Readers Voice Awards 2012: Category list

Posted on 15 Mar 2012 at 5:52pm

  CLICK ON BANNERS BELOW TO VIEW CATEGORIES   ……………………………………………………………………. ABOUT THE VOTING For this year’s awards, we looked to the community to define My Gay Texas in photography. The nominees included a diverse spectrum, from artsy to poignant to political — all representing life in Texas from an LGBT perspective. This year, 929 voters selected Shannon [...]

2012 Readers Voice Awards: Pets

Posted on 15 Mar 2012 at 5:51pm

<<<BACK TO CATEGORIES Eric Pratt was an accounting major in college, but after receiving a bottle of wine for taking care of a friend’s hamster and two cats, he realized he could turn pet-sitting into a business. Eleven years later, Taddy’s the one of the largest pet-sitting companies in Dallas, with six full-time and seven [...]

2012 Readers Voice Awards: Travel

Posted on 15 Mar 2012 at 5:40pm

<<<BACK TO CATEGORIES Even though the ads for RSVP Vacations show a bevy of buff sexy men, decoratively oiled frolicking around pools, these cruises are not just for muscle boys and twinks — all ages and body types are welcome. “Sex sells,” admits RSVP president Jeff Gundvaldson, “so that is why our ads look like [...]

2012 Readers Voice Awards: Health

Posted on 15 Mar 2012 at 5:18pm

<<<BACK TO CATEGORIES John Gordon’s philosophy to good health is fairly simple: Eat right and work out … and keep up both. He calls it “intelligent fitness,” but his clients would call it tough love. “It depends on that moment, but yeah, they’d say that I’m tough — but realistic,” he admits. Gordon’s no-nonsense approach [...]

2012 Readers Voice Awards: Entertainment

Posted on 15 Mar 2012 at 5:13pm

<<<BACK TO CATEGORIES As if it’s not enough that M. Denise Lee and Gary Lynn Floyd are tremendously talented in themselves, both as actors and musicians — they also happen to be best friends. That smacks of conspiracy. Both got their starts in Dallas clubs — Floyd’s lilting voice and lovely piano-playing contrasting with Lee’s [...]

2012 Readers Voice Awards: Metro

Posted on 15 Mar 2012 at 5:12pm

<<<BACK TO CATEGORIES Padilla made it to Dallas the long way from McAllen, Texas. Venturing into the arts community of Houston with his brother, Padilla took the plunge and played the New York art scene and then finally returned to Texas, landing in Dallas. With vibrant works that run from abstracts to figurative and portraiture, [...]

2012 Readers Voice Awards: Services

Posted on 15 Mar 2012 at 5:11pm

<<<BACK TO CATEGORIES Not every gay guy has that HGTV touch to turn a bathroom into a Zen spa. Nor does every lesbian put on a toolbelt for a weekend of fun. That’s where The Make Ready Group steps in. The team can take care of repairing leaky pipes or faulty switches like any home [...]

2012 Readers Voice Awards: Dine

Posted on 15 Mar 2012 at 5:06pm

<<<BACK TO CATEGORIES There are chefs who toil away in the kitchen and never come out to see their guests. There are chefs who are never in the kitchen because they are always cooking on TV or for magazines. Then there is Abraham Salum. Even with two restaurants (albeit neighbors) — Komali and his seven [...]

2012 Readers Voice Awards: Nightlife

Posted on 15 Mar 2012 at 5:03pm

<<<BACK TO CATEGORIES Cole Montgomery and Jordan Small are two sides of the Round-Up Saloon coin. Montgomery’s endearing, affable demeanor is the stuff real cowboys are made of — even those who work in gay bars. That personality, along with some major vocal talent, is what drives the Whitney-wannabes to Cowboy Karaoke on Sunday nights. [...]

2012 Readers Voice Awards: Shop

Posted on 15 Mar 2012 at 5:02pm

<<<BACK TO CATEGORIES   There’s no worse feeling than rollin’ up in the club feeling fine only to see every Tom, Dick and Harry in the same exact shirt (thanks, H&M!). Since 1971, Union Jack has been an Oak Lawn staple and go-to source for gays looking for stylish, unique looks from head to toe. [...]