Stonewall Acceptance Speech

Here’s a close approximation of the speech I gave at ALA on Monday, June 27, 2016 on accepting the first ever Children’s Stonewall Award:

Good morning! I’m honored that you’re here. I’m honored that I’m here. First a few thank yous:

To the Stonewall Committee, especially the Children’s & Young Adult Sub-Committee, and to […]

Pulse Nightclub

A minimum of 103 shots were fired. Probably more. Probably lots more.

How long was the music still playing before the DJ noticed? How many people were still dancing as they were shot?

In about a minute, I said, and someone felt the need to correct me on my facts.

No more shootings, I pleaded, […]