June is Pride Month, when the world's LGBTQ communities come together and celebrate the freedom to be themselves. The original organizers chose this month to pay homage to the Stonewall uprising in June 1969 in New York City, which helped spark the modern gay rights movement. Most Pride events take place each year in June, although some cities hold their celebrations at other times of the year. Being someone who has lived in Brooklyn for the last 10 years I have celebrated PRIDE month in New York City many times. Pride events welcome all allies from outside the LGBTQ community. They are opportunities to show support, to observe, listen and be educated. Now more than ever bringing this community to the forefront during the month of June is the least we can do to support our neighbors, family, and friends who are a part of the LGBTQ community. The virtual NYC PRIDE rally is scheduled for June 26th. So join the celebration of diversity and the LGBTQ community throughout the month of June, and especially on the 26th. I know I'll be showing my support…
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Hooray For Hollywood!
Social distancing, protective gear, daily testing and coronavirus safety officers are at the forefront of recommendations submitted to state governments on Monday from Disney, Netflix, CBS and other top movie and TV studios in order to restart the entertainment industry. This is just another sign of the country finally getting back to normal after the effects of the COVID-19 virus and I'm all for it. I'm a huge fan of the movie and TV industry and having been waiting on some new pictures and shows for months. There will also be a huge ripple effect of the restart of the entertainment industry by putting many people back to work in support industries such as craft services, stage and set crews, and talent and marketing agencies which is nothing but a huge positive. So pop open that bottle of Pepsi, fire up the microwave popcorn and get ready for a brand new wave of movies and TV shows that entertain us on a daily basis. Movie night anyone??
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For the first time in over a decade the United States Space Program sent a crew aboard a manned space craft into orbit. The SpaceX ship manned by NASA astronauts Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley and Chris Cassidy took flight on Saturday and headed straight for the International Space Station. The 2 day flight to the I.S.S was a breeze for the astronauts taking in the amazing sights of space for first time. The astronauts plan on making space their home for about 6 months while performing experiments and running tests to further our knowledge of space. It's milestones like this that will hopefully take our minds off of the chaotic news events of the day. Hopefully moving forward into the summer months events like this will dominate the news and not the negativity that we have been accustomed to recently. So the next time you look up into the night sky wave hello to a few fellow Americans who have braved the great unknown of space. I'm sure they will appreciate it.
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