Saturday, June 11, 2016

Pride Month Song of the Day - Listen to the People - Martha Wash

Today is kind of a sad day on Long Island.  You see, throughout the month of June, LGBT Pride Parades and festivals take place virtually each weekend day somewhere around the world.  Now the one in New York City is one of the grandest anywhere, but we here on Long Island have had our own reputation for being one of the largest suburban celebrations of pride anywhere.  For the past 24 years, Long Island's Pride Parade and ensuing celebration have taken place in the town of Huntington, and though there will be a celebratory festival at Heckscher State Park today, the parade is no more, much to the chagrin of this writer and many other angry LGBT residents of both counties.

I think I will save this story for John's World later on, but for now let's suffice it to say that the cancellation of this year's L.I. Pride Parade, citing security and logistical concerns, is an absolute travesty.  Many of those who are as angry as I have organized a boycott of today's festivities and will have their own parade in the gay-friendly town of Sayville tomorrow, June 12th.  In my opinion, this is a classic struggle between politicos and people, and like in many other types of instances like this, maybe the politicos should have listened to the people...

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