Dad’s Secret

There is a photo. It's my first Christmas. I am barely walking, and holding a giant red stocking, with a huge innocent smile on my face. My dad is sitting in front of the Christmas tree, reaching toward me. Grinning. It looks like a greeting card, like the perfect family. And if you didn't know my … [Read more...]

Michelle Burdick: Why I Am a Straight Ally

Occasionally people ask me, +ACI-Why are you so outspoken about gay rights?+ACI My response is usually, +ACI-Well, replace the word +ACI-gay+ACI with +ACI-human.+ACI BAM+ACE That could be the end of the discussion right there. What human wouldn't empathize with human rights? I've also been asked if I'm a lesbian or … [Read more...]