The Pynes Tea Party returns with IndepenDance on Fire Island on Saturday, July 4th from 5-10 p.m. at 236 Bay Walk, Fire Island Pines, NY. This long running dance benefit on Fire Island Pines will take over 236 Bay Walk.
IndepenDance on Fire Island
Saturday, July 4th
5:00 – 10:00 PM
Fire Island Pines
All proceeds from the event this weekend will benefit the Pines Care Center, and The Trevor Project. Below is a video from Fire Island’s InderpenDance 2011 party with Tracy Young. If you happen to be out on Fire Island this weekend have fun.
Yesterday Stephen Colbert released a video mocking US Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Scalia who both dissented on the Marriage Equality ruling. Pity he didn’t take on homophobe Justice Clarence Thomas who’s absurd dissent invoked images of slavery.
“The corollary of that principle is that human dignity cannot be taken away by the government. Slaves did not lose their dignity (any more than they lost their humanity) because the government allowed them to be enslaved. Those held in internment camps did not lose their dignity because the government confined them. And those denied governmental benefits certainly do not lose their dignity because the government denies them those benefits. The government cannot bestow dignity, and it cannot take it away.”
I’m a firm believer that humor is a great way to address touchy subjects. While I doubt this video will change any minds, it is hard to argue with this Australian’s take on America’s love of guns. Much thanks to my sister Susan for sharing; just note that there are a lot of F-bombs in his monologue.
No other town captures my imagination or makes me feel as at home as Provincetown. This video from CBS gives you a glimpse of some of what Ptown has to offer and its rich cultural heritage which all of us have benefited from.
Boston Pride is in full swing so Sergio and I will be out enjoying the company of friends. A couple years ago I pulled together a video of Boston Pride Week (at least the events I attended in 2013). If you’ve never been to Boston Pride this gives you a quick look at some of the events. Have a great weekend.