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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~~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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#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! 

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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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~~#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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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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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~

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‘The Color Purple’ …. “Celebrates Prince’s Birthday …. #PURPLE4PRINCE … “!!


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~~June 7, 2017~~ 

EUPHORIC VIDEO MASHUP

On Wednesday, June 7th, we celebrate the birthday of one of the world’s most brilliant musical geniuses, Prince, so what better way to pay homage to what would have been the Purple One’s 59th birthday than with a musical tribute that takes stock of his greatest hits?

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A new musical mashup by Michael Korte, the YouTube personality that conceived the pop culture collision of a Hamilton/Beyoncé mashup seeks to do just that with #PURPLE4PRINCE, an ode to his Purpleness mixed with the songs of The Color Purple musical, a combination that’s fitting in more ways than one.

Featuring the vocal talents of Lolah Brown, Milo Bloom, Emi Secrest, Uri Grey, Kawan DeBose, and Sha’Leah Nikole and arranged by Jared Jenkins, the mashup uses songs from the popular musical against Prince favorites like “Purple Rain” and “I Feel For You.”

Celebrate his Purpleness and watch the full video below.

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~~#PURPLE4PRINCE~~

~~Published on Jun 7, 2017~~

​Created By Michael Korte & Arranged By Jared Jenkins

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We ALL are connected through MUSIC!! 

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IOTD …. “Image of the day …. Special Edition, #2 …. 🇬🇧 London, England 🇬🇧 …. #StandStrong …. “!!


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~~June 4, 2017~~ 

TERROR IN ENGLAND AGAIN

The British world is rocked again!

The incidents took place on London Bridge and in nearby Borough Market.

As the news come out, once again … London!
You’re in my thoughts & my heart!

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Drumpf: “I have the best words”, he says …. Remember? …. #Covfefe …. Explained by the man himself …. “!!


 

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~~May 31, 2017~~ 

BIZARRE LATE NIGHT TWEET

An attempt at self-deprecating humor?

He’s not able to poke fun at himself.

Then … just another inscrutable statement?

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~Trump’s Bizarre Late-Night Tweet Might Have Just Broken The Internet~

‘So-called” President Drumpf finally addressed the ongoing “covfefe” controversy in an early Wednesday morning tweet, May 31.

What is covfefe, you may ask?

Covfefe is a word that ended a nonsense half-tweet that Trump sent late at night on Tuesday, May 30.

That tweet – which has since been deleted – read, in full:

“Despite all the negative press covfefe … ”

Of course, although it’s not clear what exactly Trump intended to gripe about, it is pretty clear that he meant to say “coverage” instead of covfefe.

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