Trans athletes still excluded in Texas

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 7:55am

Despite threat of lawsuits, UIL doesn’t budge on exclusionary policy   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Contributing Writer The 32-member legislative council of the University Interscholastic League can’t say Rafael McDonnell didn’t try to educate the committee on Tuesday, June 14. McDonnell, the communications and advocacy manager of Resource Center, spoke to the statewide body overseeing high […]

Keeping our guard up

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 7:50am

‘If you see something, say something,’ minister, others advise   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer “We owe it to one another to be extra vigilant,” the Rev. Neil Cazares-Thomas said after suitcases were found outside the door of Cathedral of Hope on Sunday, June 19, just a week after 49 people were shot to […]

The Gay Agenda • 06-24-16

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 7:40am

  ­­­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 with this week’s guest is Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez; United […]

Obituary • 06-24-16

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 7:35am

Michael Robert Jensen, 55, died Sunday, June 19, 2016, at his home in Oak Cliff, after a hard-fought battle with ALS. A native of Door County, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, Jensen had lived in Dallas for more than 25 years. He worked as the head of security at the Nasher Sculpture Center and was past co-owner […]

Pet of the week • 06-24-16

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 7:30am

Yepeh is a domestic shorthair mix, about 3 months old and weighing about 4 pounds. Like all kittens, she is a ball of energy, bringing love and joy wherever she goes. If you’re looking for a fun and adventurous companion, come meet Yepeh or one of the other kittens at Operation Kindness. Other pets are […]

Marriage, one year later

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 7:15am

Local couples talk about the impact of the SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality in the last 12 months Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor David Taffet  |  Senior News Writer It’s been a year since the U.S. Supreme Court issued it’s landmark ruling in Obergefell vs. Hodges, making marriage equality the law of the land, and […]

Pounders named 2016 Kuchling Award winner

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 7:00am

Singer/actress Deborah Cox will headline 35th annual fundraising dinner From Staff Reports Dr. Steven Pounders has been named the recipient of the 2016 Kuchling Humanitarian Award, Black Tie Dinner officials announced Thursday, June 23, at the annual Black Tie Sneak Peek event. Organizers also announced that multi-platinum recording artist and actress Deborah Cox will be […]

Winging it

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 6:45am

Dallas Wings veteran Plenette Pierson says the team is happy to welcome its LGBT fans   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Sports fans in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex are accustomed to an embarrassment of riches, so to speak, when it comes to having professional athletes around. There’s the Dallas Cowboys, the Dallas Mavericks, the Texas […]

Celebration and remembrance

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 6:30am

QueerBomb Pride party adds elements to honor Orlando victims   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer QueerBomb organizer Daniel Cates hopes this year’s QueerBomb will be a way for the community to take action as it celebrates Pride and comes together to heal in the wake of the June 12 murders at Pulse nightclub in […]

Orlando comes together to help, to heal

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 8:35am

  When Orlando residents awoke to learn the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history took place at a gay nightclub in their city overnight, many reacted with shock and disbelief. “I was stunned,” said Robin Brown, a former Amnesty International official who retired and moved to the Florida community nine years ago from Washington, D.C. […]