Ignorance is something I come across every so often. My son has autism and some people will never understand him, or the way we act when dealing with him and supportting him. Because they don't know enough, they are ignorant.
I know that the brief for today was about what LGBT means to me.
There is something I can not get out of my head. It was an event that happened forty years ago that I didnt know about. Learning about the history of the GLBT movement gives me reminders of how far the GLBT community has come.
I clicked on a piece of news the other day, a forty year anniversary of an event in LGBT history that I didnt even know about. A fire in an upstairs room where a group of people were attending a church meeting in the french quarter of New Orleans. The fire was started deliberatley but the most likely suspect was never charged.
Wikipedia sums this up with the black and white details: “On Sunday, June 24, 1973, the final day of Pride Weekend, a group of members of the Metropolitan Community Church, a pro-LGBT Protestant denomination, held services inside the club, located on the second floor of a three-story building at the corner of Chartres and Iberville Streets. The MCC was the United States' first gay church, founded in Los Angeles in 1969. After the service, the club hosted free beer and dinner for 125 patrons. At the time of the evening fire, some 60 people were listening to pianist David Gary perform and discussing an upcoming MCC fundraiser for the local Crippled Children’s Hospital.”
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