Politics

Skirting The Issues: Authenticity

Hello again dear gentle readers! I’m back from a mini sabbatical that allowed me to pen nearly 50,000 words of varying quality toward my second book, Being Ellen. It was quite wonderful—heaven for this closet […]

A Word In Edgewise: When the Sickness of the Oyster is the Pearl

Professor Temple Grandin is celebrated for her work on humane treatment of livestock and her articulate descriptions of life on the autism spectrum (Emergence: Labelled Autistic, Thinking in Pictures). Diagnosed as “brain damaged,” professionals originally advised the child’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

03.21.19 OutFront Minnesota’s Gay Straight Alliance Network: Youth Summit 2019 Saint Paul MN

     

02.13.19 OutFront Minnesota Press Conference: “Mental Health Protection Act” Protects the LGBTQ Community from Conversion Therapy (H.F. 12 and S.F 83) Minnesota State Capitol Saint Paul MN

   

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