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 [...]

What changes after a 53-year engagement? Not much

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 7:45am

Jack Evans and George Harris married in February to make a statement to the Methodist church and support the Rev. Bill McElvaney rather than to solidify their relationship   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Not much has changed for Jack Evans, 84, and George Harris, 81, since they married in February. The most surprising thing [...]

Why I love drag queens

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 7:50am

I unabashedly and enthusiastically adore drag queens. Camp queens, beauty queens, lip-synchers, insult comedy emcees — If they are fantastic at their version of drag, I am absolutely on board. I will seek out a drag show in any city, at any bar, and if one is happening, I don’t understand why the plan would [...]

Mexico City shows off its Pride

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 6:55pm

Activist and former Dallasite Jesús Chairez reports in from Pasea de la Reforma By Jesús Chairez  |  Special Contributor A huge crowd attended Mexico City’s 36th annual Gay Pride Parade, officially known as the Marcha del Orgullo Lésbico, Gay, Bisexual, Transgénero, Travesti, Transexual e Intersexual, on June 28. Organizers had said they expected a million [...]

Historic Pride celebration at Fort Hood

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 6:50pm

Lesbian brigadier general addresses first Pride gathering at Texas Army base By Irene Andrews  |  Special Contributor History was made in Killeen, Texas, when Fort Hood, the largest Army base in the free world, held its first Pride month celebration on June 25. My wife and I carpooled with several LGBTQ and straight allies to [...]

Changing dining scene in Oak Lawn

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 6:45pm

New restaurants opening, but at least 1 landmark is closing its doors     DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Daily Juice is the latest entry in the Cedar Springs Road dining category. Located in the space formerly occupied by Buli, the outdoor patio remains recognizable, but the interior has undergone a complete makeover. Co-owner Joe [...]

Democrats welcome LGBT community at Dallas convention

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 6:28pm

Party calls reparative therapy ‘quackery’ and calls for ENDA, marriage equality and facilitating trans gender markers   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer The platform that emerged from the Democratic Convention held in Dallas on June 26–28 stands in stark contrast to that of the Texas Republican platform, which encouraged reparative therapy to “cure” gays. So [...]

Remembering the real Sally Ride

Posted on 27 Jun 2014 at 7:00am

Author Lynn Sherr writes about how the American astronaut kept her private life very private DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Sally Ride made history in 1983 when she became the first American woman in space. But when she died in 2012, it was one line in her obituary that dominated the news: “She is survived [...]

A ‘unique’ partnership

Posted on 27 Jun 2014 at 6:45am

Director of National Drug Policy Botticelli visits SMU counseling program at Resource Center   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Resource Center got a high-profile visitor this week when the White House’s Director of National Drug Policy Michael Botticelli dropped in for a tour of the facilities. Botticelli, who is gay and in addiction recovery, visited [...]

TX Pride roundup

Posted on 20 Jun 2014 at 9:00am

What you need to know about Pride events in Texas this month   Longview holds 1st Pride event GLBT Pride Festival in Longview takes place in Heritage Plaza in Downtown Longview on Saturday. Music, refreshments and local organizations and business from Longview, Tyler and the Shreveport area will have booths. DJ Cody Jack provides the [...]