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My Family. Race. And The Work Ahead

I don’t know about you, but the past three weeks have been a whirlwind. The June 26th U.S. Supreme Court...


Above: Roberta Achtenberg (left) and Kate Kendell celebrate the Supreme Court ruling.

No Time for a Honeymoon

Today, America is closer to being a country that walks the talk of “Equal Justice Under Law.” After last week’s...


Kate and mom

Using Religion to Justify Discrimination is Blasphemy

I came out to my mother at 21, while she was driving us to see my grandparents in Oregon. I...


Michael Brown

Will Ferguson Change Us?

The news that we’d been dreading for weeks finally came last night, and it was as devastating as I had...


The Week the World was Gloriously, Fabulously, Improbably Turned Upside Down

On Monday morning, I was in my hotel room in Washington, D.C. The news was on, all was as expected,...



These Are Our Sons

The killing of Michael Brown has dominated the headlines and my thoughts over the past few days. An African-American 18-year-old...



An Anniversary and a Promise Unfulfilled

In 1964, I was 4 years old. My biological father had died the year prior and my mom had married...



Dispatch from Kate

Julian, Sandy, and I were lucky enough yesterday to attend the LGBT Pride Month Commemoration event at the White House....


Bill to Protect LGBT Youth from Conversion Therapy Moves to NY Senate

What an exciting week for LGBT equality! On Monday, the New York State Assembly passed a bill that will protect...



Maggie, Michael, Marriage, Memory, and Where Our Movement Goes Next

The column was not exactly as advertised. This week, I finally got around to reading the blog posted on May...


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