Tag Archives: Pride March 2019

30 June 2019

Walking. Morningside Gardens.
For Marsha P. Johnson – Bryce Dessner
Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland
I Want to Break Free – Queen
Just the Way I Like – Shawnee
Singing for Our Lives – Holly Near
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
What I Need – Hayley Kiyoko
Candy Says – The Velvet Underground
Lost Angel – Mya Byrne
Constant Craving – k.d. lang
True Colors – Cyndi Lauper
Walk on the Wild Side – Lou Reed
Make Me Feel – Janelle Monae
Born This Way – Lady Gaga
It Can Only Get Better – Charice Pempengco
We Belong – Namoli Brennet

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Pride March 2019

Photos and videos of the New York City Pride March shared by family members and friends have touched and blessed me. Next year I will take vacation so I can participate.

My son posted a photo of a hate group with hate signs. He noted that they represent one reason why Pride remains needed. I offered ten points in response to him and to any one who was touched by hate because of their sexual orientation or gender identity today or any day.

  1. You are right. Pride is a necessary response to such hate.
  2. I am sorry you are right. I am sorry such thinking still exists. We are working to change it.
  3. We have work to do. I have work to do.
  4. These people are wrong.
  5. These people are [fill in your favorite colorful metaphor here].
  6. On the off chance that these people are … wait … see number 4.
  7. Love is stronger than hate and fear and anything else in all creation.
  8. Love is even stronger than stupidity.
  9. Each person is precious, beloved, beautiful. Just as the person is.
  10. I love you.

Happy Pride, son. Happy Pride, friends. Happy Pride, All.

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