Chris Luna’s second act

Posted on 20 Jun 2014 at 8:40am

Away from politics for 17 years, the former out city councilman returns to the limelight as diversity advocate   DAVID TAFFET  | Staff Writer If you weren’t in Dallas in the 1990s, Chris Luna’s name might not ring a bell, even though he was a trailblazer in local politics. First elected to Dallas City Council [...]

What would you share about your sexual history?

Posted on 20 Jun 2014 at 8:35am

AIDS organizations call reporting  useful for reaching at-risk people More than half the people who responded to a recent online poll at said they would not reveal sexual partners to a county health official if they were found to have HIV or another STD. When someone tests positive for HIV or a sexually transmitted [...]

Pet of the week • 06-20-14

Posted on 20 Jun 2014 at 8:25am

Queenie is a 2-year-old grey merle short haired kitty with personality plus.  She’s very playful and friendly and so laid back she’s not even bothered by living in the shelter. Her coat is spectacular and her green eyes will melt your heart.  She’s been at the shelter more than two weeks so her adoption fee [...]

Local Briefs 06-20-14

Posted on 20 Jun 2014 at 8:20am

Gay For Good The Gay For Good June event takes place at Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship in Wylie on Saturday. Participants will be lending a hand with different chores around the stables and grounds including assisting with facility and stable improvements, general barn chores or administrative office work. Founded in 1981, Equest was the first therapeutic [...]

In legal, & parental, limbo

Posted on 20 Jun 2014 at 7:15am

Biological dads can’t get their own names on their sons’ birth certificate, judge rules   DAVID TAFFET  | Staff Writer Joe Riggs and Jason Hanna never expected to make national news after a surrogate mom gave birth to their twins. Riggs, 33, and Hanna, 37, have been together almost four years. They’re best known in [...]

Outrageous Oral project charts Dallas’ LGBT past

Posted on 20 Jun 2014 at 7:00am

11th quarterly oral history event returns this week to the Rose Room   DAVID TAFFET  | Staff Writer Planning an Outrageous Oral presentation can be a challenge for a speaker. Pam Curry, one of presenters at the next oral history project organized by The Dallas Way spent a week frantically deciding what she’d include in [...]

Gay Pride! (and prejudice)

Posted on 20 Jun 2014 at 6:45am

Emerson Collins: Gay Pride, however celebrated, is nothing to apologize for June is Pride Month across the U.S., and the kickoff to a season of Pride. Every weekend from June through September, somewhere, the LGBT community amasses in official events and activities celebrating our diversity. And every year, about the same time, complaints about Pride [...]

Pet of the week • 06-13-14

Posted on 13 Jun 2014 at 8:15am

Scooter is a very handsome and young Beagle mix. He was transferred from a local shelter in hopes of finding a loving, forever home. This adorable little boy is friendly, playful and ready for a home to call his own. He gets along fabulously with other dogs and he really enjoys recess time with his [...]

Oh, what a feeling

Posted on 13 Jun 2014 at 7:55am

LGBT employes may lose rights, marital status with Toyota move DAVID TAFFET  | Staff Writer While the economic benefit of Toyota moving its headquarters from Los Angeles to Plano is good news for North Texas, current Toyota’s married LGBT employes may not happy about what they’ll lose when they relocate. Their marriages licenses will be [...]

Wendy Davis: The gay interview

Posted on 13 Jun 2014 at 7:15am

In our exclusive interview — her first with the gay press — Davis defends record of gay support and blasts opponent   DAVID TAFFET  | Staff Writer In her first interview with the gay press, state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor, affirmed her support for marriage equality, employment and housing nondiscrimination, and [...]