Monthly Archives: June 2021
Everything Possible ~ The Flirtations
Considering Matthew Shepard ~ Craig Hella Johnson
Matthew Shepard is one of uncountably many LGBTQ+ individuals murdered each year for having the temerity to be themselves. While the circumstances of Matthew’s last day are complicated, the perpetrators claimed at trial that their actions were in large part motivated by their hatred of Matthew simply because he was gay. On a remote stretch of pasture in Laramie, Wyoming, they stripped, beat, and tortured Matthew, tied him to a fence , and left him there to die, alone, freezing, slowly.
This is a selection from Considering Matthew Shepard by Craig Hella Johnson in which a part of Matthew’s story is told from the perspective of the fence to which he was tied.
Nod to the Resonance Women’s Chorus of Boulder, Colorado, for introducing me to this work through their performance of All of Us.
Learn more about The Trevor Foundation. Save a life.
If you are in crisis or know someone who is, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HELLO to 741741
I’m Gay ~ Eugene Lee Yang
Boys Will be Boys ~ Benny
Boys in the Street ~ A Great Big World
Apple’s iOS/iPadOS/WatchOS Medical ID
PSA: You should absolutely setup or update your iOS Medical ID information and select your emergency contacts right this very minute.
This feature, found in the Health app on your iPhone or iPad, makes your medical information—medications, allergies, organ donor status— available to first responders and allows calls to your emergency contacts even when your device is locked.
This could save your life. For instructions on how to setup this feature, see support.apple.com/en-us/HT207021