Tag: asher

Top 10: Suicides led to anti-bullying law

No. 4 In the fall of 2010, a number of high-profile suicides brought attention to the problem of bullying in schools. This year, the LGBT community worked to change laws and save lives. After helping to push through policies in...

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COVER STORY: The aftermath of tragedy

STANDING UP TO BULLIES | David and Amy Truong address members of the LGBT community who came from around Texas to lobby for anti-bullying laws on March 7. (David Taffet/Dallas Voice) Amy and David Truong honor the memory of...

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Anti-bullying bill to be heard by Senate panel

Sen. Wendy Davis The Senate Educate Committee will hold hearings on Tuesday, March 22 at 8:30 a.m. on several anti-bullying bills, including a measure authored by Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, that’s backed by Equality...

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Coleman introduces ‘Asher’s Law’

Asher Brown, left, and Rep. Garnet Coleman Today as LGBT citizens from around the state converged on Austin to lobby lawmakers on LGBT issues, state Rep. Garnet Coleman, a Democrat from Houston, introduced “Asher’s...

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Equality Texas sets LGBT lobby day for March 7

Equality Texas hoping for more than 400 to participate in lobbying effort; Stonewall Democrats, TENT planning weekend gatherings DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Equality Texas is calling on the LGBT community...

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Project one-gay

Dallas hairstylist and fashionista Gregg Asher has an unforgettable look. But he’s turning his eye on the rest of Dallas with a new fashion blog STEVEN LINDSEY  | Contributing Writer stevencraiglindsey@me.com FASHION FORWARD  |...

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WATCH: Rally, vigil for Asher Brown

A rally and vigil were held Tuesday in honor of 13-year-old gay suicide victim Asher Brown outside the middle school he attended near Houston. From organizer Barry Ouellette of the Foundation for Family and Marriage Equality:...

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Annise Parker on Asher Brown’s suicide

Mayor Annise Parker Our old friend Michael Petrelis has been making a big deal of the fact that Houston Mayor Annise Parker hadn’t said anything about the suicide of 13-year-old Asher Brown. On Monday, Parker issued the...

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