GAY PRIDE: Day 20: Gay Pride Washington DC

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

How exciting! I love these crowds! Makes me feel so good. It looks like Kansas City is going to have a Gay Pride this year but not until like August and there’s very little information on it. But if it is anything I will be so happy! I love Pride for so many reasons, many of which are listed in this article!

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Capital Pride, dc pride, pride walk

DC Pride 2021: Exclusive Photos and Reactions from Pride Weekend!

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GAY PRIDE: Day 18: A Huge Day for Trans Rights

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

This made me absolutely over-joyed. Please President Biden. Do not ever die. Or at least live for eight years. I figured it would take a hundred years to undo all the damage that tRump did in four, but wow! In 150, days you’ve done a considerable amount already. Did they just give you a list of all the asinine things that that orange-color sh*t did and you are just going down and checking them off as you reverse them? If so, that’s all I need to love you forever. Check this article out and tell me your heart isn’t overjoyed!

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

 

Education Department Says Title IX Protects Transgender Students

Yahoo News ~ Chloe Xiang ~ June 17, 2021, 1:16 PM

In a reversal from the Trump Administration, the Department of Education under President Biden on Wednesday issued an updated interpretation of Title IX, the law that protects Continue reading

GAY PRIDE: Day 17: Kamala Harris Becomes First Sitting Vice President to March in a Pride Event

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

This just blew me away. I don’t know how I didn’t hear about this until days later! But I am thrilled! How nice to have people in office who care!

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Kamala Harris Becomes First Sitting VP to March in a Pride Event | PEOPLE.com

 

Kamala Harris Becomes First Sitting Vice President to March in a Pride Event

Vice President Kamala Harris made history again on Saturday, becoming the first sitting VP to march in a Pride Event as she was joined by Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff at Capital Pride
By Glenn GarnerJune 12, 2021 06:59 PM

Vice President Kamala Harris has made history once again, becoming the first sitting Vice President to Continue reading

GAY PRIDE: Day 16: The Pride Flag Comes Home

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
This story made me very emotional. I know that if we ever get to go to San Francisco, this will be my number one tourist goal. It will be one of those things that I so wish I could touch, know that I can’t, and be blown away just to be in its presence. Wow. There are tears in my eyes right now as I type these words. It is so important to preserve our history and past. And what better happy symbol than this….?

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Original Rainbow Pride Flag Returns to its San Francisco Home After 43 Years

Peter-Astrid Kane in San Francisco – The Guardian – Sat 12 Jun 2021 06.00 EDT

The long-lost piece of queer history, with two extra stripes, was designed to represent β€˜the full spectrum of the LGBTQ community’

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GAY PRIDE: Day 4: 31 Companies With Impactful Initiatives to Support Their LGBTQ Employees (and the World!)

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
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It is more than just having a product with a rainbow on it. There are companies doing more than just trying to get us to buy their shoes buy doing that same. There are companies putting their money where their mouth is…!

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GAY PRIDE: Day 3

Can I hear an “Amen”?

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

May be an image of cake and text that says 'Screenification @ckvanderkaay New cake purchase policy: every cake request begins with "I'm gay, and I need a marriage cake." Wait for response, and if they're accommodating, then you can say, "Actually, need a birthday cake for my son, just wanted to make sure you weren't a piece of shit."'

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

GAY PRIDE: Day 2

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
This made me cry…. So powerful to remember one of the true heroes, and hero types, that we owe so very very much.

May be an image of 2 people, beard and text that says 'You have my sword and my bow and my axe and my brick'

Thank you to my friend Will Jones for this finding this one!

#GayPride
πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

GAY PRIDE: Day 1 Continued: A Proclamation from the President of the United States….

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Thank you, Mr. President! A President Who Truly Cares! Such a difference from a year and more ago!

A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, 2021.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

And here is the official proclamation from the White House Briefing Room from June 1, 2021…!
πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

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A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, 2021
JUNE 01, 2021

PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS

The uprising at the Stonewall Inn in June, 1969, sparked a liberation movement β€” a call to action that continues to inspire us to live up to our Nation’s promise of equality, liberty, and justice for all. Continue reading

GAY PRIDE: Day 1

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

They’ll be memes, news stories, essays, sexy stuff, probably some tearjerker stuff, and a lot of personal stuff too. I hope you will enjoy. I would love if you would comment. But if it’s in any way negative, or any bullshit about straight Pride, it’s deleted. When it comes to that kind of stuff you can keep your opinions to yourself. This here Faery is proud of who he is! And I hope whatever you are, you are proud too.

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
May be an image of one or more people and text that says 'AND THEN ON THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT, JUNE 1ST Bam, GAY EVERYTHING!'
πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

A Re-Blog from Love Bytes: I Thought I Would Share a Special Moment (or two) With You!

POSTED BY B.G. THOMAS ON JULY 27, 2019 IN LOVEBYTES

Thought I would share the guest post I did for Dani Elle Maas’s amazing MM Romance blog, LoveBytes yesterday. You can read it below or also the original post by Clicking Rich HERE. The advantage of doing the second is you will see a wonderful world of articles, essays, reviews and more. Either place you can see what I have to say about gays being homogenized and heteronormalized AND even BETTER, you can see the video of my drag act.

Not bad, huh?

Check it out, Girlfriends!
Love,
BG “Ben” Thomas

I Thought I Would Share a Special Moment (or two) With You!

Some of you may know that each year I go to a retreat called Midwest Men’s Festival. It’s the center of my year. In many ways the axis my world revolves around. It’s that important to me. It even inspired my novel,Β Summer Lover.

It’s a little hard how to explain just what Midwest Men’s Festival is. Without writing a novel here, that is, instead of an essay. If you ever saw that episode ofΒ Queer As FolkΒ where Michael and Emmet go to Faerie Camp, you can get an idea. But part of what it is a total rejection of the homogenization and heteronormalizing of gay men.

What I mean by that is that it often feels that a big part of why gay men are becoming more and more β€œaccepted” (and I can’t speak for LBTQ) is that we as a culture are becoming more and more Continue reading