Texas issuing new rules on birth certificates

Posted on 28 Aug 2015 at 7:15am

As the Bureau of Vital Statistics updates software and implements a judge’s orders, the issue has become more complicated than expected DAVID TAFFET   |  Senior Staff Writer Taffetl@dallasvoice.com Former Austin City Councilwoman Randi Shade and her wife, Kayla Shell, had a commitment ceremony in 2004 and threw a big party to celebrate. They had a [...]

Garland adds LGBT protections to keep HUD grants

Posted on 28 Aug 2015 at 7:00am

Three council members vote against equal access, jeopardizing housing for 1,525 families DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Taffet@dallasvoice.com Garland City Council approved revisions to its housing agency five-year and administrative plans to continue to receive funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for its rental assistance program, also known as Section 8. [...]

Battle continues over Keller ISD policy

Posted on 28 Aug 2015 at 6:45am

Haussmann says ‘private town hall’ would have been open to all, except troublemakers JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Russell@dallasvoice.com It’s been a year since Keller Independent School District trustees first censured trustee Jo Lynn Haussmann for making disparaging comments about a Muslim election official on social media. But now she may have really gone too [...]

Hedwig … out of the box

Posted on 28 Aug 2015 at 6:30am

For director Jeremy Dumont and actor Kyle Igneczi, ‘Hedwig & the Angry Inch’ taught them lessons about learning to let go ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com The premise of Hedwig and the Angry Inch is so provocative — “a rock musical about a transgender German punk singer who has a botched transition surgery” [...]

He’s bringing sax-y back

Posted on 28 Aug 2015 at 6:15am

Out saxophonist Dave Koz gets by with a little help from his friends SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer scott_in_dallas@yahoo.com In a career spanning a quarter century, out saxophonist Dave Koz has enjoyed many opportunities to combine forces with celebrated recording artists — a who’s who cross section of musical genres, including legends Stevie Wonder, Barry [...]

Unpaved paradise

Posted on 28 Aug 2015 at 6:00am

Part 2 of 2: Getting to the Marquesas Islands is half the fun of the trip KEVIN KALLEY & DAVID H. CURRIER  | Contributing Writers david.h.currier@gmail.com Last month, we wrote all about the wonders of gay-friendly Marquesas. But when you go to a remote part of the world, it’s often just as much about the [...]

FEEDing a Need

Posted on 21 Aug 2015 at 7:15am

Resource Center launches food insecurity project, addressing needs of HIV-positive clients     JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer In 2013, 14.3 percent of households in the United States — that’s about 17.5 million households, or 1 in 7 — were “food insecure,” according to the World Hunger Education Service. That means, that in 1 in [...]

No progress yet in murder of trans woman

Posted on 21 Aug 2015 at 7:00am

‘Ms. Shade’ Schuler was one of 18 trans women killed this year in the U.S.  Tammye Nash   |  Managing Editor Sr. Cpl. Tramese Andrews said this week Dallas police have no new developments to report in their ongoing investigation into the murder of 22-year-old Shade Schuler, a black transwoman whose badly decomposed body was found [...]

Supporters will keep pushing for Keller ISD policy change

Posted on 21 Aug 2015 at 6:45am

Superintendent cites polarization in the community as reason for delay   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Supporters of a proposed new policy that would have offered protections to LGBT people in the Keller Independent School District said this week that they were disappointed that the school board postponed a vote on the policy. But they [...]

Soup 2 nuts

Posted on 21 Aug 2015 at 6:30am

From concept to reality with Oak Cliff’s hotly anticipated new restaurant  Pink Magnolia …  in 743 easy steps!         ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor It’s the second week of August, when a lot of sane people are slowing down because of the heat, but Blythe Beck has never been busier. She’s [...]