Burlesque with a queer twist

Posted on 29 Jul 2016 at 7:30am

More than 50 performers from across Texas and the U.S. converge on Dallas this weekend for the inaugural Texas Queerlesque Festival. The event includes two main stage shows and two days of workshops, networking events and vendors. Networking and education events take place at Sue Ellen’s, 3014 Throckmorton St., and the two showcase events will […]

Black like Aubri

Posted on 29 Jul 2016 at 7:15am

Lesbian moms expected their child to have every educational opportunity available — not the blatant racial discrimination they find themselves fighting   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer How does a parent react when her African-American child’s been discriminated against in school? Do you have “the talk” with your child to learn how to get […]

Recognizing the reality of LGBT domestic abuse

Posted on 29 Jul 2016 at 7:00am

  Michelle May O’Neil  |  Special Contributor editor@dallasvoice.com   We don’t generally think of domestic violence in same-sex relationships. Society views the stereotypic domestic violence victim as a passive, small woman being assaulted by a large overbearing man. But domestic violence occurs in same-sex relationships, too, and LGBT domestic abuse  victims are generally more isolated […]

Aspiring to new heights

Posted on 29 Jul 2016 at 6:45am

New clinic offers personalized approach to parenthood through IVF, with a special outreach to the LGBTQ community   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor T.J. Farnsworth had just started a company offering community-based cancer services “literally from my kitchen table” when he met “the most wonderful woman you can imagine,” he said. “But because I was […]

Democrats ratify most pro-LGBT platform ever

Posted on 26 Jul 2016 at 10:20am

‘It says we’re welcome, we’re going to make life better’   CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade Courtesy of National Gay Media Association   PHILADELPHIA — Democrats ratified a party platform late Monday, July 25, that is being called the most LGBT-inclusive in history and a unifying document after a bitter primary. As convention chair Rep. […]

Transgender activist to speak at Democratic National Convention

Posted on 25 Jul 2016 at 9:36am

  Sarah McBride scheduled to deliver historic speech on Thursday   MICHAEL K. LAVERS | Washington Blade Courtesy National Gay Media Association   PHILADELPHIA — Sarah McBride this week will become the first openly transgender person to speak at a major party convention. McBride — who is the national press secretary for the Human Rights […]

The Gay Agenda • 07-22-16

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 8:05am

  ­­­Have an event coming up? Email your information to Managing Editor Tammye Nash at nash@dallasvoice.com or Senior Staff Writer David Taffet at taffet@dallasvoice.com by Wednesday at 5 p.m. for that week’s issue. • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black […]

GOP delegates ratify most anti-LGBT platform ever

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 8:00am

  CHRIS JOHNSON  |  Washington Blade Courtesy of National Gay Media Association CLEVELAND, Ohio — Delegates at the Republican National Convention on Monday afternoon, July 18, ratified with little opposition a party platform considered to have the most anti-LGBT language of any platform in history. As Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., chair of the platform committee, […]

Pet of the week • 07-22-16

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 8:00am

Allie Baby is a shepherd mix that, at just 6 months old, weighs 41 pounds. She is a smart and active girl with very friendly disposition. She’ll probably be a medium-sized dog when she matures, but she will still need plenty of room to run and play, and will do best in an active home […]

Nobody likes to talk about getting old

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 7:55am

Panelists talk about unique challenges to aging in the LGBT community DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer   Talking about getting old is difficult for anyone. In the gay community, it seems almost impossible. “Nobody likes to talk about aging except pharmaceutical companies,” said community counselor Candy Marcum. She’s one of the panelists who will […]