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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Asher Brown, Billy Lucas and Seth Walsh

September 30, 2010 I’m angry. I’m reeling from the news that on September 23rd 13 year old Asher Brown of Cypress near Houston, Texas shot himself, lost to hopelessness and fear because those who had the power to save him – the adults in his school – did nothing, leaving young Asher alone with the …

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An anniversary and a thank you

The beginning of Bill’s Story was a single page with photo of Bill and a simple statement about him committing suicide after a gay bashing. I had a request to people to help end the hate, and I mentioned being a member of PFLAG. A man in Los Angeles was searching for information about that …

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