June 19 is Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day. This celebration honors the day in 1865 when slaves in Texas finally heard through Union Army General Gordon Granger that they were free — two months after the end of the Civil War and two and half years after the Emancipation Proclamation.
Pride is a time to celebrate who you are and who you love — yet around the world, many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people do not have equal rights and are not free to express themselves.
In 1953, Elisa’s mother and father received a beautiful vintage glass bowl as a wedding gift. This bowl became a family piece that was always full with fruit, waiting on the table every day for Elisa when she came home from school.
People may be familiar with Donate Life California’s pink dot sticker on driver’s licenses, which indicates that someone is an organ donor. But now for the whole month of April, donor registration can also occur at Goodwill of Orange County’s 24 donation sites.