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


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~~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!!

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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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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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Barbra Streisand …. “🎼🎼 Directs Her First Music Video for ‘Don’t Lie to Me’ 🎼🎼 …. “!!


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~~September 14, 2018~~ 

 “Don’t Lie to Me”

Barbra is Watching Drumpf

One of my of all time, favorite music icons is using her platform to express her feelings about the reality which the ‘squatter in the White House’ has with the truth and with facts.

One awesome voice speaking for many of us!! 

HortyRex©

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Barbra Streisand is always watching Drumpf 

When we spoke, she had just tweeted about him and read it aloud:

“All President Trump cares about is winning.

He said it during his campaign, and he says it now.

But what do we all lose as he wins?”

Streisand, no stranger to politics throughout her career, is releasing her first album of original songs since 2005, called Walls, on November 2.

Late last month, she released the album’s first single, “Don’t Lie to Me,” which is a direct address to the president. And on Tuesday, Streisand released the music video – the first she’s ever directed – complete with images of protests and even a sign somewhere in there that says “Stop Kavanaugh.”

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“I’m just so concerned with our country and the world,” she said. “When I say in the song ‘we all lose,’ do we lose our integrity as a nation? Do we lose our reputation in the world? One of the songs talks about a beacon of light, and ‘Lady Liberty’ talked about the danger in the sound of silence, when people don’t speak up, when people don’t vote. And now we have a leader who can’t be trusted. The way he pushed Kavanaugh onto the Supreme Court to protect himself is unconscionable; we have a leader and now a Supreme Court justice who tells lies.”

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She added that it’s the young people of this country who are already living out the message of her new album and who have already set the example of what good activism looks like.

“As I say in the booklet of the new album, I’ve been especially moved by the young people in the United States who have found their voice and are demanding to be heard,” she said.

“They’re more interested in building bridges than walls; they are the very definition of hope.

They’re on my mind, and I dedicate this album to them.”

This article has been updated.

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

https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/10/barbra-streisand-directs-music-video-dont-lie-to-me

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~~GALLERY~~ 

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#BarbraStreisand #OfficialVideo #DirectsFirstMusicVideo #DontLieToMe #WaychingDrumpf #FirstAlbum #OriginalSongs #CalledWalls #Walls #HowDoYouSleep #WorldIsBurning #LadyLiberty #Danger #SoundOfSilence #PeopleDontSpeakUp #PeopleDontVote #LeaderCantBeTrusted #PushedKavanaugh #SupremeCourt #ProtectHimself #YoungPeople #Activism

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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~~Don’t Lie to Me~~

Barbra Streisand

Official Video

~~Published on Oct 9, 2018~~

Don’t Lie To Me” music video written and directed by Barbra Streisand from her new album WALLS, available everywhere by November 2.

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Lady Gaga …. “🎼🎼 Till It Happens to You …. So Very Powerful Message 🎼🎼 …. “!!


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~~October 5, 2018~~ 

Till It Happens to You

In view of the current emotional times that women are going through in this very moment,  I would like to share these videos about the very topic that is tearing apart this nation.

Lady Gaga and Diane Warren wrote this song together.

 It’s timeless!

HortyRex©

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“If someone is assaulted or experiences trauma, there is science and scientific proof, it’s biology, that people change.

The brain changes. And literally what it does is it takes the trauma and it puts it in a box, and it files it away and shuts it so that we can survive the pain,” Gaga said emphatically.

“It also does a lot of other things, it can cause body pains, baseline elevations in anxiety, it can cause complete avoidance of wanting to even remember or think about what happened to you,” she continued.

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

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/latest/a23609848/lady-gaga-christine-blasey-ford-kavanaugh-hearing/

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Til It Happens to You” is a song produced and performed by American singer Lady Gaga. She co-wrote the song with Diane Warren for the 2015 documentary film The Hunting Ground, which deals with campus rape in the United States.

A portion of the proceeds from retail sales was donated to organizations supporting victims of sexual assault.

~Wikipedia~

Screenshot from Til It Happens To You

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~~Til It Happens To You~~

Lady Gaga 

~~Published on Sep 17, 2015~~

A portion of proceeds from the sale of the song will be donated to organizations helping survivors of sexual assault.

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~~Lady Gaga 2016 Till It Happens To You Oscar Performance~~

~~Published on Jul 31, 2017~~

“Til It Happens To You” written by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga; performed by Lady Gaga, from the film THE HUNTING GROUND.

~~Lady Gaga Twitter Feed ~~

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#LadyGaga #MotherMonster #AmazingAllTheWay #StefaniJoanneAngelinaGermanotta #AmericanSinger #Songwriter #Actress #UnconventionalityProvocativeWork #Experimentation #TillItHappensToYou #SexualAssault #Survivors #TheHuntingGround

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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Playing for Change …. “💞🎼 ‘Ahoulaguine Akaline’ …. featuring Bombino 🎼💞 …. “!!


~~August 3, 2018~~ 

PLAYING FOR CHANGE

Song Around The World

I started following Playing for Change a few years ago.

I think the work they do and the way they present music from around the world is amazing.

Music is the universal language.

