Queer Local: Angel Velasco

Posted on 12 Dec 2014 at 6:15am

 As we select our LGBT Texan of the Year, we also want to acknowledge some of the local folks who helped define 2014 for us on the cultural side — people who often don’t get the recognition they deserve, those who made an impact on the discussion and those who simply made North Texan a [...]

‘Once’ is not enough

Posted on 12 Dec 2014 at 6:00am

For multi-talented performer Donna Garner, tuneful musical is a great fit Donna Garner first sang in front of an audience when she was five years old. She began piano about a year later, violin when she was nine, cello when she was 12… We could go on. The veteran stage star, who currently plays the [...]

Marriage equality the hard way

Posted on 05 Dec 2014 at 7:15am

UPDATE: David Mack Henderson notified Dallas Voice this morning (Friday, Dec. 5), that he has located information on the IRS website indicating that DEFINED BENEFIT plans also are required to recognize same-sex marriages. See InstanTEA for more information. New IRS rule based on the Windsor decision will force Texas to recognize some same-sex marriages   [...]

Former CEI executive Paul Lewis has died

Posted on 05 Dec 2014 at 7:00am

Longtime Pride parade volunteer and former parade grand marshal remembered as a kind and selfless man James Russell  |  Staff Writer Former Caven Enterprises Inc. Vice President and 2010 Pride grand marshal Paul Lewis died Friday, Nov. 28, after suffering two heart attacks. He was 69. Friends this week remembered Lewis as a selfless man [...]

FW woman murdered, apartment burned

Posted on 05 Dec 2014 at 6:45am

Fort Worth Police are continuing their investigation into the death of Ashlea Harris, 31, found dead in her southwest Fort Worth apartment around 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28, by firefighters responding to a fire. The website for the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office does not yet list the cause and manner of her death, but [...]

Out in the country

Posted on 05 Dec 2014 at 6:30am

On one historic day last month, 2 country music stars came boldly out of the closet. We chat with Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman about what this step means GREGG SHAPIRO  | Contributing Writer greggshapiro@aol.com Country singer Ty Herndon, who began topping the country music charts nearly 20 years ago, came out publicly as a gay [...]

Keeping the yuletide gay

Posted on 05 Dec 2014 at 6:15am

You can be of good queer this Christmas with our rundown of seasonal classics, old & new Christmas is a time for family (and sometimes recovering from family), cheer, alcohol, more alcohol and finding things to do indoors where ugly sweaters are welcome. And there’s no reason you can’t gay it up, whether it’s watching [...]

Snowmosexuals

Posted on 05 Dec 2014 at 6:00am

Our 9th annual guide to gay ski week events across North America in 2015 ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor The cliché is that gay folks have great bodies they love to show off in the summer with skimpy bikinis. That’s false. Many, many gays also have great bodies they like to cover in ugly [...]

Keeping memories alive

Posted on 28 Nov 2014 at 7:15am

NAMES Project Foundation, director to be honored with CURE’s Open Heart Award James Russell  |  Staff Writer Julie Rhoad has been involved in AIDS activism since the 1980s when, as a stage manager for theater companies across the country, she saw her friends and colleagues dying from a mysterious disease. As an artist and a [...]

PrEPping for the future

Posted on 28 Nov 2014 at 7:00am

DFW’s two AIDS agencies with medical clinics differ on PrEP, but their actual approaches aren’t really that different   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Maybe the two sides in the fight over Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis aren’t so far apart after all. AIDS Arms recently issued a pro-PrEP policy, while AIDS Healthcare Foundation restated its long opposition [...]