Mike Rawlings will run for re-election as mayor in 2015

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings confirmed today (Tuesday, Dec. 2) that he will run for re-election next May, telling Dallas Morning News that he still has some “big bold goals” left to accomplish. In the campaign leading up to his first election as Dallas mayor in 2011, Rawlings courted the LGBT vote. But he drew the [...]

Once and for all, the city of Dallas is not in a state of panic and has no reason to be

To hear Good Morning America tell it, “The city of Dallas is in a state of panic.” That piece of stupidity was how the show started one morning at the beginning of the media-driven Ebola panic and is the reason I no longer watch the show.

From 1981 to 2014: The virus is different, but the fear is the same

Team Reporting by the Dallas Voice Editorial Staff   It was 1981, and young gay men were beginning to die of diseases that they shouldn’t be getting, and that shouldn’t have been able to kill them, even if they did become infected. By March that year, at least eight young gay men in New York [...]

Dallas Ebola patient has died

Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan died at 7:51 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, according to a statement by Texas Health Resources’ Public Relations Director Wendell Watson. “Mr. Duncan succumbed to an insidious disease, Ebola,” Watson said in the statement posted on the THR website. “He fought courageously in this battle. Our professionals, the doctors and [...]

Mass hysteria from media at Ebola press conference

“Reporters can be part of the problem or part of the solution,” Mayor Mike Rawlings said during a press conference on the Ebola virus today at Dallas County Commissioners Court.

We have children who need our help now

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins says the influx of children from Central America is a humanitarian crisis   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer “We have children who need our help now,” County Judge Clay Jenkins told Stonewall Democrats of Dallas this week, speaking at the group’s monthly meeting about the throngs of children coming into [...]

Rawlings votes for Freedom to Marry resolution at Conference of Mayors

At its meeting in Dallas, the Conference of Mayors overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling on the federal courts to end marriage discrimination against same-sex couples.

SMU vote inspires Harvey Milk Day celebration on Cedar Springs

Mayor Mike Rawlings issued a proclamation to Hope 4 Peace and Justice for bringing the Harvey Milk Day celebration to Dallas.

Oak Cliff stages Dallas’ noncorporate Earth Day

Entertainment throughout the afternoon and animals from a wallaby to a blind rescued lamb highlight this year’s event   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer In Oak Cliff, the gays plan the events, friends and neighbors pitch in, and the whole community shows up. That’s the story behind Run for the Beads. It’s how the Mardi [...]

A.C. Gonzalez: Change is coming for LGBT community

Dallas’ new city manager has taken off running with a list of things advocates want changed at City Hall, promises to keep progress on the fast track   ANNA WAUGH  |  News Editor Dallas City Manager A.C. Gonzalez is a soft-spoken man who says he’s determined to use his influence in his new role to [...]