Of knights and nuns and angels

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 at 7:15am

Leather Knights, DFW Sisters join together for Angel Tree Gift Project kick-off   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Knight: The word alone conjures up a world of chivalry and honor. Add “leather” before it and, here in Dallas, you are still talking about a world of chivalry and honor. The Leather Knights, a nonprofit organization [...]

Planning the future of The Strip

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 at 7:00am

  DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer City planners met with Oak Lawn residents and Cedar Springs merchants on Tuesday, Nov. 19 to discuss options for enhancing the four-block area from Douglas to Oak Lawn avenues. Money for the upgrades comes from a 2012 bond package. Former council members Angela Hunt and Pauline Medrano, who represented [...]

Alexandre’s celebrates 10 years

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 at 6:45am

Entertainers call the bar their favorite place to perform, credit Daugherty with launching careers   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Alexandre’s owner Lee Daugherty said he was excited to have Anton Shaw hosting the festivities Saturday, Nov. 22, as they celebrate the Cedar Springs bar’s 10th anniversary. “She’s been with me since we opened,” Daugherty [...]

David goes to prison

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 at 6:30am

Dallas Voice reporter David Taffet spends a day at a Wichita Falls prison with a Logo filmmaker working on a documentary about gays behind bars   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer After a screening that’s more thorough but less invasive than airport security, a guard let us through the gatehouse at Texas Department of Criminal [...]

Pride Calender • 11-14-14

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 8:00am

NOVEMBER •     Nov. 14: Wanda Sykes with Keith Robinson Majestic Theater, 1925 Elm St. 8 p.m. Tickets available at TicketMaster.com. •     Nov. 15: Black Tie Dinner Dallas Sheraton Hotel, 400 N. Olive St. $400. 6 p.m.–midnight. BlackTie.org. •     Nov. 15: AIDS Outreach Center Garage Sale Donations accepted 7 a.m.-4 p.m. on Nov. 13 [...]

Local Briefs • 11-14-14

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 7:55am

TCC tickets on sale Tickets went on sale for the Turtle Creek Chorale’s 35th anniversary concert on Feb. 7 at City Performance Hall. Longtime conductor Tim Seelig, who now conducts the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, returns for one show only. Tickets are also on sale for the annual Christmas concert, Jangled, running at 7:30 [...]

Pet of the Week • 11-14-14

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 7:50am

Brody is a young terrier mix that was transferred to Operation Kindness from a local shelter. He was adopted but his new family did not have enough time for him. Brody is a great dog with an upbeat personality. He is still young and needs lots of exercise and a regular outlet for his puppy [...]

LGBT protections still lacking in Texas

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 7:35am

Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth top Texas cities in HRC Municipal Equality Index James Russell  |  Staff Writer A new report assessing LGBT inclusion in municipal law and policy released on Wednesday, Nov. 12, revealed only three of the 22 surveyed Texas cities achieved perfect or near perfect scores. The Human Rights Campaign’s 2014 Municipal Equality [...]

Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead to retire

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 7:30am

Halstead praised by numerous local LGBT leaders in face of obstacles   James Russell  |  Staff Writer Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead announced his retirement on Tuesday, Nov. 11, leaving behind a legacy praised by many LGBT community leaders, who applauded his commitment to the LGBT community. “He was one of the best things [...]

A history of Black Tie charity

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 7:15am

Thomas, Anglin and Kuchling discussed how they could turn HRCF’s rep down before deciding to say yes — but still do it ‘the Dallas way’   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer In 32 years, Black Tie Dinner has raised more than $18 million, distributing the money among more than three dozen organizations. But it all [...]