FWISD superintendent signs new guidelines protecting trans students

Posted on 29 Apr 2016 at 6:45am

  Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Fort Worth Independent School District Superintendent Kent Scribner this week announced that he has signed a set of detailed guidelines designed to protect transgender students by clarifying the district’s existing anti-bullying and anti-discrimination policies. Clint Bond, FWISD’s external and emergency communications director, said Scribner made the announcement at the [...]

FWISD superintendent signs new guidelines protecting trans students

Posted on 27 Apr 2016 at 4:58pm

Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor nash@dallasvoice.com   Fort Worth Independent School District Superintendent Kent Scribner this week announced that he has signed a set of detailed guidelines designed to protect transgender students by clarifying the district’s existing anti-bullying and anti-discrimination policies. Clint Bond, FWISD’s external and emergency communications director, said Scribner made the announcement at [...]

If you can’t stand the heat…

Posted on 22 Apr 2016 at 7:55am

Artist Carlyn Ray found her passion in creating colorful art out of glass DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer “Find what you love and do it,” advises glass artist Carlyn Ray. Those are words to live by — and she does just that. Ray likes having as many pieces of her glass artwork on display [...]

The Gay Agenda • 04-22-16

Posted on 22 Apr 2016 at 7:45am

  Have an event coming up? Email your information to Managing Editor Tammye Nash at nash@dallasvoice.com or Senior Staff Writer David Taffet at taffet@dallasvoice.com by Wednesday at 5 p.m. for that week’s issue. • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM with this week’s guests are Cd Kirven and Michael Dominguez [...]

Prepping for PrEP

Posted on 22 Apr 2016 at 7:15am

Black AIDS Institute brings summit on PrEP regimen to Dallas Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor The Los Angeles-based Black AIDS Institute brings its national PrEP Summit tour to Dallas on Wednesday, April 27, in a day-long gathering intended to “start a conversation that needs to be had” about how to increase understanding and use of [...]

How does your garden grow?

Posted on 22 Apr 2016 at 7:00am

Rusty E. Allen coordinates educational programs at North Haven Gardens to answer that question — and many more Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Wanna grow your own vegetables in the backyard? Maybe some herbs? Or perhaps you’re aiming to win the coveted “Yard of the Month” honors in your neighborhood? Whatever your goal, said Rusty [...]

Returning the favor

Posted on 22 Apr 2016 at 6:45am

After Legal Hospice of Texas got Jeff Cook’s retirement benefits reinstated, he and his husband found a way to say thank you   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer “Legal Hospice of Texas gave me my life back,” Francisco Flores said. Although LHT usually focusing on helping people with a terminal illness or HIV with [...]

Clinton, Trump win in New York

Posted on 20 Apr 2016 at 11:13am

GOP runners-up talk LGBT rights vs. religious freedom laws   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com   Ted Cruz suffered the consequences of deriding “New York values;” John Kasich won a little support while speaking out against anti-gay laws, and Donald Trump raked in nearly all the chips from Tuesday’s New York primary by [...]

As goes Texas, so goes the country?

Posted on 15 Apr 2016 at 7:50am

LGBT rights battles now playing out in statehouses got their start in Texas   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer After calling an emergency one-day session of the North Carolina Legislature in March to address the city of Charlotte’s nondiscrimination ordinance, Republican Gov. Pat McCrory signed House Bill 2, the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, [...]

Equality Texas releases Oak Lawn hate crimes video

Posted on 15 Apr 2016 at 7:45am

Dominguez says he refuses to let this happen in the city in which he chooses to live DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez, Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk, Dallas City Councilman Adam Medrano and Dallas Police Department’s Maj. Max Garon joined Equality Texas and local hate crime survivors Monday, April [...]