Divas, desserts and Dawn

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 8:20am

New Ms. Texas Leather sets out on new adventures in work, community service   Tammye Nash | Managing Editor “I’m in a funny position right now.” And Dawn Knowlton isn’t talking about just one aspect of her life when she says that. It was almost four months ago now that Knowlton won the Ms. Texas […]

This isn’t just monkey business

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 8:15am

Money and The Bee T-shirt company stays rooted in community service     DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer Michael Albee and Frank Martinez started their t-shirt company — Monkey and the Bee — after “we started freaking out about how to pay for our wedding,” the men explained. Martinez suggested Albee, a graphic designer, […]

AP opens Hope Health Center

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 8:10am

South Dallas agency plans a capital campaign to open health center to serve South Dallas   DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer Abounding Prosperity, the South Dallas AIDS agency, is expanding its services by opening HOPE Health Center. The clinic, for now, is located on Harry Hines Boulevard in North Dallas, but Abounding Prosperity officials […]

Pet of the Week • 06-16-17

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 8:05am

  Meet Canelo, a reserved, 4-year-old shepherd mix with a red-and-black coat . He’s a laidback guy with just a hint of alertness. He prefers to keep watch outside, as he never really understood the appeal of being cooped up inside a house, so a tall-sturdy fence is a necessity. He enjoys soft petting, spending […]

The Gay Agenda • 06-16-17

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 8:00am

  Have an event coming up? Email your information to Managing Editor Tammye Nash at nash@dallasvoice.com or Senior Staff Writer David Taffet at taffet@dallasvoice.com by Wednesday at 5 p.m. for that week’s issue. • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. This week’s guest is incoming Dallas City Councilman Omar Narvaez; […]

Pride by any other name

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 7:15am

June is National LGBT Pride Month. But what does that really mean?   Happy Gay Pride Month. What are you doing to celebrate? Anything? What does Pride Month even mean to you? Surely, we all know why we designate June as our LGBT Pride Month, right? It all goes back to that fateful night in […]

Narvaez defeats incumbent

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 7:00am

First openly gay member of Dallas City Council in a decade elected in run-off   DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer Omar Narvaez is one of the four newly-elected members of the Dallas City Council, making him the first openly-gay Dallas City Council member in more than a decade. Narvaez defeated incumbent Mayor Pro Tem […]

Celebrating freedom

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 6:45am

For Ahmad Goree, Juneteenth is the perfect combo of black pride, gay pride   Tammye Nash | Managing Editor Juneteenth is “the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States,” according to the website, Juneteenth.com. It marks the day — June 19, 1865 — that Union soldiers led by Maj. Gen. […]

Marching for equality

Posted on 09 Jun 2017 at 8:05am

North Texans who couldn’t make it to Washington, D.C., this weekend for D.C.’s Pride celebration Saturday and the Equality March for Pride and Unity have plenty of options right here at home to take a stand. Organizers of the national march, which steps off at 10 a.m. Sunday, want to see a huge crowd rallying […]

Pulse: One year later

Posted on 09 Jun 2017 at 8:04am

  DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer In March, survivors of the mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub and the estates of seven victims sued both the wife and former employer of the gunman who killed 49 people and injured another 68 at the LGBT nightclub early on the morning of June 12, 2016. Plaintiffs […]