Author: Tammye Nash

TrendingTEA Episode 18: Our Queer Olympics: How Adam Rippon is ripping off the mask of figure skating

When Adam Rippon took to the ice on Sunday night, Feb. 11, it was like all of (gay) social media exploded at the same time. My feed was inundated with Facebook statues like, “Who is he? Where has he been?” And “OMG! He’s scrumptious.” But once I saw him, I understood IT ALL. I was a day late watching the men’s final long skate for the team figure skating competition, which also means I was a day late on all the fuss. Watching him skate to Birds by Coldplay, I could feel that I was watching something historical. But,...

Read More

Benefit set for Chanel Champagne

The Round-Up Saloon, 3912 Cedar Springs Road, will host a special show to benefit local entertainer Chanel Champagne on Sunday, Feb. 25, beginning at 7 p.m. There will be no cover, and the show will feature more than 25 drag performances, with all tips going to help pay medical expenses for Chanel, who is recovering after being injured Feb. 7 in a car accident in Denison. The entertainer was a passenger in a vehicle which hit a patch of black ice on the highway, spun into the retaining wall and then bounced off that wall and into an 18-wheeler....

Read More

Getting back on the right path

President Barack Obama, right, leads applause to the parents of Matthew Shepard, Dennis Shepard, left, and Judy Shepard, center, and James Byrd Jr.’s sisters, Louvon Harris, second left, and Betty Byrd Boatner, second right, during a White House reception commemorating the enactment of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, on Oct. 28, 2009. This week, Judy Shepard said she believes the country is going backwards in terms of fighting hate crimes and bigotry.   (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press)   As she plans a visit to Dallas, Judy Shepard talks about keeping up the fight and the...

Read More

Texas candidate gets LPAC endorsement

Officials with Lesbian Super Pac — LPAC — today (Tuesday, Feb. 13) announced that the PAC is endorsing  three more candidates, including a lesbian running for the Texas state Senate. Fran Watson, who is running to represent Texas District 17, which starts on the west side of Houston and runs south to Freeport on the Texas Gulf Coast, is a native Houstonian who works as an attorney. She and her wife, Kim Atkins, were married in 2013. According to the LPAC press released, District 12 is a traditionally Republican district, but “the demographics of the area are shifting. … Watson...

Read More