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30 June 2020

Walking. Morningside Park. NK Body Philosophy
For Marsha P. Johnson – Bryce Dessner
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 – Janell Monae
Born This Way – Lady Gaga
We Belong – namoli brennet

 

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28 June 2020

Pacing. The Shire.
For Marsha P. Johnson – Bryce Dressner
I Turned You On – The Isley Brothers
Everybody’s Talkin’ – Harry Nilsson
You’ve Made Me So Very Happy – Brenda Holloway
One – Three Dog Night
Put a Little Love in Your Heart – Jackie DeShannon
Black Pearl – Sonny Charles & The Checkmates, Ltd.
Destination: Anywhere – The Marvelettes
Only the Strong Survive – Jerry Butler
Nothing But a Heartache – The Flirtations
Good Lovin’ Ain’t Easy to Come By – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
In the Ghetto – Elvis Presley
The Nitty Gritty – Gladys Knight & The Pips
Oh Happy Day – The Edwin Hawkins Singers
My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder
You Came, You Saw, You Conquered
I Want to Take You Higher – Sly & The Family Stone
Good Morning Starshine – Oliver
No Matter What Sign You Are – Diana Ross & The Supremes
Build Me up Buttercup – The Foundations
This Is My Life – Shirley Bassey

With one exception, these songs are among the “Top 40” songs on the jukebox in the Stonewall Inn during June, 1969 as reported by the Stonewall Veterans Rebellion Association

 

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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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Why I like New York 42: Pride month

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Work remains to do,
work always remains,
but New York celebrates Pride well –
even the MTA.
14 June 2019

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1 June 2019

Walking. Morningside Gardens.
El Lado Mas Bestia de la Vida – Albert Pla
Proud – Heather Small
A Girl Called Johnny – The Waterboys
Chasing  Rainbows – Black Cracker
Keep On – Kehlani
Mirror Me – Shawnee
Thorn in Your Side – Namoli Brennet
Elton’s Song – Elton  John
I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross
Brave – Sara Bareilles
The Queen – Iceis Rain
Tomodachinouta – Nakamura Ataru
Everybody’s Talkin’ – Harry Nilsson
You’ve Made Me So Very Happy – Brenda Holloway

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25 Dec #celebrate #AdventWord 2018

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The Advent devotional project, #AdventWord  is offered by the Society of St John the Evangelist. Each day a word is provided and participants are invited to share images and/or reflections and to use hashtags so our reflections may be included in an Advent Calendar with others from around the world.

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The Until We Meet Again Tour – 17 August 2016, part 1

The Until We Meet Again Tour took part in the Racial Ethnic Leadership Institute as part of my new work as Coordinator for Leadership Development, Racial Justice, and Networking.

We stayed in Detroit and met at Windsor University in Canada. On 17 August, we went for dinner in downtown Windsor. June Lorenzo and I did some exploring. We were pleased to see these signs in a number of stores.

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Arriba

Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Standing in the sanctuary,
holding up the line
of those who sought to leave,
José and I spoke
of baseball present and baseball past,
and our conversation’s magic conjured you.

From the sea you rose,
to stride proudly across the beach,
pass through the mists
of memory and time and
take your place
on the green right field grass
of the stadium near
where two rivers end and one begins.

For a moment,
a fleeting moment,
an endless moment:
your good strong arm and lightning bat,
your graceful lope and glove of gold,
your passion for the game,
your commitment to humanity
back where they belong.

And a smile crosses my face.

And a tear fills my eye

And all is pain.

And all is well.

And all is well.

Arriba!

15 April 2012
Brooklyn and Manhattan

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