The costs of living

Posted on 03 Mar 2017 at 7:00am

A survey of home prices around Texas, tax rates around the country   From Staff Reports orth Texas region were up 4.1 percent to 10,300 in January, according to the latest monthly report for North Texas Real Estate Information Systems. Pending sales decreased 10.2 percent to 7.084, and inventory shrank 5.8 percent to 20,511 units. […]

Diavolical

Posted on 03 Mar 2017 at 6:30am

For Jacques Heim, artistic director of Diavolo, diversity is important to the balance of a dance company Jacques Heim’s decision to study dance was not motivated, as one might suspect, by inherent litheness or a natural sense of rhythm. The Paris native, in fact, originally dreamed of becoming an actor when he entered the U.S. […]

‘Feud’ on the fire

Posted on 03 Mar 2017 at 6:15am

Oscar winner Susan Sarandon — on getting woke, portraying  Bette Davis and her career in activism Maybe gay people are customarily compelled to thank Susan Sarandon for her longstanding advocacy, because that’s how I begin my frank, anything-goes conversation with the 70-year-old screen legend and activist. After all, no matter where you stand on Sarandon’s […]

Ask a professional

Posted on 03 Mar 2017 at 6:00am

We asked several local real estate agents to suggest where you should buy next First-time home buyers have a lot of considerations — how much can they afford? Who to hire as a Realtor, mortgage lender, title company, etc. But perhaps no question is more important than, “Where should I even look?” We asked some […]

Putting your pink dollars to work

Posted on 24 Feb 2017 at 7:15am

Activist investment strategies can bring you a better return   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor If you are looking to support the LGBT community with your charitable donations, it’s not hard to find a whole slew of worthy nonprofits that could put your pink dollars to good use. But sometimes we need to put those […]

Get organized!

Posted on 24 Feb 2017 at 7:00am

Having information and documentation well organized can maximize returns   Whether you are running your own business, working for someone else or retired and living off savings, you can better manage your finances when you have things organized and accessible. Long-time Dallas CPA Ron Allen, who owns his own tax and accounting firm, suggested several […]

Making women’s voices heard

Posted on 24 Feb 2017 at 6:45am

17th annual Words of Women essay contest, International Women’s Day event is set   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor “It doesn’t matter where women are, we’re working. We are all working to make the world what it is,” declared activist Christine Jarosz. “That’s why the women’s movement is a working women’s movement. It started with […]

Rising up

Posted on 24 Feb 2017 at 6:30am

Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black on his first time as an activist, the power of collective protesting and changing hearts with ‘When We Rise’ With an emotionally resonant speech, Dustin Lance Black accepted the Oscar for his original screenplay of Milk in 2009, a powerful tribute to gay political hero Harvey Milk. Could an Emmy […]

Oscars so gay

Posted on 24 Feb 2017 at 6:15am

Forget ‘a day without an immigrant’ — nowadays, Hollywood without gays would be the death of awards, as these queer Oscar contenders show Most of us know that the most popular Oscar-nominated film for the gay community is Moonlight, which has the second-most nominations this year. But it’s hardly the only film with gay content […]

The magic flame

Posted on 24 Feb 2017 at 6:00am

Queer icons have helped campy magician Jeff Hobson find his onstage persona   When he steps onstage, magic isn’t enough for Jeff Hobson. As the emcee for the popular The Illusionists Live From Broadway show — as well as his solo performances — he looked to campy icons for inspiration. Now, he wears rhinestones like […]