Dallas is a beacon for police getting it right, which no act of madness should hide

Posted on 08 Jul 2016 at 11:14am

Dallas is a beacon for police getting it right, which no act of madness should hide

Trump and his magical thinking

Posted on 08 Jul 2016 at 7:40am

You can’t fight hate with hate, and hate’s all he has to offer   So much anti-LGBT dumb-fuckery has emerged after the shooting of 102 people, of which 49 were killed, by a man with a military-style assault weapon at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando. There has also been much love and support for […]

Stop playing politics on immigration rights

Posted on 05 Jul 2016 at 2:12pm

To say I am deeply disappointed would be an understatement. We at the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) are aggrieved as a badly divided U.S. Supreme Court issued a 4-4 decision in the case U.S. v Texas on June 23rd.

Art imitating life

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 8:00am

The plot of ‘Independence Day — Resurgence’ is played out every day in America There has been a drought of interesting movies to see lately, so it’s been a while since my partner Katie and I have been to the theater. This week, we decided to see Independence Day – Resurgence — in spite of […]

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 […]