What I’m Reading – Aug 2020

This article is cross-posted from the ZS intranet (which we call ZSpace), where I write episodically about issues of interest to the LGBTQ+ community and our allies. It’s been lightly edited for an external audience.

If you haven’t already, have a look at our Pride@ZS page on the refreshed ZS.com.  It’s still a work in progress – we’ll be adding more content, better tagging, etc.  But still it’s looking good – and a great way to share what we’re doing with clients who may be interested in our Inclusion & Diversity efforts.

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Chelation Chronicles – 1H 2020

This blog post is focused on my chronic health issues, specifically, learning to detox heavy metals using the Andy Cutler Chelation (ACC) protocol.  You can read about how I found ACC and chose to pursue it in this post.   This is the fifth such Chelation Chronicles post, where I am regularly documenting the ups and downs I’m experiencing as I undertake detox from mercury, lead, and silver poisoning; you can read the first, second, third, and fourth posts, too, if you like. There are also a couple of off-cycle posts, one about celebrating 100 rounds of chelation, and another about comparing three (annual) hair tests.

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5 Years of LGBTQ Marriage

It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that LGBTQ persons have the right to marry. 

There was a really nice article published this week entitled Dignity and Respect for All that was written by Shannon Minter, an attorney who has played a pivotal role the fight for marriage equality.  He shares some of the legal history and pivotal moments that led to that incredible outcome in 2015.

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LGBTQ+ Civil Rights

This article is cross-posted from the ZS intranet (which we call ZSpace), where I write episodically about issues of interest to the LGBTQ+ community and our allies. It’s been lightly edited for an external audience.

It’s been a rollercoaster few weeks in the world of LGBTQ politics, and I thought it might be useful to provide a summary for those that may not be as in tune with that slice of the U.S. national news.

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Intersectionality

This article is cross-posted from the ZS intranet (which we call ZSpace), where I write episodically about issues of interest to the LGBTQ+ community and our allies. It’s been lightly edited for an external audience.

Last week, I finished up my week enthusiastic about our global plans for Pride Month.  I was looking forward to a Monday with my Pride Zoom background, my signature file with our amazing rainbow logo, and our social media plans on the horizon.  I even made sure my rainbow socks were clean.  I would be all decked out in rainbows and ready to go! 

However, the sobering events of the past few days demand our attention and acknowledgement.  Part of what has made the LGBTQ+ community at ZS as positive and strong as it is today are the wonderful allies in our midst.  Similarly, in this time when gross injustice and treatment of African-Americans is perhaps finally getting the outrage and attention it deserves, being strong allies to our The Black and Hispanic Alliance (BHA) colleagues and their communities has never been more important.

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