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How Can I Be Grateful When I'm So Angry?

Kristen Noel | Posted 01.27.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Kristen Noel

I'm stuck. And I'm angry, because people around me, people I love, are dying, cancer taking them down like dominoes. How do I muster gratitude in the face of chemo?

'Just' Married

Kristen Noel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Kristen Noel

There is nothing particularly just, reasonable, fair or simple about risking one's health to fly across the country to avail oneself of the privileges that heterosexual people enjoy. But that is exactly what my 47-year-old, terminally ill cousin and her partner of 15 years did.

Why Here?

Kristen Noel | Posted 12.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Kristen Noel

All 90 lbs. of my cousin Lisa is willing to travel across the country to New York, a state where her union to Therese, her partner of 15 years, will be acknowledged. But what about the people who don't have the means make their last dying wish -- a legally recognized wedding -- come true?