Oak Lawn UMC becomes reconciling congregation

Posted on 12 Feb 2016 at 7:50am

To church members this is a natural progression, but to others it’s a historic milestone DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Oak Lawn United Methodist Church voted unanimously on Sunday, Feb. 7, to affiliate with the Reconciling Ministries Network, whose goal is full inclusion of LGBT people in the church. To the church’s senior pastor, [...]

Pet of the Week • 02-12-16

Posted on 12 Feb 2016 at 7:35am

  Leadbelly is a domestic shorthair mix, about 8 months old who is looking for a loving forever home. At about 11 pounds and still growing he is going to be a big fella when he’s fully grown. He loves big dogs and gets along well with cats. And as for people, he loves everybody [...]

The Gay Agenda • 02-12-16

Posted on 12 Feb 2016 at 7:30am

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

The airman and the playwright

Posted on 12 Feb 2016 at 7:15am

Gregory Craft and Buster Spiller celebrate their first wedding anniversary, after 19 years together, with advice for other couples   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer “Respect one another,” Gregory Craft said, sitting next to his husband Linus “Buster” Spiller as he offered advice for couples. “And never go to bed angry.” Spiller agreed. But [...]

East Dallas church gets inked for Lent

Posted on 12 Feb 2016 at 7:00am

White Rock Community Church works with tattoo artists for unique depictions of Stations of the Cross JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer A Christian ritual around for centuries is getting a fresh take at a local church. For Lent, White Rock Community Church is displaying the Stations of the Cross, a set of 14 images depicting [...]

Building the community that helped build her

Posted on 12 Feb 2016 at 6:45am

Dallas LGBT icon Betty Neal reflects on her Arkansas childhood, her years in the Dallas bar scene, and her role now   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Betty Neal was working another shift at the local gay bar when a disgruntled former customer showed up on the property, drunk and looking for a fight. The [...]

Time to Thrive comes to DFW

Posted on 05 Feb 2016 at 7:55am

Third annual conference provides workshops for supporting LGBT youth   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer The Time to Thrive conference may be best known as the event where actress Ellen Page came out as a lesbian in 2014. But the conference, only in its third year, has also become a leading national gathering for educators [...]

Good news, bad news

Posted on 05 Feb 2016 at 7:45am

HIV diagnoses decreasing among African-Americans, but black gay men still 3 times more likely to be infected as white gay men   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer HIV diagnoses among African-Americans have been decreasing over the past 10 years. That’s the good news. The bad news is that statistics show African-American gay men are [...]

Pet of the week • 02-05-16

Posted on 05 Feb 2016 at 7:40am

  Blazin Gal is a 3-month-old female retriever and Labrador mix who weighs 23 pounds. She is adorable and very big puppy who is fun-loving, affectionate and beautiful. Her big goofy, puppy attitude will make you laugh and smile. Her adoption fee is $185. Other pets are available for adoption from Operation Kindness, 3201 Earhart [...]

The Gay Agenda • 02-05-16

Posted on 05 Feb 2016 at 7:35am

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