Pride Calendar • 11-21-14

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 at 7:35am

Happy Thanksgiving from The Dallas Voice   NOVEMBER • Nov. 21: Marc Veasey’s second annual 33rd Congressional District Job Fair Mountainview Community College, Building E Lobby, 4849 W. Illinois Ave. 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Free and open to the public. • Nov. 22: TAG Adopt a Highway Tyler Area Gays performs its quarterly highway cleanup. Meet [...]

Texas marriage equality group forms

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 at 7:30am

New lawsuit challenging state’s marriage ban is filed James Russell  |  Staff Writer On the heels of the latest lawsuit challenging Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage, Freedom to Marry, in partnership with Equality Texas, launched a new campaign Nov. 18 intended to galvanize support for marriage equality. Texas for Marriage will coalesce the growing bipartisan [...]

Pride Calender • 11-14-14

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 8:00am

NOVEMBER •     Nov. 14: Wanda Sykes with Keith Robinson Majestic Theater, 1925 Elm St. 8 p.m. Tickets available at •     Nov. 15: Black Tie Dinner Dallas Sheraton Hotel, 400 N. Olive St. $400. 6 p.m.–midnight. •     Nov. 15: AIDS Outreach Center Garage Sale Donations accepted 7 a.m.-4 p.m. on Nov. 13 [...]

LGBT protections still lacking in Texas

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 7:35am

Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth top Texas cities in HRC Municipal Equality Index James Russell  |  Staff Writer A new report assessing LGBT inclusion in municipal law and policy released on Wednesday, Nov. 12, revealed only three of the 22 surveyed Texas cities achieved perfect or near perfect scores. The Human Rights Campaign’s 2014 Municipal Equality [...]

Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead to retire

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 7:30am

Halstead praised by numerous local LGBT leaders in face of obstacles   James Russell  |  Staff Writer Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead announced his retirement on Tuesday, Nov. 11, leaving behind a legacy praised by many LGBT community leaders, who applauded his commitment to the LGBT community. “He was one of the best things [...]

Davis, Van de Putte fall to Republicans

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 7:50am

Patrick’s win puts a question mark over the Senate, but is the House getting friendlier? Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Texas remains red and Texas Democrats have a severe case of the blues following midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 4, in which Republican candidates swept all the statewide races. But Daniel Williams, field organizer and [...]

Dallas County bucks Texas’ red voting trend

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 7:45am

Republican won countywide election for DA, but in other races, Democrats won by wide margins DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer If Dallas politics represented politics throughout the rest of Texas, national news outlets would be reporting a Democratic landslide in the governor’s race that swept in a slate of new faces. In Dallas County, Wendy [...]

Election outcome dismays Dems; gay GOPer optimistic

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 7:40am

LGBT activists worry about state, national politics after Tuesday   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer “Texas took a further right-turn Tuesday night, which is a real set back for women, minorities and the LGBT community here in Texas,” Stonewall Democrats of Dallas President Jay Narey said of the mid-term election results. “If there was a [...]

Connecting to Care

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 8:00am

Trans Pride Initiative’s health fair, held in conjunction with Parkland, is open to the entire community DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer When Cd Kirven attended last year’s Trans Health Fair, she just wanted to support the Trans Pride Initiative’s event. She and organizer Nell Gaither had been working together on the Dallas City Council’s LGBT [...]

Scam artist working Cedar Springs bars

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 7:55am

DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer A man posing as a modeling agent has been scamming men at bars along Cedar Springs Road with promises of travel and a modeling career, Dallas Police officials warn. One victim had his credit ruined but claims another had his identity stolen and bank account drained. Dallas LGBT Police Liaison [...]