I remember only one round up, and it was a club

Posted on 07 Feb 2014 at 7:00am

Some people think we were herded into gay ghettos in the past; if we had been, equality would have come sooner for the LGBT community While editing Tyler Curry’s column for this week’s paper titled “Taking the ‘T’ out of LGBT,” I exchanged a few texts with him about the first couple of paragraphs. Tyler [...]

Equality Texas and the Dangers of ‘Good Enough’

Posted on 31 Jan 2014 at 8:15am

Sarah Davis endorsement falls short on promoting LGBT equality It’s perhaps as clear a sign as anything that Texas still has a long way to go towards LGBT equality. Last week, Equality Texas endorsed Republican incumbent Sarah Davis in her House bid. It was the first time the organization threw official support behind a GOP [...]

I’m the jerk for not accepting the apology, and why Juan Pablo was right

Posted on 24 Jan 2014 at 2:06pm

I wish people who make anti-gay comments would stop apologizing for them.
The apology is usually worse than the original statement. It’s insincere and it comes from a publicist. Then I’m the bad guy when I don’t want to accept it.

Outgrowing the Lone Star State

Posted on 24 Jan 2014 at 8:25am

I’m proud to be from Texas, but I’m also proud to have left behind some of the insanity that goes with it I am an out gay man born in Texas the year after Stonewall. My mom was a wacky matriarch who assumed Auntie Mame offered a blueprint for childrearing and that disco could save [...]

Cedar Springs is our Champs-Elysees

Posted on 17 Jan 2014 at 7:45am

S4 occupies the space once taken by The Old Plantation, but when I walk by it, I remember my first time on The Strip 34 years ago It was a moment that would have done Barbara Walters proud. Last week, I was working with Dallas Voice reporter David Taffet on his story about the evolution [...]

Letter to me, age 14

Posted on 10 Jan 2014 at 8:15am

If I could share some accumulated wisdom with my younger self, it would sound about like this Dear Abby, As another year wraps up, I realize I’ve owed you a letter for way too long. I know you feel hopelessly awkward and out of sync with people, but you haven’t been around long enough yet [...]

Gay men, lesbians and the ocean between us

Posted on 03 Jan 2014 at 7:45am

And why don’t gay men get a cool name derived from Greek mythology? It may not be the topic that most LGBT activists are clamoring to address, but the unspoken differences that divide the boy bars from the girl bars can be seen and felt throughout the country. It’s not because lesbians prefer acoustic rock, [...]

Haven’t we had enough of the bigots?

Posted on 27 Dec 2013 at 8:45am

For too long, religious and political maniacs have battled equality and social progress, and we should be tired of it More than eight decades after the Scopes Trial, we’re still fighting that same religious mentality that throws up barriers each time someone fights for an enlightened government or equality for all Americans.  Aren’t we tired [...]

Homo Resolutions: Five commitments all gay men should keep

Posted on 26 Dec 2013 at 4:09pm

Before we don our gym clothes and go back to punishing ourselves at the overcrowded gyms, there’s one more big blow-out night filled with champagne, confetti, poor judgment and a few half-assed resolutions.

Pope Francis: I’m ready for my closeup

Posted on 20 Dec 2013 at 8:10am

The Advocate’s selection of Pope Francis as its Person Of The Year for 2013 signals a major shift in the Catholic Church’s LGBT tone Recently, The Advocate magazine announced its Person Of The Year for 2013, choosing Pope Francis for the title. Since the announcement, the magazine has been defending its choice to some among [...]