All Over The Map

All Over the Map | July 2017

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By Liz Massey, July 2017 Issue. If nothing else, last November’s elections taught us that the American “culture wars” are a literal, ongoing reality. The biggest and [...]

All Over the Map | June 2017

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By Liz Massey, June 2017 Issue. It seems that everyone has a couple of mostly useless “superpowers,” and one of mine seems to be remembering the exact date of several [...]

All Over the Map | May 2017

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By Liz Massey, May 2017 Issue. There’s an old cliché about our community that happens to be largely true: LGBTQ people have historically been tastemakers in American [...]

All Over the Map | April 2017

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By Liz Massey, April 2017 Issue. Many of us in the LGBTQ community we can divide the recent past into the world we knew before Nov. 8, 2016, and the world – particularly [...]

All Over the Map | March 2017

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By Liz Massey, March 2017 Issue. Those of you who know me well – OK, anyone who knows me at all – know that I’m rarely at a loss for words. Imagine my surprise, then, [...]

All Over the Map | February 2017

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By Liz Massey, February 2017 Issue. A lot of LGBTQ adults will tell you their awareness of their sexual-romantic attractions and/or gender uniqueness stretches back to their [...]

All Over the Map | January 2017

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By Liz Massey, January 2017 Issue. Well, we lost. I mean, Donald Trump didn’t just become President-elect on Nov. 9. Notorious gay-hater Mike Pence became Vice [...]

All Over the Map | December 2016

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By Liz Massey, December 2016 Issue. We’ve just experienced one of the most polarized, uncivil election cycles in modern times, much less in my adult lifetime. Scandals, [...]

All Over the Map | November 2016

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By Liz Massey, November 2016 Issue. By the time this issue of Echo leaves the newsstands, Americans will have elected a new president. While hopefully the pro-equality major [...]

All Over the Map | October 2016

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By Liz Massey, October 2016 Issue. Every year, Echo pays tribute to the Valley’s rich arts community – and the role that LGBTQ people play in that community – through [...]

All Over the Map | September 2016

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By Liz Massey, September 2016 Issue. Lesbian author Rita Mae Brown proclaimed that “When I got my library card, that’s when my life began,” and I can totally relate to [...]

All Over the Map | August 2016

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By Liz Massey, August 2016 Issue. Attention has a contradictory reputation in our culture – we condemn those who seek the spotlight, at the same time that we give them the [...]

All Over the Map | July 2016

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By Liz Massey, June 2016 Issue. With a couple of spectacularly out-of-character (not to mention highly entertaining) exceptions, I have not been known for most of my life as [...]

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By Liz Massey, June 2016 Issue. I’ve always disliked the constant struggle implied in the phrase “one step forward, two steps back,” but it’s an accurate description [...]

All Over the Map | May 2016

April 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, May 2016 Issue. A few weeks ago, I read the following quote on Twitter, attributed to Eric Schmidt, CEO of Alphabet, Inc., Google’s parent company: “It [...]
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