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: Prayer by Francisco X. Alarcon
Art: George Tooker’s Painter Capturing Modern Anxieties
Quote: “We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity.” – George Takei
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.
Julius’, located at 159 West 10th Street in Manhattan, was the site of a “sip-in” on April 21, 1966. The action was put together by the Mattachine Society, an early gay rights organization. At the time, the New York State Liquor Authority’s police was to revoke licenses from bars that served suspected or known lesbians and gay men. The liquor authority changed its policy following the “sip-in.”
Song: You Don’t Own Me by The Queer Songbook Orchestra
Something Extra: Rainbow Batman