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Veterans Day in Indian Country

Since moving back to Seattle, I have meant to get up to the Tulalip Tribes reservation, to check out the major developments since I last visited for work and to visit friends there. One huge change is economic. Fifteen years ago, … Continue reading

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Intersex Awareness Day

Happy Intersex Awareness Day! Did you know that Intersex people comprise approximately 1.7% of the population? (If you want to grock the numbers, there is an excellent discussion on OII Australia’s website.) Next time you hear someone ask an expectant … Continue reading

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Dreaming the Happily Ever After

In his keynote address at the 2016 Gay Romance Northwest conference, Richard Compson Sater touched on a motivation that drives many writers to persevere through the process of completing their first novel. He described the experience so many of us share, of reading … Continue reading

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Safe at Home

For those of us who were adults on 9/11/2001,one of the most urgent tasks that day was checking on family. Were they alive in NY? Safe on the East Coast or anyplace with potential targets? That task stretched on for … Continue reading

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Victoria Avilan Interview

Before I left home for the Golden Crown Literary Society annual conference in July, I got an invitation to submit work for the Fall 2016 issue of BiWomen Quarterly. The issue’s theme would be “does gender matter”. As I have … Continue reading

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Gender Irrelevant

The GCLS annual conference took over a whole floor of the Alexandria Mark Hilton hotel. And since 99% of the attendees were going to sit down to pee, it made sense to also take over both restrooms. Fortunately, the organizers also … Continue reading

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Big Gay Ice Cream

Really, who could resist?   Philly’s most fabulous soft-serve.

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Philly Pride and Patriotism

The Philadelphia fourth of July parade rocks! A true melting pot of contemporary and historic, the parade’s diversity of Americans -representing their cultural groups, countries of origin, historical interests, military and civic service – is stunning. Especially heartwarming to me … Continue reading

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Pride and Patrol

For two years – now almost 20 years ago – I volunteered with Q Safety Patrol (and concurrently, the Seattle chapter of the Guardian Angels). In later posts, I’ll discuss my own experiences, and provide interviews with other patrollers willing … Continue reading

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Reading at SPL

Reading at the Seattle Public Library was fun, and scary – and fun. With a roomful of friends and supportive listeners, how could it not be at least a little fun? Almost all of us with winning entries to the … Continue reading

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