Photo Friday: “Just Focus on Being Excellent” (The 20th Century was a long time ago and it’s not coming back)

2019.09.12 Happy Birthday Ashley, Washington, DC USA 254 24032
2019.09.12 DC People and Places, Washington, DC USA 254 24032 (View on Flickr.com)

This week’s photos were taken in Washington, DC USA (Of course) at a special event featuring CNN’s Don Lemon (@DonLemon), quoted in the title, at the @Newseum, and attended by the leadership and volunteers of @CapitalPrideDC @DCTransPride365.

The occasion was a great one to celebrate and have gratitude for the fact that (a) we’re here (b) we were helped by the courage of the people who came before us, who didn’t look like us or have the same backgrounds as we did, and for me, that the 20th Century was a long time ago, and it’s not coming back.

The 🌎 is an amazing place with people in control of their health and life destinies 🏳️‍🌈. PS, Isn’t Washington, DC beautiful?

Enjoy the photos.

2019.09.12 Rise Up A Conversation with Don Lemon, Washington, DC USA  255 72043
2019.09.12 Rise Up A Conversation with Don Lemon, Washington, DC USA 255 72043 (View on Flickr.com)

The Newseum continues its series of programs celebrating the “Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement” exhibit with an evening featuring CNN anchor Don Lemon.

The program is the latest in a series of events marking the 50th anniversary of the June 1969 police raid of New York’s Stonewall Inn and the protests that inspired the modern gay liberation movement. The “Rise Up” exhibit explores what happened at Stonewall and how it gave rise to a 50-year fight for civil rights for LGBTQ Americans.

Lemon will discuss media coverage of the gay rights movement from its early days to the present and how media coverage has helped change public views about the LGBTQ community. He will also talk about his own life and career.

2019.09.12 Rise Up A Conversation with Don Lemon, Washington, DC USA  255 72075
2019.09.12 Rise Up A Conversation with Don Lemon, Washington, DC USA 255 72075 (View on Flickr.com)
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2019.09.12 Rise Up A Conversation with Don Lemon, Washington, DC USA 255 72068 (View on Flickr.com)

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