Gay man found dead near Peabody Clinic

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 9:00am

  DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Dallas Police are investigating the murder of Mitchell Polk, a gay man whose body found Aug. 23 outside an abandoned, boarded-up building off Peabody Avenue in South Dallas, near AIDS Arms’ Peabody Clinic. Polk’s body was reportedly found naked with a gash in his head. The body remained […]

Former FW resident killed in Miami

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 8:55am

Tom Lang, husband of former Samaritan House CEO, has died after a confrontation with a homeless man DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer A homeless man in Miami has been charged with murder in connection with the death of Tom Lang, 71, husband of former Samaritan House CEO Steve Dutton. Police arrested Evans Celestin, 38, […]

Family Pride Zone expands

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 8:55am

DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer After a successful return of the Family Pride Zone last year, this year’s space will be bigger with more entertainment. One addition to the Family Pride Zone is Choo Choo Express, a train that will circle the perimeter of the covered playground area throughout the day. Puppeteer Dennis Lee […]

Pride parade goes international

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 8:45am

UK, Canada standing up for LGBT rights in Dallas, worldwide Karen Bell  |  British Consul General and Sara Wilshaw  |  Canadian Consul General This weekend the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade, Dallas’ annual Pride parade, will showcase new, international friends. For the first time since the celebration began 33 years ago, two foreign governments — […]

Marching with Pride for breast health

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 8:40am

Solis Mammography wants to bring its message encouraging regular check-ups to the LGBT community   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Solis Mammography is sponsoring a float in the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade in an attempt to bring greater breast cancer awareness to the lesbian community. James Polfreman, CEO of Solis Mammography, said he […]

Illuminating the best part of us

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 8:30am

Grand Marshal Todd Maria uses rugby as a vehicle for serving the LGBT community   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor For Todd Maria, being chosen as grand marshal of the 2016 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade was a huge surprise, and an honor that has made him even more determined than before to contribute to […]

Striving to be a model of integrity

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 8:28am

Grand Marshal Burke Burnett is building a legacy for his sons Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor For Burke Burnett, just being nominated as grand marshal of the 2016 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade was “amazing.” But to actually have been chosen by a community vote to be grand marshal was […]

Voting while trans

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 8:25am

Even after voter ID law changes, transgender people still face barriers in casting their ballots   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Contributing Writer james.journo@gmail.com On July 20, a federal appeals court struck down parts of Texas’ stringent voter identification law after a multi-year legal battle regarding its constitutionality. The United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in […]

Davis to keynote Spirit of Texas brunch

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 8:20am

From Staff Reports Former Texas Sen. and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will be the featured speaker at Equality Texas’ 10th annual Spirit of Texas brunch and awards presentation set for Sunday, Sept. 25 in San Antonio. Davis spent nine years on the Fort Worth City Council before representing District 10 in the Texas Senate […]

Pet of the Week • 09-16-16

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 8:15am

Spike is a sweet kitten. She had a hard time keeping up with her sisters in the beginning, but now she is just as likely to be the kitten jumping on the other kittens – or batting at her mom’s tail! Other pets are available for adoption from Operation Kindness, 3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton. The […]