Perverts need not apply

Posted on 21 Oct 2016 at 7:15am

Long before Mica England took on DPD’s anti-gay hiring policies and won, Slade Childers was fighting for his right to work for the Dallas police   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer When Mica England sued the Dallas Police Department in 1993 for rejecting her employment application because she was openly lesbian, her victory changed […]

Their stories, their voices

Posted on 21 Oct 2016 at 7:00am

UTA student Taylor Long is collecting oral histories of disabled transgender people   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Contributing Writer Taylor Long was at a social justice conference at the University of Texas at Arlington when she first learned one of the largest protests in modern United States history was lead by disabled people. The speaker, […]

U.S. House races to watch

Posted on 21 Oct 2016 at 6:45am

Chances aren’t high that the House will flip parties, but Dems have a chance to make inroads   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service Republicans currently hold 247 of the U.S. House of Representatives’ 435 seats, with 188 seats in Democratic hands. To switch the majority party, Democrats must hang onto their current 188 […]

Losin’ my religion

Posted on 21 Oct 2016 at 6:30am

Neon Trees’ out frontman Tyler Glenn goes solo, both musically and spiritually   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Look carefully at the picture. Yes, that picture. The mane of spiky chestnut hair. The scruffy beard. The brooding pet, clad in earth-toned leather before a scarlet backdrop. Introspective. Edgy. Anguished. That’s Tyler Glenn. Yes, that Tyler […]

Last call

Posted on 21 Oct 2016 at 6:15am

Master mixologist Leann Berry bids farewell to Komali   The career of a bartender is an itinerant one. Bars and restaurants come and go, but if you know how to mix a killer drink, you can write your own ticket. Ask anyone in Dallas who can shake, stir and mix a drink with the best, […]

Porn to run

Posted on 21 Oct 2016 at 6:00am

How Garrett Clayton went from Disney Channel star to porn mogul Brent Corrigan  in a few sexy steps   “Do they like biting lips? Do they like using more tongue?” To play former gay porn mogul Brent Corrigan, Garrett Clayton had to answer those questions. So the 25-year-old ex-Disney star pored over videos of the […]

Honoring a Dallas legend

Posted on 14 Oct 2016 at 7:15am

Family, friends plan a weekend-long birthday celebration for activist, businesswoman Lory Masters   Want to see more photos of Lory through the years? Check here.   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor “I’m 70 years old! Can you believe it?!” Lory Masters exclaims, a beaming smile on her face as she throws her arms wide, as […]

Green candidate challenges Sessions

Posted on 14 Oct 2016 at 7:00am

Gary Stuard worries about the environment, economic justice and the power of multinational corporations   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions once said he didn’t have any gay people in his district. Gary Stuard, who is challenging Sessions in the election in November on the Green Party ticket, disagrees. “The last […]

Up for grabs?

Posted on 14 Oct 2016 at 6:45am

Democrats have a chance to take control of the U.S. Senate, and here are some of the races that could make that happen   Lisa Keen | Keen News Service   The better candidate on LGBT issues is fairly apparent in most U.S. Senate races this year. But in one race, the community seems […]

Helluva Troye

Posted on 14 Oct 2016 at 6:30am

For out singer-songwriter Troye Sivan, music and gay activism go hand in glove SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer It is immediately apparent that Troye Sivan the 21-year-old out singer/songwriter and social media star — possesses youthful good looks, a blended Australian/South African accent and colorful fingernails. Only upon speaking with him, however, does the […]