Moving on up

Posted on 20 May 2016 at 7:15am

Resource Center moves to its new landmark building this weekend DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Cece Cox said this week she wishes Bill Nelson and John Thomas and Bill Hunt and others lost to HIV were here to see the new LGBT Community Center, that will welcome the public for an open house [...]

‘Buddies’ coming together to remember

Posted on 20 May 2016 at 6:45am

Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor nash@dallasvoice.com “It was an incredible feeling to walk in through that slamming door and hear my name called [by people who were] happy to see me,” said Joni Schroeder, describing what it was like to have been a regular at Buddies, back when the bar was located at the intersection [...]

Gay man attacked inside strip club

Posted on 08 Apr 2016 at 7:40am

Victim claims waiter broke his jaw, assailants yelled anti-gay slurs DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Cory Weddington said that he and his two female friends had been inside a North Dallas strip club for only a few minutes on Friday night, April 1, when he was attacked by a waiter and security personnel, [...]

Pet of the week • 01.29.16

Posted on 29 Jan 2016 at 7:30am

Sydney is a nearly-4-month-old female retriever mix who weighs and about 7 pounds. She is funny and active and loves to play, chew, run and snuggle, and is looking for a forever home with a family who can teach her to be well behaved. Other pets are available for adoption from Operation Kindness, 3201 Earhart [...]

Making the dentist’s office friendly

Posted on 15 Jan 2016 at 7:15am

Boyd, who was on the front lines of the AIDS battle early in her practice, is training her poodle Max to help comfort her patients today DAVID TAFFET    |  Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com If going to the dentist makes you nervous, meet Max. “Max is Dr. Carole Ann Boyd’s standard poodle. He’s being trained as [...]

Hawk: Oak Lawn attacks are ‘personal’

Posted on 18 Dec 2015 at 7:00am

D.A. addresses concerns about prosecuting attacks as hate crimes DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com In a Monday night, Dec. 14, meeting at Cathedral of Hope, Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk addressed a crowd already jittery from a series of attacks in the neighborhood and frustrated by a recent meeting with representatives of [...]

No tie found between arrested suspects, previous attacks

Posted on 11 Dec 2015 at 6:45am

Frustration turns to anger as victims, activists wait for concrete progress in spate of assaults DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Victims of recent attacks and members of the LGBT community working for more security in Oak Lawn were fuming this week over the way police handled the arrests of two teens who allegedly [...]

Obituaries • 10-09-15

Posted on 09 Oct 2015 at 7:50am

Allen Patterson Former Tarrant County Libertarian Party Chairman and LGBT ally Allen Patterson, 54, died Thursday, Oct. 1 after a six-month battle with brain cancer. An active leader in the state and local Libertarian Party, Patterson groomed candidates, built membership and volunteered on various campaigns. Born and reared on a farm in Mississippi, Patterson played [...]

Local Briefs • 04-24-15

Posted on 24 Apr 2015 at 8:05am

Senior summit planned Cannon Flowers has announced a summit on LGBT aging to be held in June, with more details to come later. Flowers attended a White House national elder summit in February. The meeting will be held at Senior Source, 3910 Harry Hines Blvd. Flowers said the date will be determined later, but that [...]

Local Briefs • 04-17-15

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 at 8:00am

Outrageous Oral quarterly story-telling evening Steve Atkinson plays master of ceremonies at The Dallas Way’s quarterly Outrageous Oral presentation at 7 p.m. on April 23 in the Rose Room, 3911 Cedar Springs Road. Speakers this month are Sheriff Lupe Valdez, currently serving her third term in office; Mark Shekter, who created MOM — Meals on [...]