Hudson’s revenge

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 6:30am

Nearly 8 years ago, an interview with Jennifer Hudson in Dallas Voice sparked a national controversy. Now the Oscar winner is back in our pages — fiercer than ever, and with a powerful defense of gay equality   Who is Jennifer Hudson? It’s a question she knows you’ve asked — and one she’s ready to [...]

Tease & gays

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 6:15am

Lesbian burlesque star Lillith Grey puts mystery, and sex appeal, into a reemerging performance art form TAMMYE NASH  | Managing Editor For most people, the word “burlesque” conjures up images of vaudeville theaters packed full of rowdy working-class men whooping and whistling as woman struts across a stage, shedding clothing and teasing the audience by manipulating feathery [...]

Good golly, Miss Dolly!

Posted on 20 Jun 2014 at 6:00am

Dolly Parton on her boobs, drag queens and her diva legend When Dolly Parton calls you, greeting you by name with her unmistakable Tennessee twang, it’s a good idea to immediately establish that the lady on the line is the actual legend herself. “Am I talking to the real Dolly or is this an impersonator?” [...]

Muddy Waters

Posted on 23 May 2014 at 6:45am

He’s been called America’s maven of bad taste, but for cultural icon John Waters, it’s just a question of being true to himself ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor …………………………………….. THIS FILTHY WORLD The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis St. May 29. Doors at 7 p.m. $40. WordSpaceDallas.com. …………………………………….. John Waters was gay when gay wasn’t cool [...]

Mover & shaker

Posted on 21 Jun 2013 at 10:45am

Peripatetic entrepreneur Francey Beall hauls ass — and a whole lot more If you’ve moved in Dallas in the past 18 years, you may know Francey Beall. As a former owner of Two Men and a Truck (and now owner of Fantastic Moves), she’s hauled a lot of furniture. But in a previous career, she [...]

Sometimes a great lotion

Posted on 21 Jun 2013 at 8:15am

Gay entrepreneur Tye Shirley turned his skin sensitivity into a line of organic cosmetics J. DENTON BRICKER  | Contributing Writer dentonbricker@gmail.com Gay men love to primp, and Tye Shirley is no exception. And like most average Americans, he used to expose himself to more than 200 chemicals before he walked out the door every morning, [...]

They (still) call her Barbra

Posted on 21 Dec 2012 at 8:30am

The quintessential diva returns with a new Christmas movie (it’s funny!) and she owes it all to her gay son Barbra Streisand is finally taking center stage again. The legend — promoting her first major film in 16 years — has her hair perfectly coiffed, dressed in all  black with an off-the-shoulder look going on. [...]

Looks familiar

Posted on 07 Dec 2012 at 8:15am

Dancer Joel Mendoza became a Pride Parade poster boy without even knowing it ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Joel Mendoza was an Internet celebrity for months … and didn’t even realize it. If his face doesn’t look familiar, don’t feel bad — it wasn’t his, umm, face that made him a star. Think lower. [...]

Needles exchange

Posted on 21 Jun 2012 at 6:35pm

Shocking ‘Drag Race’ winner Sharon Needles heads to Dallas ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor For three seasons, one thing you could count on about RuPaul’s Drag Race was that it would always come down at the end to a battle of the glamourpusses … and the most glamorous would invariably win. Then came Sharon Needles. [...]

Lotus blossoms

Posted on 31 May 2012 at 10:35pm

Partners Timmy Patterson and TJ Mundell wanted a day spa as eco-friendly as they are. So they invented Green Lotus ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor As a massage therapist, Timmy Patterson was always looking for the perfect place to work. He finally found it when he opened his own spa. Patterson always had private [...]