Pride Month 2022
Posted on June 2, 2022 Leave a Comment
I personally have mixed feelings about Pride Month this year. We do have a lot to celebrate, but there are lots of reasons for concern, too. Here are some things at top of mind for me at the moment:
Transgender Day of Visibility 2022
Posted on April 7, 2022 Leave a Comment
Here are some of my reflections and reading recommendations on Transgender Day of Visibility, and a bit about how we’re talking about it at ZS.
A Perspective on Social Justice
Posted on March 10, 2022 Leave a Comment
Kai Cheng Thom writes: “I think the major difference between a social justice and a white/colonial lens on trauma is the assumption that trauma recovery is the reclamation of safety – that safety is a resource that is simply ‘out there’ for the taking and all we need to do is work hard enough …”
Posted on November 14, 2021 Leave a Comment
It may seem obvious to some, but when I came out 35 years ago, I never saw relationships like mine the way we see them now in advertising, television, film, and books. It continues to be a thrill for me to see same-sex couples in media. Having the LGBTQ+ experience normalized in the media is important and affirming in ways that may be hard for some to understand. My writing today was triggered by two things – a recent Out Magazine article about LGBTQ celebrities, and an LGBTQ romance series I just finished. This post reflects on what I am seeing and experiencing now as a result.
Transgender Awareness Month
Posted on November 17, 2020 Leave a Comment
While we’ve made some progress in protecting civil rights for the LGBTQ+ community, we have a long way to go for the non-binary / trans community especially. This Friday (November 20th) is Transgender Day of Remembrance, part of a month of transgender awareness efforts coordinated by Glaad and other organizations.
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