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: Glitter in My Wounds by Caconrad
Art: Kehinde Wiley’s Barack Obama
Quote: “My activism did not spring from my being gay, or, for that matter, from my being black. Rather, it is rooted fundamentally in my Quaker upbringing and the values that were instilled in me by my grandparents who reared me.” – Bayard Rustin
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.
Openly gay jazz pianist Billy Strayhorn made his home at 315 Convent Avenue in Manhattan from 1939 to 1950, the first ten of those years with his partner, Aaron Bridgers, another jazz pianist. While here, Strayhorn wrote “Lush Life,” “Take the A Train,” and other classics. For more information, visit www.nyclgbtsites.org/site/billy-strayhorn-aaron-bridgers-residence/.
Song: Does Your Daddy Know? by Limp Wrist
Something Extra: Midnighter & Apollo