Why should I dwell on injustices occurring in a place I’ve never been, to a person I never met? Because if I don’t, no one will.
“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” — Thomas Jefferson Often I find myself in the position of reflecting on the legacy of moralism in politics, especially after GetEQUAL’s recent interruption of first lady Michelle Obama’s speech at a [...]
Law passed this week effectively banning gay-rights organizations is latest sign of Russia’s rapid descent under President Vladimir Putin The staunchly conservative and moralizing Russian czar, Vladimir Putin, announced he and his wife of 30 years are divorcing. This was met with a strange silence from Kirill I, the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch and a [...]
Why we support Bobby Abtahi We support Bobby Abtahi in the June 15 runoff to represent District 14 on the Dallas City Council. We believe Bobby is the candidate best able to support our neighborhoods and community by listening to our concerns and working positively with others to find solutions that keep us safe and improve [...]
Memory of those who marched in gay parades of the 1980s and later died from AIDS should inspire us to keep fighting for LGBT equality The motto of my first Pride parade was “Unity and More in ’84.” If you think this is ancient history, I can assure you it’s not. Pride in ’84 meant then, [...]
Mayor Rawlings, Councilwoman Jasso are equally to blame for the death of an LGBT equality resolution The unceremonious death of an LGBT equality resolution this week had all the signs of a dirty backroom deal between Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and City Councilwoman Delia Jasso. We may not be able to prove it, but here’s [...]
As long as groups like Campus Crusade for Christ are demonizing LGBT people, we’ll continue to be persecuted at home and abroad As if intending to justify the need for the International Day Against Homophobia, a vicious mob of more than 20,000 homophobes attacked 50 gay-rights advocates commemorating this event in Tbilisi, Georgia. According to the [...]
Scott Griggs’ measure backing marriage equality, state ENDA would have been more useful in January, is no substitute for true leadership When the Dallas City Council takes up a pro-LGBT resolution in June, it will have been seven months since the measure was first introduced by Councilman Scott Griggs. If passed, the resolution would express [...]