Blue in a swathe of red

Posted on 10 Mar 2017 at 7:00am

Trans woman and congressional candidate Danielle Pellett was among those lobbying against  SB 6 in Austin this week   Tammye Nash  | Managing Editor When Danielle Pellett went to Austin on Monday, March 6, to lobby against Senate Bill 6 — the anti-transgender “bathroom bill” introduced by Sen. Lois Kolhurst and pushed by Lt. Gov. […]

HRC places field organizer in Dallas

Posted on 10 Mar 2017 at 6:45am

  DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Human Rights Campaign has placed four field organizers in Texas through the legislative session, and Criss Ruiz is the Dallas field organizer. The other three are based in Houston, Austin and San Antonio. Ruiz said she’s seeking volunteers to staff phone banks, reach out to the governor and […]

Gay Agenda • 03-03-17

Posted on 03 Mar 2017 at 7:35am

  ­­­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 Jay Malone from Indivisible; United Black […]

Trans candidate runs for GPISD school board

Posted on 03 Mar 2017 at 7:15am

Johnny Boucher stays focused on teaching, not his gender identity DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Johnny Boucher said recently he has decided to run for Grand Prairie school board because he believes he can improve education in his city. Although Boucher lives in Grand Prairie, he teaches children ages 3-to-6 at the Eduardo Mata […]

The costs of living

Posted on 03 Mar 2017 at 7:00am

A survey of home prices around Texas, tax rates around the country   From Staff Reports orth Texas region were up 4.1 percent to 10,300 in January, according to the latest monthly report for North Texas Real Estate Information Systems. Pending sales decreased 10.2 percent to 7.084, and inventory shrank 5.8 percent to 20,511 units. […]

Swing your partner

Posted on 03 Mar 2017 at 6:45am

Pegasus Squares welcomes LGBT dancers from around the country   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Pegasus Squares hosts its first regional square dance weekend, with about 100 dancers from around the U.S. set to spend 15 hours swinging their partners around the dance floor of Sons of Hermann Hall in Deep Ellum over the […]

Repeating history?

Posted on 24 Feb 2017 at 7:45am

Art exhibit on resistance to Nazis has new meaning in Trump era     DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Bullying and bravery are the themes of Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females, an exhibit now on display at the Museum of Biblical Art and National Center for Jewish Art on Boedeker Street across from NorthPark Mall. […]

Pet of the week • 02-24-17

Posted on 24 Feb 2017 at 7:45am

Meet Minnie, a 2-year-old, black-and-white pit bull mix. At just 38 pounds, she’s a petite little lady who loves to give kisses. She came to the SPCA of Texas on Nov. 22 after being rescued from inhumane conditions, so she’s had a rocky start to life. But she just knows that her future holds a […]

The Gay Agenda • 02-24-17

Posted on 24 Feb 2017 at 7:40am

  ­­­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 Jay Malone from Indivisible; United Black […]

Putting your pink dollars to work

Posted on 24 Feb 2017 at 7:15am

Activist investment strategies can bring you a better return   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor If you are looking to support the LGBT community with your charitable donations, it’s not hard to find a whole slew of worthy nonprofits that could put your pink dollars to good use. But sometimes we need to put those […]