PRIDE PARADE Stockholm 2019

“Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest." Psalm 55:7

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Gilbert Baker Pride Flag

In 1977, Harvey Milk challenged Gilbert Baker, a veteran who taught himself to sew, to come up with a symbol of pride for the gay community. His response? The original Pride flag. Inspired by Judy Garland's "Over the Rainbow," these colors flew at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade celebration on June 25, 1978. Though some dispute whether Baker was the sole creator of the flag that started it all, its symbolism remains. Each color celebrates an aspect of queer Pride: Hot pink = Sex / Red = Life / Orange = Healing / Yellow = Sunlight / Green = Nature / Turquoise = Magic & Art / Indigo = Serenity / Violet = Spirit


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Psalm 55:3-9

הַקְשִׁ֣יבָה לִּ֣י וַעֲנֵ֑נִי אָרִ֖יד בְּשִׂיחִ֣י וְאָהִֽימָה׃
pay heed to me and answer me. I am tossed about, complaining and moaning

מִקּ֤וֹל אוֹיֵ֗ב מִפְּנֵ֣י עָקַ֣ת רָשָׁ֑ע כִּי־יָמִ֥יטוּ עָלַ֥י אָ֝֗וֶן וּבְאַ֥ף יִשְׂטְמֽוּנִי׃
at the clamor of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked; for they bring evil upon me and furiously harass me.

לִ֭בִּי יָחִ֣יל בְּקִרְבִּ֑י וְאֵימ֥וֹת מָ֝֗וֶת נָפְל֥וּ עָלָֽי׃
My heart is convulsed within me; terrors of death assail me.

יִרְאָ֣ה וָ֭רַעַד יָ֣בֹא בִ֑י וַ֝תְּכַסֵּ֗נִי פַּלָּצֽוּת׃
Fear and trembling invade me; I am clothed with horror.

וָאֹמַ֗ר מִֽי־יִתֶּן־לִּ֣י אֵ֭בֶר כַּיּוֹנָ֗ה אָע֥וּפָה וְאֶשְׁכֹּֽנָה׃
I said, “O that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and find rest;

הִ֭נֵּה אַרְחִ֣יק נְדֹ֑ד אָלִ֖ין בַּמִּדְבָּ֣ר סֶֽלָה׃
surely, I would flee far off; I would lodge in the wilderness;selah 

אָחִ֣ישָׁה מִפְלָ֣ט לִ֑י מֵר֖וּחַ סֹעָ֣ה מִסָּֽעַר׃
I would soon find me a refuge from the sweeping wind, from the tempest.”