Sunday, June 26, 2011


My friend Doug (Counterlight) and his Michael

I am proud to know Doug and my other LGTB friends, who are far too numerous to mention. I have not met Michael, but I hope to one day. I love you all, and I wish you a great day, whether you join the crowds at parades, or attend parties, or spend the day quietly at home. Mwah, mwah, mwah!

Thanks to Counterlight for letting me borrow his pictures.


  1. Thank you Mimi,

    Today, Juan Carlos and I will attend the English Mass (out of the Book of Common Prayer) behind the locked doors of a colonial era RC Church...isn´t life amazing, the persecuted may still not be fully accepted but we´ve come up and out from the crypt...Happy Pride Day-- it won´t go un mentioned in the prayers of the people in Central America today!

  2. Happy Pride Day to you dear Mimi.

    It's your day too-

    those six radiant bars of our flag of inclusivity include my personal Queen of the South too.

    As a deceased friend once preached: the invitation of the Rainbow Flag is like the ever- outstretched arms of the Holy Spirit- for everyone, whether they want it or not.

    So Happy Pride dear Mimi

    je t'embrace

  3. ...isn´t life amazing

    It is, indeed, Leonardo. You and Juan Carlos pray well and pray for me.

    David, your lovely comment brought tears to my eyes.

    Happy Pride Day to me!

  4. Mimi, thank you for posting this pic of Doug and "his Michael, I love his blog and his sense of humor and often have tried to picture him....
    Happy Pride Day to all.


  5. Nij, Doug is a great person in real life, too. When I was in New York, I went to church with him at St Luke in the Fields in the Village and to lunch afterward - a loooong lunch with Doug and his friends from church.

  6. God bless you! And David's's your day, too!

    We all have lots to celebrate and be thankful for, especially where I am in New York!

  7. Sadly, I had to do a hospital visit after church this a.m. and so am missing out on the big parade.

    But marriage plans are in the air... ;-)

  8. Joe, indeed you New Yorkers do have much to celebrate. Blessings back to you.

    Tobias...and those making hospital visitations.

    I am beside myself with happiness to hear that you and James will finally make your relationship legal. It's about time! Of course, I realize the delay was not your doing.

  9. Thank you, Mimi. You are a true friend. I love David's
    "Queen of the South." Vivat Regina! Here's to all whose toil and suffering preceded what we are beginning to enjoy: equality.

    Mwah back atya, darlin'.

  10. I've kissed Mimi. I just thought people might like to be reminded of this fact.

  11. Doug and Michael looks great in that picture! I have enjoyed Doug's paintings, and his commentary on his Counterlight site so much. Thanks for sharing the picture. It gives me a picture in my head when I read and see his paintings and comments online.

  12. Paul, you have no idea how much I love "Queen of the South".

    Cathy, we kissed - right there in the train station, twice if I remember correctly. There we were confusing any children who may have been around, so their mamas would need a beer after explaining.

    Ciss B, imagine what it would be like to have Doug as your teacher. I have not had time to more than skim the pictures on his latest post on Florence, which is probably my favorite city in the world, but I will get to it.

  13. Right back at ya Grandmere! Mwah! Mwah! Mwah!

    Had a lovely day yesterday, and all of you were there in spirit.

    Thanks everybody!

  14. Doug, I'm glad to hear you had a wonderful day.

  15. I want to add my gratitude for Doug's wonderful posting, helping us appreciate art and art history more. He certainly enriched my trip to Florence (even though I napped through the Easter fireworks - Bill was at the edge of the Piazza del Duomo for them).


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