Brain Nausea

Posted on 03 Oct 2014 at 7:25am

The benchmark for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria is a strong, consistent and persistent identification with and desire to be the opposite sex than one was designated at birth. Yeah. But what’s it feel like? Recently, Dallas attorney Katie Sprinkle referred to gender dysphoria as “brain nausea.” Someone else described it as a toothache that [...]

The need for a separate Dallas Black Pride

Posted on 03 Oct 2014 at 7:20am

Dallas Southern Pride gives black LGBT people a chance to celebrate their unique heritage, culture Dallas Southern Pride, aka Dallas Black Gay Pride Weekend, takes place Oct. 2-6, two weeks after Dallas’ larger gay Pride celebration featuring the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade and the Festival in Lee Park. People often wonder why the two [...]

How the ‘City of Hate’ is becoming bike-friendly

Posted on 26 Sep 2014 at 7:35am

Thomas Cantu Contributing Columnist Last year, 2013, marked the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, and the commemoration uncovered hurt feelings and brought to the forefront conversations we usually held in hushed tones. Dallas’  old “City of Hate” label was revived for the first time in decades. But at the same time, the “Bike Friendly” [...]

When will we rise up?

Posted on 26 Sep 2014 at 7:30am

Elections this November could be the most important in our lives as Texans. Will LGBT Texans claim their power and vote? Tell me, Texas lesbians and gays, when, exactly, are we going to embrace our power? Yes, we already have, in many ways. We have ascended to positions of influence across professions and in elected [...]

New gay stars

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 7:35am

Emerson Collins suggests it’s time to create our own out gay icons We would have far more gay stars if we would make more gay artists into stars. It really is that simple. The impact of the gay community on our culture — through our disproportionate influence in the media, pop culture and news, along [...]

Reclaiming our joy

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 7:30am

We’ve been through so much and the struggle continues. But we can’t forget to truly celebrate ourselves and our community   I didn’t sleep much that night. The sounds of my three roommates snoring and having sex kept me awake — well, that and the excitement of the event we were about to attend made [...]

Letter to the Editor • 09-12-14

Posted on 12 Sep 2014 at 7:50am

Stonewall Dems warn against Patrick The Stonewall Democrats of Dallas are very disturbed to learn via, Dallas Voice, that the founder of Andrews Distributing, Barry Andrews, is hosting a fundraiser for Dan Patrick, the Republican nominee for Texas lieutenant governor. Mike McGuire, president of Andrews, explained that Barry Andrews’ support of Patrick had to do [...]

Trans in the job market: Why we need ENDA

Posted on 12 Sep 2014 at 7:45am

I remember vividly a conversation I had with a longtime friend and mentor in the radio business. She had come out as transgender some 20 years ago, and when I shared with her that I was on a similar path she offered these words of encouragement and warning: “You work for probably the best company [...]

No place for anti-bi bigotry

Posted on 05 Sep 2014 at 8:20am

Gays and lesbians have faced enough discrimination to know better than to delegitimize the experience and identity of bisexuals Within the big LGBT tent, there are myriad strong and specific spaces and groups for lesbians, gay men and — even more so lately — transgender individuals who wish to avail themselves of the opportunity to [...]

Divided, indifferent: Hate Prevails

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 8:00am

Matthew was tied to a fence in rural Wyoming after being pistol-whipped and tortured — left to die. The moment we heard about his death, long before it was ever classified as a hate crime, in the very pits of our stomachs we knew that’s exactly what it was. But some voices, apparently unfazed by [...]