Beginning to heal?

Posted on 27 Jan 2017 at 7:00am

Participants in the D.C. Women’s March say the experience gave them hope they thought the election had killed Mathew Shaw  |  Contributing Writer WASHINGTON, D.C. — When San Antonio resident Sherry Somers Willome marched in the 1960s for women’s rights and against the Vietnam War, she had thought it would be the last time […]

Renewing hope

Posted on 27 Jan 2017 at 6:45am

Across generations, races, genders, ethnicities — thousands marched in Austin against the oppression of the Trump administration   Elizabeth Pax  |  Contributing Writer I wasn’t going to go to the Women’s March in Austin. I’d been hearing about it online and through friends and, well, I just didn’t feel compelled. It’s not that I’m […]

’S Wonderful

Posted on 27 Jan 2017 at 6:30am

Garen Scribner, the rhapsodic dancing star of the sparkling stage version of ‘An American in Paris, is in love with love SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer When Garen Scribner began studying dance, he set three goals for himself — any one of which would be daunting. First, he wanted to dance in an esteemed […]

Skin in the game

Posted on 27 Jan 2017 at 6:15am

Rylee Spire is already the first-ever trans Mr. Dallas Eagle. As he aims to become Mr. Texas Leather this weekend, he reflects on his affection for the leather community A few weeks ago, when Rylee Janus Spire was announced as the 2017 holder of the Mr. Dallas Eagle title, he was met with a chorus […]

All about my daughter

Posted on 27 Jan 2017 at 6:00am

Almodovar delves into women (again) in Hitchcockian ‘Julieta’ Pedro Almodovar shot to international fame on a reputation grounded as a director of dark-natured but colorfully-decorated women’s comedies — sexually frank, slightly desperate yet as bright as the Gaudi architecture of his native Madrid. But as prevalent as that theme is in Women on the Verge […]

A fond farewell

Posted on 20 Jan 2017 at 7:15am

North Texas LGBT community members talk about working with the country’s most LGBT-friendly First Family ever   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Patti Fink came home from the 2004 Democratic Convention, where she was a Howard Dean delegate, raving about an up-and-coming senator from Illinois. Her wife, Erin Moore, heard the keynote speech Barack […]

A legislature divided

Posted on 20 Jan 2017 at 7:00am

Dan Patrick says his bathroom bill is a top priority this legislative session; House Speaker Joe Straus says otherwise   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Contributing Writer Some of Texas’ top officials refuse to back down from the bathroom battles currently dominating the legislative session. That is despite a budget shortfall, a broken school finance system […]

Williams is new chamber board chair

Posted on 20 Jan 2017 at 6:45am

GLBT business organization also elects three new board members From Staff Reports Justin “JT” Williams, of Capital Title of Texas, stepped into the office of chair of the board for the North Texas Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) Chamber of Commerce. Williams has served as chair-elect since January 2016, and became chair when Larry Paschall […]

Double the dirt

Posted on 20 Jan 2017 at 6:30am

Queen of Mean Lisa Lampanelli talks unamused lesbians (a thing of the past!) , her drag idol and how an insult comic survives in the Era of Trump If you know her racy sense of humor, you practically expect Lisa Lampanelli to hurl a slur at you when she calls. Once, she wanted to know […]

What a Kroc

Posted on 20 Jan 2017 at 6:15am

Michael Keaton plays the man who invented an industry in ‘The Founder’   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor Who cured polio? Jonas Salk, right? No — Albert Sabin’s oral vaccine was easier to give, had longer-lasting effects and was more widely used almost from Day One. And Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin, yes? Well, […]