Two ways to help with Nepal disaster relief

Shannon “Shep” Shepard is a Habitat for Humanity volunteer. He’s done a number of local builds in the U.S. and spent time in Haiti after their earthquake on a build with Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter. When he lived in Dallas, Shep was a member of Congregation Beth El Binah, a volunteer at Ranch Hand Rescue and a producer of Robert Camina’s film “Raid of the Rainbow Lounge.”

2015 RVA: Nightlife

A  lot of people can pour you a drink, but the one with a killer smile, a flirtatious wink or a hot body he doesn’t mind showing off a bit somehow makes a dirty martini taste … dirtier. Well, Dillon Meek, who jerks suds and mixes liquor at Woody’s, has all three of those traits [...]

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Making the SCENE the week of March 13–19: Alexandre’s: Walter Lee at 10 p.m. on Friday. Colorblynde at 10 p.m. on Saturday. Liz Mikel at 9 p.m. on Thursday. Best Friends Club: Oklahoma Drag King Show at 9 p.m. on Friday. Imperial Court candidate show at 7 p.m. on Saturday. BJ’s NXS!: Celebrate St. Patrick’s [...]

Scene • 03-06-15

Making the SCENE the week of March 6–12: Alexandre’s: Girls Night Out with Peggy Honea at 10 p.m. on Friday. Filter Kings at 10 p.m. on Saturday. Mi Diva Loca at 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Lala J at 9 p.m. on Thursday. Brick/Joe’s: Dallas Voice sponsors Karaoke Mega Star Monday hosted by Eric Way on [...]

Roads, parks and nondiscrimination ordinances

Why city council elections matter to LGBT people   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer On May 9, area voters will cast their votes for nonpartisan elected offices — like city councils, school boards and other special purpose districts. And while the day-to-day obligations of a local elected official may not be the most riveting of [...]

Scene • 01-16-15

Making the SCENE the week of Jan. 16–22: Alexandre’s: Walter Lee at 10 p.m. on Friday. Corey Paul at 10 p.m. on Saturday. Mi Diva Loca at 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Alicia Silex at 9 p.m. on Thursday. BJ’s NXS!: Friday 4Plays are back with DJ Clint. Brick/Joe’s: Pole Warrior Challenge at 10 p.m. on [...]

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Making the SCENE the week of Dec. 26-Jan 1: 1851 Club: All Star Drag Shows at 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Alexandre’s: Kristen Majors and Matt Barron at 10 p.m. on Friday. Londee at 10 p.m. on Saturday. So Strung Out at 9 p.m. on Thursday. The Brick: LGBT Purple Carpet Formal Leadership & [...]

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Making the SCENE the week of Dec. 12–18: Alexandre’s: Walter Lee at 10 p.m. on Friday. Shelia P. and Infinity at 10 p.m. on Saturday. Wreath auction at 8 p.m. on Sunday. Mi Diva Loca at 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Alicia Silex at 9 p.m. on Thursday. Club Reflection: Trinity River Bears meeting at 2:30 [...]

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Making the SCENE the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4: 1851 Club: Karaoke with Tara at 9 p.m. on Thursday. Alexandre’s: Kristen Majors and Matt Barron at 10 p.m. on Friday. Bad Habits at 10 p.m. on Saturday. Mi Diva Loca at 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Alicia Silex at 9 p.m. on Thursday. Changes: Wall of [...]

Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead to retire

Halstead praised by numerous local LGBT leaders in face of obstacles   James Russell  |  Staff Writer Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead announced his retirement on Tuesday, Nov. 11, leaving behind a legacy praised by many LGBT community leaders, who applauded his commitment to the LGBT community. “He was one of the best things [...]