Turner links newly diagnosed to care

Posted on 05 Feb 2016 at 7:15am

After seeing a friend die untreated, Phillip Turner dedicated himself to making sure others receive the care the need and deserve DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Phillip Turner is a linkage-to-care specialist with AIDS Healthcare Foundation. His job, he explained, is “to discover newly-diagnosed individuals who don’t know what to do next,” and help [...]

The leather life

Posted on 05 Feb 2016 at 7:00am

New Texas Leather titleholders plan a year of raising visibility, mentoring others and giving back to the community Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Mera Tucker has been an out, proud leather woman for many years. Eddie Sherbert, although an out, proud gay man many years, has only been in the leather community for the last [...]

Resource Center fast tracks pantry renovation

Posted on 05 Feb 2016 at 6:45am

Services continue without disruption, despite unexpected lease cancellation JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer The food pantry is one of Resource Center’s most popular programs. Currently located on the Denton Drive Cutoff, just off Maple Avenue near Inwood Road, the pantry serves more than 800 people a week. So when center officials learned that the landlord [...]

The Gay Agenda • 01.29.16

Posted on 29 Jan 2016 at 7:45am

Have an event coming up? Email your information to staff writer James Russell at russell@dallasvoice.com by Thursday at 10 a.m.  for that week’s issue. JANUARY • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. Texas marriage equality plaintiffs Cleo De Leon and Nicole Dimetman; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in [...]

Calling out Creating Change protesters

Posted on 29 Jan 2016 at 7:40am

‘Rally’ outside event for A Wider Bridge was insensitive and anti-Semitic When I was a boy of 13, my grandmother took me to my first civil-rights demonstration to teach me about racism and social justice. She knew those issues well: Much of our family fled from the pogroms in Russia; others in our family perished [...]

Sports in transition

Posted on 29 Jan 2016 at 7:15am

Proposed rule on determining gender could spell trouble for trans athletes and UIL; Olympics adopts progressive policy JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer russell@dallasvoice.com Last October, the 32-member legislative council of the University Interscholastic League, the statewide body overseeing high school sports and other extracurricular activities, voted to send to member schools a rule declaring that [...]

Shutting down d­iscussion

Posted on 29 Jan 2016 at 7:00am

Rather than carry on the tradition of open discussion among groups, Jewish groups were attacked at this year’s Creating Change DAVID TAFFET    |  Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com In the wake of controversy over protests outside a reception for Jewish groups at Creating Change in Chicago, a group of rabbis, pastors and LGBT leaders released a [...]

‘Creating drama’

Posted on 29 Jan 2016 at 6:45am

Longtime trans activist angry over interrupted panel discussion at Creating Change DAVID TAFFET    |  Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com A panel discussion featuring trans-attracted men was shut down by protesters at the Jan. 20-23 Creating Change conference in Chicago, the same conference at which protesters shouting anti-Semitic slurs and chants disrupted a reception for Jerusalem Open [...]

Poll: LGBT issues important to Iowa caucus voters

Posted on 22 Jan 2016 at 8:00am

  Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com LGBT issues have come up relatively little so far in the current presidential primary campaigns. But a poll out of Iowa last week says such issues do have an important influence in who likely caucus goers will choose to support. The first crucial voting begins Feb. 1 [...]

Pet of the week • 01-22-16

Posted on 22 Jan 2016 at 7:45am

  Bonifaz is a male German shepherd mix, about 2 years old and weighing about 65 pounds. He seems to do fine with cats and with smaller dogs. He already knows how to sit and lay down, and is working on stay. He is a strong boy that likes to chase fast-moving objects, so his [...]