IOTD …. “Image of the Day …. Special Edition, #2 …. Oscar López Rivera …. Finally Totally Free …. “!!


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~~May 18, 2017~~ 

OSCAR LOPEZ RIVERA

♫ … ‘OH HAPPY DAY’ … ♫

This picture seems to portray Oscar coming out of the apartment building he has been confined to since his release in January 2017.

His ‘house arrest’ ended yesterday.

Notice the Puerto Rican flagpin near his heart!

What a sight for sore eyes!! 

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. PR Pride Never Wanes …. it’s ALWAYS there …. “!!


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~~May 15, 2017~~ 

FOREVER IN MY HEART

You can take a Puerto Rican out of the country.

You can live far away from home.

Distance is but a number.

You can never take the ‘Puerto Rican’ out of a Puerto Rican.

Always in my heart!

‘Boricua hasta en la luna!’

I would be ‘Boricua’ even if I lived in the Moon!

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I don’t call myself Latin, I call myself Puerto Rican.

~Rosie Pérez~

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Puerto Rican Pride

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IOTD …. Images of the Day …. Special Edition …. “Rainbow Flag …. created by Gilbert Baker …. “!!


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~~April 1, 2017~~ 

REST IN PRIDE

~Rainbow Flag Creator Gilbert Baker Dead at 65~

Thank you Gilbert for giving our community one of our greatest gifts.

You are a trailblazer for #LGBTQ youth around the world.

You will be missed!

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Gilbert Baker (June 2, 1951 – March 31, 2017) was an openly gay American artist and civil rights activist who designed the rainbow flag in 1978. Baker’s flag became widely associated with LGBT rights causes, a symbol of pride that became ubiquitous in the decades since its debut.

The colors on the Rainbow Flag reflect the diversity of the LGBT community.

When Baker raised the first rainbow flags at San Francisco Pride (his group raised two flags at the Civic Center) on June 25, 1978, it had eight colors, each with a symbolic meaning:

Hot Pink: sexuality
Red: life
Orange: healing
Yellow: sunlight
Green: nature
Turquoise: magic/art
Blue: serenity/harmony
Violet: spirit

~Wikipedia~

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~~How The Pride Rainbow Flag Came To Be~~ 

NBC News

~~Published on Jun 23, 2016~~

It all started with $1,000 and 1,000 yards of fabric. Hear from Gilbert Baker, the creator of the rainbow pride flag.

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. Our Island is small …. but it illuminates the world …. “!!


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~~March 21, 2017~~ 

TINY ISLAND

‘Our Island may be small but it illuminates the world!’

It has a huge heart!

See that tiny speck where the flagpole intends to ‘land on’?

That’s my country.

It’s 100 miles long and 35 miles wide.

There are many incredible people and things that have come from that tiny speck of land.

It’s a historical fact.

Too many to list here.

I am one of them!!

LOL … 

I love my country and though I’m not living there, my heart will always be with the Island!

HortyRex©

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IOTD …. Image of the Day …. Special Edition …. “Puerto Rico bests the Netherlands …. on way to FINALS …. “!!


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~~March 21, 2017~~ 

ON THE WAY TO THE FINALS

I’m not really a baseball fan.

I didn’t know this championship was taking place until my dear friend Martin, from The Netherlands, made me aware.

Since then, he’s been keeping me informed and then I go look for info.

Last night was a very important game in many ways.

The main one for us, out countries were going head to head!

He told me …

“In 12 hours we know who plays final.

Good luck Puerto Rico, may the best ball player win!”

Thank you, Martin!

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Puerto Rico Defeats the Netherlands (4-3) to make the final of the WBC

Puerto Rico has defeated the team from the Netherlands on an 11-inning sacrifice fly from Eddie Rosario to reach the final of the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

It is the second tournament in a row in which the island’s team reaches the final, having lost the championship to the team from the Dominican Republic in the 2013 tournament (0-3). It now awaits the winner of the second semi-final between Japan and the United States, which will be played tomorrow.

Puerto Rico Defeats the Netherlands (4-3) to make the final of the WBC

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #630 …. “#Resist …. Rainbow Colors …. “!!


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~~February 20, 2017~~ 

We Will Resist

I go back in time.

Because of my life’s experiences, I use the year 1969 as a reference for the proud emergence of the LGBT community.

I’m well aware that it was there for a long time before 1969.

It wasn’t called that at the time.

The Stonewall Inn riots frame the history for me.

I was 19 years old in 1969, barely coming of age, and realizing that I was ‘different‘.

