Food Pantry lists needs

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 5:45pm

More than 2,000 HIV-positive people accessed Resource Center program last year   By Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor In 2012, 49 million Americans lived in “food insecure households,” according to statistics posted on the North Texas Food Bank’s website. Disabilities — including HIV/AIDS — are associated with higher risk for food insecurity, the website notes, [...]

Market forces

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 5:30pm

Back for a second year, the Oak Lawn Farmers Market gives Dallas’ gayborhood a fresh take on food   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor       Our peaches are small,” says the farmer from Southeast Collin County, having picked the fruit from her own mother’s trees, “but that’s because we don’t use any [...]

Savage love

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 5:15pm

Stephan Pyles reimagines South American cuisine at his new San Salvaje     ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor When changes in ownership at the building that housed Stephan Pyles’ Samar — his multifarious, globally-inspired tapas restaurant catty-corner from his eponymous eatery along Ross Avenue — forced him to close for a remodel, he made [...]

Oh, snap (peas)!

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 5:00pm

How does a drag queen keep her figure? For Mistress Ginger, vegan does it   SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer Pink-haired cabaret performer Mistress Ginger proudly proclaims herself a rare and rather elusive quadruple threat — singer, dancer, actress … and vegan know-it-all. She combines showgirl glamour, bawdy humor and a broad knowledge of [...]

Rainbow Lounge raid: Five years later

Posted on 27 Jun 2014 at 7:15am

Impact of the raid on a Cowtown gay bar in 2009 continues to be felt in Fort Worth and beyond TAMMYE NASH  |  Managing Editor It was just after midnight on June 28, 2009 — officially, the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York, the 40th birthday of the modern gay rights movement [...]

Supreme Court sides with Hobby Lobby, Conestoga in cases over birth control and health care

Posted on 27 Jun 2014 at 7:00am

By Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service Shannon Minter, legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, put a voice to many LGBT activists’ concerns when he called today’s decision in a U.S. Supreme Court religious exemption case a “dangerous and radical departure from existing law that creates far more questions than it answers.” [...]

UPDATE: Police investigating hate as possible motive for graffiti as more taggings found

Posted on 27 Jun 2014 at 6:45am

Dallas Police held a news conference this afternoon concerning graffiti found around Oak Lawn and on buildings housing print media offices.

Grand standing

Posted on 27 Jun 2014 at 6:30am

A sit-down with out musician Steve Grand, after a year of stardom When we last sat down with gay singer-songwriter Steve Grand last July he  was making national headlines for his music video “All-American Boy,” which soon logged more than a million views on YouTube. The song — a sweet, catchy, country-influenced number — was [...]

Sam I am

Posted on 27 Jun 2014 at 6:15am

Soulful Brit singer answers the question: What if Adele became Aaron Neville? ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor How’s this for creative viral marketing: Release an album, and just as you do, leak a YouTube video of you singing a cover of a Whitney Houston song. Then don’t include that song on the album. Watch [...]

Bare essentials

Posted on 27 Jun 2014 at 6:00am

Documentary about famed Dallas male strip club LaBare has heart … and other body parts   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor There comes a moment during the new documentary LaBare — it will be different for everyone — when you suddenly realize something: You’re grinning ear-to-ear, and your facial muscles are beginning to ache. [...]