Profiles in Pride: Richard Curtin

Posted on 12 Jun 2015 at 6:45am

Zippers owner is also known as Edna Jean, fundraising queen JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Someone recently recognized Richard Curtin outside of the hospital because they recognized his drag persona, Edna Jean. In a snap, Edna Jean bellowed out hello in her sassiest Southern draw. She suuuuurrrreeee was Edna Jean — the fundraising drag queen [...]

After Bruce

Posted on 12 Jun 2015 at 6:30am

A year after its founder’s death, the Bruce Wood Dance Project continues to spread a legacy of art ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor The news hit almost exactly a year ago. Two weeks before the world premiere of a new piece called Touch, Bruce Wood — the renowned North Texas choreographer — had [...]

Cassie Nova • 06-12-15

Posted on 12 Jun 2015 at 6:00am

Thank you for the music (store) Hello to all my minions and my hellions! I recently sat down and read some of my past columns and realized something I do a lot: Bitch about how the times they are a-changing, and how much better things used to be. I guess it’s proof I am getting [...]

Fairway to Equality: Bigger and better than ever

Posted on 05 Jun 2015 at 7:15am

JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer As marriage equality activists await a historic Supreme Court ruling, organizers with Fairway to Equality golf tournament are celebrating their own milestone. Only 20 years old, the golf tournament, with its preceding Calcutta auction, is one of the most successful HRC fundraisers of its kind in the country, said Deiadra [...]

MetroBall celebrates a decade

Posted on 05 Jun 2015 at 7:15am

Belinda Carlisle headlines the fundraiser for the funder of last resort   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer MetroBall celebrates its 10th anniversary tonight (Friday, June 5), with Belinda Carlisle headlining an evening of entertainment at S4. For the past few years, MetroBall has been held during Razzle Dazzle Dallas weekend. But while Razzle is [...]

Profiles in Pride: Leza Mesiah

Posted on 05 Jun 2015 at 6:45am

Leza Mesiah, singing on the frontlines of history JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Editor’s note: Profiles in Pride is a series of articles featuring community leaders that will highlight each of the letters in our LGBT community. A new profile will be published each Friday in June, and the series starts here with the “L.” [...]

Charming prince

Posted on 05 Jun 2015 at 6:30am

Andy Jones grew up with 2 moms, which may account for why he now gets to play a ….Charming prince ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor I’ve never even met Andy Jones, but I already have a bone to pick with him. Sure, Jones — no relation — is a Broadway actor and currently [...]

Nice wieners

Posted on 05 Jun 2015 at 6:15am

Tallywackers officially opens, and sales in the shorty-short industry soar The premise has been beat to the ground: What would you call a male version of Hooters, the breastaurant chain featuring buxom ladies in satin short and tight-fitting tanks? Why Tallywackers, a chestaurant — likewise with the tight tank tops, but with clingy Spandex shorty-shorts [...]

Time machine

Posted on 05 Jun 2015 at 6:00am

Turtle Creek Chorale’s ’80s-themed concert includes costume contest I’m just gonna say it: The ’80s was the best decade. Sure, there was Reagan and the rise of HIV and Kim Kardashian was born, but aside from those travesties, there’s never been another decade like it. Hair metal. Miami Vice. Bill Cosby was still a good [...]

Beyond the Rainbow: Baltimore, Ferguson and the pursuit of justice

Posted on 29 May 2015 at 7:15am

A community leader witnessed the changes following the Rainbow Lounge   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a two-part look into relationships between police and the LGBT community in North Texas, and how we are working to avoid the unrest that has erupted in Ferguson, Baltimore and New York. [...]