The first lesbian evangelist

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 7:00am

Minister who repeatedly provoked her church by performing same-sex weddings to speak at Cathedral of Hope DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer The Rev. Jane Spahr isn’t quite sure what she’ll talk about when she speaks at Cathedral of Hope on Sunday, Aug. 17. But it’s guaranteed she’ll get in a few good laughs. When Spahr [...]

6th Circuit panel hears 6 marriage cases

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 11:03am

Judges questions seem to signal that this could be the first appellate court recently to rule against marriage equality By Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service A three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals seemed to signal pretty clearly where they’re headed on the six marriage equality lawsuits they heard arguments in [...]

Kuchling Award winner Chet Flake dies

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 7:40am

The Rev. Bill McElvaney to stop treatment for his cancer and begin palliative care DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Longtime Dallas activist and volunteer Chet Flake has died. Flake is predeceased by his partner Bud Knight. Together, they won Black Tie Dinner’s Kuchling Award in 2011. The award was posthumous for Knight, who died in [...]

DFR opens investigation into allegations against paramedic

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 7:35am

LGBT advocates say if charges are true, paramedic’s behavior would be an anomaly in DFR   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer After a gay man injured in an altercation inside an Oak Lawn bar said he was refused treatment by paramedics because of blood on his head, Dallas Fire and Rescue has opened an internal [...]

Is this the world’s best automobile?

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 7:25am

Mercedes-Benz unleashes the S63 AMG, and American roadways may never be the same   CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer In 1991, when I was a high school senior, a teacher walked in and asked how much the new V12 -powered Mercedes 600SEL cost. I said, $126,000. He grinned and nodded. That was the price [...]

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 [...]