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Barb Hamp Weicksel

COMMENTARY: The hyphenated Americans

Do you believe there will ever be a time in these United States of America when we will not be known as gay-Americans and just simply be Americans?

COMMENTARY: Coming Out 101

"I believe every person who has the strength and the courage to come out and live their truth is quite brave and in some sense of the word – a hero."

COMMENTARY: No matter what you do, you’re gonna die

Cancer doesn’t discriminate – gay, straight, Christian, Muslim, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Russian, someone everywhere in the world has suffered and died from cancer. If cancer doesn’t discriminate, why should we?

COMMENTARY: Life is precious, so choose wisely

"I don't want to feel weighed down with the burden of being angry at everyone who has decided that it's the gays who are to blame for what is wrong in their lives."

COMMENTARY: Gays in Major League Baseball?

Who of our current general managers has the courage to sign or encourage the first openly gay baseball player? And who of our current players, or one who is coming up, who are gay would have the courage of Jackie Robinson?

COMMENTARY: Fifty shades of red

SDGLN Contributor Barb Hamp Weicksel celebrates the growing amount of red on the equality map of the United States.

COMMENTARY: Teach your children well

There is fun to be had in this world without a drink in your hand; let’s teach that to our children.