Tami and I went to San Francisco for the 41st anniversary celebration of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) back in May. The 2,000+ people gathered at the Palace of Fine Arts were, along with celebrating NCLR’s work, there honoring my friend Kate (Kathy) Kendell. Kate will retire at the end of 2018, after 22 years of being the Executive Director of NCLR. Along with tributes to Kate, the program was honoring two plaintiffs in Doe vs. Trump, the NCLR lawsuit which challenged President Trump’s ban on transgendered people’s military service. While I listened to the two young individuals, I knew that Kate Kendell had helped to create this world.