top of page

About the Author

Amy Contrada

Author Amy Contrada
Trans Rights parade Northampton MA 2008

Amy documenting the Transgender Rights parade in Northampton, Mass. June 2008. (Once gay marriage was won, what came next?)

Amy Contrada

Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, Amy went on to Oberlin College Conservatory of Music as a violinist, later graduating from Tufts University with a B.A. summa cum laude in history. She also earned an M.A.T. in Social Studies from Brown University, and a Violin Making Diploma from the North Bennet Street School in Boston. She has worked as a department administrator and staff assistant at Harvard University, as a violin maker, and as a high school teacher. Since 2004, she has worked with the non-profit activist hub, MassResistance.

Amy never intended to write political history and analysis. But the culture wars, as played out in Lexington, Massachusetts, drew her into activism. In the early 1990s, she joined a concerned taxpayer organization and a group of parents opposed to radical sex education in the schools there. 

The same-sex marriage issue shocked her back into activism after years focused on raising her two children. In 2004, she joined Brian Camenker’s efforts to remove the rogue judges in Massachusetts, and to strengthen parents’ rights protections in the state. She began the MassResistance blog in 2005, its name acknowledging that leftists were in control of media, educational institutions, and all levels of government. The constitutional crisis in Massachusetts made crystal clear the betrayal by establishment Republicans who undermined conservatives from within the political party that should represent them. And that brought Amy to a close examination of Mitt Romney, the quintessential “establishment fixer,” and his role in the gay marriage saga.

She has published two other books: the controversial The Health Hazards of Homosexuality: What the Medical and Psychological Research Reveals (2017) and Passing the Trash: Covering Up Educators’ Sex Crimes — and How a Superintendent Was Caught after Decades of Lies (2020; pen name "Louisa Miller"). Those books can be ordered here and here. Amy has published columns at American Thinker, Salvo, Renew America, and MassResistance.


Amy lived in Massachusetts for four decades. She held signs at the Battle Green in Lexington for US Senate candidate Mitt Romney in 1994. And she even voted for him for Governor in 2002. (Live and learn!)


Amy was fortunate to escape Massachusetts and now lives in the beautiful mountain West.

Amy Contrada protesting gay marriage judges at MA&PA amendment rally, Boston Common, Feb 2004.

Amy at the rally for the MA&PA marriage amendment in February 2004. She had a different message:
IMPEACH the 4 gay marriage judges!

bottom of page