Pet of the week • 10-17-14

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 8:10am

Can you tell she’s a staff favorite? And a photographer favorite. And a manager’s favorite. Wonderful Wanda’s a 1 year old Border Collie mix. Her adoption fee is waived, she’s spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and ready to roll. Meet her at Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center, 1818 N. Westmoreland, 75212.  Ask for Wanda #A853160. The Adoption [...]

Facing up to controversy

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:55am

Davis’ ‘wheelchair ad’ invigorates disabled LGBTs and allied Democrats James Russell  |  Staff Writer russell@dallasvoice.com “A tree fell on Greg Abbott. He sued and got millions,” intones a narrator in an ominous voice, speaking over an image of an empty wheelchair. Those first five seconds of a 32-second television advertisement released last weekend by Sen. [...]

Cliff dwelling

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:50am

The city’s oldest home tour includes 10 homes, four of them built right into the cliff   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League tour of homes includes three homes south of Kiest Park this year, the most in those neighborhoods in the tour’s history. Former OOCCL President Michael Amonett [...]

Local Briefs • 10-17-14

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:45am

GLFD presents Owl-O-Ween A Gay and Lesbian Fund for Dallas brunch takes place at Trinity River Audubon Center on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9:30–11 a.m. Following the brunch, Owl-O-Ween celebrates the first anniversary of A Feathered Affair. Learn about what all of the LGBT community’s support has made possible. A new Gay & Lesbian Fund [...]

Not just clowning around

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:15am

Jerry Cunningham and his partner J.C. McDonald help keep the competitors safe in the arena at the World Gay Rodeo Finals   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor In the world of rodeo, there’s a difference between being wrecked and being racked. Jerry Cunningham has experienced both. Cunningham, who also happens to be owner and publisher [...]

Standing out in the crowd

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:00am

15-year old Xavier Khan of Fort Worth is one of five inaugural Fairness Fort Worth honorees   James Russell  |  Staff Writer Xavier Khan’s life changed in 8th grade when his mother found a text message exchange in his cell phone — with a guy. He told the guy, “I love you.” When Khan returned [...]

Nurturing scholars

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 6:45am

LEAP Scholarship winners talk about how the GBLT Chamber made a difference in their lives DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Pam Hancock has won the North Texas GLBT Chamber’s LEAP Scholarship twice. And now teaches at the University of Alaska Anchorage where, she said, she can’t see Russia from her front door. Hancock was celebrating [...]

Local Briefs • 10-10-14

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 8:05am

  Rural Pride Summit is Saturday The National Center for Lesbian Rights and the U.S. Department of Agriculture host the Rural Pride Summit at Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St. on Saturday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The event focuses on addressing the needs of LGBT people living in rural communities across the country. The Rural [...]

Dallas, Fort Worth offer transportation alternatives

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 8:00am

Zipcar in Dallas and B Cycle in Fort Worth give residents options in getting around town   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Need to run a quick errand and don’t have a car? Then check out a car at the Oak Lawn branch of the Dallas Public Library. But you’ll need more than just your [...]

PRIDE Calendar

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 7:55am

 OCTOBER   • Through Oct. 12: QCinema Film Festival Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N. Main St., Fort Worth. QCinema.org. • Oct. 11: National Coming Out Day   • Oct. 12: Jennings Street Festival Jennings Avenue between Pennsylvania Ave. and W. Cannon. 2–8 p.m. benefits AIDS Outreach Center.   • Oct. 12: Spirit Day Stand with [...]