Monday, June 2, 2008

I can sing a rainbow

I've toyed around with the notion of having color be a monthly theme for the mouse. when ched suggested "orange" be the first theme for theme thursday, I realized resistance is futile. june is the perfect month for the mouse to celebrate color! is there any month as colorful as june? here on the north coast, I believe not!

coincidentally june is unofficially recognized as pride month by the glbt community. many communities, including cleveland hold special events, including marches to celebrate diversity and call attention to the continual struggle against defamation and expanding the concept of human rights to all people.

remember this 1969 version of I can sing a rainbow by the dells:


photo: rainbow flag flying in tandem with the cleveland city flag, cleveland city hall - june 2007.

8 comments:

Reya Mellicker said...

I love color! Celebrate it, yes please.

Nice rainbow flag in the pic. I'm pro-rainbow, and I vote!

dennis said...

Dennis did not know it was pride month!

Lee's River said...

will proudly impersonate an Orange on Thursday

WAT said...

This is one of the nicest posts ever. It tugs at my heart strings a bit to read of society's slow but sure acceptance of other humans.

Y have we wasted so much time being so divisise I wonder, and why do some continue this terrible pattern in so many parts of the world still?

Seraphine said...

I love that, rights for all people. When one group of people is denied the basic rights applied to everyone else, it's unfair. In the end, nobody's rights are secure unless everyone's basic rights are guaranteed without regard to race, creed, color, orientation or gender.

lettuce said...

hello kimy

your blog always makes me feel better

:oD

(and i love the quote in the previous)

mouse (aka kimy) said...

hugs everyone!!

Bob Dylan said...

Everyone has to join in and do something to give all gays the right to marry. Kenji Yoshino wrote an article for the NYT on Sunday

he said "If more straights could come to see marriage as a universal right that belongs to all human beings, that would, indeed, be a convergence of interest."

He also quotes Derrick Bell who noted that civil rights for black only really took off when whites got interested and involved in it.

Straights must get truly involved in this issue.