A tragic start, but hope shines

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 7:15am

IAS attendees mourn colleagues killed on MH17 By Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor The 20th International AIDS Conference, held this week in Melbourne, Australia, began shrouded in a cloud of shock and grief, when six people on their way to the event were killed — along with 292 other passengers — when Malaysia Airlines Flight [...]

Anglin named 2014 Kuchling Award winner

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 7:00am

Attorney/activist played a key role in the early days of many LGBT organizations   By Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Black Tie Dinner officials announced Thursday, July 24, that attorney and longtime activist Mike Anglin is the 2014 recipient of the Kuchling Humanitarian Award. Anglin’s friends said this week that the honor is long overdue. [...]

A step in the right direction

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 6:45am

Obama’s executive orders protecting LGBT employees offer some protections, but more are needed   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer President Barack Obama signed two executive orders Monday, July 21, barring companies with federal contracts from discriminating against LGBT employees. The move drew praise from a wide variety of local and national leaders and put a [...]

Pop culture

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 6:30am

Gay dads develop website to help families just like them Who knew the lack of a uterus would be such an issue? When new gay dads Brian Rosenberg and Ferd van Gameren turned to the Internet to connect with other gay dads — or just find information about the unique perspective of their family portrait [...]

Life of Benj

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 6:00am

Benj Pasek, the gay half of the B’way team Pasek & Paul, talks about the North Texas debut of their musical ‘Dogfight’   SCOTT HUFFMAN   | Contributing Writer scott_in_dallas@yahoo.com From the moment he read the back of the DVD release, self-professed theater geek Benj Pasek, 29, was intrigued with the idea of turning Dogfight — a [...]

Journey to ‘Oz’

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 6:00am

Alex Ross reunites with director Cheryl Denson for Uptown Players’ regional  premiere of the flamboyant musical biography ‘The Boy from Oz’   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor When North Texas theater companies want to mount splashy, entertaining musicals, they all know what the secret weapon is to making them great … and it’s not [...]

We have children who need our help now

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 7:15am

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins says the influx of children from Central America is a humanitarian crisis   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer “We have children who need our help now,” County Judge Clay Jenkins told Stonewall Democrats of Dallas this week, speaking at the group’s monthly meeting about the throngs of children coming into [...]

Robin Hood to the rescue

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 7:00am

Two Fort Worth animal enthusiasts set up a new business to benefit local nonprofits James Russell  |  Staff Writer Robin Hood has two passions: golf and animals. “But not necessarily in that order,” she said. While Hood grew up around animals, her passion for golf preceded her passion for dog rescue. It wasn’t until she [...]

Teed off by towing

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 6:45am

Carrollton couple confronts Denton towing company over receipt for towed car   James Russell  |  Staff Writer Carrollton resident Aaron Burrow took off from his job at a property management company on July 9 and rode with his partner, Michael Pharris, to pick up his car, which had been towed from his apartment complex parking [...]

Taylor made

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 6:30am

With his Oak Lawn pet boutique, Taylor Garrett wants to give every dog — and cat — its day   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Taylor Garrett can’t get away from bow ties. The distinctive neckcessory became his signature sartorial statement when he was on The A-List Dallas, the Logo network reality show about [...]