Photo Friday: Thanks for publishing, DCist, and the future doesn’t create itself

2017.06.19 National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC USA 6802
2017.06.19 National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC USA 6802 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for publishing my photograph @DCist, celebrating the 1 year anniversary of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (@NMAAHC).

It’s also this week’s photo friday, as a reminder that the future doesn’t create itself.

2017.06.19 National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC USA 6785
I ❤️when we support things. #BeKP kpthrive @nmaahc #lovealwayswins #EqualityEqualsHealth #TransVisibility #KPpride #activetransportation 2017.06.19 National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC USA 6785 (View on Flickr.com)

Speaking of creating the future, I got to visit the museum and took the photograph below with colleague Bianca Rey (@BiancaRey), where we showed the concept of #TransVisibility in the space. Following our visit, I had a wonderful exchange with the museum on twitter, where they showed all the places where LGB and transgender people are honored (Finding LGBTQ Material at the NMAAHC – a helpful twitter dialogue. Power of social media.

It’s great to be here, in Washington, DC, in this century to continue the tradition 🙂 .

Food trucks will be out in full force, local vendors will be pushing their handmade goods, and music and film will collide.Source: Weekend Picks: 13 Things To Do In And Around D.C. : DCist

Thanks for publishing my photo UrbanTurf DC in The Difference That Seven Years Makes in the Demographics of DC

2017.09.17 H Street Festival, Washington, DC USA 8726
2017.09.17 H Street Festival, Washington, DC USA 8726 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks again for publishing one of my photos, @UrbanTurf_DC. It’s of the recent H Street NE Festival, in Washington, DC. The festival and the DC experience over last 8 years is reflected in the data – a 14% jump in the population is very noticeable. So are the other demographic changes.

Worth noting from this excellent analysis by the @DCPolicyCenter that Washington, DC is the only major metropolitan area that’s experiencing net migration into the city. The phenomenon of people leaving the suburbs is now history. (see: Thanks for publishing my photo and wow, Migration to D.C. remains stable, but plummets for rest of region )

In light of Census data being released last week, UrbanTurf is taking a look at how the demographics of the District have changed between 2009 and now.Source: The Difference That Seven Years Makes in the Demographics of DC

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, LAWeekly, but you could have chosen better :) In Male, Female or “Nonbinary” Could Be the Choices for California IDs 

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2011 Miami Thanksgiving 6782 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks, always, for using my photos @LAWeekly. They are there to be used to help the world learn to love better.

In this case, though, I am just wondering, with all of the transgender pride flag photos I have taken, couldn’t one of those be used instead?

Like this one:

2016.06.17 Baltimore Pride, Baltimore, MD USA 6761
2016.06.17 Baltimore Pride, Baltimore, MD USA 6761 (View on Flickr.com)

Or this one, with the actual creator of the transgender pride flag, Monica Helms:

2017.06.10 Painting of #DCRainbowCrosswalks Washington, DC USA 6410
2017.06.10 Painting of #DCRainbowCrosswalks Washington, DC USA 6410 (View on Flickr.com)

Bonus points:

2017.06.10 Painting of #DCRainbowCrosswalks Washington, DC USA 6415
2017.06.10 Painting of #DCRainbowCrosswalks Washington, DC USA 6415 (View on Flickr.com)

PS. Washington, DC was first in this space (Thanks for publishing my photo, TheInkLine in Oregon allows third gender option – (Except that Washington, DC is actually the first)). Because in this century, as Washington, DC goes, so goes the nation 🙂 .

There could soon be a third choice of genders on California driver’s licenses. A proposal to allow a “nonbinary” option on IDs is on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk.

Source: Male, Female or “Nonbinary” Could Be the Choices for California IDs | L.A. Weekly

Thanks for publishing my photo, LSE USA, in Trump’s transgender ban reminds us that the US military does not float above politics | USAPP

2017.07.29 Stop Transgender Military Ban, Washington, DC USA 7731
2017.07.29 Stop Transgender Military Ban, Washington, DC USA 7731 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for publishing my photograph, LSE’s USAPP – American Politics and Policy (@LSEUSAblog), in this article about the military ban on transgender humans in the United States.

It’s nice to see that esteemed scholars like Thomas Crosbie are weighing in:

Thomas Crosbie – Royal Danish Defence College –
Thomas Crosbie is an Assistant Professor at the Royal Danish Defence College. His research focuses on state policy, particularly the agency of military organizations in shaping their social and political environments.

Noting (again) that the medical profession has already weighed in, clearly and without ambiguity, because we focus on science and health:

In July, President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that transgendered individuals would no longer be allowed to serve in the US military. Thomas Crosbie writes that there is no justifiable reaso…Source: Trump’s transgender ban reminds us that the US military does not float above politics | USAPP

Thanks for publishing my photo UrbanTurf, and more data on DC’s advantages for Amazon

2017.09.17 H Street Festival, Washington, DC USA 8723
2017.09.17 H Street Festival, Washington, DC USA 8723 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks again, @UrbanTurf_dc, for using one of my photos to illustrate this piece.

