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Frank Sinatra – Under my skin – YouTube

Stonewall anniversary: Meet the LGBT elders of NYC



Photography Joshua Woods. Additional reporting Nicole DeMarco.

On the 28th of June 1969 a spontaneous riot outside the Stonewall Inn in New York City sparked a seismic change in gay liberation. Fifty years on, the elders of the SAGE LGBT advocacy group have a new fight on their hands.

Source: Stonewall anniversary: Meet the LGBT elders of NYC

Don’t miss the video embedded in this news story, entitled, Respect Your LGBT + Elders.  It is fabulous!!! – word pond

“Someday I’ll Love Ocean Vuong” – The New Yorker

Someday I’ll Love Ocean Vuong

by Ocean Vuong

After Frank O’Hara / After Roger Reeves

Ocean, don’t be afraid.The end of the road is so far aheadit is already behind us.Don’t worry. Your father is only your fatheruntil one of you forgets. Like how the spinewon’t remember its wingsno matter how many times our kneeskiss the pavement. Ocean,are you listening? The most beautiful partof your body is whereveryour mother’s shadow falls.Here’s the house with childhoodwhittled down to a single red tripwire.Don’t worry. Just call it horizon& you’ll never reach it.Here’s today. Jump. I promise it’s nota lifeboat. Here’s the manwhose arms are wide enough to gatheryour leaving. & here the moment,just after the lights go out, when you can still seethe faint torch between his legs.How you use it again & againto find your own hands.You asked for a second chance& are given a mouth to empty into.Don’t be afraid, the gunfireis only the sound of peopletrying to live a little longer. Ocean. Ocean,get up. The most beautiful part of your bodyis where it’s headed. & remember,loneliness is still time spentwith the world. Here’sthe room with everyone in it.Your dead friends passingthrough you like windthrough a wind chime. Here’s a deskwith the gimp leg & a brickto make it last. Yes, here’s a roomso warm & blood-close,I swear, you will wake—& mistake these walls

for skin.

“Someday I’ll Love Ocean Vuong” – The New Yorker.

Ways of Being Alien by Geoffrey O’Brien | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books

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Scarlett Johansson in Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin

Ways of Being Alien by Geoffrey O’Brien | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books.