TRAC: Resources for youth coming out of foster care

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 7:55am

CitySquare, a Dallas organization once known as Central Dallas Ministries that is focused on fighting the root causes of poverty, includes a program aimed helping young people — including LGBT youth — transitioning out of the foster care and juvenile care systems. The Transition Resource Action Center — or TRAC — provides a “one-stop” assessment/intake and [...]

Is Dallas behind on LGBT elder care?

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 7:50am

Despite gains, local advocates still see room for improvement for LGBT elders JAMES RUSSELL | Staff Writer Death is already an emotional issue. Some have years to prepare. Others have mere weeks. But while a diagnosis doesn’t discriminate, some local advocates for LGBT elders say that many local facilities often do. “In terms of LGBT [...]

What changes after a 53-year engagement? Not much

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 7:45am

Jack Evans and George Harris married in February to make a statement to the Methodist church and support the Rev. Bill McElvaney rather than to solidify their relationship   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Not much has changed for Jack Evans, 84, and George Harris, 81, since they married in February. The most surprising thing [...]

A tragic start, but hope shines

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 7:15am

IAS attendees mourn colleagues killed on MH17 By Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor The 20th International AIDS Conference, held this week in Melbourne, Australia, began shrouded in a cloud of shock and grief, when six people on their way to the event were killed — along with 292 other passengers — when Malaysia Airlines Flight [...]

Anglin named 2014 Kuchling Award winner

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 7:00am

Attorney/activist played a key role in the early days of many LGBT organizations   By Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Black Tie Dinner officials announced Thursday, July 24, that attorney and longtime activist Mike Anglin is the 2014 recipient of the Kuchling Humanitarian Award. Anglin’s friends said this week that the honor is long overdue. [...]

Speak Out Poll : Do you buy ExxonMobil gas?

Posted on 24 Jul 2014 at 7:26pm

Pet of the Week • 07-18-14

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 7:55am

Melanie is a one year old brown and white tabby.  If you don’t like warm, friendly and affectionate cats then this cat is not for you.  She loves petting and purring — you pet, she purrs.  Because she’s been at the shelter for more than 2 weeks her adoption fee has been waived.  She’s patiently [...]

Local Briefs • 07-18-14

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 7:50am

SPCA offers free spay, neuter surgeries SPCA of Texas is offering free spay and neuter surgeries for all Dallas County pets at their Dallas and McKinney clinics through Sept. 30. Thanks to a generous grant from PetSmart Charities, Fix ‘Em Dallas County reduces the number of unwanted in city shelters by providing this free service [...]

We have children who need our help now

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 7:15am

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins says the influx of children from Central America is a humanitarian crisis   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer “We have children who need our help now,” County Judge Clay Jenkins told Stonewall Democrats of Dallas this week, speaking at the group’s monthly meeting about the throngs of children coming into [...]

Robin Hood to the rescue

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 7:00am

Two Fort Worth animal enthusiasts set up a new business to benefit local nonprofits James Russell  |  Staff Writer Robin Hood has two passions: golf and animals. “But not necessarily in that order,” she said. While Hood grew up around animals, her passion for golf preceded her passion for dog rescue. It wasn’t until she [...]