Day 2: GOP subtly seeks LGBT support through Orlando, gun rights

Posted on 20 Jul 2016 at 12:08pm

NRA official pledges to protect gun rights regardless of ‘race, religion or sexual orientation’   CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade Courtesy of National Gay Media Association CLEVELAND — Amid attacks impugning Hillary Clinton’s character and calls for her incarceration, Republicans on the second night of the GOP national convention subtly sought to obtain LGBT support […]

Bill Eure has died

Posted on 18 Jul 2016 at 10:25am

Bill Eure, husband of the Rev. Michael Piazza, died overnight in his sleep, at his home in Atlanta, following a fierce battle with cancer. Eure is survived by his family: husband Michael Piazza, his daughters Jerica Coughlin and Jordan Coughlin, his brother John Eure, David Plunkett and Sheila Coughlin. Eure and Piazza met in Dallas […]

It’s official: Trump names Pence as his running mate

Posted on 15 Jul 2016 at 11:29am

Lisa Keen | Contributing Writer Keen News Service If Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has any weakness in the eyes of the conservative Republican Party base, it’s that he’s too soft on LGBT people. That seemed to be the general assessment of various commentators this week as they first imagined and then learned through a Twitter […]

Operation Kindness: Finding homes for furry family for 40 years

Posted on 15 Jul 2016 at 7:45am

  From Staff Reports For many people, especially for many of us in the LGBT community, our pets are more than pets. They are our family. That’s why every July, Dallas Voice presents our “Pamper Your Pets” issue. Dallas Voice is — and for many years now, has been — pleased to partner with Operation […]

The Gay Agenda • 07-15-16

Posted on 15 Jul 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; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community […]

Obama visits to help Dallas heal

Posted on 15 Jul 2016 at 7:40am

The president was joined by VP Biden, G.W. Bush at a memorial service for fallen officers   David Taffet  |  Senior Staff Writer President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush — in Dallas to speak at the Tuesday, July 12 memorial service for the five officers killed July 7 following a Black Lives […]

Preparing, protesting, prejudice

Posted on 15 Jul 2016 at 7:15am

As the North Texas LGBT community prepares for Pride, protestors in Orlando call for gun control, and lawmakers in D.C. hold hearings on anti-gay bills   David Taffet  |  Senior Staff Writer As families, fellow officers and government leaders gathered Tuesday, July 12, in Dallas for a memorial service honoring the one DART Police and […]

DPD a model of de-escalation training

Posted on 15 Jul 2016 at 7:00am

But the rest of the country has a long way to go to catch up to Big D’s spirit of unity David Taffet  |  Senior Staff Writer Although the ambush of Dallas police officers took place barely a week ago, law enforcement is already using the event to examine its tactics, plans and community relations. […]

Tucker’s Gift

Posted on 15 Jul 2016 at 6:45am

New group provides food and vet services for pets of low income people with HIV   David Taffet  |  Senior Staff Writer A DFW Sisters novice wanted to raise some money to help people with HIV take care of their pets, but was unable to find a group doing that. Seeing a need, Cody and […]

Pet of the week • 07-08-16

Posted on 08 Jul 2016 at 7:30am

At just 2 months old, sweet little Amelia has already cemented her reputation with staff and her foster parents as “literally the perfect kitten.” She likes to sit in your lap, and loves to cuddle and play. Move quickly for your chance to be the lucky person who gets to give Amelia her forever home. […]