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Kim Reed  // Posts published by Kim Reed

27 Jan Posted by in • Guest Writers | Comments Off on Murder in Uganda, Light a Candle

Murder in Uganda, Light a Candle

Murder in Uganda, Light a Candle

Ugandan Gay rights activist David Kato was asleep in bed when an unknown assassin entered his home and beat him to death with a hammer.  Uganda is a country that was the target of several decades of fundamentalist Christian proselytizing that featured the strongest condemnation of same sex love, combined with affirmation of the threat […]

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20 Jan Posted by in • Guest Writers | Comments Off on My Jersey Shore

My Jersey Shore

My Jersey Shore

My first ‘long term’ college relationship lasted almost three years. Annie was a sailor born and raised on the Jersey shore.  Her last name was Italian, but her world was in a universe very different from the popular cable TV show.  Her Sicilian American father held the highest civilian security clearance in the local military […]

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29 Dec Posted by in • Guest Writers | Comments Off on What I Have in Common with David Wojnarowicz

What I Have in Common with David Wojnarowicz

What I Have in Common with David Wojnarowicz

Last November, the edited ACT UP version of David Wojnarowicz’s artwork video, A Fire in My Belly, was removed from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Show, Hide/Seek Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, because it offended conservative Rep. John Boehner and The Catholic League.  Its removal offended almost everyone else who cares about art and […]

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20 Dec Posted by in • Guest Writers | Comments Off on A Lesbian Child is a Gift

A Lesbian Child is a Gift

A Lesbian Child is a Gift

When I was very young, I was given a Batman utility belt for Christmas.  It was a wonderful gift for a lesbian child.  The wide plastic belt clipped on important tools and accessories.  A tiny metal flashlight with the black bat sign over a grey metal shaft shone a light beam across the tip top […]

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06 Oct Posted by in • Guest Writers | Comments Off on My Rutgers University Legacy

My Rutgers University Legacy

My Rutgers University Legacy

Last Friday, Rutgers President Richard McCormick stated that the school had a “strong history of social activism on behalf of diversity” Epochalips received this story just a few days prior to the tragic suicide of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi. Kim Reed was one of the first women to join the Rutgers Gay Alliance in 1979. […]

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