Pet of the Week • 04-28-17

Posted on 28 Apr 2017 at 7:40am

  Itty Bitty is a 7-year-old, brown-tabby-and-white domestic shorthair mix. He’s a small guy, weighing only 4 pounds, but his heart is big. He was surrendered to the SPCA of Texas because his previous owner developed allergies to him. He is a total lovebug and adores having his head and neck scratched. Itty Bitty has […]

The Gay Agenda • 04-28-17

Posted on 28 Apr 2017 at 7:35am

Have an event coming up? Email your information to Managing Editor Tammye Nash at nash@dallasvoice.com or Senior Staff Writer David Taffet at taffet@dallasvoice.com 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. This week’s guest is Portia Cantrell from the Gray Pride Prom; […]

Black Tie announces 2017 beneficiaries

Posted on 28 Apr 2017 at 7:15am

A family organization, two crisis prevention lines and a youth agency are added to the mix   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Back Tie Dinner released its list of 2017 beneficiaries this week, and while one organization from last year is not on the list, four new ones have been added. The Women’s Chorus […]

More to worry about than bathroom bills

Posted on 28 Apr 2017 at 7:00am

The Texas Legislature considers allowing the religious ‘right’ to discriminate and whether to limit a city’s ability to write ordinances   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Equality Texas categorizes anti-LGBT legislation currently being debated in Austin into four categories — religious exemptions, bathrooms, local control pre-emption and specific exemptions. Bathroom bills have gotten the […]

A mother’s story

Posted on 28 Apr 2017 at 6:45am

Activist and advocate Judy Shepard coming to Dallas for hate crimes awareness event   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Judy Shepard was your typical mom from Middle America — right up until the day her son Matthew was beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in Laramie, Wyoming on Oct. 6, 1998. On […]

Pet of the week • 04-21-17

Posted on 21 Apr 2017 at 7:40am

Meet Bart, a 3-year-old, black-and-white collie mix weighing 60 pounds. He’s a staff and volunteer favorite who had a bit of a rough past but is being been spoiled here. He rides great in the car, and as long as you take him outside regularly, he does all his business outside. He gets along with […]

The Gay Agenda • 04-21-17

Posted on 21 Apr 2017 at 7:35am

  Have an event coming up? Email your information to Managing Editor Tammye Nash at nash@dallasvoice.com or Senior Staff Writer David Taffet at taffet@dallasvoice.com 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. This week’s guests are TreShaun Pate, Trenton Johnson and Jade […]

Leaving a living legacy

Posted on 21 Apr 2017 at 7:15am

Unlike blood, LGBT people and those who are HIV-positive are encouraged to donate organs   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Back in 2007, Gary Evans recalled, he had started feeling very sluggish: “I’d come home and go right to bed.” And at work, he had trouble getting anything accomplished. When he went to his […]

Mayor declares LGBT Youth Homelessness Awareness Day

Posted on 21 Apr 2017 at 7:00am

Promise House opens facility and offers programs for homeless LGBT young adults   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Mayor Mike Rawlings said he was concerned with LGBT homeless youths. Now he has proven his concern with an enthusiastic interest in earmarking a portion of the money in the next bond election to address the […]

Prom gives seniors a second chance

Posted on 21 Apr 2017 at 6:45am

  DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Portia Cantrell’s wife wants the Gray Pride Prom to be as authentic as possible, so she’s not agreeing to go until she receives a proper promposal. “If we’re doing this, we’re doing it right,” she told Cantrell. Cantrell’s mother died when she was six. Her sister, who is […]