Pet of the week • 07-22-16

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 8:00am

Allie Baby is a shepherd mix that, at just 6 months old, weighs 41 pounds. She is a smart and active girl with very friendly disposition. She’ll probably be a medium-sized dog when she matures, but she will still need plenty of room to run and play, and will do best in an active home […]

Nobody likes to talk about getting old

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 7:55am

Panelists talk about unique challenges to aging in the LGBT community DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer   Talking about getting old is difficult for anyone. In the gay community, it seems almost impossible. “Nobody likes to talk about aging except pharmaceutical companies,” said community counselor Candy Marcum. She’s one of the panelists who will […]

Coalition holds second conference on aging

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 7:15am

  DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Since its first conference last year, the Coalition for LGBT Aging has been working to improve existing services in North Texas, helping make them more LGBT-friendly. “We’re not going to duplicate services,” Coalition founder Cannon Flowers said, reiterating that the goal is to make what’s already out there […]

FWISD releases revised trans guidelines

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 7:00am

As school officials talk about a reasonable compromise, anti-trans forces claim victory James Russell | Contributing Writer Officials with the Fort Worth school district  released a revised version of the transgender student guidelines on Wednesday, July 20, after three months of revisions and scrutiny from opponents. The guidelines first issued in April were a […]

Cox joins CoH’s Hall of Heroes

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 6:45am

Resource Center CEO will receive the Hero of Hope award during the church’s morning services on Sunday   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Inside the Cathedral of Hope, there is an area they call the Hall of Heroes. Therein hang more than 25 portraits of men and women who have, through the years, been leaders […]

Day 2: GOP subtly seeks LGBT support through Orlando, gun rights

Posted on 20 Jul 2016 at 12:08pm

NRA official pledges to protect gun rights regardless of ‘race, religion or sexual orientation’   CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade Courtesy of National Gay Media Association CLEVELAND — Amid attacks impugning Hillary Clinton’s character and calls for her incarceration, Republicans on the second night of the GOP national convention subtly sought to obtain LGBT support […]

Operation Kindness: Finding homes for furry family for 40 years

Posted on 15 Jul 2016 at 7:45am

  From Staff Reports For many people, especially for many of us in the LGBT community, our pets are more than pets. They are our family. That’s why every July, Dallas Voice presents our “Pamper Your Pets” issue. Dallas Voice is — and for many years now, has been — pleased to partner with Operation […]

The Gay Agenda • 07-15-16

Posted on 15 Jul 2016 at 7:40am

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

Obama visits to help Dallas heal

Posted on 15 Jul 2016 at 7:40am

The president was joined by VP Biden, G.W. Bush at a memorial service for fallen officers   David Taffet  |  Senior Staff Writer President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush — in Dallas to speak at the Tuesday, July 12 memorial service for the five officers killed July 7 following a Black Lives […]

Preparing, protesting, prejudice

Posted on 15 Jul 2016 at 7:15am

As the North Texas LGBT community prepares for Pride, protestors in Orlando call for gun control, and lawmakers in D.C. hold hearings on anti-gay bills   David Taffet  |  Senior Staff Writer As families, fellow officers and government leaders gathered Tuesday, July 12, in Dallas for a memorial service honoring the one DART Police and […]