Pet of the Week • 08-08-14

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 7:50am

Hunter was brought to Operation Kindness as a stray. He is a great looking 1-year-old white, black and tan fox terrier mix. Hunter is that great small-to-medium-sized dog that can travel and sit with you. He is a sweet dog who could be that final piece for that all-American family photo. Hunter has a great [...]

Local Briefs • 08-08-14

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 7:45am

Fitness program in Lee Park WiL Turner announced Fitness in the Parks, an outdoor fitness camp that begins Aug. 9 in Lee Park. Fitness In The Parks is a 40 minute synergistic exercise program, which combines cardiovascular training, strength training, core conditioning, functional movements, plyo-metrics and yoga for muscle confusion, weight loss, building strength, muscle [...]

Kuchling Award winner Chet Flake dies

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 7:40am

The Rev. Bill McElvaney to stop treatment for his cancer and begin palliative care DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Longtime Dallas activist and volunteer Chet Flake has died. Flake is predeceased by his partner Bud Knight. Together, they won Black Tie Dinner’s Kuchling Award in 2011. The award was posthumous for Knight, who died in [...]

DFR opens investigation into allegations against paramedic

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 7:35am

LGBT advocates say if charges are true, paramedic’s behavior would be an anomaly in DFR   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer After a gay man injured in an altercation inside an Oak Lawn bar said he was refused treatment by paramedics because of blood on his head, Dallas Fire and Rescue has opened an internal [...]

Price and Parkland

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 7:15am

Trans man’s treatment prompts changes in Parkland policies   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer When Maddox Price’s former girlfriend read his Facebook post that sounded like he was saying goodbye to friends after finishing off a bottle of pills, she called police. Police had Price transported to the psych unit at Parkland Memorial Hospital, where [...]

Vedda earns sought-after certification

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 7:00am

Dallas Voice becomes just the third newspaper to receive LGBT Business Certification by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tony Vedda is receiving his Certified Chamber Executive credential this week and Dallas Voice became an LGBT Certified Business [...]

HERO Opponents sue after referendum petition’s rejected

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 6:45am

City will delay enactment pending legal cases   JAMES RUSSELL | Staff Writer Four opponents of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance filed a suit against the city just one day after the city announced opponents failed to submit sufficient valid signatures to place a repeal referendum on the ballot in November. City attorney David Feldman [...]

Pet of the week • 08-01-14

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 8:00am

Melanie is a one year old brown and white tabby.  If you don’t like warm, friendly and affectionate cats then this cat is not for you.  She loves petting and purring — you pet, she purrs. Because she’s been at the shelter for more than 2 weeks her adoption fee has been waived.  She’s patiently [...]

Local Briefs • 08-01-14

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 7:55am

Leo Party, Miss Leo benefit AIN The AIDS Interfaith Network’s 27th annual Leo Party and Miss Leo Contest will be held Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. at the Hidden Door, 5025 Bowser Ave. The theme this year is “Disco, Divas and Oldies.” The annual fundraiser benefits AIDS Interfaith Network’s Daire Center and meals program. Call [...]

Trans woman settles housing case

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 7:50am

Cedar Creek Lake couple say they were pressured by DOJ to accept mediated settlement rather than take case to trial to set legal precedent   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer A transgender woman and her partner have settled a lawsuit alleging unfair housing practices by an Athens RV park owner. The Cedar Creek Lake-area couple [...]