“Sunday Thoughts”

patriaepater“As mankind become more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community, are equally entitled to the protection of civil government. I hope ever to see America amongst the foremost nations in examples of justice and liberality.”

— George Washington

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“You Are Awesome”

why-validation-is-importantValidation.  We all need it.

I posted this video on Facebook way back in 2014 or so.  It’s after midnight late Saturday night, but we’re gonna cheat and say this was still posted on Saturday.

Why?

 

Because, it’s your “Saturday Diversion” and you are awesome!

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“Sunday Thoughts”

“It takes no compromise to give people their rights…it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression.”

–Harvey Milk

 

UNITED STATES - JUNE 28: Stonewall Inn nightclub raid. Crowd attempts to impede police arrests outside the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village. (Photo by NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

UNITED STATES – JUNE 28: Stonewall Inn nightclub raid. Crowd attempts to impede police arrests outside the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village. (Photo by NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

Thursday, June 28th, 2018 marks the 49th Anniversary of The Stonewall Riots and is the reason that June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. Early in the morning on that date, Police raided a purported Mafia-owned bar in Greenwich Village called the Stonewall Inn.  The establishment was a place the Gay Community frequented; as well as the area’s homeless youth.  It was not a paradise, or a bar with an exceptional reputation, but it did allow for gay individuals to come and drink and socialize.

As the raid was taking place–protestors, onlookers, and journalists descended on the location and hampered police efforts. The police were soon overcome by the sheer size of the crowd. Riot teams arrived to dispatch the crowd.

Continuing protests arose at the location over the next few days and the spark was lit for activists, civic leaders, and the Gay Community as a whole, to begin speaking out against the discriminatory actions taken against homosexuals.   The riots were the spark for the LGBT community to enact Gay Rights demonstrations across the United States and the world.  The Movement continues to this day.

HAPPY LGBT PRIDE MONTH!

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“What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains.”

— Tennessee Williams

“We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity.”

— George Takei

“When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.”

— President Barack Obama

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“Baby, You Can Ride In My Car”

paul-mccartney-james-cordenThis needs no introduction.  Since June 21st, it has received over 10, 000,000 views on YouTube and is trending on all social networks.  In a time where the country is divided on so many different issues, and there seems to be sadness and anger everywhere and among everyone; this is the best and happiest 20 minutes on the Internet as of this writing.

You will sing along, you will laugh along and yes….you may even shed a few tears.  I cried like a little girl.

Late Late Show host James Corden gives us a tour of Liverpool, England with his special guide, Sir Paul McCartney.

It’s your “Saturday Diversion”.  Enjoy it.  I know I did.

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