Local Briefs • 02-06-15

Posted on 06 Feb 2015 at 7:50am

  Cathedral confirms new members UCC Cathedral of Hope is holding its first joint membership class ever between the Spanish- and English-speaking congregations. A total of 47 new members will be confirmed as members on Sunday — 30 members from the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. English-speaking services and 17 from the 1 p.m. Spanish-speaking [...]

Why the Middle East matters to LGBT Americans

Posted on 06 Feb 2015 at 7:45am

Americans tend to ignore news about people who don’t look or sound like us. Here’s why that needs to change I suspect most Americans are watching events in the Middle East with one eye closed and the other on the latest sports event. In other words, we don’t care unless it involves Americans. I don’t [...]

Game on: House committee appointments revealed

Posted on 06 Feb 2015 at 7:35am

Friendly faces fill top committees, Straus critics sidelined JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer If elections have consequences then 19 representatives who voted for a more conservative candidate in the Texas House Speaker’s race surely learned their consequences on Wednesday, Feb. 5 when four-term House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, released committee appointments. Straus, a San [...]

No welcome home

Posted on 06 Feb 2015 at 7:00am

The church where James Stone grew up refused to perform his funeral but members attended to cause the family additional grief   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer When Vicki and Jerry Oels and other members of Clarkridge Church of Christ attended the funeral of a gay man in Mountain Home, Ark., they may have [...]

We never expected we would get old

Posted on 06 Feb 2015 at 6:45am

  DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Dallas has a reputation for having one of the most organized LGBT communities in the country. Whatever it was, Dallas had a group for that. From civil rights to religious groups of every denomination, from the Gay Gun Lover’s Club to book clubs, professional groups and sports clubs, [...]

We are Ty

Posted on 06 Feb 2015 at 6:30am

Gathering to honor murdered trans woman offers solace, hope   Todd Whitley  |  Special Contributor I don’t understand. I admitted as much to the family, friends and others gathered at Bergfeld Park in Tyler to honor Ty “Nunee” Underwood. I just don’t understand the kind of senseless violence that has forced us, yet again, to [...]

The GAY Agenda • 01-30-15

Posted on 30 Jan 2015 at 7:40am

      JANUARY • Jan. 10-Feb. 15: Bruce Wood: A Retrospective A new exhibition celebrating the life and creative contributions of the renowned Fort Worth dancer, choreographer and creative genius at the Arlington Museum of Art, 201 W Main St, Arlington. Tuesday–Saturday 10:00–5:00 p.m. Sunday 1–5:00 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for [...]

Local Briefs • 01-30-15

Posted on 30 Jan 2015 at 7:30am

Dallas lawyers to answer legal questions for free Volunteer attorneys will answer legal questions at no cost from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, and Wednesday, Feb. 18, via LegalLine, a call-in program sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association. LegalLine is a community service for DFW-area residents, provided the second and third Wednesdays of each month [...]

A new trans generation

Posted on 30 Jan 2015 at 7:00am

Teen gets help, gives help at Children’s Medical Center Dallas’ new Genecis program for trans children DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Editor’s Note: The last names of the transgender teen and her mother profiled in this story and the name of the school the teenager attends are being omitted to protect the teen from possible [...]

FW extends benefits to employees’ same-sex spouses

Posted on 30 Jan 2015 at 6:45am

Change means Cowtown is once again ahead of Dallas in terms of LGBT-inclusive policies   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Fort Worth city officials announced Wednesday, Jan. 28, that beginning Feb. 1, the city will extend spousal benefits to the legal same-sex spouses of city employees. They made the announcements through The Roundup, the city [...]