Board out of his mind

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 6:00am

Gay Ouija expert Robert Murch bridges the realm between historian and mystic ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Robert Murch was born and grew up in a town just down the road from Salem, Mass., home of the famed Puritan Witch Trials that spread more panic and fear than a coughing fit in the [...]

Not just clowning around

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:15am

Jerry Cunningham and his partner J.C. McDonald help keep the competitors safe in the arena at the World Gay Rodeo Finals   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor In the world of rodeo, there’s a difference between being wrecked and being racked. Jerry Cunningham has experienced both. Cunningham, who also happens to be owner and publisher [...]

Standing out in the crowd

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:00am

15-year old Xavier Khan of Fort Worth is one of five inaugural Fairness Fort Worth honorees   James Russell  |  Staff Writer Xavier Khan’s life changed in 8th grade when his mother found a text message exchange in his cell phone — with a guy. He told the guy, “I love you.” When Khan returned [...]

Nurturing scholars

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 6:45am

LEAP Scholarship winners talk about how the GBLT Chamber made a difference in their lives DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Pam Hancock has won the North Texas GLBT Chamber’s LEAP Scholarship twice. And now teaches at the University of Alaska Anchorage where, she said, she can’t see Russia from her front door. Hancock was celebrating [...]

Uptown Tammie Brown

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 6:30am

Drag Racer and native Texan Tammie Brown goes unplugged at the Texas Veggie Fair ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com With his dreamy, porcelain look, shock of twisted henna hair and earth-mother aesthetic, you might peg Tammie Brown — who shot to fame on the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race — as a [...]

Superhero’s handbook

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 6:15am

Advice for newbies and pros on navigating Comic Con … from a fangirl who knows from experience CHAKA CUMBERBATCH  | Contributing Writer chakacumberbatch@gmail.com Since 1994, Dallas Comic Con has been serving up a super-powered collision of comic books, cartoons and caped crusaders galore to the denizens of DFW. If history is any indication, this weekend’s [...]

Lennox, crystal clear

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 6:00am

Nearing 60, Annie Lennox — rock’s coolest chick ever — rails on ‘feminism-lite,’ why we need to get rid of the word ‘gay’ and what makes her nostalgic They don’t make hearts bigger than the one beating inside of Annie Lennox. Despite the icon’s legendary recording career — dating back to the late ’70s — [...]

From 1981 to 2014: The virus is different, but the fear is the same

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 7:15am

Team Reporting by the Dallas Voice Editorial Staff   It was 1981, and young gay men were beginning to die of diseases that they shouldn’t be getting, and that shouldn’t have been able to kill them, even if they did become infected. By March that year, at least eight young gay men in New York [...]

Learning the ropes, from A to Z

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 7:00am

Ann Zadeh is Fort Worth’s newest city council member, but she’s no stranger to city policy   James Russell  |  Staff Writer Ann Zadeh’s first night as a councilwoman — replacing the city’s first and so far only openly gay councilmember Joel Burns — was no honeymoon. Elected in June, Fort Worth’s new councilwoman for [...]

DPD, DFR pension board postpones equal benefits

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 6:45am

Vote comes despite emotional testimony from the dozen Dallas police officers that attended the pension board meeting to ask for equal benefits for their spouses   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Four city councilmen who sit on the Dallas Police and Fire Pension Board made it clear to the rest of the board that the [...]