Married in Texas? Maybe, maybe not

Posted on 20 Feb 2015 at 7:15am

Compiled by the Dallas Voice news staff A flurry of legal rulings coming out of state courts in Travis County this week left an Austin lesbian couple with a legal marriage license and a very public wedding ceremony on Thursday morning, Feb. 19. But by that afternoon, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had stepped in [...]

Dallas City Council updates definition of spouse

Posted on 20 Feb 2015 at 7:00am

Dallas city, county retirees receive equal pension benefits; IRS is investigating Dallas Police & Fire   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer The Dallas City Council amended the definition of “spouse” at its Feb. 18 meeting for the purpose of bringing the Employee Retirement Fund into compliance with IRS regulations that went into effect on [...]

The Strip: Heart of LGBT Dallas

Posted on 20 Feb 2015 at 6:45am

Strong retail, quality dining and a vibrant nightlife keep the pink dollars flowing on Cedar Springs   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer When Out Traveler named Oak Lawn the “best gayborhood in the U.S.,” it said “Oak Lawn is a shining star in a city soaked with money and privilege.” The magazine also noted [...]

South Asians (for reel)

Posted on 20 Feb 2015 at 6:30am

There’s more diversity to Indian cinema than colorful Bollywood musicals, as the new, gay-run South Asian Film Festival is out to prove   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor If you mention Indian filmmaking to someone familiar with world cinema, he would probably immediately think Bollywood — splashy, colorful, light-hearted musicals with handsome men, pretty women [...]

Coco-nutty

Posted on 20 Feb 2015 at 6:15am

Uptown’s ‘Gilligan’s Island’ spoof is its gayest, best yet ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor The effectiveness of a spoof depends a lot on the audience’s familiarity with the subject matter being spoofed. If you haven’t seen the source material, then jokes making fun of its conventions tend to fall on deaf ears. Of course, [...]

Mount Everett

Posted on 20 Feb 2015 at 6:00am

For plus-sized alt-cabaret queen Bridget Everett, size does matter There’s no denying that almost everyone who takes a first glance at Bridget Everett will find their eyes drifting down. Gay, straight, male, female — no one can resist Everett’s tits. And she is quite glad about it. Decidedly bra-less, Everett is a feminist of a [...]

Keeping love alive

Posted on 13 Feb 2015 at 7:15am

Long-term couples offer advice for new couples on keeping a relationship healthy and happy Compiled by the Dallas Voice News Staff As of June 26, 2013 — the day that the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling striking down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act — the Pew Research Center estimated that there were [...]

ERF to recognize same-sex couples

Posted on 13 Feb 2015 at 7:00am

Police and Fire Pension board stalemated, accused council members of having a political agenda   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer The boards of both the Dallas Police and Fire Pension and Employees’ Retirement Fund of the City of Dallas (ERF) this week came to different conclusions following discussions on how to equalize benefits to [...]

Where do they stand?

Posted on 13 Feb 2015 at 6:45am

Legal experts chime in on how they expect the Supreme Court justices to vote on marriage equality   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer The battle for marriage equality has reached the Supreme Court. In April, the justices will hear arguments in four cases stemming from the Sixth Circuit Court appellate decision upholding bans on same [...]

Body 2015: Werk it!

Posted on 13 Feb 2015 at 6:30am

There’s more than one way to get into shape   There’s no one way to exercise in order to achieve your fitness goals. We asked three different folks with different backgrounds, ages and body types to explain what the benefits of their regimens are — from yoga to CrossFit to P90 — and this is [...]