By Johnny Trlica Commentary: Two of the biggest stories of the past couple of weeks involve a city election and the unexpected death of a trans activist. In a perfect world, we are all equal, no child goes to bed hungry, and our elected leaders are impeccable. All too often, voters complain about having to
By Johnny Trlica Commentary: Current events are pretty scary and frightening and deserve attention, but once in a while we like to step away from politics to share a funny story or a memory. This is one of those times. The best way to celebrate Halloween is to get scared out of your skin. One can
By Johnny Trlica Commentary: Halloween is the great gay holiday. Long before June officially became Gay Pride Month and October became Coming Out Month for the LGBTQ community, Halloween was unofficially our yearly celebrated “holiday,” dating as far back as the 1970s, when it was a massive annual street party in San Francisco’s Castro district.
By Johnny Trlica Commentary: There are five definitive warning signs of a cult. 1. The leader is always right. 2. Criticism of the leader is characterized as “persecution.” 3. No matter how harmful, the leader’s behavior is justified. (Pay close attention to this one.) 4. Adherents are obsessed with the leader. 5. The leader has
By Johnny Trlica Commentary: Review! Reviews! Reviews! Businesses are all about the reviews they receive nowadays. Unfortunately, most people only take the time to write a review when they have had a negative experience. And write, they do! Why is it that negative reviews are always 10 times longer than a positive one? The next
|Predictions for this football season By Johnny Trlica Football season has arrived and yes, there are lots of gays who know, love, and understand the gridiron game. We can talk about tight ends and wide receivers and it’s not a Grindr conversation. Besides patting each other on the butt, football can be a bonding experience.
By Johnny Trlica Commentary: The LGBTQ community knows all too well what it’s like to be in the crosshairs of a deranged person filled with hate. When the killer (we will not publish the his name) drove more than 650 miles from Allen, Texas to El Paso for the sole purpose to “kill as many
By Johnny Trlica Commentary: Licking ice cream and returning it to the store shelf, gargling with mouthwash and spitting it back in the bottle, and urinating on potatoes on a store shelf are three things I would never even think of, as would most rational individuals. My mother taught me right from wrong. Once when
By Johnny Trlica Commentary: It’s a known fact that one never really knows a person until they have lived together. Some longtime friends become roommates only to find the other has some peculiar and/or disgusting habits. Like not bathing on a regular basis, staying up partying all night, being a filthy pig, having family over
By Johnny Trlica Commentary/satire: Last Saturday, local police in a joint effort with Homeland Security raided nearly every gay bar in the Houston area, arresting more than 500 patrons and employees. Among those taken into custody without incident were Barcode’s customers and staff including Tanya Hyde, manager Larry Guerrero, and Lana Blake. Over at the