As an employee or board member I was involved in both a small home-grown association and a large one with thousands of members.
Loud and Clear – “Gay and Lesbian” Echoing Off the Stands
It echoed and echoed, because I still remember when it was a nasty word, whispered behind hands. When it could get you fired. Beaten up. Worse. It still can. We’re not safe yet.
Book Sale to Aid Long-Time LesFic Supporter
There wasn’t a book Judy hadn’t read and her memory of small details was far sharper than mine.
Another Stellar Moment of Celebrity Gazing for Me
I was a major doofus. This easily scored as my most doofus moment ever. It was worse than meeting Greta Cammermeyer, who upon saying to agog me, “I’m Greta Cammermeyer” received my witty response of “Yes, you are.”
You Have an Opinion and It Matters
When I suggest writing reviews, the statement I hear back is “But I don’t know how to do that!” Yes, you do. You bought the book. You read the book. You have an opinion and it matters.
Something More Permanent Than Books!
We signed our names on a stud and took away bruises, aches and pains, and really cool Women Build hats, and the ineffable honor of having in a small way helped to change the life of a father and daughter.
Why the Y? Or, Good in Spite of the Bad and Ugly
That’s my favorite thing about birthdays as I get older — they can last all month if I work it right.
Hope and Despair
It would be nice if there was any recognition from straight America that they know how we feel to have had equality dangled in front of us, only to be taken away via Proposition 8 by our enemies – and our allies.