Court: Discrimination against gay workers not prohibited

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 8:50am

Kate Brumback  |  Associated Press ATLANTA — In a setback for gay rights advocates hoping for an expansion of workplace discrimination protections, a federal appeals court in Atlanta has ruled that employers aren’t prohibited from discriminating against employees because of sexual orientation. A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on […]

Gender clinic opens in Austin

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 8:40am

THA puts together services and offers them at no charge DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Texas Health Action, an Austin non-profit that promotes sexual wellness, opened its doors to its gender clinic a little more than a week ago with an appointment for one client. By the next day, they were booked through June. […]

Easter in the Park celebrates its 50th year

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 8:35am

The Pooch Parade is always one of the most popular parts of the Easter in the Park celebration. (Photo by Chuck Marcelo) DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Easter in the Park, which first took place at Lee Park in 1967, celebrates its 50th anniversary on April 16. LeeAnne Locken from Real Housewives of Dallas […]

Pet of the week • 03-17-17

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 8:25am

Meet Molly Ann, an 8-year-old domestic shorthair mix with gorgeous Torbie-colored fur and striking green eyes. She can be a little timid when meeting new people, but once you spend some time with her, she’s a total love. She adores being scratched on her head and neck, and is happy to lie idly while you […]

Gay Agenda • 03-17-17

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 8:20am

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Go all out to go All In for Advocacy

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 7:15am

Nearly 1,000 registered to participate in LGBT lobby day in Austin on Monday Tammye Nash  | Managing Editor More than 900 people have already registered to participate Monday, March 20, in All In for Advocacy, a lobby day being sponsored by Equality Texas, in partnership with the ACLU of Texas, Texas Freedom Network, Human Rights […]

SB6 sails through Senate; fate still uncertain in the House

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 7:00am

From Staff and Wire Reports AUSTIN — The Texas version of  North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” is on its way to the state’s House of Representatives after final approval in the Senate by a 20-10 vote on Wednesday, March 15. The only Democrat to vote in favor of the measure was Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. of […]

Lee Park AIDS Memorial turns 25

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 6:45am

Alan Ross fought the city for years for a permanent remembrance in Lee Park   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Friends will gather in Lee Park on March 18 at 11 a.m. to mark the 25th anniversary of the planting of a tree and placing of a plaque — the AIDS memorial that Alan […]

Planned Parenthood and the power of women

Posted on 10 Mar 2017 at 8:00am

Annual awards luncheon highlights organization’s role in empowering women, features a conversation with Marcia Clark   Tammye Nash  | Managing Editor Even as Republicans in Washington, D.C., surge forward in their efforts to cut all federal funds to Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas will continue to stand strong in its mission to provide […]

Obituaries • 03-10-17

Posted on 10 Mar 2017 at 7:50am

Brian Cross, 52, died suddenly on Monday, March 6. Brian graduated from North Mesquite High School and received his B.A. from University of North Texas after having been expelled from Dallas Baptist University for being gay, even though at the time he didn’t know he was gay. Before he retired, he worked in art restoration […]