Happy Pride Month from the Cathedral! The Cathedral has always stood tall in support of our LGBT+ community members, and we will always stan…

Happy Pride Month from the Cathedral! The Cathedral has always stood tall in support of our LGBT+ community members, and we will always stand up against injustice, bigotry, or hatred.

Throughout the month, we’ll be sharing some quotes from the American Poets Corner which reflect the spirit of Pride. This quote by Herman Melville was taken from an 1851 letter written to longtime love interest Nathaniel Hawthorne. The pair spent many years and many nights in each other’s homes, “discussing the Universe with a bottle of brandy & cigars.” Great fans of each other’s writing, the two dedicated many remarkable works to the other — including Melville’s masterpiece Moby Dick which was introduced as: “In Token of My Admiration for his Genius, This Book is Inscribed to Nathanial Hawthorne.”