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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From Alabama with love: One congressional candidate’s pledge of hate

Dean Young
Did you know that in Mobile, Ala., there were nine Republicans running in a special election for Alabama’s 1st Congressional District. And you're probably are wondering why you should care about this if you don’t live in the State of ...

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You know, it’s not just about the pasta…

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You all know it’s not about the pasta. It’s about discrimination and intolerance and ignorance. It’s about a mindset that continues on for generations and generations – passed down through a family like Green Bay Packers or Boston Red ...

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Putin’s anti-gay Olympics – Should we participate and condone the hate?

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Perhaps it’s because the United States is so divided on the issue of gay rights that, as a country, we are so divided on the Russian anti-gay, Olympic issue. We have states making laws that allow us to marry and ...

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Should states’ rights decide gay rights? Or any rights?

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The citizens of each state want what they want. The people with the money have the power, and they want to mold their cities and towns to their own little standards, with their own little rules, their own little prejudices, ...

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Hello, Mr. President? The ‘ex-gays’ called, they would like their pride back…

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Bear with me while I ask this question: If you are ex-gay, are you not straight? And if you’re straight, do you not have every right and privilege given to every straight person in America? I only ask because ...

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DOMA is dead – but the haters live on

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I don’t believe I understood how much I was holding inside of me, until I no longer had to hold on to it any longer. When Pete Williams of MSNBC announced that DOMA, the federal Defense of Marriage Act, was ...

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Josh Duggar’s new job: Spreading homophobia and intolerance, FRC style

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According to the Family Research Center (FRC), Josh Duggar “will bring his pro-life and pro-family passions to the political arena where he will help expand FRCA’s reach as a premier conservative advocacy group.” In plain speak, Josh Duggar is going ...

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Marco Rubio: No ‘special’ rights for gay Americans — but I’m not ‘a bigot’

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I wish I understood why allowing married, bi-national same-sex couples to apply for a visa through the marriage-based green card application process is such an abomination to Marco Rubio. ... Perhaps all we have to do is take a look ...

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The heckling lesbian — lending credence that we’re crazy gay activists pushing our gay agenda

Michelle Obama
Rude behavior just gives more fuel to the conservative, homophobic Americans who believe we are simply crazy gay activists pushing our gay agenda into the face of every American. It gives credence to their idea that we are simply a ...

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The Boy Scouts of America and the irreverent churches

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And so it begins -- the abandonment of the Boy Scouts of America by churches of the Southern Baptist persuasion, for the lifting of the longtime national ban on admitting openly gay Scouts. At the end of the day, who ...

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