Posted on 31 Dec 2015 at 6:15am

We look at the pop culture, sports and arts events that defined 2015 for us   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor We like to refer to “the LGBT community,” but we’re all part of a larger collective of many communities: Dallasites, Texans, Americans, earthlings … consumers of media and patrons of the arts and [...]

Keeping cool

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 5:35pm

As the Texas heat begins to take over, we offer some sexy ideas to stay chill When the mercury rises, so should your creativity to stay cool … or at least entertain yourself and your partner.  Consider these seven ways to beat the heat, and add a little sexy time to your life while you’re [...]

Div URSA fied

Posted on 07 Mar 2014 at 6:00am

Bear rapper Big Dipper, laughing & sashaying his way through Texas RICH LOPEZ  | Contributing Writer There are three things someone is quick to notice about Big Dipper — and he’s fully aware of them. “When people write me up, [they usually describe me] as a ‘gay white rapper,’” he says. “Now they add [...]

Year in review: art & culture

Posted on 03 Jan 2014 at 6:00am

We continue our look back at ’13 with a list of the people in North Texas arts and culture who helped define the year Here’s what we remember most from the arts in 2013 — as well as our cultural touchstones as a community. 1. Dallas Museum of Art offers free general admission; its Jim [...]

Papa Bear

Posted on 15 Mar 2013 at 8:15am

Dallas Bears president Wayne Davis is the humble dynamo who keeps TBRU on track RICH LOPEZ  | Contributing Writer Approximately 50 gentlemen showed up for the Dallas Bears meeting at the Youth First Texas facilities on a drizzly Saturday afternoon. With details to iron out, the men take their seats on long sofas and a [...]

Year in Review: Culture clutter in 2012

Posted on 11 Jan 2013 at 8:00am

  The memorable events related to Dallas living in 2012 included the following: 1. Big Tex burns up. The iconic Animatronic symbol of the State Fair ignited the final weekend of the fair as shocking images of the skeletal remains poured over the Internet. Personally, we weren’t surprised — we always suspected Big Tex was [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Shangela 2.0: For North Texan D.J. Pierce, life is a drag

Posted on 28 Nov 2012 at 2:12pm

Drag Race alum Shangela has had a crazy few years — but is still a Dallas girl at heart. Pierce dishes about Glee, reflects on the Carnival Cruise controversy and his dear friend Sahara Davenport, and weighs in on the crowning of the new Drag Race All-Star. CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS FROM SHANGELA’S VISIT [...]

Flesh canvas

Posted on 23 Nov 2012 at 8:00am

In just a year, tattoo late-comer Ronnie Reynolds has transformed his skin into a living comic book   STEVEN LINDSEY  | Contributing Writer For many people, it starts with a tiny butterfly on the nape of the neck, or maybe a four-leaf clover on an ankle. The ritual of the tattoo: You start small [...]

Dances with fire

Posted on 28 Sep 2012 at 8:30am

Dallas Firedancers celebrate a quarter-century of hot traditions Among the gay nightclub scene in 1987, a bar called the Sundance was the leather spot in Dallas. Housed on Maple Avenue where The Brick used to be, it was also where an idea was formed. A group of friends knew the AIDS food pantry needed money. [...]

Leather goods

Posted on 10 Aug 2012 at 8:30am

Leather Knights show their fun and charitable sides with A Weekend of Leather RICH LOPEZ  | Contributing Writer For the uninitiated, A Weekend of Leather sounds intimidating. Or confusing. It’s definitely no trunk show of trendy coats, or a shoe-fetish expo. But neither is it a reckless three days of uninhibited debauchery. Well, for some [...]