Counting your blessings

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 at 7:25am

Living life as a trans woman isn’t easy. In fact, it can be hard as hell. It hurts; it’s expensive, and at times can seem an insurmountable challenge. There are still many obstacles stacked before us that all seem to conspire to derail transition, or worse. We need look no further than our annual observation [...]

Going homo for the holidays

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 at 7:20am

When you are out and proud, with a loving and supportive Rockwellian family, the holidays are a face-stuffing good time filled with presents, merriment and drinking for good times. If you are not out, or if you come from a judgmental and conservative family more akin to something out of Tennessee Williams, it can mean [...]

“He-man, woman haters”?

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 8:05am

Why aren’t gay men stronger allies for our lesbian sisters? Since coming out, I always thought — perhaps naively — that gay men and lesbians were natural allies: We face similar societal disdain. We are often bullied and marginalized by heterosexuals. People use religion to ostracize and discriminate against us. But it seems that lesbians [...]

Witness to change

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 8:15am

Aged faces of those in All Saints memorial program offer hope that the depths of the epidemic have passed It’s rare that a PowerPoint presentation makes me cry. It happened last Sunday. Every year, our church celebrates All Saints Day with a service dedicated to all the congregation and family members we lost during the [...]

A personal perspective on Perry

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 8:10am

Looking back at the longest-serving Texas governor’s time in office We knew a new governor would be taking power in Texas come January 2015, one way or another. Gov. Rick Perry — the longest serving, most blatantly anti-LGBT governor in Texas history — finally will be stepping down. What a wild ride Perry gave Texas’ [...]

Vote Democratic all the way

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 7:40am

It’s about what’s best for the nation I­­ was dismayed by a recent Dallas Voice column by Metroplex Republicans President Rob Schlein (Oct. 24: “Vote for competence and integrity, not just party”) in which he suggested that voters should not ask whether a candidate or political party is “with me” or “against me” when voting. [...]

Provocative or just in bad taste?

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 7:35am

Halloween costumes in the LGBT community can run the gamut, but it’s all about the dress-up fun Halloween is a special holiday that allows imagination and personal expression to run completely wild. For children, it is a day to dress up as their heroes, favorite characters or to take the power away from scary things [...]

The beginning of the end of bigotry in Texas

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 7:45am

A vision of what could be, if we all turn out to vote next month I can still remember that moment as if it were just yesterday: I had watched the past two presidential elections with amazement. But never had an election seemed to affect me so personally — in my own state. You see, [...]

Vote for competence and integrity, not just party

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 7:40am

Natinsky, Hawk, Lee, DeWitt deserve your vote For too many elections, Dallas Voice readers voted based on the question “Are they ‘with me’ or ‘against me’ as it pertains to gay rights. The main criteria have always been the questions of same-sex marriage and non-discrimination in employment. And therefore, readers aligned with the Democrat Party. [...]

Broadcast news

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 8:00am

It’s not enough networks give  lip-service to gay inclusion; they must deliver   For the avid television watcher, the fall season is like Christmas — the major networks unwrap and roll out an all-new slate of shows and stories to dive into. For the LGBT fan of all things television, this exciting time is tempered [...]