|I'll be spending the summer here.|
But while I was sweating out on that slab of concrete in NYC's Riverside Park, getting my eyes (theatrically) gouged out, the week turned quite a corner for Marriage Equality and gay civil rights.
|I have issued several entries over the years to celebrate Gay Pride. To read any or all of them, just put "Stonewall" in the search engine in the upper left corner of this page.|
|Celebrations this week outside the Stonewall Inn.|
ACTUAL Gay Pride Day is June 27, the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which also took place in NYC and is considered the birth of the modern gay rights movement. But unless the 27th falls on a weekend, New York and all other American cities choose a different day for their municipal celebration. As I've mentioned before, the big cities in close proximity to each other always spread out their Gay Pride Celebrations, taking advantage of all those 'mos with expendable income who wish to attend them all. So, you will never find Gay Pride Day in DC or NY or Philadelphia or Boston to ever land on the same day. On the west coast, Gay Prides in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego will be similarly spread out(Gay Pride in South Carolina, where I spent two years in grad school, is in the fall, for some reason.)
Anyway, it's been a very gay week, so in honor of such, our Dance Party comes from a gay men's chorus.
|This magazine cover is destined to be a classic.|
Despite efforts from Sesame Street to dissuade
everyone, their favorite "roommates," Bert and
Ernie, were claimed by the Gay Movement
There are these kinds of choruses all over the place these days, this particular group seems a bit subdued, perhaps due to the auspiciousness of the situation (I know for a fact that this group puts on a fabulous series of concerts every year). They are stationed outside the Supreme Court Building in DC, waiting, as were hundreds of others, for this week's historic decisions by the Nine Supremes.
|Ragtime's Coalhouse Walker never admits defeat. In the show's|
11:00 number, Stokes created an anthem for all
people searching for equal treatment.