All Over The Map

Someone To Look Up To

October 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, November 2017 Issue. As part of LGBTQ History Month, Echo Magazine will induct another class of community leaders into its Hall of Fame. More than just [...]

Designing A Beautiful Life

September 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, October 2017 Issue. Each October, I make an extra effort to tie this column to a creativity-related topic for Echo’s arts season preview. Over the years, [...]

Majoring In The Rest Of My Life

August 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, September 2017 Issue. I come from a family of teachers. This tradition stretches back at least four generations and my relatives have taught everything from [...]

Love’s Lessons Learned

July 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, August 2017 Issue. For the last several decades of the 20th century, the wedding industry was a place where out LGBTQ people sometimes worked, but weren’t [...]

How To Talk To A Conservative

June 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

The Day My Pride Was Born

May 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Firing Up Our Bright Ideas

April 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Becoming Weatherproof

March 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

The Power of Your Story

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, [...]

Crushed Out

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 [...]

Making Beautiful Trouble

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 [...]

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 [...]
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