Where’s the parade, Kansas City? Lessons from a month of Prides in Kansas

I’m old enough to have seen a lot of Pride celebrations. My first was in San Francisco in 1982. I was 19 years old, freshly transplanted to Berkeley from my home in Nebraska. My mind was blown as soon as I stepped onto an East Bay BART train packed with other high-spirited gay people, all… Continue reading Where’s the parade, Kansas City? Lessons from a month of Prides in Kansas

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Scott Graybeal is now a Nebraskan, but we’re happy for him anyway

  “It’s the best time to be gay in Salina,” Scott Graybeal tells me at the end of No Place Like Home’s Chapter 7: Springtime in Salina. Graybeal was among the people who didn’t just come out to fight for a non-discrimination ordinance in this town of about 48,000 people in Central Kansas. (For those… Continue reading Scott Graybeal is now a Nebraskan, but we’re happy for him anyway