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 jones@dallasvoice.com 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 scott_in_dallas@yahoo.com 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 scott_in_dallas@yahoo.com 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 chakacumberbatch@gmail.com 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 [...]

Am-booze -ador

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 6:00am

Style maven Steve Kemble embraces his new role as the first-ever U.S. LGBT brand ambassador for Stoli —and he plans a makeover of the tarnished brand   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Most liquor companies have “brand ambassadors” — folks who travel around promoting the value of their brand over another. The title “ambassador” [...]

Big Manny on campus

Posted on 20 Jun 2014 at 7:20am

Out DJ Manny Lehman headlines this weekend’s Big Long and Proud dance party in Arlington SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer scott_in_dallas@yahoo.com Don’t let Manny Lehman’s cool exterior fool you. This humble DJ, producer and remixer — or, as he puts it simply, “a Puerto Rican male from New York” — regularly headlines circuit events and [...]

Bell of the Ball

Posted on 06 Jun 2014 at 6:30am

Erasure’s Andy Bell headlines Razzle Dazzle’s kick-off event, the fundraiser MetroBall   SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer scott_in_dallas@yahoo.com Even before “out” was “in,” Andy Bell dared to be honest. Best known as one half of the iconic pop duo Erasure, the gay singer and songwriter — unlike so many pop stars — never misled the [...]

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 [...]