I am a gay/trans-rights activist, spent high school forming a small private school's first Gay/Straight Alliance, & college canvassing neighborhoods for the HRC. I work hard to make sure my kids don't use/see labels --- which is incredibly difficult in the small, nearly-all-white Protestant town that I live in.
I also spend a few evenings a week working for the United Way & their various fundraisers and volunteering at the various organizations that the United Way supports.
I am an actress in a local theater company, and love the joy it brings to our audience members.
I've worked against labels my whole life. I hate that when people see me they assume things. I think it's wonderful that this project is working to make people see beyond what is in front of their face and into the person that lies beneath. Sometimes the labels are right. Often they are not. What is important is taking the time to find out.