Michael Knaapen

Michael Knaapen

At a Glance:

Michael Knaapen has been a Project Contributor since June 2013, has written 40 entries and currently lives in Washington, D.C..


Michael Knaapen believes people aren't really good or bad - they're just 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 cares about elder justice and prison reform. He enjoys reading history and poetry, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Michael Knaapen: Recently Filed


'Salvation Army' Film: How the Impersonal Hits Home

Filed by Michael Knaapen | February 22, 2015 | 2:00 PM | comments

In an adaptation of his novel, filmmaker Abdellah Taïa tells the story of a gay Moroccan who grows up under layers of oppression and learns to pursue freedom at any cost. Read More

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Out in the Night: A Review and an Opportunity

Filed by Michael Knaapen | January 21, 2015 | 12:30 PM | comments

The stirring film "Out in the Night" tells the story of 4 lesbians of color who were involved in a violent, life-changing altercation in NYC. Come attend the DC screening!Read More

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O Holy $#!+... Terrible Singing Makes a Bad Song Better

Filed by Michael Knaapen | December 24, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

For some poor bastards, "O Holy Night" is THE song of the season. For the rest of us, if we can't enjoy the song on its merits, we may derive at least a little schadenfreude from its more colorful performances. Read More

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Chris Crocker Talks Gender Identity

Filed by Michael Knaapen | December 14, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

"Try to take a closer look at who people are, beyond their physicality. Gender isn't box-size. Neither are our minds, so open yours up..."Read More

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Charles Manson Can Marry, But Many LGBTs Cannot

Filed by Michael Knaapen | November 18, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Charles Manson - one of America's most objectively horrible citizens ever - is getting hitched. Where's the outrage from "marriage protectors" like Tony Perkins and Maggie Gallagher?Read More