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Representation matters

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.

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LGBTQ+ Civil Rights

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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Advancing Research 2020

Even though I’m not technically on the hook for tripnotes for #AR2020, I’ve enjoyed having a more relaxed approach to capturing some of the key messages coming out of this event. I hope you like this rough cut of the material … and please check out the Rosenfeld Media website for all the official content.

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Deadnaming

This week I came across a new LGBTQ+ themed Starbucks commercial that aired in Europe. It moved me, and I hope it will do the same for you. #deadnaming

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They / Them

In this post, I celebrate @merriam-webster’s Word of the Year, and reflect on some important trends for the LGBTQ+ community and our allies as awareness of They / Them pronouns continues to grow.

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