The month of June has long been hailed as “Pride Month”, and the year 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Pride celebration. It is typically a time for the LGBTQ+ community to gather and celebrate their history and rights. But why June? To understand the origin of Pride, one must start at the beginning: The Stonewall Riots, also known as The Stonewall Uprising.
Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.
With a recent documentary as well as the upcoming film starring Tom Hanks, the iconic children's program Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood is having a renaissance moment. At H.O.M.E., we've been inspired by the show, too.
When I met Jack Lyle five years ago, he was still lifting weights and sailing regularly at age 93.
Jack was active, and fiercely independent. It seems that he had been that way his entire life, and remained that way to the end.
Jack had been a Tuskegee Airman, and we learned about his death in his obituary in early January. This Black History month, we remember him.
Who would you like to be your neighbor?
I’m with Justice Morris Pashman of New Jersey, who wrote back in 1975, “A homogeneous community, one exhibiting almost total similarities of taste, habit, custom and behavior is culturally dead, aside from being downright boring.” This is H.O.M.E.’s philosophy too, particularly when it comes to age.
March is Women's History Month. The theme this year is "NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women."
A new month…another celebration…a new lens
As we embark on a new month, we also embark on an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans that began in the mid-70s. Since then, February has been designated as Black History month, providing an opportunity to pause, reflect and recognize the pivotal role of African Americans in U.S. history.