We are Ty

Posted on 06 Feb 2015 at 6:30am

Gathering to honor murdered trans woman offers solace, hope   Todd Whitley  |  Special Contributor I don’t understand. I admitted as much to the family, friends and others gathered at Bergfeld Park in Tyler to honor Ty “Nunee” Underwood. I just don’t understand the kind of senseless violence that has forced us, yet again, to [...]

The GAY Agenda • 01-30-15

Posted on 30 Jan 2015 at 7:40am

      JANUARY • Jan. 10-Feb. 15: Bruce Wood: A Retrospective A new exhibition celebrating the life and creative contributions of the renowned Fort Worth dancer, choreographer and creative genius at the Arlington Museum of Art, 201 W Main St, Arlington. Tuesday–Saturday 10:00–5:00 p.m. Sunday 1–5:00 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for [...]

Local Briefs • 01-30-15

Posted on 30 Jan 2015 at 7:30am

Dallas lawyers to answer legal questions for free Volunteer attorneys will answer legal questions at no cost from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, and Wednesday, Feb. 18, via LegalLine, a call-in program sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association. LegalLine is a community service for DFW-area residents, provided the second and third Wednesdays of each month [...]

A new trans generation

Posted on 30 Jan 2015 at 7:00am

Teen gets help, gives help at Children’s Medical Center Dallas’ new Genecis program for trans children DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Editor’s Note: The last names of the transgender teen and her mother profiled in this story and the name of the school the teenager attends are being omitted to protect the teen from possible [...]

FW extends benefits to employees’ same-sex spouses

Posted on 30 Jan 2015 at 6:45am

Change means Cowtown is once again ahead of Dallas in terms of LGBT-inclusive policies   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Fort Worth city officials announced Wednesday, Jan. 28, that beginning Feb. 1, the city will extend spousal benefits to the legal same-sex spouses of city employees. They made the announcements through The Roundup, the city [...]

Chikungunya virus seen in Dallas

Posted on 30 Jan 2015 at 6:30am

DCHHS will spray for mosquitoes carrying West Nile and chikungunya viruses   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Dallas County Health and Human Services began its information campaign on mosquitoes and transmission of disease early this year after health officials counted 10 cases of chikungunya virus in Dallas County last year. The virus is spread by [...]

Purple proceeds

Posted on 30 Jan 2015 at 4:50am

  Purple Party Foundation officials announced on Thursday, Jan. 29, that the organization raised a total of $80,000 for the AIDS service organizations designated as its beneficiaries for 2014. The annual weekend-long fundraising party celebrates its 15th anniversary this year and organizers promise to “pull out all the stops to bring you our most spectacular [...]

Pet of the week • 01-16-15

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 at 7:55am

Meet Austin. Austin is a purebred Longhair Dachshund. He is very handsome and will make an awesome new companion and best friend. Austin is a loving little boy and his loves going on walks. Take a little time to visit Austin and show him what a loving home is all about. Austin and other pets [...]

Local briefs • 01-23-15

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 at 7:50am

Discounted tickets available for Tyler Area Gays ball Tickets to the Tyler Area Gays’ Sixth Annual Ball/Viva Las Vegas are available for purchase until doors open at 7 p.m. for the Saturday, Jan. 24 event. Discounted tickets are $35, $30 for students, and may be purchased either online at Tylerareagays.com/viva-las-vegas.html or through a Project TAG [...]

Obituary • 01-23-15

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 at 7:45am

Kee Newman Holt, 58, died Jan. 19 after a long battle with cancer. Holt had worked at Resource Center since 2005, first as coordinator of programming for LGBT seniors and more recently as center services manager. Before coming on staff, he volunteered at the center for many years. He was from LaMesa, Texas and attended [...]