Obituary • 09-04-15

Posted on 04 Sep 2015 at 7:55am

Daryl Lee Dalton, a joyous soul, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, but his spirit remains for his family and many friends. He struggled with MS and later cancer, but neither illness could ever defeat his wit or kind heart. Daryl was born Nov. 1, 1969, and graduated Trinity High School in Bedford in 1988. He [...]

The Gay Agenda • 09-04-15

Posted on 04 Sep 2015 at 7:50am

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. SEPTEMBER • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. Leslie Jordan is this week’s guest. United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community at [...]

Pet of the week • 09-04-15

Posted on 04 Sep 2015 at 7:45am

My name is Fancy and I am at the Dallas Animal Shelter. I am a black-and-white, domestic shorthair female, and shelter staff think I am about 7 weeks old. If you want to adopt me, come to the shelter and ask for Fancy, ID No. A905719. The Adoption Center is open 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Mon-Sat, [...]

West Nile getting active late in the season

Posted on 04 Sep 2015 at 7:40am

The virus could be especially severe for people with compromised immune systems DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Taffet@dallasvoice.com You would think that record rains this spring would have caused a record mosquito season, since mosquitoes breed in standing water. A record mosquito season could have, in turn, caused an increase in the number of [...]

High holy rollin’

Posted on 04 Sep 2015 at 7:15am

Congregation Beth El Binah plants new roots … at Northaven United Methodist Church JAMES RUSSELL   |  Staff Writer Russell@dallasvoice.com A Reform Jewish rabbi and Methodist minister walk into a church. What’s next? “The beginning of a beautiful friendship,” said The Rev. Eric Folkerth of Northaven United Methodist Church. At least that’s what both members of [...]

Not a good week to discriminate

Posted on 04 Sep 2015 at 7:00am

Claiming religious freedom is proving a poor defense for denying service to same-sex couples getting married DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Taffet@dallasvoice.com Despite the Texas Legislature taking pains to pass something — anything — to pander to religious interests during its last session, this hasn’t been a good week to use religion as an [...]

Thriving in the digital age

Posted on 04 Sep 2015 at 6:45am

High Tech Happy Hour marks an anniversary with a new ‘experiment’ by Turtle Creek Chorale JAMES RUSSELL   |  Staff Writer Russell@dallasvoice.com When the High Tech Happy Hour began 19 years ago, organizers for the gathering of LGBT Texas Instrument employees sometimes had a hard time finding a venue. “It was a challenge to find a [...]

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. [...]