Aspiring to new heights

Posted on 29 Jul 2016 at 6:45am

New clinic offers personalized approach to parenthood through IVF, with a special outreach to the LGBTQ community   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor T.J. Farnsworth had just started a company offering community-based cancer services “literally from my kitchen table” when he met “the most wonderful woman you can imagine,” he said. “But because I was […]

Through the ‘Looking’ glass

Posted on 29 Jul 2016 at 6:30am

How the Texas Bear Round-Up impacted one of the stars of ‘Looking,’ and other thoughts on the legacy of a groundbreaking series about modern gay life It was “goodbye for now” as the cast and crew of HBO’s modern-queer dramedy Looking stood in the rising San Francisco sun tearfully hugging as they concluded production on […]

Anthem for toilets

Posted on 29 Jul 2016 at 6:15am

Former ‘Letterman’ writer Steve Young celebrates the weird, campy underground art of industrial musicals Lavish, costly, performed only once, industrial musicals were like Broadway shows written for boardrooms. Often starring top talent and written by folks (like the gay composing team Kander and Ebb) who’d later have Broadway hits, they sang of toilets and tractors, […]

‘Tickle’ punk’d?

Posted on 29 Jul 2016 at 6:00am

Documentary unearths fetish culture … and the shady, scary figure behind it ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Journalists routinely email subjects, asking them if they’d like to participate in a story. When David Farrier — a reporter based in New Zealand who specializes in human-interest stories about the bizarre — discovered a fetish […]

Democrats ratify most pro-LGBT platform ever

Posted on 26 Jul 2016 at 10:20am

‘It says we’re welcome, we’re going to make life better’   CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade Courtesy of National Gay Media Association   PHILADELPHIA — Democrats ratified a party platform late Monday, July 25, that is being called the most LGBT-inclusive in history and a unifying document after a bitter primary. As convention chair Rep. […]

Transgender activist to speak at Democratic National Convention

Posted on 25 Jul 2016 at 9:36am

  Sarah McBride scheduled to deliver historic speech on Thursday   MICHAEL K. LAVERS | Washington Blade Courtesy National Gay Media Association   PHILADELPHIA — Sarah McBride this week will become the first openly transgender person to speak at a major party convention. McBride — who is the national press secretary for the Human Rights […]

FWISD releases revised trans guidelines

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 7:00am

As school officials talk about a reasonable compromise, anti-trans forces claim victory James Russell | Contributing Writer Officials with the Fort Worth school district  released a revised version of the transgender student guidelines on Wednesday, July 20, after three months of revisions and scrutiny from opponents. The guidelines first issued in April were a […]

AB fabulous

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 6:30am

Sexy, smart ‘Cha Cha Bitch’ sensation AB Soto makes his Dallas debut at Down To Float 2 You might not expect a musician best known for two-stepping in a hot-pink Bedazzled tuxedo in Cuban heels to have a subversive philosophy about the essence of masculinity and Latin stereotypes, but that’s just because you’ve never talked […]

The great Caruso

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 6:15am

Former Dallas diva — and current New York celeb emcee — Jim Caruso returns to his old stompin’ ground for the inaugural Dallas Cabaret Festival ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor For more than 25 years, Jim Caruso has called New York home — performing at the famed Carlyle, serving as backup for Liza Minnelli the […]

Booze ’em buddies

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 6:00am

Patsy & Edina, aka Joanna & Jennifer, are back together, and still ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer Do I hear the pop of a champagne cork, darling? It’s been nearly 24 years since the BBC television series Absolutely Fabulous premiered as a testament to the hedonism of its era. Both Edina Monsoon […]