As part of my MA program in Organizational Leadership at St. Kate’s, I did a research paper for my Professional and Organizational Ethics class on the ethics of funding new sports stadiums with public dollars, the sale of naming rights, and whether environmental sponsorships such as those brokered by GreenMark have any mitigating effect. The […]
I chatted with Pat Condon from the Associated Press about Missy and I choosing to get legally married in Vermont, before we had the option in Minnesota, for his story on what’s behind the Minneapolis gay marriage pitch.
My good friends at the Minnesota Fringe Festival kindly asked if I wanted to be featured on one of this year’s festival’s multi-show punch passes. I couldn’t say no to them, of course! And I totally love the result. Besides having a blast at the photo shoot, I shared a few things about my experience […]
I thanked my state senator and state representative for supporting marriage equality in Minnesota and shared a story about how I’ve been affected by a lack of access to marriage.
As part of my MA program in Organizational Leadership at St. Catherine University, I recently took a strategic communications class. Over the course of the class, I applied different written and oral treatments to my chosen topic of compulsory voting. I explored the political and civic culture of Minnesota and potential channels for advocacy. These are some presentations I gave and a paper I wrote.
This November, the citizens of Minnesota are voting on whether to enshrine a one-man/one-woman definition of marriage in the state constitution. I have been working with Project 515 (as a board member) and Minnesotans United for all Families (as a volunteer) to defeat this amendment. The Twin Cities Daily Planet asked Minnesotans to tell them […]
My friend Julio Ojeda-Zapata, tech reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, asked for my thoughts on Path, a new social network. He describes Path thusly: The social service is a bit like Facebook, but with greater privacy and exclusivity â€” it allows a maximum of 150 friends â€” and an emphasis on mobility since […]
I talked to Beth Hawkins at MinnPost about the backlash Susan G. Komen for the Cure is receiving in light of their announced plan to discontinue funding to Planned Parenthood. Komen’s decision on Planned Parenthood divides its supporters — and loses some Minneapolis engineer Erica Mauter said she learned about the flap “on Facebook, Twitter […]
I just got an alert from Outfront Minnesota that the city of Eden Prairie, a suburb of Minneapolis in which we have lived and in which I have worked for 8 years, is considering a domestic partnership registry. I sent this message to the mayor and three city councilmembers. I sent a slightly modified version […]