Trans woman settles housing case

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 7:50am

Cedar Creek Lake couple say they were pressured by DOJ to accept mediated settlement rather than take case to trial to set legal precedent   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer A transgender woman and her partner have settled a lawsuit alleging unfair housing practices by an Athens RV park owner. The Cedar Creek Lake-area couple [...]

MetroBall raises record amount for GDMAF

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 7:45am

Razzle Dazzle Dallas breaks even; organization rethinks June Pride   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer While MetroBall raised a record $47,240 for the Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund at its June 6 event, the Razzle Dazzle Dallas main event, held the next night, was not financially successful, organizers have announced. MetroBall and Razzle Dazzle Dallas [...]

Hunting for justice

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 7:40am

A Plano man attacked by a roommate’s dog says homophobia in the Plano PD stalled his case   JAMES RUSSELL | Staff Writer When Hal Wallace went to the emergency room on June 29 following an attack by his roommate’s dog, he and his husband, Johnathon DeJarnett, had a hunch the dog had been goaded [...]

Married — at last

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 10:38am

  Del Wilson and Keith Dishman recently traveled to Massachusetts to be legally married after almost 35 years as a couple. As part of our 2014 Family Life issue, Wilson answered a few quick questions for Dallas Voice. Dallas Voice: How long have you been together? Del Wilson: We have been together for nearly 35 [...]

Is Dallas behind on LGBT elder care?

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 7:50am

Despite gains, local advocates still see room for improvement for LGBT elders JAMES RUSSELL | Staff Writer Death is already an emotional issue. Some have years to prepare. Others have mere weeks. But while a diagnosis doesn’t discriminate, some local advocates for LGBT elders say that many local facilities often do. “In terms of LGBT [...]

What changes after a 53-year engagement? Not much

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 7:45am

Jack Evans and George Harris married in February to make a statement to the Methodist church and support the Rev. Bill McElvaney rather than to solidify their relationship   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Not much has changed for Jack Evans, 84, and George Harris, 81, since they married in February. The most surprising thing [...]

Why I love drag queens

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 7:50am

I unabashedly and enthusiastically adore drag queens. Camp queens, beauty queens, lip-synchers, insult comedy emcees — If they are fantastic at their version of drag, I am absolutely on board. I will seek out a drag show in any city, at any bar, and if one is happening, I don’t understand why the plan would [...]

Mexico City shows off its Pride

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 6:55pm

Activist and former Dallasite Jesús Chairez reports in from Pasea de la Reforma By Jesús Chairez  |  Special Contributor A huge crowd attended Mexico City’s 36th annual Gay Pride Parade, officially known as the Marcha del Orgullo Lésbico, Gay, Bisexual, Transgénero, Travesti, Transexual e Intersexual, on June 28. Organizers had said they expected a million [...]

Historic Pride celebration at Fort Hood

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 6:50pm

Lesbian brigadier general addresses first Pride gathering at Texas Army base By Irene Andrews  |  Special Contributor History was made in Killeen, Texas, when Fort Hood, the largest Army base in the free world, held its first Pride month celebration on June 25. My wife and I carpooled with several LGBTQ and straight allies to [...]

Changing dining scene in Oak Lawn

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 6:45pm

New restaurants opening, but at least 1 landmark is closing its doors     DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Daily Juice is the latest entry in the Cedar Springs Road dining category. Located in the space formerly occupied by Buli, the outdoor patio remains recognizable, but the interior has undergone a complete makeover. Co-owner Joe [...]