Shannon Hames

Shannon Hames: Change for the better

When I was a kid, my mom would say, “Shannon, you are such a free spirit.” I didn’t know what that meant, but I knew it wasn’t something anyone else in my family was. When I got older, my free-spiritedness m...

Charles Stephens: On loving the work

Community organizing is nothing if not humbling. You have to have nerves of steel. I mean, it’s beautiful, don’t get me wrong, but it’s also humbling. It requires vulnerability on so many l...
Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee: On Stonewall and ‘the first brick’

Larry Kramer has always been my type of jackass. The iconic gay curmudgeon came to mind during the progressive confusion and outrage over two Black Lives Matter activists storming the stage at a Bern...