At a Glance:Joe Mirabella has been a Project Contributor since November 2009, has written 200 entries and currently lives in Seattle, WA.
Joe Mirabella grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He received his BA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Iowa.
Following college, he spent three years traveling the world as an event manger, before finally landing in Seattle, Washington.
Recently, he served as the Social Networking Director for the Approve Referendum 71 campaign to keep domestic partnerships. Mirabella helped inspire 40,000 people to join the Approve 71 facebook page during a difficult off year election.
Referendum 71 made history as the first expansion of rights for the LGBT community approved by voters in the United States.
Mirabella was a member of the National Equality March coordinating committee. He is the Washington State Community Organizer for Join the Impact. Joe is a regular contributor to several blogs including the Seattle PI.
Joe Mirabella: Recently Filed
Directed by Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams, the documentary examines the relationship between American evangelical churches, their missionaries, and anti-gay laws in Africa like Uganda's so-called "Kill the Gays" bill. Read More
At 12:01 AM PST gay and lesbian couples in Washington State began to receive marriage licenses. I was at King County's administration building, but couples in every county throughout the state are preparing to marry on December 9, after the mandatory three day waiting period is over. Read More
A draconian bill was introduced in Nigeria's Assembly that would ultimately jail Nigeria's gay citizens and anyone who supported them if it becomes law. Read More
The President announced his support for marriage equality in Maine, Maryland, and Washington state yesterday. He also formally opposed Minnesota's proposed constitutional amendment to ban marriage and civil unions.Read More
Roger was arrested last year for sending a text message that said, 'I am very much in love with you' to another man. He was charged and convicted under Cameroon's law that criminalizes "homosexual behavior," and sentenced to three years in prison.Read More