Author: David Taffet

A new entryway for a new era

Cathedral of Hope breaks ground for new monument and entrance road DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Cathedral of Hope will break ground this weekend for a new entryway into the church grounds, and church officials say the new entryway marks the beginning of a new era for the church. Cathedral of Hope has never had its own formal entrance, from either Inwood Road or Cedar Springs Road, although there have always been three ways to get onto the church property. One entrance from Cedar Springs Road goes through the doggy daycare parking lot. That building was a...

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LGBT smoking rates remain high

New American Cancer Society studies why certain groups smoke more DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Smoking has decreased among the general population in the U.S., from 42 percent of all people in 1965 to 15 percent in 2015, according to a new study released by the American Cancer Society. But despite the overall decrease, a much higher percentage of LGBT are smoking than are heterosexuals. In his study “Who’s still smoking? Disparities in adult cigarette smoking prevalence in the United States,” Jeffrey Drope, vice president of economic and health policy at the American Cancer Society, found a...

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NRA convention to be held in Dallas in May

The day after another school shooting, Dallas City Councilman Philip Kingston reminds us the the National Rifle Association will be meeting in Dallas on May 4-6. Sound like fun. From the NRA site about the Dallas convention: The 2018 NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits features more than 20 acres of the most spectacular displays of firearms, shooting and hunting accessories in the world! Put on your best walking shoes and spend the day exploring products from every major firearm company in the country. You can book the hunt of a lifetime in our exclusive outfitter section and view priceless...

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Kenworthy pokes Pence at the Olympics

Gus Kenworthy posted a pic of himself and Adam Rippon on Instagram. Both American athletes refused to meet with Vice President Mike Pence who accompanied the team to the opening ceremony. Kenworthy wrote: The #OpeningCeremony is a wrap and the 2018 Winter Olympic Gaymes are officially under way! I feel incredibly honored to be here in Korea competing for the US and I’m so proud to be representing the LGBTQ community alongside this amazing guy! Eat your heart out, Pence. #TeamUSA #TeamUSGay The response on his Instagram came mostly from haters. Here are a few including one from a...

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Meet the LGBT Olympians at the 2018 Winter Olympics

During the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games, nine Olympians are flying the rainbow flag along with their national colors. This year’s batch of LGBT beats out the total of four that participated in the 2014 Winter Olympics. That total is the most ever for a Winter Olympics, according to the Advocate. In the Rio De Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics, a record 53 LGBT participants competed in the games, according to Gay Star News. With two-straight Olympics worth of records for the LGBT community, get to know the athletes from the U.S. to Austria that will be competing. Gus Kenworthy – (USA, Freestyle...

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