Thanks for publishing my photo of #ProtectTransWomen @TheConversationUS, in Everyday makers defy populists’ false promise to embody ‘your voice’

2017.03.15 #ProtectTransWomen Day of Action, Washington, DC USA 01530
2017.03.15 #ProtectTransWomen Day of Action, Washington, DC USA 01530 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for publishing my photograph, The Conversation (@TheConversationUS) on this piece on populism. It was taken on an extremely cold day in Washington, DC at an event, the #ProtectTransWomen Day of Action (see: Photo Friday: Are Patients Human Beings? (Answer is YES) #TDOV Washington, DC USA)

The description in the article fits the leaders I spent time with that day. Very exceptional. Rest of the photos from that day are below.

The only exceptional leaders we need today are the ones who help us to govern and take care of ourselves.Source: Everyday makers defy populists’ false promise to embody ‘your voice’

Thanks for publishing my photo, @WTOP in DC’s biggest gay nightclub, Town Danceboutique, closing next year

2017.06.08 Pride DC People and Places, Washington DC USA 6127
2017.06.08 Pride DC People and Places, Washington DC USA 6127 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for publishing my photo @WTOP . Venues like this one have an important place in making people feel safer and accepted in their true identities. It explains part of the significance of the murder of 49 people at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016.

Town Danceboutique, the largest LGBTQ night club in Washington, will close July 1, 2018 to make way for a new residential development.

Source: DC’s biggest gay nightclub, Town Danceboutique, closing next year | WTOP

Thanks for publishing my photos: Rainbow in the Flickr pool – Greater Greater Washington

2017.06.06 Pride DC People and Places, Washington DC USA 6072
2017.06.06 Pride DC People and Places, Washington DC USA 6072 (View on Flickr.com)

2017.06.10 Painting of #DCRainbowCrosswalks Washington, DC USA 6422
2017.06.10 Painting of #DCRainbowCrosswalks Washington, DC USA 6422 (View on Flickr.com)

Enjoy a few of the most striking new images from the Greater and Lesser Washington Flickr pool, showcasing the best and worst of urbanism and the Washington, DC region. 

Source: Rainbow in the Flickr pool – Greater Greater Washington(@ggwash)

The above photos go with series that show the diversity of the most inclusive city in the world (Washington, DC). For the first one, this series on rainbow flags in the nation’s capital.

For the second one, this series on DC Rainbow Crosswalks, including the first transgender pride crosswalk in the United States.

Enjoy.

Photo Friday: Equality March for Unity and Pride, Washington, DC USA

2017.06.11 Equality March 2017, Washington, DC USA 6513
2017.06.11 Equality March 2017, Washington, DC USA 6513 (View on Flickr.com)

This week’s photograph was taken in Washington, DC (of course), and is of the moment the Equality March for Unity and Pride (@EqualityMarch17) started.

The very start of a march (as of this year I have seen many) is a very impactful, moving, moment, and this was no exception. What I felt was the strong intention for LGBTQ+ communities to control their destiny. See for yourself in the photos below.

The image below is a reminder that the most powerful voices are the ones from the future.

2017.06.11 Equality March 2017, Washington, DC USA 6576
2017.06.11 Equality March 2017, Washington, DC USA 6576 (View on Flickr.com)

Mobilizing LGBTQ+ communities, our loved ones and our allies – with particular focus on those who have been actively silenced and neglected – in the fight to affirm and protect our rights, our safety and our full humanity.Equality March 2017

Thanks for publishing my photo, @Popville in at the end of the day Love is Love – Photos from Pride Part One

2017.06.10 Painting of #DCRainbowCrosswalks Washington, DC USA 6422
2017.06.10 Painting of #DCRainbowCrosswalks Washington, DC USA 6422 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for publishing my photo PopVille (@PopVille). It’s of one of the seven rainbow, and one transgender pride flag crosswalks painted in Washington, DC. Posting on that separately.

Source: Love is Political, Love is Controversial, but at the end of the day Love is Love – Photos from Pride Part One | PoPville

Photo Friday: Where crosswalks are inclusive, too. Washington, DC USA

2017.06.09 DCRainbowCrosswalks, Washington, DC USA 6230
2017.06.09 DCRainbowCrosswalks, Washington, DC USA 6230 (View on Flickr.com)

Washington, DC continues to lead the United States in promoting inclusion for all. It’s why we say that in the last century, as another State went, so went the nation. In this century, it’s “As Washington, DC goes, so goes the nation.” Our Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) calls it the most inclusive city in the world. I call it the capital of a world learning to love better.

Today’s photograph is of the first rainbow crosswalk. Tomorrow we will paint the first transgender pride flag crosswalk in the United States. Because we are DC 🙂 .

Saturday afternoon, June 10, 2017, seven temporary rainbow colored crosswalks and one representing the transgender pride flag will debut along 17th Street NW, in the heart of the traditional LGBTQ neighborhood of the nation’s capital. A community-led initiative, the crosswalks are designed to be a highly visible symbol of Washington, D.C.’s long-standing place as a welcoming city for LGBTQ residents and visitors.

Today a press preview event was held with Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, her LGBTQ staffers and appointees, community members, and regional TV and print media. One of the crosswalks was painted in advance to preview to TV and print media of the D.C.,Maryland,Virginia, Area.

– Randy Downs, Dupont Circle ANC 2B05

#DCRainbowCrosswalks #Unapologetically360 #LGBTQvisibility #DCTransgenderPrideCrosswalk coming next 🙂 #theta360 – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

More photos below, enjoy the future.