Song A Day Challenge, Day 5: The Good Gay Stuff

Thanks to Danica from Living the Beautiful Life for nominating
me for the Five-Day Music challenge.

The Rules are:

Post a song a day for five consecutive days.
Post what the lyrics mean to you.  (Optional)
Post the name of the song and video
Nominate two (or one) different blogger each day of the challenge

I close the 5 Day Song A Day Challenge with a short  compendium
of music performed by openly gay performers.

Prior to the release of ‘Caravan Tonight‘ on Mercury Records in 1974
popular music assumed everyone was straight.

Steven Grossman’s decision to come ‘out’ when he recorded ‘Caravan Tonight’  was one of millions of decisions made by everyday people who decided to celebrate their lives instead of living in shame.

Revolutions are fought and won by everyday people who choose to stand up for themselves and push back.

Succeeding generations of everyday people sustain these revolutions when
they use their newly won freedoms to push back and free others.

Enjoy!

Steve Grossman – Can’t Papa Blues, 1974

 

Steve Grossman – Circle Nine Times 1974

Tom Robinson – Glad To Be Gay, 1978

Sylvester – You Make Me Feel, 1978

 

 

Patrick Cowley – Menergy, 1981

 

The Tom Robinson Band: Rikki Don’t Lose That Number, 1992

 

K.D. Lang – Constant Craving, 1992

 

Melissa Etheridge – I’m The Only One, 1993

 

Lost The Love – Joan Armatrading, 1995

 


Me’Shell Ndegéocello – Leviticus: Faggot, 1996

 

Me’Shell Ndegéocello: Who Is He And What Is He to You, 1996

 

George Michael – Flawless, 2004

 


Rayvon Owen – Can’t Fight It, 2016

 

 

Tom Goss – Son of a Preacher Man. 2016

I nominate:

 

 

 

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Heavily Armed Indiana Man Arrested Sunday on his way to a Southern California Gay Pride Parade

Art by Rob Goldstein
Haters

 

A heavily armed Indiana man arrested Sunday on his way to a Southern California gay pride parade told police he wanted to do harm to the event, authorities said.

James Wesley Howell, 20, of Indiana was arrested about 5 a.m. after neighbors reported suspicious behavior on the street where he was parked the wrong way in a white sedan, Santa Monica police said in a statement.

In the car, officers found three assault rifles, high capacity magazines and ammunition and a five-gallon bucket with chemicals that could be used to make an explosive device, police said.

Santa Monica police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks tweeted that Howell told officers after he was arrested that he wanted to harm the gay pride event in West Hollywood that was taking place about seven miles away later Sunday. Hundreds of thousands of people attend the annual event.

His arrest came as the mass shooting that killed 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was still unfolding. Police said they have not found evidence of a connection between the California arrest and the killings.

Police would answer no further questions on Howell or his motives, deferring to the FBI, which has taken over the investigation.

At the scene, police searched a white four-door Acura sedan parked facing the wrong direction on a busy thoroughfare in a mostly residential area of the seaside city west of Los Angeles. There was a red plastic gas can near the car and items laid out on a white sheet next to it.

My Response to jiminpanama’s response to “The Problem with Gay” by Kendall F. Person

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gay pride paradejiminpanama says:
June 30, 2015
Risking to comment here and sharing feelings without being judged. I am always learning that’s why I follow your blog Kendall. All sins being created equal, and God loving all of us in spite of us. I believe that and I get it. I have a problem condoning and putting the official seal of our government on anything against the rules of God, nature, and science. I would need a bigger sampling but I was talking to my uncle and he says he was born gay. I asked him when he knew and he said ever since he had sex with his gym teacher when he was 13. I know boys go through short fazes and changes in sexuality and certain years are critical years. Things can sway a teen boy based solely on timing. My fear is with massive exposure to “gay” the numbers…

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