Impressions from the courtroom

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 at 7:30am

Patti Fink recounts memorable moments from the 5th Circuit court hearing on marriage equality Real harm. Democratic process. Immutability. Legitimate state interest. Animus. Equality. Respect. Dignity. Personal liberty. Personal dignity. Equal dignity. These words filled the West Courtroom of the John Minor Wisdom Federal Courthouse in New Orleans on Friday, Jan. 9, as attorneys for [...]

Ask Lambda Legal: Prison Rape Elimination Act

Posted on 12 Jan 2015 at 1:29pm

By Jael Humphrey Staff Attorney for Lambda Legal   Q: My friend was recently incarcerated in prison in Florida and I’m worried about her safety because she’s transgender. Are there laws that can protect her? A: Unfortunately, the situation your friend is in is all too common — prisons incarcerate a transgender woman in a [...]

Tainted Love:

Posted on 01 Dec 2014 at 4:08pm

How HIV stigma is damaging our community today… and at least one way it could serve a higher purpose By Lawrence Ferber   Editor’s Note: Some of the names and some details in this article have been changed. Stigma: a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person. Hearing the words “I’m [...]

Please: No more ‘us vs. them’

Posted on 25 Nov 2014 at 10:35am

With every word I heard or read after the grand jury decision was read, I felt myself growing a little more sick to my stomach.

Here’s to the day we no longer need TDOR

Posted on 20 Nov 2014 at 9:00am

By Rizi Xavier Timane Every year on Nov. 20, transgender individuals and their allies around the world commemorate the Transgender Day of Remembrance. But make no mistake: This is not a holiday, and the ceremonies we hold are certainly not celebrations. Rather, the Day of Remembrance is a solemn time when we can come together [...]

Era of the Death Sentence: Our AIDS Legacy

Posted on 11 Nov 2014 at 1:39pm

Remembering Ryan White and the millions of gay men who died during the darkest days of our AIDS crisis By C.L. Frederick Contributing Columnist It’s easy for the LGBTQ community to forget the past, since we are always looking forward and breaking down the societal barriers that have held us back for eons.  I for [...]

It’s almost Halloween; if you aren’t a Lost Soul yet, it’s never too late to become one

Posted on 23 Oct 2014 at 12:56pm

It’s almost Halloween; if you aren’t a Lost Soul yet, it’s never too late to become one

Know your rights; make your vote count

Posted on 21 Oct 2014 at 3:38pm

By Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Special Contributor   Unlike any other time in American history, it is important for all eligible citizens to exercise their right to vote on Nov. 4. Recently, there has been significant dialogue regarding which party will control the House and the Senate in Washington. These conversations highlight a very real [...]

Vote for competence and integrity, not just party

Posted on 20 Oct 2014 at 3:45pm

Natinsky, Hawk, Lee, DeWitt deserve your vote.   For too many elections, Dallas Voice readers voted based on the question “Are they ‘with me’ or ‘against me’ as it pertains to gay rights. The main criteria have always been the questions of same-sex marriage and non-discrimination in employment. And therefore, readers aligned with the Democrat [...]

Our mission: Giving voice to our community

Posted on 20 Oct 2014 at 9:15am

Our Mission Our mission is right there in our name: We want to give a VOICE to our community, the LGBT (and Q and A) community of Dallas, and beyond. To that end, each Friday we publish our weekly newsmagazine, Dallas Voice. And each day, we update our website, primarily the blog section of our [...]