Here are a few shots from Sunday’s Pride celebration in San Francisco.
I thought about the people I marched with in the
GLF in the early 1970’s
and later, with Act–Up, in the 1980’s.
It felt good to hear the speakers honor the work we did in those decades
I thought of friends who passed from AIDS, or later from grief and trauma.
I think they’d be pleased that gay liberation became a global movement
for universal Human rights.
The Rights of People of Color are human rights.
The rights of Immigrants and refugees are human rights.
The Rights of Immigrants and Refugees are Human Rights.
Women’s rights are human rights.
Women’s Rights are Human Rights
LGBTQ rights are human rights.
The right to age with dignity and respect is a human right.
The rights of the disabled are human rights.
Love, defiance and pride are strong weapons against hate and tyranny.
Bob Marley and The Wailers
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This old life seemed much too long
With little point in going on
I couldn’t think of what to say
Words just vanished in the haze
I was feeling cold and tired
Yeah kinda sad and uninspired
But when it almost seemed too much
I see your face
And sense the grace
And feel the magic in your touch
Thompson Twins – Lay Your Hands On Me
These are shots from San Francisco’s 2015 Pride
I saw an interesting rewrite of the Pledge of Allegiance.
I’ve closed the post with it.
Pride: 1. A sense of one’s own proper dignity or value; self-respect. The Free Dictionary
The Rule of Law Won
It was the rule of law and our system of government that won.
One Proud Family
Today We Are More perfect
Today we are a broken; but more perfect Union.
Dancing in the Streets
Ms. Fabu 2105
Miss Fabu 2015
The Fashion Police
The Fashion Police, just before my arrest
A Citizen of the World
Respect for the lives and dignity of our fellow citizens is our salvation
…and Our Flag is Still There
I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the Union of America,
And to the principles for which stands,
One people, in the common cause, of dignity and Human
Rights for all.