Pride, Dallas Southern style

Posted on 23 Sep 2016 at 7:15am

A pool party, a pageant and performances by singers Brandy and Monica are just some of the fun on tap for Dallas’ Black Pride weekend   From Staff Reports Each year, over the first weekend in October, hundreds if not thousands of men and women converge on Dallas for the annual Dallas Black Pride celebration, […]

Turning tragedy into a legacy of hope

Posted on 23 Sep 2016 at 7:00am

Steve Dutton is on a mission to help the homeless so that others won’t experience the pain he did DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer When his husband, Tom Lang, was attacked earlier this month on a downtown Miami street, Steve Dutton said he went through the various stages of grief. His first thought was […]

Putting hate on stage

Posted on 23 Sep 2016 at 6:45am

‘Murder music’ star Sizzla to bring his homophobia to Lower Greenville DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Reggae star Sizzla Kalonji and the Firehouse Band are scheduled to appear at Heroes Lounge on Greenville Avenue on Oct. 7. Sizzla is known for anti-gay “murder music.” According to the website 18 Karat Reggae, based in Kingston, […]

Idina, letting go

Posted on 23 Sep 2016 at 6:30am

‘Rent.’ ‘Wicked.’ ‘Frozen.’ And now a remake of ‘Beaches.’ We track the making of a queer icon with Idina Menzel   Though it arrives nearly 20 years after her debut album, the timing couldn’t be more perfect for a self-titled Idina Menzel release. Menzel’s latest is a declaration of self — of her real self, […]

Chord progression

Posted on 23 Sep 2016 at 6:15am

How acceptance and support at a Deep Ellum club spurred a second coming out for trans musician Ivan Dillard   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Ivan Dillard remembers a key moment in his coming out process — actually, his second coming out. Ivan — born Aleah — had “tried to be a lesbian for […]

Galveston Plezzure

Posted on 23 Sep 2016 at 6:00am

Austin’s ‘Wolf Pack’ hosts Texas’ first-ever lesbian resort takeover   Once upon a time, four women joined together to form a pack. Their mission: To the change the landscape of how lesbians meet and play. Michelle Solórzano Daly and Kelly West, along with their best friends Gabby Ayala and Ashley Marshall, joined together to form […]

We stand with Hillary

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 7:15am

Dallas Voice issues first political endorsement in 32-year history, backing Clinton for president Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor For the first time in our more than 32 years in business, Dallas Voice this week issued an endorsement in a political race when Publisher Leo Cusimano announced that the media company is endorsing Hillary Clinton for […]

Pride on parade

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 7:00am

Rain won’t stop Pride parade, Festival at Reverchon, and extra security measures will keep everyone safe, organizers say   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Rain or shine, the largest Pride parade in Dallas history will hit the streets of Oak Lawn on Sunday afternoon, while the Festival in Reverchon Park also goes on as planned. […]

OLUMC opens its doors for Pride

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 6:45am

Teen Pride moves to the church to bring youth to the center of the LGBT community   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer A fence may be up to protect the lawn at the Melrose Hotel, but across the street at Oak Lawn United Methodist Church, the doors will be wide open on Pride parade […]

Phann star

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 6:30am

How former club kid Dannee Phann turned his passion into his profession… and still gives back SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer Many Dallas residents have known out club and event promoter Dannee Phann (pronounced “pawn”) as a bartender, a manager, and, at one time, even a dancer at a number of local gay clubs. Phann […]