Always the right Price?

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 7:50am

For many years, John Wiley Price was the only advocate the LGBT community had on the Commissioners Court.   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer When Dallas County Commissioner Mike Cantrell introduced a resolution to remove Commissioner John Wiley Price from office at the court’s Tuesday, Aug. 26 meeting, the resolution died for lack of a [...]

Moving on up

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 7:50am

After more than 12 years in its current location, Dallas Voice is moving to more efficient space   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Dallas Voice Publisher Leo Cusimano said he’s excited about the newspaper’s move this week to a more efficient office space after nearly 12 years in it current location at 4145 Travis Street. [...]

Activist pastor dies

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 7:35am

From opposing the Vietnam War and marching with MLK to facing defrocking for performing a same-sex wedding, the Rev. Bill McElvaney was at the forefront of social issues   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer “I have, as is often said, flunked retirement several times,” the Rev. Bill McElvaney once said. McElvaney died on Aug. 24. [...]

Uplift Education institutes new anti-bullying policy

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 8:00am

Area advocacy groups help charter school network develop procedures   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer An area charter school operator began the new school year with a tough new anti-bullying policy that impacts 14 campuses and 10,000 students, thanks to the work of two area LGBT advocacy groups. The Resource Center’s Rafael McDonnell and Fairness [...]

Sisters refused entry to Gay Games

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 7:55am

Gay Games officials believe the incident involving a Cleveland police officer was isolated DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in Cleveland for the Gay Games this week say that a Cleveland police officer stopped them from handing out safe sex kits outside Q Arena and then forced them to [...]

The first lesbian evangelist

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 7:00am

Minister who repeatedly provoked her church by performing same-sex weddings to speak at Cathedral of Hope DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer The Rev. Jane Spahr isn’t quite sure what she’ll talk about when she speaks at Cathedral of Hope on Sunday, Aug. 17. But it’s guaranteed she’ll get in a few good laughs. When Spahr [...]

6th Circuit panel hears 6 marriage cases

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 11:03am

Judges questions seem to signal that this could be the first appellate court recently to rule against marriage equality By Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service A three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals seemed to signal pretty clearly where they’re headed on the six marriage equality lawsuits they heard arguments in [...]

Kuchling Award winner Chet Flake dies

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 7:40am

The Rev. Bill McElvaney to stop treatment for his cancer and begin palliative care DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Longtime Dallas activist and volunteer Chet Flake has died. Flake is predeceased by his partner Bud Knight. Together, they won Black Tie Dinner’s Kuchling Award in 2011. The award was posthumous for Knight, who died in [...]

DFR opens investigation into allegations against paramedic

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 7:35am

LGBT advocates say if charges are true, paramedic’s behavior would be an anomaly in DFR   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer After a gay man injured in an altercation inside an Oak Lawn bar said he was refused treatment by paramedics because of blood on his head, Dallas Fire and Rescue has opened an internal [...]

Is this the world’s best automobile?

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 7:25am

Mercedes-Benz unleashes the S63 AMG, and American roadways may never be the same   CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer autocasey@aol.com In 1991, when I was a high school senior, a teacher walked in and asked how much the new V12 -powered Mercedes 600SEL cost. I said, $126,000. He grinned and nodded. That was the price [...]