Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 7:20am

How gay activists responded to a Mexican taunt during the World Cup set the stage for more inclusiveness in sports Last month’s World Cup in Brazil had everything: Goals galore. Scintillating performances (including by the surprisingly non-inept United States team). Stunning upsets. Gay prostitutes. Que diabos?! “Gay prostitutes” refers to a very loud, very clear [...]

Game On!

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 6:30am

Nerd culture has never been more popular, with gay gamers waving their geek flag proudly   RICH LOPEZ  | Contributing Writer and ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Cynics may scoff, but the power of magic is real. It compels folks to congregate with its mystical appeal. And on this Friday, they are congregating at Common [...]

Sax appeal

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 6:15am

Out jazz musician Dave Koz toots his own horn SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer I think first and foremost, if you like the saxophone, you will be very happy,” out sax player Dave Koz, 51, jokes about his music. The musician and radio host will be delivering a matinee performance in support of his most recent [...]

Let freedom ring

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 6:00am

Philadelphia, the city of brotherly (and sisterly) love, welcomes gay travelers ANDREW COLLINS  | Contributing Writer Philadelphia is home to some of the most important and fascinating art museums and historic attractions in the country, not to mention a superb (if underrated) dining scene and a rich selection of stylish hotels. Stroll around Independence National [...]

Best Bets • 08-08-14

Posted on 07 Aug 2014 at 11:10pm

Monday 08.11 Fashion icon Diana Vreeland comes to life at ‘Full Gallop’ She was the legendary fashion editor at Harper’s for a quarter of a century, and even led Vogue for a decade B.W. (Before Wintour), but you may not know Diana Vreeland as well as you may like. That can change with Full Gallop, [...]

Xamach is open at the ilume

Posted on 07 Aug 2014 at 10:00am

Xamach is open at the ilume

With strides by Collins, Sam and Griner, are the Gay Games still relevant?

Posted on 05 Aug 2014 at 12:25pm

The past year marked a watershed for LGBT sports. Athletes at every level — professional, college, high school and amateur — at first ventured, then flooded, out of the closet. Media attention no longer treats gay athletes as exotic creatures, all but unheard of in the real world; stories now focus on more nuanced aspects [...]

Pet of the week • 08-01-14

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 8:00am

Melanie is a one year old brown and white tabby.  If you don’t like warm, friendly and affectionate cats then this cat is not for you.  She loves petting and purring — you pet, she purrs. Because she’s been at the shelter for more than 2 weeks her adoption fee has been waived.  She’s patiently [...]

Billy Masters

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 7:30am

Diving in with Louganis and Daley Everyone is in a tizzy about the Russians shooting down that Malaysian plane — although, frankly, anyone getting on a Malaysia Airlines flight is taking a big risk these days. But I heard a unique spin on the subject from my pal Greg Louganis. The Olympic diving champ has [...]

A ‘Boy’ and his ‘Dogfight’

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 7:25am

This summer in Dallas has been a golden age for excellent musicals. In addition to DTC’s exceptional rethinking of Les Miz, Uptown Players has mounted the can’t-miss show of the year, and WaterTower Theatre gives a joyous but serious-minded show a crackling production. How to choose? Don’t — see them all. You can start with [...]