Trans athletes still excluded in Texas

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 7:55am

Despite threat of lawsuits, UIL doesn’t budge on exclusionary policy   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Contributing Writer The 32-member legislative council of the University Interscholastic League can’t say Rafael McDonnell didn’t try to educate the committee on Tuesday, June 14. McDonnell, the communications and advocacy manager of Resource Center, spoke to the statewide body overseeing high [...]

Keeping our guard up

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 7:50am

‘If you see something, say something,’ minister, others advise   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer “We owe it to one another to be extra vigilant,” the Rev. Neil Cazares-Thomas said after suitcases were found outside the door of Cathedral of Hope on Sunday, June 19, just a week after 49 people were shot to [...]

The Gay Agenda • 06-24-16

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 7:40am

  ­­­Have an event coming up? Email your information to Managing Editor Tammye Nash at nash@dallasvoice.com or Senior Staff Writer David Taffet at taffet@dallasvoice.com by Wednesday at 5 p.m. for that week’s issue. • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM with this week’s guest is Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez; United [...]

Orlando comes together to help, to heal

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 8:35am

  When Orlando residents awoke to learn the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history took place at a gay nightclub in their city overnight, many reacted with shock and disbelief. “I was stunned,” said Robin Brown, a former Amnesty International official who retired and moved to the Florida community nine years ago from Washington, D.C. [...]

It’s not OK any more

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 8:30am

Remembering the names from Orlando   Jason Walker  |  Special Contributor nash@dallasvoice.com I woke up Sunday morning wondering why my professor for the summer course I’m taking waited so long to post this week’s assignments. He only gives us until Thursday evening to complete them and turn them in and now it’s Sunday already and [...]

Laying down the law

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 8:25am

Dallas County’s sheriff and the DCSO LGBT liaison officer don’t let their lesbian identity affect their jobs as law officers   Mat Shaw  |  Contributing Writer nash@dallasvoice.com Dallas County sheriff Lupe Valdez is the only out Latina lesbian sheriff in the United States. Still, she said, she should be judged by how good she is [...]

The girl in the picture

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 8:25am

  I came home from work on Wednesday, June 15, exhausted. It has been a terrible week. I let my dog out to run and flopped on my bed and logged on to Facebook. There was a picture that had been shared over and over and over. It was taken at the Legacy Of Love [...]

We are the champions

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 8:20am

  Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Dallas’ Lost Souls rugby team is only four years old, but the Souls have already made a name for themselves as a championship-caliber team with their victory in Division III of the 2016 Mark Kendall Bingham Memorial Cup competition, held Memorial Day weekend in Nashville. The Division III championship [...]

The Gay Agenda • 06-17-16

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 8:05am

  ­­­Have an event coming up? Email your information to Managing Editor Tammye Nash at nash@dallasvoice.com or Senior Staff Writer David Taffet at taffet@dallasvoice.com by Wednesday at 5 p.m. for that week’s issue. • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM with this week’s guest is TransGriot editor Monica Roberts; United [...]

The Gay Agenda • 06-10-16

Posted on 10 Jun 2016 at 7:45am

­­­Have an event coming up? Email your information to Managing Editor Tammye Nash at nash@dallasvoice.com or Senior Staff Writer David Taffet at taffet@dallasvoice.com by Wednesday at 5 p.m. for that week’s issue. • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM with this week’s guest is Buster Spiller; United Black Ellument hosts [...]