United Court of Lone Star Empire celebrates 40th coronation

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 7:15am

Drag group is one of the oldest LGBT groups in country—and one of its biggest donors James Russell  |  Staff Writer Donna Dumae  — aka Don Jenkins — calls herself “the oldest drag queen in captivity.” It seems, perhaps, a fitting description for someone who has been involved for most of her drag life with [...]

Arlington Hall at 75

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 7:00am

Conservation efforts pay off for historic Lee Park fixture   James Russell  |  Staff Writer These days, it’s easy to miss the stately Arlington Hall, situated in the heart of the usually tranquil Lee Park. Skyscrapers overshadow the 17-acre park off Turtle Creek Boulevard. The honks and hums of vehicles barreling down the surrounding streets [...]

Trans fit

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 6:45am

Trainer with a passion for working with trans clients says every body is different   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Brenda Stowe never worked out before. “I’d sit on my tail at home,” she said. But then came the day she was running through an airport from the car rental to the gate to catch [...]

Mas-queer-ade

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 6:30am

You don’t have a costume idea yet for Halloween, aka ‘Gay Christmas’?. We’ve got you covered   CHAKA CUMBERBATCH  | Contributing Writer chakacumberbatch@gmail.com Normal people have nightmares about showing up to school or work naked. I have nightmares about waking up on Halloween without a costume. Yes, really. In my mind, turning up to a [...]

‘Size’ matters

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 6:15am

Bulging with sexual tension, Jubilee’s ‘Brothers Size’ has mythic dimensions ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Ogun Size (Rico Romalus Parker) is almost the stereotype of the angry black man: He’s a business owner — the best auto mechanic in the neighborhood — for which he’s had to work his ass off his whole [...]

Board out of his mind

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 6:00am

Gay Ouija expert Robert Murch bridges the realm between historian and mystic ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Robert Murch was born and grew up in a town just down the road from Salem, Mass., home of the famed Puritan Witch Trials that spread more panic and fear than a coughing fit in the [...]

Not just clowning around

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:15am

Jerry Cunningham and his partner J.C. McDonald help keep the competitors safe in the arena at the World Gay Rodeo Finals   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor In the world of rodeo, there’s a difference between being wrecked and being racked. Jerry Cunningham has experienced both. Cunningham, who also happens to be owner and publisher [...]

Standing out in the crowd

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:00am

15-year old Xavier Khan of Fort Worth is one of five inaugural Fairness Fort Worth honorees   James Russell  |  Staff Writer Xavier Khan’s life changed in 8th grade when his mother found a text message exchange in his cell phone — with a guy. He told the guy, “I love you.” When Khan returned [...]

Nurturing scholars

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 6:45am

LEAP Scholarship winners talk about how the GBLT Chamber made a difference in their lives DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Pam Hancock has won the North Texas GLBT Chamber’s LEAP Scholarship twice. And now teaches at the University of Alaska Anchorage where, she said, she can’t see Russia from her front door. Hancock was celebrating [...]

Uptown Tammie Brown

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 6:30am

Drag Racer and native Texan Tammie Brown goes unplugged at the Texas Veggie Fair ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com With his dreamy, porcelain look, shock of twisted henna hair and earth-mother aesthetic, you might peg Tammie Brown — who shot to fame on the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race — as a [...]