Playing with Fire

Posted on 28 Jun 2012 at 5:00pm

Danny Simpson gets his flame on as Olympic torchbearer STEVEN LINDSEY  | Contributing Writer Like most gay men, Danny Simpson carries a torch for someone in his past. But unlike almost anyone else, he looks forward to carrying one in the future. And it allows him to cross an item off his bucket list. [...]

Howe & the why

Posted on 19 Apr 2012 at 6:10pm

Gay college coach Lisa Howe faced a choice: Her daughter or her job DAN WOOG  | Contributing Sports Writer Much of life is about being in the right place at the right time. For Lisa Howe, that meant, at age 25, being part of a group of young women who had grown up playing soccer. A [...]

Total drag

Posted on 19 Apr 2012 at 6:09pm

Jonah Villegas takes his first stab at female impersonation for charity RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer There’s a myth that every gay man should do drag once — at least, that’s what Jonah Villegas was led to believe. And he’s decided to take it to heart. “I may be gay and pretty feminine, but I [...]

Balls & bulls

Posted on 23 Feb 2012 at 5:00pm

2 gay sports groups have 2 big weekends planned — and you’re invited There will be no lack of action this weekend. No, this isn’t about a successful night of Grindr-ing. All the action will either go down on a court or off a horse. The Oak Lawn Tennis Association (OLTA) and the Texas Gay [...]

Hot, hirsute

Posted on 15 Sep 2011 at 5:06pm

British rugby star Ben Cohen has become a hero to gays for his message of inclusion to sports fans the world over MARRIED… WITH CHILDREN Cohen exemplifies the straight ally: Comfortable with his gay fans, upfront in his defense of gay rights and always willing to pose for a little beefcake photography. ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  [...]

Out on the field

Posted on 01 Sep 2011 at 5:11pm

Scott Bloom was closeted during his high school wrestling career, but he found 4 brave gay student athletes to come out for his new documentary MARATHON MEN | Getting teen athletes and their families to feel comfortable coming out on film was a challenge for documentarian Scott Bloom. DAN WOOG  | Contributing Sports Writer There [...]

Batter UP!

Posted on 25 Aug 2011 at 6:13pm

7 Dallas teams storm Chicago to (repeat?) victory at Gay World Series MAVERICKS OF THE DIAMOND | Dallas Voice Drillers teammates, from left, Charlie Burrow, Joe Praznik, Selso Sifuentes, Jake Lewis, Reggie Markham and Keith Dossiere hope to best 54 other Division C teams at the NAGAAA Gay World Series in Chicago next week. (Arnold Wayne Jones/Dallas Voice) Sure, [...]

F-ing Kobe

Posted on 12 May 2011 at 5:05pm

The Mavs schooled the Lakers this week, but there’s one lesson L.A.’s star player still needs to learn DAN WOOG  | Contributing Sports Writer ANOTHER REASON TO ROOT FOR THE MAVS Bryant needs to behave like the role model he is. I’m pretty sure Bennie Adams is straight. So what’s the big deal with Kobe Bryant calling him a “fucking [...]

Putting the pedal to their mettle

Posted on 14 Apr 2011 at 5:40pm

545 MILES OF HOPE | Wild Stallions Trae Schaefer, Christy Lestina and Burt Barber raise money on Saturday to pay for their rides in California this summer. (Arnold Wayne Jones/Dallas Voice) Lone Star Ride veterans the Wild Stallions take their biking-for-bucks operation on the road STEVEN LINDSEY  | Contributing Writer There are much faster ways to [...]

Volleyball-et: From en pointe to point scorer, dancer Jonah Villegas enjoys being a DIVA diva

Posted on 13 Jan 2011 at 10:30pm

ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  |  Life+Style Editor For Jonah Villegas, the most frustrating thing about being a dancer is convincing people that his talent has nothing to do with a pole. “When I tell people I’m a dancer they always say, ‘Where? BJ’s? The Tin Room?’” says the classically trained terpsichorean, who has worked with [...]