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October 16, 2017

This essay first appeared on Medium.com on October 16, 2017.

**Content note: sexual violence**

On Sunday night, women took to social media to say “#MeToo,” confirming their places among the staggering numbers who’ve experienced sexual violence.

Study after study after nat...

May 25, 2017

This article originally appeared on Huffington Post on May 25, 2017.

The two women’s stories shared in this video demonstrate the challenges that LGBT elders face as they age. Tina and Jackie were born in the same Virginia town in 1947. Despite their similar beginnings,...

September 27, 2016

This article originally appeared in the Advocate on September 27, 2016.

Despite making up more than half of the lesbian, gay, and bisexual population, bisexual people are often overlooked and invisible. Bisexual people are frequently assumed to be gay, lesbian, or heter...

June 8, 2016

This essay originally appeared on the Huffington Post on June 8, 2016.

This past May I celebrated my first Mother’s Day. I got flowers, breakfast, the whole lot. No real break from parenting. Does that even exist?

Turns out parenting is hard work. Our recently-adopted 5-...

April 5, 2016

This article appears in full in At the Intersections. Please visit the site for the full text and citations and to read more about the experiences of LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness and how to support their success.

The largest proportion of lesbian, gay, and bise...

January 13, 2014

This essay first appeared on Huffington Post on January 13, 2014.

I say I’m bisexual because I am. Because when I move through the world, I see people and parts and hearts and eyes and hair and I recognize the potential in myself to love all those things.

I say I’m bisex...

This guide first appeared on the Center for American Progress on May 23, 2013. Please visit that site to read more, view the citations, and learn more about the Affordable Care Act.

President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or ACA, in...

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