The decision to use the controversial HIV prevention pill, Truvada, should be based on facts and not on shame and moral judgments Tyler Curry | Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series on PrEP. Regardless of your position on Gilead Sciences Inc.’s HIV medication, Truvada, it has been proven [...]
Runoff gives Texas 2 out state reps for 1st time in history, a landmark the Austin activist and Realtor is ‘proud of’ ANNA WAUGH | News Editor AUSTIN — With the election of Austin Realtor and community activist Celia Israel this week, the Texas Legislature gained two openly LGBT members. Israel won the runoff [...]
President Obama didn’t mention ENDA and other issues important to the LGBT community in his speech but activists remain hopeful DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Reaction to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address varied among LGBT community leaders in Texas. In his speech, Obama didn’t mention HIV or the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, nor [...]
Out comedian Kevin Allison goes where no joke has gone before jonanna widner | Contributing Writer email@example.com The first conscious thought I remember having,” Kevin Allison says as we kick off our interview, “was, ‘Oh, wow, I like boy’s butts!’” It’s not a big surprise that Allison “went there,” or that he did it so [...]
Second Thought Theatre opens ‘Cock’ a play about … well, that’s sort of the question ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Life+Style Editor The name a playwright gives to his work can be a game of expectation. Call your play Ghost, people expect to meet a ghost; call your play The Motherfucker with the Hat, and folks [...]
One visit. One meal. One chance to get it right — Burger bar face-off edition ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Life+Style Editor Dallas is beefeater country, and I don’t mean that guards from the Tower of London vacation here. We like our steaks, but just as much, our burgers. So how does a local newcomer on [...]
Out Austin Realtor Celia Israel made history Tuesday evening with her election to fill the remainder of former state Rep. Mark Strama’s unexpired term, giving LGBT Texans two out representatives in the state Legislature for the first time.
But at 85, McElvaney has had enough with the United Methodist Church’s anti-gay teachings, so he decided to speak out about the injustices the church teaches with a declaration from Northaven’s United Methodist Church’s pulpit Sunday.
The 1st court victory was in Hawaii, but marriage equality took 20 years to come to the state, taught advocates value of persistence DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Hawaii appeared to be the perfect place to begin the marriage equality battle — a liberal state where more than half of all marriages are interracial. The [...]
There’s a reason for Hawaii’s gay-friendliness that has nothing to do with being Obama’s native state — paradise welcomes everyone ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Life+Style Editor When the islands call, West Coasters typically visit Hawaii and East Coasters Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands, but where does that leave Texans? Well, Hawaii helped make that [...]