All over but the shoutin’

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 8:45am

The insanity of infighting in our community weakens in the battle against our real enemies EMERSON COLLINS  |  Contributing Writer The biggest blowup fights often happen with the family and friends you love the most. You know each other’s strengths and weaknesses, all of the buttons to push, and you have the greatest vested interest [...]

City Council approves Oak Lawn DHA complex

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 8:35am

A good-neighbor agreement that could chart a new course for how it works with neighborhood groups is a first for the housing authority   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer The Dallas City Council on March 26 approved plans for Cedar Springs Place, a complex it plans to build to replace a housing project torn down [...]

Police arrest 2 men in brutal murder of gay Dallas man

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 8:25am

Kevin Moyer was killed near Beaumont while on business; authorities are still searching for third suspect, motive   ANNA WAUGH  |  News Editor Friends of Kevin Moyer will remember his gentle, kind and calming presence and how his friendship forever touched their lives. Moyer, 53, was identified this week as the man found dead on [...]

SMU may revote on LGBT Senate seat

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 7:00am

Two-third of students voting must support the special-interest seat, and Spectrum students believe they’ll prevail in a second election   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Southern Methodist University students are collecting signatures, hoping to get a revote on adding an LGBT Student Senate seat after the measure failed on April 3. The Student Senate had [...]

Shared housing project aims to curb trans homelessness

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 6:45am

New Trans Pride Initiative program allows people to host or room with others who don’t have a place to live   ANNA WAUGH  |  News Editor After years of harassment and death threats for living as a transgender woman in Paris, Texas, Jodielynn Wiley finally escaped that environment when she came to Dallas in February. [...]

AHF to open Out of the Closet on Cedar Springs

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 6:30am

The Out of the Closet Thrift Store that will be operated by the largest AIDS research and treatment nonprofit in the U.S. is set to open April 16 on Cedar Springs Road.

Pet of the week • 04-04-14

Posted on 04 Apr 2014 at 8:35am

Sissy is a 1-year-old female brown and white tiny chihuahua.  She’s been at the shelter since Feb. 25, so her adoption fee has been waived.  She’s been vaccinated, microchipped and spayed.  She’s very gentle and sweet but a little frightened in the shelter environment.  She will blossom in a home of her own.  Please visit [...]

Local Briefs • 04-04-14

Posted on 04 Apr 2014 at 8:25am

  El Centro College holds Equality Ball The Gay Prom held by El Centro College’s Lambda Club has been renamed the Equality Ball. “To open the event for more and not just gay people we decided to change the name,” said organizer Max Ramirez. Bring Back Studio 54 is this year’s theme. The El Centro [...]

Food server sues Houston Rockets, company for anti-gay discrimination

Posted on 04 Apr 2014 at 8:15am

Federal lawsuit seeks $150K in damages after Brooklyn worker complained of homophobic taunts, was placed on unpaid leave   ANNA WAUGH  |  News Editor HOUSTON — Players of the Houston Rockets came under fire this week when a federal lawsuit accused several of the team’s staff and talent of hurling anti-gay slurs at a game [...]

This month in marriage equality

Posted on 04 Apr 2014 at 8:15am

Appeals Courts to hear Utah, Oklahoma and Virginia cases while new cases continue to be filed DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear a marriage case this session, but many cases are moving through the system, and new cases are quickly filling court dockets. This week, the 10th Circuit Court of [...]