Month: July 2008

Sandra judges 'Project Runway'

Tune in to Bravo at 8 p.m. tonight. Lesbian bombthrower Sandra Bernhard, pictured, guest judges on “Project Runway.” Let’s hope Nina Garcia steps out of line and Sandra reads her to filth.vzlomster.netпродвижение в...

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Holy s— !!! 'Christian man' takes offense to profanity in hate crime article

I had an interesting voicemail the other day from someone who identified himself as Jerry Renault (sp?). Renault called to comment on my article last week about the recent hate crime robbery in Oak Lawn. Renault said he liked the story, and thought it was well-written and contained lot of good information. But then he added that he was deeply offended by my decision to include the anti-gay slurs that were allegedly used by the suspects as they beat the victim. According to court documents, the suspects were yelling things like, “You gay-ass motherfucker, punk-ass bitch.” “I think it was highly unprofessional and irresponsible for you to actually print these words that these thugs chose to use,” Renault said in the voicemail. “It makes it look as if this article was written by a thug. As a Christian man, I’m highly offended by your article and the way you chose to write it. I know that probably doesn’t make any difference to you, but I just wanted to let you know how highly offended I was by your article.” Well, at least he’s right about the last part! In case you’re wondering, though, Dallas Voice don’t generally print profanity unless it’s part of a direct quotation and there’s a compelling reason for it. However, I can think of no more compelling reason than to convey the circumstances of an...

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Where your money goes

In recent days, I have received two seemingly unrelated e-mails that nevertheless got my brain a-thinkin’.  The first was from Youth First Texas, an admirable group that helps gay teens deal with coming out, provides support, etc. Great organization. The e-mail noted that, as a recipient of much-needed funds from the Human Rights Campaign’s Black Tie Dinner, YFT is required to pull its weight in support of the November event. That includes captain-ing at least four tables of 10 seats each (at $300 a plate), and selling at least 25 raffle tickets (at $100 apiece). By my calculations, that puts the burden on YFT to generate $14,500 at a minimum, just to qualify as a recipient of HRC funds. That in itself doesn’t seem like such a bad deal — after all, Youth First Texas depends on the largesse of the HRC to stay afloat. Small price to pay. But then there’s the other e-mail I received. That’s the one that revealed the salaries of top executives on the Human Rights Campaign. At the head of the list is executive director Joe Solmonese, whose compensation is $259,096 — that’s more than a quarter of a million dollars. Indeed, if you add together the total salaries for the seven highest-paid officers, the number is $1,274,989 — a figure eerily close to the $1.27 million that last year’s Dallas Black Tie...

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Former DVTV reporter makes new kind of dough

Former DVTV corespondant Philomena Aceto is busy showing off her new line of work, baking stuffed Italian breads. She spent this past weekend at local Whole Foods supermarkets giving samples. If you missed her, head to the Plano store on Saturday, August 9, from 12 to 4 p.m. Phil’s bread is sold in two packs for...

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The 'Facts' are these.

Well, the girls… er, boys, are finally done. Uptown Players launched a bonus show, “The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode,” inside the Rose Room this year, and going in, everyone associated with it had the same concern: Will theater patrons attend a play in a drag club? The run was supposed to be for three weekends. But numerous extensions later, it became not just a surprise hit, but the most financially successful show in Uptown Players’ history, according to co-founder Craig Lynch. He promises fans should look forward to another similar bonus show next season, which beginning in February with “Trials and Tribulations of the Trailer Park Housewife” by Del Shores.статьи на заказ в интернетепродвижение в...

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