Election outcome dismays Dems; gay GOPer optimistic

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 7:40am

LGBT activists worry about state, national politics after Tuesday   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer “Texas took a further right-turn Tuesday night, which is a real set back for women, minorities and the LGBT community here in Texas,” Stonewall Democrats of Dallas President Jay Narey said of the mid-term election results. “If there was a [...]

Going on the offensive

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 7:15am

LGBT ally Rep. Rafael Anchia will file bills to repeal the Texas ban on marriage equality Monday   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Even as Texas’ LGBT community is still reeling from the disappointment of the 2014 midterm elections, a group of LGBT allies in the Texas Legislature announced this week that they are “going [...]

6th Circuit upholds marriage discrimination

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 7:00am

Ruling is first at appellate level to go against equality, establishes need for SCOTUS to rule Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com In a decision that will compel the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of marriage equality bans, a panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Thursday, Nov. [...]

Modeling scam perp still at large

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 6:45am

Scam artist who has been working Oak Lawn has long criminal record DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Scam artist Jerry Rogers, who has been working in the Oak Lawn area posing as a model agent, has a long criminal record. Rogers has been going to bars on Cedar Springs Road and passing out business cards [...]

Healey makes history; Michaud falls short

Posted on 05 Nov 2014 at 12:04pm

The good and the bad for LGBT and ally candidates in Tuesday’s election   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com Lesbian attorney Maura Healey made history Tuesday night, Nov. 4, winning election as Massachusetts’ attorney general and becoming the first openly gay person to be elected as attorney general of any state. But U.S. [...]

GOP wins Senate majority

Posted on 05 Nov 2014 at 12:00pm

Republicans also win governor’s seats in 3 formerly Democratic states   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com Republican candidates won enough U.S. Senate seats in the Tuesday, Nov. 4 election to take over the majority in both chambers of Congress. But in an even more stunning victory, Republicans took over the governor’s offices in [...]

National Family Coalition traced back to far-right ideologues

Posted on 03 Nov 2014 at 5:05pm

Anti-gay mailer attacking Texas Senate District 10 candidate Libby Willis traced back to organization that is part of an ‘archconservative cabal’; tie to Burton consultant also found   James Russell  |  Staff Writer russell@dallasvoice.com   Their names are simple, but clearly ideological: National Association for Gun Rights, National Pro-Life Alliance and National Family Coalition. They [...]

Deaths • 10-31-14

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 8:10am

Donald Zarda, 44, passed away Oct. 3 in Switzerland. He was born May 27, 1970, in Missouri, lived in Dallas for the past 14 years, and was pursuing European Union citizenship. A skilled electrician and IT professional, Zarda graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science degree in technical management/international relations. He was [...]

PRIDE Calendar • 10-31-14

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 8:05am

NOVEMBER • Nov. 6: The Truth About LGBTQ Teen Pregnancy and Sensitivity Training Presented by Real Live Connection. Center for Community Cooperation, 2900 Live Oak St. 9–10:30 a.m. RSVP to tggreenberg@ntarupt.org. • Nov. 6: UNT Libraries and the Portal to Texas History celebrate 2.5 million pages The online repository that includes the LGBT archives celebrates [...]

Connecting to Care

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 8:00am

Trans Pride Initiative’s health fair, held in conjunction with Parkland, is open to the entire community DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer When Cd Kirven attended last year’s Trans Health Fair, she just wanted to support the Trans Pride Initiative’s event. She and organizer Nell Gaither had been working together on the Dallas City Council’s LGBT [...]