Year in Review: Month by month

Posted on 26 Dec 2014 at 8:00am

January • Celia Israel becomes second openly lesbian member of the Texas House. • Lone Star Ride fighting AIDS shuts down.   February • Federal Judge Orlando Garcia in San Antonio declares Texas’ same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. • Openly gay Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns announces he is resigning to attend Harvard. • Judge [...]

Local Briefs : 12-26-14

Posted on 26 Dec 2014 at 7:35am

Martinez speaks to GALA Youth Cathedral of Hope youth minister Yadi Martinez is the guest speaker at GALA Youth, 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, at 1641 W. Hebron Parkway, Carrollton. Martinez is executive director of Real Live Connection, a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide a safe space to educate, develop, and connect LGBTQ [...]

Holiday spotlight: Viva Dallas Burlesque’s final Lakewood Theater show

Posted on 26 Dec 2014 at 7:00am

  Before the Lakewood Theater closes its doors, join Viva Dallas Burlesque for DC versus Marvel, an epic battle of tongue-in-cheek comic book-themed burlesque performances. Who will win the battle at the largest burlesque show in Texas? Catwoman or Storm? Spider-Man or Wonder Woman? The show will feature local favorites like Courtney Crave, Donna Denise, [...]

New Year’s Eve Events

Posted on 26 Dec 2014 at 6:45am

Dec. 31: Alexandre’s NYE Party with Andrea Dawson& Band Free champagne toast at midnight.  No cover.  Party hats and favors provided. 9 p.m–close. Dec 31: Full Circle Tavern’s “Mad Hatter” Two Year New Year!   Full Circle Tavern, 1319 S. Lamar Street, hosts “Mad as Hatters” for their 2nd annual New Years bash. Dress your [...]

Pet of the week • 12-26-14

Posted on 25 Dec 2014 at 7:40am

TJ is a handsome Siberian husky mix who was transferred to Operation Kindness from another shelter. TJ arrived with an injury that required treatment. Now he’s all better and ready for a new start. TJ would love an active family who is willing to spend time with this young dog. He is a beautiful work [...]

Looking back: The top stories of 2014

Posted on 25 Dec 2014 at 7:15am

Marriage equality is easily the biggest news story of 2014, but other LGBT topics made headlines, too The year started off with sad news, as officials announced in January that Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS, the long-running two-day bike ride to raise money for AIDS service organizations in North Texas was shutting down after 13 [...]

Pet of the Week • 12-19-14

Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 7:55am

Hennessey is a playful, 2-year-old American bulldog mix. She’s been at the shelter for a long time, so her adoption fee has been waived. All she needs is a toy and a family. Please come visit her at Dallas Animal Services, 1818 N. Westmoreland Road.  Her ID# is A862823. The Adoption Center is open 11 [...]

Local Briefs • 12-19-14

Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 7:50am

Celebration Church honors Halstead Celebration Community Church honors Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead at its 11 a.m. service on Sunday, Dec. 21. “We think he’s built some bridges that have welcomed our community into City Hall,” Celebration’s pastor, the Rev. Carol West, said. “He was a strong driving force in the work the city [...]

Planting hate

Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 7:15am

An Arizona man moved to Fort Worth, declared he’s a pastor and posted a video he calls a sermon saying gays should be killed DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Donnie Romero recently moved to Fort Worth after being ordained by Arizona preacher Steven Anderson, who made national news on World AIDS Day when he released [...]

Dallas County considers FMLA policy for LGBT employees

Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 7:00am

DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Dallas County’s LGBT employees came a step closer to equal benefits this week when the Commissioners Court at its weekly meeting on Monday, Dec. 16, discussed updating sick leave and leave of absence policies to include its LGBTs and other employees. The city of Dallas updated its family medical leave [...]