Master of his domain

Posted on 20 May 2016 at 6:30am

From playing a naive twink on ‘Queer as Folk’ to the lurid Master of Ceremonies in a national tour, Randy Harrison’s life has been one long ‘Cabaret’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor When Randy Harrison first shot to fame, it was as the under-aged twink Justin on the cultural-touchstone cable drama series Queer As [...]

Putting the ‘poo’ in poetry

Posted on 20 May 2016 at 6:15am

There’s a lot more ‘adult’ about Scarborough Ren Fest than bawdy cosplay and flagons of beer   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor If you’ve never been to Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie — or any cosplay time-warp to Medieval times when lutes outnumbered iPods and people carrying broadswords did not scare you into thinking [...]

Top knotch

Posted on 20 May 2016 at 6:00am

A Brunching of Gays heads for Uptown’s hottest eatery: Top Knot   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor When Uchi opened its Maple Avenue location last summer following months of fanfare, it was welcomed with orgasmic enthusiasm. Here was a sushi restaurant that was more than a “sushi restaurant;” a Japanese fine-dining establishment free of [...]

A matter of public safety: Dan Patrick continues the bathroom battle

Posted on 13 May 2016 at 2:50pm

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, above, encouraged public schools to tell President Obama that they “reject his 30 pieces of silver,” and to ignore suggested federal guidelines for protecting transgender students. (Tammye Nash/ Dallas Voice)   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor nash@dallasvoice.com   “This is a matter of public safety.” That’s what Texas Values policy [...]

Battleground Fort Worth

Posted on 13 May 2016 at 7:15am

LGBT advocates accuse Lt. Gov. Patrick of political grandstanding in his opposition to FWISD polcy   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor FORT WORTH — Fort Worth Independent School District became the latest battleground in the bathroom wars on Tuesday, May 10, when Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick came to town demanding that FWISD Superintendent Kent Scribner [...]

Gloucester v. Grimm, the 4th Circuit and trans rights

Posted on 13 May 2016 at 7:00am

Explaining the court ruling over transgender students in school restrooms   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com It’s an important legal victory, but the recent federal appeals panel ruling in favor of a transgender teen has not yet knocked down the hostility or hurdles blocking transgender people to access public restrooms. And even though [...]

The Cho must go on

Posted on 13 May 2016 at 6:30am

Margaret Cho’s new album is all music, but standup will always be the first love of gaydom’s favorite queermedian Fanny Brice wasn’t the only funny lady who could carry a tune. Margaret Cho did a good job of establishing herself as a singer and songwriting collaborator on her 2010 debut music album Cho Dependent. One [...]

Drawing Dallas

Posted on 13 May 2016 at 6:15am

Luis de la Fuente mixes a keen business sense with a passion for fun MARK STOKES  | Illustrator mark@markdrawsfunny.com Name and age: Luis de la Fuente, 26. Spotted at: Bowser Avenue with Rolo, his 2-year-old Anatolian Shepherd. Occupation: Real estate agent. Entrepreneurial spirit: Born and raised in Dallas, this self-proclaimed “mutt” is the son of [...]

X-es and oohhs!

Posted on 13 May 2016 at 6:00am

Mutants fight for equality in Bryan Singer’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse;’ ‘Network’ meets ‘The Truman Show’ in Jodie Foster’s ‘Money Monster’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com It sometimes seems like all Hollywood can churn out anymore are expensive comic book movies, and lately, all of them have the consistent theme of hero-vs.-hero: Batman v. Superman [...]

Changing the wedding industry

Posted on 06 May 2016 at 7:15am

Christy Matthews moved from San Francisco to Dallas before planning her first same-sex weddings DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Before Christy Matthews moved back to Dallas, she worked as a wedding planner in San Francisco. But she didn’t do her first gay wedding until she returned to Texas. That wedding took place on New [...]