Genius bar-none

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 6:15am

Mike Hadreas, the genius behind Perfume Mike Hadreas is tapping his “really long” nails on a table. “Can you hear that?” he asks. The act seems insignificant, but for the Seattle-based musician — better known by his nom-de-cool Perfume Genius — it’s a rite of passage. That tap, tap encapsulates independence, bravery and rebelliousness … [...]

Q the reel

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 6:00am

Our guide to the film offerings at  Q Cinema 16, Cowtown’s big LGBT film fest Q Cinema, North Texas’ long-running gay film festival, holds its 16th big event (for only the sec ond time, in the fall instead of the spring) and we watched a whole passel o’ the offerings. There’s something for every taste, [...]

Another one bites the dust: 9th Circuit strikes down same-sex marriage bans in Nevada, Idaho

Posted on 07 Oct 2014 at 5:06pm

Nevada officials have already said they won’t appeal; no word yet from Idaho on appeal Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service   A unanimous three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Oct. 7, struck down state bans against marriage for same-sex couples in Nevada and Idaho. But the ruling will [...]

SCOTUS rejects appeals in marriage cases

Posted on 06 Oct 2014 at 12:25pm

Decision means appellate rulings overturning gay marriage bans in 5 states stay in effect and stays on rulings are lifted.   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service nash@dallasvoice.com In a surprise development, the U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday, Oct. 6, that it would not accept for review any of the seven appeals on same-sex marriage [...]

Cowtown Pride

Posted on 03 Oct 2014 at 7:15am

  James Russell  |  Staff Writer russell@dallasvoice.com When Sharon Herrera and Tori van Fleet-Kujala learned they would be this year’s Tarrant County Gay Pride Week Association grand marshals, along with former AIDS Outreach Center director Allan Gould, they were both shocked. “I was shocked and tearful because I thought of my friend and mentor Tom [...]

Keep on truckin’

Posted on 03 Oct 2014 at 6:30am

How a gay Highland Park intellectual and a nice Jewish girl from the Upper West Side collaborated to create ‘Hands on a Hard Body,’ a touching musical about car-touching Texas rednecks ARNOLD WAYNE JONES   Doug Wright is dining over lobster tacos, lamb burgers and onion rings at Dee Lincoln Steak, across from the Quadrangle [...]

They’re ba-a-a-ck!

Posted on 03 Oct 2014 at 6:15am

2 popular chefs — Monica Greene and Blythe Beck — return to the kitchen If there’s anything Texans are more loyal to than their sports teams, it may be their favorite chefs. Restaurants come and go, but if you find a cook who speaks to your palate, you’ll follow her anywhere. So it is with [...]

Defining Homes – Fall 2014

Posted on 03 Oct 2014 at 6:00am

Follow the gays! Now we’re cooking Fall gets HOT Dallas’ newest fixture

Resolution could advance pro-LGBT legislation

Posted on 26 Sep 2014 at 7:15am

Councilwoman who refuses to sign a city council welcome letter for Pride came up with wording for a resolution that supports LGBT bills DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Vonciel Jones Hill this week proposed a resolution that will advance LGBT equality legislation on the agenda of the Dallas lobbyists in Austin during the upcoming session. [...]

AIDS Outreach Center honors donors, funds mental health counseling

Posted on 26 Sep 2014 at 7:00am

The Red Ribbon Circle came from 2 challenge grants   James Russell  |  Staff Writer AIDS Healthcare Foundation presented a check to the AIDS Outreach Center on Monday, Sept. 22, fulfilling its promise to match all donations of more than $1,000 during the center’s successful Red Ribbon campaign. When The Meadows Foundation of Dallas presented [...]