A history of Black Tie charity

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 7:15am

Thomas, Anglin and Kuchling discussed how they could turn HRCF’s rep down before deciding to say yes — but still do it ‘the Dallas way’   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer In 32 years, Black Tie Dinner has raised more than $18 million, distributing the money among more than three dozen organizations. But it all [...]

From ‘Glee’ to BTD: Alex Newell plans to steal the show

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 7:00am

James Russell  |  Staff Writer Alex Newell says he loves Human Rights Campaign fundraisers. So the 22-year-old star of Glee couldn’t pass up the opportunity to perform at Dallas’ Black Tie Dinner, the nation’s largest such event benefitting HRC, on Saturday, Nov. 15. Unlike a lot of celebrities at benefits, however, Newell just doesn’t perform [...]

To honor their memory

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 6:45am

TDOR events Sunday in Dallas wilal memorialize the at least 71 trans women and men murdered in the last year   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Janette Tovar died on Oct. 15, 2012, at the age of 43. Her boyfriend, Jonathan Stuart Kenney, 27, allegedly assaulted her. Witnesses saw the couple fighting early in the [...]

The letting go

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 6:30am

Melissa Etheridge: On her new CD, reinventing her career and her proudest moment as a pioneering gay icon It’s been more than 20 years since Melissa Etheridge, after declaring herself a lesbian at an inaugural ball for President Clinton, came out on record. Released in 1993, the artist’s benchmark album, Yes, I Am, would signify [...]

Body conscious

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 6:15am

Dallas designer Rusty Bell realized that not every gay man looks like a runway model, so he came up with ThrIII, a line  of menswear for boys and bears alike J. DENTON BRICKER  | Contributing Writer dentonbricker@gmail.com When Rusty Bell first started dating his boyfriend Corey, he was shocked to discover that Corey hated — [...]

Rice queen (of the damned)

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 6:00am

Literary royalty comes to Dallas as Anne Rice promotes her long-awaited new novel, ‘Prince Lestat’ No pretenses here: I am unabashedly a huge fan of the fiction of Anne Rice. Have been for years. Her first entry in what is now called The Vampire Chronicles began in 1976 with the release of Interview with the [...]

Going on the offensive

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 7:15am

LGBT ally Rep. Rafael Anchia will file bills to repeal the Texas ban on marriage equality Monday   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Even as Texas’ LGBT community is still reeling from the disappointment of the 2014 midterm elections, a group of LGBT allies in the Texas Legislature announced this week that they are “going [...]

6th Circuit upholds marriage discrimination

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 7:00am

Ruling is first at appellate level to go against equality, establishes need for SCOTUS to rule Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com In a decision that will compel the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of marriage equality bans, a panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Thursday, Nov. [...]

Modeling scam perp still at large

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 6:45am

Scam artist who has been working Oak Lawn has long criminal record DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Scam artist Jerry Rogers, who has been working in the Oak Lawn area posing as a model agent, has a long criminal record. Rogers has been going to bars on Cedar Springs Road and passing out business cards [...]

Drive! 2014: Simply the best

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 6:30am

Our preview of the best new models for 2015 CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer This time every year, automakers roll out their hottest new automobiles for the upcoming year. Some will set performance standards on the track while others tackle extreme off-road obstacles or are built for beauty. No matter the size of your purse [...]