There was a wonderful celebration of Jim Toy’s many years’ incumbency at the University of Michigan, held on November 12th at Rackham Auditorium. Jim is retiring after years and years of gently and courageously helping people who had been discriminated against for reasons of sexual preference or who were afraid to live in the roles that they were most comfortable in. Present were literally hundreds of people of all ages, genders, persuasions, academic and social levels–all mixing and mingling to sing Jim’s praise, praise that he completely and richly deserves. I was proud to be a part of that celebration.