By Nancy Ford While temperatures consistently top out at 100+ degrees throughout our region, this scorching, unrelenting, drought-inducing weather takes a back seat to the hottest question Americans have been asking all summer: Where’s Melania? As much as Donald Trump loves the spotlight, his current wife has recently eschewed publicity with equal fervor. This aversion
What A World
By Nancy Ford Brethren and sistren, right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A-mazing Grace, another group of god-fearing patriots has come under attack simply for wanting to protect their children (say “children” like it were spelled “cheel-drun”) in the sanctity of The Lord (say “The Lord” like it had three syllables.) There is
By Nancy Ford Showbiz legend has it that upon hearing the news of Joan Crawford’s death, rival Bette Davis had a tart retort: “You should never say bad things about the dead, only good. Joan Crawford is dead. Good!” If you ask Wikipedia who renowned televangelist Pat Robertson was, it will report that he was “an
By Nancy Ford Happy Pride Month, friends! As a MONTROSE STAR reader, you are likely well aware that most of the world considers June to be the month when LGBTQ+ folks and those who love us take time to celebrate the strides for equality we have achieved. It’s a party! But not just a party.
By Nancy Ford First things first: Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers out there. If you are among the lucky folks whose mom is still around, hug her neck right now. Or call her and tell her you want to hug her neck. You won’t be sorry. Now on to other things. Have
By Nancy Ford Thirty years ago, this month was a pivotal time not only in my own life, but also in the lives of millions of LGBTQ Americans and those who love them. In April 1993, I was a clear-eyed, ambitious, hopeful, young(ish) lesbian on a mission, working full time in comedy for several years.
By Nancy Ford Not sure what the deal is, but an onslaught of wadding is afflicting the panties of an inordinate number of Texas’s state legislators this year. Beyond attacking drag queens and bars that audaciously allow them to perform (see HRH Report in this issue), Republican lawmakers (surprise!) have introduced two more bills that
By Nancy Ford There are several names throughout history that we’d prefer weren’t known as being gay: Andrew Cunanan. Milos Yannopolis. Lindsey Graham. Recently joining this pantheon of losers is George Santos, the newly elected U.S. Representative from New York, who is elevating this gay badge of dishonor to dizzying new heights. Santos, a first-termer
By Nancy Ford I have a confession to make: I am a Pawn Stars junkie. It’s true. I’ve watched the gang at the Las Vegas-based Gold & Silver Pawn Shop for most of its 14 years as a staple of the History Channel. I am powerless over the Harrisons and their antagonistic, snarky kind of
By Nancy Ford When we last met, we took a look back at some of the best, worst, funniest, scariest and generally most noteworthy episodes of the first six months of the very bizarre year that was 2022. Though it doesn’t seem possible, the second six months were even more bizarre. Bizarre is not the