The Gay Agenda • 07-22-16

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 8:05am

  ­­­Have an event coming up? Email your information to Managing Editor Tammye Nash at or Senior Staff Writer David Taffet at by Wednesday at 5 p.m. for that week’s issue. • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black […]

GOP delegates ratify most anti-LGBT platform ever

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 8:00am

  CHRIS JOHNSON  |  Washington Blade Courtesy of National Gay Media Association CLEVELAND, Ohio — Delegates at the Republican National Convention on Monday afternoon, July 18, ratified with little opposition a party platform considered to have the most anti-LGBT language of any platform in history. As Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., chair of the platform committee, […]

Pet of the week • 07-22-16

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 8:00am

Allie Baby is a shepherd mix that, at just 6 months old, weighs 41 pounds. She is a smart and active girl with very friendly disposition. She’ll probably be a medium-sized dog when she matures, but she will still need plenty of room to run and play, and will do best in an active home […]

Nobody likes to talk about getting old

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 7:55am

Panelists talk about unique challenges to aging in the LGBT community DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer   Talking about getting old is difficult for anyone. In the gay community, it seems almost impossible. “Nobody likes to talk about aging except pharmaceutical companies,” said community counselor Candy Marcum. She’s one of the panelists who will […]

Coalition holds second conference on aging

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 7:15am

  DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Since its first conference last year, the Coalition for LGBT Aging has been working to improve existing services in North Texas, helping make them more LGBT-friendly. “We’re not going to duplicate services,” Coalition founder Cannon Flowers said, reiterating that the goal is to make what’s already out there […]

FWISD releases revised trans guidelines

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 7:00am

As school officials talk about a reasonable compromise, anti-trans forces claim victory James Russell | Contributing Writer Officials with the Fort Worth school district  released a revised version of the transgender student guidelines on Wednesday, July 20, after three months of revisions and scrutiny from opponents. The guidelines first issued in April were a […]

Cox joins CoH’s Hall of Heroes

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 6:45am

Resource Center CEO will receive the Hero of Hope award during the church’s morning services on Sunday   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Inside the Cathedral of Hope, there is an area they call the Hall of Heroes. Therein hang more than 25 portraits of men and women who have, through the years, been leaders […]

‘Gays for Trump’ make case for anti-Islamic policies

Posted on 20 Jul 2016 at 12:10pm

Milo Yiannopoulos appears at event after being banned from Twitter   CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade Courtesy of National Gay Media Association CLEVELAND — Rallying attendees before posters of scantily clad young men in “Make America Great Again” hats, speakers at a “Gays for Trump” party on Tuesday night, July 19, urged LGBT people to […]

Day 2: GOP subtly seeks LGBT support through Orlando, gun rights

Posted on 20 Jul 2016 at 12:08pm

NRA official pledges to protect gun rights regardless of ‘race, religion or sexual orientation’   CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade Courtesy of National Gay Media Association CLEVELAND — Amid attacks impugning Hillary Clinton’s character and calls for her incarceration, Republicans on the second night of the GOP national convention subtly sought to obtain LGBT support […]

Bill Eure has died

Posted on 18 Jul 2016 at 10:25am

Bill Eure, husband of the Rev. Michael Piazza, died overnight in his sleep, at his home in Atlanta, following a fierce battle with cancer. Eure is survived by his family: husband Michael Piazza, his daughters Jerica Coughlin and Jordan Coughlin, his brother John Eure, David Plunkett and Sheila Coughlin. Eure and Piazza met in Dallas […]