Will Oklahoma have a gay congressman before Texas?

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 8:20am

Al McAffrey, the first out legislator in the Oklahoma House and Senate, runs for U.S. Congress   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer When Oklahoma state Sen. Al McAffrey finished in second place in his June primary race for the nomination for U.S. representative from the state’s 5th District, it was the first time the openly [...]

Helping build the gayborhoods

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 8:15am

Hunky’s celebrates 30 years of business in two booming locations   James Russell  |  Staff Writer Cedar Springs was a rough street when brothers Rick and David Barton opened Hunky’s Hamburgers 30 years ago. But on a recent Friday afternoon, Rick credited David, who has since died, with being the one to see what was [...]

Pride around North Texas

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 8:10am

Pride in the Metroplex doesn’t begin — or end — with the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade on Sunday   James Russell  |  Staff Writer Teen Pride Organizer Amanda Robinson hopes for a big turn out for this year’s Teen Pride. And if the turnout for the Sept. 14 “Inspirational Sunday” event at Cathedral of [...]

World Series returns to Dallas

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 8:05am

Players from 45 cities representing 168 of the 800 NAGAAA teams will be in Dallas for the week-long Gay Softball World Series   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer More than 4,500 softball players and fans from 45 North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance member cities are expected in Dallas Sept. 22-27 for the 2014 Gay [...]

Garlow’s up for sale in Gun Barrel City

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 8:00am

Owner says he is in no hurry and will hold out for a buyer who’ll keep the club gay   David Webb  |  Contributing Writer nash@dallasvoice.com GUN BARREL CITY — There’s been a gay bar on Cedar Creek Lake for two decades, and there always will be one, if Garlow’s owner Michael Slingerland can help [...]

Liebbe releases confidential DISD report detailing charges against him

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 7:55am

The investigator who was fired earlier this month and wasn’t told why until late last week has responded with charges of his own   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Fired Dallas Independent School District investigator Jeremy Liebbe said this week that none of the charges against him would have been leveled had he not discovered [...]

Pet of the week • 09-19-14

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 7:50am

Meet Anabell, a beautiful white-and-tan terrier mix with an outgoing personality. Anabell would be a great companion for someone who is active and would take her on walks through the neighborhood. Anabell’s previous owners said that she is great with children and loves to play. Pack up the family and visit with Anabell today. Annabell [...]

Local Briefs • 09-19-14

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 7:45am

Gaybingo celebrate 150 Proud Mary Gaybingo on Pride weekend celebrates the 150th Gaybingo event. Jenna Skyy is back on the Gaybingo stage with Patti Le Plae Safe and Chanel Champagne in the Rose Room and Chris Gregory and friends in the Rumpus Room. S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road, 6 p.m. on Sept. 20. Tickets available [...]

Pride. And Pride again

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 7:15am

Tavern Guild ED explains the need for corporate sponsorships in staging Pride parade while QueerBomb plans alternative Pride dedicated to inclusion and self expression   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Before the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, it cost the Dallas Tavern Guild about $25,000 to $30,000 a year to stage the Alan Ross [...]

Black Tie Dinner adds Prop 8 lawyers, out athlete to roster

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 7:00am

Boies, Olson to receive Birch Award; special appearance set by NBA star Jason Collins   James Russell  |  Staff Writer Black Tie Dinner has added five guests to an already packed to a line up for the 33rd annual event, set for Nov. 15 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, creating what Black Tie organizers called [...]