Category Archives: Personal is Political

Pennsylvania Governor: gay couples marrying, ‘like 12-year-olds’

One of the local reporters here in Philly this morning noted that Pennsylvania is an island when it comes to Hsu marriage. We’re surrounded by a number of states that marry gay couples, and even  the Pennsylvania governor’s traditional ally … Continue reading

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I know that the issue of kids being bullied while using — six teens have committed suicide, [reportedly] after being bullied on the site — is not new news., but it’s relatively new to me. I’m no Luddite, but … Continue reading

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Yo, Philly! Yo, Everyone!

If you’ve ever seen Philadelphia’s UnLitter Us campaign, with local spoken word artists beautifully and powerfully making the case for keeping Philadelphia litter-free, you’ve likely seen Denice Frohman. And, if you’re anything like me, you’ve lost track of Denice and … Continue reading

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Children Should Not Be a Debate

I’ve reposted and commented on posts from Raising My Rainbow, by Lori about her family and her gender-noncoforming son, C.J. It’s a wonderfully written — funny, touching, informative — chronicle of their day-to-day journey and the hurdles they face (and … Continue reading

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Ben + Matthew’s Wedding Registry

Originally posted on Work in Progress:
Ben and I will be getting married in a few weeks and set up our Wedding Registry at With our upcoming move to Okinawa, we don’t have much need for many things. We are, however,…

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Connecting the Dots Beautifully: Same Love

One of the most touching and beautiful songs I’ve heard in a while. Play it from the rooftops, play it for the kids. Play it for anyone and everyone who will listen. Call me preachy, if you will. I’ve been … Continue reading

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