Pet of the week • 08-01-14

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 8:00am

Melanie is a one year old brown and white tabby.  If you don’t like warm, friendly and affectionate cats then this cat is not for you.  She loves petting and purring — you pet, she purrs. Because she’s been at the shelter for more than 2 weeks her adoption fee has been waived.  She’s patiently [...]

Local Briefs • 08-01-14

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 7:55am

Leo Party, Miss Leo benefit AIN The AIDS Interfaith Network’s 27th annual Leo Party and Miss Leo Contest will be held Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. at the Hidden Door, 5025 Bowser Ave. The theme this year is “Disco, Divas and Oldies.” The annual fundraiser benefits AIDS Interfaith Network’s Daire Center and meals program. Call [...]

Trans woman settles housing case

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 7:50am

Cedar Creek Lake couple say they were pressured by DOJ to accept mediated settlement rather than take case to trial to set legal precedent   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer A transgender woman and her partner have settled a lawsuit alleging unfair housing practices by an Athens RV park owner. The Cedar Creek Lake-area couple [...]

MetroBall raises record amount for GDMAF

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 7:45am

Razzle Dazzle Dallas breaks even; organization rethinks June Pride   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer While MetroBall raised a record $47,240 for the Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund at its June 6 event, the Razzle Dazzle Dallas main event, held the next night, was not financially successful, organizers have announced. MetroBall and Razzle Dazzle Dallas [...]

Hunting for justice

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 7:40am

A Plano man attacked by a roommate’s dog says homophobia in the Plano PD stalled his case   JAMES RUSSELL | Staff Writer When Hal Wallace went to the emergency room on June 29 following an attack by his roommate’s dog, he and his husband, Johnathon DeJarnett, had a hunch the dog had been goaded [...]

‘You’re talking about my family’

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 7:15am

JAMES RUSSELL | Staff Writer Leticia Van de Putte, a Texas state senator from San Antonio and the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, doesn’t mince words. In her first interview with the gay press, she spoke intimately about her family and the ongoing legislative struggle for equality. She also packed in the punches against her [...]

Grand marshals named

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 7:00am

Carol West, Rafael McDonnell chosen by record turnout of voters, DTG director says Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor The votes are in and the community has chosen the Rev. Carol West and Rafael McDonnell to lead the 2014 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade as grand marshals on Sept. 21. Both said this week they are [...]

Building a bridge of compassion

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 6:45am

Immigrant rights activist and gay man Jose Antonio Vargas calls on LGBTs to reach out to immigrants   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Born in the Phillipines, Jose Antonio Vargas has lived in the United States since he was 12. He has been open about his “undocumented” status — his mother sent him to live [...]

Speak Out Poll: Will you vote in November?

Posted on 31 Jul 2014 at 10:00pm

Married — at last

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 10:38am

  Del Wilson and Keith Dishman recently traveled to Massachusetts to be legally married after almost 35 years as a couple. As part of our 2014 Family Life issue, Wilson answered a few quick questions for Dallas Voice. Dallas Voice: How long have you been together? Del Wilson: We have been together for nearly 35 [...]