GetEQUAL is now in the game. Pledge for OUR version of a full federal equality bill soon to be released. Todd and Heather working it out. I have to let go and get over my mad resentment towards Get EQUAL and what I see as an ERA dominating strategy on equality. We are all EQUAL.
Met some fun people. Landed in Del Rio, Texas and an hopefully ready to begin the south east journey tomorrow. Camping at Ramada Inn park after clearing it with front desk. Picked up a few Western Unions. Visited the post office today. Might have problem spider bite on ankle. Waiting till morning to see worsening symptoms. I might know the spiritual reason and corrected myself with offering and prayer to Great Spirit. Temps are good.
Thanks too Ben Good Buffalo was able to make it to Rapid City for bus ride due south. We visited the Bad Lands. Sad history with the Sioux. They are a very resilient people. Letting go of Graham. He shows no lasting interest. It was too good to be true. Got a call from Rez friend great grandma. Nice to have her checking on me.
Got a random phone call from reporter here in town via a Twitter posting not done by me. That’s a first. The idea of cops bugging me again. There’s rules and paranoia everywhere and it’s ruining my American life and practicing mind control by chanting ancient Hindu mantra. Charles Manson started the fears in American life and quite honestly I’ll be glad when he’s dead. That’s just how I feel. Disappointed in Congressman Polis and his staff and now even Todd is selling the AEB short somewhat. There has been wide acceptance of leaving the transvestite language out of the AEB but something I will stand behind completely. I do not feel that being a transvestite is a bad thing simply because of some analyis of this population. Ive seen evil human rights violations even by members of the LGBT community when a transvestite doesn’t mean the Hollywood criteria of “beautiful or acceptable”. I dislike Hollywood/Ad agencies anyway. I will remain steadfast and focused. Quite honestly it’s all out of my hands now. I just want to get the Rainbow flag the rest of the way across America. Even in my hometown of Palm Springs Caleb is asked to come from Arizona to be the Grand Marshall. That’s fine. When I am done absolutely nobody will ride my cost tail. I’ve already dissolved my relationship with The HRC and the Advocate. I research from time to time on the HRC site but in the last eight months I have not gotten one phone call of support or care from any one in these organizations and they leave me sadly dissatisfied. Karen Ocamb alone will be the only reporter I talk to in the LGBT Community. The level of disrespect and abandonment to me by the majority LGBT community is more than I can take. I completely blame the Advocate for this. We have a very serious proposition in the Omnibus on the table including provisions of the AEB and our publications have done NOTHING to get the word out and raise the demand for full federal equality and Civil Rights. But you know what? There might be someone out there listening and getting hope and strength. And for then and that reason alone I march on. I give to the have nots. That’s what I want to do. All the “haves” say nothing to me. I’m cold and tired and feel discouraged and am going to bed. Good night. Sleeping a half mile from the Rio Grande. That’s pretty cool.
I hope my tent holds up due to my repair job after the dog attacked it.
I am learning the hard way that’s its always God I need to remember to give thanks to. Sometimes I only remember to give thanks to people. But it’s the ONE we all need to thank for our lives and every single thing on Earth and Earth itself. Thank you God. Thank you.
Saying Hi to Prince, the wolf at Pallette House on Rez.
Graham heading back to the Pallette House he is voluntarily building.
Taking a moment to look at the views of The Bad Lands. Stronghold after the massacre at Wounded Knee.
Inside the unfinsihed living room at the Pallette House.
Stopping by Post Office with spiritual leader Benedict Good Buffalo.
The Bad Lands of South Dakota where Ben has some property and was interested if I knew some invesors who would help at making this a tourist vacation destination.
Rapid City bus station taping boxes getting ready top head south with the Geese to begin the 1100 additional miles to complete the US crossing. Although I intend to add a few hundred more due north to walk east into Washington DC before my final party in NYC.