Country boy

Posted on 24 Nov 2016 at 12:00pm

Exactly 2 years after coming out, singer Ty Herndon reflects on the best decision he ever made Despite rumors (and an arrest in Gateway Park in Fort Worth), most people first knew for certain that Ty Herndon was gay when he came out almost exactly two years ago, during Thanksgiving Week 2014. He’s toured, and […]

Notaro, public

Posted on 23 Nov 2016 at 5:00pm

Queermedian Tig Notaro has turned her personal tragedies into stunning comedy…  although she’d prefer not to live at ‘rock bottom’ Tig Notaro — comedian, star of Amazon Prime’s One Mississippi and new mom — has no complaints about the ride she’s found herself on as of late. While professional success is nothing new for Notaro, […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Posted on 18 Nov 2016 at 7:15am

  BODY & SOUL HOME, HEARTH & PETS SIGHT, SOUND TECH This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 18, 2016.  

50 years later: Remembering Harry Benjamin and the transsexual phenomenon

Posted on 18 Nov 2016 at 7:00am

Renee Baker | Contributing Writer editor@dallasvoice.com Editor’s Note: In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, Dallas Voice looks back at the legacy of “the father of transsexualism,” Dr. Harry Benjamin, and offers advice for transgender men and women and others in the LGBT community dealing with stress, fear and uncertainty in the wake of the […]

Resource Center dedicates health campus

Posted on 18 Nov 2016 at 6:45am

26 years after Resource Center bought it, the Reagan Street property gets a makeover DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Resource Center rededicated its old building at 2701 Reagan St. as its new health campus this week, unveiling the main building’s new name: the John Thomas Building, after the organization’s original executive director. The health […]

What now?

Posted on 18 Nov 2016 at 6:30am

LGBT advocates ponder the possibilities for reversing rights under President Trump   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com President-elect Donald Trump said in a post-election interview that marriage equality is “settled” and “it’s law,” and expressed no interest in pursuing an agenda to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 decision that struck down state […]

Discrimination on tap

Posted on 18 Nov 2016 at 6:15am

Bill pre-filed in Texas Senate targets rights ordinances; Patrick announces revamped ‘bathroom bill’   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Spanish philosopher George Santayana said it in his book, The Life of Reason, published between 1905 and 1906. And lots of other people have expressed […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance Events

Posted on 18 Nov 2016 at 6:00am

TDOR Calendar in North Texas Nov. 19: Transgender Day of Remembrance — Fort Worth First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1959 Sandy Lane Road, hosts a Transgender Day of Remembrance event from 7-9 p.m. • Nov. 19: Parents of Trans Youth Workshop Youth First, a program of Resource Center, hosts a workshop for parents and guardians […]

LGBT activists abroad ‘devastated’ by Trump election

Posted on 11 Nov 2016 at 7:15am

Vladimir Putin congratulates president-elect   Michael K. Lavers  |  Washington Blade Courtesy National Gay Media Association Donald Trump’s election as the country’s next president has sparked sadness, concern and anger among LGBT rights advocates around the world. “We are devastated by this,” said Matt Beard, executive director of All Out, a global LGBT advocacy group. […]

Battered

Posted on 11 Nov 2016 at 7:00am

When LGBT community members report domestic violence, the response is not always helpful   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer When Michael Petsch called the Irving Family Violence Center for help, he was told someone would call him back. When no one did, he stopped by to ask for some help. He was told no […]