Care Package for June 23, 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: White Spine by Henri Cole

Art: Paul Thek’s Diver, a Retrospective

Photo credit: hammer.ucla.edu

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.

Photo credit: Estate of Fred W. McDarrah

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

Photo credit: news.yahoo.com

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