At a Glance:Davina Kotulski has been a Project Contributor since January 2010, has written 92 entries and currently lives in Oakland, CA.
Davina Kotulski, Ph.D., is the former Executive Director of Marriage Equality USA, a clinical psychologist, life coach, and author of Why You Should Give A Damn About Gay Marriage (2004) and Love Warriors: The Rise of the Marriage Equality Movement and Why It Will Prevail (2010).
She has deep roots in the freedom to marry movement that began with organizing “Marriage License Counter” protests. On February 12, 2004, Kotulski and her wife, were the 17th couple married in San Francisco. Kotulski organized the "Marriage Equality Express," an educational bus tour across the United States that culminated in the first national marriage equality rally in Washington, DC on October 11, 2004. She has appeared on CNN, Newsweek, Time and USA Today and in three documentaries: "Freedom to Marry" “Pursuit of Equality,” and “I Will, I Do, We Did”.
Davina has organized numerous rallies and educational forums for LGBTIQ rigths and is an internationally known advocate for LBTIQ equality.
Davina received the “Saints Alive Award” from the Metropolitan Community Church, the Michael Switzer Leeadership Award, and she was “sainted” Saint Activista Davina by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in August 2004.
Davina Kotulski: Recently Filed
Just before the Massachusetts Supreme Court legalized marriage equality ten years ago, I interviewed Mary Bonauto, a pioneer in the freedom-to-marry movement. Here is an excerpt from that interview.Read More
As LGBT people it is important for us to support our Native American brothers and sisters in ending flagrant disrespect of their culture just as we want support to end negative stereotypes of LGBT people.Read More
What you think of the portrayal of LGBT people in the media? Are watchdog groups like GLAAD still needed?Read More
I just got another email from a progressive mailing list talking about Obamacare. Please stop calling it Obamacare! It's called the Affordable Care Act.Read More
Yesterday, as same-sex couples in California exchanged wedding vows, I drove to West Hollywood, California to be a part of the festivities. The feeling of love was everywhere!Read More