Report highlights issues facing LGBT seniors

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 6:45am

Flowers hopes Williams Institute report is 1st step toward adding LGBTs to Older Americans Act   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor A recent report by the Williams Institute on LGBT older adults shines a light on exactly the problems that the Coalition for LGBT Aging has been talking about, coalition founder and Dallas Senior Affairs […]

Awaiting the fall

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 6:30am

Hollywood tries to make up for a disappointing summer with a slate of film vying for Oscar honors and audiences ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor We had to wait until the very end of the summer to discover two truly excellent films with widespread appeal (Hell or High Water, easily the best film of […]

Gay for play

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 6:15am

Dallas Pride is a great time for theatergoing, and several gay short-play festivals — and Theatre Too’s full-sized production of ‘The Sum of Us’ — can attest   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor In the play The Sum of Us, the straight dad and his sexually-active gay son live together in harmony, each supportive […]

A brunching of gays

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 6:00am

Our hunt for the best Sunday Funday spots in Dallas. This week: Cook Hall ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Sometimes you can win for losin’. No matter what, everything seems to go wrong. You don’t have to believe in curses to feel cursed. Which is what happened at my most recent brunching experience at […]

Trans advocates decry latest Paxton lawsuit

Posted on 26 Aug 2016 at 7:15am

After getting injunction against trans student guidelines, Texas AG targets transgender medical services   From Staff Reports Texas and four other Republican-led states have filed yet another lawsuit seeking to roll back the Obama administration’s efforts to strengthen transgender rights, saying new federal nondiscrimination health rules could force doctors to act contrary to their medical […]

Trans woman sues former employer

Posted on 26 Aug 2016 at 7:00am

Despite improving business at Cedar Hill restaurant, Buffalo Wild Wings fired its manager when she began presenting as a woman   DAVID TAFFET   | Senior Staff Writer Kellie Alise Batko has filed suit against her former employer, Buffalo Wild Wings, charging the company with sex discrimination against a woman because she is transgender. The restaurant […]

Libertarian challenging Sessions for Congress

Posted on 26 Aug 2016 at 6:45am

Ed Rankin has run before, but he believes this year presents an opportunity for a third party candidate without a Democratic rival   DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer Ed Rankin has run for Congress before, but this year, he believes, some “interesting dynamics are lining up” that give him a better shot at winning […]

A Shade off

Posted on 26 Aug 2016 at 6:30am

Throwing Shade podcasters Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi queer up the Internet… and now also Dallas ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com It’s the morning after their first live show of a new tour, and Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson are jazzed. It was a sell-out — the first on a weeks-long, cross-country road show. […]

The music and the mirror has 2 voices

Posted on 26 Aug 2016 at 6:15am

Babs back on B’way. Plus: Cast albums for ‘She Loves Me,’ ‘Close to You’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com If you’re anything like me, chances are you did a quick double-take when you looked at the lineup of singers pairing with Barbra Streisand on her latest album. Anne Hathaway? Well, she won an […]

That’s what friends are for

Posted on 26 Aug 2016 at 6:00am

Officially out spreading her creative wings, actress/writer/director Clea DuVall is ready for her ‘Intervention’ It took an intervention for Clea DuVall to finally come out of the closet publicly. While she’s played queer characters throughout her career as actress — in 1999’s But I’m A Cheerleader and more recently in HBO’s Veep — DuVall’s delightful […]