Bravery

By |2021-03-23T10:54:50-04:00March 23rd, 2021|Opinions, Viewpoints|

There comes a time when a non-binary or transgender person comes out when a friend of theirs will cast them as being inherently brave or courageous for doing so. I know I heard it plenty [...]

A Reminder for April 17

By |2021-03-23T10:52:05-04:00March 23rd, 2021|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Stonewall! Stonewall! STONEWALL! Say it loud. Say it proud. It’s without doubt to our LGBTQ+ conviction and consensus — and that of the so-called heterosexual community — the single most important event leading to our [...]

Water in the Desert

By |2020-07-08T11:03:13-04:00July 8th, 2020|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Netflix has recently released "Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen," a documentary created by Sam Feder, Amy Scholder and Laverne Cox. In it, a cast of transgender and nonbinary people examine the history of trans images [...]

Together We Can Make Historic Change

By |2020-06-26T12:37:43-04:00June 26th, 2020|Opinions, Viewpoints|

I was honored to recently join Affirmations, OutFront Kalamazoo, Equality Michigan and several other hardworking organizations and activists across the state for a virtual celebration of the historic ruling made by the Supreme Court to [...]

Civil Unrest Now and Then

By |2020-06-15T14:06:18-04:00June 15th, 2020|Opinion, Opinions, Viewpoints|

As someone who participated in the Stonewall riots back in June 1969, many people have been asking me the similarities between that event and the events, civil unrest and demonstrations following the murder of George [...]