Grants are not enough

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 7:15am

The state of HIV/AIDS funding and the need for local fundraisers   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer With more than 76,000 Texans living with HIV, every funding source counts. But limited state funds force most local HIV/AIDS service providers to look elsewhere. As with any not-for-profit organization, one solution is to cultivate a reliable donor [...]

On the Brinker of equality

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 7:00am

Founder of Susan G. Komen turns her attention to the fight for LGBT civil rights Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor There was a time, Nancy Brinker acknowledges, “that I probably wasn’t kind to gay people.” But any unkindness grew not out of animus toward gays, but rather from a lack of knowledge. “Back then, people [...]

One yellow rubber glove

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 6:45am

Anything could happen when Jack E. Jett entered a studio, which is probably why Sandra Bernhardt agreed to be his co-host DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Jack E. Jett had a reputation for being wild, crazy, unpredictable — and always entertaining. On his last appearance on Lambda Weekly, Jett said, “My goal is to [...]

Carin’ Carpenter

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 6:30am

From country to pop to orchestras to a stripped-down concert of songs from her career, 5-time Grammy winner Mary Chapin Carpenter re-imagines her music JONANNA WIDNER  | Contributing Writer Mary Chapin Carpenter has always been known for her eclectic oeuvre, when she released last year Songs From the Movie — a 10-cut album of some [...]

Pretty in pink

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 6:15am

But she’s creating a mindset as much as a menu: Forget food-shaming and calling good meals “guilty pleasures.” Enjoy life! Tip a glass! Don’t skip dessert! There’s a reason the first three letters of diet are “D-I-E.”

Sheer men tanks

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 6:00am

Despite uni-sex designs, queer-owned Gaytanks speaks to a gay sensibility J. DENTON BRICKER  | Contributing Writer What started out as a wild hair of an idea has grown into a vivid and fashionable business for James Mealey and Nikhail Asnani. And it all started at a Hong Kong gay bar. A few years ago, Mealey [...]

2015 Readers Voice Awards

Posted on 20 Mar 2015 at 7:15am

  ABOUT THE VOTING We call our annual version of the “best-of” Dallas list the Readers Voice Awards because the winners, ultimately, aren’t our choices — they are yours. Thousands of our readers logged onto our website during the month of January to let us know what they … what you … like about gay Dallas in [...]

Walking for money, walking for life

Posted on 20 Mar 2015 at 7:00am

AIDS Walk South Dallas steps off for the 5th time with additional sponsors and one new and one returning beneficiary DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer AIDS Walk South Dallas Saturday, March 21 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Walk Start Time: 10 a.m. St. Philip’s School and Community Center, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Dallas Proceeds go to AIDS [...]

Walking in grace

Posted on 20 Mar 2015 at 6:45am

With this week’s milestone presbytery vote that ratified Amendment 14F, Presbyterian Church U.S.A. takes the next step in its evolution on marriage equality   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer At 1.8 million members, the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. is one of the nation’s largest mainline Protestant denominations. It is the largest in the Presbyterian denomination. On [...]

HIV in the LEGE

Posted on 20 Mar 2015 at 6:30am

Three bills in the Texas statehouse would use HIV status as a weapon, one would lessen stigma   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Januari Leo, who works with Legacy Community Health Service, is the state’s go-to girl when it comes to following bills in the Texas Legislature related to HIV/AIDS. So when she calls a [...]