Paxton, anti-trans forces win 1st round, but fight continues

Posted on 19 Aug 2016 at 7:15am

UPDATE: On Tuesday Ken Paxton announced he has filed yet another lawsuit against the federal government, this time challenging Health and Human Services regulations protecting transgender people from discrimination in their medical care. See our InstanTEA blog post here. FW judge’s ruling on trans students guidelines could send 4th Circuit case to SCOTUS   Lisa […]

Rachel Tiven takes the reins at Lambda Legal

Posted on 19 Aug 2016 at 7:00am

New CEO doesn’t want her organization to take every case, but to empower others to take cases   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Lambda Legal’s new CEO Rachel Tiven, in Dallas last weekend for the organization’s Landmark Dinner, sees a continued role for impact litigation after last year’s marriage equality decision. In Texas, within […]

On-the-job bullying

Posted on 19 Aug 2016 at 7:00am

Male guard in private prison charges employer with sexual harassment   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Isaiah Smith is suing his former employer, Management & Training Corporation, for sex discrimination. MTC is a Utah-based corporation that operates for-profit prisons, including one in Bridgeport, northwest of Fort Worth, where Smith was employed. Smith said the […]

Falling in love

Posted on 19 Aug 2016 at 6:30am

Emanuel Salinas and John Broady wanted to open their own restaurant. but adopted one instead. We look inside their culinary romance ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor The décor has remained the same. That Aztec-looking stone face carved into a chair at the entrance. The mosaic tiles over the fireplace hearth — not a feature […]

My favorite things

Posted on 19 Aug 2016 at 6:15am

What makes Dallas a great foodie city? Here are 18 of the best reasons ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor When you write about restaurants for a living, people are always seeking your advice … usually phrased simply as, “What’s your favorite restaurant?” And the answer is … I don’t know. I mean, I […]

Tasting notes

Posted on 19 Aug 2016 at 6:00am

A foodie’s feast of coming attractions ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor This fall is packed with foodie events to put on your calendar. First up will be the return of The Dallas Chocolate Festival, back for its seventh iteration. That’s all a true chocoholic should need to know, but well add that Bissous […]

NAS Fort Worth employee charges discrimination

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:15am

For 10 years, supervisors got away with calling Almodovar ‘big girl’ and ‘fag’ without consequences despite Navy’s no tolerance policy for harassment   DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer A North Texas man has filed suit against the U.S. Navy, charging that officials at Naval Air Station Fort Worth at Carswell Field allowed officers and […]

Louganis to receive BTD’s Birch Award

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:00am

Organizers also announce special performance by Todrick Hall set for Oct. 1 dinner   From Staff Reports As the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio reach the halfway mark, here in North Texas, Black Tie Dinner officials are getting in the spirit by announcing that openly gay Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis will receive the 2016 […]

Collin County jail guard who called out bigotry has lost his job

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 6:45am

Derek Boyd says harassment against him intensified after a story about his situation ran in Dallas Voice while nurses who harassed him kept their jobs   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer A Collin County corrections officer has lost his job after publicly accusing two nurses working at the jail of harassing him, and accusing […]

Uptown boys

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 6:30am

Uptown Players co-founders Jeff Rane and Craig Lynch reflect on 15 years of changing the landscape of theater in North Texas By Arnold Wayne Jones In the summer of 2001, two friends, both local actors — Jeff Rane and Craig Lynch — decided they were tired of looking for good theater; they wanted to create […]