Pence: As anti-gay as the Republican platform

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 7:55am

All aboard the GOP Train for a trip back in time with Engineer Trump and Conductor Pence   Was anyone really surprised that Donald Trump picked Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his co-captain for the most terrifying boat ride since the Titanic? Pence may be best known for signing Indiana’s “just say no to gays” […]

Worst coming out ever

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 7:50am

So, October 11th is National Coming Out Day, established to encourage a safe world where LGBTQ people can come out and live our authentic lives. For the past 15 years or so, the Human Rights Campaign has even given it a theme of some kind. Everyone comes out in their own way. Matter of fact, […]

Standing on the brink

Posted on 15 Jul 2016 at 7:50am

As we stand at a crossroads in our country, Black Panther Party cofounder’s call for unity still rings true       ‘During the past few years, strong movements have developed among women and among homosexuals seeking their liberation. There has been some uncertainty about how to relate to these movements. “Whatever your personal opinions […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]