Pet of the week • 01-02-15

Posted on 13 Feb 2015 at 7:20am

Hennessey is a playful, 2-year-old American bulldog mix. She’s been at the shelter for a long time, so her adoption fee has been waived. All she needs is a toy and a family. Please come visit her at Dallas Animal Services, 1818 N. Westmoreland Road.  Her ID# is A862823. The Adoption Center is open 11 [...]

Keeping love alive

Posted on 13 Feb 2015 at 7:15am

Long-term couples offer advice for new couples on keeping a relationship healthy and happy Compiled by the Dallas Voice News Staff As of June 26, 2013 — the day that the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling striking down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act — the Pew Research Center estimated that there were [...]

ERF to recognize same-sex couples

Posted on 13 Feb 2015 at 7:00am

Police and Fire Pension board stalemated, accused council members of having a political agenda   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer The boards of both the Dallas Police and Fire Pension and Employees’ Retirement Fund of the City of Dallas (ERF) this week came to different conclusions following discussions on how to equalize benefits to [...]

The Gay Agenda • 02-06-15

Posted on 06 Feb 2015 at 8:00am

FEBRUARY • Feb. 6: National Black HIV/AIDSAwareness Day The Afiya Center’s second annual “Get tested. Grab a bite” free and confidential HIV and syphilis testing and education event from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Afiya Center, 501 Wynnewood Village Ste. 213. Contact 972-682-5571 or for more information. • Feb. 7: Turtle Creek Chorale 35th [...]

Pet of the week • 01-30-15

Posted on 06 Feb 2015 at 7:55am

Lily is a sweet 1-year-old pit bull mix. She’s very loving and is just waiting for a person to call her own. She’s been at the shelter more than three weeks, so her adoption fee has been waived. Ask for Lily, A871567, at Dallas Animal Services. The Adoption Center is open 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Mon-Sat, [...]

Local Briefs • 02-06-15

Posted on 06 Feb 2015 at 7:50am

  Cathedral confirms new members UCC Cathedral of Hope is holding its first joint membership class ever between the Spanish- and English-speaking congregations. A total of 47 new members will be confirmed as members on Sunday — 30 members from the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. English-speaking services and 17 from the 1 p.m. Spanish-speaking [...]

Game on: House committee appointments revealed

Posted on 06 Feb 2015 at 7:35am

Friendly faces fill top committees, Straus critics sidelined JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer If elections have consequences then 19 representatives who voted for a more conservative candidate in the Texas House Speaker’s race surely learned their consequences on Wednesday, Feb. 5 when four-term House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, released committee appointments. Straus, a San [...]

No welcome home

Posted on 06 Feb 2015 at 7:00am

The church where James Stone grew up refused to perform his funeral but members attended to cause the family additional grief   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer When Vicki and Jerry Oels and other members of Clarkridge Church of Christ attended the funeral of a gay man in Mountain Home, Ark., they may have [...]

We never expected we would get old

Posted on 06 Feb 2015 at 6:45am

  DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Dallas has a reputation for having one of the most organized LGBT communities in the country. Whatever it was, Dallas had a group for that. From civil rights to religious groups of every denomination, from the Gay Gun Lover’s Club to book clubs, professional groups and sports clubs, [...]

We are Ty

Posted on 06 Feb 2015 at 6:30am

Gathering to honor murdered trans woman offers solace, hope   Todd Whitley  |  Special Contributor I don’t understand. I admitted as much to the family, friends and others gathered at Bergfeld Park in Tyler to honor Ty “Nunee” Underwood. I just don’t understand the kind of senseless violence that has forced us, yet again, to [...]