LGBT Texan of the Year

Posted on 16 Dec 2016 at 7:15am

Resource Center CEO Cece Cox took her agency to new heights in 2016, but family, friends and coworkers praise her dedication to family as much as to community Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor David Taffet  |  Senior Staff Writer This has been a banner year for Resource Center. And CEO Cece Cox is the one […]

Bigger, better Pride

Posted on 16 Dec 2016 at 7:00am

Dallas Pride committee announces plan to expand celebration to two days, with the Festival in the Park on Saturday, and the Pride parade on Sunday   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor The 2017 Dallas Pride festivities are expanding in 2017, with the Festival in the Park moving to Saturday while the Alan Ross Texas Freedom […]

Promise House opening LGBT facility

Posted on 16 Dec 2016 at 6:45am

New group home in Oak Cliff will supplement other services offered to LGBT and other youth   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Promise House, the Oak Cliff agency that houses homeless teens, will soon be opening a house for 18-to-21-year-old LGBT youth. Promise House CEO Ashley Lind doesn’t yet have a specific opening date, […]

You got the right bitch

Posted on 16 Dec 2016 at 6:30am

‘Drag Race’ victor Bob the Drag Queen, on confidence, comedy and redefining drag ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com On reality competition shows, viewers usually have to wait until the finale to know who won. But aficionados of RuPaul Drag Race had some clairvoyance during Season 8 — they knew who won by Episode […]

Queer locals of the year

Posted on 16 Dec 2016 at 6:15am

We celebrate more members of the North Texas LGBT community who added color and memories to 2016 MUSIC Ivan Dillard, trans rocker The Dallas musician had a second coming out, which only served to influence his musical derring-do more, as leader of The Mystiks. MUSIC Todrick Hall, super-hyphenate The Arlington native first attracted attention on […]

Tasting notes

Posted on 16 Dec 2016 at 6:00am

Holiday Edition: Tamales, tacos and spreading hope during the season The holidays are upon us, and calorie counting decreased with the thickness of sweaters. Here are some foodie events, items and ideas that will make you jolly — and perhaps even get a belly like a bowl full of jelly. Anastacia Quinones (AQ to her […]

Make a wish

Posted on 09 Dec 2016 at 7:15am

Texas Red Ribbon Wish Network hopes to make a few dreams come true for some chronically ill North Texans   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor “It all started as a wish,” Brian Paris said, explaining how the new nonprofit called Texas Red Ribbon Wish Network came to be. “I was having lunch with a friend […]

An activist, a mentor, a friend

Posted on 09 Dec 2016 at 7:00am

Fairness Fort Worth co-founder and president David Henderson, who died Dec. 3, helped his city’s LGBT community find it’s voice   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer The man that the Rev. Carol West called the conscience of Fort Worth’s LGBT community has died. David Henderson, president of Fairness Fort Worth, died Saturday, Dec. 3, […]

Kindness is key, not labels

Posted on 09 Dec 2016 at 6:45am

At the Salvation Army in Dallas, preaching the gospel means caring for people without discrimination   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer This holiday season, you can donate to the bell ringers in Dallas without worrying that you are funding bigotry. Because here, the Salvation Army delivers its services without discrimination. The agency offers its […]

Fun homo

Posted on 09 Dec 2016 at 6:30am

Out cartoonist Alison Bechdel never thought a musical could be made out of her tragicomic memoir ‘Fun Home.’ Her evolution from neophyte to true believer For all her newfound commercial clout, it might seem strange that Alison Bechdel recently returned to her less-mainstream roots. Even though her self-described tragicomic novel Fun Home has become a […]