Local briefs • 07-04-14

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 7:00pm

PC/CD Dems to hear program on drought Park Cities/Central Dallas Democrats meet Saturday, July 5, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the University Park Public Library, 8383 Preston Center Plaza, Ste. 200, in University Park. Guest speaker will be Al Armendariz with the Sierra Club and regional director of the Environmental Protection Agency, speaking on [...]

Pet of the week • 07-04-14

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 7:00pm

Roger is a 5-year-old German shepherd mix with a perfect disposition. He’s confident, intelligent and calm; he likes other dogs, is very gentle and appears to be housebroken. He even sits on command. He’s been at the shelter since June 12, so his adoption fee has been waived. Pay him a visit and see for [...]

Mexico City shows off its Pride

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 6:55pm

Activist and former Dallasite Jesús Chairez reports in from Pasea de la Reforma By Jesús Chairez  |  Special Contributor A huge crowd attended Mexico City’s 36th annual Gay Pride Parade, officially known as the Marcha del Orgullo Lésbico, Gay, Bisexual, Transgénero, Travesti, Transexual e Intersexual, on June 28. Organizers had said they expected a million [...]

Changing dining scene in Oak Lawn

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 6:45pm

New restaurants opening, but at least 1 landmark is closing its doors     DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Daily Juice is the latest entry in the Cedar Springs Road dining category. Located in the space formerly occupied by Buli, the outdoor patio remains recognizable, but the interior has undergone a complete makeover. Co-owner Joe [...]

Democrats welcome LGBT community at Dallas convention

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 6:28pm

Party calls reparative therapy ‘quackery’ and calls for ENDA, marriage equality and facilitating trans gender markers   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer The platform that emerged from the Democratic Convention held in Dallas on June 26–28 stands in stark contrast to that of the Texas Republican platform, which encouraged reparative therapy to “cure” gays. So [...]

DA’s task force pledges justice for all

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 6:15pm

Watkins’ team holds meeting at Resource Center to introduce itself to the community Mathew Shaw  |  Special Contributor Members of Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins’ newly-formed LGBT Task Force told those attending a June 30 town hall meeting at Resource Center that the justice system is there to protect them. Watkins got the idea [...]

Blue Cross refuses to ship some HIV drugs to certain doctors

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 6:00pm

Dr. Jaime Vasquez accuses Accredo of recommending a drug that is cheaper but not indicated for treatment of HIV-related symptom DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Two of Texas’ most experienced AIDS physicians say Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas has refused to ship certain specialty medications they ordered to them because the doctors also [...]

Food Pantry lists needs

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 5:45pm

More than 2,000 HIV-positive people accessed Resource Center program last year   By Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor In 2012, 49 million Americans lived in “food insecure households,” according to statistics posted on the North Texas Food Bank’s website. Disabilities — including HIV/AIDS — are associated with higher risk for food insecurity, the website notes, [...]

Pet of the week • 06-27-14

Posted on 27 Jun 2014 at 8:15am

Meet Louie, an adorable Dachshund Terrier mix at Operation Kindness that is looking for a home. Louie has a wonderful personality and loves people. He enjoys playing with other dogs and will cuddle in your lap. Louie would make a great companion for any individual or family. Come meet Louie today! Louie and other pets [...]

Local Briefs • 06-27-14

Posted on 27 Jun 2014 at 8:05am

National HIV Testing Day June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. AmFAR — the American Foundation for AIDS Research — estimates that of the 1.1 million Americans with HIV, 20 percent don’t know they are a carrier and many of those who have tested positive didn’t find out until years after they were infected. Greater [...]