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 [...]

Local Briefs 06-20-14

Posted on 20 Jun 2014 at 8:20am

Gay For Good The Gay For Good June event takes place at Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship in Wylie on Saturday. Participants will be lending a hand with different chores around the stables and grounds including assisting with facility and stable improvements, general barn chores or administrative office work. Founded in 1981, Equest was the first therapeutic [...]

Local Briefs • 06-13-14

Posted on 13 Jun 2014 at 8:05am

Chorale celebrates divas  gone … but not forgotten with concert The Turtle Creek Chorale’s last concert of the season will be a diva-licious evening of music honoring some of the finest female vocalists in the world, presenting the iconic songs of legendary pop, rock, and country divas. From Etta James’ “At Last” to Whitney Houston’s [...]

Pet of the week • 06-06-14

Posted on 06 Jun 2014 at 8:45am

China is a spayed female, brownish-black lab mix. She’s about 6 months old and has a puppy’s energy but can be just as happy cuddling up with her human. Who could resist those beautiful brown eyes? She’s been at the shelter since April 18, so her adoption fee has been waived. Please visit her at [...]