Activists, Conventions, And the GOP platform

Texas GOP’s anti-gay party platform made headlines, but it isn’t really an aberration James Russell  |  Staff Writer When the Texas Republican Party passed its party platform in June in Fort Worth, the 40-page document called for freedom and prosperity for Texans — except for LGBT Texans. Despite all the attention the Lone Star GOP [...]

The elephant in the room

Texas GOP convention causes a stir with anti-gay platform amendments, exclusion of gay Republican groups   DAVID TAFFET  | Staff Writer Following last week’s Texas Republican Party convention in Fort Worth, which saw the inclusion of gay reparative therapy in the platform and a controversy over the presence of gay Republican groups at the event, [...]

Best bets • 05-16-14

Friday 05.16 Saturday 05.18 Sunday 05.18 ComicCon flies into Dallas It’s one of the biggest collections of hot gay nerds this side of a Big Bang Theory marathon: The Dallas ComicCon, which this year flies into the Dallas Convention Center. The expo runs three days, during which time celebs from William Shatner to Robert Englund to Christopher Lloyd [...]

Best Bets • 03-14-14

Friday 03.14 Throwing Shade Live dishes down and dirty at Dallas Comedy House She’s a snarky feminist, he’s a bitchy gay guy, and together they have been throwing shade for several years. In fact, their popular podcast, Throwing Shade, is a must-download of the Internet age. Now, Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi show audiences how [...]

Caddy shock

Tired of bad news coming out of Detroit? Here’s the good news: Cadillac   CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com At a breakfast last year with Ed Welburn, the vice president of global design for General Motors, you could palpably feel the pride he takes in the re-birth of Cadillac. The iconic American luxury brand had [...]

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas refuses to add trans protections for employees

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is refusing to add gender identity protections to its nondiscrimination policy, despite repeated attempts over several months from the Resource Center.

Gay candidate to run in 1 of Dallas’ most conservative districts

Out businessman Leland Burk picks up endorsements from 2 previous council members in District 13, which covers all of Preston Hollow DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer For the first time, Dallas has a viable openly gay candidate for City Council outside of heavily gay districts in Oak Lawn and Oak Cliff. Leland Burk, 50, who [...]

Pro-LGBT challenger defeats anti-gay incumbent in TX congressional race

State Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, knocked off tea party freshman Congressman Francisco “Quico” Canseco.

LGBT turnout could swing key races

Contests still in play as early voting begins include 4 for House in Dallas County, 1 for Senate in Fort Worth, lesbian Ann Johnson’s in Houston DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Turnout is always higher in presidential election years, but voters don’t seem as motivated as they were in 2008. Although Republican Mitt Romney is [...]

Eddie Bernice Johnson receives perfect score on LGBT equality from HRC

Five members of Texas’ congressional delegation support marriage equality, according to the Human Rights Campaign.