More Pride events

Two items for this week: an unofficial day of judicial celebration in the U.S., rainbow architecture as part of Barcelona Pride.

National Equality Day. An alert from Chris Ambidge about this calendrical coincidence yesterday:


Not actually an official holiday anywhere that I know of, but it ought to be. U.S. Supreme Court decisions on June 26th:

2003: Lawrence v. Texas: established a right of sexual privacy for consenting adults across the U.S. (thus decriminalizing same-sex sexual acts)

2013: United States v. Windsor: struck down key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act

2015: Obergefell v. Hodges: afforded full marriage equality for same-sex couples

Pride BCN 2018. This stunning photo of Antoni Gaud铆’s聽Casa Batll贸, passed on by Arne Adolfsen:


Their text:

馃寛 At Casa Batll贸 we believe in love, freedom and diversity. For this reason we participate in the Pride Barcelona parade this Saturday [June 30th] with a spectacular float where you can enjoy the incredible show of Music Has No Limits. Also tomorrow, Thursday [June 28th] from 9:00 p.m our facade will be illuminated with the rainbow flag.

More information and schedules on

On the house / social center / art gallery, from Wikipedia:

Casa Batll贸 is a building in the center of Barcelona. It was designed by Antoni Gaud铆, and is considered one of his masterpieces. A remodel of a previously built house, it was redesigned in 1904 by Gaud铆 and has been refurbished several times after that. Gaud铆’s assistants Dom猫nec Sugra帽es i Gras, Josep Canaleta and Joan Rubi贸 also contributed to the renovation project. The local name for the building is Casa dels ossos (House of Bones), as it has a visceral, skeletal organic quality.

Note that the聽Casa Batll贸 has chosen — as others have on other lgbt occasions — to use a decidedly pink hue in the place of the purple / violet stripe at the bottom of the flag. Think pink!


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