Art by Paul Richmond
All The Colors:
This art piece is inspired by the idea of the community center as an intersection point for everyone – a place for connection with each other, with ourselves, and with the community. Our diversity is one of our greatest strengths. All The Colors celebrates that by portraying a broad sampling of subjects woven together with prismatic stripes that reference all the various Pride flags comprising our colorful rainbow. Representation matters, and while it’s impossible to represent everyone from the LGBTQ+ spectrum in a single art piece, I tried to select diverse models so that everyone who sees the piece will know they are welcome, they are perfect just as they are, and they always have a place here.
Dedication to the memory of Jamey Rodemeyer
James T. Rodemeyer (March 21, 1997 – September 18, 2011) was an American teenager known for his activism against homophobia and his videos on YouTube to help victims of homophobic bullying. His suicide was attributed to constant bullying, and led to the proposal of new cyberbullying legislation.
On February 25, 2012, Michael Knote started a memorial page for Jamey after watching a news story about him. He founded a Facebook page and non-profit organization called “Have a Gay Day”, referring to the double meaning of the word “gay”—”homosexual” and “cheerful”. In 2012,
New Stories Surrounding Have A Gay Day