I recently facilitated a Diversity & Inclusion strategic planning session and kicked off the convening with a typical run through of ground-rules/safe-space/brave-space/call-them-what-you-want guidelines. You likely know the drill… this is where participants are encouraged to use ‘I’ statements, respect confidentiality, step-forward/step-back, etc. I always ask if participants want to offer any additional suggestions, and on … More Did you really just say that?!
In Charge! Tom Bourdon Gets It Done in Greater Boston By Christine Nicco May 7, 2015 Founded in 1972, PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization serving the LGBTQ community with over 350 chapters across the country. One of said chapters is the Greater Boston PFLAG, an organization that has been making leaps and … More In Charge! Tom Bourdon Gets It Done in Greater Boston (Rainbow Times, 5/7/15)
USA Today By: Susan Donaldson James April 26, 2012 Tom Bourdon and his husband Jimmy have been legally married for seven years and are raising two children in a home they jointly own in suburban Massachusetts, where same-sex marriage has been legal since 2004. But this weekend, as they finish up their taxes, filing a … More IRS Makes Gay Parents ‘Lie,’ Shortchanging 2 Million Children (USA Today, 4/16/12)
New York Times by Douglas Quenqua June 26, 2009 WELCOME to the flip side of homophobia. “I’m flattered, and I think it’s hilarious,” Kris Allen told People.com recently, responding to the news that his former roommate and runner-up on “American Idol,” Adam Lambert, had a crush on him. Mr. Lambert, who favors black eyeliner and leather pants, … More I Love You, Man [as a Friend] (New York Times, 6/26/09)