The Gay Agenda • 08-28-15

Posted on 28 Aug 2015 at 7:40am

Have an event coming up? Email your information to staff writer James Russell at russell@dallasvoice.com by Thursday at 10 a.m. for that week’s issue. AUGUST • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM.; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community at 7 p.m. every second Tuesday of [...]

Pet of the Week • 08-28-15

Posted on 28 Aug 2015 at 7:35am

Hi, my name is Little Ann despite my lovely full figure. Perhaps it’s due to my loving nature or my eagerness to please, but I am so happy to have your attention. I am capable of learning all that is required to blend seamlessly into your lifestyle. I hope that it will include play dates [...]

Who gets to judge the protestors?

Posted on 28 Aug 2015 at 7:30am

Black Lives Matter advocates have come under fire for targeting Democrats. But aren’t they getting results? As a gay man in his 40s, I have a long history with direct action protests for LGBT rights. I’ve earned my right to critique and criticize groups like GetEqual when I think their protests are misguided or unproductive. [...]

The campaign for HERO­­

Posted on 28 Aug 2015 at 7:25am

Texas Supreme court ruling benefits both sides in battle over Houston rights ordinance JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Russell@dallasvoice.com Following a yearlong battle, the race to save — or repeal — the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) has officially begun. The nondiscrimination ordinance includes protections for LGBT people, as well as other federally protected classes, [...]

Texas issuing new rules on birth certificates

Posted on 28 Aug 2015 at 7:15am

As the Bureau of Vital Statistics updates software and implements a judge’s orders, the issue has become more complicated than expected DAVID TAFFET   |  Senior Staff Writer Taffetl@dallasvoice.com Former Austin City Councilwoman Randi Shade and her wife, Kayla Shell, had a commitment ceremony in 2004 and threw a big party to celebrate. They had a [...]

Garland adds LGBT protections to keep HUD grants

Posted on 28 Aug 2015 at 7:00am

Three council members vote against equal access, jeopardizing housing for 1,525 families DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Taffet@dallasvoice.com Garland City Council approved revisions to its housing agency five-year and administrative plans to continue to receive funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for its rental assistance program, also known as Section 8. [...]

Battle continues over Keller ISD policy

Posted on 28 Aug 2015 at 6:45am

Haussmann says ‘private town hall’ would have been open to all, except troublemakers JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Russell@dallasvoice.com It’s been a year since Keller Independent School District trustees first censured trustee Jo Lynn Haussmann for making disparaging comments about a Muslim election official on social media. But now she may have really gone too [...]

Sanchez murder investigation continues

Posted on 21 Aug 2015 at 7:50am

Dallas Police spokeswoman Sr. Cpl. Tramese Andrews said this week investigators have no new leads in the July 11 murder of Tony Sanchez, a 51-year-old gay man found dead in his apartment at the Budget Suites on North Walton Walker Freeway at Singleton Boulevard. According to information released by police, officers responded to the Budget [...]

Pet of the week • 08-21-15

Posted on 21 Aug 2015 at 7:40am

  Meet Snow! This amazing, cutie pie is looking for his forever home, but he won’t have to look for long. Snow is a mix of Retriever and Terrier, meaning he is smart and athletic too. Like most dogs, his ideal life would include some daily activity followed by a relaxing evening, lounging with the [...]

The Gay Agenda • 08-21-15

Posted on 21 Aug 2015 at 7:35am

Have an event coming up? Email your information to staff writer James Russell at russell@dallasvoice.com by Thursday at 10 a.m. for that week’s issue. AUGUST • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM.; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community at 7 p.m. every second Tuesday of [...]