Pet of the week • 06-10-16

Posted on 10 Jun 2016 at 7:35am

  Black Bean is a beautiful girl, a little over a year old, with medium-length hair. She was raised in a home with small children and a small dog, and got along with everyone. She loves to cuddle and is waiting on a happy forever home. Other pets are available for adoption from Operation Kindness, […]

EqTx names new chief development director

Posted on 10 Jun 2016 at 7:30am

  From Staff Reports Officials with Equality Texas this week announced that Collin Acock has been named the organization’s new chief development officer, effective June 1. Equality Texas CEO Chuck Smith praised Acock’s “outstanding skills and … proven track record in nonprofit management and fundraising,” adding, “He is an excellent communicator who will provide leadership […]

Mesquite approves EEOC ordinance

Posted on 10 Jun 2016 at 6:45am

Texas Values email claiming ordinance affects public bathrooms prompts packed house at council meeting   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor “I’m sorry to disappoint everyone, but this isn’t the bathroom war,” Mesquite’s Deputy Mayor Pro Tem and Place 2 Councilman Jeff Casper declared, as the city council began discussion Monday night of a new policy […]

Weddings • 06-03-16

Posted on 06 Jun 2016 at 9:46am

Obituary • 06-03-16

Posted on 03 Jun 2016 at 8:05am

A memorial service for Herbert Neal Wigley, 87, will be held Sunday, June 5, 2016, at 3 p.m. at White Rock Community Church, 9353 Garland Road in Dallas. Known to his beloved friends as “Daddy Herb” and “Papa,” Wigley died Nov. 15, 2014, in Dallas. He was born to Hubert M. Wigley and Bernice K. […]

Pet of the Week • 06-03-16

Posted on 03 Jun 2016 at 8:00am

  Evangeline is a three-month-old retriever mix. At 18 pounds already, she is going to be a big dog when she is fully grown. She has a sweet smile and loves to play and be with her people. Evangeline will be a wonderful companion for her new family. Other pets are available for adoption from […]

The Gay Agenda • 06-03-16

Posted on 03 Jun 2016 at 7:55am

­­­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 with this week’s guest is Sheriff Lupe Valdez; United Black Ellument […]

Lone Star Pride

Posted on 03 Jun 2016 at 7:50am

A calendar of Pride celebrations in Texas   June is National LGBT Pride Month, and one of Texas’ largest Pride celebrations happens at the end of the month in Houston. Abilene’s P-FLAG chapter will celebrate in June, too. But other cities in the Lone Star State have moved their Pride celebrations til later in the […]

Raffle for vintage motorcycle to benefit Bryan’s House

Posted on 03 Jun 2016 at 7:45am

  From Staff Reports Bryan’s House Heroes presents BBQ, Band and Brews, a fundraiser for Bryan’s House, on Sunday, June 5, from 1-3 p.m. at Local Moto+Provisions, 1605 N. Beckley Ave. in Dallas. The event includes live music from the Jonny Mack Trio and a raffle for a vintage 1975 Honda CB360, custom built by […]

Jesse Helms redux?

Posted on 03 Jun 2016 at 7:40am

House GOP votes down bill with pro-LGBT amendment   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service While the nation’s attention is riveted to the increasingly bizarre presidential campaign or eagerly counts down the days to when the livin’ is easy, Congress has returned to a business-as-usual battle over LGBT issues brought up inside funding measures. […]