Gay Agenda • 09-23-16

Posted on 23 Sep 2016 at 7:20am

­­­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. This week’s guest is attorney Rebecca Covell; United Black Ellument hosts […]

Changing and correcting

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 9:10am

McDonnell seeks changes with Collin County jail after gay deputy harassed, fired   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Contributing Writer After reading about Derek Boyd, the gay former Collin County corrections officer who lost his job after publicly accusing two nurses working at the jail of harassing him, Rafael McDonnell, communications and advocacy manager for Resource Center, […]

AIDS Arms presents 7 papers at Ryan White conference

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 9:05am

The Dallas agency offered insight into their successful treatment of Hep C, homelessness and more to control HIV       DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Seven scientific studies written by 11 staff members were presented at the 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment in Washington, D.C. in August. The […]

Help in creating healthy behavior

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 9:00am

Resource Center’s new counseling program growing quickly, director says   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Officials with Resource Center’s new Behavioral Health Program this week said the program builds on the agency’s existing counseling program, expanding it beyond what’s been offered in the past. “We’re seeing greater need than in the past,” said Program […]

Gay man found dead near Peabody Clinic

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 9:00am

  DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Dallas Police are investigating the murder of Mitchell Polk, a gay man whose body found Aug. 23 outside an abandoned, boarded-up building off Peabody Avenue in South Dallas, near AIDS Arms’ Peabody Clinic. Polk’s body was reportedly found naked with a gash in his head. The body remained […]

Former FW resident killed in Miami

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 8:55am

Tom Lang, husband of former Samaritan House CEO, has died after a confrontation with a homeless man DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer A homeless man in Miami has been charged with murder in connection with the death of Tom Lang, 71, husband of former Samaritan House CEO Steve Dutton. Police arrested Evans Celestin, 38, […]

Family Pride Zone expands

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 8:55am

DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer After a successful return of the Family Pride Zone last year, this year’s space will be bigger with more entertainment. One addition to the Family Pride Zone is Choo Choo Express, a train that will circle the perimeter of the covered playground area throughout the day. Puppeteer Dennis Lee […]

Before Stonewall

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 8:50am

A look at the earliest roots of the LGBT equality movement in the U.S., and the evolution of Pride Dallas’ LGBT community will celebrate the 2016 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 18, marking the commemoration of New York City’s Stonewall Riots in June 1969 and a special moment in Texas’ gay […]

Pride parade goes international

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 8:45am

UK, Canada standing up for LGBT rights in Dallas, worldwide Karen Bell  |  British Consul General and Sara Wilshaw  |  Canadian Consul General This weekend the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade, Dallas’ annual Pride parade, will showcase new, international friends. For the first time since the celebration began 33 years ago, two foreign governments — […]

Marching with Pride for breast health

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 8:40am

Solis Mammography wants to bring its message encouraging regular check-ups to the LGBT community   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Solis Mammography is sponsoring a float in the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade in an attempt to bring greater breast cancer awareness to the lesbian community. James Polfreman, CEO of Solis Mammography, said he […]