Tied in a Single Garment

I felt a gut-wrenching sense of tension: as an advocate, pride in what Pope Francis said about justice; as a gay man, disappointment and betrayal. As hundreds around me cheered, I stayed in my chair and thought: was Pope Francis talking about same-sex marriage? Was he talking about the children of same-sex couples? In his eyes, am I one of those people who is “threatening” the very idea of family? Am I overreacting?
Apple & Heart

Students Need to Feel Safe in Our Schools

When I vote, I will be looking, too, for the candidates who recognize that all of our students need to feel safe in our schools, and that legislation that limits the rights of some people, especially LGBTQ people, sends a powerful message about who is valued.