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Equality advocate Ash Beckham hopes her habit of chronic over-sharing leads to more honest conversations.

I don’t really hide much. I’m essentially an open book, and honestly, I’ve always been that way. Since I can remember, I have always been the one at the cafe telling my co-workers everything — from bad blind dates to new business ideas. Partially that was to pass the time but also it’s because I cherish the input of family and friends. After all, nothing prompts people to open up quite like doing so first.

As a community, LGBTQ folks have been yelling for years – listen to us! Pay attention to us! See us as equal! Now people are listening and we need to yell less and talk more. Don’t get me wrong, there are still plenty of things to yell about. But one of the biggest issues that the LGBTQ community faces is the continued personalization of our cause. If the old…

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