Care Package for June 29, 2019

I’ve had computer problems for a few days, so I’m behind on Care Packages. But I’d hate to waste the work I did, so I’m posting the two I missed over the weekend. Thanks for your patience!

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: The 17-Year-Old & the Gay Bar by Danez Smith

Art: Alice Austen’s The Darned Club

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Quote: No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” – Alice Walker

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.

The Metropolitan Community Church, located at 446 West 36th Street in Manhattan, ministered to the LGBT community for the first time in 1972. The Protestant church began in Los Angeles in 1968 and now has 222 congregations spread across 37 countries. For more information, visit

Song: Altar by Dizzy Fae

Something Extra: The LGBT Community Center National History Archive

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