Pet of the Week • 06-03-16

Posted on 03 Jun 2016 at 8:00am

  Evangeline is a three-month-old retriever mix. At 18 pounds already, she is going to be a big dog when she is fully grown. She has a sweet smile and loves to play and be with her people. Evangeline will be a wonderful companion for her new family. Other pets are available for adoption from […]

The Gay Agenda • 06-03-16

Posted on 03 Jun 2016 at 7:55am

­­­Have an event coming up? Email your information to Managing Editor Tammye Nash at or Senior Staff Writer David Taffet at 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 with this week’s guest is Sheriff Lupe Valdez; United Black Ellument […]

Lone Star Pride

Posted on 03 Jun 2016 at 7:50am

A calendar of Pride celebrations in Texas   June is National LGBT Pride Month, and one of Texas’ largest Pride celebrations happens at the end of the month in Houston. Abilene’s P-FLAG chapter will celebrate in June, too. But other cities in the Lone Star State have moved their Pride celebrations til later in the […]

Raffle for vintage motorcycle to benefit Bryan’s House

Posted on 03 Jun 2016 at 7:45am

  From Staff Reports Bryan’s House Heroes presents BBQ, Band and Brews, a fundraiser for Bryan’s House, on Sunday, June 5, from 1-3 p.m. at Local Moto+Provisions, 1605 N. Beckley Ave. in Dallas. The event includes live music from the Jonny Mack Trio and a raffle for a vintage 1975 Honda CB360, custom built by […]

Jesse Helms redux?

Posted on 03 Jun 2016 at 7:40am

House GOP votes down bill with pro-LGBT amendment   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service While the nation’s attention is riveted to the increasingly bizarre presidential campaign or eagerly counts down the days to when the livin’ is easy, Congress has returned to a business-as-usual battle over LGBT issues brought up inside funding measures. […]

From pop princesses to sci fi queens

Posted on 03 Jun 2016 at 7:15am

Debbie Gibson, Tiffany love performing for their LGBT fans, and they love the many directions their careers have taken   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor It’s been 29 years since Debbie Gibson released her first album, Out of the Blue, and 29 years since Tiffany hit the big time with her cover of “I Think […]

Gay officer files suit against Collin County sheriff

Posted on 03 Jun 2016 at 7:00am

Derek Boyd claims retaliation after he reported jail nurses discussing their dislike of faggots   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Collin County Detention Officer Derek Boyd, 23, has filed suit against the Collin County Sheriff’s office claiming discrimination and retaliation based on his sexual orientation. Because the retaliation intensified after the lawsuit was served […]

Murder suspect Colbert transferred to Dallas County jail

Posted on 03 Jun 2016 at 6:45am

Christopher Colbert, 43, accused of murdering Ron Shumway a year ago, is in Dallas County jail. He was arrested in Los Angeles three months ago and has been in Los Angeles County Men’s Jail awaiting extradition to Dallas.

Latest attack victim recounts assault, injuries

Posted on 03 Jun 2016 at 6:45am

Community leaders, police chief discuss Oak Lawn crime in meeting   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Bobby, the latest reported victim in a string of violent assaults in Oak Lawn stretching back to September, was walking home from The Hidden Door about 2 a.m. on Thursday, May 26, when he was attacked at the […]

Obituary • 05-27-16

Posted on 27 May 2016 at 7:30am

After a fearless five-year battle with cancer, Patricia Leah “Pat” Gamble, 59, passed away on May 5, 2016 in Dallas, surrounded by family and friends. Pat was born Feb. 17, 1957 in Abilene, Texas. She is survived by her wife, Susan Maiden. Pat and Susan were committed life partners for more than 31 years and […]