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 [...]

Food Pantry lists needs

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 5:45pm

More than 2,000 HIV-positive people accessed Resource Center program last year   By Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor In 2012, 49 million Americans lived in “food insecure households,” according to statistics posted on the North Texas Food Bank’s website. Disabilities — including HIV/AIDS — are associated with higher risk for food insecurity, the website notes, [...]

Market forces

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 5:30pm

Back for a second year, the Oak Lawn Farmers Market gives Dallas’ gayborhood a fresh take on food   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor       Our peaches are small,” says the farmer from Southeast Collin County, having picked the fruit from her own mother’s trees, “but that’s because we don’t use any [...]

Savage love

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 5:15pm

Stephan Pyles reimagines South American cuisine at his new San Salvaje     ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor When changes in ownership at the building that housed Stephan Pyles’ Samar — his multifarious, globally-inspired tapas restaurant catty-corner from his eponymous eatery along Ross Avenue — forced him to close for a remodel, he made [...]

Oh, snap (peas)!

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 5:00pm

How does a drag queen keep her figure? For Mistress Ginger, vegan does it   SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer scott_in_dallas@yahoo.com Pink-haired cabaret performer Mistress Ginger proudly proclaims herself a rare and rather elusive quadruple threat — singer, dancer, actress … and vegan know-it-all. She combines showgirl glamour, bawdy humor and a broad knowledge of [...]

Rainbow Lounge raid: Five years later

Posted on 27 Jun 2014 at 7:15am

Impact of the raid on a Cowtown gay bar in 2009 continues to be felt in Fort Worth and beyond TAMMYE NASH  |  Managing Editor It was just after midnight on June 28, 2009 — officially, the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York, the 40th birthday of the modern gay rights movement [...]

Supreme Court sides with Hobby Lobby, Conestoga in cases over birth control and health care

Posted on 27 Jun 2014 at 7:00am

By Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service Shannon Minter, legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, put a voice to many LGBT activists’ concerns when he called today’s decision in a U.S. Supreme Court religious exemption case a “dangerous and radical departure from existing law that creates far more questions than it answers.” [...]