Start with the music

Posted on 02 Jun 2017 at 6:45am

Taylor Dayne, CeCe Peniston headline 2017 MetroBall Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor “You have to start with the music.” That’s what Taylor Dayne said recently when asked to what she owes her longevity as a singer. “First, I think you have to start with the music. Then you have to look at your fans, and […]

QueerBomb plans Pride month event

Posted on 02 Jun 2017 at 6:30am

QueerBomb’s annual Pride month event will be its biggest ever this year, according to organizer Daniel Scott Mullins-Spencer. A coalition of LGBT activists planning a June 11 march and rally to coincide with the Equality March for Unity and Pride taking place that same day in Washington, D.C. Local equality marches are also planned for […]

Girls, they run the world

Posted on 02 Jun 2017 at 6:15am

In a post-Trump age, feminist theater makes a strong comeback — in North Texas, at least — with a trio of current productions   In 1998, local theater artists Pam Myers-Morgan and Linda Marie Ford discovered an astonishing fact: that while 50 percent of the plays published that year were written by women, they represented […]

‘Wind’ blown

Posted on 02 Jun 2017 at 6:00am

The classic play of science vs. religion deserves a better production than the one at the Kalita Humphreys Theater   Inherit the Wind is one of those works — The Great Gatsby is another — that, for 30 years now, I have read, and reread, and reread again, at irregular intervals, just to remind myself […]

Fire destroys Rainbow Lounge

Posted on 01 Jun 2017 at 6:22am

Fort Worth’s Rainbow Lounge has been destroyed in a blaze that started shortly after 3 a.m. Thursday morning, June 1. Officials, who by 6 a.m. remained on the scene, said the fire may have started at the bar’s ice machine. Shortly after firefighters arrived, the roof collapsed, and overhead views by 6 a.m. showed the […]

Swimsuit Edition 2017

Posted on 26 May 2017 at 7:15am

Homesteading   Work it! Dallas loves its summer pool parties, and everyone likes to show off their bodies in the best looking swimwear and coverups. But you don’t need to be poolside to prove that you can rock a great bikini or trunk. From commuting to yard work, construction to DIY projects, you can look […]

Singing ‘Dreams’

Posted on 26 May 2017 at 7:00am

Chorale targets meth addiction in LGBT community, other issues in new concert   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer James Parsons started using meth at age 17. And before long, he said, “It got out of control.” Then one day in October 2015, he had been up for five days and was severely disoriented. “The […]

ANALYSIS: Transgender kids become hostages as House-Senate fight escalates

Posted on 26 May 2017 at 6:45am

“Texas lost” during miserable legislative session for LGBT people JAMES RUSSELL  |  Contributing Writer “Texas lost” during miserable legislative session for LGBT people JAMES RUSSELL  |  Contributing Writer The 85th Texas legislative session may not end until May 29, but when not calling it one of the worst sessions in recent memory, pundits […]

To Sin City and back

Posted on 26 May 2017 at 6:30am

Las Vegas lives up to its reputation, just don’t stay too long!   Only a winner’s occasional whoop interrupts the bells and whistles accompanying the flashing lights of the slot machines. Piles of chips multiply and vanish on green, felt-covered tables as waitresses walk the aisles, chirping, “Cocktails anyone?” As clouds of smoke rise above […]

Gay kickball is coming to Dallas

Posted on 26 May 2017 at 6:15am

  Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor North Texas’ LGBT community has long been known for being one of the most active and well-organized LGBT communities in the nation. That extends to the LGBT sports scene here in Metroplex too. There’s volleyball, softball, rugby, rodeo, swimming — and North Texans have claimed championships in all of […]