The Gay Agenda • 01.29.16


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• Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. Texas marriage equality plaintiffs Cleo De Leon and Nicole Dimetman; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community at 7 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month at 3116 Commerce St., Suite C; Fuse game night every Monday evening but the last of the month at 8 p.m. at the Fuse space in the ilume, 4123 Cedar Springs Road, Apt 2367; Fuse Connect every Wednesday from 7 p.m. at the Fuse Space. For more information call or e-mail Ruben Ramirez at 214-540-4500 or

• Jan. 29: Marketing Your Faith Community to the LGBT Audience
We’ll roll out the Dallas Voice welcome mat to provide an overview of news coverage and editorial; advertising; social media; community event calendars; the Dallas Voice website; eBlasts; and promotions for faith communities. RSVP to Kris Martin, 214-754-8710 ext. 115. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Dallas Voice, 1825 Market Center Blvd., Suite 240.

• Jan. 30: Tyler Area Gays Board Game Night
In the Genecov Room at the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, 315 N. Broadway, Tyler, 6-9 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring soda, snacks and games. Free parking on Line Street. For more information call 903-312-2081 or visit

• Jan. 30: New Texas Symphony Orchestra
An afternoon of dance music from favorite ballets by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Strauss and more performed with the Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra. 5 p.m. Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St.

• Jan. 30: Texas Leather Annual Chili Cook Off
Benefits the 2016 Mr. & Ms. Texas Leather Travel Fund from 3-5 p.m. at Dallas Eagle, 5740 Maple Ave.

• Jan. 30: Sable Alexander Presents Miss Gay Dallas State & State at Large
Benefits the Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund and C.U.R.E. Male interview at 1 p.m. Competition at 6:30 p.m. the BRICK Dallas, 2525 Wycliff Ave. $5 cover at the door. For more information visit

• Jan. 30-31: Travel and Adventure Show
Meet directly with hundreds of travel experts, try global cuisine and get exclusive deals at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St. To register visit Use the code VOICE to receive $8 off.

• Jan. 31: HRC DFW CarniBowl
Support Human Rights Campaign’s’ DFW chapter and win prizes. from 1:30-4 p.m. at USA Bowl, 10920 Composite Dr.$25 per person or $100 for a team of five. For tickets and more information visit

• Jan. 31: We Make Peace BBQ
Dallas LGBT presents barbecue with free food, games, bounce house, talent shows with DJ Klassik. Children welcome. 3-5 p.m. at Lakeside Park, 4601 Lakeside Dr., Highland Park.

• Feb. 3: First Wednesday Wine Walk
Money raised will support increased security in the neighborhood. Purchase wine glass in front of the Round-Up Saloon for $10 and enjoy wine at 19 area merchants. 6-9 p.m. on Cedar Springs Road.

• Feb. 4: Bloomin Ball kickoff
Gary Floyd and Denise Lee entertain. Light bites served. From 6-8 p.m. at Craighead Green Gallery, 1011 Dragon Street. $10 suggested donation benefits AIDS Interfaith Network.

• Feb. 4: Chick Happy Hour    
6-10 p.m. at Cedar Springs Tap House, 4123 Cedar Springs Rd, Ste. 100. No cover, cash bar.

• Feb. 4: Fort Worth PFLAG Meeting
Special guest this week is David Adcock, chairman of AOC’s Evening of Hope. 6:45 p.m. at First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1959 Sandy Lane, Fort Worth. For more information, call 817-428-2329 or visit

• Feb. 5: Resource Center Toast to Life Sponsor Party
Sponsor appreciation party for Toast For Life – Mad Hatter’s Ball from 7-9 p.m. at 3525 Turtle Creek Blvd., Ste. 20BC. For more information to reserve tickets call 214-540-4458 or e-mail

• Feb. 6: Pride Adult Valentine Bingo
A game night for adults that benefits Tarrant County Gay Pride Week Association. 5-8 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4201 Trail Lake Dr., Fort Worth.

• Feb. 6: Lovebomb 2016 Benefit for Queerbomb Dallas
Benefit for Queerbomb Dallas’ annual event with entertainment and more at Zippers, 3333 N. Fitzhugh Ave. For more information visit

• Feb. 6: Dash for the Beads
Mardi Gras festival with 5K fun run, one-mile walk, costume contest, beer garden with live music. 9:30 a.m. at Kidd Springs Park, 711 W. Canty St.

• Feb. 9: Ed-U-Care Building Bridge Network
Training group for caretakers of LGBT seniors hosts a dinner followed by screening of the movie Gen Silent for LGBT senior and caretaker needs 6-8:30 p.m. at The Senior Source, 3910 Harry Hines Blvd. For more information and to RSVP e-mail Sharyn Fein at

• Feb. 9: Terry Loftis: ‘Two for the Road’
Terry D. Loftis presents “Two For the Road,” an evening of romantic and love lost songs for Valentines.  7:30 p.m. at The Women’s Museum at Fair Park.



First Wednesday Wine Walk

Purchase a wine glass in front of the Round-Up Saloon for $10 and enjoy wine at 19 area merchants along Cedar Springs Road. Funds raised support efforts to increase security in the gayborhood.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition January 29, 2016.

—  Dallasvoice

Welcome aboard, Erin Moore


We are thrilled to welcome aboard the newest addition to the Dallas Voice family, graphic artist Erin Moore.

That name may sound — probably does sound — familiar. That’s because Erin has been an active member of DFW’s LGBT community for years. She has been president of Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance, president of Stonewall Democrats of Dallas and vice president of Stonewall Democrats of Texas.
Erin’s also served on the Human Rights Campaign’s national Board of Governors and co-chaired National Coming Out Day.She grew up in Slidell, La., and moved to Dallas in 1992 to be staff adviser to Southern Methodist University’s student newspaper the Daily Campus. From there she began doing layout and design for Texas Lawyer and most recently worked at Brown & Partners designing jewelry advertising for national clients. Erin’s partner, Patti Fink, is currently president of DGLA and hosts the show that Dallas Observer named best talk show in Dallas, Lambda Weekly.

