Pride Weddings 2014: The wedding spinner

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 8:05am

A seasoned DJ can craft a memorable reception setlist For years, the LGBT community has been waiting in the wings for the opportunity to walk down the aisle. For some, it has been the conundrum of “always the bridesmaid, never the bride;” but for Jess McDowell, it’s more like, “Always the DJ, never the groom.” [...]

Pride Weddings 2014: Where to wed in Dallas

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 7:55am

These gay-friendly houses of worship welcome your same-sex commitment ceremony AGAPE MCC — 4615 E. California Parkway (SE Loop 820), Fort Worth. 817-535-5002. Agapemcc.com. Revs. S. David Wynn Sr. and Robert Myers. Require pre-service counseling. Ascension Lutheran Church — 4230 Buckingham Road, Garland. 972-276-0023. AscensionTexas.org. Pastor Kurt Friederich. Blessing service for church members; no weddings [...]

Pride Weddings 2014: Ring -a-ding

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 7:50am

Jeweler Lance Shapiro wants to put a ring on it — for both of you   JEF TINGLEY  | Contributing Writer From Wagner to J.R.R. Tolkien, rings have always held a precious place in popular culture, representing everything from unending love to unbreakable bonds. And with marriage equality gaining ground, more same-sex couples are finding [...]

Pride Weddings 2014: Let ’em eat CAKE

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 7:45am

For Bronwen Weber, chef at Frosted Art Bakery, helping same-sex couples celebrate their big day is a piece o’ cake ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor When Arizona’s recent anti-gay law was being defended by its supporters, one of the refrains from conservative clucks was: “What if a gay couple wants a wedding cake?! A [...]

Old time R ’n R

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 7:40am

With its hall of fame and upcoming queerlympics, Cleveland is courting gays   The host city this summer of the ninth installment of the Gay Games festival, which was established in 1994 (then known as the Gay Olympics, before the lawyers stepped in), Cleveland has been the focus of an ambitious, ongoing urban renaissance in [...]

Pride Weddings 2014: Nice ’n legal

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 7:40am

Marriage equality now touches on more than half of the U.S.   Something happened on March 21, but you probably didn’t notice. Yes, you probably heard that a Michigan court declared a ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional (it was stayed the next day). But when that happened, something was triggered: A tipping point. Although several [...]

‘Beast’ no burden

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 7:35am

Out actor Paul Crane may not be Belle, but he’s having a ball in Disney tour ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Everyone in theater has to start out as the new guy some time. But Paul Crane never expected to be the oldest fella with the shortest resume. A few years ago, Crane was [...]

Magnolia’s weekly ‘big movie’ packs queer appeal

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 7:30am

If you haven’t been to the Magnolia Theater in the West Village for the Tuesday night Big Movie presentation, then you’re probably one of the few gay film buffs who hasn’t. The gay-popular series, which highlights classic films from years past, has been a hit already, with its mix of artsy New Wave flicks, jaunty [...]

Pride Weddings 2014: The seven-year itch

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 7:20am

The journey from ‘spouse’ to ‘husband’ was more than just a matter of words for Mike       Donovan and Bill Shafer — it was a victory for marriage equality   RICH LOPEZ  | Contributing Writer Bill Shafer and Mike Donovan had visited San Francisco before, but this day, when they returned to their far North [...]

Now ‘Sissy’ dat walk

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 7:15am

Del Shores unites Leslie Jordan, Willam Belli and others for  his film version of ‘Southern Baptist Sissies’   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES   Life+Style Editor The last time Leslie Jordan was in the Round-Up Saloon, he wasn’t actually in the Round-Up Saloon. “They wouldn’t let me in because I had a man-purse — they said, ‘I’m sorry, [...]