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 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 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 […]


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 Scott Moore has some big […]

Culture: Year in Review 2010

Posted on 29 Dec 2010 at 9:22pm

ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | 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 […]

Filmmaker Arthur Dong talks up gay documentaries at UNT

Posted on 14 Oct 2010 at 7:30pm

The University of North Texas gets in on the master class action. The college brings in gay filmmaker Arthur Dong to speak to five classes about working as a documentarian. He will also screen films during his stay. His 1997 film License to Kill focused on anti-gay murders, which lends itself to the hot topic […]

Gettin’ schooled

Posted on 14 Oct 2010 at 7:29pm

Tim’m West says hip-hop is gayer than you think —and he plans to prove it RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer MAN OF ALL TRADES | Activist, author and rapper Tim’m West brings his knowledge to UTD. KEEPING IT REAL UT Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson. Oct 21–22. Visit website for schedule. Open to the public. […]

No place like home

Posted on 14 Oct 2010 at 7:26pm

Linze Serell began her Miss Charity America reign nine years ago, just not like you think. “I was first runner-up for nine years,” Bill Lindsey says. “This year, I thought I’d give it another try.” Serell is the alter ego of Lindsey and this year, he took the title for the first time after 11 […]

Denim ’n drag

Posted on 09 Sep 2010 at 7:05pm

How do the hyper-masculine world of leather and the camp of female impersonation find common ground at the rodeo? With surprising ease NOT THEIR FIRST TIME AT THE RODEO | Robert Cantrell, co-founder of the leather group Firedancers, and Don Jenkins, better known as drag maven Donna Dumae, are the seemingly unlikely grand marshals at the […]