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No more Lee Park

It’s official: The Dallas Parks and Recreation Board has voted, unanimously, to rename Lee Park as Oak Lawn Park. The vote actually reverts the park to its original name; it was changed to Robert E. Lee Park in 1936 when the monument to Confederate general and slave owner Robert E. Lee was unveiled there. CBS Channel 11 reports that the granite pedestal — on which the Lee statute stood until it was removed on Sept. 14, after a week of trying, and which has the former name Robert E. Lee Park emblazoned on it — will be covered until...

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HRC Mondays – A mixer with a purpose

By Adam Johnson HRC DFW Federal Club member The HRC DFW Federal Club has a long history of educating and engaging the Dallas LGBTQ community in the spirit of ensuring basic rights for all LGBTQ people. That spirit is ever present at HRC Mondays—a free monthly speaker and cultural engagement series that seeks to shed light on political and social issues through an LGBTQ lens. Held on the last Monday of every month, HRC Mondays cultivates community by inviting the public to learn more about our diverse experiences. Originally held as a social mixer, the event has since evolved...

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Parade winners

Dallas Tavern Guild Executive Director Michael Doughman has announced the trophy winners in the different categories of competition in the 34th annual Lakewood Brewing Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade, presented Sunday, Sept. 17, by T-Mobile. Trophy winners are: • Best Performance: Dallas Victims  of Crime • Best Walking Group: PFLAG  Dallas/Fort Worth • Best Costumes: Game Stop • Best Social Commentary: The  Reconciling Congregations of DFW • Best Theme Interpretation: Transamerica • Best Overall Entry: Kaliente • Best For-Profit Entry: Pepsico • Best Non-Profit Entry: Dallas  Red Foundation This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 22,...

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Why the twirlers almost didn’t twirl

Neither city code nor direct hurricane hit stopped this determined color guard from performing at Pride DAVID TAFFET |  Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Most people weren’t expecting to see the St. Petersburg Twirling Project open the 2017 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade — twice. Even after their local member overcame obstacles to get them into the parade — sort of — he wasn’t sure Hurricane Irma wouldn’t derail all their plans. The parade got off to a late start — late by almost an hour — because the company that set up the barricades along the route forgot to...

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Gay Agenda • 09-22-17

Have an event coming up? Email your information to Managing Editor Tammye Nash at nash@dallasvoice.com or Senior Staff Writer David Taffet at taffet@dallasvoice.com by Wednesday at 5 p.m. for that week’s issue. • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. This week’s guest is Michael O’Teter from Big Brothers Big Sisters; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community (UBE Connected) at 7 p.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month at 3116 Commerce St., Suite C; Core Group Meeting every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.; Fuse game...

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