‘Cure’ in disguise

Posted on 26 Sep 2014 at 6:45am

Arlington ‘ministry’ dedicated to ‘curing’ homosexuality gets prize money for NT Giving Day fundraising efforts Tyler Curry  |  Contributing Writer nash@dallasvoice.com When it comes to the people of North Texas, the phrase “go big or go home” certainly applies —  especially when it comes to their pocketbooks. The sixth annual North Texas Giving Day took [...]

A home run

Posted on 26 Sep 2014 at 6:30am

Dallas’ third time hosting GSWS is perfect timing for a new era in sports It’s been 10 years since the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Association chose Dallas to host its Gay Softball World Series, and this year’s series seems to have exceeded expectations already. The last time was marred by near-constant rain interrupted only [...]

A family of DIVAs

Posted on 26 Sep 2014 at 6:15am

The Dallas Independent Volleyball Association marks 25th year with sadness, and a vision for the future ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor If you want to know the difference between a group and a team, look no further than the Dallas Independent Volleyball Association. Last month, one of the organization’s young stars, Josh Cain, died [...]

‘The largest sporting event in the world’

Posted on 26 Sep 2014 at 6:00am

Think the Gay Softball World Series is big? It has nothing on Gay Games 9 ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor The number of athletes in town for the Gay Softball World Series is undeniably impressive, but it’s not the largest LGBT sporting event held so far this year — not even close. The ninth [...]

Pride. And Pride again

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 7:15am

Tavern Guild ED explains the need for corporate sponsorships in staging Pride parade while QueerBomb plans alternative Pride dedicated to inclusion and self expression   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Before the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, it cost the Dallas Tavern Guild about $25,000 to $30,000 a year to stage the Alan Ross [...]

Black Tie Dinner adds Prop 8 lawyers, out athlete to roster

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 7:00am

Boies, Olson to receive Birch Award; special appearance set by NBA star Jason Collins   James Russell  |  Staff Writer Black Tie Dinner has added five guests to an already packed to a line up for the 33rd annual event, set for Nov. 15 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, creating what Black Tie organizers called [...]

Will Cowboys add protection for all employees and fans?

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 6:45am

Openly gay Cowboys player Michael Sam has employment protection through his union contract, but Dallas LGBT leaders want those same protections offered to the rest of the Cowboy staff   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Resource Center CEO Cece Cox and Fairness Fort Worth President David Mack Henderson sent a letter to the Dallas Cowboys [...]

Hudson’s revenge

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 6:30am

Nearly 8 years ago, an interview with Jennifer Hudson in Dallas Voice sparked a national controversy. Now the Oscar winner is back in our pages — fiercer than ever, and with a powerful defense of gay equality   Who is Jennifer Hudson? It’s a question she knows you’ve asked — and one she’s ready to [...]

Geek like me

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 6:15am

Confessions of a bisexual cosplayer — and DFW’s growing cos-munity   CHAKA CUMBERBATCH  | Special Contributor chakacumberbatch@gmail.com Carrie Bradshaw would have a panic attack in my closet. Seriously — if there was ever a parody musical inspired by my life, it would undoubtedly be titled Chaka and the Ridiculous Technicolor Nightmare Closet. Getting dressed for [...]

Am-booze -ador

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 6:00am

Style maven Steve Kemble embraces his new role as the first-ever U.S. LGBT brand ambassador for Stoli —and he plans a makeover of the tarnished brand   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Most liquor companies have “brand ambassadors” — folks who travel around promoting the value of their brand over another. The title “ambassador” [...]