Liz Massey

A Patchwork in Song

December 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, Dec. 4, 2014. The Valley of the Sun premiere of the AIDS Quilt Songbook, a musical companion to the quilt panels collected by the NAMES Project, will take [...]

All Over The Map | Dec. 4, 2014

December 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, Dec. 4, 2014. Recently, my partner and I have indulged the history-geek side of our relationship by watching Finding Your Roots on PBS. We both love the [...]

Strokes of Brilliance

December 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, Dec. 4, 2014. December is the month when the Valley of the Sun’s weather finally cools down. Outdoor excursions no longer feel like a trip inside a brick [...]

A Faith-Fueled Fight

November 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, Nov. 20, 2014. Joe Connolly and Terry Pochert are a Valley couple whose legal 2008 California marriage formed the cornerstone for one of the two cases that [...]

All Over The Map | Nov. 20, 2014

November 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, Nov. 20, 2014. The documentary I Am Divine, was partially crowdfunded with an IndieGoGo campaign. One of the great lies told by those who resist LGBT [...]

All Over The Map | Nov. 6, 2014

November 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, Nov. 6, 2014. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be writing this column, which is the first one I have written for Echo since same-sex couples became able [...]

Transgender Day Of Remembrance 2014

November 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, Nov. 6, 2014, As part of Transgender Awareness Month, the Valley’s LGBT community and their allies will gather Nov. 23 to remember transgender individuals [...]

All Over The Map | Oct. 23, 2014

October 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, Oct. 23, 2014. It’s interesting to look at how the American public’s reaction to well-known people coming out of the closet has evolved over the past 30 [...]

Trans* Not Transparent

October 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, Oct. 23, 2014. The local advocacy organization Human & Equal Rights Organizers (HERO) is rolling out two social media-driven campaigns in the next few [...]

Wingspan Begins Merge with SAAF

October 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, Oct. 23, 2014. Wingspan, Tucson’s LGBT community center, officially moved into the offices of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) Aug. 1, and [...]

All Over The Map | Oct. 9, 2014

October 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, Oct. 9, 2014. In my personal library, I probably own at least several dozen books on how to write nonfiction. I’ve read dozens more. So I was pleasantly [...]

All Over The Map | Sept. 25, 2014

September 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, Sept. 25, 2014. I moved to Phoenix for the first time more than 17 years ago. I rented a unit in an apartment complex in central Phoenix that prided itself [...]

All Over The Map | Sept. 11, 2014

September 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, Sept. 11, 2014. Recently, I had an opportunity to visit a part of Arizona State University that my day job doesn’t typically take me — the institution’s [...]

All Over The Map | Aug. 28, 2014

August 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, Aug. 28, 2014. I was raised in a household where appreciation of the arts was a daily reality, not a distant ideal. My earliest memories are of singing folk [...]

The Delightful Dozen

June 10, 2010 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, June 10, 2010. Steve and Roger Ham think 12 is enough. With a dozen adopted children ranging in age from 1 to 15, they say their family is complete. When they [...]
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