Burton defends bill advocates say could harm LGBT students

Posted on 25 Nov 2016 at 7:00am

LGBT advocates warn bill could force teachers, counselors to out students to their parents Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor LGBT advocates and allies are warning that legislation pre-filed last week by state Sen. Konni Burton would require public school faculty and staff members to out LGBT students to their parents. But Burton condemned criticism of […]

A ‘chilling’ choice

Posted on 25 Nov 2016 at 6:45am

AG nominee Jeff Sessions’ anti-equality history is well-documented   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com One LGBT legal activist called it “chilling.” Others called it “alarming” and “extreme.” Even outside the LGBT community, the reaction was unusually harsh. The NAACP called it “deeply troubling,” and the Center for American Progress said it was a […]

Pet of the week • 11-18-16

Posted on 18 Nov 2016 at 7:45am

is a 2-month-old blue tabby. He is sweet and outgoing and looking for a family to call his own. You can meet Houston in person at the Duncanville PetSmart. For information on adopting a cat or a dog from the SPCA of Texas, visit SPCA.org or go to one of the SPCA’s adoption events, like […]

The Gay Agenda • 11-18-16

Posted on 18 Nov 2016 at 7:40am

­­­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 from the LGBT Aging Coalition; United Black […]

50 years later: Remembering Harry Benjamin and the transsexual phenomenon

Posted on 18 Nov 2016 at 7:00am

Renee Baker | Contributing Writer editor@dallasvoice.com Editor’s Note: In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, Dallas Voice looks back at the legacy of “the father of transsexualism,” Dr. Harry Benjamin, and offers advice for transgender men and women and others in the LGBT community dealing with stress, fear and uncertainty in the wake of the […]

Resource Center dedicates health campus

Posted on 18 Nov 2016 at 6:45am

26 years after Resource Center bought it, the Reagan Street property gets a makeover DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Resource Center rededicated its old building at 2701 Reagan St. as its new health campus this week, unveiling the main building’s new name: the John Thomas Building, after the organization’s original executive director. The health […]

What now?

Posted on 18 Nov 2016 at 6:30am

LGBT advocates ponder the possibilities for reversing rights under President Trump   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com President-elect Donald Trump said in a post-election interview that marriage equality is “settled” and “it’s law,” and expressed no interest in pursuing an agenda to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 decision that struck down state […]

Discrimination on tap

Posted on 18 Nov 2016 at 6:15am

Bill pre-filed in Texas Senate targets rights ordinances; Patrick announces revamped ‘bathroom bill’   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Spanish philosopher George Santayana said it in his book, The Life of Reason, published between 1905 and 1906. And lots of other people have expressed […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance Events

Posted on 18 Nov 2016 at 6:00am

TDOR Calendar in North Texas Nov. 19: Transgender Day of Remembrance — Fort Worth First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1959 Sandy Lane Road, hosts a Transgender Day of Remembrance event from 7-9 p.m. • Nov. 19: Parents of Trans Youth Workshop Youth First, a program of Resource Center, hosts a workshop for parents and guardians […]

Black Tie distributes largest total in 9 years

Posted on 11 Nov 2016 at 8:15am

  From Staff Reports Black Tie Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 10, distributed $1,245,000 to 16 local beneficiaries and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation during a reception at the Fairmount Dallas Hotel. The Black Tie board also unveiled a new logo for the annual fundraiser and announced that BBVA Compass will be presenting sponsor for the […]