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Election Analysis: There’s Work Ahead for LGBT Democrats in SA

Election Analysis: There’s Work Ahead for LGBT Democrats in SA

By Dan Graney, Guest Contributor Most of us are still reeling over the unthinkable – a Donald Trump presidency. We are in a state of grief, not so much because the Republicans under Trump will have complete power in Washington but the bigotry which was espoused by Trump and many of his followers has now

Gay Dads Proud of Son’s Ice Skating Achievements

Gay Dads Proud of Son’s Ice Skating Achievements

When Austin Borjas-Ewell began taking ice skating lessons at the age of 10, his parents, Mario Borjas and David Ewell, never thought that within five years the young man would become a top competitor with the U.S. Figure Skating Association. Now a 15-year-old sophomore at Churchill High School, Borjas-Ewell recently placed third in the Southwestern

Eating Clean to Get Dirty

Eating Clean to Get Dirty

Clinical nutrition work has been a bigger and bigger part of my private practice recently. People who aren’t digging talk therapy (or already have an amazing therapist) are coming in for nutritional coaching sessions because they want to boost their physical, mental and emotional health with nutrition and natural supplements. Less reliance on pharmaceutical demigods

Metamorphoses: Medical Transition and Where Gatekeeping Is Headed

Metamorphoses: Medical Transition and Where Gatekeeping Is Headed

Like a large portion of transgender women, I have experienced immense difficulty accessing the proper care that I’ve required to medically transition. When I first came out publicly as a trans woman, one of my goals was to start hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as soon as possible, but I quickly learned that it isn’t as

Political Art Month on the Chartreuse Couch

Political Art Month on the Chartreuse Couch

Ask your doctor if political art is right for you. May cause hindsight, nausea, projectile vomiting, heart palpitations, sweaty palms, bowel irregularity, dry mouth, high blood pressure, blurred vision, violent laughter, and other uncontrollable irritations. But relax it is only art. With your host, Gene Elder It is impossible to ignore politics, especially now, and it will be

SA’s Homeless LGBTQ Youth Find a Safe Space to Become Themselves

SA’s Homeless LGBTQ Youth Find a Safe Space to Become Themselves

Originally published in the San Antonio Current The mass shooting at an Orlando gay club this month killed 49 people, wounded at least 50 others, and, in the minds of many within the LGBTQ community, violated a sacred space. In his comments following the tragedy, President Barack Obama called the Pulse nightclub, the site of

Battling the Sex-Life Hobgoblins of Negative Body Image and Performance Anxiety

Battling the Sex-Life Hobgoblins of Negative Body Image and Performance Anxiety

Who’s the worst cock-block or clam-jam to your snag game? It isn’t the ripped firefighter on Scruff or the hot bitch holding court at Wax Club Lounge. It’s your own damn self, and you know I’m right. Nothing fucks up our ability to pull like our own internal dialogue. What’s body image, anyway? What you

Challenging Transphobia Within Queer Spaces

Challenging Transphobia Within Queer Spaces

Originally published in the San Antonio Current When I was asked to attend a friend’s queer-friendly Studio 54-themed party last year, I hit up my favorite thrift stores as soon as I could to find the perfect Bianca Jagger-inspired ensemble. The night of the party came, my look was red hot, and I spent the

On the Chartreuse Couch: Gene Elder Interviews Ken Slavin

On the Chartreuse Couch: Gene Elder Interviews Ken Slavin

Gene: Ken, here you are at last. On the couch where you belong. Now, I want you to just lie down and make yourself comfortable and just say the first thing that comes to mind. What do you think of when I say, “Artists giving their art to fundraisers and musicians playing for free at

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