Girl on Girls action: Jenny Block starts monthly column this Friday

JennyBlockSo we know you are looking for girl on girls action … and not the way straight men do. No, you want a female perspective on females, or just sex and relationships in general, and that’s what Jenny Block offers.

Starting this Friday, Block’s column will appear monthly in the Scoop section of Dallas Voice (alternating with our popular Ask Howard feature, on weeks when Cassie Nova’s too busy tucking to write a cogent piece). Jenny, a Lambda Literary Award winner and nationally-known sex columnist (as well as a longstanding Voice contender and frequent running buddy of mine), will talk about taboo subject related to sexuality, family and anything you wanna ask her. In fact, you can start getting your questions in at

Welcome aboard, Jenny!

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

WATCH: Gay intern Daniel Hernandez, who saved Gabrielle Giffords’ life, on CNN

On Sunday morning Instant Tea broke the news that Daniel Hernandez Jr., the intern credited with saving the life of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords after Saturday’s shooting, is gay.

Unfortunately, just a few hours after we posted this exclusive story, our website went down for maintenance. Talk about bad timing!

Anyhow, we thought we’d follow up on our little scoop by sharing Hernandez’s interview with CNN, in which he refuses to take credit for saving Giffords’ life.

“People have been referring to me as a hero. I don’t think that’s something that I am,” Hernandez tells CNN. “I think the people who are heroes are the people like Gabby who are public servants and who have dedicated their lives to public service. So it just makes me happy that I was able to help her in any way that I could.”

Spoken like a true gay Latino hero.

—  John Wright