40 Years Later

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.

Boston Pride 2020

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. 

Groundhog Day

The River of Pride Groundhog Day

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

The River of Pride Martin Luther King

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.