Don’t ‘straight-wash’ Orlando

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 8:05am

The murders at Pulse were an act of terrorism, but just as much an act of anti-LGBT hate. I think it’s time for a little “Gaysplaining.” When you call the creep who murdered my Latino/a brothers and sisters at Pulse — a GAY BAR — a terrorist, you are only half right. He was a […]

Media and the community

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 8:00am

Looking back on a life in the field of journalism When you count your blessings this month during gay Pride, don’t forget to say a word of thanks to the Dallas-Fort Worth mainstream media. You wouldn’t enjoy the freedom you experience today without the editors and reporters of those newspapers and television stations. My thoughts […]

Our inaction is killing us!

Posted on 22 Jun 2016 at 9:55am

Our inaction is killing us! Our inaction has allowed mass shootings to become unacceptably commonplace in our country. We have a responsibility to do more to keep guns out of the wrong hands. Our inaction in our communities, our in action in Congress, and our inaction as consumers has contributed to a gun culture that […]

Appreciating, protecting our safe spaces

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 8:45am

  Like many Gaytinos, I began my Pride Month with a visit to Latin Night at Washington, D.C.’s popular gay bar, Cobalt. Every first Saturday of the month, Cobalt dedicates its third floor to Latin music and performances by drag talent that appeal to the small, but growing Hispanic lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population […]

Defining moments

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 8:40am

It was 1992 and I had just moved to Dallas from a small college town in Florida. HIV/AIDS was a growing issue in my experience, but it had already taken many people in Dallas, including leaders in our LGBT community. I was too young to understand the power of the Stonewall Riots in 1969, so […]

Please, not again

Posted on 14 Jun 2016 at 3:16pm

I’ve only been to Orlando once. It was a work trip when I was the program director for WKLS-FM in Atlanta. We were, at the time, the flagship station for the Atlanta Braves radio network and I went down for a week during spring training. The Braves worked out in Orlando and played spring training […]

Standing strong against the haters

Posted on 10 Jun 2016 at 7:50am

Transgender couple put a human face on the debate over inclusive EEOC polices in Mesquite On Monday night, June 6, my wife, Ashley Boucher, and I braved Metroplex evening traffic to make it from Grand Prairie to Mesquite for the Mesquite City Council meeting. The council was set to vote on adding sexual orientation and […]

Enlightenment, enschlightenment

Posted on 03 Jun 2016 at 8:10am

Democrats have to focus on the threat of Trump to beat him   When you look at the election rationally, it is impossible for a candidate who has no political experience, is a serial philanderer, has bankrupted several companies, has a fourth-grade vocabulary and has a history of shady business practices to even make it […]

The shocking truth about HRC

Posted on 27 May 2016 at 7:40am

The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC says it envisions a world where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work […]

“Bro jobs” and what it means to be gay

Posted on 20 May 2016 at 8:10am

Arecent article talking about the “bro job” — a sex act between heterosexual men — has me questioning the whole sexuality alphabet soup we live in. LGBTQAAI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, allies, intersex), etc., seems to be getting a bit awkward, and perhaps someday soon we will just refer to people as “people.” […]