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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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Transgender Awareness Month

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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Another affirming commercial

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. I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again.  What an extraordinary (and yet completely ordinary) thing to […]

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Coming Out Day 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. This weekend (Sunday October 11th) was National Coming Out Day in the U.S..   For LGBTQ folks that are out of […]

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What I’m Reading – Oct 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. I’ve been reading way more than I’ve been sharing these days.  A lot of it has to do with how […]

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