Author: Dallasvoice

Cassie Nova • 02-16-18

Drag regrets/ Cassie’s got a few Hello, my people. Today I am gonna talk about regrets. We all have them, but I want to tell you about some of my biggest drag regrets. About a thousand years ago, I was just a little skinny gayby that just so happened to dress as a woman. As a young drag queen, my wardrobe was very limited, so I would get creative and try to make costumes for the show. I would usually go to a bunch of thrift stores and buy cute-ish things that fit and embellish the hell out of...

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Pet of the week • 02-16-18

Meet Marlon, a 3 ½-year-old cream-colored Anatolian shepherd mix weighing 65 pounds. He’s a goofy, energetic guy who is athletic and a total pro at playing fetch. He’d enjoy a home with a big yard to run in and a family that will take him on adventures and give him lots of attention. Marlon has been neutered, microchipped and has received all age-appropriate vaccinations. Put on your tennis shoes and come meet him today. #144225 Marlon is waiting for you at the SPCA of Texas’ Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas, 2400 Lone Star Drive (near I-30 and...

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Chaz Bono, acting out

Photos courtesy of Team Cinematic Red The actor-activist on how his transness made him stop acting, cult seduction and working with mom Cher Portraying a radical right-winger on last year’s American Horror Story: Cult was a far cry from Chaz Bono’s own liberal leanings, but it was also, at age 48,  his breakout acting role. Why did it take so long for Bono, who just happens to be Cher’s transgender son, to make his mark as an actor? Because Bono was often in conflict with the female gender of the person he was playing but didn’t know why. At...

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Show some love

Our sassy guide to nice (and naughty) V-Day gifts From $10 trinkets with zip to big-ticket items that inspire LGBTQ togetherness (and nakedness), these are the gifts to give for Love’s big hurrah.  Beyoncé Pencil Set, pictured. Tell him “Boy, Hi!” with this Beyoncé-inspired five-pack pencil set (made exclusively by women, because who runs the world? Girls! They run the world), each embossed in gold with a famous Bey-ism, like “I Ain’t Sorry,” “What Would Beyoncé Do?” and “I Twirl On Them Haters” — because fucking right she does. $10, shop.whohaha.com. Tom of Finland Wine + Cork Shadow Box. Juices will...

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Clothed in mystery

A history of intersection of being black and trans falls short Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity by C. Riley Snorton (University of Minnesota Press 2017) $24.95 ; 259 pp. When the Cornell University Library recently assembled a display of “queer and trans performance” items, there was a singular piece of paper that caught Riley Snorton’s eye: A French postcard depicting two black “transvestite” performers, possibly in a minstrel show or at a cakewalk — popular forms of entertainment circa 1900. The library called it a “rare” piece, but in this book, Snorton shows that...

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