Phann star

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 6:30am

How former club kid Dannee Phann turned his passion into his profession… and still gives back SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer Many Dallas residents have known out club and event promoter Dannee Phann (pronounced “pawn”) as a bartender, a manager, and, at one time, even a dancer at a number of local gay clubs. Phann […]

AB fabulous

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 6:30am

Sexy, smart ‘Cha Cha Bitch’ sensation AB Soto makes his Dallas debut at Down To Float 2 You might not expect a musician best known for two-stepping in a hot-pink Bedazzled tuxedo in Cuban heels to have a subversive philosophy about the essence of masculinity and Latin stereotypes, but that’s just because you’ve never talked […]

Tiara en fuego

Posted on 15 Jul 2016 at 6:15am

As she prepares to pass her title to a new queen, reigning Miss Gay Texas (and Miss Gay America) Asia O’Hara reflects on her amazing successes ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor The work of a pageant queen in never done. Especially when you’re overseeing some of the biggest pageants in the country. That’s what […]

Defining moments

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 8:40am

It was 1992 and I had just moved to Dallas from a small college town in Florida. HIV/AIDS was a growing issue in my experience, but it had already taken many people in Dallas, including leaders in our LGBT community. I was too young to understand the power of the Stonewall Riots in 1969, so […]

Easter, resurrected

Posted on 25 Mar 2016 at 6:30am

Easter returns to Lee Park for an historic 50th year, and organizers hope the free event reclaims its place as a centerpiece of the Oak Lawn community ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Will Sale remembers the first time he attended Easter in Lee Park. And it was an accident. “I was driving [with […]

New Dallas Bears president has his paws in many honeypots

Posted on 21 Jan 2016 at 10:30am

Gauge Xavier juggles being new Dallas Bears president, founder of new local HIV awareness campaign

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 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 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 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 […]