Michael Knaapen

Michael Knaapen

At a Glance:

Michael Knaapen has been a Project Contributor since June 2013, has written 20 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


LGBT Aging: The Next Frontier in the Equality Battle

Filed by Michael Knaapen | April 14, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

The business of aging holds many unique pitfalls for LGBT Americans. How can we respond to the needs of the first real out generation of LGBTs in our country's history?Read More

Human Rights Report: LGBT Highlights, Part 3

Filed by Michael Knaapen | March 20, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

The Human Rights Watch annual report allows us to take a world tour of LGBT issues in order to develop awareness and empathy for a global LGBT community. In this installment, we're looking at Southeast Asia and Europe.Read More

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Every Sperm Is Sacred...Unless It's Gay

Filed by Michael Knaapen | March 13, 2014 | 6:30 PM | comments

A society that bases policies on a malignant belief in the inherent uncleanness of certain groups is itself unclean. Read More

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Human Rights Report: LGBT Highlights, Part 2

Filed by Michael Knaapen | March 05, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Even in the darkest corners of the world, there are some brave lights shining against injustice, emanating a glow of hope. This is how good things begin to grow. Read More

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Human Rights Report Highlights LGBT Issues Worldwide

Filed by Michael Knaapen | February 24, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Human Rights Watch "World Report 2014," which covers events of 2013, "summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide". The report includes explicit mention of LGBT issues.Read More