Archive for June 28th, 2009

40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots – The Birth of Gay Rights

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

40th Anniversary of Stonewall Riots
Today we honor our gay friends and family by observing, and celebrating, the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969 at the Stonewall Inn, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City.

They are frequently cited as the first instance in American history when gays, lesbians and transgenders fought back against a government-sponsored system that persecuted homosexuals, and they have become the defining event that marked the start of the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.*

Celebrate today, but remember; its back to work tomorrow for Equality!

 *wikipedia:  Stonewall riots 
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June : This Month We’re Celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month

New York State Governor David Paterson will be one of the 2009 Grand Marshals in today’s New York Gay Pride Parade (Sunday June 28, 2009)

President Obama issues Presidential Proclamation declaring June  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month! Read the Presidential Proclamation: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, 2009.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton releases statement recognizing June as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month. Read Secretary Clinton’s statement – In Recognition of Gay and Lesbian Pride Month 2009.

Yahoo News: Stonewall rebel reflects 40 years after NYC riots

Did You Know? Countdown to Independence Day 2009 (06/28)

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About America’s Independence

June 28 : 06 days to July 4th

Did you know that Americans spent more than $4.7 million on American flags in 2007?

And did you know that the vast majority of those flags — $4.3 million worth — were made in China?

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Independence Day Day (07/04)! So stop by again tomorrow.


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Did You Know? Countdown to July 2009 (06/28)

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About the Month of July

June 28 : 03 days to July

Did you know that those of you with July birthdays share your special month with…

…the late Princess Diana (July 1), actor Tom Cruise (July 3), the 30th U.S. President Calvin Coolidge (July 4), the 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush (July 6), former Beattles drummer Ringo Starr (July 7), actor Tom Hanks (July 9), novelist Ernest Hemingway (July 21), female pilot Amelia Earhart (July 24), actress Sandra Bullock (July 26), and former First Lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis (July 28)?

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the month of July! So stop by again tomorrow.

Sources: Daily Holidays on the Net, Holidaypedia: July


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(June 28) Today we're celebrating . . .  Summer Fairy Fun Day

Sunday, June 28th, 2009


Summer Fairy Fun Day
Do you or your kids love fairies? Today is your day! Dress up like fairies, or just gather with your other fairy-loving friends and sparkle some happy dust all around. This holiday is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the magical experience of being in Nature, as well.

 

 

 

 

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