Lobbying for equality

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 7:35am

About 90 people talked to legislators on family advocacy day, while equality opponents demonstrated on the Capitol steps   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer As members of the LGBT community and allies prepared to lobby legislators at the Capitol in Austin on Monday, March 23, anti-gay protesters gathered on the Capitol steps to hear [...]

The Gay Agenda 03-20-15

Posted on 20 Mar 2015 at 11:16am

MARCH • Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. • March 21: Tarrant County AIDS Walk Takes place 9 a.m.-12:30 pm at Trinity Park Pavilion, 2300 W. 7th Street, Fort Worth. Registration at 9 a.m. $20. Benefits AIDS Outreach Center. Register at Bit.ly/AOCAIDSWalk. • March 21: AIDS Walk South Dallas Takes place [...]

Local Briefs • 03-20-15

Posted on 20 Mar 2015 at 8:35am

Dallas Red 2015 launches Dallas Red Foundation, Red Hot & Ready: The 2015 Launch Party takes place from 8-10 p.m. March 20, at 4123 Cedar Springs Road. Cocktails will be provided complimentary by Equality Vodka, with DJ Sno White and DJ Kayla Kruz spinning. A $20 donation is suggested at the door. The Dallas Red [...]

Injured pedestrian finally gets his day in court

Posted on 20 Mar 2015 at 8:15am

DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Lynn Bainbridge’s civil lawsuit against the pizza delivery driver who ran over him on Cedar Springs Road in December 2011 has been set for trial in July. So far, Bainbridge has received no compensation. The driver was delivering pizza and admitted he was on the phone with the Pizza [...]

‘Quitters never Win’

Posted on 20 Mar 2015 at 8:10am

Every day, Deneen Robinson lives out the credo she learned from her grandmother   Raul Juarez  |  Intern intern@dallasvoice.com Deneen Robinson is a peaceful soul, but her life story is more remarkable than what her calm personality might indicate. Robinson, 48, believes that “Individuals must have a right to dignity, and to live a life [...]

Legislative round-up

Posted on 20 Mar 2015 at 8:05am

Flurry of last-minute bills advance, hinder LGBT equality   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Bill filing season ended in the Texas Legislature on Friday, March 13, and the last day predictably featured a slew of last-minute bills being filed. Some are welcome surprises; some are predictably eye-rolling ridiculous. Despite the knee-jerk bills filed in reaction [...]

The Gay Agenda • 03-13-15

Posted on 13 Mar 2015 at 7:50am

MARCH • Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. • March 13-14: End with Red: A Time for Solidarity The Afiya Center’s second annual weekend fundraiser and symposium on the reproductive justice movement includes dinner with a presentation by guest speaker Byllye Avery at 6 p.m. on Friday. Faith-based roundtable discussion on [...]

The Gay Agenda • 03-06-15

Posted on 06 Mar 2015 at 8:05am

MARCH • Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. • March 7: 25th Anniversary of House DIFFA Celebration DIFFA/Dallas celebrates the 25th anniversary of its House of DIFFA black-tie fundraiser benefitting numerous North Texas AIDS service organizations. Silent/live auctions, seated dinner and fashion runway show begins at 6 p.m. at the Omni [...]

Funding in limbo for Easter in Lee Park

Posted on 27 Feb 2015 at 8:00am

GoFundMe drive has few days left to meet $20k goal   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Cedar Springs Merchants Association has only six days left to reach its $20,000 goal in its GoFundMe account intended to raise the funds necessary to stage the annual Easter in Lee Park event on April 5. The group, as [...]

The Gay Agenda • 02-27-15

Posted on 27 Feb 2015 at 7:50am

FEBRUARY • Feb. 28: 17th Annual Toast to Life: Voodoo on the Trinity What do you get when you mix a bunny with magic? You get “Voodoo on the Trinity,” the theme of Resource Center’s annual Toast To Life fundraiser. DJ Lady Bunny will provide entertainment. The fundraiser begins 7 p.m. at The Empire Room, [...]