Liz Massey

Joy and Defiance

February 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, March 2017 Issue. It might seem counterintuitive to follow up an election marked by the loss of LGBTQ-supportive officials at all levels with a festive [...]

All in the Family

February 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, March 2017 Issue. The 17 members of the Ham family are no strangers to the spotlight. They’ve shared their story with the Arizona Republic, they’re the [...]

All Over the Map | March 2017

February 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

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, [...]

Changing Gears

January 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, January 2017 Issue. From the time she was a child, cycling always offered Jillian Bearden a sense of freedom – a way to feel independent and powerful. As she [...]

All Over the Map | February 2017

January 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

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

December 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

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

November 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

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

October 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Painting Outside The Lines

September 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, October 2016 Issue. “The Poetry Reading.” Painter Lorraine Inzalaco, who has called Tucson home for the past 20 years, doesn’t shy away from a forthright [...]

All Over the Map | October 2016

September 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Putting the Y in Ally

August 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, September 2016 Issue. A Flagstaff Family YMCA manager has been honored by Northern Arizona University’s LGBTQIA Commission for her efforts in making the [...]

All Over the Map | September 2016

August 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Advancing Passions, Accelerating Pursuits

August 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, September 2016 Issue. In Phoenix, a city known for its population churn, it’s often a badge of honor to assert one’s status as a native. But laying [...]

All Over the Map | August 2016

July 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

One For The History Books

July 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, August 2016 Issue. Recent positive developments in the struggle for LGBTQ equality – such as the U.S. Supreme Court upholding marriage equality last year – [...]
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