Looking for a piece that’s disappeared? Here are some oldies but goodies.
Out Magazine, November 2001
I reported on the history of the then-new identity “transgender” – and argued that the “T” belonged in the rainbow community, which was controversial at the time.
Out Magazine, July 2001
We were just winning second-parent adoption, state by state. I wrote about three crazy child custody battles in state supreme courts, in which biomoms trying to deauthorize the other mom, potentially setting terrible precedent for the rest of us.
Till hardships do all of us part
The Boston Globe, 2006
Hillary and Julie Goodridge were the lead couple in the breakthrough marriage equality lawsuit. When they divorced, I defended them. I still have their emails thanking me.
Never Say ‘Never Again’
Columbia Journalism Review, May/June 2005
Heda Kovaly wrote a heartbreakingly beautiful — and hopeful — book about life in Prague during the brutal 20th century: first escaping Auschwitz and then surviving Stalin’s show trials.
For CJR, I wrote a profound appreciation of the book that taught me to be skeptical of idealism, and to prefer everyday compassion to heroic greatness.