Buy the book here: Born to Run
Buy the book here: Born to Run
From HRC: Every year on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally. Today, Oct. 11, 2016, we mark the 28th anniversary of National Coming Out Day.
28 years ago, on the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, we first observed National Coming Out Day as a reminder that one of our most basic tools is the power of coming out. One out of every two Americans has someone close to them who is gay or lesbian. For transgender people, that number is only one in 10.
Coming out - whether it is as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or allied - STILL MATTERS. When people know someone who is LGBTQ, they are far more likely to support equality under the law. Beyond that, our stories can be powerful to each other.
In honor of National Coming Out Day, HRC honors all who have come out as LGBTQ or as a straight ally for equality – that takes bravery, and we commend you.Every person who speaks up changes more hearts and minds, and creates new advocates for equality.
Watch HRC's National Coming Out Day 2016 video:
Incredible & riveting political statement as @u2's Bono creates a pseudo conversation with @realDonaldTrump in a surprise set at Dreamfest! pic.twitter.com/Aeq5tXXBGP— Marc Benioff (@Benioff) October 6, 2016
Speaking at UCLA today on Art and Social Justice. Brought my #BlackLivesMatter inspired painting along. Excited to share my thoughts and experiences with the N250 class. Thanks to Dr Pavlish and my alma mater for making me feel at home.
|Dad (General Robert J. Chadwick USMC)|
photo courtesy USMC
Fun exhibit of Elvis-themed art at @lrossgallery -- "One in a Million." Review here >> https://t.co/UM4fgaUKUZ pic.twitter.com/EehKYQ3ug3— GoMemphis (@GoMemphis) August 9, 2016
Elvis Presley (Suspicion)
36”x36” oil on linen 2016
In the Exhibition:
One in a Million
August 2 - 27, 2016
Reception 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, August 5, 2016.
5040 Sanderlin, Suite 104, Memphis, Tennessee 38117
"Thank you for this incredible journey.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 28, 2016
Let’s keep it going.
God bless the United States of America!" —@POTUS https://t.co/pgv3aUXdle
30"x24" oil on linen 2014
|The Business of Fancydancing leads Gene Tagaban (Aristotle Joseph), Michelle St. John (Agnes Roth), and Evan Adams (Seymour Polatkin), with writer/director Sherman Alexie.photo by Lance Muresan|
Courtesy Washington State Magazine
"Canoe Journey gatherings are rich in meaning and cultural significance. Canoe families travel great distances as their ancestors did and participating in the journey requires physical and spiritual discipline. At each stop, canoe families follow certain protocols, they ask for permission to come ashore, often in their native languages. At night in longhouses there is gifting, honoring and the sharing of traditional prayers, drumming, songs and dances. Meals, including evening dinners of traditional foods, are provided by the host nations.When Europeans began exploring the region, the tribes were used to meeting and welcoming strangers who arrived by boat. Sadly, the Europeans did not understand the hospitality culture of the coastal tribes as the tribes were displaced over the next two centuries. The canoe culture, as practiced by the Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest, had all but disappeared until the Canoe Journey events began to grow in the 90’s. Techniques of canoe making and use had largely vanished and fewer and fewer tribal people knew how to pull a traditional canoe. Now...a new tradition is well into the making and a cultural resurgence is underway."
The Salish Sea is a 6,500 square mile ecosystem consisting of the Puget Sound Basin (US) and the Georgia Basin (Canada).
"The Nisqually River Council’s Nisqually Watershed Stewardship Plan (NWSP) recognizes that community wellness is a key component of creating a sustainable watershed. We embrace the people who live in the Nisqually watershed, their sense of identity and responsibility that has existed for generations. Strong communities require, among other things, access to the arts and high community health indicators. Paddle to Nisqually represents a unique opportunity to highlight the many efforts the Nisqually Tribe makes to promote community wellness, including a culture free of drugs and alcohol, access to traditional and healthy foods, and close ties to Nisqually heritage."Looking back now on that day on the ferry, I see things through the veil of my painting and the complicated history of the region. There is an accumulation of memories gathered in this Salish Sea as the Wenatchee ferry carries its passengers towards their destination. How many canoes over the centuries have traversed this same path?