City ERF board chair stalling on pension policy change

Posted on 22 Aug 2014 at 6:45am

Brewer says staff can’t give LGBT employees equal pension benefits without approval of council, voters DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer One of the city of Dallas LGBT Task Force’s primary goals since the city passed an LGBT equality ordinance earlier this year has been equalizing pension benefits. That ordinance requires every department to review its [...]

Knife imitates art

Posted on 22 Aug 2014 at 6:30am

The recent kerfuffle between volatile chef John Tesar and a food critic played out like a movie plot, drawing national attention to Dallas’ foodie scene. We go inside the controversy and examine how a local steakhouse is redefining a lot more than just social media, it’s also reinventing a sacrosanct Texas institution ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  [...]

The Doctor is OUT

Posted on 22 Aug 2014 at 6:15am

Gay Dallas couple’s ‘Doctor Who’-themed engagement photos go viral SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer For young guys — 24 and 28 — TJ Mundell and Timmy Patterson, are, to say the least, enthusiastic fans of the 50-year-old BBC television series Doctor Who. The sci-fi series, which reinvents itself with new actors and style every few years, [...]

Cassie Nova

Posted on 22 Aug 2014 at 6:00am

Grindr lovers take note: Cheating need not be physical to destroy trust This wonderfully hot Texas summer is not so nice to a thick bitch. I have lived in Texas my whole life, yet the furnace-like temperatures still get to me sometimes. This summer alone, I have suffered from sunburn, sweat blindness and swamp ass. [...]

Finding hope, getting help

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 7:15am

Counselors talk about the warning signs and treatments for depression and provide a number of resources DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Robin Williams’ suicide this week has sparked widespread discussion about depression, substance abuse and their warning signs and treatment in the LGBT community — and beyond. Counselor Candy Marcum breaks depression down into two [...]

Telling stories from the epidemic

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 7:00am

POZ magazine founder Sean Strub in North Texas this weekend DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Sean Strub has been telling the stories of people with HIV and AIDS since early in the epidemic. “If we’re not telling those stories — those of us who were there — they’ll be told by others with agendas,” he [...]

Plans for national LGBT veterans’ memorial unveiled

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 6:45am

Memorial 15 years in the making with many more to go   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Supporters of a plan to build a LGBT veterans’ memorial unveiled their design last month in the Historic Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Now they just need to raise the funds to build it. The proposal is the [...]

Urie gregarious

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 6:30am

From ‘Betty’ to Babs, Plano native Michael Urie prepares for a rite of passage:  His North Texas professional stage debut in the one-man comedy ‘Buyer & Cellar’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor If you ask most knowledgeable Americans to name the country’s preeminent school for drama, most will probably reply “Juilliard.” But those in the [...]

Tease & gays

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 6:15am

Lesbian burlesque star Lillith Grey puts mystery, and sex appeal, into a reemerging performance art form TAMMYE NASH  | Managing Editor For most people, the word “burlesque” conjures up images of vaudeville theaters packed full of rowdy working-class men whooping and whistling as woman struts across a stage, shedding clothing and teasing the audience by manipulating feathery [...]

Magic in motion

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 6:00am

Chadi El-Khoury is a relative newcomer to the world of dance, but his company is starting to move MARK LOWRY  | Special Contributor Chadi El-Khoury’s trajectory as a choreographer is not far removed from his, and his family’s, immigrant story. His parents moved from their native Beirut in the late 1990s, when he was in [...]