Make a wish

Posted on 09 Dec 2016 at 7:15am

Texas Red Ribbon Wish Network hopes to make a few dreams come true for some chronically ill North Texans   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor “It all started as a wish,” Brian Paris said, explaining how the new nonprofit called Texas Red Ribbon Wish Network came to be. “I was having lunch with a friend […]

An activist, a mentor, a friend

Posted on 09 Dec 2016 at 7:00am

Fairness Fort Worth co-founder and president David Henderson, who died Dec. 3, helped his city’s LGBT community find it’s voice   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer The man that the Rev. Carol West called the conscience of Fort Worth’s LGBT community has died. David Henderson, president of Fairness Fort Worth, died Saturday, Dec. 3, […]

Kindness is key, not labels

Posted on 09 Dec 2016 at 6:45am

At the Salvation Army in Dallas, preaching the gospel means caring for people without discrimination   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer This holiday season, you can donate to the bell ringers in Dallas without worrying that you are funding bigotry. Because here, the Salvation Army delivers its services without discrimination. The agency offers its […]

Fun homo

Posted on 09 Dec 2016 at 6:30am

Out cartoonist Alison Bechdel never thought a musical could be made out of her tragicomic memoir ‘Fun Home.’ Her evolution from neophyte to true believer For all her newfound commercial clout, it might seem strange that Alison Bechdel recently returned to her less-mainstream roots. Even though her self-described tragicomic novel Fun Home has become a […]

Putting the ‘X’ in Xmas

Posted on 09 Dec 2016 at 6:15am

‘Tis the season for satirist John Waters’ new holiday show ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com It is possible that John Waters is the most misunderstood man in America whom everyone thinks they have all figured out. Consider this: The man who helped make drag queens mainstream is so over Halloween. “Halloween used to be […]

Go nuts

Posted on 09 Dec 2016 at 6:00am

This year, we need a little Christmas, and TBT’s ‘Nutcracker’ fits the bill By almost any metric, 2016 has been a rough year. From elections to celebrity passings, the specter of grimness has loomed ominously. Which is why, sometimes, you just want to be filled with joy. Joyous is the word for Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. […]

Teddy Bears help children get through surgery

Posted on 02 Dec 2016 at 7:15am

LGBT party supplies Children’s Health with many of the bears needed each year to comfort kids DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Each of the 30,000 children who come out of surgery each year at Children’s Health have a teddy bear with them. That teddy bear will have a similar operation. And the child and […]

Oak Lawn Branch celebrates 20 years

Posted on 02 Dec 2016 at 7:00am

Its partnership with Kroger gave the branch its first good building after 3 bad tries   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer The Oak Lawn Branch of the Dallas Public Library celebrates its 20th anniversary in its current building with an event on Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. “We’ll be celebrating our partnership with Kroger […]

Women’s March planned for day after inauguration

Posted on 02 Dec 2016 at 6:45am

While Austin hosts a companion march for Texans   by Mathew Shaw  |  Special contributor On election night, Waxahachie resident Trisha Nemec watched the results with six other women on a Facebook group she had recently joined called Pantsuit Nation. As the results were coming in, Nemec and the other women posted their discontent throughout […]

You can’t spell Arteaga without ‘art’

Posted on 02 Dec 2016 at 6:30am

The Dallas Museum of Art tapped out art historian Agustin Arteaga as its new artistic director. So what does he have in store for the venerable institution? ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com When Agustin Arteaga begins a new job at a museum, he likes to grab the keys to the storage room and […]