Talk to the hands

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 6:15am

As the Turtle Creek Chorale’s sign language interpreter, Don Jones has spent decades artfully crafting song lyrics for the hearing-impaired By Elaine Liner Even when he’s chatting over a nosh at La Madeleine, Don Jones lets his hands do most of the talking. His fingertips dance across the tabletop to make a point, then his […]

The queen strikes back

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 6:00am

Alyssa Edwards tackles ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ again, this time as an  All Star.  And she’s more prepared than eve By J. DENTON BRICKER AND ARNOLD WAYNE JONES When Alyssa Edwards walked onto the set of RuPaul’s Drag Race for Season 5, she was shocked to see her longtime rival Coco Montrese among the queens she’d be competing with. […]

Pulse cast: Remembering, recovering

Posted on 05 Aug 2016 at 7:15am

Staff and cast members from Pulse talk about the night of the shooting, and how they are reclaiming their lives Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor It’s been less than two months since a lone gunman walked into an Orlando gay nightclub called Pulse right at closing time and opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle and […]

Stress, anxiety threaten community

Posted on 05 Aug 2016 at 7:00am

Violence, hateful rhetoric are creating a kind of post-traumatic stress among LGBT people   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Local counselor Dennis Hartzog, M.Ed, LPC, says that it isn’t unusual for clients who survived the early days of the AIDS epidemic to come to him suffering the classic symptoms of post traumatic stress disoder. “These […]

Club Dallas celebrates 42 years in business

Posted on 05 Aug 2016 at 6:45am

A complete rebuild or renovation is in the bathhouse’s near future DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer After 42 years in the same location, several expansions into adjacent buildings and a number of cosmetic makeovers, Club Dallas will either undergo a major renovation or rebuild on the same location, according to its manager Josh Smith. […]

Kiwi fruit

Posted on 05 Aug 2016 at 6:30am

New Zealand-born indie musician Ladyhawke talks about her musical — and sexual — awakening Here comes the bride… and the other bride. It was as simple as that for Pip Brown, whose goes by the stage name Ladyhawke. The New Zealand-born indie popster flew under the gaydar until 2015, when she announced her marriage to […]

Dress for success

Posted on 05 Aug 2016 at 6:15am

How out costume designer Orry-Kelly defied Hollywood   Director Gillian Armstrong rose to fame in the U.S. as part of the Aussie New Wave of filmmaking in the late 1970s and early ’80s — a movement that also included George Miller, Bruce Beresford, Peter Weir, Fred Schepisi and Phillip Noyce. Notably, Armstrong was the only […]

Olympian effort

Posted on 05 Aug 2016 at 6:00am

Outsports’ Cyd Ziegler examines ‘Fair Play’ for gays in sports

Black like Aubri

Posted on 29 Jul 2016 at 7:15am

Lesbian moms expected their child to have every educational opportunity available — not the blatant racial discrimination they find themselves fighting   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer How does a parent react when her African-American child’s been discriminated against in school? Do you have “the talk” with your child to learn how to get […]

Recognizing the reality of LGBT domestic abuse

Posted on 29 Jul 2016 at 7:00am

  Michelle May O’Neil  |  Special Contributor   We don’t generally think of domestic violence in same-sex relationships. Society views the stereotypic domestic violence victim as a passive, small woman being assaulted by a large overbearing man. But domestic violence occurs in same-sex relationships, too, and LGBT domestic abuse  victims are generally more isolated […]