Katy Bourne


WTF, Indiana?

POSTED ON March 30, 2015 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Like most normal people with feet and sensibilities firmly planted in the 21st century, I am appalled by Indiana’s odious pile of caca that is the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. While proponents claim that the law will prevent the government from infringing on the peoples’ ability to exercise religious beliefs, anyone with opposable thumbs and ... Read More

Genderqueer-Part III

POSTED ON April 21, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

This post has been temporarily removed.     *** Stay with us. Don’t sink to the bottom like a fish going to sleep. Be with the ocean moving steadily all night, not scattered like a rainstorm.   The spring we’re looking for is somewhere in this murkiness. See the night-lights up there traveling together, the ... Read More

Genderqueer- Part I

POSTED ON March 10, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 8 Comments
 

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An Open Letter to Tod Howard & Bill Mathias

POSTED ON April 23, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 7 Comments
 

Mr. Howard & Mr. Mathias, Today I read an article in the Seattle Times about your efforts to block students at Carver Middle School from forming a Gay-Straight Alliance. According to the article, you urged lawmakers in your state to tweak the definition of “secondary schools” from grades 6-12 to 9-12, so that Florida middle ... Read More

How Do We Make Purple?

POSTED ON November 12, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

   It’s been nearly a week since the election and I’m tired, elated and vastly relieved. My guy won. Big exhale. While I know that not everyone shares my thrill at President Obama’s reelection, I’m willing to bet that the majority of my fellow Americans–on both sides of the fence– are glad that the whole ... Read More

An Open Letter to LGBT Youth

POSTED ON August 16, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 5 Comments
 

  An Open Letter to LGBT Youth, My name is Katy. I live in Seattle. I am a writer, a jazz singer and the proud mother of a wonderful gay teenage son. You don’t know me. We’ve never met. But I am writing today to deliver this message: YOU MATTER You matter a lot. You ... Read More

Gay Pride, Proud Mom

POSTED ON June 23, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 25 Comments
 

  My son came out to me in the form of a text. I was working on my computer late one night last September. Enzo was staying at his dad’s house that particular evening. I had my nose deep into something I was writing when his text came in. The text, which was sent to ... Read More

A Bitch Slap for Rick Santorum

POSTED ON January 26, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 13 Comments
 

 “There are certain things that government does that gives people privileges in order to promote activity that are healthy for society and are best for society. And those things we promote would give people advantages or benefits, government benefits because we think that is healthy activity. Mothers and fathers coming together, forming healthy marriages, having ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.