Sunday, June 30, 2013

Special Encore For A Special Pride Day

Posted while Florence was declining, I was in touch with the woman she had been in love with, involved with and in war with since they were teenagers. Today, with gay marriage now legal in New York State and honored by the highest court of our country, I wonder what their life would have been like if only the world had loved their love as they had.

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THE LIONESSES RULE THE PRIDE


1982
All the other gay seniors rode. In the convertible, on the bus, in wheelchairs.

But not Florence.

She walked.

She was in her 60s. She had waited her entire life to walk down a street as who she really was. And she wasn't going to give up that walk for anybody or anything.

3 comments:

amy ferris said...

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT BRILLIANT ABSOLUTELY. THANK YOU. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for writing this so perfectly.

Marty Wombacher said...

Loved this! Thanks for posting it, what a great photo!

Goggla said...

Beautiful.