Girl on Girls

Posted on 07 Oct 2016 at 7:25am

Jenny Block on living authentically as a gay parent My daughter just came out to her boyfriend. No, she didn’t come out as gay. She came out as the daughter of a gay mom. She had told me she was nervous about telling him. She knew she wouldn’t want to date him if he was […]

DFW Metroplex cities top several ‘best of’ lists

Posted on 07 Oct 2016 at 7:20am

  WalletHub, a website based in Washington, D.C. and owned by Evolution Finance Inc., launched in August 2013 as a “personal finance social network” offering reviews of financial advisors. But the site has quickly branched out into producing research reports and surveys on everything from “best and worst cities to find a job” to “2016’s […]

Shooting Star

Posted on 07 Oct 2016 at 6:30am

Orlando  performer inspires her community to keep on dancing after Pulse tragedy   Dance can heal; we know that. It can be a cathartic soul-soother, as it’s been, ironically, in Orlando since the June 12 shooting at Pulse Nightclub that claimed 49 lives and injured 53 others, leaving the city, and the world, devastated and […]

Just the Facts, ma’am

Posted on 07 Oct 2016 at 6:15am

Facts of Life star Charlotte Rae tells all in her new memoir   There is an entire generation of queer and straight people who grew up watching actress Charlotte Rae on television —First as Molly the Mail Lady on Sesame Street and later as Mrs. Edna Garrett, the beloved housemother on the popular ’80s sitcom […]

Patti Le Build Safe?

Posted on 07 Oct 2016 at 6:00am

Rodd Gray, pageant-winning female impersonator and professional hair stylist, puts down the make-up brushes and scissors and picks up the paint brush and jackhammer to remodel his Richardson home   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Rodd Gray’s new neighbors in Richardson have embraced the former Miss Gay America in a way he never expected. […]

Best Bets • 09-30-16

Posted on 30 Sep 2016 at 7:55am

Friday 09.29 — Sunday 10.20 Jubilee Theatre gets busy with Working: A Musical Nine actors, singers and dancers performing multiple characters and vocal numbers put the everyday situations of a workaday world to music in Working: A Musical, directed by William Earl Ray and adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso from Studs Terkel’s book. The […]

Cassie Nova • 09-30-16

Posted on 30 Sep 2016 at 7:30am

Cassie dishes on Brangelina, Jennifer and the famous Cassie-roles   Hey ya’ll. I hope you all are having a better week than Brad and Angelina. I mean seriously, the world is falling to pieces and all anybody can talk about is Brangelina. So I guess I will too. Let’s back up: Remember Brad Pitt was […]

Take the plunge

Posted on 30 Sep 2016 at 7:20am

Lesbian author examines swimming from all angles The Joy of Swimming by Lisa Congdon (Chronicle Books 2016); $18.95; 141 pp. People say you’re all wet. Maybe that’s not the nicest thing you’ve ever heard, but hey! If something’s true, it’s true, right? Yep, you love being in a pool, lake, pond, the ocean, a puddle, […]

The drill of it all

Posted on 30 Sep 2016 at 7:20am

Despite tropes, this film is a working-class winner The more I see Peter Berg films, the more convinced I become that he’s Michael Bay Lite. Despite affecting a veneer of indie cred — lots of handheld camera work and overlapping, improvisational-seeming dialogue that craves comparisons to John Cassavettes — there’s something slick and programmatic and […]

Dress for success

Posted on 30 Sep 2016 at 6:30am

Hugo Weaving is back in backless, queering it up (again) in ‘The Dressmaker,’ a dark comedy from Down Under   Hugo Weaving likes to frock around. The Sydney-based actor first made his name starring alongside Guy Pearce and Terence Stamp as a drag queen crossing the Aussie outback in a silver bus in 1994’s LGBT […]