Trump signs order creating loophole for anti-LGBT discrimination

Posted on 28 Mar 2017 at 2:53pm

Lisa Keen | Keen News Service President Trump on Monday, March 27, signed what Lambda Legal calls a “very disturbing” order giving federal contractors a large loophole through which to discriminate against LGBT people. The White House released a copy of the executive order, signed by Trump, on Monday afternoon. The order revokes all […]

Taking the fight to Austin

Posted on 24 Mar 2017 at 7:00am

Nearly 1,000 turnout for Advocacy Day Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Nearly 1,000 Texans went all out when Equality Texas asked them this week to go “all in for equality,” converging on Austin Monday for Advocacy Day, sponsored by Equality Texas in partnership with ACLU of Texas, Te3xas Freedom Network, Human Rights Campaign and the […]

Dallas adds trans benefits

Posted on 24 Mar 2017 at 6:45am

  DAVID TAFFET  | Senior Staff Writer The city of Dallas has added gender transition, including gender reassignment surgery, to its health insurance coverage for its employees. The new benefit will pay up to a $75,000 lifetime maximum benefits. Hormonal therapy is covered separately by the plan’s pharmacy benefits. The transition benefit was recommended by […]

To Busey or not to Busey

Posted on 23 Mar 2017 at 8:00pm

There’s a method to David Carl’s madness, as ‘Celebrity One-Man Hamlet’ will prove this weekend It wasn’t that long ago that actor David Carl’s chief connection to theater was as a teenage cater-waiter at one of Kitchen Dog Theater’s annual Hooch & Pooch fundraising parties. Now living, writing and acting in NYC, Carl, a Lake […]

Drawing Dallas

Posted on 23 Mar 2017 at 7:50pm

If stunning actor/model Jeffrey Irokwe doesn’t look familiar now, he might soon MARK STOKES | Illustrator Name and age: Jeffrey Irokwe, 22 Occupation: Model, actor Spotted: Cityplace Tall, handsome and talented, Jeffrey was born in Dallas to an American mother and a Nigerian father, a software engineer who came to the U.S. in the […]

One more try

Posted on 23 Mar 2017 at 7:45pm

A major new work from artist Damien Hirst pays tribute to George Michael The news last Christmas that music icon George Michael had died unexpectedly shuddered a lot of people worldwide, but perhaps no more palpably did it hit than here in Dallas, where Michael and once made his home. Although he has his partner […]

Go all out to go All In for Advocacy

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 7:15am

Nearly 1,000 registered to participate in LGBT lobby day in Austin on Monday Tammye Nash  | Managing Editor More than 900 people have already registered to participate Monday, March 20, in All In for Advocacy, a lobby day being sponsored by Equality Texas, in partnership with the ACLU of Texas, Texas Freedom Network, Human Rights […]

SB6 sails through Senate; fate still uncertain in the House

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 7:00am

From Staff and Wire Reports AUSTIN — The Texas version of  North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” is on its way to the state’s House of Representatives after final approval in the Senate by a 20-10 vote on Wednesday, March 15. The only Democrat to vote in favor of the measure was Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. of […]

Lee Park AIDS Memorial turns 25

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 6:45am

Alan Ross fought the city for years for a permanent remembrance in Lee Park   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Friends will gather in Lee Park on March 18 at 11 a.m. to mark the 25th anniversary of the planting of a tree and placing of a plaque — the AIDS memorial that Alan […]

Readers Voice Awards 2017

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 6:30am

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