Care Package for June 17, 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: Breakfast with Thom Gunn by Randall Mann

Art: Marie Laurencin’s Three Young Women

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Quote: “Being transgender, like being gay, tall, short, white, black, male, or female, is another part of the human condition that makes each unique individual, and something over which we have no control. We are who we are in the deepest recesses of our minds, heart, and identities.” – Linda Thompson

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

Photo credit: Jefferson Poland, courtesy of Randy Wicker

The first public demonstration in support of gay rights took place at 39 Whitehall Street in Manhattan. Organizers staged the demonstration outside the U.S. Army Building to take a stand against policies that discriminated against LGBT people. For more information, visit

Song: Your Love by Frankie Knuckles

Something Extra: Leonard Matlovich

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