Pet of the week • 01-16-15

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 at 7:55am

Meet Austin. Austin is a purebred Longhair Dachshund. He is very handsome and will make an awesome new companion and best friend. Austin is a loving little boy and his loves going on walks. Take a little time to visit Austin and show him what a loving home is all about. Austin and other pets [...]

Local briefs • 01-23-15

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 at 7:50am

Discounted tickets available for Tyler Area Gays ball Tickets to the Tyler Area Gays’ Sixth Annual Ball/Viva Las Vegas are available for purchase until doors open at 7 p.m. for the Saturday, Jan. 24 event. Discounted tickets are $35, $30 for students, and may be purchased either online at Tylerareagays.com/viva-las-vegas.html or through a Project TAG [...]

Obituary • 01-23-15

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 at 7:45am

Kee Newman Holt, 58, died Jan. 19 after a long battle with cancer. Holt had worked at Resource Center since 2005, first as coordinator of programming for LGBT seniors and more recently as center services manager. Before coming on staff, he volunteered at the center for many years. He was from LaMesa, Texas and attended [...]

A time for everything …

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 at 7:40am

Kathy Bowser retiring as COTL pastor   David Webb  |  Contributing Writer nash@dallasvoice.com CEDAR CREEk LAKE — Celebration on the Lake Church Pastor Kathy Bowser announced Jan. 18 she would retire in May after leading the congregation for 10 years. “There is a time to say hello, and there is a time to say goodbye,” [...]

The Gay Agenda • 01-23-15

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 at 7:35am

JANUARY • Jan. 10-Feb. 15: Bruce Wood: A Retrospective A new exhibition celebrating the life and creative contributions of the renowned Fort Worth dancer, choreographer and creative genius at the Arlington Museum of Art, 201 W. Main St, Arlington. Tuesday–Saturday 10:00–5:00 p.m. Sunday 1–5:00 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. [...]

Marriage equality and the Supreme Court

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 at 7:15am

The conclusion seems foregone, but SCOTUS’ timeline, other details remain uncertain   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer When the U.S. Supreme Court accepted petitions from plaintiffs in marriage equality cases from four states, it laid out a timeline and limited discussion to two questions. Unlike the 5th Circuit, which heard one hour of arguments on [...]

lefT ouT in Plano

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 at 7:00am

Trans activist says nondiscrimination ordinance lacks teeth   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Nell Gaither isn’t having it with Plano’s equal rights ordinance. If anything, the Dallas transgender activist and Trans Pride Initiative president says she thinks the nondiscrimination ordinance, passed by the Plano City Council in December, is not just flawed but actually harmful. [...]

Reaching out in faith

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 at 6:45am

Equality Texas seeking participants in Feb. 17 Faith Advocacy Day Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor The first of three advocacy days hosted by Equality Texas during the 84th Texas Legislature is less than a month away, and Daniel Williams, the LGBT lobby group’s legislative specialist, this week encouraged LGBT people of faith from across the [...]

The Gay Agenda • 01-16-15

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 at 8:00am

JANUARY • Jan. 10-Feb. 15: Bruce Wood: A Retrospective A new exhibition celebrating the life and creative contributions of the renowned Fort Worth dancer, choreographer and creative genius at the Arlington Museum of Art, 201 W Main St, Arlington. Tuesday–Saturday 10:00–5:00 p.m. Sunday 1–5:00 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. [...]

Faith on fire

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 at 7:55am

Celebration On The Lake church ceremonially burns mortgage after paying off new facility early   David Webb  |  Contributing Writer nash@dallasvoice.com CEDAR CREEK LAKE — Celebration on the Lake Church burned its mortgage Jan. 12 in a celebratory ceremony just six years after constructing the church’s new building. About 70 members and visitors attended the [...]