Pet of the Week • 09-23-16

Posted on 23 Sep 2016 at 7:30am

Abel is a 5-month-old Siamese mix who weighs about 6 pounds. He is playful and adventurous and has a curious nature that will melt your heart. He is a growing, thriving kitten looking for a home where he will be treasured. Abel’s ID number is 33347659. Other pets are available for adoption from Operation Kindness, […]

Obituary • 09-23-16

Posted on 23 Sep 2016 at 7:25am

Dr. Terry Daniel Newsom died Sunday, Sept. 18, after a week with dear friends and precious family at his bedside. Born in Texarkana on Dec. 6, 1943, he lived the rare and exciting life of an adventurer, travelling the world again and again, including visits to Portugal, Spain, and Morocco in May. His adventures date […]

Gay Agenda • 09-23-16

Posted on 23 Sep 2016 at 7:20am

­­­Have an event coming up? Email your information to Managing Editor Tammye Nash at or Senior Staff Writer David Taffet at 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 attorney Rebecca Covell; United Black Ellument hosts […]

Pride, Dallas Southern style

Posted on 23 Sep 2016 at 7:15am

A pool party, a pageant and performances by singers Brandy and Monica are just some of the fun on tap for Dallas’ Black Pride weekend   From Staff Reports Each year, over the first weekend in October, hundreds if not thousands of men and women converge on Dallas for the annual Dallas Black Pride celebration, […]

Turning tragedy into a legacy of hope

Posted on 23 Sep 2016 at 7:00am

Steve Dutton is on a mission to help the homeless so that others won’t experience the pain he did DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer When his husband, Tom Lang, was attacked earlier this month on a downtown Miami street, Steve Dutton said he went through the various stages of grief. His first thought was […]

Arizona preacher banned from South Africa

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 9:20am

Anderson still plans to visit African countries more welcoming of his anti-gay agenda News Analysis by Brent Paxton There’s been an anti-gay preacher back in the news this past week. He’s Steven Anderson, the head of Faithful Word Baptist Church, an anti-gay congregation that meets every Sunday and Wednesday in Tempe, Ariz.  The church’s […]

Matt Bomer as a transwoman: Should we be pissed?

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 9:15am

  NEWS ANAlysis By Brent Paxton Some people in the transgender community are upset that openly gay actor Matt Bomer has been cast as a transwoman in the upcoming film Anything. The Mark Ruffalo-produced picture is an adaptation from Timothy McNeil’s play of the same name. In the story, Bomer’s character strikes up […]

Changing and correcting

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 9:10am

McDonnell seeks changes with Collin County jail after gay deputy harassed, fired   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Contributing Writer After reading about Derek Boyd, the gay former Collin County corrections officer who lost his job after publicly accusing two nurses working at the jail of harassing him, Rafael McDonnell, communications and advocacy manager for Resource Center, […]

AIDS Arms presents 7 papers at Ryan White conference

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 9:05am

The Dallas agency offered insight into their successful treatment of Hep C, homelessness and more to control HIV       DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Seven scientific studies written by 11 staff members were presented at the 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment in Washington, D.C. in August. The […]

Help in creating healthy behavior

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 9:00am

Resource Center’s new counseling program growing quickly, director says   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Officials with Resource Center’s new Behavioral Health Program this week said the program builds on the agency’s existing counseling program, expanding it beyond what’s been offered in the past. “We’re seeing greater need than in the past,” said Program […]