DFR opens investigation into allegations against paramedic

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 7:35am

LGBT advocates say if charges are true, paramedic’s behavior would be an anomaly in DFR   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer After a gay man injured in an altercation inside an Oak Lawn bar said he was refused treatment by paramedics because of blood on his head, Dallas Fire and Rescue has opened an internal [...]

Price and Parkland

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 7:15am

Trans man’s treatment prompts changes in Parkland policies   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer When Maddox Price’s former girlfriend read his Facebook post that sounded like he was saying goodbye to friends after finishing off a bottle of pills, she called police. Police had Price transported to the psych unit at Parkland Memorial Hospital, where [...]

Vedda earns sought-after certification

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 7:00am

Dallas Voice becomes just the third newspaper to receive LGBT Business Certification by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tony Vedda is receiving his Certified Chamber Executive credential this week and Dallas Voice became an LGBT Certified Business [...]

HERO Opponents sue after referendum petition’s rejected

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 6:45am

City will delay enactment pending legal cases   JAMES RUSSELL | Staff Writer Four opponents of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance filed a suit against the city just one day after the city announced opponents failed to submit sufficient valid signatures to place a repeal referendum on the ballot in November. City attorney David Feldman [...]

Pet of the week • 08-01-14

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 8:00am

Melanie is a one year old brown and white tabby.  If you don’t like warm, friendly and affectionate cats then this cat is not for you.  She loves petting and purring — you pet, she purrs. Because she’s been at the shelter for more than 2 weeks her adoption fee has been waived.  She’s patiently [...]

Local Briefs • 08-01-14

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 7:55am

Leo Party, Miss Leo benefit AIN The AIDS Interfaith Network’s 27th annual Leo Party and Miss Leo Contest will be held Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. at the Hidden Door, 5025 Bowser Ave. The theme this year is “Disco, Divas and Oldies.” The annual fundraiser benefits AIDS Interfaith Network’s Daire Center and meals program. Call [...]

Trans woman settles housing case

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 7:50am

Cedar Creek Lake couple say they were pressured by DOJ to accept mediated settlement rather than take case to trial to set legal precedent   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer A transgender woman and her partner have settled a lawsuit alleging unfair housing practices by an Athens RV park owner. The Cedar Creek Lake-area couple [...]

MetroBall raises record amount for GDMAF

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 7:45am

Razzle Dazzle Dallas breaks even; organization rethinks June Pride   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer While MetroBall raised a record $47,240 for the Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund at its June 6 event, the Razzle Dazzle Dallas main event, held the next night, was not financially successful, organizers have announced. MetroBall and Razzle Dazzle Dallas [...]

Hunting for justice

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 7:40am

A Plano man attacked by a roommate’s dog says homophobia in the Plano PD stalled his case   JAMES RUSSELL | Staff Writer When Hal Wallace went to the emergency room on June 29 following an attack by his roommate’s dog, he and his husband, Johnathon DeJarnett, had a hunch the dog had been goaded [...]

‘You’re talking about my family’

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 7:15am

JAMES RUSSELL | Staff Writer Leticia Van de Putte, a Texas state senator from San Antonio and the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, doesn’t mince words. In her first interview with the gay press, she spoke intimately about her family and the ongoing legislative struggle for equality. She also packed in the punches against her [...]