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 […]

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 lopez@dallasvoice.com 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 […]