Author Archives: Gene Elder

Commentary: Wedding Cake Debate Will Create a Backlash

Commentary: Wedding Cake Debate Will Create a Backlash

This commentary was originally published in the San Antonio Express-News. It is reprinted here with the permission of the author. “To cake! or not to cake!” that is the question. The judges’ decision is final. And the winner is? Who knew that cake decorating could be so confrontational? And, as I like to say from

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

From the Archives: The Shocking Gray Years (1990-1995)

Long before LGBTQA was an acronym, there was Shocking Gray. Launched right here in the Alamo City circa 1990, this brave enterprise established itself as the nation’s premier gay and lesbian mail-order catalog by providing pre-internet shoppers with niche apparel, accessories, books, art, decor and an array of gifts emblazoned with pink triangles and rainbow