Author: Dallasvoice

Touring Motown in style

The Audi A5 Sportback puts the convenience in coupe CASEY WILLIAMS  |  Auto Reviewer autocasey@aol.com Every January, the North American International Auto Show in Detroit arrives — a glitzy affair requiring a comfortable car for the long drive, agile quick performance to get you there safely and elegant style to set valets back on their heels. It’s guaranteed to be snowy, so having all-wheel-drive is a big plus. I couldn’t have picked a better traveling companion this year than the 2018 Audi A5 Sportback. In Audi-speak, “Sportback” equals “four-door coupe.” Some of us may think if a car has...

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On election night, all politics were local

Bruno Lozano, left, Jess Herbst, right But LGBT firsts across Texas signal tailwinds JAMES RUSSELL | Contributing Writer james.journo@gmail.com Two conclusions could be drawn from the Saturday, May 5 municipal elections. One: Municipal elections truly live up to the adage that all politics are truly local. And, okay, a lot of people still are uninformed about LGBT people. In the Collin County town of New Hope, voters elected Angel Hamm as mayor. She beat four other candidates, including incumbent Jess Herbst, a transgender woman. Herbst was appointed mayor after Angel’s husband, former mayor Johnny Hamm, died in 2016. Herbst...

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That spark!

Leo Cusimano Dallas Voice Publisher A letter from our publisher as we begin our 35th year You hold in your hands the voice of the North Texas LGBT community. We are happy to report that this issue is the start of our 35th year of publishing — of reporting the news, covering community events, chronicling our battle with HIV/AIDS and our struggle for equality. From day one, we have focused on one mission: to be your voice in the LGBT community. 1983 marked several important milestones in the growth of the LGBT community. Massachusetts Rep. Gerry Studds revealed that he was...

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Weisz wisdom

Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz talks her new lesbian drama ‘Disobedience’ — as an actress and producer — and (finally) being offered gay roles R achel Weisz has strong feelings on makers of queer films discussing their work with queer media. Not to do so, she says, would be “ridiculous and wrong and unthinkable.” The topic is broached in light of her new Sapphic film, Disobedience, which arrives just months after Call Me By Your Name, which received little LGBTQ-specific promotion from its director, writer and lead actors, Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet. As producer and star of Disobedience, the Oscar-winning Weisz...

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Cassie Nova • 05-11-18

Cassie reflects on the impact of bullying Hello, all! Like many of us, when I was a kid, I was bullied. In elementary school, I had two bullies. In high school, I had two more. I haven’t thought about them in years because, ya know… fuck ’em. But recently I have thought a lot about how my me-ness came to me. I am strong-minded, strong-willed and I can take charge of almost any situation. I think I owe some of that to my bullies. Don’t get my words twisted. Bullies are awful. The epidemic of these children getting bullied...

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