My 4th Capital TransPride, Washington, DC USA

My 4th Capital TransPride, Washington, DC USA

This past weekend was my 4th (!) Capital TransPride, the second one held where the future was born in Washington, DC, at 14th and U Streets, Northwest (there’s a short history of this intersection in last year’s blog post: My 3rd Capital TransPride, Washington, DC USA).

As predicted, the room became more full, with more doctors, nurses, therapists, health leaders, and future leaders in general. Even more photographers – as you can tell, mine was not the only camera in the room, nor was it the best one 🙂 .
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Photo Friday: Liz in Love (with Washington, DC USA)

Photo Friday: Liz in Love (with Washington, DC USA)

This is the second appearance of the Liz Taylor mural on this blog. The story of the mural is in the post below.
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Photo Friday: 2016 Funk Parade, Washington, DC USA - Funk (and the future) doesn't create itself

Photo Friday: 2016 Funk Parade, Washington, DC USA – Funk (and the future) doesn’t create itself

The Washington DC Funk Parade is an annual music and art street festival held on U Street in Washington DC. It is a free, day-long event that aims to unite the community through the celebration of funk music, visual arts and the diverse cultural history of the U Street neighborhood. Continue reading→

Photo Friday: Almost Sunset, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Almost Sunset, Washington, DC USA

I’m not sure I’ve ever mentioned how gorgeous our capital city is 🙂 . Photo is facing west on 14th Street, NW. You can see the Washington Hilton in the distance on the left, the National Cathedral on the right.

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Photo: Keeping Vermont Avenue Beautiful, again, in 2016, Washington, DC USA

Photo: Keeping Vermont Avenue Beautiful, again, in 2016, Washington, DC USA

Once a year, Washington, DC residents get together to replant historic Vermont Avenue, Northwest, in the U Street Corridor. Vermont Avenue, Northwest was frequented by leaders including Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the parents of the modern day LGBTQ rights movement. More info about the history of Vermont Avenue on this blog – Thanks to Jeffrey Willis and DC-area businesses for sponsoring the beauty of our nation’s capital. Continue reading→

Photo Friday: Vermont Avenue Then and Now, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Vermont Avenue Then and Now, Washington, DC USA

This is a composite of several photos. One from the late 1990’s (maybe the year 2000?) from the Library of Congress Archive, combined with two other photographs from present day (2016).

They show a concrete and less-filled-with-hope Vermont, Avenue, with one that’s more green, and not yet grown into its sustainable self.

Following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the areas around Vermont Avenue show a city that was losing hope as it experienced a significant population decline.

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The future of LGBTQ rights was born here, too: Vermont Avenue and the Death of Tyra Hunter

The future of LGBTQ rights was born here, too: Vermont Avenue and the Death of Tyra Hunter

54 years after African Americans fought to end police brutality on this street, the LGBTQ community did the same against their public protectors, and ignited a revolution of their own.

Grimke School, 1923 Vermont Avenue, now sits abandoned, in the shadow of the African American Civil War Memorial, and next to the African American Civil War Museum. It’s about to get redeveloped, so won’t look like this for much longer.
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