Davis ad targets Abbott on rape case

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 7:50am

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, left, and three rape victims spoke at Dallas City Hall Plaza on Tuesday, Aug. 12, as Davis’ first televised ads in the governor’s race began airing around the state. The ad focuses on then-Texas Supreme Court Justice Greg Abbott’s opinion that a company employing a door-to-door salesman convicted of raping [...]

Death • 08-15-14

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 7:45am

Kelly Murphy, 42, was found dead at his residence on Aug. 13 by his partner, Jim Walker. A graduate of University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyo., Murphy was creative director at Mary Kay Cosmetics. He was born in Sheridan, Wyo. and has mostly lived in Dallas for most of the past 20 years. During that [...]

Finding hope, getting help

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 7:15am

Counselors talk about the warning signs and treatments for depression and provide a number of resources DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Robin Williams’ suicide this week has sparked widespread discussion about depression, substance abuse and their warning signs and treatment in the LGBT community — and beyond. Counselor Candy Marcum breaks depression down into two [...]

The first lesbian evangelist

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 7:00am

Minister who repeatedly provoked her church by performing same-sex weddings to speak at Cathedral of Hope DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer The Rev. Jane Spahr isn’t quite sure what she’ll talk about when she speaks at Cathedral of Hope on Sunday, Aug. 17. But it’s guaranteed she’ll get in a few good laughs. When Spahr [...]

Telling stories from the epidemic

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 7:00am

POZ magazine founder Sean Strub in North Texas this weekend DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Sean Strub has been telling the stories of people with HIV and AIDS since early in the epidemic. “If we’re not telling those stories — those of us who were there — they’ll be told by others with agendas,” he [...]

Plans for national LGBT veterans’ memorial unveiled

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 6:45am

Memorial 15 years in the making with many more to go   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Supporters of a plan to build a LGBT veterans’ memorial unveiled their design last month in the Historic Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Now they just need to raise the funds to build it. The proposal is the [...]

Pet of the Week • 08-08-14

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 7:50am

Hunter was brought to Operation Kindness as a stray. He is a great looking 1-year-old white, black and tan fox terrier mix. Hunter is that great small-to-medium-sized dog that can travel and sit with you. He is a sweet dog who could be that final piece for that all-American family photo. Hunter has a great [...]

Local Briefs • 08-08-14

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 7:45am

Fitness program in Lee Park WiL Turner announced Fitness in the Parks, an outdoor fitness camp that begins Aug. 9 in Lee Park. Fitness In The Parks is a 40 minute synergistic exercise program, which combines cardiovascular training, strength training, core conditioning, functional movements, plyo-metrics and yoga for muscle confusion, weight loss, building strength, muscle [...]

Kuchling Award winner Chet Flake dies

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 7:40am

The Rev. Bill McElvaney to stop treatment for his cancer and begin palliative care DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Longtime Dallas activist and volunteer Chet Flake has died. Flake is predeceased by his partner Bud Knight. Together, they won Black Tie Dinner’s Kuchling Award in 2011. The award was posthumous for Knight, who died in [...]

DFR opens investigation into allegations against paramedic

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 7:35am

LGBT advocates say if charges are true, paramedic’s behavior would be an anomaly in DFR   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer After a gay man injured in an altercation inside an Oak Lawn bar said he was refused treatment by paramedics because of blood on his head, Dallas Fire and Rescue has opened an internal [...]