Pet of the week • 08-29-14

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 7:50am

Meet Justin, A850509, a 4-month-old, neutered, vaccinated and microchipped chihuahua. At only 6 pounds he’s the perfect lap dog, but he also loves to walk on a leash and play outside. And who could resist those ears and that tongue? As small as he is, he’s a little nervous in that great big shelter and [...]

Parkland hires its first diversity officer

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 7:45am

New position works across the hospital system and county to achieve results   By James Russell  |  Staff Writer Ildemaro Gonzalez has only been in his role as the new chief diversity officer at Parkland for a couple of weeks, but he already has what he describes as “purple pride.” For the Venezuelan native, promoting [...]

Local Briefs • 08-29-14

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 7:45am

CinèWilde presents ‘The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert’ CinèWilde presents the 1994 camp classic The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert Friday, Aug. 29, from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd. The screening will be preceded by a discussion with Dallas costume designer Michael Robinson. A drag [...]

DIVA player killed in wreck

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 7:40am

Fellow players remember Josh Cain  as ‘a gifted athlete and an amazing friend’   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Joshua Glenn Cain, 21, of Bedford was killed Thursday night, Aug. 21, when his motorcycle collided with an SUV driven by a suspected drunk driver. The accident happened about 10:05 p.m. at the intersection of Pipeline [...]

Activist pastor dies

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 7:35am

From opposing the Vietnam War and marching with MLK to facing defrocking for performing a same-sex wedding, the Rev. Bill McElvaney was at the forefront of social issues   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer “I have, as is often said, flunked retirement several times,” the Rev. Bill McElvaney once said. McElvaney died on Aug. 24. [...]

Working toward equality

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 7:15am

A salute to LGBT workers and the unions that protect them Compiled by Dallas Voice Editorial Staff On the first Monday in every September, the U.S. celebrates “Labor Day” as a national holiday. But do you really know where Labor Day came from? According to the U.S. Department of Labor website, it is “a [...]

Texas Youth Leadership Summit organizers think big

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 7:00am

Upcoming summit focuses on empowerment and skills   By James Russell  |  Staff Writer Yadi Martinez wanted to do more to help youth. The youth and missions director at Cathedral of Hope initially thought about hosting a health fair. Enter her friend Oliver Blumer. Martinez approached Blumer, a fellow member of the Transgender Education Network [...]

DTG launches

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 6:45am

New website puts Pride info front and center in more user-friendly format   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Dallas’ annual Pride parade, the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade, is right around the corner. And Dallas Tavern Guild, which organizes the parade, the annual Festival in Lee Park after the parade and the Voice of Pride [...]

Speak Out Poll: Should John Wiley Price step down?

Posted on 28 Aug 2014 at 8:29pm

Pet of the week • 08-22-14

Posted on 22 Aug 2014 at 7:40am

PeeWee is a 2-year-old, brown-and-white, Chihuahua-Italian greyhound mix. He loves to snuggle and lay his chin on your shoulder. He is calm but also alert and playful. He’s been at the shelter since July 16, so his adoption fee has been waived. He’s vaccinated and microchipped and will be neutered when you adopt him. Please [...]