A fond farewell

Posted on 20 Jan 2017 at 7:15am

North Texas LGBT community members talk about working with the country’s most LGBT-friendly First Family ever   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Patti Fink came home from the 2004 Democratic Convention, where she was a Howard Dean delegate, raving about an up-and-coming senator from Illinois. Her wife, Erin Moore, heard the keynote speech Barack […]

A legislature divided

Posted on 20 Jan 2017 at 7:00am

Dan Patrick says his bathroom bill is a top priority this legislative session; House Speaker Joe Straus says otherwise   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Contributing Writer james.journo@gmail.com Some of Texas’ top officials refuse to back down from the bathroom battles currently dominating the legislative session. That is despite a budget shortfall, a broken school finance system […]

Williams is new chamber board chair

Posted on 20 Jan 2017 at 6:45am

GLBT business organization also elects three new board members From Staff Reports Justin “JT” Williams, of Capital Title of Texas, stepped into the office of chair of the board for the North Texas Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) Chamber of Commerce. Williams has served as chair-elect since January 2016, and became chair when Larry Paschall […]

Double the dirt

Posted on 20 Jan 2017 at 6:30am

Queen of Mean Lisa Lampanelli talks unamused lesbians (a thing of the past!) , her drag idol and how an insult comic survives in the Era of Trump If you know her racy sense of humor, you practically expect Lisa Lampanelli to hurl a slur at you when she calls. Once, she wanted to know […]

What a Kroc

Posted on 20 Jan 2017 at 6:15am

Michael Keaton plays the man who invented an industry in ‘The Founder’   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor Who cured polio? Jonas Salk, right? No — Albert Sabin’s oral vaccine was easier to give, had longer-lasting effects and was more widely used almost from Day One. And Eli Whitney invented to cotton gin, yes? […]

Cassie Nova • 01-20-17

Posted on 20 Jan 2017 at 6:00am

How do gay people deal with Trumpeters?   Hello my people! I hope you are all surviving this yo-yo winter: Warm, freezing, warm, chilly rain, warm again. Stupid Mother Nature is tryin’ to give us all pneumonia. I stay prepared — I have a spare jacket and an extra pair of shorts in the car. […]

Bathroom (not so) humor(ous)

Posted on 13 Jan 2017 at 7:15am

As the 85th session of the Texas Legislature convenes some lawmakers seem consumed with where transgender people pee, but others intend to deal with actual issues   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer When the Texas House of Representatives was sworn in on Tuesday, Jan. 10, a very different Texas government convened than the one […]

Batter up!

Posted on 13 Jan 2017 at 7:00am

PSSA recruiting competitive, recreational players for 2017 season   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Registration is now open for Pegasus Slowpitch Softball Association’s spring league, and PSSA leaders are encouraging everyone with an interest to attend introductory events and sign up to play, “We are recruiting right now for the spring season, which starts March […]

Trump’s first 100 days: How bad could it get?

Posted on 13 Jan 2017 at 6:45am

  Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com The “most pro-gay Republican presidential candidate in history” will take office as president of the United States on Jan. 20, and yet the LGBT community has much to be anxious about as the administrations change. In fact, the country as a whole may have reason to be […]

A new you

Posted on 13 Jan 2017 at 6:30am

WiL Turner has a plan for getting you into shape   … and doing good in the world By Scott Huffman | Contributing Writer Scott_in_dallas@yahoo.com It’s the time of year when people start making resolutions — chief among them, to get fit. According to personal trainer and coach WiL Turner, fitness goals should be much broader than a […]