TX Pride roundup

Posted on 20 Jun 2014 at 9:00am

What you need to know about Pride events in Texas this month   Longview holds 1st Pride event GLBT Pride Festival in Longview takes place in Heritage Plaza in Downtown Longview on Saturday. Music, refreshments and local organizations and business from Longview, Tyler and the Shreveport area will have booths. DJ Cody Jack provides the [...]

Dallas’ new diversity officer plans citywide program

Posted on 20 Jun 2014 at 8:50am

In newly-created position, North Texas newcomer Cheryl Orr still learning about city’s gay community ANNA WAUGH  |  Contributing Writer annamwaugh@gmail.com Cheryl Orr has spent more than two decades working in human resources, but she’s never quite had a position like the new role she’s taking on in Dallas. Orr moved here from Washington, D.C., in [...]

Chris Luna’s second act

Posted on 20 Jun 2014 at 8:40am

Away from politics for 17 years, the former out city councilman returns to the limelight as diversity advocate   DAVID TAFFET  | Staff Writer If you weren’t in Dallas in the 1990s, Chris Luna’s name might not ring a bell, even though he was a trailblazer in local politics. First elected to Dallas City Council [...]

What a difference a decade makes

Posted on 20 Jun 2014 at 8:30am

It’s been 11 years since Lawrence v. Texas, but the major advances in LGBT rights have taken place in the 12 months since Windsor   LISA KEEN  | Keen News Service editor@dallasvoice.com June 26 is the most historic date on the LGBT civil rights movement’s calendar for several reasons. It is the day, in 2003, [...]

Oh, what a feeling

Posted on 13 Jun 2014 at 7:55am

LGBT employes may lose rights, marital status with Toyota move DAVID TAFFET  | Staff Writer While the economic benefit of Toyota moving its headquarters from Los Angeles to Plano is good news for North Texas, current Toyota’s married LGBT employes may not happy about what they’ll lose when they relocate. Their marriages licenses will be [...]

Guest hosts entertain at Gaybingo

Posted on 06 Jun 2014 at 8:25am

Resource Center wants its monthly show at S4 to remain family friendly by keeping it light and fun DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Guest hosts will entertain at Gaybingo over the next few months as a search for a replacement for Valerie Jackson begins. Jackson said she was fired from hosting because of her [...]

A legacy of beauty — the passing of Bruce Wood

Posted on 30 May 2014 at 8:05am

ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  Many obits are respectful recitations of the cost of a life to the community, but the passing Wednesday night of my friend, Bruce Wood, at age 53, is far, far more personal. Bruce — whose next performance with the Bruce Wood Dance Project, Touch, is scheduled for June 12–13 at City Performance [...]

Will Houston’s nondiscrimination ordinance protect the trans community?

Posted on 30 May 2014 at 7:50am

After a two-week delay to consider amendments, HERO passed the Houston City Council   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer HOUSTON — A provision in Houston’s proposed equal rights ordinance that passed Wednesday provoked a protest outside Houston City Hall by 300 religious conservatives and caused some in the trans community to withhold support earlier in [...]

Dallas to mark Pride Month with citywide events

Posted on 30 May 2014 at 7:45am

For fourth year, a proclamation will be issued by city, and for third year in a row city, library partners for events all month long   ANNA WAUGH  |  News Editor For LGBT Dallasites, the options for social outings during National Pride Month in June only continue to grow. The city’s LGBT Task Force has [...]

Dallas Voice staff: Watershed moments

Posted on 16 May 2014 at 8:20am

  My passion started at Dallas Voice 20 years ago, when I worked hard to get an appointment with the major restaurant chain, TGI Friday’s on Lemmon Avenue. After much negotiation and effort, I was finally able to get a sit-down with its (straight) manager. We meet in the back at a small table and [...]