Barbara Weicksel

I’ve spent most of my life wondering what it was I wanted to do with my life. In my 50′s I decided I wanted to write, and so write is what I’ve been doing. It’s become a part of who I am, a part of what I do. I’m also a photographer. Not a professional, but a photographer just the same. My writings can cover any subject – I don’t limit myself to one thing. I write what I feel, and I feel a whole lot about a whole lot of things!

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On Republicans and their “religious liberty”

Balloons spell out the word "love" over the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday June 26, 2015, after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the US.
Barb Weicksel sheds some light on The First Amendment Defense Act, a bill that would allow for discrimination against same-sex marriage. ...

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Philly professor makes incendiary remarks about gays, Jews, and women

Professor Kaukab Siddique also wrote on Facebook that he thinks "many women are sluts."
Despite calling the legalization of gay marriage "Obama's homo uprising," LIncoln University will take no action against Professor Kaukab Siddique. ...

All because of the colors on a flag…

I’ve been thinking a great deal about flags the past few days. All this whining from the confederate flag-loving people about southern pride and southern heritage -- all because of the colors on a flag. ...

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Organized Religion – Oy

I’m tired of the Christian religion showing up in my government and my schools and anywhere else they deem it necessary to save humanity. It irritates me that Christians believe that their religion should dictate the laws of the land ...

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Coming Out – Yes, it still does matter

I didn’t come out until I was 50. In those 50 years I lied, cheated on a husband, denied who I was and tried desperately to be the daughter, sister, wife, cousin, friend that I was expected to be. ...

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It’s not just about the parade: Why pride still matters

I’ve been asked why it is that “you gays” need a parade. Why it is we feel the need to “prance around” and celebrate something that is an abomination in the eyes of God. I’m told that there isn’t ...

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I just can’t vote for a gay Republican…

Carl DeMaio
Carl DeMaio is running for the U.S. House of Representatives. He’s a fiscal conservative Republican, and that is why he won’t have the vote of this liberal Democratic lesbian. And I don’t like the fact that he won’t really ...

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Gay, Irish, in Boston? The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is not for you

Julien Behal, Press Association (via AP, File)
Let me begin by saying I’m not Irish – something my Irish partner Susan tries daily to not hold against me – and I do not understand the need for all the St. Patrick’s Day tomfoolery. That said, it is ...

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If I knew you were coming, I would have baked a cake…

I’m always touched when people of faith send their love and compassion my way… These people – these Christians – What are they so afraid of and why are they so very hateful? This picture of the cake and all ...

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Arizona – Why You Gotta Be So Mean?

It’s not just the LGBTQ folks who should be upset by this hideous Arizona law. Every American should be concerned that by simply being who you are you can be refused service, refused a place to live, refused a job, ...

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