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No prison time for Army veteran who attacked gay men at Austin pride

Saturday, December 20, 2014
Lambert Borgardt
Lambert Borgardt was sentenced to 10 years probation and 200 hours of community service after he pleaded guilty to assault charges. [...]

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Austin police department has its first openly transgender officer

Monday, November 24, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas — The city of Austin, Texas now has it’s first openly transgender police officer. KXAN-TV reports that officer Greg Abbink has been on the police force for ten years, but it wasn’t until this year that he says he began transitioning. [...]

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NBA Hall of Famer says gay athletes face same question black athletes once faced

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Bill Russell
AUSTIN, Texas -- NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell says the fight for equality for gay athletes reminds him of the civil rights movement of African-Americans in the 1960s. [...]

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Austin dentist provides free dental reconstruction for hate crime victim

Thursday, March 6, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas -- A Texas man who had nine of his teeth knocked out in a violent assault during Austin's gay pride weekend in 2012, is sporting a new smile thanks to the goodwill of an Austin dentist. [...]

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Facebook privacy glitch outs LGBT users

Monday, October 15, 2012
The outing of University of Texas-Austin students to their parents as a consequence of a little-known Facebook privacy glitch has reignited longstanding concerns over the social network’s treatment of its LGBT users’ private information. [...]

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Austin police release video of alleged anti-gay assault during gay pride

Friday, October 5, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas -- Police in Austin, Texas on Friday released surveillance video which shows a violent attack on two men in the city’s downtown that occurred during last month gay pride. [...]

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Austin city council approves resolution supporting same-sex marriage

Friday, September 28, 2012
Austin, Texas
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Austin city council on Thursday adopted a resolution supporting marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples, the first such measure from a Texas city. [...]

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Transgender students can now use preferred name on University records

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas -- The University of Texas at Austin is set to implement a new policy this summer that will allow transgender students to list their preferred names on all official University records, including a name that may be different from their legal name. [...]

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LGBT advocacy groups say Texas killings should be prosecuted as hate crime

Friday, April 22, 2011
Jose Alfonso Aviles
LGBT advocacy groups are calling for the shooting deaths in of a lesbian and her mother Austin, Texas, earlier this week, to be prosecuted as a hate crime. [...]

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Feud over daughter’s lesbian relationship leads Dad to commit double homicide

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Norma (left) and Maria Hurtado
A Texas man -- distraught over his daughter's lesbian relationship -- was arrested Tuesday for killing his daughter's girlfriend and the girlfriend's mother. [...]

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