Michael Knaapen

Michael Knaapen

At a Glance:

Michael Knaapen has been a Project Contributor since June 2013, has written 28 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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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


Surprise! 10 Unexpected Musical Moments

Filed by Michael Knaapen | June 15, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

Musical surprises come in two forms: an underestimated performer that wins you over, or an adored diva that misses her cue. Both can be pretty entertaining. For good or for ill, these 10 musical moments will surprise you.Read More


Everyone Loves a Good StoryCorps

Filed by Michael Knaapen | June 12, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

A new initiative from StoryCorps is dedicated to preserving LGBTQ stories, especially those of early pioneers, youth, and others most likely to be excluded from history.Read More