The real odd couple

Posted on 20 Mar 2015 at 6:15am

Most people know Oscar Madison as a character in ‘The Odd Couple,’ but one Dallas woman knew him as Dad   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Several years ago, Pam Gerber was sitting in the Wyly Theatre when it suddenly occurred to her: “I feel like I’m sitting in my dad’s living room.” That’s [...]

The Gay Agenda • 03-13-15

Posted on 13 Mar 2015 at 7:50am

MARCH • Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. • March 13-14: End with Red: A Time for Solidarity The Afiya Center’s second annual weekend fundraiser and symposium on the reproductive justice movement includes dinner with a presentation by guest speaker Byllye Avery at 6 p.m. on Friday. Faith-based roundtable discussion on [...]

Pet of the week 03-13-15

Posted on 13 Mar 2015 at 7:45am

Sweetie is a 1-year-old female boxer mix with a gentle disposition looking for a home to call her own. She has been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped — and will look great lying in front of your fireplace. Please visit her at Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center, 1818 N. Westmoreland, Dallas 75212.  Ask for Sweetie, [...]

Local briefs • 03-13-15

Posted on 13 Mar 2015 at 7:40am

Scholarship applications being accepted Applications for LEAP Scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year are now being accepted. Applicants must currently live in Texas and preference is given to LGBT students, those who are members of LGBT families or are allies strongly supportive of the LGBT community. Larisa Maxwell received a scholarship in 2013 and now [...]

Bearing it all

Posted on 13 Mar 2015 at 7:15am

‘Mean Girls’ and ‘Looking,’ actor Daniel Franzese preps for his first BearDance   Rich Lopez  |  Special Contributor Daniel Franzese is now in perhaps his second iconic role for gay audiences — namely bears. The actor has joined the cast of HBO’s Looking in its second season as Eddie, who works with LGBT teens and [...]

Legislative Round-Up

Posted on 13 Mar 2015 at 7:00am

Where we stand in the 84th legislative session   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Guns, God and gays: Another Texas legislative session is in full swing. Since pre-filing opened for the 84th legislative session, Texas legislators have filed thousands of bills. Some simply recognize constituents or entities; others call for eliminating the requirement for licenses [...]

Stamp of approval

Posted on 13 Mar 2015 at 6:45am

Opposition to the Trinity toll road drives Stonewall endorsements in many Dallas city council races   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Stonewall Democrats’ endorsement committee has voted to support opponents of Mayor Mike Rawlings and Councilman Rick Callahan. The recommendations voted on at the March 7 screening will be considered and ratified or changed [...]

The Gay Agenda • 03-06-15

Posted on 06 Mar 2015 at 8:05am

MARCH • Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. • March 7: 25th Anniversary of House DIFFA Celebration DIFFA/Dallas celebrates the 25th anniversary of its House of DIFFA black-tie fundraiser benefitting numerous North Texas AIDS service organizations. Silent/live auctions, seated dinner and fashion runway show begins at 6 p.m. at the Omni [...]

Pet of the week • 03-06-15

Posted on 06 Mar 2015 at 8:00am

Brownie is a 2-year-old German shepherd mix. She is petite for a shepherd dog. She is very loving and wants to definitely be a companion dog. She is looking for an active family who could take her on long walks. She loves her chew toys and car rides, and actually enjoys going to the vet. [...]

Obituary • 03-06-15

Posted on 06 Mar 2015 at 7:55am

Alan Gorman, 61, died January 15 while recovering from surgery. He was born in Saint Petersberg, Fla., but was a longtime resident of Dallas. At the time of his death, he was living in Shreveport, La. He was an optometrist who graduated from the Southern College of Optometry. He was one of the founders of [...]