Local briefs • 09-26-14

Posted on 26 Sep 2014 at 7:20am

Fahari Arts celebrates Dallas Black Pride Fahari Arts Institute celebrates Dallas Black Pride with a evening of spoken word, dance and film, 8:30 p.m.–midnight, Friday,  Sept. 26, at South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 Fitzhugh Ave. This month’s Queerly Speaking features guest artist Jamie Thompson, a Belize native who received a B.F.A. in dance performance and [...]

Resolution could advance pro-LGBT legislation

Posted on 26 Sep 2014 at 7:15am

Councilwoman who refuses to sign a city council welcome letter for Pride came up with wording for a resolution that supports LGBT bills DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Vonciel Jones Hill this week proposed a resolution that will advance LGBT equality legislation on the agenda of the Dallas lobbyists in Austin during the upcoming session. [...]

AIDS Outreach Center honors donors, funds mental health counseling

Posted on 26 Sep 2014 at 7:00am

The Red Ribbon Circle came from 2 challenge grants   James Russell  |  Staff Writer AIDS Healthcare Foundation presented a check to the AIDS Outreach Center on Monday, Sept. 22, fulfilling its promise to match all donations of more than $1,000 during the center’s successful Red Ribbon campaign. When The Meadows Foundation of Dallas presented [...]

‘Cure’ in disguise

Posted on 26 Sep 2014 at 6:45am

Arlington ‘ministry’ dedicated to ‘curing’ homosexuality gets prize money for NT Giving Day fundraising efforts Tyler Curry  |  Contributing Writer nash@dallasvoice.com When it comes to the people of North Texas, the phrase “go big or go home” certainly applies —  especially when it comes to their pocketbooks. The sixth annual North Texas Giving Day took [...]

Speak Out Poll: Do you plan to attend to the gay world series?

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 12:14pm

PRIDE Calendar

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 9:05am

  SEPTEMBER • Sept. 19-20: Pride Performing Arts Festival Uptown Players, Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. UptownPlayers.org • Sept. 19: Red Party Benefits Legacy Counseling Center and Founders Cottage. The Globe, 525 S. Riverfront Blvd., 9–11 p.m. RedPartyDallas.org • Sept. 19: CinèWilde Presents “Longtime Companion” Benefits LifeWalk Team CGGCares. Texas Theatre, 231 W. [...]

Equality Texas adds staff and board members

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 9:00am

Freedom to Marry is collaborating with the Austin lobby group to prepare for 5th Circuit marriage equality cases   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Equality Texas recently added two Dallasites to its boards of directors and increased its staff by three. The new staffers were brought on board to file amicus briefs with the Fifth [...]

Working for change in the church

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 8:55am

Rather than leave the Catholic Church for a more liberal spiritual home, Cathy Gonzalez chose to stay and fight to make the church more accepting for her lesbian daughter and other LGBT people   Renee Baker  |  Contributing Writer nash@dallasvoice.com Cathy Gonzalez is not shy about speaking up to the Catholic Church on LGBT equality [...]

Oak Lawn Library to house 2nd largest LGBT collection in U.S.

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 8:50am

ilume developer Luke Crosland donated 6,000 books acquired from the Stonewall Museum and Archives in Fort Lauderdale   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer When ilume donates 6,000 volumes to the Oak Lawn Library on Sept. 20, Dallas will have the second-largest collection of LGBT reading material in the world, after the Stonewall National Museum and [...]

LHT celebrates 25 years

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 8:45am

Legal Hospice of Texas has slowly transformed from an agency that helped clients end their lives with dignity to one that saves lives   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Legal Hospice of Texas Legal Director Joel Lazarine has been with the agency for 20 years. He volunteered for LHT for several years before actually joining [...]