Hate in the gayborhood

CORRECTION: The flyer was left on a car on Saturday night, not Tuesday. New information suggests that these threats are targeting a specific individual, However, the nature of the threats would indicate others are also at risk.

The flyer below was allegedly left on the windshield of a car outside BJ’s NXS! gay nightclub on Fitzhugh Avenue Tuesday night.

The flyer includes a photo of the fence to which Matthew Shepherd was tied and left to die outside Laramie, Wyoming in 1998 in one of the most infamous anti-gay hate crimes in recent years. Boxed words printed next to that photo say, “Where you belong !!!!” with an arrow pointing to the photo.

There is a second photo of a tribute at BJ’s to the victims of the June 12 massacre at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, next to the boxed words “Kill all fags and anyone who helped them at PULSE.” There is also a badly cropped photo of two young white women in a car, a a copy of the BJ’s logo, along with the boxed words “YOU ARE NEXT!!!” and, at the bottom, a separate boxed area including the threat, “NIGGER LOVERS AND ILLEGAL WETBACKS MUST DIE FUCKING FAGGOT YOU ARE THE NEXT PULSE AND FAGGOT TO DIE BY BEATING !!”

Dallas Voice has left a message asking the person on whose car the flyer was reportedly found to contact us. We have not yet verified the authenticity of the flyer, but felt that the threat contained herein is serious enough to warrant posting here as a warning to our readers to be careful and stay alert.

We will be passing this flyer along to Dallas police.

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—  Tammye Nash

PHOTOS: The Halloween Block Party, Part 7 (the final one)

Chuck Marcelo of Marcelo Media was on the The Strip Saturday night, camera in hand, to capture all the sights of the Halloween Block Party. Here is the last of several slide shows sharing his photos.

—  Tammye Nash

PHOTOS: The Halloween Block Party, Part 6

Chuck Marcelo of Marcelo Media was on the The Strip Saturday night, camera in hand, to capture all the sights of the Halloween Block Party. Here is the sixth of several slide shows sharing his photos.

—  Tammye Nash

PHOTOS: The Halloween Block Party, Part 5

Chuck Marcelo of Marcelo Media was on the The Strip Saturday night, camera in hand, to capture all the sights of the Halloween Block Party. Here is the fifth of several slide shows sharing his photos.

—  Tammye Nash

PHOTOS: The Halloween Block Party, Part 4

Chuck Marcelo of Marcelo Media was on the The Strip Saturday night, camera in hand, to capture all the sights of the Halloween Block Party. Here is the fourth of several slide shows sharing his photos.

—  Tammye Nash

PHOTOS: The Halloween Block Party, Part 3

Chuck Marcelo of Marcelo Media was on the The Strip Saturday night, camera in hand, to capture all the sights of the Halloween Block Party. Here is the third of several slide shows sharing his photos.

—  Tammye Nash

PHOTOS: The Halloween Block Party, Part 2

Chuck Marcelo of Marcelo Media was on the The Strip Saturday night, camera in hand, to capture all the sights of the Halloween Block Party. Here is the second of several slide shows sharing his photos.

—  Tammye Nash

PHOTOS: The Halloween Block Party, Part 1

Posted on 31 Oct 2016 at 3:39pm
Chuck Marcelo of Marcelo Media was on the The Strip Saturday night, camera in hand, to capture all the sights of the Halloween Block Party. Here is the first of several slide shows sharing his photos.  

BREAKING: Explosion reported in Oak Lawn

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Dallas Voice senior staff writer David Taffet just left our offices in the Design District to go check out reports that there has been an explosion at or near the intersection of Knight and Congress streets in Oak Lawn.

Stay tuned for details.

—  Tammye Nash

Delivering school supplies to Oak Lawn schools

Members of Rainbow LULAC and Congregation Beth El Binah delivered school supplies to Oak Lawn schools this morning. After heavy cartons of paper and notebooks were loaded into pickups and unloaded at their destination, Councilman Adam Medrano arrived at Rusk Middle School on Inwood Road in time to help carry boxes of tissues.

In addition to Rusk, the group delivered supplies to Maple Lawn Elementary School on Inwood Road and Sam Houston School on Throckmorton Street. Staff at Maple Lawn said they need volunteers after school for clubs and to help children with their homework from 3:15 until 4:30 p.m.

Rainbow LULAC organized the school supply drive. President Alejandro Trevino said he’s looking for more groups to participate in next year’s school supply drive. Groups may either donate supplies or cash that will be used to buy supplies for area schools.

—  David Taffet