Best Bets • 01.20.12

LorettaLynn_SetD_0347_FinalColor(1)Saturday 01.21

GayBingo 2.0
Before heading out to 2012’s first GayBingo, check out our online interview with new director Johnny Humphrey. He tells us some of the changes that are going down with this new version and they all sound good. Then, bust out that bingo marker and take no prisoners when your number comes up.

DEETS:
The Rose Room (inside S4)
3911 Cedar Springs Road
6 p.m. $25.

RCDallas.org.

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Sunday 01.22

You’ll be lookin’ at country
Normally we have to venture to Fort Worth to see Loretta Lynn, because she seems to love her some Billy Bob’s. This time, the legendary country singer graces Dallas and the opera house’s acoustics should be ideal for every note of her signature songs.  Classics like “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and “She’s Got You,” won’t just be sung, but instead painted with Lynn’s twangy but heartfelt voice.

DEETS:
Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St.
7 p.m. $38–$58
ATTPAC.org.

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Thursday 01.26

Too haute to trot
Turn up the volume on your outfit and head out to Dish, where DIFFA/Dallas will announce its Style Council Ambassadors for the 2012 Smoking Haute collection.

DEETS: Dish
4123 Cedar Springs Road
7:30 p.m. RSVP at 214-352-6701.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition January 20, 2012.

—  Kevin Thomas

Delaware may be next civil unions state

Delaware State Capitol

With a marriage bill advancing in neighboring Maryland, Delaware lawmakers have proposed civil unions for that state, according to WBOC in Dover.

Equality Delaware helped craft the legislation. The bill is intended to give couples with a civil union the same state rights as married couples and gives religious groups an exemption from participating.

A poll released this week shows that 48 percent of people in Delaware support full marriage equality. Only 31 percent were strongly opposed. Others were not sure or fell in the middle. In neighboring Maryland, where a marriage bill is close to passing, 51 percent of the population supports marriage equality.

Delaware Right to Marry statewide director Bill Humphrey said that opposition to marriage equality “dropped dramatically” in states like Vermont and Massachusetts as people saw firsthand that same-sex marriage has no negative impact on their lives.

—  David Taffet

News: HIV, Superheroes, Joe McElderry, Humphrey Bogart

 road The five candidates for governor of Maine are split on their views of marriage equality.

A  road New wheelchair-bound muslim superhero to be introduced: "The new superhero is the brainchild of a group of disabled young Americans and Syrians who were brought together last month in Damascus by the Open Hands Initiative."

 road Another look at the upcoming creepy sequel to Paranormal Activity.

 road CDC: "The rate of new HIV infection in the U.S. is increasing among only one risk group: gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men." The news comes just in time for tomorrow's National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

 road Paper claims it has photos of Lindsay Lohan injecting heroin into her arms.

Bb  road For the seventh straight year, throngs of people crossed the Brooklyn Brodge today in support of marriage equality.

 road Joe McElderry on his coming out earlier this summer: "I'm glad I did it,. It wasn't necessarily a hard decision, because once I realised who I was as a person and how I wanted to talk about it, I managed to deal with it okay and it was pretty plain sailing."

 road This is the fruit equivalent of bear mace.

 road Brad Pitt and his daughter get mobbed at the Grove in LA.

 road Katy Perry will get Simpson-ized on the show this Christmas.

 road A new biography claims that even though Humphrey Bogart slept with 1,000 women, he still suspected he himself might be gay.


Towleroad News #gay

—  John Wright