Our gay Texas

Posted on 05 Jan 2012 at 5:34pm

Readers Voice Awards’ ‘Gay Texas’ photo contest entries show great talent The Dallas Voice’s Readers Voice Awards are underway (you can vote online right now, at DFWReadersVoice.com), where you can vote on your favorite whatevers — criminal attorney, chef, boutique, dog walker or get-laid travel vacation. (Trust us, we’ve tried to think of everything.) But […]

Gleeks on campus

Posted on 15 Sep 2011 at 5:02pm

At UNT, students unite for a diverse, inclusive show choir. And there’s no Sue Sylvester TEENAGED DREAMS | UNT Glee Club’s 19-year-old members — RaShard Turley, Raena McEuin, Emmanuel Rodriguez, Gianna Millares (she’s 20), Lindsay Harris and Marissa Davis — were inspired by the hit Fox series to pursue their love of performing. (Arnold Wayne […]

Lady of leather

Posted on 01 Sep 2011 at 5:13pm

Dallas chef Synn Evans took off her chef’s coat and put on a cowhide vest on her way to being crowned Ms. Texas Leather LEATHER MAMA | Synn Evans is a long-standing member of the leather community, but won the first event she ever entered last week: Ms. Texas Leather. (Photo courtesy Oblivion Images) JENNY BLOCK  […]

Lady of leather

Posted on 01 Sep 2011 at 5:00pm

Dallas chef Synn Evans took off her chef’s coat and put on a cowhide vest on her way to being crowned Ms. Texas Leather LEATHER MAMA | Synn Evans is a long-standing member of the leather community, but won the first event she ever entered last week: Ms. Texas Leather. (Photo courtesy Oblivion Images) JENNY BLOCK  […]

Anything was possible

Posted on 30 Jun 2011 at 5:50pm

From DIFFA to the stage, John Ahrens has witnessed the evolving art of HIV YA GOTTA HAVE ‘HEART’ | Ahrens, above, was moved to tears by the revival of ‘The Normal Heart,’ which captured the panic of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s; below left, designs from two decades of DIFFA auctions, which improved greatly […]

Soap. Opera.

Posted on 16 Jun 2011 at 5:00pm

John Jones gets down and dirty with his two passions —singing and handcrafting boutique soaps FRESH SCRUBBED | John Jones’ soap-making business plan includes catering to gay boys and the church social blues hairs in Highland Park. (Arnold Wayne Jones/Dallas Voice) RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com John Jones toiled away complacently at his day job […]

Boy wonder

Posted on 31 Mar 2011 at 5:00pm

HITTING THE GUSHER Local entrepreneur Colin Stuckenschneider goes old-school with his web-based dating site. (Arnold Wayne Jones/Dallas Voice) Not all young folks get their social media in app form, and Colin Stuckenschneider keeps gay chatting web-based with his site BoyGush RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com Colin Stuckenschneider is the kind of guy we all get jealous […]

All THIS, THAT and the OTHER

Posted on 27 Jan 2011 at 7:30pm

SPOKEN WORD | As the artistic director of Fahari, Harold Steward helps celebrate the queer-identified black arts community of Dallas with monthly programming like the spoken word event Queerly Speaking. (Tammye Nash, Dallas Voice) Dallas’ black gay arts scene gets a future as Harold Steward refers to the past RICH LOPEZ  |  Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com […]

Threepeat?

Posted on 27 Jan 2011 at 5:30pm

HELLBENT FOR LEATHER | Scott Moore has planned for a year to try and repeat the achievements of Dallas leathermen Jeffrey Payne and Jack Duke. (Arnold Wayne Jones/Dallas Voice) Dallas has become a player in the international leather scene, and Scott Moore hopes to keep streak alive ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Scott Moore has some big […]

Culture: Year in Review 2010

Posted on 29 Dec 2010 at 9:22pm

ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | jones@dallasvoice.com WHAT’S OPERA, DOC? ‘Before Night Falls,’ above, was one of two acclaimed operas (both by gay composers) to get their world premieres in North Texas in 2010. While 2009 got a lot of the arts ink with the opening of the new performance spaces Downtown — which have turned out […]