FAMILY LIFE: Together. Apart.

Posted on 28 Jul 2011 at 9:09pm

ZAYN HAS TWO MOMMIES | Despite their divorce, Denise, left, Hope and Zayn remain a family. (Arnold Wayne Jones/ Dallas Voice) How one couple turned the drama of divorce into a nurturing environment for their son RICH LOPEZ | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com After nine years together, Hope Rivera and Denise Jayroe came to a tough [...]

FAMILY LIFE BRIEFS: Child ID event at Fruit Bowl, program offered on keeping love alive

Posted on 28 Jul 2011 at 9:04pm

Child ID event at Fruit Bowl Brian Walker, an agent with New York Life will be conducting a Child ID event at the HRC Disco Fruit Bowl fundraiser Sunday, Aug. 7, with bowling sessions starting at noon and 3 p.m. Organizers have said the session starting at noon is being especially geared for couples with [...]

FAMILY LIFE: The changing face of ‘family’

Posted on 28 Jul 2011 at 3:27pm

Today’s LGBT youth have options available that the gays and lesbians of yore would not have dreamed possible DAVID WEBB  |  The Rare Reporter What a difference a few decades and the evolution of new generations can make in society, particularly when it comes to the development of a new community. When I first moved [...]

FAMILY LIFE: School daze

Posted on 28 Jul 2011 at 3:02pm

Experts offer advice on easing the stress for LGBT parents sending little ones off to school, and for LGBT students headed off to college TAMMYE NASH | Senior Editor nash@dallasvoice.com You can’t tell it by the temperatures outside, but summer is drawing to a close — at least for the children who will be heading [...]

FAMILY LIFE: HRC Family Project offers resources

Posted on 28 Jul 2011 at 2:58pm

LGBT parents in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex have a large number of resources available to them, from attorneys who specialize in LGBT family law issues, to support groups that give them the chance to meet and socialize with other families like theirs. One of the newer — and perhaps lesser known — of these resources [...]

FAMILY LIFE: Glossary of legal terms

Posted on 28 Jul 2011 at 2:49pm

Attorney Rebecca Covell says that to secure the same rights a legally married couple gets with a marriage license, there are six documents same-sex couples need: a medical power of attorney, a statutory durable power of attorney, a declaration of guardianship, a directive to physicians, an appointment of agent to control disposition of remains and [...]

FAMILY LIFE: What’s in a name (change)?

Posted on 28 Jul 2011 at 2:47pm

DRACONIS VON TRAPP | Intern intern@dallasvoice.com When two people enter into a legal Texas marriage, the paperwork gives them the option to change their last name. But in Texas, even the most devoted same-sex couples don’t get this luxury. In order to do the traditional surname change, same-sex couples have to file a separate petition. [...]