Tag Archives: Security

Tex’n the City: Item No. 8 — Security

I simply want some security. I wanna know that everything I’m doing now will lend to the goal of not having to worry when I’m retired in my villa off the island of St. Bart’s. OK, maybe I’ve been watching a few too many Real Housewives. But ultimately, I just want to know that my husband Mario Lopez and I, along with our eight offspring, will live comfortably and happy.

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BACH for the holidays …. and beyond

I have been out of the office, on vacation, since Dec. 22, and when I got back to work today and started wading through the thousands of emails in my inbox, I found one from Hank Henley, asking if we … Continue reading

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Pride 2011 • Tavern Guild names 5 parade beneficiaries

Organizations provide a variety of services for those in the LGBT and HIV/AIDS communities Draconis von Trapp  |  Intern intern@dallasvoice.com Beneficiaries In recent years, increasing costs have forced the Dallas Tavern Guild to cut back on the number of organizations … Continue reading

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Texas: A not-so-great state

As Perry eyes the presidency and Dewhurst makes a bid for the Senate, let’s look at the story the numbers really tell Phyllis Guest | Taking Note It seems that while David Dewhurst is running for the U.S. Senate, Rick … Continue reading

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Complaint: LGBT immigrants abused, neglected at detention centers run by Homeland Security

The National Immigration Justice Center has filed civil rights complaints on behalf of 13 LGBT immigrants who were allegedly abused and neglected at detention centers run by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in nine states, including one in Houston. … Continue reading

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“Family” group sacrifices child security on the altar of anti-gay animus

The Washington state Legislature is currently considering a bill (HB 1267) that would update the Uniform Parentage Act of 2002 by “clarifying and expanding the rights and obligations of state registered domestic partners and other couples related to parentage“.  Here’s … Continue reading

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The Stripping of Freedom: A Careful Scan of TSA Security Procedures

EPIC’s kicking off the new year with a bang on January 6 in Washington DC: This one-day public conference will be devoted to an assessment of the  TSA airport security procedures and recommendations for reform. Experts  in law, aviation security, … Continue reading

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How Jeh Johnson’s Survey Results Prove John McCain Cares More About Bigots Than National Security

Why didn’t the Pentagon’s DADT survey consider the question of should, not could the military handle openly gay troops — like John McCain wanted? Because, says Pentagon chief counsel Jeh Johnson yesterday to CNN, that wasn’t what they were asked … Continue reading

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If your security guard is out having a smoke while your store is getting robbed, do you only blame the burglar?

So you pay a lot of money for a security guard. He’s the best in the business, and promises to be loads better than the drunk you had before. Somehow, however, your home ends up getting burgled anyway. It seems … Continue reading

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Another reminder that same-sex couples aren’t equal: Social Security benefits

Steve Vernon at MoneyWatch.com took a look at retirement planning for gay and lesbian couples and provides some financial advice. And, it also provide an example of how same-sex couples aren’t equal: Unfortunately, Social Security does not recognize gay marriage … Continue reading

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