Books, Resistance and Hope

It’s been a truly amazing couple of weeks for my Pride book. And while authors are, obviously, always happy to see their books do well, this book is especially close to my heart and seeing it be so well-received makes me happier than I can say. Against a backdrop of rising racism, islamophobia, sexism, ableism, homophobia […]

Pride: Protest and Celebration

Pride has always been both a protest against oppression and injustice, and a celebration of our beautiful, resilient, diverse community. We fight for change, for freedom, for equality. We celebrate our victories and our loves and our identities. But I’ve never experienced that duality as intensely– as viscerally– as this June. I started writing my […]

Because Homophobia Kills: Making Schools Safer for LGBTQ Kids

This is a message for all my friends (and friends of friends, and LGBTQ allies, and anyone who cares about social justice). It is especially a message for those of you who are parents, because schools care about what you think. Your voice on this will be heard. After the horrific hate crime last week- […]

Celebrating IDAHOT Around the World

Today is IDAHOT: the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. IDAHOT began in 2004, with the goal of drawing international attention to the discrimination, persecution and violence still faced by LGBTI people. The date of IDAHOT- May 17- was chosen to commemorate the day in 1990 when the World Health Organization officially removed homosexuality from […]