Connecting to Care

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 8:00am

Trans Pride Initiative’s health fair, held in conjunction with Parkland, is open to the entire community DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer When Cd Kirven attended last year’s Trans Health Fair, she just wanted to support the Trans Pride Initiative’s event. She and organizer Nell Gaither had been working together on the Dallas City Council’s LGBT [...]

Scam artist working Cedar Springs bars

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 7:55am

DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer A man posing as a modeling agent has been scamming men at bars along Cedar Springs Road with promises of travel and a modeling career, Dallas Police officials warn. One victim had his credit ruined but claims another had his identity stolen and bank account drained. Dallas LGBT Police Liaison [...]

Rapid changes make keeping score difficult

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 7:35am

In just two weeks, the number of marriage equality states jumped from 19 to 32, but Texas is not among them DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Four U.S. Courts of Appeals have yet to weigh in on marriage equality. Of the 11 districts, these remaining courts — 5th, 6th, 8th and 11th — are generally [...]

Facing up to controversy

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:55am

Davis’ ‘wheelchair ad’ invigorates disabled LGBTs and allied Democrats James Russell  |  Staff Writer “A tree fell on Greg Abbott. He sued and got millions,” intones a narrator in an ominous voice, speaking over an image of an empty wheelchair. Those first five seconds of a 32-second television advertisement released last weekend by Sen. [...]

Cliff dwelling

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:50am

The city’s oldest home tour includes 10 homes, four of them built right into the cliff   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League tour of homes includes three homes south of Kiest Park this year, the most in those neighborhoods in the tour’s history. Former OOCCL President Michael Amonett [...]

Dallas, Fort Worth offer transportation alternatives

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 8:00am

Zipcar in Dallas and B Cycle in Fort Worth give residents options in getting around town   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Need to run a quick errand and don’t have a car? Then check out a car at the Oak Lawn branch of the Dallas Public Library. But you’ll need more than just your [...]

PRIDE Calendar

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 7:55am

 OCTOBER   • Through Oct. 12: QCinema Film Festival Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N. Main St., Fort Worth. • Oct. 11: National Coming Out Day   • Oct. 12: Jennings Street Festival Jennings Avenue between Pennsylvania Ave. and W. Cannon. 2–8 p.m. benefits AIDS Outreach Center.   • Oct. 12: Spirit Day Stand with [...]

By leaps and bounds

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 7:45am

A cascade of rulings jump the number of marriage equality states from 19 to 30-plus in less than a week Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service A unanimous three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Oct. 7, struck down state bans against marriage for same-sex couples in Nevada and Idaho. [...]

Walking for life

Posted on 06 Oct 2014 at 6:45am

AIDS Arms uses LifeWalk funds to adapt programs to the changing HIV landscape   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer As the Affordable Care Act helps more people find health coverage, some people with HIV find they can’t afford their policies’ enormous deductibles and co-pays. Funds raised by LifeWalk this year, taking place Sunday, Oct. [...]

Shining a light in the dark

Posted on 03 Oct 2014 at 8:10am

North Texas Out of the Darkness walk designed to educate, bring awareness to the issue of suicide By Mathew Shaw  |  Contributing Writer To bring awareness to the issue of suicide and to raise funds for suicide research, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s North Texas chapter hosts its annual Out of the Darkness [...]