Violet’s not blue

Posted on 31 Jul 2015 at 6:30am

‘Drag Race’ winner Violet Chachki is feeling in the pink, with a figure that leaves queens green with envy J. DENTON BRICKER  | Contributing Writer dentonbricker@gmail.com We all know that drag offers the opportunity for drag artists to develop different and unique styles, personalities and acts, but no queen has been quite like Violet Chachki. [...]

It’s always fair weather

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 7:30am

The SCOTUS ruling has led many on social media to show their true colors — and triggered many to click on the ‘unfriend’ button ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com It’s rare that a piece of news can bring so many people together at once without a sports team or election involved. And on [...]

Quip/ tuck

Posted on 26 Jun 2015 at 6:30am

NYC drag artist Marti Gould Cummings brings a bite of the Big Apple to Big D SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer scott_in_dallas@yahoo.com New York drag entertainer Marti Gould Cummings seems bent on bucking tradition. His gender-bending style is more boy-in-a-dress than paint-and-pageant. He sings live rather than lip-synchs. And, perhaps most shocking, he has no [...]

You’ve got to be Kidding

Posted on 19 Jun 2015 at 6:15am

Miami DJ Kidd Madonny makes his Dallas debut Sunday, kicking off a new monthly tea-dance at The Brick DJ Kidd Madonny doesn’t think of himself as an entertainer so much as some kind of spiritual musical medicine man. “The best DJs are very much like a shaman,” he says from his home in Miami. “Like [...]

All dolled up

Posted on 08 May 2015 at 6:15am

… and someplace to go: Drag Racer Trixie Mattel goes Purple SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer scott_in_dallas@yahoo.com “Oh my God! Are there any painful memories from your past that we can bring up?” quips Brian Firkus, aka Drag Racer Trixie Mattel. That’s her reaction when asked what was going through her mind as she lip-synched [...]

PHOTOS: Scenes from DIFFA25

Posted on 09 Mar 2015 at 9:55am

PHOTOS: Scenes from DIFFA25

2014 Year in Review: The way we were

Posted on 02 Jan 2015 at 7:25am

  Play ball! Native Texan Michael Sam comes out … then comes to Dallas (for a little while, at least) to play for the Dallas Cowboys, while Tom Daley, Jason Collins, Britney Griner and others make gays in sports a real thing, finally. Chippin’ Dale: Dale Hansen defends Sam’s decision to come out before the [...]

Her name is Rio

Posted on 02 Jan 2015 at 6:30am

  2014 was a banner year for ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 6 winner Bianca del Rio … and don’t think she doesn’t appreciate it ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor There are as many styles of drag as there are cuisines or musical genres. There’s the glamour queen, the illusionist queen, the hippie queen, the [...]

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 [...]

Queer Career

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 5:40am

Horticulturalist Kyle Harger on potting — and pot! — and the dirty job he loves While many of us spend the Texas summer in an ice-cold office with the A/C cranked up, 24-year-old Kyle Harger spends his workdays getting hot, dirty and sweaty … and he wouldn’t have it any other way. He’s a greenhouse [...]