Exploring muxé* *Rhymes with gay

Posted on 29 Jan 2016 at 6:15am

Teatro Dallas’ performing arts festival looks at the sexually accepting culture of Southern Mexico in ‘Another Day of Partying’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Even in the 1950s when she was just a girl, Cora Cardona was surrounded by gay people. And surprisingly — at least to our contemporary sensibilities — it was no [...]

Scene stealer

Posted on 29 Jan 2016 at 6:00am

In just 3 years, Kelsey Ervi has established a reputation as one of North Texas’ most peripatetic theater professionals. And she’s just getting started ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com When last we caught up with Kelsey Leigh Ervi, she was a relative newcomer to the North Texas theater scene — working as an assistant [...]

Aftermath

Posted on 22 Jan 2016 at 7:15am

Gay couples rebuild their lives after Dec. 26 tornado DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer At least two gay couples in Rowlett lost their homes to the tornadoes that hit the area on Dec. 26. One couple got help from friends until they could get their cars out of the garage and found their wallets [...]

All in the family

Posted on 22 Jan 2016 at 7:01am

New chapter of support group focuses on transgender people and their families JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer After 13 years of marriage and a lifetime of struggling with her gender identity, Paula Ellis finally came out to her wife. “I said, ‘I am a woman.’ It didn’t go well,” Ellis said. The couple didn’t have [...]

Sheriff Valdez, local business owner address Chamber on open carry law

Posted on 22 Jan 2016 at 6:45am

JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez and local business owner Jeff Youngblood discussed the state’s new open carry handgun law with members of the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce at the chamber’s luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 21. At the beginning of her presentation, Valdez asked attendees whether or not they [...]

‘Rent’ boy

Posted on 22 Jan 2016 at 6:30am

Exactly 20 years after his life-changing work in the groundbreaking musical ‘Rent,’ out actor Anthony Rapp — now on tour in the new classic ‘If/Then’ — is older, wiser … and not living in the past ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com For musical theater junkies, Anthony Rapp is American royalty. If Patti LuPone and [...]

Jillian Michaels is working it out

Posted on 22 Jan 2016 at 6:15am

The reality TV star and fitness guru reclaims gay slurs, thanks Madonna and discusses showing her fans a new side The “shred” will put you through the sweat fires of hell, but despite her extreme workouts, Jillian Michaels wants you to know she is no monster. To set the record, ahem, straight, the out fitness [...]

Drawing Dallas

Posted on 22 Jan 2016 at 6:00am

Trans volunteer Dra’darrius Sanders marches to the beat of his own drum MARK STOKES  | Illustrator mark@markdrawsfunny.com Name and age: Dra’darrius Sanders, 21 Spotted at: Hall and McKinney Striking 6-foot-3 Dra’darrius was born in Monroe, La., the eldest of quadruplet — yes — brothers. Dra’darrius is transgender, as is another sibling; another is gay and [...]

Making the dentist’s office friendly

Posted on 15 Jan 2016 at 7:15am

Boyd, who was on the front lines of the AIDS battle early in her practice, is training her poodle Max to help comfort her patients today DAVID TAFFET    |  Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com If going to the dentist makes you nervous, meet Max. “Max is Dr. Carole Ann Boyd’s standard poodle. He’s being trained as [...]

‘Unusual’ cases

Posted on 15 Jan 2016 at 7:00am

Immigration, passport agency actions raise questions for same-sex married couples DAVID TAFFET    |  Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Jenny Nolan left an abusive family in Ireland last April and came to Texas on a visa waiver, a program that allows people from certain countries to visit the U.S. for three months without a formal document. Once [...]