A transformative weekend

Posted on 17 Feb 2017 at 7:50am

TLI2 offered ideas, inspiration and hope This past weekend, transgender people from all over Texas — along with parents of transgender kids — met in Dallas for TLI2 (Transgender Leadership Institute 2). It was the second such weekend-long seminar on activism organized by Equality Texas and Freedom For All Americans. The first was held in […]

Monday is the bigliest holiday of the year

Posted on 16 Feb 2017 at 4:55pm

Monday is President’s Day. Trump’s still in office. Obama’s still out of the country. How the fuck are we supposed to celebrate that?

Racism vs. prejudice

Posted on 10 Feb 2017 at 7:45am

Prejudice exists in our LGBT community, about race and more Recently, while making deliveries for a popular millennial start-up to supplement my income (legal pimping ain’t easy but it’s honest), I came across one of many Dallas Voice news stands in the Oak Lawn area. Star Trek star and LGBTQ icon George Takei’s handsome mug […]

Reality check

Posted on 03 Feb 2017 at 7:55am

Fight back, because they’ll come for us sooner or later Here’s a great idea: Kick the Joint Chiefs of Staff off the National Security Council and install a neo-Nazi white supremacist instead! It is a plot no Hollywood producer would ever buy. It’s just too implausible! But it’s not too implausible for Donald Trump’s administration. […]

Erased from our own debate

Posted on 03 Feb 2017 at 7:50am

Argue for us as human beings, not just against an economic hazard   I’m seeing more and more stories pop up on my Facebook page that mention the impending “bathroom bills” popping up in this session of the Texas Legislature, such as Texas’ Senate Bill 6, which is deceptively named “The Privacy Protection Act.” While […]

Nixon redux

Posted on 31 Jan 2017 at 10:39am

We will prevail John Nelson | Special Contributor   I listened to NPR the other day as a reporter interviewed a Trump supporter from upstate New York who was enthusiastic about Trump’s executive order banning certain Muslims from entering the United States. The reporter asked the man if this ban didn’t run counter to our […]

Donald Trump: Don’t Use LGBTQ Communities As Political Wedge

Posted on 27 Jan 2017 at 10:45am

It’s a hard time to be part of our LGBTQ Asian Pacific Islander (API ) community. As queer and trans Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders, we are facing a moment of repression and rollbacks that we have not experienced since the Reagan years.

I am a racist

Posted on 27 Jan 2017 at 7:30am

(and if you’re white, you probably are, too) I am a racist. Trust me when I say I take absolutely no pride nor pleasure in that confession. But it’s the truth. And if you are white, it’s very likely that you are racist, too. I’m not saying that I am (or that you are) a […]

Taking back our story

Posted on 20 Jan 2017 at 7:30am

Today more than ever, we need to remember the adage: United we stand, divided we fall It has taken me several attempts to avoid just venting my anger and instead actually write something coherent regarding our current political situation. I suspect that is a common thread for many people, especially ones who spread their opinions […]

Thank you, Mr. President

Posted on 13 Jan 2017 at 7:50am

  On Jan. 20, we’ll say goodbye to a transformative leader who tied his legacy to advancing LGBTQ civil rights, along with increasing health care access, saving the nation from economic depression, ending two wars, brokering a nuclear deal with Iran and normalizing relations with Cuba. The Obama administration will be seen as a milestone […]