Local Briefs • 12-19-14

Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 7:50am

Celebration Church honors Halstead Celebration Community Church honors Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead at its 11 a.m. service on Sunday, Dec. 21. “We think he’s built some bridges that have welcomed our community into City Hall,” Celebration’s pastor, the Rev. Carol West, said. “He was a strong driving force in the work the city [...]

Dallas County considers FMLA policy for LGBT employees

Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 7:00am

DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Dallas County’s LGBT employees came a step closer to equal benefits this week when the Commissioners Court at its weekly meeting on Monday, Dec. 16, discussed updating sick leave and leave of absence policies to include its LGBTs and other employees. The city of Dallas updated its family medical leave [...]

Black Tie Dinner distributes $1 million

Posted on 12 Dec 2014 at 8:45am

  Half goes to HRC; Resource Center receives largest local donation DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Black Tie Dinner distributed $1 million in funds at its annual distribution party on Thursday, Dec. 11 at the Renaissance Hotel on Stemmons Freeway. Of the 15 local beneficiaries that split $500,000, Resource Center received the largest check at [...]

Local Briefs • 11-28-14

Posted on 28 Nov 2014 at 7:35am

  EQTX announces advocacy days Equality Texas will hold three advocacy days during the 2015 legislative session in Austin, officials have announced. Each of the three days will have a particular theme. Tuesday, Feb. 17 will be Faith Advocacy Day, co-sponsored by the Texas Freedom Network. Monday, March 23 will be Family Advocacy Day, focusing [...]

Local Briefs • 11-14-14

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 7:55am

TCC tickets on sale Tickets went on sale for the Turtle Creek Chorale’s 35th anniversary concert on Feb. 7 at City Performance Hall. Longtime conductor Tim Seelig, who now conducts the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, returns for one show only. Tickets are also on sale for the annual Christmas concert, Jangled, running at 7:30 [...]

Local Briefs • 11-07-14

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 8:20am

  CitySquare Opportunity Center opens CitySquare celebrated the opening of CitySquare Opportunity Center on Thursday, Nov. 6. Located on the southeast corner of Malcolm X Boulevard and I-30, the center will benefit residents of east and south Dallas and the Fair Park area. The 52,000-square-foot multi-service facility houses a food distribution center, a wellness center, [...]

Pride Calender • 11-07-14

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 8:05am

November • Nov. 7–9: A Celebration of Women National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendall is the featured speaker. The weekend includes book studies, film screenings and a symposium sponsored by Hope 4 Peace & Justice. Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road. • Nov. 8: Trans Health Fair 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Amelia [...]

Local Briefs • 10-24-14

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 7:50am

GALA Youth game night GALA Youth holds game night for LGBTQA middle and high school teens. The event takes place 6–7:30 p.m Sunday, Oct. 26 at 1641 W. Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton. GEAR October mixer Renee Baker will tell her story at GEAR’s October mixer at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at LaMadeleine, 3906 Lemmon Ave. [...]

Local Briefs • 10-17-14

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:45am

GLFD presents Owl-O-Ween A Gay and Lesbian Fund for Dallas brunch takes place at Trinity River Audubon Center on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9:30–11 a.m. Following the brunch, Owl-O-Ween celebrates the first anniversary of A Feathered Affair. Learn about what all of the LGBT community’s support has made possible. A new Gay & Lesbian Fund [...]

Local Briefs • 10-10-14

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 8:05am

  Rural Pride Summit is Saturday The National Center for Lesbian Rights and the U.S. Department of Agriculture host the Rural Pride Summit at Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St. on Saturday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The event focuses on addressing the needs of LGBT people living in rural communities across the country. The Rural [...]