DA’s task force pledges justice for all

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 6:15pm

Watkins’ team holds meeting at Resource Center to introduce itself to the community Mathew Shaw  |  Special Contributor Members of Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins’ newly-formed LGBT Task Force told those attending a June 30 town hall meeting at Resource Center that the justice system is there to protect them. Watkins got the idea [...]

Blue Cross refuses to ship some HIV drugs to certain doctors

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 6:00pm

Dr. Jaime Vasquez accuses Accredo of recommending a drug that is cheaper but not indicated for treatment of HIV-related symptom DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Two of Texas’ most experienced AIDS physicians say Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas has refused to ship certain specialty medications they ordered to them because the doctors also [...]

Food Pantry lists needs

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 5:45pm

More than 2,000 HIV-positive people accessed Resource Center program last year   By Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor In 2012, 49 million Americans lived in “food insecure households,” according to statistics posted on the North Texas Food Bank’s website. Disabilities — including HIV/AIDS — are associated with higher risk for food insecurity, the website notes, [...]

Speak Out Poll: Which party platform reflects your values?

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 4:33pm

Pet of the week • 06-27-14

Posted on 27 Jun 2014 at 8:15am

Meet Louie, an adorable Dachshund Terrier mix at Operation Kindness that is looking for a home. Louie has a wonderful personality and loves people. He enjoys playing with other dogs and will cuddle in your lap. Louie would make a great companion for any individual or family. Come meet Louie today! Louie and other pets [...]

Local Briefs • 06-27-14

Posted on 27 Jun 2014 at 8:05am

National HIV Testing Day June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. AmFAR — the American Foundation for AIDS Research — estimates that of the 1.1 million Americans with HIV, 20 percent don’t know they are a carrier and many of those who have tested positive didn’t find out until years after they were infected. Greater [...]

Speak Out Poll: Has the impact of the Rainbow Lounge raid faded?

Posted on 27 Jun 2014 at 8:00am

Rainbow Lounge raid: Five years later

Posted on 27 Jun 2014 at 7:15am

Impact of the raid on a Cowtown gay bar in 2009 continues to be felt in Fort Worth and beyond TAMMYE NASH  |  Managing Editor It was just after midnight on June 28, 2009 — officially, the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York, the 40th birthday of the modern gay rights movement [...]

Supreme Court sides with Hobby Lobby, Conestoga in cases over birth control and health care

Posted on 27 Jun 2014 at 7:00am

By Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service Shannon Minter, legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, put a voice to many LGBT activists’ concerns when he called today’s decision in a U.S. Supreme Court religious exemption case a “dangerous and radical departure from existing law that creates far more questions than it answers.” [...]

Remembering the real Sally Ride

Posted on 27 Jun 2014 at 7:00am

Author Lynn Sherr writes about how the American astronaut kept her private life very private DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Sally Ride made history in 1983 when she became the first American woman in space. But when she died in 2012, it was one line in her obituary that dominated the news: “She is survived [...]