Wendy Davis: The gay interview

Posted on 13 Jun 2014 at 7:15am

In our exclusive interview — her first with the gay press — Davis defends record of gay support and blasts opponent   DAVID TAFFET  | Staff Writer In her first interview with the gay press, state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor, affirmed her support for marriage equality, employment and housing nondiscrimination, and [...]

The elephant in the room

Posted on 13 Jun 2014 at 7:00am

Texas GOP convention causes a stir with anti-gay platform amendments, exclusion of gay Republican groups   DAVID TAFFET  | Staff Writer Following last week’s Texas Republican Party convention in Fort Worth, which saw the inclusion of gay reparative therapy in the platform and a controversy over the presence of gay Republican groups at the event, [...]

Dallas health dept. falsifies STD records

Posted on 13 Jun 2014 at 6:45am

One man reports being hounded by county even after testing negative   For one Dallas man, a negative HIV test wouldn’t stop Dallas County from contacting him. “At the end of May, I got a call from the county health department saying I may have been exposed to HIV,” said John (he asked that his [...]

Cinderella stories

Posted on 13 Jun 2014 at 6:30am

Out actors Peter DiCesare and Sean Burroughs create their own fairy tale endings   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor For actors Peter DiCesare and Sean Burroughs, the Dallas theater experience had been like a fairy tale. In less than two years, DiCesare has had acclaimed featured roles in The Producers (as Carmen Ghia), Sweeney [...]

Free Lily

Posted on 13 Jun 2014 at 6:15am

Outspoken Brit Lily Allen on controversy and when she knew she was a hag Rebellious and fearless, Lily Allen has slayed some egos in her time. But with Allen’s recently-released third album, Sheezus, the tabloid target is experiencing the contentment of marriage and motherhood. But don’t think the Londoner’s gone soft. Allen doesn’t hold back [...]

Gateway to WorldPride

Posted on 13 Jun 2014 at 6:00am

Toronto welcomes international Pride fest, but city’s a gay mecca anyway   The annual Gay Pride celebration in Toronto has long been one of the biggest, boldest and best-attended around, but for 2014, get ready for the city’s greatest festival yet. The annual WorldPride, which moves to a different city each year, will take place [...]

‘The art lives on’

Posted on 06 Jun 2014 at 7:15am

Bruce Wood Dance Project’s ‘Touch,’ the final work by North Texas’ most acclaimed choreographer, will stand only part of his legacy When Bruce Wood — the Fort Worth son of a football coach who rose to prominence in the ballet world before starting two acclaimed dance troupes in North Texas (Bruce Wood Dance Company and [...]

‘It was just the right thing to do’

Posted on 06 Jun 2014 at 7:00am

Waco enacted employment nondiscrimination for city employees and the city manager hasn’t even received a phone call about it DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Police continue to guard the mayor of Houston because she received death threats after passage of a nondiscrimination ordinance last week. In Waco, however, a measure to protect LGBT city [...]

The transgender bargaining chip

Posted on 06 Jun 2014 at 6:45am

Until all the letters in LGBT are equal, none of us are EMERSON COLLINS  | Contributing Columnist It’s a tried and true tactic in successful negotiations: Always start out by asking for more than you actually want to get out of a deal in order to get what you need. That way, you have room [...]

Bell of the Ball

Posted on 06 Jun 2014 at 6:30am

Erasure’s Andy Bell headlines Razzle Dazzle’s kick-off event, the fundraiser MetroBall   SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer scott_in_dallas@yahoo.com Even before “out” was “in,” Andy Bell dared to be honest. Best known as one half of the iconic pop duo Erasure, the gay singer and songwriter — unlike so many pop stars — never misled the [...]