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‘Laramie Project’ playwright calls out KISD for canceling production

Last Friday, Feb. 23, officials with the Keller Independent School District abruptly notified parents that Timber Creek High School’s planned production of the play The Laramie Project, which chronicles events in Laramie, Wyo., following the anti-LGBTQ hate crime murder there of college student Matthew Shepard in 1998, was being canceled. School district officials canceled the production without warning and without explanation. The cancellation happened as the death of non-binary 16-year-old...

‘Laramie Project’ playwright calls out KISD for canceling production

Last Friday, Feb. 23, officials with the Keller Independent School District abruptly notified parents that Timber Creek High School’s planned production of the play The Laramie Project, which chronicles events in Laramie, Wyo., following the anti-LGBTQ hate crime murder there of college student Matthew Shepard in 1998, was being canceled. School district officials canceled the production without warning and without explanation. The cancellation happened as the death of non-binary 16-year-old...

QMN: New music Monday from queer artists BLBL, Kossisko, Dai Burger and more

Queer Music News is a smattering of what’s going on in music by LGBTQ artists and the artists we love. The slew of new music releases by queer artists — and that’s a good thing. We’re just trying to keep up and catch up. Here’s a wrap-up of what we’ve received in recent days for your new music Monday. Bright Light Bright Light announced his latest LP Enjoy Youth and released the sexy lead single “You Want My…” Queer ally and folk singer Madi Diaz plays The Kessler...

Straight actors, gay roles

When is it ok for non-LGBTQ actors play LGBTQ roles, and when is it not ok? EDITOR’S NOTE: At the 78th Academy Awards in 2006, Brokeback Mountain was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and won three awards: Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score. The 2024 Oscars, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air on Sunday, March 10, at 6 p.m. on ABC. In 2005, audiences were captivated by the hit film Brokeback Mountain. While, nearly 20 years later, viewers...

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A Dallas legend

Celebrating Betty Neal on her birthday and her decades of work for the Black, LGBTQ communities MELISSA WHITLER | Contributing Writer editor@dallasvoice.com Originally from Fayetteville, Ark., Betty Neal moved to Dallas back in 1979 after two of her friends moved to the city. Having just graduated beauty school, she got a job at Sassy’s Bar, DJing and working the door. And she never looked back. Neal racked up a lot of firsts during her high school years: the first Black member of the...

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QMN: New music Monday from queer artists BLBL, Kossisko, Dai Burger and more

Queer Music News is a smattering of what’s going on in music by LGBTQ artists and the artists we love. The slew of new music releases by queer artists — and that’s a good thing. We’re just trying to keep up and catch up. Here’s a wrap-up of what we’ve received in recent days for your new music Monday. Bright Light Bright Light announced his latest LP Enjoy Youth and released the sexy lead single “You Want My…” Queer ally and folk singer Madi Diaz plays The Kessler...

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