Obituary • 06-26-16

Posted on 26 Aug 2016 at 7:50am

  Virginia Ann Scarlett, born on April 28, 1936 in Maypearl, Texas to Morrison Morgan Scarlett and Ruby Scarlett, passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 in Dallas. She was a loving, devoted, compassionate mother and dear friend to so many people. Virginia worked 33 years for the Wichita Falls State Hospital, starting in 1964. In […]

The Gay Agenda • 08-26-16

Posted on 26 Aug 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; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black […]

Trans advocates decry latest Paxton lawsuit

Posted on 26 Aug 2016 at 7:15am

After getting injunction against trans student guidelines, Texas AG targets transgender medical services   From Staff Reports Texas and four other Republican-led states have filed yet another lawsuit seeking to roll back the Obama administration’s efforts to strengthen transgender rights, saying new federal nondiscrimination health rules could force doctors to act contrary to their medical […]

Trans woman sues former employer

Posted on 26 Aug 2016 at 7:00am

Despite improving business at Cedar Hill restaurant, Buffalo Wild Wings fired its manager when she began presenting as a woman   DAVID TAFFET   | Senior Staff Writer Kellie Alise Batko has filed suit against her former employer, Buffalo Wild Wings, charging the company with sex discrimination against a woman because she is transgender. The restaurant […]

Libertarian challenging Sessions for Congress

Posted on 26 Aug 2016 at 6:45am

Ed Rankin has run before, but he believes this year presents an opportunity for a third party candidate without a Democratic rival   DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer Ed Rankin has run for Congress before, but this year, he believes, some “interesting dynamics are lining up” that give him a better shot at winning […]

Pet of the week • 08-19-16

Posted on 19 Aug 2016 at 7:45am

  Penny is a two-year-old cutie who weighs 14 pounds and needs a loving family and a place to call home. She came to Operation Kindness by way of a local shelter where she was given needed care before she and others were transferred. Penny will be a wonderful addition to the perfect home. If […]

The Gay Agenda • 08-19-16

Posted on 19 Aug 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 are Leslie McMuraay and Katie Sprinkle; United […]

Paxton, anti-trans forces win 1st round, but fight continues

Posted on 19 Aug 2016 at 7:15am

UPDATE: On Tuesday Ken Paxton announced he has filed yet another lawsuit against the federal government, this time challenging Health and Human Services regulations protecting transgender people from discrimination in their medical care. See our InstanTEA blog post here. FW judge’s ruling on trans students guidelines could send 4th Circuit case to SCOTUS   Lisa […]

Rachel Tiven takes the reins at Lambda Legal

Posted on 19 Aug 2016 at 7:00am

New CEO doesn’t want her organization to take every case, but to empower others to take cases   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Lambda Legal’s new CEO Rachel Tiven, in Dallas last weekend for the organization’s Landmark Dinner, sees a continued role for impact litigation after last year’s marriage equality decision. In Texas, within […]

On-the-job bullying

Posted on 19 Aug 2016 at 7:00am

Male guard in private prison charges employer with sexual harassment   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Isaiah Smith is suing his former employer, Management & Training Corporation, for sex discrimination. MTC is a Utah-based corporation that operates for-profit prisons, including one in Bridgeport, northwest of Fort Worth, where Smith was employed. Smith said the […]