Here’s a new song that I found traversing through the internet today.

I hope you enjoy it!

HortyRex©

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~Ahoulaguine Akaline featuring Bombino~

Song Around The World

“Before, our music had the reputation of rebellion, but now it’s the opposite.”

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The title of this song translates to “I greet my country” and it was written by the great guitar player, Bombino, about his home in Niger after he spent years in exile.

Extremists and the leaders of the country tried to ban the guitar as a symbol of the rebellion.

Bombino once said,

“I do not see my guitar as a gun but rather as a hammer with which to help build the house of the Tuareg people.”

The unity of musicians around the world playing on this song is a statement that music is part of the foundation from which we rebuild our humanity and our world together.

~Playing For Change~

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~~Ahoulaguine Akaline featuring Bombino~~

Playing For Change

~~Published on Aug 3, 2018~~

Listen to the Music

Song Around The World
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 #PlayingForChange #MarkJohnson #PeaceThroughMusic #SongAroundTheWorld #AhoulaguineAkaline #FeaturingBombino #SongTranslates #IGreetMyCountry #GreatGuitarPlayer #Bombino #Niger #YearsInExile

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachworpress

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‘Color of Reality’ …. “🎨 Created by Alexa Meade, Jon Boogz and Lil Buck 🎨 …. “!!


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~~July 15, 2018~~ 

COLOR OF REALITY

Oh, m’lord!

Amazing, mesmerizing and powerful depiction of a sad American reality.

The video speaks for itself.

Published/posted in 2016 … still applies to this day. 

HortyRex©

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Transfixed by racial, political, and socioeconomic tensions saturating the news, movement artists Jon Boogz and Lil Buck, enveloped by the art of Alexa Meade, switch off the TV and release their emotion into a stirring dance that is both a lament and a spirited call to action.

Movement artists Jon Boogz and Lil Buck, who use dance to move people and improve the world, find alchemy with Meade’s perspective-changing art.

The result is a powerful, mesmerizing reflection, a moving 2D art representation, of the state of today’s society.

Art by Alexa Meade @alexameadeart alexameade.com

Written, Directed, Choreography, and Movement Artistry by Jon Boogz @JonBoogz jonboogz.com

Movement Artistry, Choreography – Lil Buck @LilBuckDaLegend lilbuck.com

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~~”Color of Reality”~~

by Alexa Meade, Jon Boogz and Lil Buck

~~Published on Sep 6, 2016~~

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Color of Reality
Alexa Meade’s art is the medium for visual storytelling in Color of Reality, a short film written, directed, and choreographed by Jon Boogz.

Movement artists Jon Boogz and Lil Buck deliver performances that speak in powerful protest to the gun violence haunting American society today.

Produced by Kalie Acheson of Animi.Design

For inquiries: info@alexameade.com AND info@sozomedia.com

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Writer, Director, Movement Artist

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Movement Artist
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#ColorOfReality #Created #AlexaMeade #JonBoogz #LilBuck #Racial #Political #SocioeconomicTensions #SaturatingNews #MovementArtists #ArtOfAlexaMeade #ReleaseEmotion #StirringDance #Lament #SpiritedCall #ToAction

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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~~AJ+ interview with Jon Boogz, Color of Reality~~

~~Published on Sep 23, 2016~~

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~OFFICIAL WEBSITE~

https://alexameade.com/color-of-reality/

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A Picture Says a Thousand Words …. “🤨 This One Screams, #74 …. In America, They Shoot Blacks in the Back 🤨 …. “!!


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#OrlandoStrong …. “🏳️‍🌈😥 Two Years Ago Today …. #NeverForget …. Always in our Hearts 😥🏳️‍🌈 …. “!!


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~~June 12, 2018~~ 

TWO YEARS 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.

HortyRex©

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Today we remember and honor the 49 souls lost 2 years ago today at #Pulse

Our community is STRONG #OrlandoStrong

#PRIDE⁠ ⁠⁠ ⁠#NeverAgain … we honor them with action! \#GunReformNow #ForThe49 #IAmHRCOrlando

HRC Orlando/Central Florida

https://www.facebook.com/hrcorlando/

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#TwoYearsAgoToday #StopTheHate #OrlandoLGBTCommunity #InMourning #MassShooting #GayNightClub #Pulse #HumanRightsCampaign #PulseGayClub #Orlando #Florida #WeArePulse #JeSuisPulse #OrlandoTragedy #PulseTributeSong #SongTributesToPulse #LatinoHispaniCommunities #GunViolence #Hands #ASongForOrlando #LyricVideo #OrlandoStrong #NeverForget

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~~”Hands”~~

A Song for Orlando

~~Published on Jul 12, 2016~~

Hands”, available now exclusively on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/HandsTribute

Hands,” is a musical tribute to the 49 victims of the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

The track features Mary J Blige, Jason Derulo, Britney Spears, Tyler Glenn, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Ty Herndon, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Kacey Musgraves, MNEK, Alex Newell, P!nk, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Jussie Smollett, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor.

~Lyric Video~

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HRC Orlando/Central Florida

https://www.facebook.com/hrcorlando/

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