Arthur Lipkin, Ed.D., is Chair of the Massachusetts Commission on Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Youth. He taught the first course on GLBT school issues at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, directed the Safe Colleges Program of the Governorâ€™s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth, the state Project for the Integration of Gay & Lesbian Youth Issues in School Personnel Certification Programs, and Project 10 East at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. He is also the author of Beyond Diversity Day: A Q & A on Gay and Lesbian Issues in Schools (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004) and Understanding Homosexuality, Changing Schools (Westview Press, 1999) and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Youth. Arthur and his partner were fourth in line to be married shortly after 12:01 AM on May 17, 2004 when marriage for same-sex couples became legal in Massachusetts. He also taught in the Cambridge Public Schools for 20 years.