It’s not OK any more

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 8:30am

Remembering the names from Orlando   Jason Walker  |  Special Contributor I woke up Sunday morning wondering why my professor for the summer course I’m taking waited so long to post this week’s assignments. He only gives us until Thursday evening to complete them and turn them in and now it’s Sunday already and […]

Laying down the law

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 8:25am

Dallas County’s sheriff and the DCSO LGBT liaison officer don’t let their lesbian identity affect their jobs as law officers   Mat Shaw  |  Contributing Writer Dallas County sheriff Lupe Valdez is the only out Latina lesbian sheriff in the United States. Still, she said, she should be judged by how good she is […]

The girl in the picture

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 8:25am

  I came home from work on Wednesday, June 15, exhausted. It has been a terrible week. I let my dog out to run and flopped on my bed and logged on to Facebook. There was a picture that had been shared over and over and over. It was taken at the Legacy Of Love […]

We are the champions

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 8:20am

  Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Dallas’ Lost Souls rugby team is only four years old, but the Souls have already made a name for themselves as a championship-caliber team with their victory in Division III of the 2016 Mark Kendall Bingham Memorial Cup competition, held Memorial Day weekend in Nashville. The Division III championship […]

Pet of the week • 06-17-16

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 8:15am

  Cece is a cute little girl who needs a gentle, patient pet parent willing to build her confidence and trust. She will be a great cuddle bug if you have a calm environment and some quiet time to give her. Cece would do best in a home with older children. Other pets are available […]

The Gay Agenda • 06-17-16

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 8:05am

  ­­­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 with this week’s guest is TransGriot editor Monica Roberts; United […]

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 8:05am

Billie (Bill) Lee Thames, 85, died of natural causes on June 9. He was born on March 20, 1931 in Cisco, Texas and resided in Dallas for the last 20 years. Bill wished to be cremated and to have his ashes spread on his nephew Michael Doyle Marr’s 32-acre “place” near Weatherford. Bill was an […]

Battered, not broken

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 7:15am

North Texas mourns for Orlando, plans for preventing a similar attack here   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer “We’ve been screaming from the top of our lungs,” Michael Dominguez said. “We’re being hunted down in the streets.” Dominguez survived an attack in Oak Lawn last October and co-founded the group SOS–Survivors Offering Support in […]

A place to call home

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 7:00am

Promise House offers homeless youth a chance to thrive, including the LGBT youth   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Darron Moore has seen clients come back six, seven, eight years after leaving Promise House to say thank you. They tell him, he said, “Hey, you helped me out at a time I desperately needed […]

Fathers know best

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 6:45am

Dallas gay father to talk about his experience having children at Men Having Babies conference this weekend   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Michael Wetson and his husband Shawn had been together 10 years before they had their children. “We waited until it was safe and reasonable,” Wetson said. They considered adopting, but they […]