Speak Out Poll: Will you attend a Pride event next week?

Posted on 12 Sep 2014 at 3:59pm

PRIDE Calendar

Posted on 12 Sep 2014 at 8:10am

September • Through Sept. 14: Play Pride Festival Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 N. Tyler St. $15–$20. TeCoTheater.org • Through Sept. 20: Pride Performing Arts Festival Uptown Players, Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. UptownPlayers.org • Sept. 13. Car Wash for LifeWalk Team Heart Throckmorton at Cedar Springs, in the parking lot behind Zinni’s [...]

Fort Worth City Council backs Police Chief Halstead

Posted on 12 Sep 2014 at 8:05am

The move comes after a local police association calls for Halstead’s  resignation   James Russell  |  Staff Writer Members of the Fort Worth City Council this week reaffirmed their support for Police Chief Jeff Halstead despite calls for his resignation from one local police officers’ association. The move came during the council’s executive session on [...]

Pet of the Week • 09-12-14

Posted on 12 Sep 2014 at 8:00am

Stubbs is a gray and white, neutered, declawed male, about 6 years old.  This cat is so laid back and confident, he’ll lie on his back and let you pet his stomach.  He’s very handsome and a kid at heart. He loves to play with toys and is very affectionate.  The name he was given  [...]

Local Briefs • 09-12-14

Posted on 12 Sep 2014 at 7:55am

Sisters sponsor food drive Last year about this time, Resource Center put out an urgent call for donations for the Food Pantry. The shelves were bare. One of the groups responding to the call was the DFW Sisters who decided to make the food drive an annual project. Bring nonperishable food items, cash, gift cards [...]

Welcome back, Michael Sam

Posted on 12 Sep 2014 at 7:15am

The first out professional football player comes home to Texas   James Russell  |  Staff Writer Joining the Dallas Cowboys practice squad is a sort of homecoming for Michael Sam, the first out gay football player to be drafted in the National Football League. Growing up in the Texas Gulf Coast town of Hitchcock, his [...]

Questions continue over DISD officer’s firing

Posted on 12 Sep 2014 at 7:00am

Termination letter says the district was investigating Liebbe, but Liebbe said he doesn’t know why DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles dismissed DISD investigator Jeremy Liebbe from his position with little explanation of why he was fired. “At will employees may be dismissed at any time for any reason [...]

Giving Day benefiting local LGBT, AIDS nonprofit organizations

Posted on 12 Sep 2014 at 6:45am

Communities Foundation of Texas hopes North Texas Giving Day will break national records — again   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer At least seven area AIDS agencies, three local choruses and a variety of other nonprofit organizations staffed by or benefiting the LGBT community are among the beneficiaries of North Texas Giving Day on Sept. [...]

Activists, Conventions, And the GOP platform

Posted on 05 Sep 2014 at 7:00am

Texas GOP’s anti-gay party platform made headlines, but it isn’t really an aberration James Russell  |  Staff Writer When the Texas Republican Party passed its party platform in June in Fort Worth, the 40-page document called for freedom and prosperity for Texans — except for LGBT Texans. Despite all the attention the Lone Star GOP [...]

Always the right Price?

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 7:50am

For many years, John Wiley Price was the only advocate the LGBT community had on the Commissioners Court.   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer When Dallas County Commissioner Mike Cantrell introduced a resolution to remove Commissioner John Wiley Price from office at the court’s Tuesday, Aug. 26 meeting, the resolution died for lack of a [...]