—  Tammye Nash

KNON’s Lambda Weekly named 2014 best radio show

Taffet.DavidVoice staff writer David Taffet and his KNON radio show Lambda Weekly co-hosts Patti Fink and Lerone Landis won a 2014 best radio show citation from the Dallas Observer.

According to the citation:

On the air since 1983, Lambda Weekly claims to be the longest-running gay and lesbian radio show on the air anywhere on Earth. We were unwilling to do the work required to substantiate that claim but considered it irrelevant anyway: Lambda Weekly is just such a great show, gay or lesbian or longest-running or not.

I asked my colleague, whom they described as “genial and well-informed”, what he thought. He said he was “shocked but delighted.” KNON, he said, “is so excited.”

Then he went to Twitter to say the same:

Fortunately, Fink’s partner Erin Moore just joined the Voice staff, so hopefully David’s ego won’t become too inflated.

Congratulations, y’all.

—  James Russell

Defrocked Methodist minister Frank Schaefer reinstated


The Rev. Frank Schaefer

The Rev. Frank Schaefer, who was defrocked six years after officiating at his son’s wedding, was reinstated.

Schaefer refused to say he would never perform another same-sex wedding. While he performed a very private wedding for his son and son-in-law, he couldn’t promise to never do another wedding because he has two other gay children.

The church ruled in his appeal that Schaefer was on trial only for performing his son’s wedding and not for what he may or may not do in the future.

He can return to work at his church and will be given back benefits and pay.

Since being defrocked, Schaefer has been in Dallas twice and spoke at Cathedral of Hope and Northaven United Methodist Church. He appeared on Lambda Weekly and included footage shot at the radio station in an upcoming documentary about his trial.

—  David Taffet

Schaefer documentary includes Dallas footage


The Rev. Frank Schaefer

The Rev. Frank Schaefer spoke at Cathedral of Hope in Dallas on Feb. 9. Filmmaker Scott Sheppard has been following Schaefer and is putting together a documentary about the minister who was defrocked by the Methodist Church for performing his gay son’s wedding.

A preview has been posted on a Kickstarter page and includes footage from the Cathedral of Hope service. A clip from his appearance on Lambda Weekly is also included in the video.

Schaefer will be back in Dallas speaking at Northaven United Methodist Church on June 8.

—  David Taffet

Lambda Weekly has added podcast

David Taffet (left), Alex Hanselka, Lerone Landis, Patti Fink (front)
David Taffet (left to right), Alex Hanselka, Lerone Landis, Patti Fink (front)

Lambda Weekly has broadcast on 89.3 KNON-FM since 1983 and can be heard live Sundays at noon.

The show is one of the station’s original programs and it’s longevity makes it the longest-running LGBT show on the air anywhere. I’ve worked with the show since 1990 and I host along with Patti Fink and Lerone Landis. Alex Hanselka came on board last summer. He has now created a Web site, records the show and uploads them as a podcast. Listeners can also subscribe through iTunes.поисковая раскрутка сайтовцены на продвижение сайтов

—  David Taffet

Do gays and lesbians make better parents?

Abbie Goldberg
Abbie Goldberg

Abbie Goldberg, author of “Lesbian and Gay Parents and Their Children” was the guest on “Lambda Weekly” today. An article about her work appeared in today’s New York Times Magazine. Goldberg is an assistant professor at Clark University in Massachusetts.

Goldberg has been studying gay and lesbian parents since 2005. Using her own studies as well as others that have been done, she concludes that the children of gays and lesbians do just fine. Others who have read her work conclude that the study indicates gays and lesbians, on average, make better parents than the average straight couple. She believes that since most gay and lesbian parenting is planned, it is better than parenting by the poster child for abstinence-only, heterosexual-only sex education, Bristol Palin.

Some interesting statistics she found:

One in five male same-sex couple are raising children.

One in three lesbian couples are raising children.

In 1990, one in 20 male couples and one in five lesbian couples were raising children.

Male children of lesbian couples have fewer sexual partners than male children of straight couples.

Female children of lesbians have more sexual partners than female children of straight couples.

Goldberg said on the air that she thinks the male children are raised repecting women more, aware of abuse of women by men and conscious of not taking advantage of them.

She thinks that female children of lesbians are raised more feminist and more in charge of their own bodies.

She said that a similar study of children of male couples has not been done. Lerone Landis, co-host of “Lambda Weekly” who is raising a 10-month old child with his husband Danny Valle, said that he’s already overprotective and has started thinking about when their daughter brings home boys. Goldberg agreed that this was something she’s heard from a number of other male partners with children.

Although her studies have shown that gay and lesbian couples are no more or less likely to have gay or lesbian children than straight couples, Goldberg said it’s something that always comes up and the answer really should be: So what?

— David Taffet

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—  Dallasvoice

Voice staff discuss the history of LGBT journalism tonight at Cathedral of Hope

As part of their Cathedral U (as in university) series, Cathedral of Hope hosts Dallas Voice News Editor John Wright and Lambda Weekly radio host and Voice staff writer David Taffet tonight in like, less than an hour. The two will be discussing LGBT journalism and its place in Dallas over the years.

Wright is convinced there are other things to do than go see him talk but I recommend heading over there with loads of questions for the two. They’d totally love it.

The class is part of the Wednesday night services and begins at 6:15.seriesportal.comраскрутка сайта в интернете москва

—  Rich Lopez