Gabi Clayton

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About me

Industry Non-Profit
Occupation counselor and web designer
Location Olympia, Washington, United States
Introduction I was born in New York City and have lived in Puerto Rico, San Francisco, Vermont, and Mississippi. I now live in Olympia, Washington with my husband, Alec. I’ve always been an activist one way or another. My parents were left wing activists, and I grew up on picket lines and protest marches, making me what is called “a red diaper baby” - the paper I wrote about my family background online from my ‘links’ answers some questions about how I got here. I have been married 30-odd years and am the mother of two sons, Noel and Bill. I’m a mental health counselor & web designer. In 1995 my younger son Bill was assaulted in a hate crime based on his sexual orientation. He committed suicide a month later. Posting his story on my website has been a way for me to turn the pain of his suicide into something that can help end the hate and ignorance, and hopefully save other people from what he went through.
Interests human rights, equal rights, peace, mental health, healthy relationships, self-care, music, art, theater, movies, web design, graphic design, publishing
Favorite Movies The Red Balloon, Black Orpheus, West Side Story, To Kill a Mockingbird, Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance, Harold and Maude, Trouble in Mind, The Milagro Beanfield War, Bagdad Café, Field of Dreams, Fried Green Tomatoes, Powwow Highway, Benny & Joon, Sordid Lives, Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin, Frida, O'Brother Where Art Thou?, Whale Rider, Crash, Transamerica, Kinky Boots, Dogma, Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man, Teen Files: The Truth About Hate, Inlaws & Outlaws, The Secret Life of Words, Cradle Will Rock, Milk, Sisters and Lies, All in the Family (tv), Northern Exposure (tv), Boston Legal (tv), Brothers & Sisters (tv), Firefly (tv), Bill Moyers (tv)
Favorite Music Steve Schalchlin, Rebecca Riots, The Roches, emma's revolution, Bump Kitchen, Leonard Cohen, Tracey Chapman, Bob Dylan, Jude Bowerman, Jack Johnson, The Indigo Girls, The Neville Brothers, Robbie Robertson, Simon & Garfunkel, Pete Seeger, Sweet Honey & the Rock, Woody Guthrie, The Klezmatics, Joan Baez, k.d. lang, Nora Jones
Favorite Books Until the Dawn, Imprudent Zeal, The Wives of Marty Winters, As If Art Matters, Getting It: a Guide to Understanding and Appreciating Art, The Active Life: A Spirituality of Work Creativity and Caring, Landscape without Gravity: A Memoir of Grief

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