Obituary • 03-24-17

Posted on 24 Mar 2017 at 7:40am

Craig Howard Quinonez passed away peacefully after a brave but short battle with cancer on Thursday, March 16, 2017. He was fortunate enough to be surrounded by his family and friends in his final days. Craig was born on May 25, 1967, in Torrence, Calif., and moved to Dallas in 1992.  He was a great […]

The gay agenda • 03-24-17

Posted on 24 Mar 2017 at 7:35am

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DSGA begins season 20

Posted on 24 Mar 2017 at 7:15am

The LGBT golf group has played every public course in the DFW area   DAVID TAFFET  | Senior Staff Writer Different Strokes Golf Association begins its 20th season on March 25 with a golf tournament at Cedar Crest Golf Club in South Dallas. The golf league organizes competitive golf events for LGBT golfers of all […]

Taking the fight to Austin

Posted on 24 Mar 2017 at 7:00am

Nearly 1,000 turnout for Advocacy Day Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Nearly 1,000 Texans went all out when Equality Texas asked them this week to go “all in for equality,” converging on Austin Monday for Advocacy Day, sponsored by Equality Texas in partnership with ACLU of Texas, Te3xas Freedom Network, Human Rights Campaign and the […]

Dallas adds trans benefits

Posted on 24 Mar 2017 at 6:45am

  DAVID TAFFET  | Senior Staff Writer The city of Dallas has added gender transition, including gender reassignment surgery, to its health insurance coverage for its employees. The new benefit will pay up to a $75,000 lifetime maximum benefits. Hormonal therapy is covered separately by the plan’s pharmacy benefits. The transition benefit was recommended by […]

Showing respect for the dead, even when the family doesn’t

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 9:20am

As possibly the only transgender funeral director in the area, Scottlynd Cosgrove  would like others in his field to learn what’s appropriate when dealing with a trans body   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer As far as Scottlynd Cosgrove can tell, he’s the only licensed embalmer and funeral home director who has transitioned. And […]

A new kind of candidate

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 9:15am

Congressional candidate Danielle Pellet looks for ways to untangle political issues that will solve several problems at once   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor For most people, the issues facing the U.S. today seem as difficult as a Gordian knot. But Danielle Pellet says the trick to unraveling the knot is recognizing that seemingly unrelated […]

Equality rights vs. religious liberty

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 9:10am

LGBT advocates worry that SCOTUS nominee Gorsuch will fall on the wrong side of that line   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service The big question for the LGBT community over the next week is not so much whether President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court will be confirmed; he almost certainly will […]

Sean Baugh: Servant leader

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 9:05am

His humble approach to leadership is what attracts people to the chorale’s talented conductor   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Turtle Creek Chorale Artistic Director Sean Baugh isn’t the larger-than-life figure one of his predecessors was. Those who work with him at the chorale and at Cathedral of Hope, where he serves as associate […]

Fun on the high seas

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 9:00am

Finding the gays — and the welcoming straights — on generic cruises   David Webb  |  The Rare Reporter Sitting in the Ocean View bar of Holland America’s Zuiderdam somewhere in the Caribbean over the 2016 Christmas holidays, I engaged in one of my favorite pastimes — eavesdropping on the conversations around me. I […]