Michael Knaapen

Michael Knaapen

At a Glance:

Michael Knaapen has been a Project Contributor since June 2013, has written 30 entries and currently lives in Washington, D.C..


Michael Knaapen believes people are neither good nor bad - they're simply making do. He loves to organize and celebrate communities, especially the LGBT community, and has served in many capacities in his past homes of Wisconsin and Vermont to do just that. He enjoys reading history and poetry, traveling, and cooking.

Michael Knaapen: Recently Filed

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Nifty Neologisms: Oxford Approves 50+ New Words

Filed by Michael Knaapen | August 24, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

If you've ever disagreed with somebody and said "SMH" or called someone out for "mansplaining," you are among the pioneers birthing little word babies on the frontier of the English language.Read More

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Profiles in Courage: Vermont's Marion Milne

Filed by Michael Knaapen | August 19, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Marion Milne was a legislator from a small state, but her great act of courage deserves to be remembered. Read More

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Vicious: New Brit-Com Delights in Slights, Little Else

Filed by Michael Knaapen | July 02, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

"Vicious," a new British sitcom starring Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi, lives up to its title - perhaps too much? Read More


Top 10 Out and Proud LGBT Athletes

Filed by Michael Knaapen | June 30, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

World Cup and Pride come together in a top 10 list of the greatest out American athletes. Read More

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A Covenant: Marriage Equality in the Episcopal Church

Filed by Michael Knaapen | June 23, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Reports following the Presbyterian Church's approval of marriage equality have been mixed: does the Episcopal Church affirm marriage equality, too? The short answer is yes. Read More