Photo Friday: We’wha, Astronaut Sally Ride, on the LGBTQ Rainbow Honor Walk, San Francisco, CA USA

2017.11.15 San Francisco People and Places, San Francisco, CA USA 0497
2017.11.15 San Francisco People and Places, San Francisco, CA USA 0497 (View on Flickr.com)
2017.11.15 San Francisco People and Places, San Francisco, CA USA 0486
2017.11.15 San Francisco People and Places, San Francisco, CA USA 0486 (View on Flickr.com)

The photographs above were taken by me in San Francisco, CA this week (I break the rule of Washington, DC only for significant sightings ๐Ÿ™‚ ), where I got to see the brand new additions to the Rainbow Honor Walk (@RainbowWalkSF).

I immediately recognized We’wha because I was introduced to them previously via the work of Jerome Pohlen, who used one of my other photographs in his excellent book: Thanks for publishing my photo, in this lovely book: Gay & Lesbian History for Kids, by Jerome Pohlen, and I was delighted and moved to see them immorialized on the sidewalk with other people who have moved humanity forward in time and space, including Astronaut Sally Ride.

The other honorees on the sidewalk will remind generations to come the fact that diversity allows the human species to not just survive, but to thrive. It’s an important message in this part of the world, as you can see from the rest of the photos below. Always remember.

It was also a fantastic experience to walk with colleague Bianca Rey (@BiancaRey) through the landmarks of our LGBTQ past. My life would be less fulfilling if I wasn’t surrounded by these transformational leaders, past, present and future.

Additional photos below of the walk, and other leaders who I regularly call on in the future. Enjoy.

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