The Gay Agenda • 04-17-15

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 at 8:10am

Have an event coming up? E-mail your information to staff writer James Russell at by Thursday at 10 a.m. for that week’s issue APRIL • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM; this week: State Rep. Celia Israel. Fuse game night every Monday evening except the last of the month [...]

Cathedral elects new senior pastor

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 at 8:10am

The British-born Cazares-Thomas joins Cathedral of Hope in June concluding an extensive two-year search process   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer The Rev. Neil G. Cazares-Thomas was tapped by church members to become Cathedral of Hope’s new senior pastor after he preached at Sunday services April 12. The Revs. Todd Scoggins and Mike Wright [...]

Pet of the week • 04-17-15

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 at 8:05am

  Sammy Jr. is a male Chihuahua, about 4 years old, who happens to have an adorable underbite. He loves to cuddle, walks well on a leash and enjoys exploring new places. He comes with all his vaccinations and a microchip. His adoption fee has been waived, so come see what a great companion he [...]

Local Briefs • 04-17-15

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 at 8:00am

Outrageous Oral quarterly story-telling evening Steve Atkinson plays master of ceremonies at The Dallas Way’s quarterly Outrageous Oral presentation at 7 p.m. on April 23 in the Rose Room, 3911 Cedar Springs Road. Speakers this month are Sheriff Lupe Valdez, currently serving her third term in office; Mark Shekter, who created MOM — Meals on [...]

Texas Competes unveils pledge

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 at 7:55am

Businesses large and small sign up to oppose discrimination   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Hugh Forrest, director of the South by Southwest Interactive Festival, said SXSW supports diversity in all its forms. He couldn’t imagine SXSW without LGBT participation. “Diversity leads to creativity,” Forrest said. “Creativity leads to innovation and innovation has been [...]

Faire magic

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 at 7:15am

Scarborough Renaissance Festival has been Matthew Duvall’s 16th century home away from 21st century home for 24 years   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Magic. It’s a word that Matthew Duvall uses a lot when he talks about Scarborough Renaissance Festival, the place that has been his 16th century home away from 21st century home [...]

Ready — or not — for Hillary

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 at 7:00am

Former first lady, secretary of state finally confirms her candidacy, but not all LGBTs are cheering   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer To Hillary Clinton’s supporters, she’s a passionate advocate well versed in domestic and international issues, who has long been a thoughtful and pragmatic ally to the LGBT community. But not everyone’s on board [...]

Gaither attends White House conference on ACA

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 at 6:45am

  JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Trans Pride Initiative’s Nell Gaither joined a select group of other LGBT advocates from around the country to discuss the LGBT community’s barriers and successes under the Affordable Care Act with federal policymakers on April 10 in Washington, D.C. Organized by Out2Enroll, which connects LGBT people with new health [...]

Pet of the week • 04-10-15

Posted on 10 Apr 2015 at 8:00am

Meet Freckles, an amazing boy with a super personality. Freckles was found running stray with his wingman, Curley. The two are thick as thieves and would benefit from continuing their journey together as best buds. This would sure alleviate any remorse of leaving one alone all day and provides the perfect playmate. If you’re reading [...]

Local Briefs • 04-10-15

Posted on 10 Apr 2015 at 7:55am

Chorale opens Mayor’s Creative Conversation The Turtle Creek Chorale has been invited to open the Mayor’s Creative Conversation about Music at 5:50 p.m. on Monday, April 13, at the City Performance Hall, prior to the kick off of the event. The Creative Conversation will be co-hosted by Mayor Mike Rawlings and Dallas Morning News writer [...]