SB 6 and the art of funding through Panic

Posted on 24 Mar 2017 at 7:50am

I’m getting a little annoyed with every national advocacy organization you can imagine sending out the same message: “SB6, the Texas bathroom bill, is advancing. Call your state representatives and tell them the bill is terrible and opposed by law enforcement and business groups. Oh, and send us money, because that’s really the only way […]

The grand delusion

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 9:25am

This isn’t River City, and Trump isn’t the Music Man   This morning I checked in on a GoFundMe campaign. I like GoFundMe. It’s a way to give an extended community a chance to participate in charitable or entrepreneurial endeavors. It can be effective in helping friends out or funding special events. One event that […]

Remembering — Recordando

Posted on 10 Mar 2017 at 7:50am

Dallas’ LGBT Latino history site is born Recordando: It’s Spanish for “remembering.” I have documented my life through photographs because my parents didn’t. With nine people in our family,taking photos and processing film were a luxuries they couldn’t afford. That was long before digital cameras and cell phones, of course. I was in my mid-twenties […]

The messages in the Oscars

Posted on 03 Mar 2017 at 7:50am

If you really want to understand what’s going on in our world, both globally and within our LGBTQIA community, you can learn all you need to from last Sunday night’s Oscars awards show. And I don’t just mean the fiasco that happened when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway pulled a Steve Harvey and called out […]

The face of a predator

Posted on 03 Mar 2017 at 7:45am

If you really want to protect women, children then stop focusing on trans people   I really wish we could get past the restroom debate. I get asked about it so much, seemingly every day. My Facebook feed is full of stories debating on both sides whether or not there is a threat to women and […]

An open letter to Donald Trump, the man occupying the White House

Posted on 24 Feb 2017 at 7:35am

Mr. Trump: Your recent gaff about the terrorist attack in Sweden (and other gaffes regarding current events) might be excusable — if you were not sitting in the Oval Office.  As the so-called president of the U.S., you have the most effective information gathering operations in the world at you fingertips, as well as the […]

Remembering Rosa

Posted on 24 Feb 2017 at 7:35am

LGBT Latina community leader Rosa Lopez leaves a legacy of civic pride and activism   Jesus Chairez  |  Contributing Writer ……………………. Memorial Service LULAC 4871 — The Dallas Rainbow Council will hold a community memorial service for and tribute to Rosa Lopez on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 6-7 p.m., at the Interfaith Peace Chapel, […]

A transformative weekend

Posted on 17 Feb 2017 at 7:50am

TLI2 offered ideas, inspiration and hope This past weekend, transgender people from all over Texas — along with parents of transgender kids — met in Dallas for TLI2 (Transgender Leadership Institute 2). It was the second such weekend-long seminar on activism organized by Equality Texas and Freedom For All Americans. The first was held in […]

Racism vs. prejudice

Posted on 10 Feb 2017 at 7:45am

Prejudice exists in our LGBT community, about race and more Recently, while making deliveries for a popular millennial start-up to supplement my income (legal pimping ain’t easy but it’s honest), I came across one of many Dallas Voice news stands in the Oak Lawn area. Star Trek star and LGBTQ icon George Takei’s handsome mug […]

Reality check

Posted on 03 Feb 2017 at 7:55am

Fight back, because they’ll come for us sooner or later Here’s a great idea: Kick the Joint Chiefs of Staff off the National Security Council and install a neo-Nazi white supremacist instead! It is a plot no Hollywood producer would ever buy. It’s just too implausible! But it’s not too implausible for Donald Trump’s administration. […]