Ready for the big leagues

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 8:30am

Dallas businessman Dr. David Alameel takes on incumbent Sen. John Cornyn and ‘the establishment’ in both parties   James Russell  |  Staff Writer Dallas businessman and dentist David Alameel is no stranger to Texas politics. He has donated to both Democrats and Republicans and in 2012 ran for the Democratic nomination for a new congressional [...]

Support times 5

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 8:25am

Resource Center recognizes supporters, LGBT allies with 5 Factor Awards   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Since Resource Center began honoring people who’ve supported the agency with the 5 Factor Awards, the categories have changed. What hasn’t changed is how a variety and combination of talents blend to make Resource Center successful. “We couldn’t do [...]

Pride around North Texas

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 8:10am

Pride in the Metroplex doesn’t begin — or end — with the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade on Sunday   James Russell  |  Staff Writer Teen Pride Organizer Amanda Robinson hopes for a big turn out for this year’s Teen Pride. And if the turnout for the Sept. 14 “Inspirational Sunday” event at Cathedral of [...]

World Series returns to Dallas

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 8:05am

Players from 45 cities representing 168 of the 800 NAGAAA teams will be in Dallas for the week-long Gay Softball World Series   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer More than 4,500 softball players and fans from 45 North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance member cities are expected in Dallas Sept. 22-27 for the 2014 Gay [...]

PRIDE Calendar

Posted on 12 Sep 2014 at 8:10am

September • Through Sept. 14: Play Pride Festival Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 N. Tyler St. $15–$20. • Through Sept. 20: Pride Performing Arts Festival Uptown Players, Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. • Sept. 13. Car Wash for LifeWalk Team Heart Throckmorton at Cedar Springs, in the parking lot behind Zinni’s [...]

Fort Worth City Council backs Police Chief Halstead

Posted on 12 Sep 2014 at 8:05am

The move comes after a local police association calls for Halstead’s  resignation   James Russell  |  Staff Writer Members of the Fort Worth City Council this week reaffirmed their support for Police Chief Jeff Halstead despite calls for his resignation from one local police officers’ association. The move came during the council’s executive session on [...]

Always the right Price?

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 7:50am

For many years, John Wiley Price was the only advocate the LGBT community had on the Commissioners Court.   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer When Dallas County Commissioner Mike Cantrell introduced a resolution to remove Commissioner John Wiley Price from office at the court’s Tuesday, Aug. 26 meeting, the resolution died for lack of a [...]

Moving on up

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 7:50am

After more than 12 years in its current location, Dallas Voice is moving to more efficient space   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Dallas Voice Publisher Leo Cusimano said he’s excited about the newspaper’s move this week to a more efficient office space after nearly 12 years in it current location at 4145 Travis Street. [...]

Activist pastor dies

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 7:35am

From opposing the Vietnam War and marching with MLK to facing defrocking for performing a same-sex wedding, the Rev. Bill McElvaney was at the forefront of social issues   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer “I have, as is often said, flunked retirement several times,” the Rev. Bill McElvaney once said. McElvaney died on Aug. 24. [...]

Uplift Education institutes new anti-bullying policy

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 8:00am

Area advocacy groups help charter school network develop procedures   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer An area charter school operator began the new school year with a tough new anti-bullying policy that impacts 14 campuses and 10,000 students, thanks to the work of two area LGBT advocacy groups. The Resource Center’s Rafael McDonnell and Fairness [...]