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: Ordinary Time by Tim Dlugos
Art: Christopher Wood’s Zebra and Parachute
Quote: “Privilege is when you can afford to sit back and criticize others who have to fight for the things you take for granted.” –DaShanne Stokes
Travel/History: All the entries here through the end of June come from nyclgbsites.org, an excellent website that documents the historical and cultural locations in New York City that are associated with the LGBTQ community.
Bayard Rustin and Igal Roodenko – two pioneering Civil Rights activist, both pacifists, both gay – lived at 217 Mott Street, Manhattan; Rustin from 1947-1954 and Roodenko from 1947-1972 or possibly later. Both participated in 1947’s Journey of Reconciliation, which tested the Supreme Court’s ruling that interstate busing must be desegregated. For more information, visit www.nyclgbtsites.org/site/igal-roodenko-bayard-rustin-residence/.
Song: California Nights by Lesley Gore