“Walking the Bridgeless Canyon” ….. sounds very interesting!
My first interaction with Kathy Baldock, the founder and director of Canyon Walker Connections, was in 2012. She had shared information on line about the newly formed Restored Hope Network and its new leader, Robert Gagnon. I had just completed some advocacy for California’s new law protecting minors from “reparative therapy” and was writing about this new and threatening group. I fought them from behind my keyboard. Kathy, on the other hand was arguing with them live in the same room with them.
We both, it appeared to me, to be seasoned advocates doing our part in the battle for equality. It was not until I picked up Kathy’s new book, Walking the Bridgeless Canyon, that I realized we had come to our current missions from very different places.
By 1988, I had lost over forty friends to AIDS. I had spoken at a dozen memorials of very close…
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