02.25.17 Queer and Trans Family Support Conference St Paul MN

Interview with Roxanne Anderson, Honored Trans and Racial Justice Activist on Trump, Bathroom Policy, and the Lavender Community

You know Roxanne Anderson as last year’s Grand Marshal for Twin Cities Pride. That honor signified a culmination of an activist life for queer and racial justice. Known for steering work groups on trans inclusion […]

A Word In Edgewise: A Tale from the Dark Side

Some time ago, well, several decades now, back in the early 1970s, though it seems like yesterday, I witnessed an event that has remained with me to this day. An acquaintance of mine (I’ll call her […]

Skirting The Issues: Gratitude II

Five years ago, I penned a column entitled “Gratitude” that detailed how a group of well-off, totally straight cisgender people had selected me to be the executive director of a brand new nonprofit, Call for […]

A Word In Edgewise: Learning from Others

I recently spent 10 days in Amsterdam. Aside from the beauty of Amsterdam, itself, a city of which I am very fond, I was struck by a couple of cultural differences. While Twin Citians are great […]

GSA: A Support System for GLBT Youth

What may not be common knowledge is that every high school in the Minneapolis and St. Paul public school districts has a GSA. And most of the middle schools do as well. The widespread nature […]

Skirting the Issues: Whoops and Cheers for Hope and Compassion

Last month, I had the pleasure to again visit Rochester, Minn. to conduct diversity training and speak on living as a transgender human. As things turned out, I did a total of three events (!) […]

Ask Lambda Legal – Day of Silence 2016

          By Christopher Clark, Lambda Legal LGBTQ Youth & Schools Program Strategist Q: I’m a queer/LGBTQ student, and I’ve been out at school for a little while. My school’s Gay-Straight Alliance […]

A Word In Edgewise: A Picture is Worth…

Fifty-two years ago, I found it one of the most hateful, enraging, and sad images I’d ever seen. I’ve viewed hundreds, no thousands, of photographs, many bloodier and more ghastly as far as the explicit content, but […]

A Word In Edgewise: Different Ways of Looking at Things

It took a hundred years to prove, but Albert Einstein was right. Gravity does make waves, and the fabric of space-time does alter. Einstein calculated, as part of his General Theory of Relativity, that gravitational […]

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