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Sarah Kate Ellis
Sarah Kate Ellis is an award-winning media executive and salient communications strategist who has led national media brands to their biggest successes, most notably growing Real Simple into one of Time Inc.’s most respected and successful magazines. Her vision has transformed and energized leading media outlets including Vogue, InStyle, New York, and House & Garden. Most recently, she served as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Martini Media, a digital firm specializing in online branding, public relations and marketing. She has earned seven MIN Awards for marketing innovation, two President’s Awards, and MIN’s Sales Executive Team of the Year award in 2012.

As co-chair of OUT at Time Inc., she led programming to spotlight the diversity of the LGBT community and educated the organization’s straight allies on a wide range of LGBT issues. She is a member of Advertising Women of New York, Cosmetic Executive Women, and the Magazine Publishers of America. Ellis is also a Vestry member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Ellis earned her B.A. from Russell Sage College and also attended the Tuck Executive Education program at Dartmouth.

In 2011, Ellis co-authored a memoir with her wife, Kristen Ellis-Henderson, titled “Times Two, Two Women in Love and the Happy Family They Made," released by Simon & Schuster. The autobiography chronicled their simultaneous pregnancies and road to motherhood. The two are outspoken advocates for LGBT equality and were featured on the groundbreaking “Gay Marriage Already Won” cover of Time Magazine. They were also profiled in a special New York Times Style section devoted to marriage equality on the day it became legal in New York State and were the subjects of The Huffington Post's three part documentary web series titled "Here Come The Brides." They were named one of GO Magazine's Most Captivating Couples of 2012 and are the proud mothers of two children. The couple held the first same-sex marriage ceremony performed in the Episcopal Church of New York State.

Entries by Sarah Kate Ellis

When Being LGBT Can Cost You Your Life

(7) Comments | Posted September 15, 2015 | 10:46 AM

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community experiences myriad inequalities all across the globe. There are more than 70 countries where it is illegal to be LGBT, eight where state-sanctioned death penalty is the punishment, and often times, even in countries where being yourself is lawful, many LGBT people...

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God V. Gays Is a False Narrative

(105) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 1:49 PM

In the days since the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, a number of false narratives have started dominating our airwaves and social media.

People of faith are pitted against the LGBT community, which is positioned as both godless and faithless. Let's be...

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For Gay and Bi Blood Donors, New Rules but Same Ban

(1) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 8:07 PM

If a blood transfusion could save your life, would the sexual orientation or gender identity of your donor matter?

According to our government, the answer is "yes." For over 30 years the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) maintained a lifetime ban on blood donations from all gay and bisexual...

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My Kids Have Everything -- Except Married Parents

(475) Comments | Posted June 15, 2011 | 2:28 PM

With Memorial Day just a couple of weeks behind us, I have taken residence on the weekends in a pool side lounge chair, at the local swim club my partner, Kristen Henderson and I joined just a mere month ago. I feel so lucky to be able to enjoy the...
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