Best bets • 09/16/16

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 8:10am

Saturday 09.17 NOH8 photo-fundraiser returns California photographer Adam Bouska tapped into a specific energy when he came out with the concept for his NOH8 campaign — the leged painted on people’s faces, their mouths taped shut, protesting the anti-gay Prop 8 legislation. Now, marriage equality is the law of the land, but Bouska’s photos still have […]

GLA45? More like GLAM

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 8:05am

Sexy and powerful, just try to resist this Mercedes CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer Twenty years ago, Mercedes-Benz introduced the C36 AMG, its first fully-sanctioned model with the aftermarket tuner it now wholly owns. An advertisement created for the Detroit auto show snickered, “If this were the fifth grade science fair, we’d be the kid […]

Butch vs. Femme

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 8:00am

BMW M2 versus Honda Civic Coupe: Sexy or sensible? CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer What kind of car guy do you prefer: The one who drives a frugal little Japanese coupe … or the jock who muscles around in a high-powered German rocket? Fuel-efficient eco-friendly hot gay nerd … or devil-may-care carpe diem bad-boy? It’s […]

Trans hero

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 7:55am

‘Alters’ explores a teen beset by superpowers … and new sexual identity When a new comic book title issues a “No. 1,” collectors often perk up their ears. Getting in on the ground floor of a new imprint is like attending opening night of a new play, or discovering a great new chef. So the […]

Walking down memory lane

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 7:50am

A spate of gay memoirs shed light on conversion therapy, pro wrestling and two different trans journeys Boy Erased: A Memoir by Garrard Conley (Riverhead Books 2016); $27; 340 pp. From the time he was in fifth grade, Garrard Conley understood that he was a sinner. It became apparent with the thrill he got looking […]

Drawing Dallas

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 7:40am

Well-traveled, handsome Kevin Luna will forever call Dallas home Name and age: Kevin Luna, 34. Occupation: Massage therapist and student Spotted at: Kalachandji’s on Gurley Avenue Rolling stone: Born in Lubbock to an Italian/Spanish father and a Mexican mother, this handsome Cancer spent his first 17 years there until he moved to Denver to be […]

In defense of sap

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 7:35am

Often maligned as cheesy, ‘Camelot’ remains a solid, satisfying musical ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Camelot has long been the reputable musical that it’s completely permissible to shit on. It enjoyed a healthy initial two-year run, opening just weeks after JFK was elected and closing less than a year before his assassination, and its […]

Putting the ‘butch’ in Butcher

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 7:30am

Lesbian comedian Rhea Butcher is having a moment It’s an exciting time to be Rhea Butcher. She co-starring with real-life wife (and fellow standup) Cameron Esposito in the very meta Take My Wife, a just-released webseries on the online pay service Seeso, where she plays the wife of … Cameron Esposito. And she just dropped […]

You go, twirlfriend!

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 7:25am

It took decades, but baton master Bobe McBride has pursued his dream JONANNA WIDNER  | Contributing Writer About 30 years ago, when Bobe McBride was in middle school, he played trombone in the marching band, positioned right behind the majorettes, their batons flashing and glinting in the sun as the majorettes twirled and tossed them. […]

Suddenly, Alvaro

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 7:20am

Voice of Pride winner Alvaro Ramalho is no stranger to singing ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor When Alvaro Ramalho’s family moved to the U.S. from Brazil nearly 20 years ago, they no doubt expected to find opportunities wide open before them. But you wonder whether young Alvaro ever expected Justin Timberlake to be instrumental […]