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 [...]

The beginning of the end of bigotry in Texas

Posted on 15 Oct 2014 at 1:08pm

Editor’s note: Below is an opinion piece written by Todd Whitley, a columnist who contributes regularly to the Texas Voices (formerly Viewpoints) section of the print edition of Dallas Voice. Whitley will also be a regular contributor to our new blog page, which will be called CommuniTEA and which will feature the voices of people [...]

AIDS at 30: HIV isn’t someone else’s problem

Posted on 02 Jul 2011 at 11:48am

By CECE COX In reflecting on the past 30 years since HIV and AIDS entered our vocabulary, it seems that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Thirty years ago, an HIV infection was often followed with serious illnesses and, in many cases, swift death. Today, medications and greater awareness and understanding [...]

AIDS at 30: Now’s the time for heroes to stand up

Posted on 02 Jul 2011 at 11:42am

By RAELINE NOBLES So much has been accomplished around HIV/AIDS. But so much more has to still be achieved before we can all go home and say, “Our job is done.” This is especially true now in an environment of significant political turmoil at the state and national level, funding cuts coming from every direction, [...]

Time to raise hell over Perry’s decision to partner with anti-gay hate group for ‘day of prayer’

Posted on 08 Jun 2011 at 10:14am

HARDY HABERMAN  |  Dungeon Diary So if our governor participated in a Ku Klux Klan rally most Texans, (I said “most”) would be outraged. A call for his resignation would ring so loudly the state Capital dome would shatter. Why? Well the KKK is a hate group plain and simple. So where is the outrage [...]