UPDATE: Rawlings re-elected Dallas mayor but runoffs will decide some council races

The election of Dallas mayor and city council today (Saturday, May 9) is overshadowed by the charges leveled against District 1 Councilman Scott Griggs, who ran unopposed for a third term. Griggs has been a steadfast ally of the LGBT community.

Early voting is underway

OK, now here’s the confusing part. If you live in the city of Dallas, but your portion of the city is in Collin or Kaufman or Rockwall County, you can early vote for city of Dallas elections anywhere in Dallas County, not in your home county. Same thing for Fort Worth and parts that lie in Denton or Johnson counties — vote anywhere in Tarrant County.

The Gay Agenda • 04-24-15

Have an event coming up? E-mail your information to staff writer James Russell at russell@dallasvoice.com by Thursday at 10 a.m. for that week’s issue. APRIL • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. This week’s guest is Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. Fuse game night every Monday evening except the last of [...]

Cox named one of ‘Five Kickass Women’ by Dallas Observer

In response to that woman from Dallas who’s the self-proclaimed CEO who thinks women shouldn’t be president because of, you know, hormones, the Dallas Observer named “Five Kickass Women Who Could Totally Be President.”

DGLA PAC comments on candidates and who refused to participate

This week, DGLA PAC endorsed its slate of candidates. For the first time in its 38-year history, candidates from every district sought the organization’s endorsement and DGLA PAC was able to make an endorsement in each district.

Local Briefs • 04-10-15

Chorale opens Mayor’s Creative Conversation The Turtle Creek Chorale has been invited to open the Mayor’s Creative Conversation about Music at 5:50 p.m. on Monday, April 13, at the City Performance Hall, prior to the kick off of the event. The Creative Conversation will be co-hosted by Mayor Mike Rawlings and Dallas Morning News writer [...]

Meet the candidates for city, school board in Dallas

Dallas city and school board joint elections are fast approaching — set for May 9 — and many candidates are taking every opportunity to get out and meet their potential constituents and win some votes. The Friends of the Dallas Public Library will be holding receptions for candidates in different districts over the next week [...]

Stamp of approval

Opposition to the Trinity toll road drives Stonewall endorsements in many Dallas city council races   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Stonewall Democrats’ endorsement committee has voted to support opponents of Mayor Mike Rawlings and Councilman Rick Callahan. The recommendations voted on at the March 7 screening will be considered and ratified or changed [...]

After years kinda supporting same-sex marriage, Mayor Rawlings comes out fully in favor

Mayor Mike Rawlings, who has supported same-sex marriage all along, came out in favor of marriage equality.

Roads, parks and nondiscrimination ordinances

Why city council elections matter to LGBT people   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer On May 9, area voters will cast their votes for nonpartisan elected offices — like city councils, school boards and other special purpose districts. And while the day-to-day obligations of a local elected official may not be the most riveting of [...]