Obituary • 03-24-17

Posted on 24 Mar 2017 at 7:40am

Craig Howard Quinonez passed away peacefully after a brave but short battle with cancer on Thursday, March 16, 2017. He was fortunate enough to be surrounded by his family and friends in his final days. Craig was born on May 25, 1967, in Torrence, Calif., and moved to Dallas in 1992.  He was a great […]

The gay agenda • 03-24-17

Posted on 24 Mar 2017 at 7:35am

Have an event coming up? Email your information to Managing Editor Tammye Nash at or Senior Staff Writer David Taffet at 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; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community […]

Showing respect for the dead, even when the family doesn’t

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 9:20am

As possibly the only transgender funeral director in the area, Scottlynd Cosgrove  would like others in his field to learn what’s appropriate when dealing with a trans body   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer As far as Scottlynd Cosgrove can tell, he’s the only licensed embalmer and funeral home director who has transitioned. And […]

A new kind of candidate

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 9:15am

Congressional candidate Danielle Pellet looks for ways to untangle political issues that will solve several problems at once   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor For most people, the issues facing the U.S. today seem as difficult as a Gordian knot. But Danielle Pellet says the trick to unraveling the knot is recognizing that seemingly unrelated […]

Equality rights vs. religious liberty

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 9:10am

LGBT advocates worry that SCOTUS nominee Gorsuch will fall on the wrong side of that line   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service The big question for the LGBT community over the next week is not so much whether President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court will be confirmed; he almost certainly will […]

Sean Baugh: Servant leader

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 9:05am

His humble approach to leadership is what attracts people to the chorale’s talented conductor   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Turtle Creek Chorale Artistic Director Sean Baugh isn’t the larger-than-life figure one of his predecessors was. Those who work with him at the chorale and at Cathedral of Hope, where he serves as associate […]

Fun on the high seas

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 9:00am

Finding the gays — and the welcoming straights — on generic cruises   David Webb  |  The Rare Reporter Sitting in the Ocean View bar of Holland America’s Zuiderdam somewhere in the Caribbean over the 2016 Christmas holidays, I engaged in one of my favorite pastimes — eavesdropping on the conversations around me. I […]

Gender clinic opens in Austin

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 8:40am

THA puts together services and offers them at no charge DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Texas Health Action, an Austin non-profit that promotes sexual wellness, opened its doors to its gender clinic a little more than a week ago with an appointment for one client. By the next day, they were booked through June. […]

Easter in the Park celebrates its 50th year

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 8:35am

The Pooch Parade is always one of the most popular parts of the Easter in the Park celebration. (Photo by Chuck Marcelo) DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Easter in the Park, which first took place at Lee Park in 1967, celebrates its 50th anniversary on April 16. LeeAnne Locken from Real Housewives of Dallas […]

Pet of the week • 03-17-17

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 8:25am

Meet Molly Ann, an 8-year-old domestic shorthair mix with gorgeous Torbie-colored fur and striking green eyes. She can be a little timid when meeting new people, but once you spend some time with her, she’s a total love. She adores being scratched on her head and neck, and is happy to lie idly while you […]