Pride 2013: Pride Briefs

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 10:10am

  LULAC Rainbow Council hosts 2nd Social Justice Summit at UTD The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Rainbow Council of Dallas will sponsor its second annual LGBTQ Social Justice Summit on Saturday, Sept. 14, at The University of Texas at Dallas Clark Center in Richardson. “The LGBTQ Social Justice Summit is a great [...]

Lineup for 2013 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 10:09am

EDITOR’S NOTE: This list does not include the parade banner, city officials, grand marshals, the Voice of Pride winner and sponsors, which come at the beginning of the parade. 1          AIDS Arms, Inc. – LifeWalk 2          Caven Enterprises 3          Spectrum Motorcycle Riding Club 4          Midway Hills Christian Church 5          New York Life Insurance Co. 6          [...]

Pride 2013: Pride on ‘Agenda’

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 10:05am

CW33 reporter and ‘Gay Agenda’ creator Doug Magditch profiles 30 local LGBT leaders from past and present to mark parade anniversary   Rich Lopez  | Contributing Writer getrichindallas@gmail.com In November, the LGBT community witnessed something surprising. Having out TV reporters was hardly novel for North Texas, but a segment devoted entirely to gay goings-on? That was [...]

Pride 2013: DFW Pride Movement hosts 5th annual event

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 10:00am

Nonprofit arm of Black Pride marks anniversary since breaking away from Dallas Southern Pride, which holds festivities on same weekend   ANNA WAUGH  |  News Editor DFW Pride Movement, the nonprofit organization that began hosting its own Black Pride events five years ago, will mark its anniversary this fall with special guests and first-ever events. [...]

Pride 2013: She’s got the Teen Pride Connection

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 9:55am

Amanda Robinson and Antionett Thomas’ Real Live Connection aims to prevent LGBT youth from making the same mistakes they did   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Amanda Robinson is the first to admit that her past isn’t one without blemishes. “I sold drugs from a young age,” she says matter-of-factly. “I was convicted of two [...]

Pride 2013: 5th time a charm for Voice of Pride winner

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 9:50am

Walter Cunningham on his singing idols, the most memorable moments from the 2013 competition — and what he plans to do with the prize money When his name was announced late on Aug. 11, Walter Cunningham had finally achieved a dream he’d had for five years: Winning the Voice of Pride competition, sponsored by the [...]

Pride 2013: Family firsts at Festival in Lee Park

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 9:45am

Inaugural Family Pride Zone for LGBT parents, children will include Cub Scout troop selling popcorn, which may be unprecedented   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer A Cub Scout troop selling popcorn will be part of a new Family Pride Zone section of the Festival in Lee Park on Sunday. Cub Scout mom Kim Bowles, who’s organizing [...]

Pride 2013: Cathedral puppets bring Pride to life

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 9:40am

Five-person teams will animate 12-foot, rainbow-colored marionettes designed by chuch member and nationally known puppeteer Dan Peeler DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Seven puppets each 12 feet tall will dance down Cedar Springs Road accompanied by more than 300 members of Cathedral of Hope as the church’s entry in the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade. [...]

Pride 2013: At 30, Pride sees new kind of fight

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 9:35am

Nudity warning from organizers angers some activists, threatens to overshadow anniversary of Dallas’ Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade   JOHN WRIGHT  |  Senior Editor Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will be absent for the first time in three years and the lawn of the iconic Melrose Hotel will be closed to spectators as the Alan Ross Texas [...]

COVER STORY: Dallas Pride 2013 preview issue

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 9:15am

  Click on the links to view stories from our Dallas Pride 2013 special section: At 30, Pride sees new kind of fight Cathedral puppets bring Pride to life Family firsts at Festival in Lee Park 5th time a charm for Voice of Pride winner She’s got the Teen Pride Connection DFW Pride Movement hosts 5th [...]