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 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. […]

Oak Lawn psychologist elected to TPA board

Posted on 13 Jan 2011 at 10:42pm

Dr. Gregory Simonsen From Staff Reports Officials with the Texas Psychological Association this week announced that Dr. Gregory Simonsen has been elected to the Texas Psychological Association’s Board of Trustees. Simonsen starts a three-year term on the board this month after being elected by members of TPA in the fall of 2010. In his capacity […]

Offering HIV patients a new look

Posted on 13 Jan 2011 at 10:38pm

Cosmetic surgeon Anthony Caglia specializes in working with patients to reduce the effects of wasting syndrome DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer An ever-evolving array of HIV/AIDS medications has transformed what was once a terminal illness that claimed its victims quickly into a chronic ailment that has to be managed long term — allowing people […]

Realtors adopt non-discrimination policy

Posted on 25 Nov 2010 at 5:20pm

All members of North America’s largest trade organization must comply with amended code of ethics that now includes protection based on sexual orientation DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer FAIR HOUSING | From left, Texas Pride Realty’s Bob McCranie and Leslie Wilson, Oregon Realtor Steve Strode, NAGLREP founder and Executive Director Jeff Berger, NAGLREP Director and […]

Gay professionals find that necessity is mother of reinvention

Posted on 21 Oct 2010 at 7:03pm

Mark Shekter – When the recession hit his industry, Mark Shekter used his experience, talents to create new businesses DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer PASTRIES AND TAXES | Mark Shekter has reinvented himself during difficult economic times by recreating an old business and beginning new ones. (David Taffet/Dallas Voice) Mark Shekter’s upscale residential design […]

Danny Sikora

Posted on 21 Oct 2010 at 7:01pm

One gay Dallas man helps bring the 75-year-old bakery that has been a family’s favorite into the digital age DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer DIGITAL DELIGHTS | Danny Sikora went from business manager for his father’s medical practice to marketing consultant for Aston’s Bakery. (David Taffet/Dallas Voice) Aston’s Bakery on Lovers Lane is a […]

Gay retailer competes with the mall chains

Posted on 23 Sep 2010 at 5:00pm

Service, style and a little bit of avant-garde translate into success for this Oak Lawn eyeglass retailer DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer FASHION FORWARD  | Morgan Metcalf transformed a failing discounter into the No. 1 fashion eyewear store in the Metroplex. (David Taffet/Dallas Voice) Over the past few years, Fashion Optical has gone from […]

Minn. judge upholds law that revealed Target donation

Posted on 22 Sep 2010 at 5:08pm

MARTIGA LOHN | Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — A federal judge refused on Monday, Sept. 20 to interfere with a new Minnesota law that revealed political donations from Target Corp. and other companies, saying the public has an interest in knowing who speaks and who pays for those messages as the election approaches. U.S. […]

To shop or not to shop at Target?

Posted on 26 Aug 2010 at 8:14pm

That is the question for LGBTs angry over donations by Target, Best Buy to anti-gay politician DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer DECISIONS, DECISIONS | The Target on Central at Haskell is convenient for shoppers in Oak Lawn. But does the company’s donation to an anti-gay politician outweigh the store’s convenience? (David Taffet/Dallas Voice) Although […]


Posted on 26 Aug 2010 at 8:10pm

Sewell Automotive Companies and Sewell Subaru, which market to the LGBT community in Dallas and have on staff openly lesbian sales manager Vicki Gullion, have donated $10,000 to help establish Guide Dogs for the Blind’s first Texas group of guide dog raisers. The Dallas-based group, Lone Star Puppy Raisers, will use Sewell’s donation to help […]