Paxton whines to SCOTUS over Texas’ unconstitutional Voter ID Law

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is at it again. If filing 900-thousand lawsuits against President Obama to try and force the federal government to let him mistreat transgender people isn’t enough to keep Paxton busy, now he has filed “a petition for a writ of certiorari in the United States Supreme Court to reinstate Texas’ voter ID […]

Tarrant County Gay Pride Week Association announces parade honorees

Tarrant County Gay Pride Week Association announced the 2016 honorees for Grand Marshal, Honorary Grand Marshal, Raina Lea Awards, and Banner Honorees.

Save the Day: Get registered and VOTE

There are less than three weeks left — 18 days, as of today (Friday, Sept. 23), to be exact — to register to vote in what may be the most important election of our lifetimes. And no, considering the candidate the Republicans have put on the ballot, that’s not hyperbole. And remember, there is more […]

Ask Howard

How to do the wrong thing right   Always, I receive loads upon multiple loads of various “size” questions — way too many to answer them all. And for mysterious, unfathomable reasons, most all of your measurement questions, dear readers, come at me as the seasons first begin to change; hence, with the “official” arrival […]

Best Bets • 09-23-16

Friday 09.23 — Sunday 10.22 Dallas Theater Center shows a more colorful take on the Old West with the world-premiere musical ‘Bella’ We all know what the Old West was like — white cowboys and blond milkmaids whooping it up in saloons. Only that’s not the Old West — there were African-Americans out there, too, […]

No blame, no shame

Raising HIV awareness among Latinos I graduated college in 1992, the same year I tested HIV-positive. Sometime in the late ’90s, I reconnected with a college friend. He was actually a friend with benefits, so I was quite happy when he tracked me down, which wasn’t that easy back then — at least com-pared with […]

Pet of the Week • 09-23-16

Abel is a 5-month-old Siamese mix who weighs about 6 pounds. He is playful and adventurous and has a curious nature that will melt your heart. He is a growing, thriving kitten looking for a home where he will be treasured. Abel’s ID number is 33347659. Other pets are available for adoption from Operation Kindness, […]

Obituary • 09-23-16

Dr. Terry Daniel Newsom died Sunday, Sept. 18, after a week with dear friends and precious family at his bedside. Born in Texarkana on Dec. 6, 1943, he lived the rare and exciting life of an adventurer, travelling the world again and again, including visits to Portugal, Spain, and Morocco in May. His adventures date […]

Gay Agenda • 09-23-16

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Pride, Dallas Southern style

A pool party, a pageant and performances by singers Brandy and Monica are just some of the fun on tap for Dallas’ Black Pride weekend   From Staff Reports Each year, over the first weekend in October, hundreds if not thousands of men and women converge on Dallas for the annual Dallas Black Pride celebration, […]