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marilyn sands commented on Tommi Avicolli Mecca's blog post my pride
"Right to the point & a truly heartfelt message to those who tend to make some lives less than.  "
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"terrific"
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greenheron commented on Tommi Avicolli Mecca's blog post my pride
"Big parade today in my town, without any corporate crappity, thankfully. The local bank had a float, but weren't trying to cash in. They do this with breast cancer too, and it makes me crazy. Walking up and down the supermarket aisle in October…"
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JMac1949 Today commented on Tommi Avicolli Mecca's blog post my pride
"Most excellent.  R&L"
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Tommi Avicolli Mecca commented on Tommi Avicolli Mecca's blog post my pride
"yep, I'm with you...their agendas are usually about making money or getting elected or getting ahead and leaving the rest of us behind..."
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Safe Bet's Amy commented on Tommi Avicolli Mecca's blog post my pride
"Of all the things I despise (and its a long list), pinkwashing is in the top 3.  Like you I fucking EARNED my pride and I'll be damned if I will willingly let people abuse it or use it to promote their agendas (which usually suck)."
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Of walls and more walls

by Tommi Avicolli MeccaYesterday, I was heading to the post office from my office via my usual short cut. I was in a rush to get there before it closed.Suddenly, I noticed a shiny new black iron fence in front of me. There was no way around it. I had to walk two blocks out of my way to get to where I wanted to go.It was obvious why that fence was there.In recent years, that area has had a lot of homeless encampments. Someone in their infinite cluelessness probably decided that an iron fence…See More
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"You're right. The walls are proposed for similar irrational reasons. "
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"R&L"
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"Sure, Jonathan. Thanks."
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I am a writer, performer, singer/songwriter, activist and general rabble rouser whose works include several produced plays ("the aching in god's heart" was the last), four books ("Smash the Church, Smash the State: the early years of gay liberation" is the latest), countless articles, and songs (which you can hear at youtube.com/avimecca. Writing has always been my lifeline, keeping me sane in an insane world. I've been tapping away on the keyboard since I was 10 and writing plays for the neighborhood kids to perform. I'm southern Italian, queer, radical, atheist and tired of labels. LOL.
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my pride

Posted on June 24, 2017 at 9:30am 7 Comments

MY PRIDE

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

© 2017

My pride is not a commodity

it has no corporate sponsors

no bank account 

no value on the stock…

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Of walls and more walls

Posted on March 9, 2017 at 8:31am 5 Comments

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Yesterday, I was heading to the post office from my office via my usual short cut. I was in a rush to get there before it closed.

Suddenly, I noticed a shiny new black iron fence in front of me. There was no way around it. I had to walk two blocks out of my way to get to where I wanted to go.

It was obvious why that fence was there.

In recent years, that area has had a lot of homeless encampments. Someone in their infinite cluelessness…

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I STAND WITH THEM

Posted on February 8, 2017 at 9:00am 8 Comments

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Even though Ivanka Trump and hubbie Jared Kushner apparently convinced Daddy Dearest not to overturn the pro-LGBTQ executive order that was enacted by former president Barack Obama in 2014, I do not stand with Ivanka and Jared. I stand with them.

Even though in his statement, he, whom I call Not My President, said that he was “determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community,” I do not stand with him. I stand with…

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If we let them massacre the truth, we live in their reality

Posted on February 4, 2017 at 10:32am 4 Comments

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

I grew up in their version of reality. 

In the 50s, Communism was evil and Capitalism was good. Free speech was censoring movies, books and TV, and questioning students on college campuses. Queers and trans people were sick and perverted, a threat to truth, justice and the American way. A commie lurked around every corner. 

In Catholic school, sex education was telling us not to…

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At 8:45am on September 30, 2015, Kenny1948 said…

Thanks Tommi!

At 10:42am on December 9, 2012, lorianne said…

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