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Bill Russell

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

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]

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. [ Read more → ]

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. [ Read more → ]

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. [ Read more → ]
Austin, Texas

Austin city council approves resolution supporting same-sex marriage

Friday, September 28, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]

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. [ Read more → ]
Jose Alfonso Aviles

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

Friday, April 22, 2011
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. [ Read more → ]
Norma (left) and Maria Hurtado

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

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

Austin men attacked after leaving gay bar

Tuesday, December 28, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas -- Two men say they were attacked after leaving a gay night club in downtown Austin on Christmas night, by five men who jumped from a vehicle yelling anti-gay slurs. [ Read more → ]
(Photo: Austin American-Statesman)

Hundreds march in support of Austin men attacked in alleged hate crime

Sunday, February 28, 2010
Trailing a banner that read "Austin March Against Hate," hundreds of people walked from a downtown gay bar to City Hall on Saturday to retrace the path of two gay men who were attacked last weekend. [caption id="attachment_6627" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="(Photo: Austin American-Statesman)"][/caption] Emmanuel Winston... [ Read more → ]

Two Austin men say attack was a hate crime

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Two gay softball players in Austin were assaulted over the weekend in what they are calling a hate crime. [caption id="attachment_6619" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Winston (left) and Morgan"][/caption] Matthew Morgan and Emmanuel Winston say and were physically attacked by four men yelling anti-gay epithets. Matthew Morgan... [ Read more → ]

Texas Attorney General steps in to block same-sex divorce

Monday, February 15, 2010
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is trying to stop the divorce of two women in Austin on grounds their Massachusetts marriage is not legally recognized in the Lone Star state. Last week, a Travis County state district judge granted a divorce in court to Sabina Daly [...] [ Read more → ]
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