The Gay Agenda • 07-31-15

Posted on 31 Jul 2015 at 7:55am

Have an event coming up? Email your information to staff writer James Russell at russell@dallasvoice.com by Thursday at 10 a.m. for that week’s issue. JULY • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. This week’s guest is Candy Marcum; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community at [...]

Married but not yet equal

Posted on 31 Jul 2015 at 7:40am

A Social Security office south of Oak Cliff refused to process a name change for a same-sex couple but a persistent effort forced them to relent   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Soon after marriage equality became law, partners Martin Guerra and Bill West decided to get married. They were, after all, constitutionally entitled [...]

The ‘Gift’ of family

Posted on 24 Jul 2015 at 8:00am

Lerone Landis wrote ‘Gabrielle’s Gift’ so his daughter could see herself and a family that looked like theirs   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Lerone Landis wanted a children’s book for his daughter that reflected his family’s diversity. It was harder than he expected. In fact, impossible. Landis and his husband, Danny Valle, had [...]

Love and money

Posted on 24 Jul 2015 at 7:50am

Marriage is about love but financial commitments, too   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Good news: a new survey reveals finances are at the top of same-sex couples’ minds. The survey, conducted by Wells Fargo in states where same-sex marriages were recognized before the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling, also give financial advisors insight into [...]

Physician, breed thyself

Posted on 24 Jul 2015 at 7:15am

Dallas fertility doctor helped many couples before he and his husband created their own family   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer As an obstetrician with a specialty in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, Julian Escobar has been helping others create families for years. Last year, he and his husband decided it was time to create [...]

The Gay Agenda • 07-17-15

Posted on 17 Jul 2015 at 8:00am

Have an event coming up? E-mail your information to staff writer James Russell at russell@dallasvoice.com by Thursday at 10 a.m. for that week’s issue. JULY • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. This week’s guest is attorney Lorie Burch; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community [...]

AHF sues Dallas County over Ryan White funding

Posted on 17 Jul 2015 at 7:45am

Agency claims county changed the rules — its story — several times through the bidding process   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer AIDS Healthcare Foundation filed a lawsuit against Dallas County this month for excluding it from receiving Ryan White funding to provide services to people HIV. AHF filed a grievance in March and [...]

Same-sex couples can now marry in most places in Texas

Posted on 17 Jul 2015 at 6:45am

Temper tantrums from county clerks are giving way to other types of protests against marriage equality   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Rusk County Clerk Joyce Lewis-Kugle became the first elected official in Texas to resign rather than issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Although others in her office were available to issue licenses, [...]

Ed-U-Care helps health professionals provide better care to LGBT elders

Posted on 10 Jul 2015 at 7:50am

DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer Ed-U-Care isn’t a health service provider. Instead, it provides education for health service providers. Founder and CEO Sharyn Fein said she started the organization because she cares about caregivers, especially caregivers for those in marginalized communities. As a former healthcare provider herself, she understands not all health professionals know [...]

The Gay Agenda • 07-10-15

Posted on 10 Jul 2015 at 7:45am

Have an event coming up? E-mail your information to staff writer James Russell at russell@dallasvoice.com by Thursday at 10 a.m. for that week’s issue. JULY • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. This week’s guest is activist Todd Whitley; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community [...]