Liberty Ridge Farm: Faith or discrimination?

Posted on 22 Jan 2016 at 7:55am

  While I’ve never been there in person, Liberty Ridge Farm looks like a beautiful place, based on the photos on their website — lush green grass, handsome horses and goats, a rainbow of various flowers, hearty corn stalks taller than your head. It’s the kind of place a couple looking to get married might [...]

Amend this!

Posted on 15 Jan 2016 at 7:45am

Texas moves into the 21st century when it comes to amending birth certificates One of the things that cis-people (those who have a gender identity matching their physical anatomy) seldom — if ever — think about is the little letter designating their “sex” on identity documents. When someone “comes out” as gay or lesbian, they [...]

The outcasts do it better

Posted on 15 Jan 2016 at 7:40am

When it comes to parenting vs. not parenting, the heteros could learn from the LGBTs When it comes to parenting vs. not parenting, the heteros could learn from the LGBTs As an inhabitant of our heteronormative society, one can’t help but notice the passive-aggressive, ever-present battle between heterosexual couples with children and childless (by choice [...]

Holiday vacation nightmare

Posted on 08 Jan 2016 at 7:50am

Misadventures of a gay traveler include flight delays, a missed ship, a gay resort and a broken ankle “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up.” That was me just before Christmas, on a public phone in the popular LGBT Blue Chairs Resort in Puerto Vallarta, after tripping and falling on the rooftop veranda floor. “Very [...]

Prognosticating

Posted on 01 Jan 2016 at 7:25am

Some ‘visions’ of the possibilities of 2016   As the New Year approaches, it’s tempting to look back at the past and recount the events that made 2015 what it was. For me 2015 was not a bad year — if you take out the whole heart attack thing and seeing several friends pass on, [...]

Trump’s no savior

Posted on 28 Dec 2015 at 9:39am

Playing at politician, candidate has adopted an old — and dangerous — trick   There is a technique politicians have used over time to gain favor from the masses, and it’s pure evil and morally bankrupt. It can also be lethal. It’s called the Karpman Drama Triangle. Here’s the gist of it: You, the politician, [...]

Enough!

Posted on 04 Dec 2015 at 7:50am

As the killing continues, we have to move beyond hyperbole and hate Enough. No more. Really. No more shootings. No more bombings. No more hatred and rage. Less than a month ago, on Nov. 13, terrorists associated with DAESH (some people incorrectly call the group ISIS or ISIL) murdered 130 people and injured 360-plus more [...]

Where do we stand? Where do we go? How do we get there?

Posted on 27 Nov 2015 at 7:50am

  After the recent attacks in Oak Lawn, let’s take this moment to assess where we are, how we got here and where we want to be. A dozen violent attacks on gay men constitutes a security crisis in Cedar Springs, but long before we reached that number, Dallas Voice and other media had alerted [...]

HIV: Yep, it’s still a thing

Posted on 27 Nov 2015 at 7:45am

  A few weeks ago, it became official: HIV is loathsome. It all had started so innocently. Back in 2013, the New York State Division of Human Rights posted a public awareness ad that featured the image of a woman alongside the text “I AM POSITIVE(+)” and “I HAVE RIGHTS.” The intent was to inform [...]

Step right up!

Posted on 25 Nov 2015 at 12:05pm

GOP presidential race NOT the greatest show on earth, but certainly has its share of clowns I have held my tongue regarding the current slate of Republicans running for their party’s presidential nomination. I have held my tongue as I watched more than a dozen “candidates” jockey for position, each trying to move further right [...]