Pride. And Pride again

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 7:15am

Tavern Guild ED explains the need for corporate sponsorships in staging Pride parade while QueerBomb plans alternative Pride dedicated to inclusion and self expression   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Before the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, it cost the Dallas Tavern Guild about $25,000 to $30,000 a year to stage the Alan Ross [...]

Black Tie Dinner adds Prop 8 lawyers, out athlete to roster

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 7:00am

Boies, Olson to receive Birch Award; special appearance set by NBA star Jason Collins   James Russell  |  Staff Writer Black Tie Dinner has added five guests to an already packed to a line up for the 33rd annual event, set for Nov. 15 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, creating what Black Tie organizers called [...]

Will Cowboys add protection for all employees and fans?

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 6:45am

Openly gay Cowboys player Michael Sam has employment protection through his union contract, but Dallas LGBT leaders want those same protections offered to the rest of the Cowboy staff   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Resource Center CEO Cece Cox and Fairness Fort Worth President David Mack Henderson sent a letter to the Dallas Cowboys [...]

Hudson’s revenge

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 6:30am

Nearly 8 years ago, an interview with Jennifer Hudson in Dallas Voice sparked a national controversy. Now the Oscar winner is back in our pages — fiercer than ever, and with a powerful defense of gay equality   Who is Jennifer Hudson? It’s a question she knows you’ve asked — and one she’s ready to [...]

Geek like me

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 6:15am

Confessions of a bisexual cosplayer — and DFW’s growing cos-munity   CHAKA CUMBERBATCH  | Special Contributor chakacumberbatch@gmail.com Carrie Bradshaw would have a panic attack in my closet. Seriously — if there was ever a parody musical inspired by my life, it would undoubtedly be titled Chaka and the Ridiculous Technicolor Nightmare Closet. Getting dressed for [...]

Am-booze -ador

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 6:00am

Style maven Steve Kemble embraces his new role as the first-ever U.S. LGBT brand ambassador for Stoli —and he plans a makeover of the tarnished brand   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Most liquor companies have “brand ambassadors” — folks who travel around promoting the value of their brand over another. The title “ambassador” [...]

Welcome back, Michael Sam

Posted on 12 Sep 2014 at 7:15am

The first out professional football player comes home to Texas   James Russell  |  Staff Writer Joining the Dallas Cowboys practice squad is a sort of homecoming for Michael Sam, the first out gay football player to be drafted in the National Football League. Growing up in the Texas Gulf Coast town of Hitchcock, his [...]

Questions continue over DISD officer’s firing

Posted on 12 Sep 2014 at 7:00am

Termination letter says the district was investigating Liebbe, but Liebbe said he doesn’t know why DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles dismissed DISD investigator Jeremy Liebbe from his position with little explanation of why he was fired. “At will employees may be dismissed at any time for any reason [...]

Giving Day benefiting local LGBT, AIDS nonprofit organizations

Posted on 12 Sep 2014 at 6:45am

Communities Foundation of Texas hopes North Texas Giving Day will break national records — again   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer At least seven area AIDS agencies, three local choruses and a variety of other nonprofit organizations staffed by or benefiting the LGBT community are among the beneficiaries of North Texas Giving Day on Sept. [...]

Adore nation

Posted on 12 Sep 2014 at 6:30am

Adore Delano, a finalist on the last season of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ brings her quirky unconventionality to Dallas’ Red Party   SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer scott_in_dallas@yahoo.com Most fledgling drag queens learn the finer aspects of female impersonation — including advice on makeup, hairstyles, costumes and how to accessorize — from veteran mentors, known affectionately [...]