Coco-nutty

Posted on 20 Feb 2015 at 6:15am

Uptown’s ‘Gilligan’s Island’ spoof is its gayest, best yet ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor The effectiveness of a spoof depends a lot on the audience’s familiarity with the subject matter being spoofed. If you haven’t seen the source material, then jokes making fun of its conventions tend to fall on deaf ears. Of course, [...]

Mount Everett

Posted on 20 Feb 2015 at 6:00am

For plus-sized alt-cabaret queen Bridget Everett, size does matter There’s no denying that almost everyone who takes a first glance at Bridget Everett will find their eyes drifting down. Gay, straight, male, female — no one can resist Everett’s tits. And she is quite glad about it. Decidedly bra-less, Everett is a feminist of a [...]

Keeping love alive

Posted on 13 Feb 2015 at 7:15am

Long-term couples offer advice for new couples on keeping a relationship healthy and happy Compiled by the Dallas Voice News Staff As of June 26, 2013 — the day that the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling striking down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act — the Pew Research Center estimated that there were [...]

ERF to recognize same-sex couples

Posted on 13 Feb 2015 at 7:00am

Police and Fire Pension board stalemated, accused council members of having a political agenda   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer The boards of both the Dallas Police and Fire Pension and Employees’ Retirement Fund of the City of Dallas (ERF) this week came to different conclusions following discussions on how to equalize benefits to [...]

Where do they stand?

Posted on 13 Feb 2015 at 6:45am

Legal experts chime in on how they expect the Supreme Court justices to vote on marriage equality   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer The battle for marriage equality has reached the Supreme Court. In April, the justices will hear arguments in four cases stemming from the Sixth Circuit Court appellate decision upholding bans on same [...]

Body 2015: Werk it!

Posted on 13 Feb 2015 at 6:30am

There’s more than one way to get into shape   There’s no one way to exercise in order to achieve your fitness goals. We asked three different folks with different backgrounds, ages and body types to explain what the benefits of their regimens are — from yoga to CrossFit to P90 — and this is [...]

Body 2015: All about the taste

Posted on 13 Feb 2015 at 6:15am

Will out dietician Daniel Magoon spreads the gospel of healthy eating? In a Snap ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor Health food store: The words alone can trigger sense-memories of dry rice cakes, bitter green drinks and flavorless chicken. But for Daniel Magoon, a registered dietician, “health food” conjures something completely different: fluffy crepes, spicy deviled [...]

Taylor made

Posted on 13 Feb 2015 at 6:00am

Gender-bending theater artist Taylor Mac goes B’way   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES   Taylor Mac is used to being on the fringe of entertainment. Even though he’s one of the best regarded performance artists in the biz — cabaret singer, composer, playwright, actor and gender-bending diva — his name might not be familiar to most people. [...]

His ‘Ice Cream Truck’ brings the boys to the yard

Posted on 06 Feb 2015 at 7:15am

Gay rapper Cazwell knows his market — and he’s happy to serve it ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor If you’ve been in a gay club in the last five years or so, chances are you know who Cazwell is. Long before even Frank Ocean or Fly Young Red, Cazwell was the gay rapper — [...]

No welcome home

Posted on 06 Feb 2015 at 7:00am

The church where James Stone grew up refused to perform his funeral but members attended to cause the family additional grief   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer When Vicki and Jerry Oels and other members of Clarkridge Church of Christ attended the funeral of a gay man in Mountain Home, Ark., they may have [...]