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 [...]

Focus on the facts

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 7:40am

Just like in the early days of AIDS, ignorance and misinformation about Ebola are widespread — and dangerous His voice had an air of genuine concern, and from his tone I could tell he was talking to someone close to him, maybe a girlfriend or family member. (I am not someone who routinely eavesdrops on [...]

The Supremes got it wrong (in ’66)

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 7:35am

SCOTUS decision not to hear marriage equality case appeals shows you can, in fact, hurry love. But what else does it mean? SCOTUS decision not to hear marriage equality case appeals shows you can, in fact, hurry love. But what else does it mean? The Supremes got it wrong. In 1966, that is, with their [...]

We must end domestic violence

Posted on 07 Oct 2014 at 3:07pm

October has been recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in our country since 1987. During this month and throughout the year, Americans should join together to eradicate the scourge of domestic violence from our society.

Brain Nausea

Posted on 03 Oct 2014 at 7:25am

The benchmark for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria is a strong, consistent and persistent identification with and desire to be the opposite sex than one was designated at birth. Yeah. But what’s it feel like? Recently, Dallas attorney Katie Sprinkle referred to gender dysphoria as “brain nausea.” Someone else described it as a toothache that [...]

The need for a separate Dallas Black Pride

Posted on 03 Oct 2014 at 7:20am

Dallas Southern Pride gives black LGBT people a chance to celebrate their unique heritage, culture Dallas Southern Pride, aka Dallas Black Gay Pride Weekend, takes place Oct. 2-6, two weeks after Dallas’ larger gay Pride celebration featuring the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade and the Festival in Lee Park. People often wonder why the two [...]

How the ‘City of Hate’ is becoming bike-friendly

Posted on 26 Sep 2014 at 7:35am

Thomas Cantu Contributing Columnist Last year, 2013, marked the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, and the commemoration uncovered hurt feelings and brought to the forefront conversations we usually held in hushed tones. Dallas’  old “City of Hate” label was revived for the first time in decades. But at the same time, the “Bike Friendly” [...]

When will we rise up?

Posted on 26 Sep 2014 at 7:30am

Elections this November could be the most important in our lives as Texans. Will LGBT Texans claim their power and vote? Tell me, Texas lesbians and gays, when, exactly, are we going to embrace our power? Yes, we already have, in many ways. We have ascended to positions of influence across professions and in elected [...]