Kathi Wolfe

Kathi Wolfe is a writer and poet.

July 26, 1990, was a life-changing day for people like me. Twenty-five years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. If you’re able-bodied, you may not realize how life-changing the ADA has been for people with d... more

Jul 20, 2015 6:33 PM Op-Eds

Photo by Stephen Luke The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding same-sex marriage is truly transformative for people like me. If you’re heterosexual, you may not realize the wide-ranging privileges you get as a matter of course — from Soc... more

Jun 29, 2015 5:14 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments

President Obama signed an executive order on July 21 prohibiting federal contractors from engaging in employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. more

Jul 24, 2014 4:36 PM Op-Eds

By Kathi Wolfe We’re in the midst of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and such awareness is needed now more than ever in this brutal economy. Though many persons with disabilities are qualified and want to work, we are unable... more

Oct 19, 2011 1:41 PM Dispatches

Aug. 4 was a joyous day for gay and lesbian Americans. It was the day U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker overturned Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage. more

Aug 10, 2010 5:33 PM Dispatches

By Kathi Wolfe Twenty years ago, on July 26, 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law and changed millions of lives for the better — including mine. When I was growing up legally blind before the... more

Jul 23, 2010 2:39 PM Dispatches

Growing up legally blind, I never imagined that anyone like me would become a top political leader. But now David A. Paterson has been sworn in as this country’s first blind governor. more

Mar 17, 2008 3:47 PM Op-Eds

Historic milestones don’t occur very often, but Nov. 7 was a watershed day for people like me — lesbians, gay men and bisexuals. The House of Representatives on that day passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill offering protec... more

Nov 12, 2007 3:49 PM Dispatches

Growing up legally blind, I never dreamed people like me would campaign for -- and win -- political office. But people with disabilities are doing just that. Today, two people who are legally blind, David A. Paterson, a Democrat in New York... more

Oct 25, 2006 4:24 PM Dispatches

Next high court nominee critical to ADA's survivalJuly 20, 2005 Fifteen years ago, on July 26, 1990, people with disabilities cheered when President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. We applauded when B... more

Jul 20, 2005 1:38 PM Op-Eds

Nation's top psychiatric group leads way in endorsing same-sex marriageJune 14, 2005 It's Gay Pride Month, and here is one reason to celebrate: The assembly of the American Psychiatric Association recently issued a statement supporting sam... more

Jun 28, 2005 1:30 PM Op-Eds

June is Gay Pride Month. more

Jun 16, 2003 12:00 AM Op-Eds