Lennox, crystal clear

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 6:00am

Nearing 60, Annie Lennox — rock’s coolest chick ever — rails on ‘feminism-lite,’ why we need to get rid of the word ‘gay’ and what makes her nostalgic They don’t make hearts bigger than the one beating inside of Annie Lennox. Despite the icon’s legendary recording career — dating back to the late ’70s — [...]

From 1981 to 2014: The virus is different, but the fear is the same

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 7:15am

Team Reporting by the Dallas Voice Editorial Staff   It was 1981, and young gay men were beginning to die of diseases that they shouldn’t be getting, and that shouldn’t have been able to kill them, even if they did become infected. By March that year, at least eight young gay men in New York [...]

Learning the ropes, from A to Z

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 7:00am

Ann Zadeh is Fort Worth’s newest city council member, but she’s no stranger to city policy   James Russell  |  Staff Writer Ann Zadeh’s first night as a councilwoman — replacing the city’s first and so far only openly gay councilmember Joel Burns — was no honeymoon. Elected in June, Fort Worth’s new councilwoman for [...]

DPD, DFR pension board postpones equal benefits

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 6:45am

Vote comes despite emotional testimony from the dozen Dallas police officers that attended the pension board meeting to ask for equal benefits for their spouses   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Four city councilmen who sit on the Dallas Police and Fire Pension Board made it clear to the rest of the board that the [...]

Model citizen

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 6:30am

From high fashion to the-boy-next-door type, model manager Luis Basteri knows The Look ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Here’s a fact that’s difficult to wrap your mind around. When you learn that Luis Basteri, founder of the year-old Dallas modeling agency Amores Management, works in fashion, you assume he started his career walking the [...]

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 [...]