ADRIAN RAVAROUR     

FOUNDER OF VANGUARD ORGANIZATION

THE AMERICAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

In 1965, Adrian started the organization Vanguard. Vanguard was possibly the first gay, youth activism group in America. Vanguard organized the “Street Sweep” demonstration where its members cleaned up trash in the dirty streets and was a catalyst for the Compton Cafeteria Riots and the Doggie Diner Sit-In. All three of these events happened three years before Stonewall.
   
 

Adrian Ravarour, Vanguard, American Catholic Church, Gus Bernadico, August Bernadicou
Adrian Ravarour, Robert Clement, Michael Itkin, Ray Broshears, Eucharistic Catholic Church

PUBLISHED ONCE IN 1970

First Sin

I wonder if the

First sin was

Looking away
pretending


I did not

Love you

 

Us

My eyes
look

To see

to touch

to hold to be

Us

This Is My Map
This is my map

My way out    

of here

I've taken the clues

on how to move

and gone

Running through circles of sun

Running through circles of sun Breathless at dawn

though still running

 

Singing pools whisper Aum

as we dance on

 

Auras spindle and weave leaving star drenched

shivering trails of love

forming our world

 

We wander

 

Running through circles of sun Running through circles of Running through circles Running through

Running