Don Sherfick

Don Sherfick

At a Glance:

Don Sherfick has been a Project Contributor since September 2006, has written 120 entries and currently lives in Indianapolis, IN.


Don Sherfick is a retired Navy civilian attorney who jumped over to the legal world (IU Indianapolis Law School 1973) after starting his working life as an electrical engineer (Purdue 1961) A life-long resident of Indianapolis, he attended Cathedral High School when it was an all-boys institution at 14th and Meridian.

He’s the father of four, grandfather of eight, and great-grandfather of one. Since retirement in 1994 he’s been active in several GLBT-related not-for-profit organizations, including being president and treasurer of IndyChoruses, parent organization of the Indianapolis Men’s and Women’s Choruses. He and his partner Jerry Hicks, a retired computer systems analyst, were singing members for several years. He’s currently treasurer of Stop The Amendment, Inc and has been engaged with Indiana Equality in fighting SJR-7, the so-called “Indiana Marriage Amendment."

Don and Jerry are consummate news and political/current events junkies. They share interests in music, are avid watchers of “Lost”, “Heroes” and “Smallville”, as well as being semi-nutty Colt’s fans. They do a lot of computer-related things, including Don’s interest in producing music-accompanied videos for special events for family and friends. They watch the world from the perspective of a content long-term GLBT couple who happen to also be interracial.

Don Sherfick: Recently Filed

Out of the Minneapolis airport and into the Mainstream Media

Filed by Don Sherfick | July 31, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

The flap over the arrest of a black Harvard professor by a Cambridge police sergeant, leading to the two sharing a beer or two on the White House lawn makes me wonder if another arrest, this one at the Minneapolis...Read More

No thaw in Icelandic-Hoosier relationships

Filed by Don Sherfick | February 02, 2009 | 9:45 AM | comments

The news from Iceland about that tiny North Atlantic island just naming the world's first openly lesbian head of state has no doubt sent chilling winds blowing through the halls of the Indiana General Assembly. No doubt, the same lawmakers...Read More

Marriage in Indiana: The Non-Defining Moment

Filed by Don Sherfick | January 30, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

I'm always a little skeptical when the proponents of constitutional amendments that would, in their words "define and defend" marriage. Given that the U.S. Supreme Court recently found that the Second Amendment associates a right of self-defense with the right...Read More

MBLGTACC Conference in Bloomington coming on Feb. 13-15

Filed by Don Sherfick | January 29, 2009 | 12:32 PM | comments

The Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference (MBLGTACC) will hold its 17th annual conference Feb. 13-15, 2009 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. The online registration deadline is Friday, February 6, but registration is also available at the...Read More

Bilerico gets GLAAD kudos in WTHR-TV transgender reporting controversy

Filed by Don Sherfick | January 28, 2009 | 8:18 AM | comments

Bill and Jerame are at the Creating Change conference in Denver this week, and have asked me to "mind the store". (All of us make imperfect decisions once in a while.) In rummaging through their inboxI came across this piece...Read More