Thank you to all the mom’s and mother figures who have been a positive role model for us.
April 24th, 1980 – April 24th, 2020
Should the world not have turned, we would have come together today to recognize Ken Horne, and that today marks 40 years of progression against the stigma and health risks of HIV/AIDS.
April 24, 1980 San Francisco resident Ken Horne is reported to the Center for Disease Control with Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS). Later in 1981, the CDC would retroactively identify him as the first patient of the AIDS epidemic in the US.
As has been said in the first months of Coronavirus quarantines and public panic, for many This is Not Our First Pandemic. Rest assured, we will in the near future come together with all of you, both to mark this occassion and continue to raise funds for the amazing work Frannie Peabody does. Until then, stay healthy, and stay strong. We need not be under the same roof to remain together. — with Ren Morrill.
Your health and safety is a priority for us. We will keep you informed of The River of Pride and The Unity Pride Flag’s 2020 event schedule as we learn more.
We’re heading to Boston Pride to celebrate their 50th pride march this year!!
Join us in as The River of Pride and The Unity Pride Flags take part on Saturday June 13th.
Happy Valentine’s Day to you and remember We Seen You, We Heard You and You’re Loved!!
St Patrick is one of Ireland’s patron saints and many Americans with Irish ancestry remember him on March 17. Patrick’s Day is fixed on March 17
Punxsutawney held its first Groundhog Day in the United States in the 1800s. The first official trek to Gobbler’s Knob was made on February 2, 1887. It is said that Punxsutawney Phil (the groundhog) was named after King Phillip. Tradition has it that if the groundhog sees its shadow on February 2 it will be frightened by it and will then return to its burrow, indicating that there will be 6 more weeks of winter. If it does not see its shadow, then spring is on the way.
Martin Luther King was an important civil rights activist. He was a leader in the movement to end racial segregation in the United States. His most famous address was the “I Have A Dream” speech. He was an advocate of non-violent protest and became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He was assassinated in 1968.
Deborah Batts – 1994 was the first openly gay or lesbian United States federal judge (United States District Court for the Southern District of New York)