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: White Spine by Henri Cole
Art: Paul Thek’s Diver, a Retrospective
Quote: “I learned compassion from being discriminated against. Everything that’s ever happened to me has taught me compassion.” – Ellen Degeneres
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.
Christopher Park in Manhattan is included as part of Stonewall’s National Register of Historic Places designation. The park has been a gathering place for LGBTQ youth since before the Stonewall uprising. Hundreds of people filled the park a month after Stonewall as part of a rally to protest the actions of police during the uprising. For more information, visit www.nyclgbtsites.org/site/christopher-park/.
Song: BOOM by Le1f
Something Extra: Jason Collins