Pet of the week • 04-21-17

Posted on 21 Apr 2017 at 7:40am

Meet Bart, a 3-year-old, black-and-white collie mix weighing 60 pounds. He’s a staff and volunteer favorite who had a bit of a rough past but is being been spoiled here. He rides great in the car, and as long as you take him outside regularly, he does all his business outside. He gets along with […]

The Gay Agenda • 04-21-17

Posted on 21 Apr 2017 at 7:35am

  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 TreShaun Pate, Trenton Johnson and Jade […]

Leaving a living legacy

Posted on 21 Apr 2017 at 7:15am

Unlike blood, LGBT people and those who are HIV-positive are encouraged to donate organs   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Back in 2007, Gary Evans recalled, he had started feeling very sluggish: “I’d come home and go right to bed.” And at work, he had trouble getting anything accomplished. When he went to his […]

Mayor declares LGBT Youth Homelessness Awareness Day

Posted on 21 Apr 2017 at 7:00am

Promise House opens facility and offers programs for homeless LGBT young adults   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Mayor Mike Rawlings said he was concerned with LGBT homeless youths. Now he has proven his concern with an enthusiastic interest in earmarking a portion of the money in the next bond election to address the […]

Prom gives seniors a second chance

Posted on 21 Apr 2017 at 6:45am

  DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Portia Cantrell’s wife wants the Gray Pride Prom to be as authentic as possible, so she’s not agreeing to go until she receives a proper promposal. “If we’re doing this, we’re doing it right,” she told Cantrell. Cantrell’s mother died when she was six. Her sister, who is […]

The Gay Agenda • 04-14-17

Posted on 14 Apr 2017 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. This week’s guest is Al James from The Trevor Project; […]

Pet of the Week • 04-14-17

Posted on 14 Apr 2017 at 7:25am

  Meet Tabitha, a gentle, 5-year-old, torbie domestic shorthair mix, weighing in at a sturdy 11 pounds. The shelter has been a little scary for her  and she’s a bit shy with strangers, but a total love with her close friends and family. She is a certified lap warmer, and loves to sit with you […]

Teaching the teachers

Posted on 14 Apr 2017 at 7:15am

Graduate program focused on creating better teachers in urban classrooms is reaching out to LGBT recruits   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor At a time when the public education system appears to be at a crossroads, one organization is working to create career teachers who are better equipped to meet the challenges of teaching in […]

LGBT needs assessment getting underway

Posted on 14 Apr 2017 at 7:00am

  DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Texas Pride Impact Funds has contracted with sociologists at University of Texas Dallas to do a statewide needs assessment of services for the LGBT community. Dr. Richard Scotch is heading that study. “As far as we know, this is the first statewide LGBT needs assessment ever conducted,” said […]

Abounding Prosperity receives $1.7 million grant

Posted on 14 Apr 2017 at 6:45am

The funds will allow agency to continue HIV testing in Texas’ hardest hit community   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Abounding Prosperity has received a $1.7 million grant to serve the health needs of black gay and bisexual men and transwomen through its testing and screening clinic […]