Tiara en fuego

Posted on 15 Jul 2016 at 6:15am

As she prepares to pass her title to a new queen, reigning Miss Gay Texas (and Miss Gay America) Asia O’Hara reflects on her amazing successes ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com The work of a pageant queen in never done. Especially when you’re overseeing some of the biggest pageants in the country. That’s what […]

Thunder role

Posted on 15 Jul 2016 at 6:00am

Thunder role: Eric LaJuan Summers of ‘Dreamgirls’

PHOTOS: Robert Moore’s photos get national attention

Posted on 08 Jul 2016 at 7:15am

Former Dallas Voice owner/publisher Robert Moore spent about two hours last Thursday night, July 7, crouched behind a car with a Dallas Police officer as a sniper with a semi-automatic rifle rained gunfire down on officers and civilians after a peaceful #BlackLivesMatter protest. We published Moore’s early account of the experience here (you can read […]

Last call

Posted on 08 Jul 2016 at 7:00am

Longtime Dallas bar owner Howard Okon looks back on 35-plus years in the business as he prepares to close the Brick, his final bar   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor When the Brick/Joe’s closes its doors at the end of the night on Sunday, July 24, it will be the end of an era — […]

Nuvo: 30 years and still going strong

Posted on 08 Jul 2016 at 7:00am

Oak Lawn gift shop opened with one location in Austin back in 1986   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Nuvo owner Jeff Wright said he based the concept of his original Austin store on several shops in New York and on Arresta, a store owned by Ken Knight on the corner of Reagan Street […]

Women aren’t funny (and other lies)

Posted on 08 Jul 2016 at 6:15am

Funnylady Poppy Champlin brings Queer Queens of Qomedy Tour to Texas ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Being a standup comedian is difficult business. Being a gay standup is even harder. But being a gay female standup? You’re talking Herculean effort there. I mention this to Poppy Champlin, who has been making her living […]

Wood on fire

Posted on 08 Jul 2016 at 6:00am

Bi actress Evan Rachel Wood, who teams with a queer crew for a powerful new movie, talks Orlando massacre, sci-fi and tea with Elizabeth Warren Openly bisexual actress Evan Rachel Wood is fired up lately about the Orlando massacre, misconceptions about bisexuality, and her role in the post-apocalyptic indie, Into The Forest. Headed up by queer […]

The write stuff

Posted on 07 Jul 2016 at 6:30am

Cesar Baquerizo’s mission to expose the horrors of gay conversion therapy Cesar Luis Baquerizo has a soft spot for underdogs. It’s an attitude borne from experience. Born in Quito, Ecuador, Baquerizo has lived most of his life with a 90 percent hearing loss. And he grew up gay in a culture that still takes a […]

Authentic life

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 7:15am

Trans veteran fights past the pain to live openly at last Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor “They are already making changes,” retired Air Force Master Sgt. Brenda Lawrence said this week of the U.S. military’s stance on transgender servicemembers, just days before Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday, June 30, that the Pentagon is officially […]

LGBT organizer and mentor Jack Evans dies

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 7:00am

Dallas is known for its organizations and Evans started many of them DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Jack Evans made international news a year ago when he and his partner of 54 years, George Harris, legally married, the first same-sex couple to do so in Dallas County. Their wedding picture, taken at the Dallas […]