‘So, what’s it like being a delegate to the Democratic National Convention?’

Posted on 19 Aug 2016 at 6:45am

A gay delegate from Dallas talks about his experience in Philadelphia Jay Narey Special Contributor I am back in Dallas after attending the recent Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia as a delegate for Hillary Clinton, representing Texas Senate District 16 — roughly the entire northern half of Dallas County. Upon finding out I was a […]

‘Friends of Dorothy’ come out of closet

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 8:15am

LGBT community apparently no longer needs to have special, secret parties on cruises. We’re just part of the crowd David Webb  |  The Rare Reporter nash@dallasvoice.com It was bound to happen eventually: “Friends of Dorothy” meetings, once posted on daily cruise ship programs as mysterious, informal get-togethers, now tend to be noted for what they […]

East Texas LGBTS forming Stonewall Democrats chapter

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 8:10am

“It can be hard to be gay in East Texas, but it can be harder to be a Democrat”   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer East Texas Stonewall held its first meeting on Aug. 1 in Longview with an ambitious plan: become the largest Stonewall group in Texas. That goal may be possible, because […]

Vasquez announces affiliation with MDVIP, changes in practice

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 8:05am

Oak Lawn doctor says change will allow him to give patients more personalized, thorough care, but some question the cost of new model   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Oak Lawn area physician Dr. Jaime Vasquez announced in a recent letter to his patients that he has affiliated with a Boca Raton, Fla.-based company called […]

Pet of the week • 08-12-16

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 8:00am

  Cali, a 5 ½-year-old domestic tabby, is a large, fluffy girl who is very friendly and easy to handle. She has beautiful green eyes and loves having her cheeks scratched. She seems to be a very social lady and talks to you when you say her name. Cali is a calm cat and probably […]

The Gay Agenda • 08-12-16

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:55am

  ­­­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 Helen Holy; United Black Ellument hosts […]

Obituary • 08-12-16

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:50am

  Doris Jean Mitchell, a long-time resident of Oak Lawn, died Aug. 4 several hours after she suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. Born April 23, 1939 in San Antonio, Doris lived briefly in Chicago with her parents — Dr. Holland Mitchell of Weatherford and Hazel Jones Mitchell of Floydada, Texas — before moving to Waco where […]

NAS Fort Worth employee charges discrimination

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:15am

For 10 years, supervisors got away with calling Almodovar ‘big girl’ and ‘fag’ without consequences despite Navy’s no tolerance policy for harassment   DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer A North Texas man has filed suit against the U.S. Navy, charging that officials at Naval Air Station Fort Worth at Carswell Field allowed officers and […]

Louganis to receive BTD’s Birch Award

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:00am

Organizers also announce special performance by Todrick Hall set for Oct. 1 dinner   From Staff Reports As the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio reach the halfway mark, here in North Texas, Black Tie Dinner officials are getting in the spirit by announcing that openly gay Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis will receive the 2016 […]

Collin County jail guard who called out bigotry has lost his job

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 6:45am

Derek Boyd says harassment against him intensified after a story about his situation ran in Dallas Voice while nurses who harassed him kept their jobs   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer A Collin County corrections officer has lost his job after publicly accusing two nurses working at the jail of harassing him, and accusing […]