Stonewall Awards 2017

I was at the Stonewall Awards at ALA Chicago yesterday! It was such an amazing morning… here are my remarks for those who wanted to be there but couldn’t. (I didn’t get through this little speech without getting more than a little teary. So many emotions! Phew. And a room full of the loveliest people […]

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- […]

Ready, Set, LAUNCH!

I can’t believe it is that time… the first launch event for PRIDE: CELEBRATING DIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY is coming up in just a few weeks! This is my first non-fiction book– and it is so close to my heart, because it is about our beautiful, complicated, diverse and fabulous LGBTQ community. I came out as […]