From 1981 to 2014: The virus is different, but the fear is the same

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 7:15am

Team Reporting by the Dallas Voice Editorial Staff   It was 1981, and young gay men were beginning to die of diseases that they shouldn’t be getting, and that shouldn’t have been able to kill them, even if they did become infected. By March that year, at least eight young gay men in New York [...]

Learning the ropes, from A to Z

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 7:00am

Ann Zadeh is Fort Worth’s newest city council member, but she’s no stranger to city policy   James Russell  |  Staff Writer Ann Zadeh’s first night as a councilwoman — replacing the city’s first and so far only openly gay councilmember Joel Burns — was no honeymoon. Elected in June, Fort Worth’s new councilwoman for [...]

DPD, DFR pension board postpones equal benefits

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 6:45am

Vote comes despite emotional testimony from the dozen Dallas police officers that attended the pension board meeting to ask for equal benefits for their spouses   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Four city councilmen who sit on the Dallas Police and Fire Pension Board made it clear to the rest of the board that the [...]

Speak Out Poll: Does your job offer partner benefits for LGBT employees’ families?

Posted on 09 Oct 2014 at 7:50pm

Another one bites the dust: 9th Circuit strikes down same-sex marriage bans in Nevada, Idaho

Posted on 07 Oct 2014 at 5:06pm

Nevada officials have already said they won’t appeal; no word yet from Idaho on appeal Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service   A unanimous three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Oct. 7, struck down state bans against marriage for same-sex couples in Nevada and Idaho. But the ruling will [...]

Walking for life

Posted on 06 Oct 2014 at 6:45am

AIDS Arms uses LifeWalk funds to adapt programs to the changing HIV landscape   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com As the Affordable Care Act helps more people find health coverage, some people with HIV find they can’t afford their policies’ enormous deductibles and co-pays. Funds raised by LifeWalk this year, taking place Sunday, Oct. [...]

Speak Out Poll: Will you change your daily routine now that Ebola has been confirmed in Dallas?

Posted on 03 Oct 2014 at 2:46pm

Shining a light in the dark

Posted on 03 Oct 2014 at 8:10am

North Texas Out of the Darkness walk designed to educate, bring awareness to the issue of suicide By Mathew Shaw  |  Contributing Writer nash@dallasvoice.com To bring awareness to the issue of suicide and to raise funds for suicide research, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s North Texas chapter hosts its annual Out of the Darkness [...]

prepared

Posted on 03 Oct 2014 at 8:05am

Attorneys Whitley, Duggan leading seminar on LGBT estate planning as part of SOLID TALK series   JENNY BLOCK  |Contributing Writernash@dallasvoice.com   It’s no secret that the LGBT community faces added challenges when it comes to legally protecting ourselves and our families. That is particularly true when it comes to handling our assets while we’re alive, [...]

Pet of the week • 10-03-14

Posted on 03 Oct 2014 at 8:00am

Meet Robin, a blond Labrador that was transferred from a local shelter to Operation Kindness for a better chance at finding a loving home. He will not need a great deal of grooming; a good brushing two to three times weekly will do. Robin is a very friendly boy. He would love to have a [...]