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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‘When We Rise’ …. “The Epic Mini-Series Premieres February 27, tonight …. on ABC …. “!!


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~~February 27, 2017~~ 

WHEN WE RISE 

Whoever you are, you are not alone

How I wish I’d heard those words as I was coming up in my life.

I lived through this alone.

I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, far away from this struggle.

I struggled on my own until I discovered that I wasn’t the only one who was different.

I discovered others like me.

The process was long and prolonged. There was no internet then. The books that were available were few and difficult to come by.

Yet, I totally identify with the struggle.

That’s why we are not standing down now after the advances made since then.

I thank all of those who came before me.

I refuse to go back into the closet.

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~A Love Letter to LGBT Activism~

When We Rise” was written and created by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

This mini-series event chronicles the real-life personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement, from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable successes of today.

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

http://abc.go.com/news/insider/when-we-rise-miniseries-is-coming-to-abc-112016

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~Cleve Jones landed in San Francisco too late for the Summer of Love~

Fifty years ago, about 100,000 young people from around the country converged on San Francisco.

They were flower children and hippies, queers and artists, radicals and draft dodgers. A generation of freethinkers looked to the city for change, with resistance, liberation, and free expression unfurling in every corner.

Because of them, the city gave rise to movements in support of the rights of women, African-Americans, gays, farm workers, Native Americans, animals, and even the planet.

Change was everywhere.

ABC’s groundbreaking miniseries When We Rise introduces us to the lives, loves, and struggles of these activists, covering a 40-year span in the long battle for LGBT equality.

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

http://www.advocate.com/current-issue/2017/2/27/when-we-rise-love-letter-lgbt-activism

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~~When We Rise Official Trailer~~

~~Published on Jan 10, 2017~~

When We Rise, we rise for justice

This story of family, struggle, and hope comes to ABC February 27, inspired by the stories of real families in the LGBT civil rights movement.

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


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~~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 …. “!!


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~~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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Thoughts for today, #401 …. “Never Surrender …. Not Going Away …. “!!


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~~September 9, 2016~~

NOT A WHITE FLAG

“Never despair. Never surrender.”

~Alan Moore, Watchmen~

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PARTIAL LYRICS

The road is long
With many a winding turns
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows where

But I’m strong
Strong enough to carry him
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

So on we go
His welfare is of my concern
No burden is he to bear
We’ll get there

Hollies – He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother Lyrics

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She’s my sister too.

She’s my concern.

I will carry her.

We won’t surrender.

HortyRex©

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To start the day …. “Two months …. seems like an eternity … “!!


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~~August 12, 2016~~ 

WE REMEMBER

I woke up early this morning.

Two months ago, around this time,  I learned about the senseless killing of members of the LGBT community in Orlando.

We all know by now that they were at Pulse, a local gay club, celebrating Latin night.

Since that day, many other ugly/sad things have happened.

More details have come out, autopsy results are available.

The killer shot victims more than 200 times in 2o minutes.

The actions of the local and, maybe federal authorities, are under scrutiny.

I wonder why it took that long to go into the club and stop this maniac.

For 49 families their lives will never be the same.

We remember!!

HortyRex©

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~~GALLERY~~ 

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THE GALLERY …. “Faces humanize the Names …. Hits Home”!!

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~~Outlaws of Love~~

(Orlando Shooting Tribute Video)

~~Published on Jun 13, 2016~~

My reaction to any hurt I feel is to turn to music.
This song really speaks to me, and really speaks about the pain it can feel to be judged for who you love, who you are, or what you look like.
My heart goes out to all of those who have been effected by the killings at Pulse in Orlando, Florida.
Hate never ends well, and love is the only way this world will ever pull through. #LoveIsTheMessage

Adam Lambert

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NEVER FORGET THE HORROR AND THE PAIN

Somos

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