Remember to acknowledge the joy in your life. Kelly and I went on a lovely hike up the Palm Springs Tram to San Jacinto. Among our ongoing conversation was that e both feel such happiness, such a sense of joy in our lives, and the gratitude we feel for that. The day was beautiful and the 5 mile hike invigorating. Then we took ourselves to the movies, more because we just wanted some popcorn for lunch! It was a good play day. But after the movie we received a phone call. A dear friend just learned that his dog – who is his companion and best friend – is dying of cancer, and our dear friend Shay – Kelly’s best bud – was taken to the hospital with a bowel blockage. Life can turn on dime. Be in every moment, relish every second, and tell your special people that you love them.
I invite you to go to Kelly’s and my Facebook page cleverly called Resist with Kelly and Ronni. Also, use Resistbot on your phones to text your legislators. Just text to 50409 and type resist. They’ll guide you through the rest.
Today in LGBT History – November 25
1970 – The Seattle Gay Liberation Front severed ties with the Young Socialist Alliance because their exclusion of homosexuals mirrored Stalin’s practices.
1997, South Africa – A demonstration was held at the Johannesburg High Court in support of an application to decriminalize sex between men.
1997, Ecuador – Ecuador legalizes same-sex sexual activity, overturning the previous Article 516 of the Penal Code that criminalized such acts. South Africa becomes the first country to enact a constitutional ban outlawing sexual orientation discrimination.
1998 – Federal judge Bruce Jenkins rules that Spanish Fork High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, violated the rights of teacher Wendy Weaver, who was dismissed from her position as volleyball coach and ordered not to discuss her sexual orientation, even out of school. The judge ordered the school to offer her the coaching position, lift the gag order, and pay her $1,500 in damages.
Speak out, share your story, keep LGBT history alive.
(Historical information obtained from a variety of sources including QUIST at facebook.com/quistapp, Back2Stonewall.com, Lavender Effect, DataLounge.com, Arron’s Gay Info, All Things Queer, RS Levinson, Amara Das Wilhelm, Safe Schools Coalition, and/or Wikipedia. If you wish to edit an item or add an item, please send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!)