Rainbow Villages: Creating Sanctuary Under the Rainbow

In the wake of a tidal wave of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and hate which is sweeping our nation, I want to share with you what has been giving me hope.  For the last 3 months, we have been working at Foothills behind the scenes to launch what we are calling “Rainbow Villages.” Rainbow Villages creates sanctuary and support for […]

Be More Gay

After my last post, I kept thinking about how to take these ideas and invite in a collective conversation, as well as a more intentional strategic response. The conversation part that I’m thinking about is a kind of playful response to the Florida laws (as well as the various anti-trans moves, especially in Texas and Tennessee) […]

Gay Enough

My partner Carri and I were pretty early in our relationship when we started to wonder if we were “gay enough.” It wasn’t a new question for me; as a bi-identified person, more than a few lesbians have over the years questioned my queer credibility with a curious insistence: do you think you’ll end up with […]

Now is not a time for passing

With every new headline or “debate” about the latest wave of anti-LGBTQ legislation, I hear Audre Lorde: “My silence had not protected me. Your silence will not protect you.” In Florida, the literal intent of the law is silencing- to stop conversation and education that is anything other than cis and hetero. In Texas, the […]

Channeling Our Queer Ancestors

Pride started with an uprising. In 1969 New York, drag queens, lesbians, gay men, and other gender non-conforming people fought back police attempting to arrest them for wearing “gender inappropriate” clothing – which was illegal at the time. For a good portion of my life, I couldn’t imagine what it must have been like to […]

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