Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Track List - The National Coming Out Day Ride, Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 9:00am

1. I'm Coming Out (video) - Diana Ross
2. Unholy (video) - Sam Smith featuring Kim Petras
3. Express Yourself (video) - Madonna
4. We Are The Night (video) - Steve Grand
5. I Got My Pride (remix) - Pepper Mashay
6. Proud - Heather Small
7. Raise Your Glass (video) - Pink
8. Perfect (remix) - Pink
9. The Wings (Love Theme from Brokeback Mountain Soundtrack) - DJs Manny Lehman, Tony Moran & Warren Rigg
10. I Just Wanna Dance (video) - Alison Jiear (from "Jerry Springer: The Opera")(Manny Patel Equality Mix 2013)
Cool Down:
11. Sally's Pigeons (video) - Cyndi Lauper
12. Who You Are - Jessie J
13. You Are Everything - Vanessa Williams
14. Rise (from the Glee Television Soundtrack) - Glee Cast

Today is National Coming Out Day, an annual LGBT awareness day observed on October 11, to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in "coming out of the closet". National Coming Out Day was inspired by a single march. 500,000 people participated in the March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights on October 11, 1987, generating momentum that lasts to this day. First celebrated in the United States in 1988, the initial idea was grounded in the most basic form of activism being coming out to family, friends and colleagues, and living life as an openly lgbt+ person. The founders belief was that homophobia thrives in an atmosphere of silence and ignorance and that once people know that they have loved ones who are lesbian or gay, they are far less likely to maintain homophobic or oppressive views. So I chose to play several songs in today's class that I often play during June, Pride Month. My hope is that everyone who chooses to come out makes that decision on their own and in their own way. Coming out is such a personal journey and is different for everyone. Because we are all different. Today is not a day in which you try to "out" someone, but rather, to let anyone in your life know that you are there for them, in support of them, love them, and will fight to change the world so that it is a better and more equitable place for all of us. Because ultimately that is what we want. Equal rights. Not special rights. Equal rights. So that we can all live in peace, with love for everyone and understanding by everyone!

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