Idina, letting go

Posted on 23 Sep 2016 at 6:30am

‘Rent.’ ‘Wicked.’ ‘Frozen.’ And now a remake of ‘Beaches.’ We track the making of a queer icon with Idina Menzel   Though it arrives nearly 20 years after her debut album, the timing couldn’t be more perfect for a self-titled Idina Menzel release. Menzel’s latest is a declaration of self — of her real self, […]

Becoming Ms. Wright

Posted on 09 Sep 2016 at 6:15am

When Chely Wright came out, Nashville turned its back on one of its hitmakers. But now the happily married mother of 2 has found her own, new musical voice JONANNA WIDNER  | Contributing Writer My goal,” says Chely Wright, as we chat on the phone few days before the release of her new album I […]

Kiwi fruit

Posted on 05 Aug 2016 at 6:30am

New Zealand-born indie musician Ladyhawke talks about her musical — and sexual — awakening Here comes the bride… and the other bride. It was as simple as that for Pip Brown, whose goes by the stage name Ladyhawke. The New Zealand-born indie popster flew under the gaydar until 2015, when she announced her marriage to […]

Vision of love

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 6:30am

Wherein we reflect with music goddess and queer ally Mariah Carey on her artistry, her new Vegas show and her love for the gay community Nearly 25 years after I first heard her voice on cassette, my phone rings. It’s Mariah Carey, the sales-crushing icon with a whopping 18 No. 1 singles, the five-time Grammy […]

Raise the Rufus!

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 6:15am

Taming the unruly world of glam singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright I’m not at the psychiatrist’s office.” Rufus Wainwright realizes that now, years later. There was a time, he acknowledges, amused by the notion, that interviews such as the one we’re engaged in passed as therapy. For that reason, the singer and composer is transparent, a book […]

Royale (with cheese)

Posted on 08 Apr 2016 at 6:30am

‘Drag Race’ fan favorite Latrice Royale joins her fellow queens for Divas of Drag, a nationwide tour that proves drag is bigger than Latrice herself As anyone who has ever seen her perform could tell you, Latrice Royale is larger than life — in a multitude of ways. Although she began performing drag in the […]

Do speak!

Posted on 01 Apr 2016 at 7:20am

Gwen Stefani goes on the record about Gavin, Blake and her gay posse Don’t speak? Gwen Stefani can’t help it as she opens up about her latest release — the “record that saved my life.” Featuring a multitude of diary-like outpourings related to Gavin Rossdale, whom the No Doubt frontwoman divorced in 2015 after 13 […]

Don’t hate Steve Grand because he’s beautiful

Posted on 25 Mar 2016 at 6:15am

… Enough people do that already, including himself Steve Grand can barely stand himself — that is, the superficial, Internet-packaged version of the singer/songwriter/dreamboat presented to the public since even before his 2013 viral hit “All-American Boy” rocked our gay world. “I don’t like the me that most people probably see,” admits Grand, 26. Now, […]

Newell comer

Posted on 18 Mar 2016 at 6:15am

Alex newell isn’t a trans woman — he just played one on TV. But the powerhouse singer is more than one role, something he plans to prove with a new album Those who were lucky enough to attend Dallas’ Black Tie Dinner in 2014 were treated to a show-stopping vocal performance by Alex Newell. But for […]

Time to watch the fur fly

Posted on 11 Mar 2016 at 6:30am

TBRU turns 21 with a Mardi Gras party, and gay Dallas is getting in on the act There’s something magical about turning 21. You can drink legally, just eight years after you first started. You’re considered an adult for all purposes except car rental and paying back your student loans. You feel mature, but are […]