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

| Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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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
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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

By Zack Beauchamp| Think Progress | Monday, October 15, 2012
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Austin men attacked after leaving gay bar

| Tuesday, December 28, 2010
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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.

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

| Sunday, February 28, 2010
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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...

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