Sophia’s choices

Posted on 27 Sep 2013 at 8:15am

Dallas Black Pride’s Miss Sophia McIntosh emphasizes comedy over glam We’ve come to expect our drag queens to work in glitzy gowns, high-to-heaven hair and that serious eye makeup that evokes ferocity (or anger — so hard to tell these days). But none of that is necessary for Miss Sophia McIntosh, a Texas-born drag queen [...]

Teenage dream come true

Posted on 21 Jun 2013 at 12:10pm

In high school, Hal Heath always wanted to be in color guard. At 29, he finally achieved his goal — by forming ROTC Dallas RICH LOPEZ  | Contributing Writer getrichindallas@gmail.com High school seems like a comparative breeze for many gay boys nowadays: They go to prom together, come out at commencement speeches, get named “cutest [...]

Statewide Pride

Posted on 31 May 2013 at 10:30am

Gays across the state gear up for National Pride Month with festivities As Dallas prepares to get razzled and dazzled for National Pride Month, sister cities across Texas do the same. From the far reaches of West Texas to the Gulf Coast, Lone Star gays know how to party big time. Sorry, Gov. Perry. Dallas.  [...]

Belle of the ’Ball

Posted on 31 May 2013 at 9:30am

Disco diva Thelma Houston was a gay activist before it was cool   In a recent op-ed for Advocate magazine, out musician Eric Himan blasted organizers for having straight performers play Pride celebrations. He made some valid points, but even Himan might carve out an exception for Thelma Houston. Sure, her signature song, “Don’t Leave [...]

Dual identities

Posted on 05 Oct 2012 at 8:30am

For rising musician Nehemiah Akbar, being black and gay in the R&B music world isn’t the contradiction it once was ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor For a lot of young gay men — especially, it seems, those reared in the African-American community — coming out is a process fraught with risk and tension. Add [...]

Riding the rainbow

Posted on 21 Jun 2012 at 10:35pm

Celebrations across North Texas commemorate National Pride Month   Although the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade is still a few months off, Dallas can still get out to celebrate National Pride Month. Special events have sprouted around North Texas to offer fellowship and fun — and maybe a cocktail or two. Resource Center Dallas get [...]

Planning Black Pride

Posted on 29 Sep 2011 at 5:01pm

Spotlighting events this weekend from seminars to sexiness YOU ROCK | Adult film actor and entrepreneur Rock Rockafella is one of several African-American porn stars who will appear at Dallas Black Pride events.   Two organizations have made Dallas Black Pride into an enhanced experience for the local queer community. DFW Pride Movement puts emphasis on education while Dallas [...]

DRAG you

Posted on 29 Sep 2011 at 5:00pm

Comedian/drag queen P.T. may look like Wendy Williams, but his message to queer youth is no gimmick HOW YOU DOIN’? | P.T.’s spot-on impersonation of talk show host Wendy Williams got producers’ attention and could be a step toward the comedian’s dreams.   RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com Dallas drag queen P.T. has his [...]

TWO for the money

Posted on 15 Sep 2011 at 5:07pm

Solo Voice of Pride vets Angie Landers and Robert Olivas finally hit their stride as a team BRIDESMAIDS NO MORE | Landers and Olivas found two really is better than one, as their duo Spare Parts won the Voice of Pride group competition. (Arnold Wayne Jones/Dallas Voice) RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com Always bridesmaids, never [...]

A decade of remembrance

Posted on 15 Sep 2011 at 5:07pm

RIDERLESS CARRIAGE | Ten years after 9/11, the American landscape looks far different — for gay rights as well. What a difference a decade makes. In September of 2001, days after the loss of lives on 9/11 scarred America, the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade had a first: Instead of a grand marshal riding in the [...]