Failure of white, Hispanic activists to show up for largest black LGBT rally in Dallas’ history was inexcusable and must never happen again White and Hispanic LGBT activists in Dallas should be ashamed of themselves. Three weeks ago, in response to bigoted statements by anti-gay City Councilwoman Vonciel Hill, black LGBT leaders staged one of the [...]
Don’t hate on our dancers It’s always hard to be the first one. When BJ’s got the call from Dallas Voice about participating in the first online “Dancer of the Month” feature, we were excited. That excitement and enthusiasm died with the Voice’s June 21 National Pride issue — and quickly turned to anger and [...]
DOMA ruling a boon to same-sex parents, whose children are cited repeatedly in Justice Kennedy’s opinion, but we still have work to do My 10-year-old son throws around the word “epic” on a daily basis. His newest Pokémon card? Epic. His latest zombie-defeating battle in Minecraft, his favorite online game? Epic. The word seemed in [...]
Chance, timely meeting with leader from black civil rights movement serves as reminder that struggle for equality may never really end For most of the last 10 months, and twice a month since March, you’d find me many Tuesday afternoons at the downtown headquarters of Dallas Area Rapid Transit. Since last August, DART has been [...]
Hardy Haberman is a longtime local LGBT activist and board member for the Woodhull Freedom Alliance. His blog is at DungeonDiary.blogspot.com.
It’s LGBT Pride Month, and what better way to celebrate the diversity of our community than by giving you a small taste of the diversity of opinions that are out there. In fact, we’re gonna go ahead and make this a regular feature called #IMHO (for those who’ve been living under a rock, the popular [...]
Rose—Scott-INSETGoogle the name of Dallas News editorial writer Tod Robberson with the phrase “gay rights” and you will find zero relevant results.
Why should I dwell on injustices occurring in a place I’ve never been, to a person I never met? Because if I don’t, no one will.
“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” — Thomas Jefferson Often I find myself in the position of reflecting on the legacy of moralism in politics, especially after GetEQUAL’s recent interruption of first lady Michelle Obama’s speech at a [...]
Law passed this week effectively banning gay-rights organizations is latest sign of Russia’s rapid descent under President Vladimir Putin The staunchly conservative and moralizing Russian czar, Vladimir Putin, announced he and his wife of 30 years are divorcing. This was met with a strange silence from Kirill I, the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch and a [...]