Category Archives: LGBT rights

Our New Reality? More Like Same Old, Same Old

Okay. So I have waited a little while to write down my thoughts regarding the 2016 Presidential Election, AKA the day hate trumped love or, as I like to call it, that fucking day from hell. In case you didn’t … Continue reading

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Queer Youth: It’s Getting Better. Whew.

So there’s a time in my life that I don’t like to think about, let alone talk or write about. But I recently wrote a YA novel about a pair of high school soccer players, and I discovered that inhabiting … Continue reading

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It Makes a Difference

On Tumblr last week, a post about LGBT marriage popped up on my dashboard. User propharah had written, “Hearing women say ‘my wife’ and men say ‘my husband’ is therapeutic to be honest.” Coincidentally, I stumbled across this post only an hour or … Continue reading

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BOGO Babies, Bogus Research, and BOGO Rulings

As some of you know, Kris and I jokingly refer to the twins as our BOGO babies. We actually weren’t the first to bestow this title. Many years ago, one of my very straight grad school friends asked us if … Continue reading

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Same Love

My Prop 8/ DOMA post is still percolating around inside my head, but in the meantime, thought I would share this video, in case you haven’t seen it yet, from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and featuring Mary Lambert. Enjoy.

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REBLOG: This is What Gay Marriage Looks Like

I plan to blog (probably at some length!) on yesterday’s and today’s historic supreme court oral arguments on Prop 8 and DOMA, but in the meantime, I thought it might be worth reposting my piece from last year called “This … Continue reading

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Congratulations on your 2005 marriage! It is now officially recognized by 9 states. And counting…

[Election Night, Our House in the Woods in Western Washington] Me: I know we got rid of cable, but we can still watch election coverage online. The major networks are all streaming their coverage live. Kris, clearly dubious: Okay. [Three … Continue reading

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