Tuesday 29 September 2015

Aram + Ashot, Hovul + Ruben - from Armenian grammar book to inscriptions on Berlin wall

Couple of days ago I saw on Twitter this extract from the Armenian grammar book that teaches an example of combining two male names to create a new name, apparently: Aram + Ashot

I thought this was pretty hilarious on so many levels. This instantly reminded me of what I saw on Berlin wall recently: Hovul + Ruben (in Armenian).

Here we are. 'Gay propaganda' all the way from Yerevan to Berlin :))

The Stonewall Inn... Place, where Pride began

The Stonewall Inn, NYC. Always fills me up with emotions. Always takes me back to the time when I was not born yet. Time which would have a lasting impact not only on the history of rights movement "[the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States" and beyond], but as such a very deep personal impact too.

Happy to learn that "In June 2015, the Stonewall Inn received official landmark status from the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission for its role as the catalyst of the LGBT movement. It is the first landmark in New York City that has been recognized because of its status in LGBT history."

 *Stonewall Place, NYC
*Gay street, NYC