Kate Kendell, and The Audacity to Fight for Justice.
In May, my wife Tami and I went to San Francisco for the 41st anniversary celebration of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR). Along with celebrating NCLR’s work, the many people gathered at the Palace of Fine Arts were honoring my friend Kate (Kathy) Kendell, as she is to retire at the end of 2018 from 22 years of being the Executive Director of NCLR. Along with tributes to Kate, the program gave honors to the two plaintiffs in Doe vs. Trump, the NCLR lawsuit which challenged President Trump’s ban on transgendered people serving in the military. While I listened to the two individuals (ages 20 and 22), I knew that we were truly living in a world that Kate Kendell helped create.