The animals’ best friend

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 at 7:15am

SPCA of Texas has a long history of helping make our furry friends healthier, happier Tammye Nash | Managing Editor nash@dallasvoice.com If you are looking to adopt a pet from a shelter, there are plenty of options to choose from in North Texas. But few have the depth of history and breadth of programming that […]

App – solutely!

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 at 7:00am

New smart toy keeps dogs active, engaged   DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com You use apps. Why shouldn’t your dog? Chris Watts, owner of Petropolitan, said Santiago Gutierrez came in one day and asked if Watts were interested in seeing a new toy. Watts said, sure, he was always looking for something new. […]

A wild ass: the perfect gift?

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 at 6:45am

Both the Dallas and Fort Worth zoos have animal ‘adoptio’n programs that contribute to animal upkeep DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com You can’t take your newly-adopted animal home or name it, because the animals already have names, and your home probably isn’t equipped to house them. But you can “adopt” some pretty exotic […]

Pride in México City

Posted on 07 Jul 2017 at 7:50am

About 500,000 attend 39th Pride march in capitol city Jesus Chairez | Contributing Writer editor@dallasvoice.com MÉXICO CITY — The México City LGBTTTI (Lésbico, Gay, Bisexual, Transgénero, Travesti, Transexual e Intersexual) community kicked off its XXXIX Pride march on Saturday, June 24, marching down the city’s main avenue, Paseo de la Reforma, which runs through the […]

Pet of the Week • 07-07-17

Posted on 07 Jul 2017 at 7:45am

  Meet Canelo, a laid back 4-year-old Shepherd mix with a red-and-black coat and an affinity for gentle strokes. He prefers to keep watch outside and would love a home where he can go in and out as he pleases. He does need a tall, sturdy fence, though, since he tends to test his boundaries […]

The Gay Agenda • 07-07-17

Posted on 07 Jul 2017 at 7:40am

  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. This week’s guest is Brooke Oliver attorney for Dykes on […]

ANALYSIS: Shooting down ‘Pidgeon v. Turner’

Posted on 07 Jul 2017 at 7:15am

The Texas Supreme Court tries to roll back advances made in Obergefell by denying the expansiveness of the ruling David Taffet  |  Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com An attorney with the ACLU of Texas contacted Dallas Voice with information on the appeals process for this case shortly after we had to go to press on Thursday. […]

Gearing up again

Posted on 07 Jul 2017 at 7:00am

Advocates encourage Texans to keep fighting as special session looms Tammye Nash | Managing Editor nash@dallasvoice.com   When the 85th Texas Legislature ended its regular session on May 29, the state’s LGBT community heaved a collective sigh of relief. Yes, lawmakers had passed — and Gov. Greg Abbott eventually signed — a bill allowing adoption […]

Service delayed

Posted on 07 Jul 2017 at 6:45am

DoD puts off change allowing trans people to enlist for another 6 months   From Staff Reports and the Associated Press WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is giving the military chiefs another six months to conduct a review to determine if allowing transgender individuals to enlist in the armed services will affect the “readiness […]

Aiming to engage, striving for change

Posted on 30 Jun 2017 at 12:45pm

Congressional candidate Lorie L. Burch hopes to help heal a divided nation   Tammye Nash | Managing Editor nash@dallasvoice.com Lorie L. Burch says her campaign to replace Sam Johnson as the congressmember from Texas’ 3rd District in 2018 isn’t about her need to fill a powerful elected office. Instead, she hopes that — win or […]