Married — at last

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 10:38am

  Del Wilson and Keith Dishman recently traveled to Massachusetts to be legally married after almost 35 years as a couple. As part of our 2014 Family Life issue, Wilson answered a few quick questions for Dallas Voice. Dallas Voice: How long have you been together? Del Wilson: We have been together for nearly 35 [...]

Pet of the week • 07-25-14

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 8:05am

Bango has a great personality and would do well with an active individual or family.  She was transferred to Operation Kindness from a local shelter along with her 2 siblings. She is a great looking brown Terrier that will be a small size dog when fully grown. Come visit with Bango to see if she is [...]

Local briefs • 07-25-14

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 8:00am

Estate planning seminar set at Resource Center Equality Texas presents a seminar on “Estate Planning for the LGBT Community” Saturday, Aug. 2, 2 p.m., at Resource Center’s John Thomas LGBT Community Center, 2701 Reagan. Reserve a seat by emailing Amy Ford at AEFord@ft.newyorklife.com. Bridge Building Network discusses LGBT elder care Ed-U-Care’s Bridge Building Network hosts [...]

TRAC: Resources for youth coming out of foster care

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 7:55am

CitySquare, a Dallas organization once known as Central Dallas Ministries that is focused on fighting the root causes of poverty, includes a program aimed helping young people — including LGBT youth — transitioning out of the foster care and juvenile care systems. The Transition Resource Action Center — or TRAC — provides a “one-stop” assessment/intake and [...]

Is Dallas behind on LGBT elder care?

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 7:50am

Despite gains, local advocates still see room for improvement for LGBT elders JAMES RUSSELL | Staff Writer Death is already an emotional issue. Some have years to prepare. Others have mere weeks. But while a diagnosis doesn’t discriminate, some local advocates for LGBT elders say that many local facilities often do. “In terms of LGBT [...]

What changes after a 53-year engagement? Not much

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 7:45am

Jack Evans and George Harris married in February to make a statement to the Methodist church and support the Rev. Bill McElvaney rather than to solidify their relationship   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Not much has changed for Jack Evans, 84, and George Harris, 81, since they married in February. The most surprising thing [...]

A tragic start, but hope shines

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 7:15am

IAS attendees mourn colleagues killed on MH17 By Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor The 20th International AIDS Conference, held this week in Melbourne, Australia, began shrouded in a cloud of shock and grief, when six people on their way to the event were killed — along with 292 other passengers — when Malaysia Airlines Flight [...]

Anglin named 2014 Kuchling Award winner

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 7:00am

Attorney/activist played a key role in the early days of many LGBT organizations   By Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Black Tie Dinner officials announced Thursday, July 24, that attorney and longtime activist Mike Anglin is the 2014 recipient of the Kuchling Humanitarian Award. Anglin’s friends said this week that the honor is long overdue. [...]

A step in the right direction

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 6:45am

Obama’s executive orders protecting LGBT employees offer some protections, but more are needed   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer President Barack Obama signed two executive orders Monday, July 21, barring companies with federal contracts from discriminating against LGBT employees. The move drew praise from a wide variety of local and national leaders and put a [...]

Speak Out Poll : Do you buy ExxonMobil gas?

Posted on 24 Jul 2014 at 7:26pm