Double the dirt

Posted on 20 Jan 2017 at 6:30am

Queen of Mean Lisa Lampanelli talks unamused lesbians (a thing of the past!) , her drag idol and how an insult comic survives in the Era of Trump If you know her racy sense of humor, you practically expect Lisa Lampanelli to hurl a slur at you when she calls. Once, she wanted to know […]

You ain’t seen nothin’ like the Lady Quins

Posted on 16 Dec 2016 at 7:20am

Rugby — especially women’s rugby — takes centerfield, and Dallas’ Lady Harlequins is enjoying the moment It seems like every Olympics, whether summer or winter, has its fair share of lesser known sports suddenly coming to the forefront in the midst of the usual fare. Whoa, we all suddenly think collectively as a nation, archery’s […]

Oh, boy!

Posted on 16 Dec 2016 at 7:20am

Jake Papadakos took a leather title this summer, but it’s the leather community that has given much back to him It is called a collar,” Jake Papadakos, 41, explains of the locked cable he wears looped around his neck. “Technically, it is not my collar. It is my Sir’s collar. It is a symbol of […]

Queer locals of the year

Posted on 16 Dec 2016 at 6:15am

We celebrate more members of the North Texas LGBT community who added color and memories to 2016 MUSIC Ivan Dillard, trans rocker The Dallas musician had a second coming out, which only served to influence his musical derring-do more, as leader of The Mystiks. MUSIC Todrick Hall, super-hyphenate The Arlington native first attracted attention on […]

Wicked ally

Posted on 28 Oct 2016 at 6:15am

Longtime LGBT advocate Kristin Chenoweth, on ‘Hairspray,’ the fan she saved and the chance of an Idina reunion Before celebrated soprano Kristin Chenoweth morphed into a mélange of nice and naughty personalities both onstage and onscreen, from Galinda in Wicked in 2003 to her forthcoming role as Velma Von Tussle in NBC’s Hairspray Live! on […]

Losin’ my religion

Posted on 21 Oct 2016 at 6:30am

Neon Trees’ out frontman Tyler Glenn goes solo, both musically and spiritually   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Look carefully at the picture. Yes, that picture. The mane of spiky chestnut hair. The scruffy beard. The brooding pout, clad in earth-toned leather before a scarlet backdrop. Introspective. Edgy. Anguished. That’s Tyler Glenn. Yes, that Tyler […]

Shooting Star

Posted on 07 Oct 2016 at 6:30am

Orlando  performer inspires her community to keep on dancing after Pulse tragedy   Dance can heal; we know that. It can be a cathartic soul-soother, as it’s been, ironically, in Orlando since the June 12 shooting at Pulse Nightclub that claimed 49 lives and injured 53 others, leaving the city, and the world, devastated and […]

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 […]