At a Glance:Michael Hamar has been a Project Contributor since February 2009, has written 219 entries and currently lives in Norfolk/Hampton, Virginia.
Out gay attorney in a committed relationship; formerly married and father of three wonderful children; sometime activist and political/news junkie; survived coming out in mid-life and hope to share my experiences and reflections with others.
In the career/professional realm, I practice in the areas of real estate, estate planning (Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney): business law and commercial transactions; and legal services to the gay, lesbian and transgender community.
Michael Hamar: Recently Filed
Anyone who has seen this disease first hand would never be willing to just write off a given amount of lives as an acceptable reaction. I've seen the disease up close and it's simply horrifying.Read More
Even in happy times, one needs to be aware of possible impending danger. Here in Virginia, that impending danger in 2013 is the gubernatorial candidacy of Ken Cuccinelli - the all but crowned Republican nominee for the November 13, 2013 electoral contest.Read More
I e-mailed the author of a new LGBT-themed book that I'd enjoyed and, to my surprise, I got a reply that led to an interview. How did a straight author write the best gay novel I've read in a long time? Read More
Many readers may be shocked by the title of this post, but here in Virginia, LGBT citizens have absolutely zero state law employment protections and since Congress has never passed ENDA, there are no federal law protections either. Read More
Increasingly progressive businesses will opt to avoid cities and localities that do not oppose discrimination against LGBT citizens and employees. Sadly, this reality is largely lost on most political leaders in Virginia, but things are changing - even in Virginia.Read More