It was taken at the recent H-Street NE Festival, in a place that’s undergoing tremendous change, as you can see from these photographs I took there last week (Photo Friday: New views of H Street, NE, Washington, DC USA)

Since the topic is about a new Amazon headquarters, I thought I’d supplement my last post on the differences between where Amazon is now and Washington, DC in these areas based on recently released data:

Transportation

  • King County, Washington, car-free households: 9.7%
  • Washington, DC, car-free households: 37%
  • King County, Washington, walk-to-work: 4.7%
  • Washington, DC, walk-to-work: 12.9%

People

  • Washington State: % Transgender People: 0.62%
  • Washington, DC: % Transgender People: 2.7% (also #1 in the United States, 500% higher than New York or California)
  • Washington State, % LGBT People: 4.6%
  • Washington, DC, % LGBT People: 8.6% (also #1 in the United States)

Summary: More exceptional people who live exceptionally 🙂

UrbanTurf asked a few local industry experts for their thoughts as to how a new Amazon headquarters in the DC area would effect the housing market.Source: What Would an Amazon Headquarters Mean For DC Area Housing Market?

Thanks for Publishing My Photos Popville: H Street Fest, Amazing Once Again 

2017.09.17 H Street Festival, Washington, DC USA 8735
2017.09.17 H Street Festival, Washington, DC USA 8735 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for publishing two of my photos @Popville. I edited the title of their blog post because, you know, I’m in the health business 🙂 .

2017.09.17 H Street Festival, Washington, DC USA 8713
2017.09.17 H Street Festival, Washington, DC USA 8713 (View on Flickr.com)

Rest of the series is below. Enjoy.

Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted EytanPhoto by PoPville flickr user Miki J.More photos after the jump.Photo by PoPville flickr user kellybdcPhoto by PoPville flickr user Victoria PickeringPhoto by PoPville flickr user Ted EytanPhoto by PoPville flickr user VictSource: Photos: H Street Fest, Killing It Once Again | PoPville

Thanks for publishing my photo DCist, in Go Home Already: The Washington Monument Bisects The Sun As It Rises Twice A Year

2017.09.17 DC People and Places Washington, DC USA 8839
2017.09.17 DC People and Places Washington, DC USA 8839 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for publishing my photo @DCist. It’s from a series taken at dusk by the Washington Monument, using a borrowed, fancy camera.

The rest of the series is below. Isn’t Washington, DC Beautiful?

Enjoy.

Plus, someone wants to tear down a multi-million home, and other end-of-day news.

Source: Go Home Already: The Washington Monument Bisects The Sun As It Rises Twice A Year: DCist

Thanks for mentioning me, UrbanTurf, in The Most Interesting DC Housing Data From the American Community Survey

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04784v (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for mentioning me in this post on the latest data from the American Community Survey, Urban Turf (@UrbanTurf_dc).

The photograph used isn’t actually one I took (I don’t have a helicopter and drones are illegal in Washington, DC) – it is public domain, hosted at the Library of Congress – click through above to get to the record there and see a full size view.

Of interest, here’s what the same circle looked like in 1992, when Washington, DC was a much less walkable, bikeable place

AERIAL VIEW OF LOGAN CIRCLE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST - Logan Circle, Vermont Avenue, Rhode Island Avenue, & Thirteenth Street, Washington, District of Columbia, DC
AERIAL VIEW OF LOGAN CIRCLE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST – Logan Circle, Vermont Avenue, Rhode Island Avenue, & Thirteenth Street, Washington, District of Columbia, DC (View on Flickr.com)

Of note from the data 37% of households are #CarFreeDC, and this year’s data shows a 1% rise in the percentage of people who say they walk to work, which is now at 12.9%

Yesterday, the Census Bureau released the most recent data from the annual American Community Survey. Here’s a selection of some of the most interesting data about housing in the District of Columbia.Source: The Most Interesting DC Housing Data From the American Community Survey

Thanks for publishing my photo, D.C. Policy Center, in D.C. police staffing has declined, but service demands haven’t subsided

Shaw Neighborhood MPD Presence Washington DC USA 08619
Shaw Neighborhood MPD Presence Washington DC USA 08619 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks again, DC Policy Center (@DCPolicyCenter) for using one of my photographs to illustrate another excellent analysis.

I didn’t realize how the legacy of Washington, DC’s past is now shaping its presence with regard to public safety. The photograph was taken shortly after a 23-year old graduate student from American University was killed by a stray bullet in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC, which, along with several other shootings in the area, resulted in a significant police presence in the neighborhood.

Meeting with Brianne Nadeau in front of Shaw Metro 08897
Meeting with Brianne Nadeau in front of Shaw Metro 08897 (View on Flickr.com)

D.C. police staffing has declined, but service demands haven’t subsided – D.C. Policy CenterSource: D.C. police staffing has declined, but service demands haven’t subsided – D.C. Policy Center

Thanks for Publishing my Photo in Dear LGBTQI Travelers: These Countries Will Recognize Your Same Sex Marriage #LoveAlwaysWins – Mapping Megan

SCOTUS APRIL 2015 LGBTQ 54663
SCOTUS APRIL 2015 LGBTQ 54663 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for using my photo, Mapping Megan (@MappingMegan), and for highlighting the fact that the world is learning to love better. Agreed with one of the commenters that Australia’s absence from this list seems a little historic.

The photograph itself, taken in 2015 in Washington, DC (of course), continues to be the most viewed photograph in my collection, at over 72,000.

It is also nice to see that the photograph once again is being used to illustrate love winning, rather than love denied. Enjoy.

Ever since same-sex marriage was legalized in the Netherlands in 2001 (props to the Netherlands for always being at the front of progressive change), the legalization of same-sex marriage has snowballed throughout the world.27 countries (25 with another two pending) now legally recognize the right for same sex couples to marry, so if you’re part of the LGBTQI community, and want to travel, live overseas, or plan a destination wedding, these countries will recognize your right.Source: Dear LGBTQI Travelers: These Countries Will Recognize Your Same Sex Marriage #LoveAlwaysWins – Mapping Megan