A new day, a new name

Posted on 10 Feb 2017 at 7:00am

AIDS Arms is now Prism Health North Texas DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer More than 30 years ago, a case management agency was created in Dallas to write grants for a network of HIV agencies providing different forms of care throughout the community. They called it AIDS Arms Network. The “Arms” part stood for […]

Executive order allowing discrimination a possibility

Posted on 03 Feb 2017 at 7:40am

Press secretary won’t confirm or deny that Trump plans to sign EO leaked on Wednesday Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com Just two days after the White House issued a statement saying President Donald Trump is “determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community,” a purported draft for an executive […]

Spiritual exile

Posted on 03 Feb 2017 at 7:35am

Transgender minister says her faith continues to grow and change   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Allyson Robinson is your ordinary West Point graduate transgender Baptist minister who began her transition at Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor. Robinson wasn’t brought up in the church but occasionally attended Bible school and Sunday worship with her […]

Pet of the week • 02-03-17

Posted on 03 Feb 2017 at 7:30am

Meet Buster, a well-behaved boxer/labrador mix who’s about 10 years old. He’s a fairly larger fellow, weighing 57 pounds. He was transferred to the SPCA of Texas from Dallas Animal Services after he was surrendered there because his previous family had a new baby. He is very sweet, loving and laid-back, loves to go for […]

The gay agenda • 02-03-17

Posted on 03 Feb 2017 at 7:25am

­­­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 community counselor Candy Marcum; United Black Ellument […]

Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall to Saturday

Posted on 03 Feb 2017 at 7:15am

A white lesbian and a black male minister, both with histories of discrimination in Dallas, traveled the country to explore the civil rights and LGBT equality movements DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer When I spoke to Marilyn Bennett and the Rev. Gil Caldwell, I didn’t quite interview them. Rather, I eavesdropped on their conversation. […]

Gorsuch not good for the gays

Posted on 03 Feb 2017 at 7:00am

LGBT advocacy organizations speak out against Trump’s right-wing SCOTUS nominee   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com Of the three judges President Donald Trump was said to be considering for the current vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, he chose to nominate the one who is the most conservative and least likely to be […]

Packing their dreams

Posted on 03 Feb 2017 at 6:45am

Demonstrators call for unity on immigration and other issues that will arise under the Trump administration   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer When other people travel, they pack their clothes. But refugees pack their dreams before they begin their new lives in America. That’s the way a refugee from Iraq described her journey to […]

UPDATED: Trump won’t revoke LGBT protections

Posted on 31 Jan 2017 at 9:43am

Lisa Keen | Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com The news today (Tuesday, Jan. 31) that President Donald Trump said he would not rescind an existing executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees should have left LGBT activists feeling relieved. But it didn’t. Most reacted with a mixture of concern that his reassuring “words” […]

George’s take on Trump

Posted on 27 Jan 2017 at 7:15am

Activist, actor and icon George Takei, who got to know Donald Trump on ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ says the new president has no core values DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer When presidential candidate Donald Trump proposed a ban on Muslims entering the country, George Takei was performing on Broadway in his musical Allegiance, the show based […]