OK, chorale

Posted on 14 Mar 2014 at 6:16am

Inside the TCC, as it records its first CD in 5 years   There are therapists who have struggled for years to do what The Turtle Creek Chorale does in about 15 seconds. In only six measures of the song “Sure On This Shining Night,” the basses and baritones take the assurance of healing to [...]

From dance to drag

Posted on 21 Feb 2014 at 6:30am

Before he was notorious drag queen Alyssa Edwards, Justin Johnson was just a gay kid from Mesquite with a love of dance J. DENTON BRICKER  | Contributing Writer dentonbricker@gmail.com When he thinks about it, Justin Johnson says it all started with Little League Baseball. Growing up in Mesquite, Johnson played his heart out during games [...]

Artists against AIDS

Posted on 04 Oct 2013 at 9:15am

For the second time in 2 years, North Texas’ performing arts community unites in a cause with ‘A Gathering’   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor The first thing Charles Santos wants to impress upon everyone he meets is this: HIV/AIDS is still a serious problem. We may have leaped the hurdle of the pandemic [...]

Reproductive freedom

Posted on 27 Sep 2013 at 8:30am

What does it take for a lesbian couple to start a family? Patty and Carrie Breckenridge found out the hard way   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor A lot of people don’t know what they will be doing day after tomorrow, but for at least three months, Carrie and Patty Breckenridge have known what [...]

Joe my god

Posted on 20 Sep 2013 at 8:15am

Sexy DJ Joe Gauthreaux spins at Dallas Red Party Competition is fiercer than ever for DJs today. Seems anyone with an iPhone thinks he can mix a beat. It wasn’t always like that. When Out magazine named Joe Gauthreaux Hottest DJ of the Year in 2005, it was a very different world in music. Back [...]

Leather or not, here they come

Posted on 30 Aug 2013 at 9:15am

The arrival this week of ILSb is just 1 reason why Dallas has become a major leather scene ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor You can call Jack Duke the current standard-bearer for the Dallas leather community. He’ll even respond to chief cheerleader, honorary chairman, Godfather, or, because he’s Italian, capo di tutti capi. But [...]

Otherwise engaged

Posted on 02 Aug 2013 at 8:00am

Developments in marriage equality have triggered a rush on wedding bands   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor The Supreme Court’s decisions involving marriage equality earlier this summer have meant a lot to couples anxious to express their commitment publicly and have it acknowledged and sanctified by their government. And no industry has seen the [...]

Holy roller

Posted on 12 Jul 2013 at 8:00am

Gaybingo heads to Plano? Sing it, Sister! When Gaybingo started 12 years ago this month, the first one took place inside Resource Center Dallas’ building. But it soon became obvious that wouldn’t be enough. “We realized how potentially big it was,” says Johnny Humphrey, RCD’s event producer. It quickly moved to the Lakewood Theater, and [...]

New Sunday Funday

Posted on 26 Apr 2013 at 9:30am

Uptown isn’t the only neighborhood that can do a proper gay brunch When Claude Griffin decided to start a Dallas version of Big Gay Brunch, it was mostly because he was tired of waiting for someone else to do it. “I’ve traveled around the country and seen them in other cities,” Griffin explains. “I had [...]

Dangling Chad

Posted on 26 Apr 2013 at 8:30am

Two’s the charm for diva Chad Michaels, this year’s Purple Party headliner Chad Michaels didn’t start out a winner, but ended up that way. Michaels was one of the frontrunners in Season 4 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, but it was neck and neck most of the season until Sharon Needles proved the victor. But that [...]