Obama visits to help Dallas heal

Posted on 15 Jul 2016 at 7:40am

The president was joined by VP Biden, G.W. Bush at a memorial service for fallen officers   David Taffet  |  Senior Staff Writer President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush — in Dallas to speak at the Tuesday, July 12 memorial service for the five officers killed July 7 following a Black Lives […]

DPD a model of de-escalation training

Posted on 15 Jul 2016 at 7:00am

But the rest of the country has a long way to go to catch up to Big D’s spirit of unity David Taffet  |  Senior Staff Writer Although the ambush of Dallas police officers took place barely a week ago, law enforcement is already using the event to examine its tactics, plans and community relations. […]

Tucker’s Gift

Posted on 15 Jul 2016 at 6:45am

New group provides food and vet services for pets of low income people with HIV   David Taffet  |  Senior Staff Writer A DFW Sisters novice wanted to raise some money to help people with HIV take care of their pets, but was unable to find a group doing that. Seeing a need, Cody and […]

Gay Agenda • 07-08-16

Posted on 08 Jul 2016 at 7:25am

• Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM with this week’s guest is former Dallas City councilwoman Veletta Lill; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community (UBE Connected) at 7 p.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month at 3116 Commerce St., Suite C; Core Group Meeting every […]

‘Safe’ spaces?

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 8:15am

In the wake of the mass shooting at Pulse, LGBT people are re-evaluating what ‘safe space’ means to them Mathew Shaw  |  Contributing Writer When Orlando resident Jordan Allison first heard of what happened at Pulse, the first person he reached out to was the guy he went on his first date with there. “Me […]

I went ape — and loved it

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 8:10am

Plano nature preserve is home to a new zip line park DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Deep in the jungles of Plano, Go Ape has created a zip line attraction that’s a whole barrel of fun. The attraction is designed for people who’ve never zip lined before, but is strenuous enough to be fun […]

Carter: Trans ban is lifted

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 7:55am

Laila Villanueva Ireland and her then-fiance, Logan Ireland, left met President Barack Obama during a June, 2015 reception at the White House. (Photo courtesy Logan Ireland) Declaring that it is the right thing to do, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday, June 30, that transgender people will be allowed to service openly in the […]

The Gay Agenda • 07-1-16

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 7:40am

­­­Have an event coming up? Email your information to Managing Editor Tammye Nash at nash@dallasvoice.com or Senior Staff Writer David Taffet at taffet@dallasvoice.com 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 playwright Buster Spiller; United Black Ellument […]

Trans athletes still excluded in Texas

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 7:55am

Despite threat of lawsuits, UIL doesn’t budge on exclusionary policy   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Contributing Writer The 32-member legislative council of the University Interscholastic League can’t say Rafael McDonnell didn’t try to educate the committee on Tuesday, June 14. McDonnell, the communications and advocacy manager of Resource Center, spoke to the statewide body overseeing high […]

Keeping our guard up

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 7:50am

‘If you see something, say something,’ minister, others advise   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer “We owe it to one another to be extra vigilant,” the Rev. Neil Cazares-Thomas said after suitcases were found outside the door of Cathedral of Hope on Sunday, June 19, just a week after 49 people were shot to […]