As the title of the post says, this neighborhood and the ones surrounding it were deemed “obsolete” by the then The National Capital Park and Planning Commission in 1950, with the recommendation that they be completely be re-faced. (Was your neighborhood “obsolete” in 1950? – Greater Greater Washington). These neighborhoods were supposed to be destroyed by a grand highway (they weren’t). They were supposed to be skipped over for Metro access (they weren’t due to community activism). They were supposed to be neglected by city administrators who lived in places very far away, with different ideas about diversity and inclusion (they were). Continue reading→
Thanks to Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States (@KPMidAtlantic) for being a platinum sponsor of both events.
Washington, DC is not just the nation’s capital. It’s the capital of a world learning to love better. It’s why we’re here. Continue reading→
Several people have asked me if I photoshopped this. I took it at sunset at the beach at Herzliya, Israel (@CityofHerzliya), which is a central part of the “Silicon Wadi” (Hebrew for “Silicon Valley”), where some/most of the largest tech companies in the world operate. If you’re using a computer to read this, the microprocessor inside it was likely designed in Israel. Continue reading→
Surfers leaving the beach. Sunset. Tel Aviv, Israel.
For the Transgender Health Meet and Greet which we hosted recently, I leveraged my recently acquired photoshop skills to create nametags that support pronouns.
I’m embedding the template in multiple formats, with instructions below. The document is Creative Commons licensed like everything on this blog – use it, edit it, brand it, make sure it helps other people succeed in life. If you don’t use it to help other people succeed, then the license to use is immediately revoked.
Summer in Washington, DC. Thanks for keeping us safe.
We’re going to be here for the LGBTQ community at pride celebrations all summer long. And then we’re going to be here for the LGBTQ community for your whole life, even when pride is over, every day, forever.