Last chance to vote in the Readers Voice Awards for the best in Dallas

YEvery year, we ask our readers to share their feelings about the best in gay North Texas, from favorite personal trainers to best dentist to top arts organization and favorite place to get brunch. Hey, we’re the Dallas Voice, so of course we want to hear your voice. The Readers Voice Awards are underway right now, and you can vote here. You have until Jan. 31 (this Sunday!) to weigh in and let everyone know what you think. Even better, just by voting once you are entered for a chance to win prizes including cash and tickets to see Blue Man Group live. We will produce a special edition in March highlighting all the winners. Get crackin’!

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Time to vote for the Readers Voice Awards!

YIt’s been a tradition for more than a decade: Every January, we kick off the new year by considering what made the last year so great in North Texas’ gay community. Who, for instance, is the sexiest bartender who pours your drinks? What is your favorite brunch … or other Sunday Funday excursion? Who do you trust to sell your house, prepare your taxes, give you a man-pedi or adjust your spine? And who do you think the best actors in Dallas are right now? That’s what we ask about in the annual Readers Voice Awards.

There are nine areas to vote in, with around a dozen categories per, but even if you don’t vote for everything, you can vote for what you want and make sure everyone else knows who the best of the best is … who, in fact, is your hero. And just voting gets you entered in a prize drawing.

Don’t wait too long, though. Voting has already started, and ends at Jan. 31. The Readers Voice Awards issue will be out in March. And the prize winner will be profiled in the paper along with the top vote-getters. Don’t let Iowa and New Hampshire steal all the voting thunder! Get voting!

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Your voice counts in the 2012 Readers Voice Awards — just get it in before Jan. 28

Can you tell we’re pushing for your votes? And so are lots of local businesses, venues and people. We all want to know what you see as the best gay Dallas has to offer and that only happens when you chime in. If you don’t vote, a kitten dies. See what you did?

Seriously folks, we’re getting down to the wire as the deadline is fast approaching for this year’s RVA’s. You know that one restaurant you go to every all the time? Give it some love by voting for it in our Dine category. Who do you see as your local LGBT role model? Put that name in under Metro. And where are all the fine silver foxes hanging out? Well, give us the details under Nightlife. And don’t forget to give us your choice on the top image for the My Gay Texas photo contest, either.

And with each category, you get entered into our drawing for two American Airlines tix which we told you about earlier this week. You got till Saturday so don’t forget to vote or you know what.

—  Rich Lopez