At a Glance:Michael Knaapen has been a Project Contributor since June 2013, has written 17 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 aspires to found a church, write several books, and adopt a golden retriever which he will name Max. The hardest lesson he ever had to learn was how to say yes; he learned how when John Becker proposed to him seven years ago, and he's been saying it ever since. His hobbies include reading history and poetry, traveling the world, singing, and learning how to relax (which is very stressful).
Michael Knaapen: Recently Filed
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
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
Bilerico's John Becker said on CNN today that if Johnny Weir doesn't speak out publicly against Russia's anti-LGBT laws in Sochi, he's not doing enough. What do you think? Watch and let us know.Read More
Diarmuid Martin, the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, is being lauded as a great ally to LGBT people because he accepts that it's wrong to beat, spit on, and kill us. Read More
The Last Israelis, a novel by Middle East observer Noah Beck, tells the story of the Dolphin, an Israeli nuclear submarine charged with a dangerous, deadly mission that could change history.Read More