Strong people stand up for themselves, but the strongest people stand up for others.

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Check out my recent photos from Campus Pride, various workshops and speaking engagements...


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About Ma

With Master of Education from Iowa State University, I specialize in diversity and social justice education. I am an “Out” Ally and a passionate supporter of LGBT equality. My transformation into an Ally began on a college campus, where I developed the skills I needed to become an effective voice. I spoke at Open Mic for Coming Out Day(s), served on the LGBT Advisory Board, and lobbied for the University to hire full time staff for the LGBT office. I listened to coming out stories and I became Ma Purdy.


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Recent Blog Posts

December 11, 2012 |

Live on and be yourself!

Love this video for the song “Same Love,” as featured on the debut album from Macklemore & Ryan...

October 30, 2012 |

Ma’s “Coming Out” Story

I never understood or believed I had a story, a “coming out’ story that could impact people; a story that...

October 23, 2012 |

Camp Pride Awards 2011

Campus Pride – Nashville, 2011 In 2011, Campus Pride held the fifth annual Campus Pride Summer Leadership...

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