SCOTUS accepts appeal in trans student’s case

Posted on 31 Oct 2016 at 3:06pm

  Lisa Keen | Keen News Service   In a development that could worry LGBT legal activists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday, Oct. 28, announced that it would hear an appeal that challenges a lower court decision in favor of a transgender student denied access to a school bathroom consistent with his gender […]

A done deal

Posted on 28 Oct 2016 at 7:00am

Venterra Realty has officially bought ilume and ilume Park   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Both ilume and ilume park in Oak Lawn now belong to Houston-based Venterra Realty, which bought the two properties from Dallas-based Crosland Group, the original developer. The deal closed on Monday, Oct. 24, according to Venterra’s chief operating officer, Richard […]

A ‘significant threat’ to LGBT people

Posted on 28 Oct 2016 at 6:45am

Republican amendment to defense spending bill could nullify anti-discrimination protections   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service A significant fight is brewing in Congress over a defense funding bill and whether it should include language that would enable religiously-affiliated contractors doing business with the federal government to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender […]

The devil is in the drag-tails

Posted on 28 Oct 2016 at 6:30am

Comedic ‘Drag Race’ champ Bianca Del Rio returns to Dallas with her Not Today Satan Tour SCOTT HUFFMAN | Contributing Writer For many — especially in the gay community — Halloween is a much-anticipated free pass to take a walk on the wild side, a safe harbor for experimenting with voluminous wigs, smoky-eye guyliner, […]

Wicked ally

Posted on 28 Oct 2016 at 6:15am

Longtime LGBT advocate Kristin Chenoweth, on ‘Hairspray,’ the fan she saved and the chance of an Idina reunion Before celebrated soprano Kristin Chenoweth morphed into a mélange of nice and naughty personalities both onstage and onscreen, from Galinda in Wicked in 2003 to her forthcoming role as Velma Von Tussle in NBC’s Hairspray Live! on […]

Wigging out

Posted on 28 Oct 2016 at 6:00am

Wig designer Dawn Rivard: Dallas Opera’s hair apparent coy covington | Special Contributor There’s a new star at The Dallas Opera … and it’s not a singer. Nor even a composer or conductor. The DO’s tradition of quality extends from the largest sets to the smallest hair on the actors’ heads … and that’s […]

Perverts need not apply

Posted on 21 Oct 2016 at 7:15am

Long before Mica England took on DPD’s anti-gay hiring policies and won, Slade Childers was fighting for his right to work for the Dallas police   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer When Mica England sued the Dallas Police Department in 1993 for rejecting her employment application because she was openly lesbian, her victory changed […]

Their stories, their voices

Posted on 21 Oct 2016 at 7:00am

UTA student Taylor Long is collecting oral histories of disabled transgender people   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Contributing Writer Taylor Long was at a social justice conference at the University of Texas at Arlington when she first learned one of the largest protests in modern United States history was lead by disabled people. The speaker, […]

U.S. House races to watch

Posted on 21 Oct 2016 at 6:45am

Chances aren’t high that the House will flip parties, but Dems have a chance to make inroads   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service Republicans currently hold 247 of the U.S. House of Representatives’ 435 seats, with 188 seats in Democratic hands. To switch the majority party, Democrats must hang onto their current 188 […]

Losin’ my religion

Posted on 21 Oct 2016 at 6:30am

Neon Trees’ out frontman Tyler Glenn goes solo, both musically and spiritually   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Look carefully at the picture. Yes, that picture. The mane of spiky chestnut hair. The scruffy beard. The brooding pet, clad in earth-toned leather before a scarlet backdrop. Introspective. Edgy. Anguished. That’s Tyler Glenn. Yes, that Tyler […]