Local Briefs • 04-03-15

Posted on 03 Apr 2015 at 7:30am

TCGPWA celebrates Easter with Agape Tarrant County Gay Pride Week Association celebrates Easter on Saturday, April 4 by participating in Agape MCC’s Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny visits Agape MCC, 4615 E California Parkway, Fort Worth at noon to begin an afternoon of games and contests for kids. Each child receives four tokens to [...]

Living his dream

Posted on 03 Apr 2015 at 7:15am

Petropolitan owner Chris Watts wants to help create a community as passionate about animals as he is   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Not everybody gets to make their passion be their profession. Chris Watts is one of the lucky few. And now, his business is growing along with his passion for his work. Watts [...]

AHF sues Dallas County

Posted on 03 Apr 2015 at 7:00am

The national AIDS nonprofit with a local clinic filed suit after being denied Ryan White funding   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer AIDS Healthcare Foundation has sued Dallas County after being denied any portion of the county’s Ryan White funding. That money comes from the federal government and is distributed by the county to [...]

To RFRA or not

Posted on 03 Apr 2015 at 6:45am

Religious liberty bills promise freedom, but for whom? JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer In a 1989 decision, Employment Division v. Smith, involving two men who were fired for smoking peyote as part of a sacred Native American ritual and then denied state unemployment benefits, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a lower court ruling declaring that [...]

Black Tie announces 2015 theme, beneficiaries

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 8:00am

From Staff Reports Black Tie Dinner officials on Thursday announced the theme for the 2015 dinner, set for Nov. 14, and the 16 organizations chosen to share in proceeds from this year’s event. Dinner co-chairs Debra Davis and John Lawrimore made the announcements during a kickoff event held at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Davis [...]

The Gay Agenda • 03-27-15

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 7:50am

MARCH • Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. • March 27: University of North Texas XTE HIV/AIDS Dance Society Benefit Concert The UNT’s Dance Honors Society presents a benefit concert for the Resource Center featuring Big Rig Dance Collective and UNT Dance students at 8 p.m. at the Dance and Theater [...]

Pet of the week • 03-27-15

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 7:45am

Brownie is a 2-year-old German shepherd mix. She is petite for a shepherd dog. She is very loving and wants to definitely be a companion dog. She is looking for an active family who could take her on long walks. She loves her chew toys, car rides, and actually enjoys going to the vet. She [...]

Local briefs • 03-27-15

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 7:40am

HRC Federal Club Spring Luncheon features legal director, Ohio plaintiff The Human Rights Campaign’s Federal Club Spring Lunch will discuss the movement after marriage equality with HRC Legal Director Sarah Warbelow and Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the case before the Supreme Court challenging state same-sex marriage bans. Registration for the March 28 event [...]

Lobbying for equality

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 7:35am

About 90 people talked to legislators on family advocacy day, while equality opponents demonstrated on the Capitol steps   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer As members of the LGBT community and allies prepared to lobby legislators at the Capitol in Austin on Monday, March 23, anti-gay protesters gathered on the Capitol steps to hear [...]

Grants are not enough

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 7:15am

The state of HIV/AIDS funding and the need for local fundraisers   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer With more than 76,000 Texans living with HIV, every funding source counts. But limited state funds force most local HIV/AIDS service providers to look elsewhere. As with any not-for-profit organization, one solution is to cultivate a reliable donor [...]