Local briefs • 12-05-14

Posted on 05 Dec 2014 at 7:50am

Resource Center offers health insurance help Resource Center is teaming up with Out2Enroll to help find affordable health insurance for individuals and their families. The center will host trained health care assisters to answer questions and help enroll or re-enroll in affordable coverage from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. on each Saturday, Dec. 6, 13 and 20 [...]

My annual ‘Why I Hate Hanukah’ post

Posted on 05 Dec 2014 at 7:45am

I love the Jewish holidays — well, all of them except this one and I’ll probably offend just about everyone explaining why DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer It’s not Krismus, Crissmass or Xristmas. So why do we get to choose Hanuka, Hannuka, Hanukka, Chanuka, Chanukka, Channukah and any other combination of H or CH, one [...]

Holiday Calendar • 12-05-14

Posted on 05 Dec 2014 at 7:40am

Holiday spotlight: Fourth annual LGBTQ Saves winter prom   James Russell  |  Staff Writer Proms are a staple of high school life for many teens, just as much as homecoming, football games and endless college applications. But Sharon Herrera of Fort Worth never felt comfortable attending hers. For the closeted lesbian, dancing with, much less [...]

Grindr scammer targeting Dallas gay men

Posted on 05 Dec 2014 at 7:35am

‘Gay father’ from Burleson hitting up dates for cash for tires, school supplies BE AWARE  |  At least two Dallas gay men have been scammed by a man identified as Michael Bellah of Burleson. This is a photo of Bellah, taken from his Facebook page, and both men confirmed that this a photo of the [...]

Ferguson: No easy answers

Posted on 05 Dec 2014 at 7:25am

Violence and nationwide protests in the wake of a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer for the shooting death of a black teenager in August reveals the depth of the racial divide in this country and the distrust of our criminal justice system. Despite weeks of preparation by government officials [...]

Marriage equality the hard way

Posted on 05 Dec 2014 at 7:15am

UPDATE: David Mack Henderson notified Dallas Voice this morning (Friday, Dec. 5), that he has located information on the IRS website indicating that DEFINED BENEFIT plans also are required to recognize same-sex marriages. See InstanTEA for more information. New IRS rule based on the Windsor decision will force Texas to recognize some same-sex marriages   [...]

Former CEI executive Paul Lewis has died

Posted on 05 Dec 2014 at 7:00am

Longtime Pride parade volunteer and former parade grand marshal remembered as a kind and selfless man James Russell  |  Staff Writer Former Caven Enterprises Inc. Vice President and 2010 Pride grand marshal Paul Lewis died Friday, Nov. 28, after suffering two heart attacks. He was 69. Friends this week remembered Lewis as a selfless man [...]

FW woman murdered, apartment burned

Posted on 05 Dec 2014 at 6:45am

Fort Worth Police are continuing their investigation into the death of Ashlea Harris, 31, found dead in her southwest Fort Worth apartment around 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28, by firefighters responding to a fire. The website for the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office does not yet list the cause and manner of her death, but [...]

Remembering Brandon James Singleton

Posted on 02 Dec 2014 at 10:51am

I find it almost painful to read Tex’n the City now: He speculates about turning 40 one day, and what his new set of hopes are. Knowing those will never happen is a lot to comprehend and cope with. But I do read them because they also demonstrate what a sad loss the passing of this young, funny, smart, ambitious and friendly man is to all of us

Honoring heroes in the fight on HIV

Posted on 28 Nov 2014 at 7:45am

CURE and Health Services of North Texas present their Open Heart Awards on World AIDS Day, Monday, Dec. 1. The awards recognize those who have made a significant contribution to HIV/AIDS prevention and education, and honor those who have supported CURE, acknowledging their commitment to others. In addition to The Names Project Foundation, local honorees [...]