KJ Ward

KJ Ward is the former director of Boston GLASS, a supportive-services center for LGBTQ youth, and a former commissioner on the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth. Today, KJ is an independent editor, writer, and education consultant. He is also the co-creator of "Born and Raised" and lgbtqbrats.com, a media project featuring the multi-decade reflections of LGBTQ adults who grew up in military communities.

Posts By KJ Ward


The Hidden Cost of Injustice Is What Our Children Could Have Been

“You can be anything you want to be when you grow up!” That’s what we tell our kids, and we encourage them to do well in school so those big dreams can come true. So many us were impressed and...

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Want to Build a Wise, Engaged Citizenry? Read Banned Books in Schools, Especially by Authors of Color

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison's words would have made her a literary giant no matter what, but her position as one of our country's 'most-banned' authors gives her an arguably more important...

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LGBTQ Youth in Military Communities Need Our Support. Here's Why.

There are educational resources allocated to supporting LGBTQ young people, and there are education programs designed to support young people growing up in military communities. But, because of the...

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