San Francisco Pride, 2017

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.

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Gay Power

The Rights of People of Color are human rights.

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The Hug

The rights of Immigrants and refugees are human rights.

San Francisco Pride Day 2017
The Rights of Immigrants and Refugees are Human Rights.

Women’s rights are human rights.

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Women’s Rights are Human Rights

LGBTQ rights are human rights.

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Peace

The right to age with dignity and respect is a human right.

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Elder Pride

The rights of the disabled are human rights.

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Generations

Love, defiance and pride are strong weapons against hate and tyranny.

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Love
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Defiance
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F#ck Trump

 

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Pride
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Pride

 

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Pride

 

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Pride

 

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Pride

Redemption song
by
Bob Marley and The Wailers

(C) Rob Goldstein 2017 All Rights Reserved

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Imagine …. “Pentatonix …. OFFICIAL VIDEO …. “

Not only is this beautiful and brilliant, it plays tribute to two of our greatest artists

It Is What It Is

Imagine

~~March 11, 2017~~~ 

Pentatonix’s Brand New Spin On John Lennon’s Classic

Putting Tears In Everyone’s Eyes

Everyone knows the John Lennon song, “Imagine” – but Pentatonix puts their own spin on it with a powerful message that everyone can take to heart! Their voices, coupled with the moving lyrics first penned by Lennon in May 1971, come together to make a rendition of the song that everyone should hear at least once in their life!

Lennon’ inspiration for “Imagine” came about when he tried to envision a world with only peace, and without the division among all people.

The song was released later that year in October, and it was an instant hit.

Since it’s release, “Imagine” has been covered by countless artists and groups hoping to share the same message of inclusion and love.

Such is the case with Pentatonix’s chilling version!

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Memento by Federico Garcia Lorca

from Leonard Durso

Leonard Durso

When I die,
bury me with my guitar
beneath the sand.

When I die,
among orange trees
and mint plants.

When I die,
bury me, if you would,
inside a weather vane.

When I die!

translated by Carlos Bauer

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