I did not have a name for it.

I learned about it as the years went by.

In view of the current Republican administration, many of the rights that those before me fought for, may be in jeopardy.

( … as many other causes/topics seem to be … )

In the past, today and always … these rainbow colors don’t run!

We refuse to go back into the closet!!

HortyRex©

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Thoughts for today, #463 …. “Preparing for the possible anti-LGBT assault …. Not going back into the closet …. “!!


moovz

~~January 30, 2017~~ 

THE CLOSET DOOR WAS DESTROYED

The LGBT community has existed since the early days of time.

It wasn’t called that back then.

Great advances were made during the Obama administration which gave our community a sense of equality.

Many came before us who sacrificed to lead us to where we are now.

Harvey Milk was one of the many.

There are also plenty of heroes whose names aren’t know.

With rumors of executive orders coming our way, we mus remain vigilant and ready to stand for our God-given rights as equal human beings.

Not going back into the closet.

HortyRex©

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Harvey Bernard Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) was an American politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Politics and gay activism were not his early interests; he was not open about his homosexuality and did not participate in civic matters until around the age of 40, after his experiences in the counterculture of the 1960’s.

~~Wikipedia~

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #598 …. “Never Surrender …. no matter what …. come what may …. “!!


whitefl

~~December 4, 2016~~ 

THERE IS NO GOING BACK

Many are aware of the struggle the LGBT community has gone through since immemorial time.

Let me start at the Stonewall Inn riots in 1969.

This is usually a cut-off point where the LGBT community of the time decided: no more.

We are standing up to abuse and discrimination.

Major goals have been attained since then.

Check list below.

The President-Elect has selected nominees for Cabinet positions.

No one of them has a favorable view of the of the LGBT community and they have expressed their feelings.

It’s not the time to stand down, to go back in the closet.

It’s a time to continue the fight, be vigilant and proud.

Never surrender!

HortyRex©

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6 milestones for LGBT rights in the last 6 years

2010 – Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repealed

2010 – Health Care Insurance Discrimination Prevented

2012 – Housing Discrimination Prohibited

2013 – Same-sex Marriage Ban deemed unconstitutional

2014– Workplace Discrimination Prevention Executive Order

2015 – Same-sex marriage legalized nationwide

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

http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/6-milestones-for-lgbt-rights-in-the-last-6-years/238911698

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #594 …. “Yes, We Can …. Women in America …. “!!


we

~~November 7, 2016~~ 

WOMEN AND ELECTIONS

We did it in 2012.

We will do it again in 2016.

A glass ceiling was broken at the Democratic National Convention with the nomination of the first woman for President of the United States.

The same thing will happen tomorrow.

‘Madame President’

HortyRex©

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There has been much discussion about the demographic makeup of the 2012 electorate, and one thing is clear: Women’s voices determined the outcome of the election.

Across the board, women made the difference.

Here are seven key facts about women voters and the gender gap in the 2012 elections.

Women were the majority of voters

The gender gap grew to 10 points

Women decided the 2012 election

The gender gap extends beyond women of color

The top issues for women were the economy and a candidate who will fight for them

Extreme remarks and candidates changed the debate

Abortion and women’s health issues played a real role

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How Women Changed the Outcome of the Election

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Arecibo Observatory …. Fifty three years ago …. officially opened …. “!!


nov1pr

~~November 2, 2016~~ 

ARECIBO OBSERVATORY

Fifty three years ago yesterday 

A big celebration.

Something to be very proud of.

I’ve been there!

It’s impressive, amazing and incredible.

After climbing countless steps, you reach the top and marvel at the massive structure in front of your eyes.

Once you see it, you don’t forget.

It’s in my country!

HortyRex©

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The Arecibo Observatory is a radio telescope in the municipality of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. This observatory is operated by SRI International, USRA and UMET, under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The observatory is the sole facility of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC), which refers to the observatory, and the staff that operates it. From its construction in the 1960’s until 2011, the observatory was managed by Cornell University.

The observatory’s 1,000-foot (305-metre) radio telescope was the largest single-aperture telescope from its completion in 1963 until July 2016 when the Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope was completed. It is used in three major areas of research: radio astronomy, atmospheric science, and radar astronomy. Scientists who want to use the observatory submit proposals that are evaluated by an independent scientific board.

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arecibo_Observatory

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Today in history ….. November 1, 2013 …… 50th anniversary Arecibo Observatory!

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/today-in-history-november-1-2013-50th-anniversary-arecibo-observatory/

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