Moving on up

Posted on 20 May 2016 at 7:15am

Resource Center moves to its new landmark building this weekend DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Cece Cox said this week she wishes Bill Nelson and John Thomas and Bill Hunt and others lost to HIV were here to see the new LGBT Community Center, that will welcome the public for an open house […]

Championship weekend

Posted on 20 May 2016 at 7:00am

NAGVA brings volleyball championship to Dallas Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor About 1,300 players, coaches and fans representing 147 teams from across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico are expected to converge on Dallas over the Memorial Day Weekend for the 34th annual North American Gay Volleyball Association Championship Tournament. This is the third […]

‘Buddies’ coming together to remember

Posted on 20 May 2016 at 6:45am

Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor “It was an incredible feeling to walk in through that slamming door and hear my name called [by people who were] happy to see me,” said Joni Schroeder, describing what it was like to have been a regular at Buddies, back when the bar was located at the intersection […]

Master of his domain

Posted on 20 May 2016 at 6:30am

From playing a naive twink on ‘Queer as Folk’ to the lurid Master of Ceremonies in a national tour, Randy Harrison’s life has been one long ‘Cabaret’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor When Randy Harrison first shot to fame, it was as the under-aged twink Justin on the cultural-touchstone cable drama series Queer As […]

Putting the ‘poo’ in poetry

Posted on 20 May 2016 at 6:15am

There’s a lot more ‘adult’ about Scarborough Ren Fest than bawdy cosplay and flagons of beer   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor If you’ve never been to Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie — or any cosplay time-warp to Medieval times when lutes outnumbered iPods and people carrying broadswords did not scare you into thinking […]

Top knotch

Posted on 20 May 2016 at 6:00am

A Brunching of Gays heads for Uptown’s hottest eatery: Top Knot   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor When Uchi opened its Maple Avenue location last summer following months of fanfare, it was welcomed with orgasmic enthusiasm. Here was a sushi restaurant that was more than a “sushi restaurant;” a Japanese fine-dining establishment free of […]

A matter of public safety: Dan Patrick continues the bathroom battle

Posted on 13 May 2016 at 2:50pm

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, above, encouraged public schools to tell President Obama that they “reject his 30 pieces of silver,” and to ignore suggested federal guidelines for protecting transgender students. (Tammye Nash/ Dallas Voice)   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor   “This is a matter of public safety.” That’s what Texas Values policy […]

Battleground Fort Worth

Posted on 13 May 2016 at 7:15am

LGBT advocates accuse Lt. Gov. Patrick of political grandstanding in his opposition to FWISD polcy   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor FORT WORTH — Fort Worth Independent School District became the latest battleground in the bathroom wars on Tuesday, May 10, when Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick came to town demanding that FWISD Superintendent Kent Scribner […]

Gloucester v. Grimm, the 4th Circuit and trans rights

Posted on 13 May 2016 at 7:00am

Explaining the court ruling over transgender students in school restrooms   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service It’s an important legal victory, but the recent federal appeals panel ruling in favor of a transgender teen has not yet knocked down the hostility or hurdles blocking transgender people to access public restrooms. And even though […]

The Cho must go on

Posted on 13 May 2016 at 6:30am

Margaret Cho’s new album is all music, but standup will always be the first love of gaydom’s favorite queermedian Fanny Brice wasn’t the only funny lady who could carry a tune. Margaret Cho did a good job of establishing herself as a singer and songwriting collaborator on her 2010 debut music album Cho Dependent. One […]