreads.com

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

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Rainbow Families

https://www.facebook.com/RainbowFamilies.VickyanneWright/?fref=ts

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We ALL are ONE!!

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Bruce Springsteen …. Gotta love “The Boss” … !!


BBoss

~~April 13, 2016~~ 

THE BOSS SPEAKS

This is old news by now.

I needed to recognize Bruce Springsteen’s actions and comments as they are very close to my heart.

I do not live in North Carolina. I live in Florida.

I am a member of the LGBTQ community and, as such, this law and others that may be coming down the pike, are very worrisome.

Huge steps were made this past year to assure equality of all LGBTQ citizens.

It all stems from the Obergefell v. Hodges SCOTUS decision.

Those pushing laws against a decision already made by the highest court of the land only show how small and petty their hearts are.

They claim “religious freedom”.

In my book, religion dictates kindness and love for all.

This law does the total opposite and shows the real “faces” of those behind such underhanded, scheming actions. Keep in mind that these are government officials elected to abide by the rule of law and the will of the people who got then there.

Thank you, Mr. Springsteen.

HortyRex©

GoldSwirl

A Statement From Bruce Springsteen On North Carolina

APRIL 8, 2016

As you, my fans, know I’m scheduled to play in Greensboro, North Carolina this Sunday. As we also know, North Carolina has just passed HB2, which the media are referring to as the “bathroom” law. HB2 — known officially as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act — dictates which bathrooms transgender people are permitted to use.

Just as important, the law also attacks the rights of LGBT citizens to sue when their human rights are violated in the workplace. No other group of North Carolinians faces such a burden.

To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress. Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and overcome these negative developments.

Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters. As a result, and with deepest apologies to our dedicated fans in Greensboro, we have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday, April 10th.

Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.

GoldSwirl

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s Sunday April 10th show is canceled.

Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.

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

A statement from Bruce Springsteen on North Carolina

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Thoughts for today, #355 …. “Now I know what Happened …. “!!


GayWhy

~~March 11, 2016~~ 

NOW I KNOW

Growing up gay
Growing up gay wasn’t easy.
Always knowing I was different to the rest.
I never felt right, never felt normal.
Because I’m not.
I’m different.
But sometimes difference is good, isn’t it?
I’ve accepted myself.
But some haven’t.

Charlie

July 24, 2015

http://www.hellopoetry.com

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~

Facebook Timeline 

Have A Gay Day

https://www.facebook.com/MyGayDay/?pnref=story

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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