Care Package for June 25, 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: elegy for kari edwards by Julian Talamantez Brolaski

Art: Elisha Lim’s sze-yang

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Quote: “Hell hath no fury like a drag queen scorned.” – Sylvia Rivera

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: Kate Kunath, “We Came to Sweat”

For 48 years, Starlite Lounge at 1084 Bergen Street in Brooklyn was an LGBT-inclusive bar started by Harold “Mackie” Harris, an African-American entrepreneur who was openly gay. The bar opened in 1962 and came to be known as the “oldest black-owned non-discriminating bar in New York. For more information, visit

Song: Transgender Dysphoria Blues by Against Me!

Something Extra: We Came to Sweat: The Legend of Starlite

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