Erased from our own debate

Posted on 03 Feb 2017 at 7:50am

Argue for us as human beings, not just against an economic hazard   I’m seeing more and more stories pop up on my Facebook page that mention the impending “bathroom bills” popping up in this session of the Texas Legislature, such as Texas’ Senate Bill 6, which is deceptively named “The Privacy Protection Act.” While […]

I am a racist

Posted on 27 Jan 2017 at 7:30am

(and if you’re white, you probably are, too) I am a racist. Trust me when I say I take absolutely no pride nor pleasure in that confession. But it’s the truth. And if you are white, it’s very likely that you are racist, too. I’m not saying that I am (or that you are) a […]

Taking back our story

Posted on 20 Jan 2017 at 7:30am

Today more than ever, we need to remember the adage: United we stand, divided we fall It has taken me several attempts to avoid just venting my anger and instead actually write something coherent regarding our current political situation. I suspect that is a common thread for many people, especially ones who spread their opinions […]

Thank you, Mr. President

Posted on 13 Jan 2017 at 7:50am

  On Jan. 20, we’ll say goodbye to a transformative leader who tied his legacy to advancing LGBTQ civil rights, along with increasing health care access, saving the nation from economic depression, ending two wars, brokering a nuclear deal with Iran and normalizing relations with Cuba. The Obama administration will be seen as a milestone […]

Back of the line

Posted on 13 Jan 2017 at 7:45am

Is there hope for Dallas queer people of color in 2017? Many of us brought in the New Year with resolutions that we hoped to maintain past January, and tried our best to forget the disasters of 2016. But Nov. 8 still haunts some of us beyond cruelty — and for a good reason. No, […]

An open letter to Kim Burrell

Posted on 06 Jan 2017 at 7:35am

Please start acting like Jesus Christ! Dear Kim: Sista-Gurl, we need to talk. Really, we do. Over the past weekend, the entire world has heard a portion of Kim Burrell’s “Sermon on the Mount,” in which you unabashedly made the following statements: “Anybody in this room who feels the homosexual spirit, beg God to free […]

Defend this!

Posted on 06 Jan 2017 at 7:30am

Ted Cruz’s First Amendment Defense Act in reality does just the opposite I see where Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, is enforcing his brand of crazy by crafting another version of the First Amendment Defense Act, or FADA, although up til now, it seems to me that the only part of the First Amendment […]

Don’t import NC’s hate

Posted on 30 Dec 2016 at 7:50am

A Texas version of North Carolina’s notorious HB2 could prove to be an even greater economic disaster   North Carolina dug in its heels and settled in for the long term this week. The legislature’s action — refusing to repeal HB2 in the face of a disastrous economic boycott and at the same time reneging […]

Brian Brown: NOMing the globe

Posted on 23 Dec 2016 at 7:50am

National Organization for Marriage is back, and taking its hate worldwide   They’re baaaaaaack! The National Organization for Marriage is back, that is. Though they never really went anywhere. They were just stuck in place for awhile during the Obama administration. But now that the United States has elected a bigoted rage-baby to be our […]

Calling a rose a rose (and other random thoughts )

Posted on 16 Dec 2016 at 7:55am

“That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.” This oft-quoted line from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet came to mind this week at work. My co-worker, a lovely African-American woman, is often asked for on the phone or up front in the lobby as “the black woman.” While technically that’s […]