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 […]

Back of the line

Posted on 13 Jan 2017 at 7:45am

Is there hope for Dallas queer people of color in 2017? Many of us brought in the New Year with resolutions that we hoped to maintain past January, and tried our best to forget the disasters of 2016. But Nov. 8 still haunts some of us beyond cruelty — and for a good reason. No, […]

The subtle genius of Trump

Posted on 11 Jan 2017 at 9:55am

I gotta give the guy some credit: Donald Trump is either getting some really clever advice, or he is smarter than he lets on, at least when it comes to managing the media and his messaging. When he was elected in November (Thanks Russia!), Trump decided not to do the usual Q&A with the press. […]

An open letter to Kim Burrell

Posted on 06 Jan 2017 at 7:35am

Please start acting like Jesus Christ! Dear Kim: Sista-Gurl, we need to talk. Really, we do. Over the past weekend, the entire world has heard a portion of Kim Burrell’s “Sermon on the Mount,” in which you unabashedly made the following statements: “Anybody in this room who feels the homosexual spirit, beg God to free […]