Black Tie announces 2015 theme, beneficiaries

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 8:00am

From Staff Reports Black Tie Dinner officials on Thursday announced the theme for the 2015 dinner, set for Nov. 14, and the 16 organizations chosen to share in proceeds from this year’s event. Dinner co-chairs Debra Davis and John Lawrimore made the announcements during a kickoff event held at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Davis [...]

The Gay Agenda • 03-27-15

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 7:50am

MARCH • Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. • March 27: University of North Texas XTE HIV/AIDS Dance Society Benefit Concert The UNT’s Dance Honors Society presents a benefit concert for the Resource Center featuring Big Rig Dance Collective and UNT Dance students at 8 p.m. at the Dance and Theater [...]

Pet of the week • 03-27-15

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 7:45am

Brownie is a 2-year-old German shepherd mix. She is petite for a shepherd dog. She is very loving and wants to definitely be a companion dog. She is looking for an active family who could take her on long walks. She loves her chew toys, car rides, and actually enjoys going to the vet. She [...]

Local briefs • 03-27-15

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 7:40am

HRC Federal Club Spring Luncheon features legal director, Ohio plaintiff The Human Rights Campaign’s Federal Club Spring Lunch will discuss the movement after marriage equality with HRC Legal Director Sarah Warbelow and Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the case before the Supreme Court challenging state same-sex marriage bans. Registration for the March 28 event [...]

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 [...]

Grants are not enough

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 7:15am

The state of HIV/AIDS funding and the need for local fundraisers   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer With more than 76,000 Texans living with HIV, every funding source counts. But limited state funds force most local HIV/AIDS service providers to look elsewhere. As with any not-for-profit organization, one solution is to cultivate a reliable donor [...]

On the Brinker of equality

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 7:00am

Founder of Susan G. Komen turns her attention to the fight for LGBT civil rights Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor There was a time, Nancy Brinker acknowledges, “that I probably wasn’t kind to gay people.” But any unkindness grew not out of animus toward gays, but rather from a lack of knowledge. “Back then, people [...]

One yellow rubber glove

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 6:45am

Anything could happen when Jack E. Jett entered a studio, which is probably why Sandra Bernhardt agreed to be his co-host DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Jack E. Jett had a reputation for being wild, crazy, unpredictable — and always entertaining. On his last appearance on Lambda Weekly, Jett said, “My goal is to [...]

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 [...]

Pet of the week • 03-20-15

Posted on 20 Mar 2015 at 8:40am

Nilo is a 2-year-old possible plot hound/Chihuahua mix. He’s very friendly and would enjoy being your lap dog. He has been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Please visit him at Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center, 1818 N. Westmoreland, Dallas 75212. Ask for Nilo, ID# A877921. Since he’s been at the shelter since March 3, his [...]