Pride is in full swing here in the States as well as abroad—save Moscow, which has decided to ban Pride parades for the next 100 years.... I wonder how queers must test this ban; or, how many queers constitute a parade?
This week undoubtedly goes to the Dyke Marchers & Pride Goers of Philly, Boston, D.C., and Brooklyn and whoever else spent this weekend being RILLLY GAY.
(...and watch a clip of these Philly dykes in action HERE.)
(Editor Jenny (R) hangs out with Molly Equality Dykeman (L) at the Bk Pride Fair.)
(Raven Symone celebrated Pride in NYC yesterday at an event at the Cooper Union. Nice dyke-chains, boo.)
("Come Rain or Come Shine" says it all, doesn't it?)
This week also goes to the gay icon of gay icons—the first gay icon and my gay lesbian icon—Judy Garland, who would've been 90 this past Sunday, 10 June. Next Monday in NYC there will be a benefit for the Ali Forney Center for queer homeless youth in Judy's name, "A Night of a Thousand Judys." And you better believe I'm going to be there.
Like every women's and queer women's publication (electronically or otherwise), Velvetpark may not have ever been born if it weren't for the pioneering work done by Gloria Steinem and her colleages at Ms. Magazine, the latter of which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in existence by NYC's City Council today at 1pm.