A little bit of history: The Salvation Army Kettle “Dollars” Protest

I am still hearing about folks using Salvation Army kettle “dollars” to let the Salvation Army know of their disapproval regarding the organization’s homophobic/transphobic policies. The first Salvation Army kettle protest “dollars” that I know of were created in November 2001 by Mary Scholl, then President of the PFLAG Genesee County, MI chapter. The graphic …

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Dodging Puddles – by Noel Clayton

  Our son Noel Clayton wrote and posted this on Facebook on October 31, 2012. I have his permission to share it, and I added the photos of Noel and Bill… ————————————————————– I missed it. Somewhere in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a milestone came and went without comment. Many runners will tell …

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A local public television station and a PFLAG-Olympia screening of the documentary “Two Spirits” – Sexuality, Gender, and the Murder of Fred Martinez

The documentary “Two Spirits” explores the life and death of a boy who was also a girl and the essentially spiritual nature of gender. Fred Martinez was nádleehí, a male-bodied boy with a feminine nature, a special gift according to his Navajo culture. Martinez was brutally murdered at 16 in Cortez, Colorado in 2001. “Two …

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Exciting event! A Reading of Alec’s Screenplay.

The staged reading of Alec’s screenplay “The Backside of Nowhere” based on the book by the same title is Wednesday, June 15, 2011 7:30pm – 9:30pm. Lakewood Playhouse5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd.Lakewood, Washington It is a one night only free event. The screenplay is for a full length feature film. It is being directed by …

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Mother’s Day 2011. Bittersweet.

Today is a bittersweet Mothers’ Day.Bitter because THIS is the year I found out some of how much my Mother lied before her death in 1990. They were big lies. Giant lies. Its complicated and I am still learning and sorting it out and probably will be for a long time. Complicated too because as …

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Bullying: Breaking The Cycle – a documentary Alec and I were in – is now online

Alec and I were in a KIRO 7 (Seattle) Family Connection Special Presentation documentary, Bullying: Breaking The Cycle, which aired on March 17 and March 26, 2011. It can now be watched online in four segments: Segment 1, Segment 2, Segment 3, and Segment 4. Those segments are all linked from this page: http://www.kirotv.com/bullying/if you …

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My testimony today at the hearing regarding House Bill 1163 at the Washington State Senate Committee on Early Learning and K12 Education

This is what I said in my 2 minute (approximately) testimony today at the hearing regarding House Bill 1163 at the Washington State Senate Committee on Early Learning and K12 Education: My name is Gabi Clayton, and I live here in Olympia. Our son Bill was assaulted on the grounds of Olympia High School during …

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Mourning the death and celebrating the life of Carolyn Wagner

Carolyn Wagner died on January 18th. Wow, its been two months tomorrow. Carolyn co-founded Families United Against Hate with me, and she was an amazing woman and a wonderful friend. We have a memorial set up on the FUAH website and it says much more than I can here, so I invite you to read …

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Reading of Alec’s new novel this Thursday at Orca Books!

Hi everyone, Wow, it has been way too long since my last post. Orca Books is presenting a dramatic reading from Alec Clayton’s latest novel, Reunion at the Wetside, with the author and a cast of accomplished actors playing the parts of leading characters. I was at the rehearsal and its going to be lots …

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Living In The Bonus Round: “William’s Song” to be performed on the radio.

Living In The Bonus Round: “William’s Song” to be performed on the radio.: “Taking A Stand Through Song: The Power of Protest SongsKALW 91.7 FM RADIO or www.kalw.org FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 10 PM (PST)Vocal music has long been used as a powerful vehicle of solidarity and dissent. Here on VoiceBox, we’ll be taking a stand …

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