Care Package for June 9, 2019

Care Packages through the end of June are a celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month. I know it’s not much, but I want to put as much support as I could into the world, and this seemed like a good way to add a bit more. Happy Pride Month.

Poetry: The Lyric in a Time of War by Eloise Klein Healy

Art: Bernice Abbott’s Blossom Restaurant, 103 Bowery, Manhattan

Photo credit: moma.org

Quote: “If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door.” – Harvey Milk

Travel/History: All the entries here through the end of June come from nyclgbsites.org, an excellet website that documents the historical and cultural locations in New York City that are associated with the LGBTQ community.

Photo credit: nyclgtsites.org

This is the interior of the apartment poet Langston Hughes lived in from 1947-1967 in Harlem. The building that houses the apartment was designated a New York City landmark in 1981. The next year it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. For more information, visit nyclgbtsites.org/site/langston-hughes-residence.

Song: Rock Lobster by The B-52s

Something Extra:

Photo credit: connect.queenslibrary.org

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