Authentic life

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 7:15am

Trans veteran fights past the pain to live openly at last Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor “They are already making changes,” retired Air Force Master Sgt. Brenda Lawrence said this week of the U.S. military’s stance on transgender servicemembers, just days before Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday, June 30, that the Pentagon is officially […]

LGBT organizer and mentor Jack Evans dies

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 7:00am

Dallas is known for its organizations and Evans started many of them DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Jack Evans made international news a year ago when he and his partner of 54 years, George Harris, legally married, the first same-sex couple to do so in Dallas County. Their wedding picture, taken at the Dallas […]

Dallas Elite headed for the playoffs

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 6:45am

Women’s professional football team ends 2nd season regular play unbeaten DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Dallas Elite, DFW’s undefeated women’s professional football team in the Women’s Football Alliance, plays for the Western Division championship on Saturday, July 9. If they win, Elite then faces off against Eastern Division champions for the WFA championship on […]

Trans athletes still excluded in Texas

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 7:55am

Despite threat of lawsuits, UIL doesn’t budge on exclusionary policy   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Contributing Writer The 32-member legislative council of the University Interscholastic League can’t say Rafael McDonnell didn’t try to educate the committee on Tuesday, June 14. McDonnell, the communications and advocacy manager of Resource Center, spoke to the statewide body overseeing high […]

Keeping our guard up

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 7:50am

‘If you see something, say something,’ minister, others advise   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer “We owe it to one another to be extra vigilant,” the Rev. Neil Cazares-Thomas said after suitcases were found outside the door of Cathedral of Hope on Sunday, June 19, just a week after 49 people were shot to […]

The Gay Agenda • 06-24-16

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 7:40am

  ­­­Have an event coming up? Email your information to Managing Editor Tammye Nash at or Senior Staff Writer David Taffet at by Wednesday at 5 p.m. for that week’s issue. • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM with this week’s guest is Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez; United […]

Obituary • 06-24-16

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 7:35am

Michael Robert Jensen, 55, died Sunday, June 19, 2016, at his home in Oak Cliff, after a hard-fought battle with ALS. A native of Door County, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, Jensen had lived in Dallas for more than 25 years. He worked as the head of security at the Nasher Sculpture Center and was past co-owner […]

Pet of the week • 06-24-16

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 7:30am

Yepeh is a domestic shorthair mix, about 3 months old and weighing about 4 pounds. Like all kittens, she is a ball of energy, bringing love and joy wherever she goes. If you’re looking for a fun and adventurous companion, come meet Yepeh or one of the other kittens at Operation Kindness. Other pets are […]

Marriage, one year later

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 7:15am

Local couples talk about the impact of the SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality in the last 12 months Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor David Taffet  |  Senior News Writer It’s been a year since the U.S. Supreme Court issued it’s landmark ruling in Obergefell vs. Hodges, making marriage equality the law of the land, and […]

Pounders named 2016 Kuchling Award winner

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 7:00am

Singer/actress Deborah Cox will headline 35th annual fundraising dinner From Staff Reports Dr. Steven Pounders has been named the recipient of the 2016 Kuchling Humanitarian Award, Black Tie Dinner officials announced Thursday, June 23, at the annual Black Tie Sneak Peek event. Organizers also announced that multi-platinum recording artist and actress Deborah Cox will be […]