Local Briefs • 11-28-14

Posted on 28 Nov 2014 at 7:35am

  EQTX announces advocacy days Equality Texas will hold three advocacy days during the 2015 legislative session in Austin, officials have announced. Each of the three days will have a particular theme. Tuesday, Feb. 17 will be Faith Advocacy Day, co-sponsored by the Texas Freedom Network. Monday, March 23 will be Family Advocacy Day, focusing [...]

Keeping memories alive

Posted on 28 Nov 2014 at 7:15am

NAMES Project Foundation, director to be honored with CURE’s Open Heart Award James Russell  |  Staff Writer Julie Rhoad has been involved in AIDS activism since the 1980s when, as a stage manager for theater companies across the country, she saw her friends and colleagues dying from a mysterious disease. As an artist and a [...]

PrEPping for the future

Posted on 28 Nov 2014 at 7:00am

DFW’s two AIDS agencies with medical clinics differ on PrEP, but their actual approaches aren’t really that different   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Maybe the two sides in the fight over Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis aren’t so far apart after all. AIDS Arms recently issued a pro-PrEP policy, while AIDS Healthcare Foundation restated its long opposition [...]

Pride Calendar • 11-28-14

Posted on 28 Nov 2014 at 6:45am

  Nov. 28-Dec. 1: DFW Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Veil of Remembrance The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be out and about the Oak Lawn area throughout the World AIDS Day weekend with the Veil of Remembrance. Individuals are allowed to write the names of those they have lost to HIV/AIDS on the Veil as [...]

Pet of the Week • 11-28-14

Posted on 27 Nov 2014 at 7:40am

Meet Murphy, a handsome Great Pyrenees mix who was transferred to Operation Kindness from a local shelter. He will make a great companion to go on walks with or to just hang out with the family. Murphy knows many tricks: He can “sit,” and demonstrate “down” and “wait” commands. Murphy will make a great companion [...]

Pet of the Week • 11-21-14

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 at 7:45am

Teddy (A826037) is a 2-year-old boxer/pittie mix who has the doggie head-tilt down pat. And as you can see, he looks great on furniture. Teddy has been here more than 14 days, so his adoption fee has been waived. You can see Teddy at Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center, 1818 N. Westmoreland in Dallas. [...]

Local Briefs • 11-21-14

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 at 7:40am

Todd Whitley joins EQTX staff opens North Texas office Dallas activist and community organizer Todd Whitley, a regular contributor to Dallas Voice’s Texas Voices pages, has joined Equality Texas as communications manager. He will coordinate statewide communications for the organization and act as liaison between other local, state and national organizations and media outlets. He [...]

Pride Calendar • 11-21-14

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 at 7:35am

Happy Thanksgiving from The Dallas Voice   NOVEMBER • Nov. 21: Marc Veasey’s second annual 33rd Congressional District Job Fair Mountainview Community College, Building E Lobby, 4849 W. Illinois Ave. 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Free and open to the public. • Nov. 22: TAG Adopt a Highway Tyler Area Gays performs its quarterly highway cleanup. Meet [...]

Texas marriage equality group forms

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 at 7:30am

New lawsuit challenging state’s marriage ban is filed James Russell  |  Staff Writer On the heels of the latest lawsuit challenging Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage, Freedom to Marry, in partnership with Equality Texas, launched a new campaign Nov. 18 intended to galvanize support for marriage equality. Texas for Marriage will coalesce the growing bipartisan [...]

Of knights and nuns and angels

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 at 7:15am

Leather Knights, DFW Sisters join together for Angel Tree Gift Project kick-off   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Knight: The word alone conjures up a world of chivalry and honor. Add “leather” before it and, here in Dallas, you are still talking about a world of chivalry and honor. The Leather Knights, a nonprofit organization [...]