Category Archives: LGBTQ Movement

In the quest to free my Persecuted Ugandan friends — SUCCESS — and more…

As it turns out, Bryan, one of two gay Ugandan men I have raised money for (with the help of very generous friends) is leaving with another friend for South Africa THIS WEEK! I am very excited for him. Harold’s … Continue reading

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Baton Blog Hopping: Hey, it’s Cindy’s turn.

Any author who has developed a distinct voice makes his or her work different. Once you have found a voice as a writer, no one else sounds like you. Continue reading

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A new laptop or people’s lives?

Recently, I complained to my brother that my laptop was slow, so we ended up window shopping at a local Best Buy. It’s so enticing to drive  into the parking lot where the blue and yellow sign is lit up … Continue reading

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‘Who Would Choose Such a Difficult Life If They Were Normal?’

‘Who Would Choose Such a Difficult Life If They Were Normal?’ – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cindy-zelman/who-would-choose-such-a-d_b_3531091.html

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What happened to The Early Draft?

My blog site, The Early Draft, once seemed like a thriving and growing venue to share my writing and ideas. But after three years interest seemed to dwindle. Comments on “The Early Draft” dried up. Maybe you all just got … Continue reading

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You’re my best friend! How can I be homophobic?

Thank you to lesbian.com for running my piece on having a best friend who is homophobic. The piece is a little long, I think, but if you’re interested in reading what it’s like to have a friend who loves you … Continue reading

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I see the good in the bad: less rant, more rave

A couple of weeks ago, I was so angry I ranted here about a blog by a woman who claimed to be fair in her attempt to understand both the Christian and the gay/queer issues in relation to same-sex marriage. … Continue reading

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