Pet of the Week • 04-14-17

Posted on 14 Apr 2017 at 7:25am

  Meet Tabitha, a gentle, 5-year-old, torbie domestic shorthair mix, weighing in at a sturdy 11 pounds. The shelter has been a little scary for her  and she’s a bit shy with strangers, but a total love with her close friends and family. She is a certified lap warmer, and loves to sit with you […]

Teaching the teachers

Posted on 14 Apr 2017 at 7:15am

Graduate program focused on creating better teachers in urban classrooms is reaching out to LGBT recruits   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor At a time when the public education system appears to be at a crossroads, one organization is working to create career teachers who are better equipped to meet the challenges of teaching in […]

LGBT needs assessment getting underway

Posted on 14 Apr 2017 at 7:00am

  DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Texas Pride Impact Funds has contracted with sociologists at University of Texas Dallas to do a statewide needs assessment of services for the LGBT community. Dr. Richard Scotch is heading that study. “As far as we know, this is the first statewide LGBT needs assessment ever conducted,” said […]

Abounding Prosperity receives $1.7 million grant

Posted on 14 Apr 2017 at 6:45am

The funds will allow agency to continue HIV testing in Texas’ hardest hit community   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Abounding Prosperity has received a $1.7 million grant to serve the health needs of black gay and bisexual men and transwomen through its testing and screening clinic […]

7th Circuit: Title VII prohibits anti-LGBT bias in employment

Posted on 07 Apr 2017 at 8:05am

Ruling by full panel overturns 7th Circuit’s previous decisions   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service For the first time ever, a federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in employment also prohibits sexual orientation discrimination. In an 8-to-3 decision handed down Tuesday, April 4, the 7th Circuit U.S. […]

Colorado judge: Federal housing laws protect LGBT people

Posted on 07 Apr 2017 at 8:00am

  From Staff Reports On Wednesday, April 5, just a day after Lambda Legal lawyers and their client Kimberly Hively won a 7th Circuit Court ruling declaring that federal law — Title VII — protects lesbians and gays from employment discrimination (see Page 18) — a district court judge in Colorado ruled that the federal […]

The Texas Legislature this week

Posted on 07 Apr 2017 at 7:55am

SB 6 still stalled in the House while Patrick extols ‘repeal’ of HB 2 in North Carolina   From the Associated Press TYexas’ lieutenant governor this week renewed his defense of his so-called “bathroom bill,” now that the NCAA is putting North Carolina back into consideration for championship events after lawmakers there approved an anemic […]

Pet of the week • 04-07-17

Posted on 07 Apr 2017 at 7:50am

  Meet King, a 2-year-old, 78-pound fawn pit bull mix. King had a rough life and had to learn to be a tough guy to get through it. But since coming to the SPCA shelter, he has learned to like the people here and even some of the other dogs. Now, he is an energetic […]

Obituary • 04-07-17 • Kenneth B. Henderson

Posted on 07 Apr 2017 at 7:45am

Kenneth B. Henderson, born Feb. 5, 1957, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Ken was witty and intelligent, loved music and movies and touched everyone he met. He is survived by Ray Byars, his partner of 17 years; many lifelong friends including Sharon Lowry, Mike Morford, Jeanne Rubin and Lisa […]

The Gay Agenda • 04-07-17

Posted on 07 Apr 2017 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; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black […]