Michael Knaapen

Michael Knaapen

At a Glance:

Michael Knaapen has been a Project Contributor since June 2013, has written 33 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

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ImageOut: Making Movie Magic in Rochester, NY

Filed by Michael Knaapen | October 15, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Don't miss ImageOut, an extraordinary film festival lovingly and expertly curated by the passionate LGBT community of Rochester, New York.Read More

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Trans* Women of Color's Lives Matter

Filed by Michael Knaapen | October 03, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Last Saturday, nearly 50 people gathered on the steps of the Washington Convention Center to support trans women of color -- because every life matters.Read More

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'Love is Strange' Movie Works on Many Levels

Filed by Michael Knaapen | October 02, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

Love is Strange tells the story of two men who get married after 39 years together and the hardships that follow. Starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, it's a slow-paced, sweet movie about two old men in love.Read More

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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