Pet of the week • 09-05-14

Posted on 05 Sep 2014 at 7:12pm

Angel was found in a parking garage when he was very young, and good Samaritans brought him to Operation Kindness. After some TLC in foster care, Angel is now ready for a permanent home with a loving family. He is a sweet little kitten who is outgoing and curious, with lots of cute kitten energy. [...]

PRIDE Calendar

Posted on 05 Sep 2014 at 9:10am

September • Sept. 5–14: Play Pride Festival Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 N. Tyler St. $15–$20. TeCoTheater.org • Sept. 12–20: Pride Performing Arts Festival Uptown Players, Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. UptownPlayers.org • Sept. 13: Gay Day at Six Flags hosted by Dallas Voice Discount tickets good Sept. 13, 14 or 20. $35 including [...]

Letter from Mexico: Equality in Mexico’s Mega-City

Posted on 05 Sep 2014 at 9:00am

Mexico City is a bastion of liberalism in Mexico, but GHAI is leading the way in the battles still left to fight Although Mexico City is mostly liberal and the LGBT community here won the right to legally marry and to adopt children in December 2009, the fight for complete equality continues. There are several [...]

Dallas County Schools adds LGBT rights to nondiscrimination policy

Posted on 05 Sep 2014 at 8:50am

DCS board members say new policies impact 3,000 employees and 440,000-plus students James Russell  |  Staff Writer Dallas County Schools voted unanimously at its Aug. 29 board meeting to revise its nondiscrimination policy to include protections for LGBT employees and students, officials with the district announced. The new rules apply to both DCS’ 3000 employees and [...]

Local briefs • 09-05-14

Posted on 05 Sep 2014 at 8:30am

Alameel to speak at TC Stonewall Dr. David Alameel, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Tarrant County Stonewall Democrats, 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at Tommy’s Hamburger Patio and Grill, 2455 Forest Park Blvd. For information, visit Facebook.com/TCStonewall. Game night at Trinity MCC Trinity Metropolitan Community [...]

Granting wishes

Posted on 05 Sep 2014 at 7:15am

GEAR members credit Blair High with saving their lives with her down-to-earth advice and innovative programming DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Although A.Z. said he felt completely isolated a year ago, he had it better than some people who come out as transgender, because he came from a loving family. “I started feeling like I [...]

Pride Parade sponsor holds Dan Patrick fundraiser

Posted on 05 Sep 2014 at 6:45am

Andrews calls relationship with LGBT community strong and solid despite company’s contributions to homophobic Republican’s campaign DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Andrews Distributing has been one of the most steadfast corporate supporters of the LGBT community and equality in Dallas. In fact, the company is the title sponsor of the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade [...]

Death • 08-15-14

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 7:45am

Kelly Murphy, 42, was found dead at his residence on Aug. 13 by his partner, Jim Walker. A graduate of University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyo., Murphy was creative director at Mary Kay Cosmetics. He was born in Sheridan, Wyo. and has mostly lived in Dallas for most of the past 20 years. During that [...]

Local briefs • 07-25-14

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 8:00am

Estate planning seminar set at Resource Center Equality Texas presents a seminar on “Estate Planning for the LGBT Community” Saturday, Aug. 2, 2 p.m., at Resource Center’s John Thomas LGBT Community Center, 2701 Reagan. Reserve a seat by emailing Amy Ford at AEFord@ft.newyorklife.com. Bridge Building Network discusses LGBT elder care Ed-U-Care’s Bridge Building Network hosts [...]

Local Briefs • 07-11-14

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 7:55am

Out & Equal plans fundraiser Out and Equal Dallas Fort Worth will hold its seventh annual signature fundraiser, One Night in Waikiki, Aug. 14, 6–8 p.m., at Times Ten Cellar, 6324 Prospect Ave. in Dallas. Individual tickets are $35 in advance, and $40 at the door. Sponsorships are also available at different levels. Guests will [...]