The Gay Agenda • 07-31-15

Posted on 31 Jul 2015 at 7:55am

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. JULY • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. This week’s guest is Candy Marcum; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community at [...]

Pet of the Week • 07-31-15

Posted on 31 Jul 2015 at 7:50am

  My name is BONNIE. I am a spayed female, tan and white Collie – Smooth mix. The shelter staff think I am about 1 year and 2 months old. I have been at the shelter since Jul 07, 2015. The Adoption Center is open 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Mon-Sat, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. All adopted [...]

Married but not yet equal

Posted on 31 Jul 2015 at 7:40am

A Social Security office south of Oak Cliff refused to process a name change for a same-sex couple but a persistent effort forced them to relent   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Soon after marriage equality became law, partners Martin Guerra and Bill West decided to get married. They were, after all, constitutionally entitled [...]

A whole new world

Posted on 31 Jul 2015 at 7:15am

Marriage equality opens a burgeoning market for businesses anxious to help couples plan for their special day   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer During the first day of marriage equality in Texas, the clerk in Travis County issued twice as many licenses as much larger Dallas County. Still, that wasn’t surprising — since a [...]

Scouting for all ?

Posted on 31 Jul 2015 at 7:00am

A vote this week allows Boy Scout troops to decide whether to have LGBT leaders and the organization to have gay employees   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer News this week that the Boy Scouts of America had voted to change it policy about LGBT adults serving openly in Scouting was met generally with [...]

Saving Old Parkland

Posted on 31 Jul 2015 at 6:45am

Hundred year old Oak Lawn landmark has been repurposed, preserved and reproduced DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer When the new Parkland Hospital opens in August, the current Parkland facility will close. The original hospital — a property located at the intersection of Oak Lawn and Maple avenues, known as Old Parkland — hasn’t seen [...]

The ‘Gift’ of family

Posted on 24 Jul 2015 at 8:00am

Lerone Landis wrote ‘Gabrielle’s Gift’ so his daughter could see herself and a family that looked like theirs   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Lerone Landis wanted a children’s book for his daughter that reflected his family’s diversity. It was harder than he expected. In fact, impossible. Landis and his husband, Danny Valle, had [...]

Pet of the week • 07-24-15

Posted on 24 Jul 2015 at 7:55am

  Zeke is a great dog who is very independent. His favorite pastime is chasing a ball. He will fetch forever or until he drops. He has plenty of energy to play! He always keeps his kennel clean and wants nothing more than to chase his ball and sleep. Zeke knows basic commands such as [...]

Love and money

Posted on 24 Jul 2015 at 7:50am

Marriage is about love but financial commitments, too   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Good news: a new survey reveals finances are at the top of same-sex couples’ minds. The survey, conducted by Wells Fargo in states where same-sex marriages were recognized before the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling, also give financial advisors insight into [...]

Obituary • 07-24-15 • Timothy Udell Thompson

Posted on 24 Jul 2015 at 7:40am

Timothy Udell Thompson, 54, of Dallas, passed away June 7, 2015. He was born Aug. 4, 1960, in White Plains, N.Y., to Henry B. Thompson, Jr. and Barbara (Young) Thompson. Tim grew up in Red Hook, N.Y., and moved to Dallas 25 years ago where he made countless, dear friends who became his Dallas family. [...]