Photo of San Francisco Pride day 2015

Pride: We Are Family

I first made and posted this video in 2016 — I was going to reprocess the images and add new photos to the video. Still, I decided to leave it because there is an Easter egg in this video, a moment that seemed curiously out of place at the time, but only evident as disinformation in retrospect.

The photos in the video were taken in 2015 when Pride celebrated the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage.

I used “We Are Family”  by Sister Sledge because in the 1970s, ‘We Are Family” was an anthem for the Gay and Feminist movements.

In 1970, Gay Liberation said we are everywhere: all religions, races, and
nationalities.

“We Are Family” celebrates solidarity.

If I turned around every time somebody called me a faggot, I’d be walking backward – and I don’t want to walk backward.”
– Harvey Milk

We are everyone, and we will not go back.

Art by Rob Goldstein
Clarion Alley 2012 (c) Rob Goldstein

 

Photography and Video by Rob Goldstein
‘We Are Family” by Sister Sledge

 

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54 thoughts on “Pride: We Are Family

      1. Ha! I drop mine now and then and I lose it a lot but I don’t throw it. I’ve been tempted a few times, but bless its heart…it’s 8 years old. But…it’s in an Otter box with a protective screen and when removed, it looks brand new. (I have the very first Nano iPad and the first Tom-Tom.)
        The last time I went to an Apple store, the guy called everyone over to look at my little iPod. Most of them had never seen one and they all laughed. That’s fine. I take care of my things. 👍

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    1. We are one species with many posible ways of living. When I hear ‘We Are Family’ I hear a celebration of our humanity. We are evolving a global identity, and every step forward is fraught with the possibility of self-destruction. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment, Paula.

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  1. It’s the perfect song, Rob. Have a great time. Looking forward to the pictures. (I was California dreamin’ for about 20 years, San Francisco especially, before the cost of housing finally made me give up.) Hugs.

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    1. Family is joyous, indeed. But to me I heard hope in San Francisco… A little wistful yes, but the song was the sound of a hopeful dream to a young girl, wanting escape. Both are great. Now go have fun. 🙂

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    1. I was glad to make the video.

      I’m so tired of the 24/7 conservatism that we get from our MSM.

      It’s all Trumpy and his racist gang of thugs all the time.

      This morning I read a report on yahoo regarding the ‘backlash’ against gay rights.

      Who cares?

      Screw the bigots and their need to control our bodies.

      If they don’t want to live in an open democracy they should move to Russia where homophobia is policy.

      There are good things happening in the U.S. despite the throwbacks who need scapegoats to distract us from from decades of failed economic policies!

      In many ways Gay Liberation achieved part its goal. Pride Day is a celebration of life and it is for everyone…

      Thanks for the comment; it is a happy song. Please share it.

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    1. Yes! The song still conveys the spirit of progress that gave birth to all of the major Civil Rights Movements of the 60’s and 70’s.

      The Right can demonize us, starve us, drive us from our homes, destroy our public school system and use their media to belittle our vision of a genuinely just World.

      But they can’t destroy our spirit. We will prevail.

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