Facing up to controversy

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:55am

Davis’ ‘wheelchair ad’ invigorates disabled LGBTs and allied Democrats James Russell  |  Staff Writer russell@dallasvoice.com “A tree fell on Greg Abbott. He sued and got millions,” intones a narrator in an ominous voice, speaking over an image of an empty wheelchair. Those first five seconds of a 32-second television advertisement released last weekend by Sen. [...]

Cliff dwelling

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:50am

The city’s oldest home tour includes 10 homes, four of them built right into the cliff   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League tour of homes includes three homes south of Kiest Park this year, the most in those neighborhoods in the tour’s history. Former OOCCL President Michael Amonett [...]

Dallas, Fort Worth offer transportation alternatives

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 8:00am

Zipcar in Dallas and B Cycle in Fort Worth give residents options in getting around town   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Need to run a quick errand and don’t have a car? Then check out a car at the Oak Lawn branch of the Dallas Public Library. But you’ll need more than just your [...]

PRIDE Calendar

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 7:55am

 OCTOBER   • Through Oct. 12: QCinema Film Festival Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N. Main St., Fort Worth. QCinema.org. • Oct. 11: National Coming Out Day   • Oct. 12: Jennings Street Festival Jennings Avenue between Pennsylvania Ave. and W. Cannon. 2–8 p.m. benefits AIDS Outreach Center.   • Oct. 12: Spirit Day Stand with [...]

By leaps and bounds

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 7:45am

A cascade of rulings jump the number of marriage equality states from 19 to 30-plus in less than a week Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service A unanimous three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Oct. 7, struck down state bans against marriage for same-sex couples in Nevada and Idaho. [...]

Walking for life

Posted on 06 Oct 2014 at 6:45am

AIDS Arms uses LifeWalk funds to adapt programs to the changing HIV landscape   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com As the Affordable Care Act helps more people find health coverage, some people with HIV find they can’t afford their policies’ enormous deductibles and co-pays. Funds raised by LifeWalk this year, taking place Sunday, Oct. [...]

Shining a light in the dark

Posted on 03 Oct 2014 at 8:10am

North Texas Out of the Darkness walk designed to educate, bring awareness to the issue of suicide By Mathew Shaw  |  Contributing Writer nash@dallasvoice.com To bring awareness to the issue of suicide and to raise funds for suicide research, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s North Texas chapter hosts its annual Out of the Darkness [...]

prepared

Posted on 03 Oct 2014 at 8:05am

Attorneys Whitley, Duggan leading seminar on LGBT estate planning as part of SOLID TALK series   JENNY BLOCK  |Contributing Writernash@dallasvoice.com   It’s no secret that the LGBT community faces added challenges when it comes to legally protecting ourselves and our families. That is particularly true when it comes to handling our assets while we’re alive, [...]

Use your voice: Vote

Posted on 03 Oct 2014 at 7:00am

  Monday, Oct. 6 is last day to register in time to vote this November James Russell  |  Staff Writer russell@dallasvoice.com   If you want to vote in the Nov. 4 general election in Texas but have not gotten around to registering, you still have time. But not that much time. To be eligible to [...]

Ready for the big leagues

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 8:30am

Dallas businessman Dr. David Alameel takes on incumbent Sen. John Cornyn and ‘the establishment’ in both parties   James Russell  |  Staff Writer Dallas businessman and dentist David Alameel is no stranger to Texas politics. He has donated to both Democrats and Republicans and in 2012 ran for the Democratic nomination for a new congressional [...]