After Obergefell, the battle heads toward states’ rights in Texas Lege

Posted on 02 Dec 2016 at 8:00am

Nullification battles were echoes from last session   JAMES RUSSELL  | Contributing Writer james.journo@gmail.com Ahead of last year’s Obergefell decision legalizing same-sex marriage, state Rep. Cecil Bell, R-Magnolia, filed a slew of bills blocking enforcement of the pending decision. One of Bell’s bills was expected to pass. The Preservation and Sovereignty of Marriage Act, as […]

The Gay Agenda • 12-02-16

Posted on 02 Dec 2016 at 7:45am

  ­­­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. This week’s guest is Ashley Lind, CEO of Promise House; […]

Teddy Bears help children get through surgery

Posted on 02 Dec 2016 at 7:15am

LGBT party supplies Children’s Health with many of the bears needed each year to comfort kids DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Each of the 30,000 children who come out of surgery each year at Children’s Health have a teddy bear with them. That teddy bear will have a similar operation. And the child and […]

Oak Lawn Branch celebrates 20 years

Posted on 02 Dec 2016 at 7:00am

Its partnership with Kroger gave the branch its first good building after 3 bad tries   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer The Oak Lawn Branch of the Dallas Public Library celebrates its 20th anniversary in its current building with an event on Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. “We’ll be celebrating our partnership with Kroger […]

Women’s March planned for day after inauguration

Posted on 02 Dec 2016 at 6:45am

While Austin hosts a companion march for Texans   by Mathew Shaw  |  Special contributor On election night, Waxahachie resident Trisha Nemec watched the results with six other women on a Facebook group she had recently joined called Pantsuit Nation. As the results were coming in, Nemec and the other women posted their discontent throughout […]

C.U.R.E. honors long-time community activists

Posted on 25 Nov 2016 at 7:50am

DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer C.U.R.E., the Collin County-based HIV prevention and education organization, will honor three community members for their years of work fighting HIV/AIDS at a World AIDS Day event in Richardson on Thursday, Dec. 1. Chris Bengston and Marvin Green will receive the Open Heart Award and James A. Lester will […]

The Gay Agenda • 11-25-16

Posted on 25 Nov 2016 at 7:40am

­­­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. This week’s guests Jason Hanna and Joe Riggs from the Teddy […]

Honoring the activists on World AIDS Day

Posted on 25 Nov 2016 at 7:15am

From Staff Reports As we mark World AIDS Day 2016, Dallas Voice takes a minute to recognize just a small handful of the people in North Texas that have dedicated themselves to the ongoing fight against HIV/AIDS. Listed below, in alphabetical order, are those DFW Metroplex activists in the LGBT community who have been included […]

Burton defends bill advocates say could harm LGBT students

Posted on 25 Nov 2016 at 7:00am

LGBT advocates warn bill could force teachers, counselors to out students to their parents Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor LGBT advocates and allies are warning that legislation pre-filed last week by state Sen. Konni Burton would require public school faculty and staff members to out LGBT students to their parents. But Burton condemned criticism of […]

A ‘chilling’ choice

Posted on 25 Nov 2016 at 6:45am

AG nominee Jeff Sessions’ anti-equality history is well-documented   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com One LGBT legal activist called it “chilling.” Others called it “alarming” and “extreme.” Even outside the LGBT community, the reaction was unusually harsh. The NAACP called it “deeply troubling,” and the Center for American Progress said it was a […]