On March 13th of 2011, sitting in from the rain in Oakland, California, I received a SKYPE while sitting in a coffee shop, all the way from South Africa. It was Melanie Nathan, a feminist activist who spends much of her time trying to raise awareness and end the human rights violations of lesbians with the criminal lesbian rape therapy which in pockets of the African community is used to “cure” these women to become heterosexual. When I answered the phone she made an announcement she had someone special for me to meet. It was the creator of the LGBT Flag of South Africa, Hugh Brockman. It was a very big honor to me since it was also the home of Nelson Mandella and a place where Mahatma Ghandi began his political activist career. I was excited to learn their LGBT flag was being brought to me, personalized by Melanie and Hugh for my journey across America. There were times I was suppose to receive it and it had been complicated in the mail and with my location changing everyday that the mail was not received. My heart today is overjoyed as I received the flag with two Nelson Mandella medallions. I am immensely grateful. I feel warm inside and very loved today. I cannot say much for the US Congress and Senate and the President of the United States of America today. I stand in solidarity for full civil rights for all Americans with the people of South Africa, the only Constitution in the world, post Apartheid, that includes gay and lesbian South Africans.
I am very grateful my local legislature said such kind words. The American Equality Bill and the Pledge for Full LGBT Equality takes on more listeners. Wonderful.
Approved by The Coachella Valley Weekly, I would like to thank their publisher, Tracy, for running this article this week. There have been people who have read it that feel very proud and enjoyed the piece.
Coachella Valley Weekly http://coachellavalleyweekly.com/local-man-walks-rainbow-flag-across-america-by-richard-noble/
Walk Across America for Gay Civil Rights
On behalf of the 56th California State Assembly District we would like to commend Richard Noble’s outstanding dedication to civil rights. Your Walk Across America has advanced the cause of full sexual orientation and gender identity rights. What began as your solo walk caring the Rainbow flag has evolved into the Pledge For Full LGBT Equality. We would like to recognize your tremendous impact to promote civil rights that will be marked by history.
V. Manuel Perez
56th Assembly District
Pope Benedict XVI denounces gay marriage in his Christmas message saying ‘manipulation of nature’ will put future of mankind at stake
I denounce Pope Benedit XVI at this time as the head of the Catholic Church.
To insult the divinity of man and woman is an evil teaching and individuals must RUN from it. The Pope, through ignorance of God has breeded hate and faction within the Church and his statements are ill.
‘Man and woman as created realities, as the nature of the human being, no longer exist. Man calls his own nature into question. From now on he is merely spirit and will.’
Sai Baba, teacher and modern embodiment of God goes on to say we are ALL embodiments of love. We are in fact, God.
“There are learned scholars who spend a good deal of time in arguing that this form of God is superior to the other. This delusion has caused great harm. The truth is that each reveals a certain phase of Divinity. The comparison itself diminishes the integrity of any scholar! Anyone who has reverence for God, would not attempt at intellectually estimating the power of the Lord, they would, in fact, earnestly try to get an intuitive experience of the Divine! Harmony is the test of any religious outlook; if it breeds hate or faction or pride, the outlook is definitely evil. Keep away from these, if you are interested in your spiritual practice. “
GAY TRAVEL GURU.
For months I have been applying myself and my skill to this application process. I am blessed to be in the TOP 30 semi-finalists. There are a lot of wonderful people involved. It has taken everything I have to get this far. Last time we were told a few days ago, I was number 15 in the voting process. I want to thank Tony and Trio restaurant for sponsoring my Skydive which was incredible because all the mountains that surround the Coachella Valley and the greater Palm Springs area were visible from 2 miles high. WOW! Everyone in town from The Center of the Desert to Bulldog Bill on KNEWS have been remarkably kind. Here are a few links you might enjoy. Yours in light and in love. GURU
I was very fortunate to be a guest at Palm Springs PRIDE Parade this year. Trinty walked too!
I am very proud to have my name added to the list of Men of the Year for 2012. It’s great honor.