The Gay Agenda • 08-12-16

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:55am

  ­­­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 Helen Holy; United Black Ellument hosts […]

Obituary • 08-12-16

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:50am

  Doris Jean Mitchell, a long-time resident of Oak Lawn, died Aug. 4 several hours after she suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. Born April 23, 1939 in San Antonio, Doris lived briefly in Chicago with her parents — Dr. Holland Mitchell of Weatherford and Hazel Jones Mitchell of Floydada, Texas — before moving to Waco where […]

NAS Fort Worth employee charges discrimination

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:15am

For 10 years, supervisors got away with calling Almodovar ‘big girl’ and ‘fag’ without consequences despite Navy’s no tolerance policy for harassment   DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer A North Texas man has filed suit against the U.S. Navy, charging that officials at Naval Air Station Fort Worth at Carswell Field allowed officers and […]

Louganis to receive BTD’s Birch Award

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:00am

Organizers also announce special performance by Todrick Hall set for Oct. 1 dinner   From Staff Reports As the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio reach the halfway mark, here in North Texas, Black Tie Dinner officials are getting in the spirit by announcing that openly gay Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis will receive the 2016 […]

Collin County jail guard who called out bigotry has lost his job

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 6:45am

Derek Boyd says harassment against him intensified after a story about his situation ran in Dallas Voice while nurses who harassed him kept their jobs   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer A Collin County corrections officer has lost his job after publicly accusing two nurses working at the jail of harassing him, and accusing […]

Making an impact

Posted on 05 Aug 2016 at 7:45am

TPIF offers LGBT community a new way to donate Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor With the 35th annual Black Tie Dinner on the horizon, people know what that event is. They know that it raises money for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and for a variety of local LGBT- and AIDS-related nonprofits. And so, through […]

The Gay Agenda • 08-05-16

Posted on 05 Aug 2016 at 7:35am

­­­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; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community […]

Pet of the week • 08-05-16

Posted on 05 Aug 2016 at 7:30am

Sweet little Charlie is a short-coat Chihuahua mix about 2 months old and with black fur. He only weighs about 2 pounds now and will always be a small dog.  If you’re looking for the perfect lapdog companion, come meet Charlie now. Other pets are available for adoption from Operation Kindness, 3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton. […]

Pulse cast: Remembering, recovering

Posted on 05 Aug 2016 at 7:15am

Staff and cast members from Pulse talk about the night of the shooting, and how they are reclaiming their lives Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor It’s been less than two months since a lone gunman walked into an Orlando gay nightclub called Pulse right at closing time and opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle and […]

Stress, anxiety threaten community

Posted on 05 Aug 2016 at 7:00am

Violence, hateful rhetoric are creating a kind of post-traumatic stress among LGBT people   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Local counselor Dennis Hartzog, M.Ed, LPC, says that it isn’t unusual for clients who survived the early days of the AIDS epidemic to come to him suffering the classic symptoms of post traumatic stress disoder. “These […]