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Kristen Hotham Carroll
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Kristen Hotham Carroll is a Fine Artist and Business Artist. A photographer and painter, her artwork has been shown in dozens of galleries and museums throughout the globe. The majority of her current work is represented by Bluestone Gallery in Philadelphia and Wet Paint Gallery in Key West.

A long time business consultant, Carroll has worked with organizations of all different sizes and scopes, helping to select and manage top-tier talent, developing branding and marketing strategies, creating operational efficiencies, and laying the groundwork for secured and vibrant futures.

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Merry Freaking Christmas

(2) Comments | Posted December 23, 2015 | 11:44 AM

If your Facebook feed looks anything like mine, you have probably seen one too many memes and posts defending the right to share a Merry Christmas greeting. What you probably have not seen, are any posts (at all...not a one...) of anyone alleging or suggesting that people shouldn't be saying...

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To All the Straight People Who Used the Facebook Rainbow Filter... Thank You!

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 11:42 AM


My wife and I were driving to a meeting when we heard news of the SCOTUS ruling this past Friday. We both started crying, and we were both surprised that we were crying. Part of me had been anticipating the outcome, and the...

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Top 10 Tips for Job Seekers: A Public Service Announcement

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 6:52 PM

Step Brothers stars Will Ferrell and John C Reilly

I have had the pleasure of being involved with recruitment efforts for a very wide range of companies over the past 15 years. From entry level positions to C-level searches, it is...

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Live Free or Buy: Is New Hampshire's Senate Seat for Sale?

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 4:51 PM

Senator Jeanne Shaheen speaks with NH Business Owner Michael Campbell and other members of the National Limousine Association in Washington DC, May 2013. Photograph by Kristen Hotham Carroll.

As a high school student with deep political aspirations, I served as a page...

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I Will Not Picket the Funeral of Fred Phelps

(161) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 9:34 AM

In the late 1990s, I joined an LGBT rights movement called Soulforce, inspired by the principles of non-violence and social justice utilized by Martin Luther King Jr., as well as Mahatma Gandhi. One of our first direct actions was in Lynchburg, VA, where we met with Reverend Jerry Falwell, and...

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Pretty Little Speed Trap

(1) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 5:29 PM


My wife and I are artists, and we travel extensively in search of beauty and inspiration. We have been fortunate to see some of the most glorious corners of our country. In our many years of exploring these United States, we...

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The Right to Not Bear Arms

(13) Comments | Posted December 14, 2013 | 12:03 AM

I have been a civic minded individual since I was old enough to retain thought. I am wildly passionate about community, overcoming injustice and the plausibility that our justice system does more good than harm. As a high school student, I spent my free time sitting in court rooms, watching...

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Anderson vs. Alec: Who Is the Bigger Ally to the LGBT Community?

(22) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 8:13 PM

I have been reading the reports and listening to the character assassination of Alec Baldwin for his big mouth horrifying us once again, and I ask you what is worse for the LGBT community: someone calling us a name in a moment of anger or one of our own carefully...

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Mad Science

(2) Comments | Posted April 1, 2013 | 12:16 PM

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.

As a human race, we have a long history of passing judgment upon people, reducing one another to the lowest common denominator. It is how certain...

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Tammy Baldwin, Our Voice of the Future

(5) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 9:25 AM

I was 23 years old when I attended the Millennium March on Washington for LGBT rights. The world was a different place then. If we wanted to be affectionate with our partners, we scurried off to Provincetown or Key West or San Francisco, where it was safe. We would vacation...

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Taking the Hate Out of the Debate

(2) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 12:35 PM

One of my friends recently posted a question as her Facebook status, "[Do] you think FB divides people more than bring them together... I think it may."

In recent times, humanity has been reduced to a lowest common denominator of quips, judgment, and disdain. We are seeing each other at...

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Yes, Actually, That Does Make You a Bigot

(537) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 10:08 PM

As the chicken fueled battle over marriage equality continues to fill my Facebook news feed, I am seeing more and more complaints from gay marriage opponents regarding the charge of bigotry against them. They don't understand why they can't have an opinion without being called a bigot. Mel Gibson once...

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The Unjuried Art Show

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2012 | 1:49 PM

Images property of Wet Paint Gallery, Key West

As an artist and a gallery owner, I find myself struggling to balance a desire to exhibit many different styles of art, beyond my personal aesthetic or intellectual preferences, while being true to the vision...

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No More Mr. Nice Gay: An Interview with GOP Presidential Hopeful Fred Karger

(7) Comments | Posted March 9, 2012 | 5:51 PM

Artwork by Kristen Hotham Carroll

It was the summer of 2010. I was sitting at an outdoor table at the Element Lounge, a gay bar in Manchester, N.H., when an energetic presidential hopeful, in khakis and a white oxford, skipped over to...

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When Child Actors Should Retire

(82) Comments | Posted March 5, 2012 | 1:03 PM

Kirk Cameron recently took a break from his summer camp planning and Marriage Tour to speak with Piers Morgan. I'm always eager to hear the insight of completely irrelevant members of our society, so I tuned in. Kirk offered the following:

Marriage was defined by God a long...
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Why Artists Aren't Rock Stars

(65) Comments | Posted February 27, 2012 | 7:12 PM

I'm not sure if you heard, but the Academy Awards were on Sunday night. I actually heard about it because I'm not in a coma.

Three days before that, a little something called Linsanity hit South Florida, where I live. Apparently our guy beat their guy. I am not...

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