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 [...]

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 [...]