What’s Shakin’ – Wings of Desire at MFAH, IRS to allow deductions for gender transition

Wings of Desire1. If you’re a fan of German films that are partially in French, the film oeuvre of Peter Faulk and sexy trapeze artists with existential angst then “Wings of Desire” is your kind of flick.  The 1987 Wim Wenders masterpiece tells the story of an Angel (Bruno Ganz) who, after watching humanity since the dawn of time, desires to become human so he can be with the woman he loves. “Wings of Desire” screens tonight at 7 pm at the Museum of Fine Art Houston (1001 Bissonnet).

2. Transgender Americans who undergo hormone therapy or receive gender realignment surgery may now be able to deduct the costs of those treatments on their taxes. According to GLAD, the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, the IRS has issued an “action on decision” statement saying that the agency will acquiesce to an appeals court ruling allowing the deductions. GLAD cautions that medical deductions can still be audited and encourages anyone planning to deduct cost of transition medical expenses to rigorously document the medical necessity of treatments and consult with a tax professional when preparing return

3. Election day is tomorrow. If you’re one of the 58,345 people in Harris County who voted early, then good for you.  If not, you’ll want to visit HarrisVotes.org and find out where to go to cast your ballot.  Polls open at 7 am on Tuesday and close at 7 pm sharp.

—  admin

Queer-centric band Eric & the Adams break up

Eric and the Adams performed their final show as a trio last night at The Hunt Club in Tulsa, Okla. where the band is based. The band has played Dallas many times and singer Eric Himan has come to town as a solo act. The last we saw of any of them was Himan opening for Jay Brannan back in December. Himan and Angel Adams‘ have both left letters on the band’s site saying their goodbyes and citing reasons the band was dissolving — going in different directions, having babies.

We’re kinda sad to see them go. The band has been overly courteous to the Dallas Voice always being open to interviews and reviews.

Good luck guys in your future endeavors and we hope that last show killed! We love all your original work but we’re just gonna go back and remember the time you covered the Beastie Boys at Sue Ellen’s. Mmmk?

—  Rich Lopez

Buck Angel – It Gets Better

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright