Tag Archives: marriage equality

Edie Windsor (June 20, 1929 – September 12, 2017)


One of my favorite heroes was a woman named Edie Windsor who died yesterday at the age of 88. I never had an opportunity to meet her personally, but I know what my family and my community owe her. She … Continue reading

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Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home


Coming this December – a Must Read! Read the intimate personal essays of 21 native or adopted South Carolinians who contributed significantly to the organizing of the queer community in our state from the AIDS crisis in 1984 to marriage … Continue reading

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Road to Equality – Revisiting the Obama Presidency


President Barack Obama was the first American President I ever heard who openly supported marriage equality for LGBT citizens. My emotions were a mixture of joy and amazement the first time I heard him say the words. I felt an … Continue reading

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…And Your So-Called Social Security…


One of my favorite country singers and songwriters, Merle Haggard, wrote one of my favorite songs, Big City with lyrics that are much more meaningful to me in 2015 than they were in 1981 when I first heard them.     … Continue reading

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The M Dot


  3. Bertha Emiline Selma Buls (08/02/1873 – 01/01/1956) m. Charles C. (Karl) Schlinke (01/09/1870 – 03/14/1953) …..3.5 Bernice Louise Schlinke (10/20/1898 – 04/19/1972) m. James Marion Boring (03/06/1887 – 09/20/1938) …..3.5.4 Selma Louise Boring (03/25/1927 – 04/25/2012) m. Glenn … Continue reading

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