Employment nondiscrimination and the path forward

Posted on 19 Jun 2015 at 7:15am

In the race to win hearts and minds, national LGBT advocates say the equality movement has a ways to go         JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Even should the Supreme Court rule in favor of marriage equality this month in Obergefell v. Hodges, national advocates say there’s a long way to go [...]

Trans leaders look to the battles ahead

Posted on 19 Jun 2015 at 7:00am

From nondiscrimination ordinances and policies, to addressing racism, transgender community still has work to do         DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Today in Texas, a lesbian couple may marry if one of the partners is trans, but a heterosexual couple with a trans partner may not. That’s because Texas only recognizes [...]

Hawk: DA’s LGBT Task Force will continue

Posted on 19 Jun 2015 at 6:45am

District attorney also says she hopes to participate in Dallas Pride events in September   Mathew Shaw  |  Contributing Writer Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk said she plans to ensure cooperation continues between her office and the county’s LGBT communities during her tenure as the county’s top prosecutor. The office’s LGBT Task Force, created [...]

Pet of the week • 06-12-15

Posted on 12 Jun 2015 at 7:35am

  Jeezy is a happy, friendly and curious guy who takes to new people right away. He’s just out of the puppy stage, but still has plenty of energy so he’d enjoy activities like walks and retrieving a ball. He’s the perfect size for an apartment, but he’d like a house just fine. Come meet [...]

Obituary • 06-12-15

Posted on 12 Jun 2015 at 7:30am

  Paul Klinter, previous co-owner of DeWayne’s Oasis Bars in Dallas, Texas and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 29. He is survived by his spouse of 20 years, DeWayne Willingham. A celebration of his life was held at Club Cherries, 2506 Knight Street on Saturday, June 6. This article [...]

The Gay Agenda • 06-12-15

Posted on 12 Jun 2015 at 7:25am

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. ………………. JUNE • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. This week’s guest is Broadway producer  Terry Loftis; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the [...]

Starting the conversation

Posted on 12 Jun 2015 at 7:15am

2 seminars Saturday in Dallas address questions in the neglected issues of LGBT aging   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Dallas’s LGBT community rarely lags behind other cities in organizing. But in LGBT senior services, the North Texas area is just getting started. On Saturday, June 13, two events take place relating to caring [...]

North Texas man attacked in Austin

Posted on 12 Jun 2015 at 7:00am

Oil company president arrested for attacking gay Texas Instruments executive DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Andy Smith and Paul von Wupperfeld were walking south along Austin’s Colorado Street on April 18, at about 10:25 p.m., when a truck “came barreling out of the parking lot on our left, almost hitting us,” Smith wrote in [...]

Profiles in Pride: Richard Curtin

Posted on 12 Jun 2015 at 6:45am

Zippers owner is also known as Edna Jean, fundraising queen JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Someone recently recognized Richard Curtin outside of the hospital because they recognized his drag persona, Edna Jean. In a snap, Edna Jean bellowed out hello in her sassiest Southern draw. She suuuuurrrreeee was Edna Jean — the fundraising drag queen [...]

Obituary: 05-06-15

Posted on 05 Jun 2015 at 3:24pm

Paul Klinter previous co-owner of Dewayne’s Oasis Bars in Dallas, Texas and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 29th 2015.