Cowtown couple

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 at 7:50am

Smith, Edwards have made a mark on Fort Worth as businesswomen and community volunteers JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer In 2007, Holly Edwards was reading a book and eating dinner at Fort Worth’s Tommy’s Hamburgers when the manager, Lee Furlong, gave her the business card for Kelly Smith, the owner of the popular restaurant. Edwards [...]

Local Briefs • 01-16-15

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 at 7:35am

GLBT Chamber accepts nominations The North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for its annual Business Excellence Awards. Recipients represent the best of who we are as business and community leaders. Awards will be given in one or more of the following categories: Business of the Year, Community Service, Corporate Ally, Emerging [...]

A brief herstory of lesbians in Dallas

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 at 7:15am

From politics, to health, from nightlife to spiritual life, lesbians have played a leading role in creating a vibrant, strong and healthy LGBT community in North Texas Editor’s note: Notice the title of this piece says “brief.” We know it is not even close to comprehensive. There are many more lesbian heroes in our community, [...]

Making a real, live difference

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 at 7:00am

Amanda Robinson co-founded Real Live Connection to help LGBTQ teens avoid issues she faced as a teen Jenny Block  | Contributing Writer At first glance, Amanda Robinson might seem like your typical 30-something: She’s the general manager of 123 Technologies and likes to spend quality time with friends and family when she’s not working. [...]

Shekter to receive lifetime achievement award

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 at 6:45am

  DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer The North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce announced four special honorees and the recipient of a lifetime achievement award to be given at its April 24 dinner. Mark Shekter will receive the chamber’s second lifetime achievement award. Shekter is an award-winning architect who also has a real estate company [...]

Volunteer greatness

Posted on 09 Jan 2015 at 8:15am

  Cece Cox, CEO of Resource Center, recently presented the Martha Dealey Volunteer of the Year Award to Michael Chau in recognition of his significant contributions to the center, including volunteering with the hot meals program and participating in special events. Chau and other volunteers were honored at the annual volunteer appreciation party Dec. 11. [...]

The Gay Agenda • 01-09-15

Posted on 09 Jan 2015 at 8:10am

JANUARY • Jan. 10: Transvisible: The Bamby Salcedo Story Bamby Salcedo and Dante Alencastre show their film and lead a discussion hosted by Trans Pride Initiative at 4 p.m. at Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd. • Jan. 10: Bruce Wood: A Retrospective A new exhibition celebrating the life and creative contributions of the [...]

Pet of the week • 01-09-15

Posted on 09 Jan 2015 at 8:05am

Meet Tabitha, a beautiful collie/shepherd mix who came to Operation Kindness from a local shelter. Tabitha is a young girl who is full of energy but who loves to snuggle. She is very friendly and will make a loving friend and companion. Tabitha has done well playing with other dogs her own size and did [...]

Local Briefs • 01-09-15

Posted on 09 Jan 2015 at 8:00am

SPCA of Texas to offer low-cost pet vaccination clinics The SPCA of Texas is offeringa new series of low-cost, walk-in pet vaccination clinics at its three North Texas-area Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinics throughout 2015. The monthly clinics provide an easy and affordable way for the community to help curb the spread of common and highly [...]

Dallas committee hears LGBT progress report

Posted on 09 Jan 2015 at 7:45am

City diversity officer reports a year of progress to city council committee, with several issues currently under study   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Progress on LGBT equality in the city in 2014 was among the first issues of the new year addressed by Dallas City Council. Dallas Ethics and Diversity Officer Cheryl Orr made [...]