Jamming success

Posted on 18 Sep 2015 at 9:40am

The 20 presenting organizations behind the first Jennings Street Jam held Saturday, Sept. 12 in the parking lot of Club Reflection in Fort Worth had one goal: to promote safe sex. But only one group left with an award. Well, a drag queen left with an award. Each sponsor, if they wished, backed a drag [...]

Cowtown Leathermen honor members

Posted on 18 Sep 2015 at 9:35am

Fort Worth organization names Mr. Leathermen of the Year, wins Condom Queen of the Parking Lot award The Cowtown Leathermen kicked off their 32nd anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 12 with a celebration of safe sex, joining 19 other organizations for the first annual Jennings Street Jam in the parking lot of Fort Worth’s Club Reflection. [...]

What does Pride mean this year?

Posted on 18 Sep 2015 at 9:30am

The LGBT community is used to celebrating a victory by jumping into the next crisis. But this year we should take some time to celebrate DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer When the film The Dallas Buyers Club was released, National Public Radio interviewed Dallasite Mary Franklin, who ran the Resource Center Food Pantry during [...]

The rest of the holidays

Posted on 18 Sep 2015 at 9:25am

On the second day of Rosh Hashanah, members of Congregation Beth El Binah gathered along Turtle Creek to perform a Tashlich service — the casting away of sins by symbolically tossing pieces of bread into a moving body of water. The service ended with Jeff Zigman blasting the shofar, a rams horn. High holiday services [...]

The unstoppable Laurie Seidel

Posted on 18 Sep 2015 at 9:20am

Dallas native, out lesbian, humble to a fault, doctor and proud   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Laurie Seidel was a Greenhill School junior scribbling a math equation on the classroom board during her lunch period when poetry teacher Linda Woolley walked in. “I said, ‘Laurie, you know I’m going to have erase this, right?” [...]

Out & Equal returns to the Anatole

Posted on 18 Sep 2015 at 9:15am

The Workplace Summit includes CEOs and celebrities committed to workplace diversity DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Hollywood’s been debating lately about whether or not there could be a gay James Bond. At Out & Equal’s Workplace Summit taking place at the Hilton Anatole on Oct. 6-8, the executive director of the CIA will be [...]

Legacy of service

Posted on 18 Sep 2015 at 9:05am

Historic Denton church promotes HIV/AIDS awareness JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer St. James African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church, at 140 years old, is the oldest in Denton and third oldest in the state. And it is gaining notoriety for its groundbreaking efforts to increase HIV/AIDS awareness and education in the church. According to Nita Thurman’s [...]

Unified in moving forward

Posted on 18 Sep 2015 at 9:00am

Dallas Southern Pride building bridges as it continues to grow Tammye Nash  | Managing Editor Having a separate Black Pride is not about being apart from the mainstream community. It’s about celebrating what is unique about the African-American same-gender-loving community, organizers say. And Dallas’ annual black Pride celebration, known as Dallas Southern Pride, has become [...]

Getting in the (Family Pride) Zone

Posted on 18 Sep 2015 at 8:45am

  Family Pride Zone returns to Dallas Pride’s Festival in the Park this weekend, and organizers are promising the family-centered activities are here to stay. Family Pride Zone will be a fenced-off area inside the section of Reverchon Park that will be fenced in to hold the Festival in the Park, from noon to 7 [...]

Pride Parties

Posted on 18 Sep 2015 at 8:40am

• Score: Pride Edition 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18 At Dallas Eagle, 5740 Maple Ave. A presentation of The Dallas Purple Party Features DJ Justin Ryan $5 donation DallasPurpleParty.com DallasEagle.com • Shine: The Dallas Pride Pool Party 2-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 At SISU Uptown Resort, 2508 Maple Ave. A presentation of The Dallas [...]