Sisters refused entry to Gay Games

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 7:55am

Gay Games officials believe the incident involving a Cleveland police officer was isolated DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in Cleveland for the Gay Games this week say that a Cleveland police officer stopped them from handing out safe sex kits outside Q Arena and then forced them to [...]

Davis ad targets Abbott on rape case

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 7:50am

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, left, and three rape victims spoke at Dallas City Hall Plaza on Tuesday, Aug. 12, as Davis’ first televised ads in the governor’s race began airing around the state. The ad focuses on then-Texas Supreme Court Justice Greg Abbott’s opinion that a company employing a door-to-door salesman convicted of raping [...]

Death • 08-15-14

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 7:45am

Kelly Murphy, 42, was found dead at his residence on Aug. 13 by his partner, Jim Walker. A graduate of University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyo., Murphy was creative director at Mary Kay Cosmetics. He was born in Sheridan, Wyo. and has mostly lived in Dallas for most of the past 20 years. During that [...]

Finding hope, getting help

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 7:15am

Counselors talk about the warning signs and treatments for depression and provide a number of resources DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Robin Williams’ suicide this week has sparked widespread discussion about depression, substance abuse and their warning signs and treatment in the LGBT community — and beyond. Counselor Candy Marcum breaks depression down into two [...]

The first lesbian evangelist

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 7:00am

Minister who repeatedly provoked her church by performing same-sex weddings to speak at Cathedral of Hope DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer The Rev. Jane Spahr isn’t quite sure what she’ll talk about when she speaks at Cathedral of Hope on Sunday, Aug. 17. But it’s guaranteed she’ll get in a few good laughs. When Spahr [...]

Telling stories from the epidemic

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 7:00am

POZ magazine founder Sean Strub in North Texas this weekend DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Sean Strub has been telling the stories of people with HIV and AIDS since early in the epidemic. “If we’re not telling those stories — those of us who were there — they’ll be told by others with agendas,” he [...]

Plans for national LGBT veterans’ memorial unveiled

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 6:45am

Memorial 15 years in the making with many more to go   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Supporters of a plan to build a LGBT veterans’ memorial unveiled their design last month in the Historic Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Now they just need to raise the funds to build it. The proposal is the [...]

Speak Out Poll: Have you ever struggled with depression?

Posted on 14 Aug 2014 at 10:00pm

6th Circuit panel hears 6 marriage cases

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 11:03am

Judges questions seem to signal that this could be the first appellate court recently to rule against marriage equality By Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service A three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals seemed to signal pretty clearly where they’re headed on the six marriage equality lawsuits they heard arguments in [...]

Speak Out Poll: Should children from Central America be given asylum?

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 8:00am