Posted on 30 Sep 2016 at 6:45am

Live, silent auctions put money in Black Tie Dinner beneficiaries’ pockets     Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor For years now, each December the Black Tie Dinner Committee has distributed $1 million or to beneficiaries of the Black Tie Dinner. And each year, a significant chunk of that money comes from the auctions held at […]

Dress for success

Posted on 30 Sep 2016 at 6:30am

Hugo Weaving is back in backless, queering it up (again) in ‘The Dressmaker,’ a dark comedy from Down Under   Hugo Weaving likes to frock around. The Sydney-based actor first made his name starring alongside Guy Pearce and Terence Stamp as a drag queen crossing the Aussie outback in a silver bus in 1994’s LGBT […]

Figuring it all out

Posted on 30 Sep 2016 at 6:15am

Even though she’s not gay herself. Scottish singer KT Tunstall is proud of her LGBT fans — but not so happy Trump used her music at a campaign stop   Is she or isn’t she? Truthfully, KT Tunstall understands the confusion regarding her sexuality — she’s responsible for it, after all. Tunstall, whose breakthrough song, “Suddenly I […]

Camo chameleon

Posted on 30 Sep 2016 at 6:00am

Urban fashion this fall boasts a distinctly disguised quality   Now they see, now they don’t in this selection of camouflage apparel and accessories designed to help you stand out while you blend in. Bombers away. Wear white after Labor Day like a maverick with Alpha Industries’ stark snow-colored camo bomber jacket in a vintage […]

Pride, Dallas Southern style

Posted on 23 Sep 2016 at 7:15am

A pool party, a pageant and performances by singers Brandy and Monica are just some of the fun on tap for Dallas’ Black Pride weekend   From Staff Reports Each year, over the first weekend in October, hundreds if not thousands of men and women converge on Dallas for the annual Dallas Black Pride celebration, […]

Turning tragedy into a legacy of hope

Posted on 23 Sep 2016 at 7:00am

Steve Dutton is on a mission to help the homeless so that others won’t experience the pain he did DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer When his husband, Tom Lang, was attacked earlier this month on a downtown Miami street, Steve Dutton said he went through the various stages of grief. His first thought was […]

Putting hate on stage

Posted on 23 Sep 2016 at 6:45am

‘Murder music’ star Sizzla to bring his homophobia to Lower Greenville DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Reggae star Sizzla Kalonji and the Firehouse Band are scheduled to appear at Heroes Lounge on Greenville Avenue on Oct. 7. Sizzla is known for anti-gay “murder music.” According to the website 18 Karat Reggae, based in Kingston, […]

Idina, letting go

Posted on 23 Sep 2016 at 6:30am

‘Rent.’ ‘Wicked.’ ‘Frozen.’ And now a remake of ‘Beaches.’ We track the making of a queer icon with Idina Menzel   Though it arrives nearly 20 years after her debut album, the timing couldn’t be more perfect for a self-titled Idina Menzel release. Menzel’s latest is a declaration of self — of her real self, […]

Chord progression

Posted on 23 Sep 2016 at 6:15am

How acceptance and support at a Deep Ellum club spurred a second coming out for trans musician Ivan Dillard   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Ivan Dillard remembers a key moment in his coming out process — actually, his second coming out. Ivan — born Aleah — had “tried to be a lesbian for […]

Galveston Plezzure

Posted on 23 Sep 2016 at 6:00am

Austin’s ‘Wolf Pack’ hosts Texas’ first-ever lesbian resort takeover   Once upon a time, four women joined together to form a pack. Their mission: To the change the landscape of how lesbians meet and play. Michelle Solórzano Daly and Kelly West, along with their best friends Gabby Ayala and Ashley Marshall, joined together to form […]