Gov. Parker? Maybe

Posted on 09 Oct 2015 at 7:00am

‘Use our differences to make a difference,’ Houston mayor tells Out & Equal attendees   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Will Houston Mayor Annise Parker be running for governor of Texas in 2018? “Maybe,” Parker replied when asked, during an impromptu interview following her speech at the Out & Equal Conference this week, about [...]

Taking the global initiative

Posted on 09 Oct 2015 at 6:45am

Founder Selisse Berry sees global issues as the next step for LGBT employee groups to tackle   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Now that marriage equality is the law in the U.S., some companies are eliminating partner benefits. But Out & Equal founder Selisse Berry warns: Not so fast. “People are being assigned in [...]

Hillary, Joe and the LGBTs

Posted on 06 Oct 2015 at 1:44pm

Biden doesn’t declare candidacy, Clinton pledges support in speeches to separate HRC audiences   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service WASHINGTON, DC — Just 10 days before the first televised debate among the 2016 Democratic presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden elicited enthusiastic cheers Saturday, Oct. 3, as they addressed two separate Human [...]

High impact AIDS prevention

Posted on 02 Oct 2015 at 8:05am

Abounding Prosperity and AIDS Arms receive grant money to address HIV in minority and marginalized populations DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer The Centers for Disease Control awarded 90 high impact prevention grants to AIDS service organizations in June. Only six went to organizations in Texas, and of those six only two — Abounding Prosperity [...]

Finding Francis

Posted on 02 Oct 2015 at 8:00am

Pope’s first visit to the United States instills hope, raises questions for LGBT Catholics   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer In his first visit to the United States since his papacy began in 2013, Pope Francis spoke before a joint session of Congress on Sept. 24. It was the first time a pope had spoken [...]

HRC unhappy with Dallas for release of MEI score

Posted on 02 Oct 2015 at 7:55am

Fairness Fort Worth voices concerns about favoritism by the organization for Texas’ larger cities   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Dallas has worked hard to improve its Municipal Equality Index score and is excited that score may be 100 this year. Human Rights Campaign, which compiles the MEI, understands that excitement and is even [...]

A new day, a new gayborhood?

Posted on 02 Oct 2015 at 7:50am

A South Dallas neighborhood is emerging as one of the nation’s first black gayborhoods   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer A neighborhood in south Dallas bound by Fair Park, I-45 and I-30 is among the many neighborhoods in the historically blighted area beginning to garner real estate developers’ attention. Thanks to a push by civic [...]

Pet of the week • 10-02-15

Posted on 02 Oct 2015 at 7:45am

  Lotus is a proud, confident girl with a happy personality. She is a terrier mix and is about a year old. She has the curiosity and energy of a young dog and would be a great companion to take on walks, go on hikes or travel the world with. Lotus is highly intelligent and [...]

The Gay Agenda • 10-02-15

Posted on 02 Oct 2015 at 7:40am

  Have an event coming up? Email your information to staff writer James Russell at by Thursday at 10 a.m. for that week’s issue. OCTOBER • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM with this week’s guest, Janis Ian.; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community [...]

Coloring Cowtown with Pride

Posted on 02 Oct 2015 at 7:15am

Tarrant County Gay Pride Week activities include Saturday parade, Sunday picnic   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Kathryn Omarkhail already had a lot to do ahead of the 34th Annual Tarrant County Gay Pride Week Association festivities, taking place now through Oct. 11. Aside from her duties as media director for and member of the [...]