In response to my post this past Monday, Decisions, (click title to view), last night as Aaron and I were in a local restaurant celebrating our fourth wedding anniversary, the subject of the appropriate gravatar (logo or representation) for ReNude Pride became part of our conversation. Normally, my spouse is very tolerable of my ideals and opinions and supportive of any viewpoints that I may share here. However, in this instance, he clarified a point and asked that I share it here.
Using the comments section below this posting, please indicate which of the two images listed below that you personally prefer to represent ReNude Pride. I am seriously considering changing the logo that indicates both me as the blog author as well as the one that serves to identify this site. I have no particular problem with the one that I currently have, I am thinking something colorful would attract the attention of others.
It was exactly 50 years ago today, on June 28, 1969, that the Stonewall Inn riots occurred in New York City, USA. This spontaneous uprising happened as a result of police harassment of the local gay, lesbian. bisexual, transgender and queer (GLBTQ) patrons at the Stonewall Inn and fortunately, the world has changed quite a bit since then. Here in the USA, such behavior by law enforcement today would initiate not only condemnation and civil lawsuits but other legal ramifications as well. I need to insert here that 50 years ago, the GLBTQ community was known by an entirely different label: homosexual. That label wasn’t always complimentary.
“June is known as gay pride month.” A very basic and original statement to denote a very unique and ultimate description of the importance and the significance of the 30 day month. However, in today’s world and its ever-changing culture and politics, “June is known as gay pride month” is no longer relevant nor entirely truthful.
My last day of classes (all examinations) was early last week and all final class grades were due earlier this morning. In addition to assigning grades to all of the final examinations for my classes, a colleague of mine had a sibling killed in an automobile accident last week and I volunteered to help coordinate the class scores for two of her classes. This involved me reviewing her notes as well as finalizing grades.
Finally, for most of the East Coast,
mid-Atlantic region of the USA,
Spring, 2019, has arrived!
What other time to get out into nature and get natural?
Author’s Note: This past winter, I have focused three “Friday Footnote” posts here on the drama surrounding noted and talented gay actor, Justin “Jussie” Smollett, and his legal encounters with the Chicago, Illinois, USA police department. Jussie, for the past five years, has starred in the TV series. “Empire,” which was filmed in Chicago. Below are the latest updates on all those “Friday Footnote” postings.