Where? How? What? When?

Posted on 10 Apr 2015 at 7:00am

What can we expect regarding rulings on marriage equality from SCOTUS, the 5th Circuit? And what happens when those rulings are handed down?   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer June is the traditional month for weddings. But same-sex couples that want to get married in Texas this year might want to hold off until [...]

Ryan White money awarded more than a month late

Posted on 10 Apr 2015 at 6:45am

While AHF continues its suit against Dallas County for a share of the grant, former employees file a lawsuit charging illegal kickbacks   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Dallas County Commissioners Court approved distribution of Ryan White funding on April 7 without including funding for AIDS Healthcare Foundation. The fiscal year for Ryan White [...]

Meet our intern

Posted on 03 Apr 2015 at 7:50am

UNT senior and German/Spanish major Raul Juarez is exploring the world of publishing JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Since Raul Juarez joined the Dallas Voice as our intern last month, the University of North Texas senior has contributed two stories to our print issues. But Juarez is more than just a byline. I sat down [...]

The Gay Agenda • 04-03-15

Posted on 03 Apr 2015 at 7:45am

APRIL • Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. • April 3-5: Grace United Methodist Church Easter Weekend Services Grace UMC hosts a Good Friday service 7–8 p.m. and three Easter services from 8–11:45 a.m. Easter SONrise Service 8–9 a.m. followed by an Easter Egg Hunt at 9:30–10:15 am for children ages [...]

Pet of the week • 04-03-15

Posted on 03 Apr 2015 at 7:40am

Buddy is a sweet and loving little guy in search of a new forever home. He is being fostered by Chris Watts and the folks at Petropolitan on behalf of his former owner who is no longer able to care for him. Buddy is about 2 years old and weighs about 12 pounds. For information [...]

Local Briefs • 04-03-15

Posted on 03 Apr 2015 at 7:30am

TCGPWA celebrates Easter with Agape Tarrant County Gay Pride Week Association celebrates Easter on Saturday, April 4 by participating in Agape MCC’s Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny visits Agape MCC, 4615 E California Parkway, Fort Worth at noon to begin an afternoon of games and contests for kids. Each child receives four tokens to [...]

Living his dream

Posted on 03 Apr 2015 at 7:15am

Petropolitan owner Chris Watts wants to help create a community as passionate about animals as he is   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Not everybody gets to make their passion be their profession. Chris Watts is one of the lucky few. And now, his business is growing along with his passion for his work. Watts [...]

AHF sues Dallas County

Posted on 03 Apr 2015 at 7:00am

The national AIDS nonprofit with a local clinic filed suit after being denied Ryan White funding   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer AIDS Healthcare Foundation has sued Dallas County after being denied any portion of the county’s Ryan White funding. That money comes from the federal government and is distributed by the county to [...]

To RFRA or not

Posted on 03 Apr 2015 at 6:45am

Religious liberty bills promise freedom, but for whom? JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer In a 1989 decision, Employment Division v. Smith, involving two men who were fired for smoking peyote as part of a sacred Native American ritual and then denied state unemployment benefits, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a lower court ruling declaring that [...]

Black Tie announces 2015 theme, beneficiaries

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 8:00am

From Staff Reports Black Tie Dinner officials on Thursday announced the theme for the 2015 dinner, set for Nov. 14, and the 16 organizations chosen to share in proceeds from this year’s event. Dinner co-chairs Debra Davis and John Lawrimore made the announcements during a kickoff event held at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Davis [...]