Turning tragedy into a legacy of hope

Posted on 23 Sep 2016 at 7:00am

Steve Dutton is on a mission to help the homeless so that others won’t experience the pain he did DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer When his husband, Tom Lang, was attacked earlier this month on a downtown Miami street, Steve Dutton said he went through the various stages of grief. His first thought was […]

Putting hate on stage

Posted on 23 Sep 2016 at 6:45am

‘Murder music’ star Sizzla to bring his homophobia to Lower Greenville DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Reggae star Sizzla Kalonji and the Firehouse Band are scheduled to appear at Heroes Lounge on Greenville Avenue on Oct. 7. Sizzla is known for anti-gay “murder music.” According to the website 18 Karat Reggae, based in Kingston, […]

Arizona preacher banned from South Africa

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 9:20am

Anderson still plans to visit African countries more welcoming of his anti-gay agenda News Analysis by Brent Paxton nash@dallasvoice.com There’s been an anti-gay preacher back in the news this past week. He’s Steven Anderson, the head of Faithful Word Baptist Church, an anti-gay congregation that meets every Sunday and Wednesday in Tempe, Ariz.  The church’s […]

Matt Bomer as a transwoman: Should we be pissed?

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 9:15am

  NEWS ANAlysis By Brent Paxton   nash@dallasvoice.com Some people in the transgender community are upset that openly gay actor Matt Bomer has been cast as a transwoman in the upcoming film Anything. The Mark Ruffalo-produced picture is an adaptation from Timothy McNeil’s play of the same name. In the story, Bomer’s character strikes up […]

Changing and correcting

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 9:10am

McDonnell seeks changes with Collin County jail after gay deputy harassed, fired   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Contributing Writer After reading about Derek Boyd, the gay former Collin County corrections officer who lost his job after publicly accusing two nurses working at the jail of harassing him, Rafael McDonnell, communications and advocacy manager for Resource Center, […]

AIDS Arms presents 7 papers at Ryan White conference

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 9:05am

The Dallas agency offered insight into their successful treatment of Hep C, homelessness and more to control HIV       DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Seven scientific studies written by 11 staff members were presented at the 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment in Washington, D.C. in August. The […]

Help in creating healthy behavior

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 9:00am

Resource Center’s new counseling program growing quickly, director says   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Officials with Resource Center’s new Behavioral Health Program this week said the program builds on the agency’s existing counseling program, expanding it beyond what’s been offered in the past. “We’re seeing greater need than in the past,” said Program […]

Gay man found dead near Peabody Clinic

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 9:00am

  DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Dallas Police are investigating the murder of Mitchell Polk, a gay man whose body found Aug. 23 outside an abandoned, boarded-up building off Peabody Avenue in South Dallas, near AIDS Arms’ Peabody Clinic. Polk’s body was reportedly found naked with a gash in his head. The body remained […]

Former FW resident killed in Miami

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 8:55am

Tom Lang, husband of former Samaritan House CEO, has died after a confrontation with a homeless man DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer A homeless man in Miami has been charged with murder in connection with the death of Tom Lang, 71, husband of former Samaritan House CEO Steve Dutton. Police arrested Evans Celestin, 38, […]

Family Pride Zone expands

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 8:55am

DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer After a successful return of the Family Pride Zone last year, this year’s space will be bigger with more entertainment. One addition to the Family Pride Zone is Choo Choo Express, a train that will circle the perimeter of the covered playground area throughout the day. Puppeteer Dennis Lee […]