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Same-sex marriage ban stalls changes to Dallas pension funds

| Sunday, September 28, 2014
Dallas City Hall
DALLAS -- Two Dallas city pension funds have delayed enacting measures passed by the city council aimed at ensuring equal rights for municipal employees. The council earlier this year adopted a non-binding resolution seeking equal treatment for LGBT employees. It followed that vote with another Wednesday that amends...

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Hotels turn away Uganda president amid threats to protest Dallas visit

| Friday, September 19, 2014
Yoweri Museveni
DALLAS -- At least two Texas hotels have turned away Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, over planned protests due to his country’s anti-gay laws. The Dallas Voice reports that the Four Seasons Hotel in Irving canceled Museveni’s reservation, and that Marriott’s Gaylord Texan hotel in Grapevine refused to host Museveni as well.

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Gay rights advocates rally at Texas Democratic Convention

| Sunday, June 29, 2014
Eli Olivarez, president of the Texas Stonewall Democratic Caucus, leads the group as they march across the floor of Dallas Convention Center during the Texas Democratic Convention in Dallas, Saturday, June 28, 2014.
DALLAS -- About two dozen gay pride advocates have waved flags and signs during the final day of the Texas Democratic Convention in Dallas. Members of the Stonewall Democrats on Saturday stormed the floor during a speech by state Sen. Royce West, whose district is hosting the gathering. Activists waved rainbow flags and homemade signs ...

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Dallas host: ESPN airing Michael Sam kiss ‘shocking,’ strippers OK for a.m. TV

| Friday, May 16, 2014
Kushnir-strippers
After the internet exploded earlier this week with video of Dallas morning show host Amy Kushnir storming off the set amid a heated debate over ESPN’s broadcast of Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend, Kushnir took to Fox News on Thursday to further lament that the kiss was “shocking,” “inappropriate” and “over the top.”

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Dallas morning show anchor storms off set during Michael Sam kiss discussion

| Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Dallas-The-Broadcast
Dallas morning show host Amy Kushnir stormed off the set of KTXD-TV's "The Broadcast" on Tuesday following a heated discussion of whether ESPN should have broadcast Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend on hearing the news he had been drafted by the St. Louis Rams.

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Transgender woman alleges housing discrimination by Salvation Army

| Sunday, May 4, 2014
Jodielynn Wiley
DALLAS -- A transgender woman facing homelessness has filed a lawsuit with the Fair Housing Office in Dallas after being denied housing by the Salvation Army because she has not undergone gender reassignment surgery.

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Dallas city council passes resolution in support of LGBT community

| Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Dallas
DALLAS -- The Dallas city council on Wednesday passed a “comprehensive statement of support” for the city's LGBT employees and residents in an effort to address inequalities in city employment, healthcare and lobbying efforts.

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Dallas city council committee advances ‘statement of support’ for LGBT residents

| Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Dallas, Texas
DALLAS -- A Dallas City Council committee on Tuesday voted in favor of a “comprehensive statement of support” for its LGBT employees and residents in an effort to address inequalities in city employment, healthcare and lobbying efforts.

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Too edgy? Too tame? Gay pride parades spark debate

| Monday, September 16, 2013
Garett Fisbeck, The Dallas Morning News/APMiss Veda Chardonnay, center, rides in a car during the 30th Annual Dallas Gay Pride Parade, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.
Initiated as small, defiant, sexually daring protests, gay pride parades have become mainstream spectacles patronized by corporate sponsors and straight politicians as they spread nationwide. For many gays, who prize the events' edginess, the shift is unwelcome - as evidenced by bitter debate preceding Sunday's parade in Dallas.

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Campaign to raise awareness of HIV testing draws ire of Dallas lawmaker

| Wednesday, June 19, 2013
KDFW-TV
A campaign to increase awareness of HIV infections has one Dallas city council member fuming. Vonciel Jones Hill, who once stated that “all people are created equal under God, but there are acts that God does not bless,” is angry about a billboard promoting public education about HIV.

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