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100 Words- July 1, 2015- Pride Parade 3

One event during the Chicago Pride Parade that went under reported, was the die-in staged by a group attempting to draw attention to the special problems of gay people of color. 70 more words


After the Parade 2

My last post I expressed some reservations about the value of the way the parade seemed tuned to middle-class sensibilities. There was always, since the Stonewall Rebellion, a kind of incipient anarchy about to explode just under the veneer. 62 more words


Keep Moving Forward

46 years ago, a small bar on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village called the Stonewall Inn became the site for a significant historical catalyst that would launch contemporary gay and lesbian issues into popular social and political discourse, effectively seeing the birth of the modern-day gay liberation movement. 574 more words

Marriage Equality

Stone wall building

Besides intensive weeding, it’s back to work on the stone walls. I hope to get this section done before winter.

Here’s a picture of one of my greatest sources of inspiration – the Helen and Scott Nearing homestead. 31 more words

Garden Art

Interrupting Pride for Black Lives

Black, queer, trans, criminalized – the young people who put together Sunday’s event are living on the front lines of struggle in this country. They are to our times what the early trailblazers of the gay rights movement were to theirs.

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The Next Big Civil Rights Battle

Three days ago the United States Supreme Court handed down a ruling affirming that a person’s right to marry whomever they love is a right protected by Section 1 of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution which states: 377 more words

Journal Entry

The War isn't Over, but Let's Celebrate this Marriage Victory

Forty six years ago the Stonewall Riots kick started the LGBT rights movement in the United States. This week, the Supreme Court stated that marriage equality was a constitutional right. 209 more words