VIDEO: Murdered Paris policeman’s husband preaches love, tolerance

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Channel 4 News in London posted this video of Etienne Cardiles, husband of Paris policeman Xavier Jugelé, 37 — killed by an ISIL-backed terrorist in an attack last week on the Champs-Élysées — delivering the eulogy at Jugelé’s funeral.

Cardiles, despite his grief and loss, offered a message of love and tolerance: “I don’t feel hatred Xavier…because tolerance, dialogue and patience were your strongest weapons.”

This article by the New York Times describes Jugelé as a “defender of gay rights.”

—  Tammye Nash

Craig McCartney goes to Philly … and invites Ted Cruz for pound cake

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Craig McCartney: Well, Let Me Say This About That

Dallas’ own Craig McCartney has already built up a following with his YouTube channel, “Well, Let Me Say This About That.” Now He’s getting ready to take his show on the road, heading to Philadelphia where he will be vlogging (that’s video blogging, in case you didn’t know) from the Democratic National Convention.

But before he heads to Philly, Craig had a couple of things to say about the just-finished Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

—  Tammye Nash

WATCH: Dance diva Kristine W’s new video ‘Out There’

KW_DANCERS_2016_LARGE_BLUEKristine W has been a fixture in the gay dance music scene for two decades (more than a dozen of her singles have topped Billboard’s U.S. dance chart). She’s just released her latest video and single, “Out There.” Take a look and listen here.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

DVtv: Stepping in back in time for fun at Scarborough Renaissance Festival

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The DVtv crew of Brad Pritchett and Israel Luna headed south about 40 miles — and back in time about 400 years — for a visit to Scarborough Renaissance Festival, just outside of Waxahachie this past weekend.

While the festival — known to fans as “the faire” — is open to everyone, of course, members of the LGBT community find a warm and welcoming atmosphere. With a number of LGBT people among the cast, the performers on stage and the vendors, it’s not hard to feel at home.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival is open each weekend for eight weeks each spring, starting in April and running through Memorial Day. The day starts with a skit by cast members just outside the front gates, culminating at 10 a.m. with the opening cannon, and runs through 7 p.m., when the closing cannon sounds, each Saturday and Sunday, plus Memorial Day Monday.

Each weekend also has a special theme. The weekend of May 7-8 is Renaissance Romance Weekend, and of course, includes a Mother’s Day celebration.

You’ve got four more weekends to make it out this year. For tickets and other information, visit the Scarborough website. And to a glimpse of what you’ll find, watch the DVtv episode below:

—  Tammye Nash

LISTEN: First orchestra rehearsal of ‘The New Moon’

In this week’s Best Bets, I recommend Lyric Stage’s upcoming staging of a rarely-revived operetta by Sig Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein’s The New Moon. Curious? Have a look and listen at this 35 second clip from the first orchestra rehearsal.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

The lesbian video to Adele’s ‘Hello’

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This kind of breaks my heart. Read more about it here.

—  Tammye Nash

Police: Help us find this suspect

Dallas police today (Monday, Nov. 9), posted the above video of a man using a stolen debit card at a West End DART station ATM, asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect.

The debit card was stolen during the first of five armed robberies that occurred between Thursday, Oct. 29 and Sunday night, Nov. 1, on the Katy Trail. A man told police he was jogging on the Katy Trail about 9:40 p.m. on Oct. 29 when he was robbed at gunpoint by two men. Two suspects fitting the same descriptions were involved in the other four robberies.

Anyone with information is asked to call Dallas police at 214-671-3584 or Crimestoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477).

—  Tammye Nash

WATCH: Cazwell’s ‘Ice Cream Truck’

Our cover story this week is about gay rapper Cazwell, who will be performing in Dallas on Valentine’s Day. In the story, we talk at length about his breakout hit, the video to his single “Ice Cream Truck.” If you haven’t seen the infectious vid, we graciously offer the link up right here. Enjoy!

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

With Halloween just a week away ….

(And the Cedar Springs Halloween Block Party happening tomorrow night — Saturday, Oct. 25), I thought it was appropriate to share this video here on Instant Tea. Thanks, Hardy Haberman, for sharing it with me.

—  Tammye Nash

WATCH: People consuming ‘prairie oysters,’ and more, for the first time

Doesn’t that look delicious? Maybe, until you know it’s fried penis. Bon appetit.

I waited until after lunch so most people could dine in peace. But this video is interesting to watch.

I myself have never had “Rocky Mountain oysters” — sometimes called prairie oysters, but simply “fricasseed bull testicles.” And the reason I have not are pretty plainly demonstrated by what you are about to see. As a foodie, perhaps I should be more adventurous. But as a biological male …. I just can’t. Oh, and the penis is no better. (I’m OK with eating bird and fish eggs, though. Go figure.)

—  Arnold Wayne Jones