Time to Thrive comes to DFW

Posted on 05 Feb 2016 at 7:55am

Third annual conference provides workshops for supporting LGBT youth   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer The Time to Thrive conference may be best known as the event where actress Ellen Page came out as a lesbian in 2014. But the conference, only in its third year, has also become a leading national gathering for educators [...]

Good news, bad news

Posted on 05 Feb 2016 at 7:45am

HIV diagnoses decreasing among African-Americans, but black gay men still 3 times more likely to be infected as white gay men   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer HIV diagnoses among African-Americans have been decreasing over the past 10 years. That’s the good news. The bad news is that statistics show African-American gay men are [...]

Pet of the week • 02-05-16

Posted on 05 Feb 2016 at 7:40am

  Blazin Gal is a 3-month-old female retriever and Labrador mix who weighs 23 pounds. She is adorable and very big puppy who is fun-loving, affectionate and beautiful. Her big goofy, puppy attitude will make you laugh and smile. Her adoption fee is $185. Other pets are available for adoption from Operation Kindness, 3201 Earhart [...]

The Gay Agenda • 02-05-16

Posted on 05 Feb 2016 at 7:35am

Have an event coming up? Email yourinformation to staff writer James Russell at russell@dallasvoice.com by Thursday at 10 a.m. for that week’s issue. FEBRUARY • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. Community counselor Candy Marcum is this week’s guest; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community [...]

Turner links newly diagnosed to care

Posted on 05 Feb 2016 at 7:15am

After seeing a friend die untreated, Phillip Turner dedicated himself to making sure others receive the care the need and deserve DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Phillip Turner is a linkage-to-care specialist with AIDS Healthcare Foundation. His job, he explained, is “to discover newly-diagnosed individuals who don’t know what to do next,” and help [...]

The leather life

Posted on 05 Feb 2016 at 7:00am

New Texas Leather titleholders plan a year of raising visibility, mentoring others and giving back to the community Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Mera Tucker has been an out, proud leather woman for many years. Eddie Sherbert, although an out, proud gay man many years, has only been in the leather community for the last [...]

Resource Center fast tracks pantry renovation

Posted on 05 Feb 2016 at 6:45am

Services continue without disruption, despite unexpected lease cancellation JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer The food pantry is one of Resource Center’s most popular programs. Currently located on the Denton Drive Cutoff, just off Maple Avenue near Inwood Road, the pantry serves more than 800 people a week. So when center officials learned that the landlord [...]

The Gay Agenda • 01.29.16

Posted on 29 Jan 2016 at 7:45am

Have an event coming up? Email your information to staff writer James Russell at russell@dallasvoice.com by Thursday at 10 a.m.  for that week’s issue. JANUARY • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. Texas marriage equality plaintiffs Cleo De Leon and Nicole Dimetman; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in [...]

Calling out Creating Change protesters

Posted on 29 Jan 2016 at 7:40am

‘Rally’ outside event for A Wider Bridge was insensitive and anti-Semitic When I was a boy of 13, my grandmother took me to my first civil-rights demonstration to teach me about racism and social justice. She knew those issues well: Much of our family fled from the pogroms in Russia; others in our family perished [...]

Obituaries • 01.29.16

Posted on 29 Jan 2016 at 7:35am

Noberto “Bert” Casanova, 54, died Jan. 7 at his home in Dallas. He was born Sept. 23, 1961 in Crosbyton, Texas, to Jesus and Margarita Flores Casanova. He graduated from Crosbyton High School and attended Angelo State University and Texas Tech University. He worked in the finance industry for 22 years and for the last [...]