Pingy-Dingy Wednesday – LexPride

Just a couple of years ago, LexPride came barreling into existence in Lexington, Massachusetts, with its one-word mission: EQUALITY. From working with the schools and local government to setting up a support group for LGBTQIA+ teens to establishing a Lexington Pride celebration to organizing a Lexington Transgender Day of Remembrance event and much, much more, LexPride is the organization that keeps finding more to do, and more importantly, has the energy and drive of its co-chairs and members to keep offering skilled, imaginative, politically savvy and nuanced programming and organizing.

LexPride, you get one pingy-dingy! Thank you, for your great big heart and your amazing accomplishments. Lexington, its surrounding communities, and even, perhaps, the world are the better for it!

I’m a typewriter whompin’, card catalogue lovin’ white girl from back in the day, and I yearn for a time before the covers of trade paperbacks were all squidgy, so you can imagine that I don’t actually understand what a pingback is. I do know that it can in some way be part of spreading the love, and since that’s what I’m all about at The Total Femme… every Wednesday, I pay homage to the laughter, love, and inspiration to be had elsewhere online.

At the Total Femme, my intention is to post three times a week: Meditations for Queer Femmes on Monday, Pingy-Dingy Wednesday on Wednesday and Femme Friday on Friday. Rather than play catch-up in a stressful fashion on those weeks when life prevents posting, I have decided to just move gaily forward: if I miss a Monday, the next post will be on Wednesday, and so on. Thank you, little bottle of antibiotics for inspiring me in this! (“…if it’s almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Don’t take a double dose to make up for a missed one.”)