Courtesy of Gay Parent Magazine - January/February 2022 I don’t remember when Pauli Murray first came onto my radar, but I think they’re the first historical Black figure that I’ve felt a significant kinship with since Sammy Davis, Jr. Pauli was multifaceted and complex in a way that I’m still trying to unpack. And overtime, … Continue reading January/February 2022 – Gay Parent Magazine – Pauli Murray and the Value of Written Activism
When I was contacted about being on this list, I honestly thought it was either a scam or that they had the wrong person. I'm grateful and humbled to be included. This is a prestigious list, and every single woman on it is more amazing than me. I'm flattered that the editors wanted to include … Continue reading I’m part of Go Magazine’s 100 Women We Love Class of 2021!
It’s back to school time! Want to know a dirty little historical secret? Education, has always been political in the United States. Who gets to learn? Who gets to teach? What do we teach, and sometimes most controversial, how do we pay for it? It is said that rich and powerful legislators are attacking some … Continue reading September/October 2021- Gay Parent Magazine – Back to School: Politics Clog the School Hallways
https://open.spotify.com/episode/08ermza876HTrsCryPJAW5?si=MMQutfY4SsSHl5VobfhXfQ&dl_branch=1 Leigh and I had so much to say about Pauli Murray that we turned it into a History is Gay two parter. In Part 1 we focused on their activism, intellectual prowess and Civil Rights significance. For the second part we’re looking at their gender identity and sexual orientation. As with most things in … Continue reading July 2021 – History is Gay Podcast – Episode 37: The Life of Pauli Murray – My Gender is Imp (Part 2)
Ever feel like Mother’s or Father’s Day aren’t quite for you? Especially if you’re trans, non-binary, or just not sure how feel about the gendered nature of each day? We get it. Dads like power tools and moms need flowers. But the feelings around these celebrations can be complex for so many of us. I … Continue reading July/August 2021- Gay Parent Magazine – Alternatives to Mother’s and Father’s Day
https://open.spotify.com/episode/0nPmvc3X48La1VsdAAMMTX?si=ZvYXYXLBSDG3asSpTZKQ5g&dl_branch=1 You would think Leigh would be tired of talking to me, but nope, I’m back on another of History is Gay. This time we talk about lawyer, professor, priest, and activist Pauli Murray. We were going to include them in the Queers in the Civil Rights Movement episode, but they were too fascinating of … Continue reading June 2021 – History is Gay Podcast – Episode 36: The Life of Pauli Murray – Confrontation by Typewriter (Part 1)
Starting with the 80s, I look at the difference between the Black straight gaze and the Black queer gaze and how we’re presented in Black movies. I don’t touch on TV or music. That’s a dissertation worth of material and Nerdist has a word limit. Read it HERE.
Who is Pride for these days? Who needs it the most right now? And how do we incorporate a younger queer generation into the more protest aspect of Pride’s Origins? Read my thoughts HERE. Oh, and this is my first article as a full time contributor to GPM! Read the full article at Gay Parent … Continue reading May/June 2021 – Gay Parent Magazine – Should Gay Pride Be Kid Friendly
For Women’s History Month, I wanted to draw on my experiences as a military kid. Growing up on Air Force Bases, I saw so many women serve in uniform. Some of my best friends’ moms were enlisted and officers, but their stories are too often left off screen. In this article, I highlight just a … Continue reading March 2021 – Nerdist – We Need More Military Representation For Black Women In Media