Mayor Rawlings blocks LGBT resolution from going to full council — again

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has again interfered to prevent a full City Council vote on a pro-LGBT resolution.

Candidates attend Log Cabin meeting

Gay Republican group’s vice president is among those seeking office in Dallas County   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer A number of candidates met with Log Cabin Republicans on Tuesday evening, including two vying for the Republican nomination for Dallas County district attorney in the March 4 primary. Susan Hawk, who is seeking the DA’s [...]

New LGBT resolution gives Dallas ‘road map’ for change

Almost a year since marriage resolution failed, new measure expected to pass at City Hall and create improvements in employment, city outreach CLICK HERE TO READ THE RESOLUTION ANNA WAUGH  |  News Editor Dallas councilmembers took a step this week in rectifying the relationship with the city’s LGBT community after another pro-equality resolution failed to [...]

Dallas Councilmen Adam Medrano, Philip Kingston to take NOH8 photos

Two LGBT allies on the Dallas City Council will be among the hundreds of people to participate in the NOH8 Campaign’s Dallas photo shoot this evening.

Equality resolution is back, but in a new way

Councilman Allen will use committee briefings to educate council on LGBT issues, gain broader support before resolution reintroduced CLICK HERE TO READ THE RESOLUTION ANNA WAUGH  |  News Editor It’s been six months since Dallas City Council took up marriage equality and workplace protections, but councilmembers are bringing the issues back before the horseshoe with [...]

2013 Year In Review: 6. City Hall took on marriage equality

  What started as a measure to give LGBT Dallasites a voice in local government with an equality resolution supporting marriage equality and job nondiscrimination eventually turned into a political pawn this year. Dallas Councilman Scott Griggs began work on two resolutions last December — one supporting marriage equality and one favoring workplace protections in [...]

Arts community unites for D-PASS, versatile performing arts series

Mayor Mike Rawlings announced the D-PASS, the Dallas Performing Arts Subscription Series, which unites seven Dallas arts organizations in a unified effort to expand the performing arts in the area

Fort Worth outranks Dallas again in HRC report

Survey identifies various strengths and deficiencies in 16 Texas cities’ approach to LGBT equality issues ANNA WAUGH  |  News Editor While many people still view Dallas as the most LGBT-friendly city in the Metroplex, Fort Worth still outranks the city on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2013 Municipal Equality Index released this week. The report surveys [...]

Dallas Pride sees large crowd increase for 30th

No warnings for indecency after dress code shakeup, but police make 3 arrests for intoxication and are looking into officer’s conduct   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Despite a dress code controversy last week that seemed to overshadow the 30th anniversary of Dallas Pride, larger crowds turned out for festivities without any apparel-related incidents reported. [...]

My post-Pride lunch with Mike Rawlings

I was at a luncheon today, celebrating the 95th anniversary of the original El Fenix restaurant, a staple of Tex-Mex here in Dallas. Also at the luncheon was Mayor Mike Rawlings, who sat at my table during lunch