MetroBall raises record amount for GDMAF

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 7:45am

Razzle Dazzle Dallas breaks even; organization rethinks June Pride   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer While MetroBall raised a record $47,240 for the Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund at its June 6 event, the Razzle Dazzle Dallas main event, held the next night, was not financially successful, organizers have announced. MetroBall and Razzle Dazzle Dallas [...]

Hunting for justice

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 7:40am

A Plano man attacked by a roommate’s dog says homophobia in the Plano PD stalled his case   JAMES RUSSELL | Staff Writer When Hal Wallace went to the emergency room on June 29 following an attack by his roommate’s dog, he and his husband, Johnathon DeJarnett, had a hunch the dog had been goaded [...]

‘You’re talking about my family’

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 7:15am

JAMES RUSSELL | Staff Writer Leticia Van de Putte, a Texas state senator from San Antonio and the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, doesn’t mince words. In her first interview with the gay press, she spoke intimately about her family and the ongoing legislative struggle for equality. She also packed in the punches against her [...]

Grand marshals named

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 7:00am

Carol West, Rafael McDonnell chosen by record turnout of voters, DTG director says Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor The votes are in and the community has chosen the Rev. Carol West and Rafael McDonnell to lead the 2014 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade as grand marshals on Sept. 21. Both said this week they are [...]

Building a bridge of compassion

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 6:45am

Immigrant rights activist and gay man Jose Antonio Vargas calls on LGBTs to reach out to immigrants   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Born in the Phillipines, Jose Antonio Vargas has lived in the United States since he was 12. He has been open about his “undocumented” status — his mother sent him to live [...]

Speak Out Poll: Will you vote in November?

Posted on 31 Jul 2014 at 10:00pm

Married — at last

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 10:38am

  Del Wilson and Keith Dishman recently traveled to Massachusetts to be legally married after almost 35 years as a couple. As part of our 2014 Family Life issue, Wilson answered a few quick questions for Dallas Voice. Dallas Voice: How long have you been together? Del Wilson: We have been together for nearly 35 [...]

Pet of the week • 07-25-14

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 8:05am

Bango has a great personality and would do well with an active individual or family.  She was transferred to Operation Kindness from a local shelter along with her 2 siblings. She is a great looking brown Terrier that will be a small size dog when fully grown. Come visit with Bango to see if she is [...]

Local briefs • 07-25-14

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 8:00am

Estate planning seminar set at Resource Center Equality Texas presents a seminar on “Estate Planning for the LGBT Community” Saturday, Aug. 2, 2 p.m., at Resource Center’s John Thomas LGBT Community Center, 2701 Reagan. Reserve a seat by emailing Amy Ford at AEFord@ft.newyorklife.com. Bridge Building Network discusses LGBT elder care Ed-U-Care’s Bridge Building Network hosts [...]

TRAC: Resources for youth coming out of foster care

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 7:55am

CitySquare, a Dallas organization once known as Central Dallas Ministries that is focused on fighting the root causes of poverty, includes a program aimed helping young people — including LGBT youth — transitioning out of the foster care and juvenile care systems. The Transition Resource Action Center — or TRAC — provides a “one-stop” assessment/intake and [...]