Month: December 2007

Film/DVD

The Gift that Keeps on Screening

Is there someone in your life who simply cannot be peeled from that huge flatscreen you bought as a gift…

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Film/DVD

High Hair

It was a simpler time, when pregnant women smoked cigarettes, inappropriate hair height was a threat to decency, and “nice…

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Columns

AIDS Watch: Realize You Are Worth Protecting

In the fall of 2007, Merck & Co., one of the large pharmaceutical companies studying potential preventive vaccines for HIV,…

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Columns

OutRight: Check the Numbers

In the recent debate over ENDA, it has frequently been said that “the community” solidly opposes the first-ever federal gay…

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Columns

LeftOut: Hillary’s ‘Men-Are-Piling-On’ Strategy

I just wrote about Hillary and her candidacy last month, and not in a very favorable way. This month, I…

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Columns

InsideOut At City Hall: Wordplay and Politics

I will have been in elected public office 10 years this month and have been writing for OutSmart for six…

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Columns

OutLoud: The Queer Year That Was

At the end of the year in the month of December, I like to take stock, take some time and…

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What A World

What A World: What a Year, What a Year

Anna Nicole's surreal Funeral du Soleil. A diapered-yet-determined astronette. The birth of Dick and Lynn Cheney's grandson, whose parents are…

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Obituaries

Obituary: December 2007

Jeannette Vaughn, co-founder and “Imperial Queen Mother” of the Royal Sovereign and Imperial Court of the Single Star social and…

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Local News

News Briefs: December 2007

All but one of the candidates endorsed by the Houston GLBT Political Caucus were either elected in the November 6…

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