Instant TS

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 6:00am

The activist and performer takes pride in being black and trans … and will share that confidence at a gay Juneteenth celebration this weekend TS Madison makes no apologies for being who she is … and feels most people shouldn’t, either. As an out, black trans woman who is upfront about her history as a […]

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 […]

Ya gotta love J Sutta … don’t cha?

Posted on 15 Sep 2016 at 10:55am

The former Pussycat Doll gets her Pride on at the Dallas Red Party Truth: One of J Sutta’s big career breaks involved her donning a tuxedo leotard and putting out fires with her top hat. It was 2002, and Sutta — best known as a member of the now defunct R&B/dance group the Pussycat Dolls […]

Gay Pride: A Texas teen’s inspirational coming out story

Posted on 29 Jun 2016 at 8:30am

Gay Pride: A Texas teen’s inspirational coming out story

Why it gotta be black?!

Posted on 02 Oct 2015 at 6:30am

One lesson to take away from the 18th annual Dallas Black Gay Pride: The best things in life are free Dallas’ gay Pride parade may have been in September, but Pride in North Texas is far from over. In addition to Tarrant County’s planned Pride events, Dallas Black Gay Pride Weekend continues. And while some […]

Shangela’s assets

Posted on 18 Sep 2015 at 7:35am

The Dallas-bred Drag Racer has a new series and a new tour— hallelu! ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor It’s a week before Dallas Pride, and D.J. Pierce — better known  by his nom de drag Shangela Laquifa Wadley — is visiting Puerto Rico for a few days, in what is generously characterized as […]

Red letter Dev

Posted on 17 Sep 2015 at 9:00pm

Platinum recording artist and vocal gay ally Dev headlines Dallas Red Party SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer Even if you don’t immediately recognize the name, chances are you know the voice. Devin Star Tailes — known professionally simply as Dev — is the vocalist behind the catchy chorus of Far East Movement’s No. 1 radio […]

Tony: Tuned in, toned up

Posted on 17 Sep 2015 at 6:00pm

Super-DJ Tony Moran is gonna make you wet at Pride Pool Party SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer As a producer and two-time Grammy-nominated remixer, superstar Tony Moran collaborates artistically with the cream of the musical crop. As an in-demand DJ, Moran headlines circuit parties and Pride events around the world. Did you know, though, […]

Postcard from the Big Apple

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 6:15am

Jenny Block has never been to Pride in any city but Dallas. So when the marriage equality ruling coincided with extra frequent flyer miles, she took the plunge and headed for Pride in New York City. Here’s her experience “I’m going to marry you one day, you know,” my girlfriend Lacey whispered to me one morning […]

Geek like me

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 6:15am

Confessions of a bisexual cosplayer — and DFW’s growing cos-munity   CHAKA CUMBERBATCH  | Special Contributor Carrie Bradshaw would have a panic attack in my closet. Seriously — if there was ever a parody musical inspired by my life, it would undoubtedly be titled Chaka and the Ridiculous Technicolor Nightmare Closet. Getting dressed for […]