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A Word In Edgewise: ‘Pon My Word

“A man’s word is his bond,” is a statement repeated in one form or another through centuries (and applies to women, though seldom recognized in patriarchal societies). Numbers 30:2 declares, “If a man vow a vow unto […]

A Word In Edgewise: Too Close To Home

There are so many disturbing news bytes spewing forth daily from the myriad devices that often one simply eye-rolls, mutters an expletive and scrolls on. Another red face demanding punishment be meted out to those who think/look/act/differently […]

04.25.19 LGBTQ Lobby Day 2019 Minnesota State Capitol Saint Paul MN

 

FREE Before Stonewall

Each year, our Twin Cities Pride Celebration is a dual commemoration of two monumental events: locally, the founding of FREE (Fight Repression of Erotic Expression), Minnesota’s first gay organization; and nationally, the Stonewall Riot, the […]

Skirting The Issues: Practice

I know it’s Pride Month and a time to celebrate being GLBT. By all means, go out and feel good about being queer. You’ve certainly earned it! However, I’m not in the mood to celebrate […]

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Causes

Skirting The Issues: Two Things

A few years ago, I received an email from a woman in Christiansburg, West Virginia (yes, it’s a real town) who shared about the death of the relationship between her twenty-something transgender daughter and husband. […]

A Word In Edgewise: Too Close To Home

There are so many disturbing news bytes spewing forth daily from the myriad devices that often one simply eye-rolls, mutters an expletive and scrolls on. Another red face demanding punishment be meted out to those who think/look/act/differently […]

FREE Before Stonewall

Each year, our Twin Cities Pride Celebration is a dual commemoration of two monumental events: locally, the founding of FREE (Fight Repression of Erotic Expression), Minnesota’s first gay organization; and nationally, the Stonewall Riot, the […]

Skirting The Issues: Practice

I know it’s Pride Month and a time to celebrate being GLBT. By all means, go out and feel good about being queer. You’ve certainly earned it! However, I’m not in the mood to celebrate […]

A Word In Edgewise: We Will Persist

From Socrates and Sappho and on through the centuries, homosexual men, lesbian women, and a broad spectrum in-between, have lived, loved, written, invented—and been persecuted for existing. Even as the Rainbow Community begins Pride celebrations, there are […]

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Books

Books: 631

The Darwin Affair Tim Mason Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill $27.95 Who so wants to deny Charles Darwin a knighthood, that an attempted assassination of Queen Victoria’s, attacks on Prince Albert, and multiple grisly murders are […]

Books: 629

These Truths: A History of the United States Jill Lepore Norton $39.95 Lepore, whom many have read in the pages of The New Yorker, has written a prodigious, one-volume history of the United States, carefully explaining […]

Books: 627

Second Lives, Second Chances: A Surgeon’s Stories of Transformation Donald R. Laub, M.D. ECW Press $24.95 Laub, now 83, has written a memoir embodying the energy and maverick personality that fueled his many activities over the […]

A Word In Edgewise: We Will Persist

From Socrates and Sappho and on through the centuries, homosexual men, lesbian women, and a broad spectrum in-between, have lived, loved, written, invented—and been persecuted for existing. Even as the Rainbow Community begins Pride celebrations, there are […]

Rainbow Reading

GLBT Literature is Black and White and Read All Over. “Unasked by night; I am true Love, I fill The hearts of boy and girl with mutual flame.’ Then sighing, said the other, ‘Have thy […]

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Education

A Word In Edgewise: Oppy We Hardly Knew Ye

“My battery is low and it’s getting dark,” translated the ones and zeros beamed from Mars rover Opportunity back to NASA’s flight controllers on Earth, June 10, 2018. “Oppy”, as the little rover was known […]

A Word In Edgewise: Thoughts on Black History Month

In 1926, Negro History Week, Black History Month’s precursor, was created concurrent with the February birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Co-founder Carter G. Woodson wrote, “If a race has no history, it has […]

Skirting The Issues: A Tough Crowd

Last year, training on human inclusivity across North America put me in front of more than 10,000 people. In November, I encountered what was by far my biggest challenge of the entire year: law enforcement […]

10.05.18 Out4Engineering Conference Hosted by Cargill Minneapolis MN

 

A Word In Edgewise: Good Neighbor Fred

I was much older than the target audience for the TV show which, after a start in 1963 and some re-brandings, made its U.S. debut February 19, 1968 as Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. Most of the bits and […]

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Law & Finance

Skirting The Issues: Practice

I know it’s Pride Month and a time to celebrate being GLBT. By all means, go out and feel good about being queer. You’ve certainly earned it! However, I’m not in the mood to celebrate […]

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Skirting The Issues: A Tough Crowd

Last year, training on human inclusivity across North America put me in front of more than 10,000 people. In November, I encountered what was by far my biggest challenge of the entire year: law enforcement […]

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10.06.18 ROMBA: Reaching Out MBA & Graduate Conference Minneapolis MN

   

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Skirting the Issues: Erasure

Have you heard about the referendum in Massachusetts to strip people of color of the right to use public accommodations without fearing discrimination—places such as restaurants, libraries, hotels, malls, public transportation services, and bathrooms and […]

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A Truly Open House

As a member of the GLBT community, it’s always comforting to know you have an advocate in your corner. And in a climate where housing discrimination is still a reality for plenty of Americans, it’s […]

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