Liz Massey

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, [...]

Power To The Peaceful

September 21, 2017 // 1 Comment

By Liz Massey, October 2017 Issue. There is an old bit of advice to artists that encourages them to focus their talents and not spread themselves too thinly. But the other [...]

Majoring In The Rest Of My Life

August 17, 2017 // 1 Comment

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 // 1 Comment

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 [...]

A Perfect Fit

July 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, August 2017 Issue. Sher and Deanna Hatch had a problem: they were in Sedona, a place that both women loved, but every location they visited in their quest to [...]

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 [...]

Comedy For A Cause

May 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, June 2017 Issue. In the annals of great combinations, there’s peanut butter and jelly, milk and cookies, and dinner and a show. Local adoption agency Child [...]

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 [...]

Taking it to the Streets

March 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, April 2017 Issue. What started out as a march for political activism, it still serving the Greater Phoenix LGBTQ community – as well as allies and visitors [...]

Stand Up, Stand Proud

March 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, April 2017 Issue. While one of the goals of the Phoenix Pride Festival is to bolster the unity of the LGBTQ community, instead of creating one giant [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]
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