Murder suspect or murder victim?

Posted on 30 Oct 2015 at 6:45am

Discovery of human remains in an Oak Cliff yard prompt search for a man missing since April Evidence shows that Ron Shumway, the Dallas gay man missing since April 24, was not the person who signed documents in June to sell his house in North Oak Cliff. Police became concerned with his disappearance after human [...]

Jake and Terry

Posted on 30 Oct 2015 at 6:30am

The Dallas Opera’s world premiere season opener, ‘Great Scott,’ is a happy reunion for out collaborators Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Jake Heggie is probably the most acclaimed contemporary composer of opera, and Terrence McNally America’s reigning godfather of theater writing (four Tonys, thank you very much) — [...]

Simply Peaches

Posted on 30 Oct 2015 at 6:15am

Gender-bending artist Peaches challenges hetero-normative stereotypes — in life and music Look, I don’t have breasts anymore.” Peaches is reminiscing about a dear friend she grew up with and who, when he showed up at her door, came out to her as transgender. Memories of their summers spent together spill out of her as if [...]

Under done

Posted on 30 Oct 2015 at 6:00am

Foodie film ‘Burnt’ is a half-baked leftover ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Oh, how I love and curse foodie culture. On the plus side, it keeps me busy writing about chefs and trends and events, because people are suddenly interested in what they put in their bodies. On the down side, celebrichefs like [...]

It’s not what you have, but what you give

Posted on 23 Oct 2015 at 7:15am

Joe Pacetti is known as the flashy jeweler who wears big diamonds. But anyone who knows him knows that the biggest thing about him is his heart   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Joe Pacetti turns 60 in November, and he is celebrating by throwing his biggest fundraiser ever for a nonprofit organization. Pacetti [...]

Scoring for life

Posted on 23 Oct 2015 at 7:00am

Local gay basketball teams build community and empower players   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Local youth worker Dean Moore struggled with his sexual orientation growing up in a small town in East Texas. His struggle continued when he attended a conservative Christian university, where he studied biology. “I was on the down low in [...]

Hope Walk: new name, same goal

Posted on 23 Oct 2015 at 6:45am

JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer The Hope Walk may be the AIDS Outreach Center’s second walk this year but organizers are not fretting. They are confident they will meet their goals. Sarina Harz, development associate at AOC, said they have raised $30,000 raised so far. “It’s on par with what we anticipated,” she said. “It’s [...]

The diva’s diva

Posted on 23 Oct 2015 at 6:30am

For drag icon Charles Busch, life is a cabaret, ol’ chum (so come to his cabaret) ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor “I’m feeling very smug,” Charles Busch purrs from his New York apartment. Right before we talked, New York City was under a storm warning where city fathers and assorted fatalists encouraged residents [...]

Acting out

Posted on 23 Oct 2015 at 6:15am

Actor/activist Jim J. Bullock, pulling himself up by his own ‘Kinky’ bootstraps SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer “One of the things that has been a huge gift to me is my resilience,” out actor (and former Texan) Jim J. Bullock, 60, says. “I am a resilient person in life. A good thing about this [...]

Obama through a rainbow lens

Posted on 23 Oct 2015 at 6:00am

Don’t Tell Me to Wait: How the Fight for Gay Rights Changed America and Transformed Obama’s Presidency by Kerry Eleveld (Basic Books, 2015) $26.99; 330 pages When then-Sen. Barack Obama made his first run for the White House in 2008, he campaigned for LGBT support by pledging to overturn the military’s discriminatory Don’t Ask, Don’t [...]