Dallas Diablos vs. DFW Sisters in kickball for charity

Angels vs. Demons

What do the rough-and-tumble Diablos and the ever-so-spiritual Sisters have in common? The Diablos, who play one of the roughest team sports, compete in the not-gay Texas Rugby Union and participate in the International Gay Rugby Association. Part of their mission is to forge friendships and celebrate differences.

And nothing in Dallas could be more different than The DFW Sisters, a mission of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. But that group is also dedicated to respecting diversity. And both groups include fundraising for community organizations as part of their core mission.

So what else could the Diablos do but accept the challenge when The Sisters invited them to play a game of kickball for charity?

“What a fun and zany way to raise money for Legacy,” said Legacy Executive Director Melissa Grove. “I applaud their ability to create a new and fresh event. I’ve been doing this a long time and this is the first time I’ve seen anything like this.”

DEETS: Kickball at Field No. 1, Glencoe Park, 5300 Martel Ave. Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. $5.

—  Rich Lopez

Scissor Sisters Booked for Coachella

SCISSOR SISTERS X390 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMCoachella, one of the country’s biggest music festivals, announced its
lineup for this year, and the gay-fronted Scissor Sisters made the cut.
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Alabama Gov: Only Christians Are My Brothers And Sisters

Well this guy’s off to a great start if he’s trying to convince anyone that Alabama’s moving into the 21st century. (TPM):

Speaking on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the very church where Dr. King once pastored, new Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley gave a speech in which he said that those who have not accepted Jesus Christ as their savior are not his “brothers.”

Bentley spoke at the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church in Montgomery just minutes after taking the oath of office on Monday. The new governor, who has been a deacon at First Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, first said that though he ran as a Republican, once he took office he “became the governor of all the people.”

“I am color blind,” Bentley said, according to The Birmingham News.

But Bentley then said that only those who are Christians and “saved” like he is are his brothers and sisters.

His response to the public blowback? It sounds familiar…

Asked by The Birmingham News afterwords if his words where meant to insult other faiths, Bentley said, ”We’re not trying to insult anybody.”

This clip from Rachel Maddow features Bentley (@2:04), as well as Maine Gov. Paul “Kiss My Butt” LePage…


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Scissor Sisters Year In Review With Chris Colfer, Katy Perry, & Adam Lambert

Joe. My. God.

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Fighting Off His Sister’s Rapist Is Getting Antoine Dodson Into The Hottest Nightclubs

Well I'm sure he means other doors are opening for him too, but Antoine Dodson tells George Lopez his music career is moving along. His new single is called "Stupid, You So Dumb," basically a follow up anthem aimed at the perpetrator. No wonder he's fighting off both men and women with a stick.

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Scissor Sisters Talk to NPR

NIGHTWORK SCISSOR SISTERS X390 | ADVOCATE.COMJake Shears and Babbydaddy sat down to talk with NPR’s Scott Simon.
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Watch: Scissor Sisters Breaking News Segment

Breaking

Jane Fonda, Kylie Minogue, Juliette Lewis, Amanda Lepore, and the band members all make appearances in the latest update from Scissor Sisters News.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP


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Jane Fonda For Scissor Sisters

Plus weathergirl Amanda Lepore, Juliette Lewis, and 80,000 drunk English homos.

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Illusions is now closed, and owner Eddie Bonner is still blaming the city of Dallas’ smoking ban

Patrons inside Illusions before the city’s new smoking ban took effect in 2009. (Dallas Voice)

Illusions on Maple Avenue closed Thursday, July 15 after the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission suspended the bar’s liquor license for failure to pay taxes on mixed-beverage receipts.

Illusions owner Eddie Bonner told me Tuesday afternoon he’s in the process of selling the six-year-old bar. But he said the buyer has been delayed in obtaining a liquor license from TABC.

Bonner said he wanted to keep the bar open until the new owner could take over but wasn’t able to do so. He said he planned to use proceeds from the sale of equipment to pay off his taxes.

Bonner has made news over the last few years for his strong opposition to Dallas’ new smoking ordinance, which he claimed had reduced his business by about 40 percent.

“I’m not going to sit here and say that’s the only factor, but it was probably the biggest contributing factor,” Bonner said, adding that he also has a full-time job and is working on his doctorate. “We’ve raised probably over $150,000 for charities, and I’ve made a lot of good friends, but the business side of it, with everything else I have going on in my personal life, it’s too much responsibility.”

Illusions is the second gay or lesbian bar to close in the last month on Maple Avenue.

DV staffer Rich Lopez reports that Sisters, which replaced Buddies II last year, closed its doors about two weeks ago. Rumor has it that Sisters was shut down due to “flooding issues,” but phone calls to owner Kevin Barnett haven’t been returned.

—  John Wright