The Big Show

Posted on 09 Dec 2016 at 8:00am

It’s all fun and games for the Trumpistas for now. But just wait til the pots all boil   The reporter had to yell his question to be heard over the den of cheering and noise, asking an enthusiastic Trump supporter why he liked Donald Trump. The answer was simplistic but deeply reveling: “Look at […]

Trump’s election: We have one last hope

Posted on 02 Dec 2016 at 8:05am

The Electoral College was put in place to save the country from evil and mischief   This year, for the first time in our 32-year-plus history, Dallas Voice endorsed a political candidate. We officially backed Hillary Clinton for president, and we did so because we believed — and still do believe — that Clinton was […]

1986 called: They want their racist back

Posted on 25 Nov 2016 at 7:35am

A long, long time ago in 1986, Jeff Sessions was nominated to be a federal judge in Alabama. But the Senate Judiciary Committee was all, “Uh, no, you’re way too racist.” Fast forward 30 years and Donald Trump is all, “There’s no such thing as too racist! Here, have the whole Justice Department, Jeff!” So […]

Softer, gentler Trump?

Posted on 18 Nov 2016 at 7:55am

President-elect’s words on ‘60 Minutes’ are no guarantee of safety for LGBT people, but we will stand strong Supporters of President-elect Donald J. Trump probably reacted with as much shock as did backers of Hillary Rodham Clinton did when she lost the election to the billionaire. The television networks were abuzz Sunday with discussion about […]

Election 2016

Posted on 11 Nov 2016 at 8:10am

Our thoughts on the day after the 2016 Presidential election What? How? Why? Shocked, devastated, heartbroken, angry, sad, discouraged, exhausted. This just can’t be our country. How can we live here now? Where can we go? Should we leave our country or stay? The feelings and questions flowed with the tears. Despair. Difficulty focusing. It […]

Different journeys

Posted on 04 Nov 2016 at 8:15am

For those seeking spiritual homes, moving beyond the homophobia isn’t always easy A few weeks ago, a man named Jason Thomas made headlines when he shared the story of how he was forced to leave Watermark Community Church, a nondenominational evangelical Christian megachurch here in the DFW Metroplex that he had attended for some time. […]

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 […]