IOTD …. Images of the Day …. Special Edition …. “TIME Magazine Cover …. Yep, I’m GAY …. “!!


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~~April 28, 2017~~ 

TWENTY YEARS AGO

20th Anniversary of Ellen Degeneres Coming Out

I remember as if it was yesterday.

I watched Ellen’s sitcom religiously.

I followed all her antics and was waiting for that one episode.

I was with you, I’m still with you and will always be with you, Ellen.

Thank you!!

HortyRex©

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YEP I’M GAY

Did you expect it to turn into all of this?,” Oprah Winfrey asked Ellen DeGeneres on an episode of her talk show that aired on the afternoon of April 30, 1997.

Two weeks earlier, a Time cover had debuted, featuring DeGeneres and the instantly famous words “Yep, I’m Gay.”

On April 25, DeGeneres spoke to Diane Sawyer on 20/20 and said, “I decided this was not going to be something that I was going to live the rest of my life being ashamed of.”

Hours after the Oprah interview aired, DeGeneres’s charismatic bookstore owner character, Ellen Morgan, followed suit, coming out as gay in a one-hour, two-part episode of her sitcom Ellen. “The Puppy Episode” was watched by an estimated 44 million people, nearly three times the show’s usual ratings.

It’s been 20 years since that April.

DeGeneres has hosted her own daytime talk show, also called Ellen, for nearly 14 years. She’s hosted the Oscars, won the Presidential Medal of Freedom, starred in two blockbuster cartoons, and all the while lived openly as a gay woman.

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

http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2017/04/20th-anniversary-of-ellen-degeneres-coming-out

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Original TIME Magazine Cover April 1997

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

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No intention of taking credit.

If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

HortyRex©

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We ALL are ONE!!

To start the day …. not in a nice way!


Latina Lesbians of Central Florida .... and other nationalities!

~~April 21, 2014~~

Once upon a time, Maryjane and I thought it would be a good idea to incorporate a bit of a social life to our family life. We were looking for people with similar interests. We were trying to establish our identity in this world that we live in. We wanted to have a more rounded life … family and a social life. 

We found a local group that seemed to be a perfect fit. 

We asked to join the group, were accepted and participated in their activities on a regular basis. We wholeheartedly felt part of the group and enjoyed many of their events. I shared my knowledge at several of the monthly meetings: telling our personal story and presenting information about the “chakras” and the importance of having breast exams and Pap smears done regularly.

We made good friends … at least we thought we had. 

~~Latina Lesbians of Central Florida (and all nationalities)~~

This group was established in June 2009. The city of Orlando lacked this kind of group. The need to create it was noticed by the founder Norma Crespo.

As a “transplant” from New York City and after her move to Florida, Norma noticed that there really wasn’t any kind of organization that would help bring together lesbians who were living in the Orlando area.

The Latin Lesbians of Central Florida is a fun “Meet Up Group” where Latinas and Womyn of all nationalities, their partners and friends come together for fun activities.

~~Interests~~
• Meeting with the purpose of getting to know each other on a personal basis
• Connecting with people with similar interests
• Providing information related to resources that are available to newcomers to the Orlando area
• Fun activities: dancing, bowling, biking, paint ball, beach parties, picnics, zip lining, pot luck parties, dinner with friends, art exhibits, educational activities

The idea is to get together, make new friends and just have a good time.

~~Activities conducted on a regular schedule~~
• Monthly meetings at The Center, Orlando … Mills Avenue
• Night at the movies
• Monthly dinner at a local restaurant … different ethnicity
• Lunch in the Hood … once a month
• Participating in special events like volunteering at local food banks

The group celebrated its 4th year anniversary in June 2013.

~~SOURCE~~

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/latina-lesbians-of-central-florida-and-other-nationalities/

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Today I received the following communications which totally took me by surprise. 

Read and think how you would feel it you were in our place.

~~I received these messages this morning~~

 Meetup … 8:04 AM

Dear Horty

Norma, the Organizer of Latina Lesbians of Central Florida (& all nationalities) changed your status for MOVIE NIGHT – “X-Men: Days of Future Past”.

You are now: Not going.

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Meetup  … 8:03 AM

Dear Horty

Norma, the Organizer of Latina Lesbians of Central Florida (& all nationalities) changed your status for Entre Nosotras: Lesbian Reading and Writing Workshop.

You are now: Not going

Meetup …. 8:03 AM

Horty

I am requesting that you and MaryJane resign from my group immediately. 

I’ve heard from several members you are creating ill will towards me within the group. That defeats the group’s purpose.

There is no need for further communication regarding this matter. 

Thank you, Norma

 Meetup …. 9:58 AM

You have been removed from Latina Lesbians of Central Florida (& all nationalities).

 

Facebook …. 4/21/2014 …. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!

To anyone who cares …. I just received this message today.

Nice thoughts to wake up to …

“Horty,

I am requesting that you and MaryJane resign from my group immediately.

I’ve heard from several members you are creating ill will towards me within the group. That defeats the group’s purpose. There is no need for further communication regarding this matter.

Thank you,  Norma

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~~MY RESPONSE~~

If any of you notice the absence of Maryjane and I, it’s because we have been asked to “resign immediately“.

To those “several members” that Norma has heard from, I thank you for the actions you have taken. It seems to have worked.

I normally don’t vent these kind of topics on FB but since I can’t contact Norma through any medium, I gather, I have been blocked. It’s cut and dry …. can’t make contact and can’t have a conversation, a very mature way of resolving this type of “conflict”. Continue to listen to the “several members” as you have.

Norma …. remember that this happened once before?? I refuse to play this game again. Since I have no other place to make contact ……

I MAKE IT OFFICIAL HERE …. in this open forum …. BOTH Maryjane and I, resign from membership in the Latina Lesbians in Central Florida (and other nationalities), your group … as you have asked us to. 

AGREE: No need for further communication/talks about this matter.

It’s a done deal!!

BlueKick

~~NORMA~~

You will never know the truth (if there is one).

You may regret this decision made in haste. Those “several members” that you have heard from may have an “agenda” and you may have made a wrongful decision.

Sadly, you have been taken for a fool. 

There is a strategy called “divide and conquer” and you fell for it!

We ALL are supposed to ONE!! 

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