‘Bathroom bill’ stymied in Rockwall — for now

Posted on 06 May 2016 at 6:45am

  Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor A proposed ordinance that would have prohibited transgender people from using the appropriate public restroom in Rockwall died on the vine this week, when Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt couldn’t even get a second to his motion that the city council vote on the ordinance. But the issue may not [...]

45th Anniversary

Posted on 29 Apr 2016 at 7:45am

  Vivienne Armstrong, left, and Louise Young celebrated their 45th anniversary on April 18. They met in 1971 at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where they helped found the local Gay Liberation Front. The couple moved to Dallas in 1976, and quickly became an integral part of the city’s LGBT community, which was growing [...]

Ridin’, ropin’ and wranglin’

Posted on 29 Apr 2016 at 7:40am

Texas Tradition Rodeo moves to Texas Horse Park for 2016 Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Organizers are expecting between 80 and 85 cowgirls and cowboys to compete this weekend, April 29-May 1, in the 2016 Texas Tradition Rodeo, being staged at the new, city-owned Texas Horse Park at 811 Pemberton Hill Road in Dallas. Marcus [...]

Pet of the Week • 04-29-16

Posted on 29 Apr 2016 at 7:35am

  Domino is a handsome dog. He is very sweet, loves to be close to his people, and craves affection. Domino deserves a second chance at a happy life. He’s two years old and weighs 60 pounds. Other pets are available for adoption from Operation Kindness, 3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton. The no-kill shelter is open [...]

The Gay Agenda • 04-29-16

Posted on 29 Apr 2016 at 7:30am

  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 with this week’s guest is counselor Candy Marcum; United Black [...]

Not just horsing around

Posted on 29 Apr 2016 at 7:15am

His love of animals and community involvement inspired Andy Steingasser to take the reins as board president of Equest   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer As Equest marks its 35th anniversary with expanded equine therapy services at the new Texas Horse Park in South Dallas and a gala celebration, Andy Steingasser is taking over [...]

Turning Red

Posted on 29 Apr 2016 at 7:00am

Dallas Red Foundation has a new board and a new commitment to diversity, parties for the people and is raising a lot more money   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Dallas Red Foundation has an exhaustive schedule of fundraisers to benefit Legacy Counseling Center and an ambitious new fundraising goal. Last year the organization [...]

FWISD superintendent signs new guidelines protecting trans students

Posted on 29 Apr 2016 at 6:45am

  Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Fort Worth Independent School District Superintendent Kent Scribner this week announced that he has signed a set of detailed guidelines designed to protect transgender students by clarifying the district’s existing anti-bullying and anti-discrimination policies. Clint Bond, FWISD’s external and emergency communications director, said Scribner made the announcement at the [...]

FWISD superintendent signs new guidelines protecting trans students

Posted on 27 Apr 2016 at 4:58pm

Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor nash@dallasvoice.com   Fort Worth Independent School District Superintendent Kent Scribner this week announced that he has signed a set of detailed guidelines designed to protect transgender students by clarifying the district’s existing anti-bullying and anti-discrimination policies. Clint Bond, FWISD’s external and emergency communications director, said Scribner made the announcement at [...]

If you can’t stand the heat…

Posted on 22 Apr 2016 at 7:55am

Artist Carlyn Ray found her passion in creating colorful art out of glass DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer “Find what you love and do it,” advises glass artist Carlyn Ray. Those are words to live by — and she does just that. Ray likes having as many pieces of her glass artwork on display [...]