Munro, Narvaez named grand marshals

Posted on 11 Aug 2017 at 7:15am

This year’s choices broke barriers for the annual Pride parade DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com For the first time in the history of the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade, a transgender person has been chosen as grand marshal. She is also black, another first for the event. Nicole O’Hara Munro and Omar Narvaez […]

Prism Health employee challenging 16-term congressman

Posted on 11 Aug 2017 at 7:00am

When Joe Barton told a constituent to shut up, John Duncan decided to run   DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com John Duncan was attending a town hall meeting with his congressman, Republican Joe Barton, in Frost, a Navarro County town midway between Corsicana and Hillsboro the night that Barton told a constituent asking […]

Advocates warn: Bathroom bills aren’t dead yet

Posted on 11 Aug 2017 at 6:45am

Dallas Stars, 32 Dallas arts and culture organizations voice opposition to discrimination From Staff Repots With less than a week left in the Texas Legislature’s special session, the anti-transgender “bathroom bill” appears to be stuck in committee and unlikely to make it to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk. But activists working against the bill warned opponents […]

The sweet life

Posted on 04 Aug 2017 at 10:15am

Dallas businessmen — and best friends — plan a golden future with their country farm and Queen Mary Honey   Tammye Nash | Managing Editior nash@dallasvoice.com Think of them as the Golden Girls, except instead of four older straight women, they are four not-really-older gay men. And instead of Miami, their story is set (at […]

Pet of the Week • 08-04-17

Posted on 04 Aug 2017 at 7:25am

  Meet Andre, a friendly, 4-year-old grey tabby domestic shorthair mix. He is a loving, laid-back and gentle boy who enjoys basking in the sunlight, observing birds outside his window and hanging out with his feline friends in his condo. If you’re looking for a sweet guy to snuggle up with, he’s definitely your man. […]

Gay Agenda • 08-04-17

Posted on 04 Aug 2017 at 7:20am

  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 guests are trans activists Leslie McMurray and Katie […]

Life is hard, but there’s a light

Posted on 04 Aug 2017 at 7:00am

The Turtle Creek Chorale staging 24-hour marathon to support the trans community   DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Anyone looking to Ethan Avanzino for a dramatic transition story just won’t find one. He is the poster child for how things should be. The Southwest Airlines employee produces audio and video training materials for […]

Trevor Project reports spike in calls from trans youth

Posted on 04 Aug 2017 at 6:45am

The Trevor Project — the nation’s largest LGBTQ youth crisis intervention and suicide prevention organization — late on Wednesday, Aug. 2, issued a statement noting a growing number of calls, text messages and online chats coming into the agency from transgender youth correspondingly most notably with President Trump’s tweet regarding transgender military service members, and […]

Financial Planning for LGBT Families

Posted on 28 Jul 2017 at 8:05am

DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Before advising a same-sex couple on which investments would work best for them, financial advisor Stephanie Sammons makes sure she understands the family and everyone’s roles and responsibilities, especially when kids are involved. She draws from her own experience. “My spouse adopted children with her ex,” she said. […]

Troy Perry makes a visit

Posted on 28 Jul 2017 at 8:00am

MCC was founded on the idea God didn’t create him to hate him DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com The Rev. Troy Perry promised me he’d give me the short version when I asked him to tell me how he decided to found his own denomination. During the next two hours, that was about […]