Pet of The Week • 05-22-15

Posted on 22 May 2015 at 7:30am

  My name is Bunny and I am looking for a home and someone who will love me forever. I don’t take up much room and I am completely devoted to those who love me. I only weigh seven pounds so I fit right in to any loving home. I am a 6-year-old long-coated Chihuahua [...]

The Gay Agenda 05-22-15

Posted on 22 May 2015 at 7:25am

  Have an event coming up? E-mail your information to staff writer James Russell at russell@dallasvoice.com by Thursday at 10 a.m. for that week’s issue. …………………. Pride screening benefitting Equality Texas …………………. MAY • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. State Rep. Celia Israel is the guest; United Black Ellument [...]

Beyond the Rainbow: Baltimore, Ferguson, New York and the pursuit of justice

Posted on 22 May 2015 at 7:00am

  JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a two-part look into relationships between police and the LGBT community in North Texas, and how we are working to avoid the unrest that has erupted in Ferguson, Baltimore and New York. Between June 27 and June 28, 2009, Fort Worth police [...]

Here comes the sun — and it’s bringing skin damage with it

Posted on 22 May 2015 at 6:45am

  Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Hot. That’s the name of the game when it comes to summers in Texas. And what better way to beat that heat than to head to the pool or one of our many area lakes. And that tan you’re bound to get would just be icing on the cake, [...]

LGBT aging summit set for June in Dallas

Posted on 22 May 2015 at 6:30am

Growing older presents singular challenges that LGBT community members seek to address   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer In the 1980s, the gay community was suddenly hit by the AIDS epidemic, and the community rallied to provide care and services to the ever-growing number of people getting sick and dying quickly. Many of those [...]

The unlikely advocate

Posted on 22 May 2015 at 6:15am

Diana Finfrock Farrar weaves her unexpected story into a book that tells the story of Texas’ diverse LGBT community   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Diana Finfrock Farrar was a happily married suburban wife and mother of three. Today, she says, she’s the same person, except she’s married to a woman, has written a [...]

Accord reached on Pastor Protection Act

Posted on 22 May 2015 at 6:00am

A bill reaffirming the rights of clergy to refuse to perform marriages — including same-sex marriages — that violate their religious beliefs has passed in the Texas House on a bipartisan vote, after its sponsor reassured legislators clergy may only refuse to perform those marriages in their official capacity. SB 2065 passed 141-2 after questions [...]

Pet of the Week • 05-15-15

Posted on 15 May 2015 at 7:40am

Big Boi is a handsome 2-year-old border collie mix. His goal in life is to have his own person to please, but he’s also never met a stranger. His gentle, laid back and confident demeanor is endearing. He doesn’t seem to notice that the lower half of his front leg is missing and he runs [...]

The Gay Agenda • 05-15-15

Posted on 15 May 2015 at 7:35am

Have an event coming up? E-mail your information to staff writer James Russell at russell@dallasvoice.com by Thursday at 10 a.m. for that week’s issue.       MAY • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. Counselor Candy Marcum is this week’s guest; United Black Ellument hosts discussion  on HIV/AIDS in [...]

Drag: TheDallasWay

Posted on 15 May 2015 at 7:15am

4 legendary performers come together for an Outrageous Oral program honoring the legacy of drag in Dallas Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Gay Dallas has always been known as a drag mecca — the land of legends like Lady Shawn, Tasha Kohl, Diva Sanchez, Rikki Rousseau and, of course, Kandi Delight. Those are names from [...]