Why I love drag queens

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 7:50am

I unabashedly and enthusiastically adore drag queens. Camp queens, beauty queens, lip-synchers, insult comedy emcees — If they are fantastic at their version of drag, I am absolutely on board. I will seek out a drag show in any city, at any bar, and if one is happening, I don’t understand why the plan would [...]

Your page BLOCKED

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 7:15am

Facebook’s ‘community standards’ rules are so vague, some in the LGBT community fear anti-gay mischief could chill free speech on social media ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Del Shores has made a living pissing people off, and he’s not about to stop now. But these days, it can be more of a challenge than [...]

Farewell, for now

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 7:00am

Joel Burns leaves for a year at Harvard, but promises to return   By Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor A large crowd of family, friends and supporters packed into the lobby of the Moncrief Cancer Institute Wednesday evening to bid farewell — at least for awhile — to as-of-Thursday-former Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns. [...]

Spreading the Rainbow nationwide

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 6:45am

Local LGBT LULAC pitching in to help with migrant children and in forming new gay LULAC chapters   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer County Judge Clay Jenkins put Dallas front and center in the immigration debate when he offered to shelter 2,000 migrant children from Central America who have crossed the border illegally. “This is Texas, [...]

Have you ever been censored on a social media site?

Posted on 10 Jul 2014 at 6:22pm

Local briefs • 07-04-14

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 7:00pm

PC/CD Dems to hear program on drought Park Cities/Central Dallas Democrats meet Saturday, July 5, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the University Park Public Library, 8383 Preston Center Plaza, Ste. 200, in University Park. Guest speaker will be Al Armendariz with the Sierra Club and regional director of the Environmental Protection Agency, speaking on [...]

Pet of the week • 07-04-14

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 7:00pm

Roger is a 5-year-old German shepherd mix with a perfect disposition. He’s confident, intelligent and calm; he likes other dogs, is very gentle and appears to be housebroken. He even sits on command. He’s been at the shelter since June 12, so his adoption fee has been waived. Pay him a visit and see for [...]

Mexico City shows off its Pride

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 6:55pm

Activist and former Dallasite Jesús Chairez reports in from Pasea de la Reforma By Jesús Chairez  |  Special Contributor A huge crowd attended Mexico City’s 36th annual Gay Pride Parade, officially known as the Marcha del Orgullo Lésbico, Gay, Bisexual, Transgénero, Travesti, Transexual e Intersexual, on June 28. Organizers had said they expected a million [...]

Historic Pride celebration at Fort Hood

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 6:50pm

Lesbian brigadier general addresses first Pride gathering at Texas Army base By Irene Andrews  |  Special Contributor History was made in Killeen, Texas, when Fort Hood, the largest Army base in the free world, held its first Pride month celebration on June 25. My wife and I carpooled with several LGBTQ and straight allies to [...]

Changing dining scene in Oak Lawn

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 6:45pm

New restaurants opening, but at least 1 landmark is closing its doors     DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Daily Juice is the latest entry in the Cedar Springs Road dining category. Located in the space formerly occupied by Buli, the outdoor patio remains recognizable, but the interior has undergone a complete makeover. Co-owner Joe [...]