This time it’s different

Posted on 28 Oct 2016 at 7:50am

I did something this week I’ve done dozens of times before in my life: I voted. The process wasn’t dissimilar from the many other times I’ve cast a ballot. This time it was electronic instead of on paper, but it was pretty straightforward. I participated in early voting this year. I like taking advantage of […]

Speak to the heart and the mind will follow

Posted on 28 Oct 2016 at 7:45am

We can’t move LGBT rights foes to our side with purely logical arguments I watched dumfounded recently as Charles Moran, a Trump delegate from California, was on TV extolling the virtues of the GOP when it comes to LGBTQ issues. He saw the candidacy of Donald Trump as being consistently supportive of LGBTQ rights. This […]

Gays seeking safety in Trump?

Posted on 21 Oct 2016 at 8:00am

If you are backing the GOP candidate for president because you think he’ll better combat terrorism, think again If you’ve been paying attention this election season, you know that there are some outspoken people in the LGBT community that are backing Donald Trump for president. It’s not surprising, really; like every other group of people, […]

A gay view from a red state

Posted on 14 Oct 2016 at 7:55am

Growing up ‘different’ puts a different spin on ‘the Trump Effect’ It’s never easy having a point of view at odds with the rest of your community. That is exactly how I’ve felt most of my life, having grown up in a small town in East Texas. East Texas is VERY red — as Republican […]

What we’ve learned about Trump

Posted on 14 Oct 2016 at 7:50am

The more I’ve learned about the GOP candidate, the more solid is my support for Clinton For four decades I avoided voting in political primaries because I thought it would be inappropriate for a reporter to align with a political party. I often covered political campaigns, so choosing one political party primary over another one […]

Takes one to know one

Posted on 07 Oct 2016 at 7:50am

Was Trump coked up during the debate?   Back in the 1980s, I was in the film production business. I directed commercials and short films for commercial clients. It was a fun business, but very intense, and it was also rife with cocaine. Some clients expected it as part of the production process, some suppliers […]

High stakes

Posted on 07 Oct 2016 at 7:50am

  PGN Exclusive: Democratic presidential candidate addresses LGBT equality By Hillary Clinton Editor’s Note: The following op-ed was written by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for Philadelphia Gay News, which has made the content available to Dallas Voice and other LGBT news publications. PGN reached out to both Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump, giving […]

Proving a point in a blue polo

Posted on 30 Sep 2016 at 7:50am

I recently came across an article online talking about gender inequality, and as someone who sees himself as a fair guy and a reasonable thinker, I didn’t quite understand how someone could be treated so differently based solely on their gender. I try to treat everyone I come in contact with the same — with […]

No blame, no shame

Posted on 23 Sep 2016 at 7:35am

Raising HIV awareness among Latinos I graduated college in 1992, the same year I tested HIV-positive. Sometime in the late ’90s, I reconnected with a college friend. He was actually a friend with benefits, so I was quite happy when he tracked me down, which wasn’t that easy back then — at least com-pared with […]

We need 2 strong parties

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 9:25am

Why this Democrat wants a strong Republican Party I’ve been a Democrat all my life. I believe in the party’s values; I’m pleased when its candidates win elections, and I’m persuaded the country is better off when Democratic ideas get a fair shake in the public arena. But none of this means that I favor […]