Wall of Sound

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 at 6:15am

Out dancer-choreographer Travis Wall brings Shaping Sound troupe to NT Travis Wall was just 18 years old when he shot to the national spotlight as one of the most popular contestants ever on So You Think You Can Dance, becoming the runner-up on the second season of the show. That was nine years ago, though, and [...]

New year, new you, New Orleans

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 at 6:00am

A month-by-month guide to the gay playground that is The Big Easy STEVEN LINDSEY & JEF TINGLEY | Contributing Writers When southern charm, a storied history and wild abandon collide, there’s absolutely no mistaking what city you’re in. The only dilemma a North Texan faces is exactly when to visit New Orleans to maximize the sensory overload. Fortunately, there [...]

A brief herstory of lesbians in Dallas

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 at 7:15am

From politics, to health, from nightlife to spiritual life, lesbians have played a leading role in creating a vibrant, strong and healthy LGBT community in North Texas Editor’s note: Notice the title of this piece says “brief.” We know it is not even close to comprehensive. There are many more lesbian heroes in our community, [...]

Making a real, live difference

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 at 7:00am

Amanda Robinson co-founded Real Live Connection to help LGBTQ teens avoid issues she faced as a teen Jenny Block  | Contributing Writer nash@dallasvoice.com At first glance, Amanda Robinson might seem like your typical 30-something: She’s the general manager of 123 Technologies and likes to spend quality time with friends and family when she’s not working. [...]

Shekter to receive lifetime achievement award

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 at 6:45am

  DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer The North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce announced four special honorees and the recipient of a lifetime achievement award to be given at its April 24 dinner. Mark Shekter will receive the chamber’s second lifetime achievement award. Shekter is an award-winning architect who also has a real estate company [...]

For laughs

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 at 6:30am

Dana Goldberg killed it at Black Tie. But the lesbian comedian feels her big break is still ahead of her Dana Goldberg is what you might call the comedian next door. She’s wickedly funny, enviably charming and has the kind of bio that young comedians dream of. The notches on her bedpost include performances at [...]

Hey, hey, hey Paula

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 at 6:15am

Paula Poundstone makes merry, Mary — but not like most other comedians ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Paula Poundstone’s comedy style is more identifiable for what it’s not than for what it is. It’s observational, but not trite (nary a “didya ever notice?”). It’s droll but rarely snarky. She can be political, but not [...]

‘Tru’ and faults

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 at 6:00am

Capote comes into focus in ‘Tru;’ trashy ‘Book Club’ opines on litter-ature ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor I’m not sure gay culture as we have come to know it would have existed today without Truman Capote. Gays have long spoken in their own kind of code (“family,” “Friend of Dorothy,” “grrlll”), but Capote was [...]

Texas marriage case, 2 others go to 5th Circuit

Posted on 09 Jan 2015 at 7:15am

Supreme Court’s decision on whether to hear 6th circuit, Louisiana appeals could render 5th Circuit decision moot   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Three judges from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals are set to hear three marriage equality cases Friday morning, Jan. 9. But the 5th Circuit’s hearing could turnout to be a moot [...]

Purity versus compromise

Posted on 09 Jan 2015 at 7:00am

Tea Party fave Turner challenging more moderate incumbent Straus for speaker’s seat   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer At the opening of the 84th legislative session Tuesday, Jan. 13, legislators’ first vote will be on the record. That wouldn’t be unusual were it any other vote on legislation. But the first vote is a contested [...]