RVA 2013: Travel

Posted on 22 Mar 2013 at 11:00am

TOP COUPLES ROMANTIC GETAWAY Key West Key West is the remotest point on mainland America — both physically and spiritually. That gives the spit of land at the tail end of the Florida Keys an almost ethereal, otherworldliness, like a time machine covered in glitter and sand. While it has remained a bastion of gay bathhouses and [...]

RVA 2013: Show

Posted on 22 Mar 2013 at 10:50am

TOP LOCAL DRAG KING Frankie 4Play When drag king Frankie Klee (aka Frankie 4Play) graces the stage, masculinity and raw sex appeal take human form. This not-so-average king gets his thrills from shocking the audience in a manner reminiscent of a carnival sideshow: From piercing his hand with a 14-gauge skewer to pouring hot wax down his [...]

RVA 2013: Shop

Posted on 22 Mar 2013 at 10:40am

TOP BRIEFS AND BOXERS Skivvies 4001 Cedar Springs Road, Ste. C Open daily at 10 a.m. (noon Sunday) 214-559-4955 SkivviesMensUnderwear.com The world is full of Us and Them scenarios: Paper or plastic? Democrat or Republican? Top or bottom? But at Skivvies, you don’t just reduce your underwear preference to boxers or briefs? What’s the fun in that? [...]

RVA 2013: Metro

Posted on 22 Mar 2013 at 10:30am

TOP LOCAL MUSEUM The Perot Museum of Nature and Science 2201 N. Field St. Open daily at 10 a.m. (noon Sunday) PerotMuseum.org For several years, the Borg Cube that became the Perot Museum of Nature and Science teased us with its strange architecture, including the swoop of the scenic escalator. It’s no wonder that when it finally [...]

RVA 2013: Health

Posted on 22 Mar 2013 at 10:20am

  TOP PERSONAL TRAINER Robert Elorduy, Vigor Personal Training and Massage Studio 3102 Swiss Ave. Contact for appointment 903-422-6044 VigorMassagePT.com Robert Elorduy has been working out “pretty much all my life,” but for most of his career, offering his skills as a personal trainer was just a side job … until about six years ago, [...]

RVA 2013: Services

Posted on 22 Mar 2013 at 10:10am

TOP REAL ESTATE AGENT Bob McCranie, Texas Pride Realty 6505 W. Park Blvd., Suite 306-279, Plano 972-754-0582 TexasPrideRealty.com If real estate is all about location, location, location, when it comes to finding a great Realtor, it’s all about personality, personality, personality. Since 2003, Bob McCranie has been delivering his special brand of customer service to buyers [...]

RVA 2013: Dine

Posted on 22 Mar 2013 at 10:00am

TOP DINING  EXPERIENCE Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck 300 Reunion Blvd. at the top of Reunion Tower Open daily for dinner plus Sunday brunch 214-741-5560 WolfgangPuck.com For years, the revolving restaurant atop Reunion Tower was everyone’s favorite place to eat — except people who liked food. Out-of-towners were wowed by the view; foodies were appalled by [...]

RVA 2013: Pets

Posted on 22 Mar 2013 at 9:40am

TRIBUTE: OUR CORAZON When we were putting together the favorites to compete for the Top Hat photo competition late last year, we all knew Cori would have to be a finalist. Cori — short for Corazon Bella, Spanish for “beautiful heart” — wasn’t the photographer, but rather the wearer of a pert pink sombrero. Cori [...]

Readers Voice Awards 2013: Hats off to our winner!

Posted on 22 Mar 2013 at 9:15am

Top vote-getting image for the Top Hat contest was an adorable dog in (of course) a top hat   Frankly, we liked all of the nine finalists who made the cut for our Top Hat cover image competition — the glamour, the kitsch, the drag, the wit. Any of them would have made a fun [...]

2012 Readers Voice Awards: Click-click-boom

Posted on 15 Mar 2012 at 6:15pm

<<<BACK TO CATEGORIES   Click-click-boom! How photographer Shannon Kern won the My Gay Texas photo contest with a casual snapshot of her best friend In more than one way, Shannon Kern feels like an interloper. She did not get involved in gay rights as an ally (though she now identifies as “pansexual”) until June 28, [...]