Joe Mirabella

Joe Mirabella

At a Glance:

Joe Mirabella has been a Project Contributor since November 2009, has written 201 entries and currently lives in Seattle, WA.


Joe Mirabella grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He received his BA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Iowa.

Following college, he spent three years traveling the world as an event manger, before finally landing in Seattle, Washington.

Recently, he served as the Social Networking Director for the Approve Referendum 71 campaign to keep domestic partnerships. Mirabella helped inspire 40,000 people to join the Approve 71 facebook page during a difficult off year election.

Referendum 71 made history as the first expansion of rights for the LGBT community approved by voters in the United States.

Mirabella was a member of the National Equality March coordinating committee. He is the Washington State Community Organizer for Join the Impact. Joe is a regular contributor to several blogs including the Seattle PI.

Joe Mirabella: Recently Filed

Here's What Happens When a Nation Says 'Yes' to Love

Filed by Joe Mirabella | June 28, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

All Out's Mike Buonaiuto shot this heartwarming short film at NYC's Stonewall rally. I'm so glad I got to experience this event through his lens.Read More


'God Loves Uganda' Premieres at Sundance

Filed by Joe Mirabella | January 20, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

Directed by Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams, the documentary examines the relationship between American evangelical churches, their missionaries, and anti-gay laws in Africa like Uganda's so-called "Kill the Gays" bill. Read More


Washington's First Same-Sex Couples Apply for Marriage Licenses [Photos]

Filed by Joe Mirabella | December 06, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

At 12:01 AM PST gay and lesbian couples in Washington State began to receive marriage licenses. I was at King County's administration building, but couples in every county throughout the state are preparing to marry on December 9, after the mandatory three day waiting period is over. Read More


Nigeria Poised to Pass 'Jail the Gays' Bill

Filed by Joe Mirabella | November 16, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

A draconian bill was introduced in Nigeria's Assembly that would ultimately jail Nigeria's gay citizens and anyone who supported them if it becomes law. Read More

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President Obama Endorses Marriage Ballot Measures

Filed by Joe Mirabella | October 26, 2012 | 9:45 AM | comments

The President announced his support for marriage equality in Maine, Maryland, and Washington state yesterday. He also formally opposed Minnesota's proposed constitutional amendment to ban marriage and civil unions.Read More