Grand marshal voting now open

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 at 7:25am

2 audition dates set for the  Pride Festival community stage DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Nominations for grand marshals of the 2017 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade have closed, and voting has begun to narrow the field of six finalists down to two. Online voting runs through Aug. 4 at DallasPride.org. Dallas Tavern […]

The animals’ best friend

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 at 7:15am

SPCA of Texas has a long history of helping make our furry friends healthier, happier Tammye Nash | Managing Editor nash@dallasvoice.com If you are looking to adopt a pet from a shelter, there are plenty of options to choose from in North Texas. But few have the depth of history and breadth of programming that […]

App – solutely!

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 at 7:00am

New smart toy keeps dogs active, engaged   DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com You use apps. Why shouldn’t your dog? Chris Watts, owner of Petropolitan, said Santiago Gutierrez came in one day and asked if Watts were interested in seeing a new toy. Watts said, sure, he was always looking for something new. […]

A wild ass: the perfect gift?

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 at 6:45am

Both the Dallas and Fort Worth zoos have animal ‘adoptio’n programs that contribute to animal upkeep DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com You can’t take your newly-adopted animal home or name it, because the animals already have names, and your home probably isn’t equipped to house them. But you can “adopt” some pretty exotic […]

Pride in México City

Posted on 07 Jul 2017 at 7:50am

About 500,000 attend 39th Pride march in capitol city Jesus Chairez | Contributing Writer editor@dallasvoice.com MÉXICO CITY — The México City LGBTTTI (Lésbico, Gay, Bisexual, Transgénero, Travesti, Transexual e Intersexual) community kicked off its XXXIX Pride march on Saturday, June 24, marching down the city’s main avenue, Paseo de la Reforma, which runs through the […]

Pet of the Week • 07-07-17

Posted on 07 Jul 2017 at 7:45am

  Meet Canelo, a laid back 4-year-old Shepherd mix with a red-and-black coat and an affinity for gentle strokes. He prefers to keep watch outside and would love a home where he can go in and out as he pleases. He does need a tall, sturdy fence, though, since he tends to test his boundaries […]

The Gay Agenda • 07-07-17

Posted on 07 Jul 2017 at 7:40am

  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 Brooke Oliver attorney for Dykes on […]

ANALYSIS: Shooting down ‘Pidgeon v. Turner’

Posted on 07 Jul 2017 at 7:15am

The Texas Supreme Court tries to roll back advances made in Obergefell by denying the expansiveness of the ruling David Taffet  |  Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com An attorney with the ACLU of Texas contacted Dallas Voice with information on the appeals process for this case shortly after we had to go to press on Thursday. […]

Gearing up again

Posted on 07 Jul 2017 at 7:00am

Advocates encourage Texans to keep fighting as special session looms Tammye Nash | Managing Editor nash@dallasvoice.com   When the 85th Texas Legislature ended its regular session on May 29, the state’s LGBT community heaved a collective sigh of relief. Yes, lawmakers had passed — and Gov. Greg Abbott eventually signed — a bill allowing adoption […]

Service delayed

Posted on 07 Jul 2017 at 6:45am

DoD puts off change allowing trans people to enlist for another 6 months   From Staff Reports and the Associated Press WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is giving the military chiefs another six months to conduct a review to determine if allowing transgender individuals to enlist in the armed services will affect the “readiness […]