Category Archives: LGBTQ

Outside together in the sun

Yesterday my friend Michael came to my school. Because my advisory had raised money ($500.00) for the La Casa Norte fundraiser (see earlier post), he thought he would say “thank-you” by screening the film Alzheimers: A Love Story at school. … Continue reading

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Michael and Greg

The following article appeared in the Windy City Times, the premier Chicago LGBTQ weekly newspaper. Gretchen Rachel Hammond spent three hours interviewing my dearest friend Michael and put together this story of Michael and Greg’s remarkable love story, over 41 … Continue reading

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Lift every voice

Today started with an assembly celebrating Martin Luther King. The assembly was totally kid-centered, an authentic middle school experience. There were excerpts from a play the students had put on earlier this year, Brown Girl Dreaming. There were vocalists and … Continue reading

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Our Mourning is broken: Paris and Privilege

The following is the post I wanted to write. And then I ran across this piece by George Arnette. I don’t think I could have said it any better than he and so it is posted below:   Our Mourning … Continue reading

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                                  Oh yes!

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Vermont Wedding

Today my sister and her partner of almost 19 years got married on a warm, sunny, and windy afternoon in Vermont. xxx A Blessing for Wedding xxxx Today when persimmons ripen Today when fox-kits come out of their den into … Continue reading

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Mr. and Mr.

We were up in Kenosha today, celebrating two friends’ 35th anniversary together and their recent wedding in New York. It was wonderful to spend the afternoon eating awesome food, drinking wine, chatting and reconnecting with friends. One of the celebrants, … Continue reading

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The Queen approves

The Queen has just signed off on the marriage equality law in Great Britain. (And I really needed to post this photo from George Takei’s Facebook page.)

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Though there is still lots of work to do…

…can’t help but feel good about the SCOTUS decision.

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Matthew Shepherd

Fourteen years ago, Matthew Shepherd (1976-1998) was fighting for his life in a hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado. He had been brutally beaten and tortured and tied to a fence in Laramie, Wyoming, left for dead, because he was gay. … Continue reading

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