Ohh, myyy!

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 6:15am

Out actor, icon and activist George Takei mixes social media savvy with a social message George Takei knows the power of a cat meme. Of all things, it’s the pussy that gave him a platform and set the stage for something more than just pervy postings and silly jests: gay activism. Best known as Sulu [...]

Boy to man

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 6:00am

A Texas filmmaker’s daring 12-year project, ‘Boyhood’ grows up ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor If you’ve heard anything about Boyhood, you’ve probably heard that, while it’s not a documentary, it was filmed over a span of a dozen years, with the leading actor, Ellar Coltrane, growing in the role from ages 5 to 18. [...]

Your page BLOCKED

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 7:15am

Facebook’s ‘community standards’ rules are so vague, some in the LGBT community fear anti-gay mischief could chill free speech on social media ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Del Shores has made a living pissing people off, and he’s not about to stop now. But these days, it can be more of a challenge than [...]

Farewell, for now

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 7:00am

Joel Burns leaves for a year at Harvard, but promises to return   By Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor A large crowd of family, friends and supporters packed into the lobby of the Moncrief Cancer Institute Wednesday evening to bid farewell — at least for awhile — to as-of-Thursday-former Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns. [...]

Spreading the Rainbow nationwide

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 6:45am

Local LGBT LULAC pitching in to help with migrant children and in forming new gay LULAC chapters   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer County Judge Clay Jenkins put Dallas front and center in the immigration debate when he offered to shelter 2,000 migrant children from Central America who have crossed the border illegally. “This is Texas, [...]

Matt, booming

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 6:30am

Singer-songwriter Matt Palmer gives pop its newest out artist Now that everyone from Adam Lambert to Sam Smith to Frank Ocean to Melissa Etheridge have come out, maybe it has become ho-hum to talk about openly gay pop artists. But when one of them is newcomer Matt Palmer, we decided there was room for another. [...]

A rare person

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 6:15am

Doc about Hawaiian mahu woman highlights AFFD   Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson didn’t start out as filmmakers, but they certainly have made an impact in the field. They made their first documentary, the Emmy Award-winning Out in the Silence, after they got married in Vancouver and placed a wedding announcement in Wilson’s small-town newspaper [...]

‘Les’ is less… is more

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 6:00am

Scaled down and modernized, DTC’s ‘Les Miserables’ hits the high notes   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor The first image you see in the Dallas Theater Center’s new production of Les Miserables is of orange jumpsuited men being manhandled by black-leather-clad stormtroopers. Is this an Oz-inspired BDSM fantasy or the musical adaptation of a [...]

DA’s task force pledges justice for all

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 6:15pm

Watkins’ team holds meeting at Resource Center to introduce itself to the community Mathew Shaw  |  Special Contributor Members of Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins’ newly-formed LGBT Task Force told those attending a June 30 town hall meeting at Resource Center that the justice system is there to protect them. Watkins got the idea [...]

Blue Cross refuses to ship some HIV drugs to certain doctors

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 6:00pm

Dr. Jaime Vasquez accuses Accredo of recommending a drug that is cheaper but not indicated for treatment of HIV-related symptom DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Two of Texas’ most experienced AIDS physicians say Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas has refused to ship certain specialty medications they ordered to them because the doctors also [...]