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Gay panic bill heard in committee

Resource Center Advocacy Manager Rafael McDonnell testified before the Texas House’s Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence on Monday about the “gay panic” bill now working its way through the Legislature. Dallas Rep. Jessica Gonzalez sits on the committee. McDonnell said 12 witnesses testified on HB 3281. Ten were in favor of the legislation that would outlaw “gay panic”  as a defense along with use of the victim’s gender identity or sexual orientation as a defense for...

UPDATE: Police say suspect was paid to attack Booker

  UPDATE: Dallas police investigators are now saying that Edward Thomas, the 29-year-old man arrested Sunday in connection with an assault on trans woman Muhlaysia Booker, was paid $200 by someone in the crowd to attack Booker, according to a report by CBS DFW, Channel 11. The report indicates that Booker, 23, accidentally backed into another car at the complex, and was then held at gunpoint by the driver of the other car, who wouldn’t let her leave until she paid for the damage. A...

Gayborhood icon Ojeda’s celebrates 50 years with music and deals on Wednesday

Restaurants are risky business ventures in the best of circumstances — even the best ones are lucky to be around five or ten years. So how about 50? Ojeda’s has been a staple in the gayborhood that long. The Tex-Mex institution has served its crispy beef tacos, its pralines, its tequila shots, to literally generations of Dallas diners… and from the exact same location, at that. (There are now two more — in Desoto and Plano). This year marks its semi-centennial, and Wednesday the...

Looking to our future

It is our responsibility to help young girls reach goals, or to at least not stand in their way This past weekend, I had the honor of helping mentor some of the best and brightest middle-school-age girls in North Texas. Girl Up is a leadership development initiative of the United Nations Foundation that has as its mission encouraging girls to be bold and not shy away from careers in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) fields. Girls are vastly under-represented in STEM fields, and...

 

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Gay panic bill heard in committee

Resource Center Advocacy Manager Rafael McDonnell testified before the Texas House’s Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence on Monday about the “gay panic” bill now working its way through the Legislature. Dallas Rep. Jessica Gonzalez sits on the committee. McDonnell said 12 witnesses testified on HB 3281. Ten were in favor of the legislation that would outlaw “gay panic”  as a defense along with use of the victim’s gender identity or sexual orientation as a defense for...

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Fashionably late

Ari Seth Cohen’s appreciation for style led him to start a popular fashion blog; he put octogenarian Valerie von Sobel on the cover of one of his books, below. Style mavens Ari Seth Cohen and Valerie von Sobel celebrate mature locals at Advanced Style Dallas ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor [email protected] Valerie von Sobel — one-time Hollywood starlet, acclaimed interior designer, tireless philanthropist and style icon — answers her telephone a bit flustered, having just paid a...