Vhea’s LaundroMutt Services: a one-stop shop for all your canine needs

Posted on 17 Jul 2015 at 6:45am

And your feline friends, too   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Vhea Cannon loves dogs. When asked if she preferred dogs or people, she definitively replied, “Dogs, every time.” She just doesn’t love dogs; her life revolves around them. She grew up with dogs, as well as cats, cows and horses. She remembers her first [...]

Ed-U-Care helps health professionals provide better care to LGBT elders

Posted on 10 Jul 2015 at 7:50am

DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer Ed-U-Care isn’t a health service provider. Instead, it provides education for health service providers. Founder and CEO Sharyn Fein said she started the organization because she cares about caregivers, especially caregivers for those in marginalized communities. As a former healthcare provider herself, she understands not all health professionals know [...]

Pet of the week • 07-10-15

Posted on 10 Jul 2015 at 7:50am

  Bonnie is a lovely red tabby kitty, about a year old, spayed and vaccinated and ready for a new home. She has been at the shelter since May 19, so her adoption fee has been waived. Please come see this regal lady at Dallas Animal Services, 1818 Westmoreland Road. Ask for Bonnie, ID A890506. [...]

The Gay Agenda • 07-10-15

Posted on 10 Jul 2015 at 7:45am

Have an event coming up? E-mail your information to staff writer James Russell at russell@dallasvoice.com by Thursday at 10 a.m. for that week’s issue. JULY • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. This week’s guest is activist Todd Whitley; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community [...]

UNT digitizes Dallas Voice

Posted on 10 Jul 2015 at 7:40am

33 years of newspaper is now part of the University of North Texas Portal to Texas History DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer More than 79,000 pages of Dallas Voice, dating back to the first issue on May 11, 1984, have been digitized by the University of North Texas Library as part of its Portal [...]

Smoke screen

Posted on 10 Jul 2015 at 7:30am

Stigma, stress among factors that lead to higher tobacco use higher in LGB community JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Compared to our heterosexual peers, those of us who are lesbian, gay or bisexual are far more likely to be smokers. Smoking, even secondhand smoke, has deadly results. Tobacco use leads to more than 480,000 premature [...]

Lesbians and cancer:

Posted on 10 Jul 2015 at 7:00am

Risk factors, poor access to health care can mean catastrophe Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor “Hello. This is Dr. Nxxx. I was just calling to let you know we have received the biopsy results and yes, you have cancer.” That’s not a call anyone wants to receive. Not ever. But I got that call; it [...]

Round-Up turns 35

Posted on 10 Jul 2015 at 6:45am

The landmark Oak Lawn bar has played a prominent role as LGBT community meeting place   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Alan Pierce said one of the things he loves to hear most is when couples tell him they met at the Round-Up Saloon. The Cedar Springs bar has not only been a place [...]

2 Dallas agencies receive CDC grants

Posted on 10 Jul 2015 at 6:45am

  JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Two Dallas community-based organizations are among the 90 CBOs nationwide chosen to receive a total of $216 million in new funding distributed over a five year period to strengthen HIV prevention efforts, according to a statement released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The funded [...]

What we missed while the nation celebrated marriage equality

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 8:30am

  JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer While hundreds of thousands of LGBT people and their allies were celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding marriage equality, black churches in the south were burning; New Jersey’s Republican Gov Chris Christie was preparing to launch his presidential campaign; and Texas Eagle Forum’s Cathie Adams was spewing pea [...]