zip code are you in?
Describe your status: partnered,
married, single, widowed etc.
Do you have children & if so what
are their ages?
14-year old twin girls
What made you decide to participate in this
I would like to support a project that promotes LGBT awareness
and shows that the LGBT community includes bright and beautiful
What inequalities have you faced as members
of the LGBT community or as people who love someone gay?
Friends have been supportive since my first coming out and
although initially surprised, family members have become my
supporters as well.
My daughters have not faced any backlash from peers. In fact,
one of the teachers at their school recently asked me about
my upcoming LGBT projects, while the mom of one of daughters'
friends called to tell me she had read and supported my books
about my coming out experience. I have been blessed with people
who continue to accept me and my family.
The road to breaking down inequalities can begin by talking
to one person at a time. Supporting gay neighbors can begin
with a simple conversation: personally welcome and acknowledge
your gay neighbors.
I am fortunate to work for a company that provides same-sex
domestic partner health insurance, a rarity in Milwaukee.