Forum addresses the economics of equality

Posted on 26 May 2011 at 4:35pm

Rebecca Solomon, left, Roger Poindexter and Rebecca Covell Adopting inclusive policies is the trend but LGBT employees must still protect their personal finances DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Out & Equal DFW and Resource Center Dallas presented a forum on May 24 on the economics of equality.   Panelists included Rebecca Solomon of Bank [...]

Vedda attends conference

Posted on 26 May 2011 at 4:29pm

The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce celebrated National Small Business Week last week by gathering LGBT chamber leaders from Dallas, Philadelphia, Chicago, Miami, Spokane and Minneapolis in Washington D.C. Tony Vedda of the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce was among those that met. “My leadership role in NGLCC allows me to be [...]

Advisor offers strategies for LGBT investors

Posted on 26 May 2011 at 4:26pm

Carol Meyer Merrill Lynch portfolio manager finds her niche serving LGBT community DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com A program to help LGBT investors with tax minimization and other challenges faced by the community has led one investment firm to develop a variety of products for people who don’t fit into traditional roles, said Carol [...]

Target sues to stop gay group from collecting marriage equality petitions in store parking lots

Posted on 26 Mar 2011 at 11:30am

Flap further strains company’s relationship with LGBT community JULIE WATSON | Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Target Corp. is suing a San Diego pro-gay marriage group to get it to stop canvassing outside its San Diego County stores, alleging its activists are driving away customers. Rights advocates say the trial between Target and Canvass For [...]

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Uptown Physicians expands; Dr. Bellos joins Citywide I.D. Associates

Posted on 24 Mar 2011 at 9:24pm

Stamson joins Oak Lawn bank staff Clay Stamson will be serving commercial lending clients in the Oak Lawn branch of SharePlus Federal Bank at Maple Avenue at Oak Lawn Avenue. Based in Plano, the bank has seven branches in the Dallas area. Stamson has medical lending expertise. Doctors make changes in practices Several Oak Lawn-area [...]

Tips for gay couples as tax time approaches

Posted on 24 Mar 2011 at 9:18pm

Tax laws weren’t written with LGBT families in mind, but there are ways to make them work for you DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com A new tax ruling in California that appears to be a first step toward federal recognition of same-sex marriage will actually cost gay and lesbian couples there more money, according [...]

The Village comes to Big D

Posted on 24 Feb 2011 at 3:59pm

ECLECTIC BOUTIQUE | Designer Tom John shows off some of the ‘retro, vintage chic, eclectic’ items for sale in his new shop Bryan Street Traders. (David Taffet/Dallas Voice) Store features an eclectic array of items from art to clothing created by owner Tom John DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com When clothing designer Tom John [...]

More companies covering transgender surgery

Posted on 22 Feb 2011 at 3:08pm

List expected to grow as HRC adds benefit to Corporate Equality Index LISA LEFF | Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — When Gina Duncan decided to undergo the medical treatment that would make her a woman, she had plenty to fear. The reactions of her children, her professional colleagues and friends. How her body would respond [...]

Financial planner offers special advice for special circumstances

Posted on 27 Jan 2011 at 7:03pm

Wells Fargo financial planner helps same-sex couples navigate complicated situations that come with not being federally recognized DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com After recognizing the need for certified financial planners specializing in same-sex couples, officials with Wells Fargo approached the College for Financial Planning. In 2010, the designation was established and for now Wells [...]

From coffee to martinis: Buli gets a makeover

Posted on 27 Jan 2011 at 6:58pm

Scott Whittall Cafe owner hopes change to Shakers piano bar brings more people back to Cedar Springs DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Scott Whittall hoped to have his new piano bar Shakers open on Cedar Springs Road by February, but new Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission rules kicked in recently and have delayed the process. [...]