Local briefs • 01-23-15

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 at 7:50am

Discounted tickets available for Tyler Area Gays ball Tickets to the Tyler Area Gays’ Sixth Annual Ball/Viva Las Vegas are available for purchase until doors open at 7 p.m. for the Saturday, Jan. 24 event. Discounted tickets are $35, $30 for students, and may be purchased either online at Tylerareagays.com/viva-las-vegas.html or through a Project TAG [...]

Local Briefs • 01-16-15

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 at 7:35am

GLBT Chamber accepts nominations The North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for its annual Business Excellence Awards. Recipients represent the best of who we are as business and community leaders. Awards will be given in one or more of the following categories: Business of the Year, Community Service, Corporate Ally, Emerging [...]

Volunteer greatness

Posted on 09 Jan 2015 at 8:15am

  Cece Cox, CEO of Resource Center, recently presented the Martha Dealey Volunteer of the Year Award to Michael Chau in recognition of his significant contributions to the center, including volunteering with the hot meals program and participating in special events. Chau and other volunteers were honored at the annual volunteer appreciation party Dec. 11. [...]

Local Briefs • 01-09-15

Posted on 09 Jan 2015 at 8:00am

SPCA of Texas to offer low-cost pet vaccination clinics The SPCA of Texas is offeringa new series of low-cost, walk-in pet vaccination clinics at its three North Texas-area Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinics throughout 2015. The monthly clinics provide an easy and affordable way for the community to help curb the spread of common and highly [...]

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, [...]