By Colin Carman
“EVERYBODY comes to Hollywood [and] wants to make it in the neighborhood,” Madonna mused nearly two decades ago on “Hollywood,” asking “How can it hurt you when it looks so good?” That paradox—all the glamour and grime of show business—is well depicted in Circus of Books and Hollywood, a documentary and miniseries, respectively.
By Kylee Hong
June 2019. Pride month. In Dallas, it wasn’t rare to spot rainbows anymore: in restaurants, storefronts, and many businesses. I remember my friend and I’s excitement over small free stickers at Buffalo Exchange: “Buffalo” repeated six times, each a different color of the rainbow.
By Jonathan Alderete Loussaief
I am reaching out because I need to locate more resources to secure my husband’s freedom. It seems as if we’re hitting brick walls at this point. My “husbear” has now been moved to an immigration detention center in Cleburne, Texas, where the conditions and treatment are deplorable. We’ve tried to work through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, but on April 17th they denied my husband’s appeal because they also do not believe he is a gay man. The lawyers have given up and apparently don’t know how to argue this case.
By Meg Crutcher
During my Thanksgiving break, I visited the Stonewall National Monument in for the first time. During my visit, I drank a Brooklyn IPA out of a branded rainbow cup with the bar’s logo, saw people purchasing t-shirts, and advertisements for events held at the historic bar, using the history of the place to increase business.
By Neil Orts
When the demographics of a group are so heavily tilted in one direction—North American males—it’s also easy to exclude others unintentionally. The Gay League has lost members for this reason, but it’s a situation that [Joe] Palmer and co-moderator Patty Jeres work hard to avoid.