Carter: Trans ban is lifted

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 7:55am

Laila Villanueva Ireland and her then-fiance, Logan Ireland, left met President Barack Obama during a June, 2015 reception at the White House. (Photo courtesy Logan Ireland) Declaring that it is the right thing to do, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday, June 30, that transgender people will be allowed to service openly in the […]

Pet of the week • 07-01-16

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 7:50am

Bud is an Anatolian shepherd/Great Pyrenees mix and a really big boy. At  just over 3 years old, he weighs in at 104 pounds, so he will need a home with plenty of room to play and to relax. He will do best being an only dog, and in a home with no children under […]

Obituary • 07-01-16

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 7:45am

  Mikal Jones, 53, died at his home in Oak Lawn on June 10, with his husband, Rick Roan, their little boy Bichon, Asta, by his side. He passed calmly and for the first time in more than six years looked peaceful and free of pain, thanks to help from hospice that allowed him to […]

The Gay Agenda • 07-1-16

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 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 with this week’s guest is playwright Buster Spiller; United Black Ellument […]

Authentic life

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 7:15am

Trans veteran fights past the pain to live openly at last Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor “They are already making changes,” retired Air Force Master Sgt. Brenda Lawrence said this week of the U.S. military’s stance on transgender servicemembers, just days before Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday, June 30, that the Pentagon is officially […]

LGBT organizer and mentor Jack Evans dies

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 7:00am

Dallas is known for its organizations and Evans started many of them DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Jack Evans made international news a year ago when he and his partner of 54 years, George Harris, legally married, the first same-sex couple to do so in Dallas County. Their wedding picture, taken at the Dallas […]

Dallas Elite headed for the playoffs

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 6:45am

Women’s professional football team ends 2nd season regular play unbeaten DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Dallas Elite, DFW’s undefeated women’s professional football team in the Women’s Football Alliance, plays for the Western Division championship on Saturday, July 9. If they win, Elite then faces off against Eastern Division champions for the WFA championship on […]

Trans athletes still excluded in Texas

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 7:55am

Despite threat of lawsuits, UIL doesn’t budge on exclusionary policy   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Contributing Writer The 32-member legislative council of the University Interscholastic League can’t say Rafael McDonnell didn’t try to educate the committee on Tuesday, June 14. McDonnell, the communications and advocacy manager of Resource Center, spoke to the statewide body overseeing high […]

Keeping our guard up

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 7:50am

‘If you see something, say something,’ minister, others advise   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer “We owe it to one another to be extra vigilant,” the Rev. Neil Cazares-Thomas said after suitcases were found outside the door of Cathedral of Hope on Sunday, June 19, just a week after 49 people were shot to […]

The Gay Agenda • 06-24-16

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 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 with this week’s guest is Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez; United […]