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Dallas city council passes resolution in support of LGBT community

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
Dallas, Texas

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

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
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.

Too edgy? Too tame? Gay pride parades spark debate

Monday, September 16, 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. [ Read more → ]

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

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
Mike Rawlings

Dallas mayor says resolution to support marriage equality is a waste of time

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings said Wednesday that a proposed city council resolution supporting marriage equality is a political distraction and a waste of the council’s time. [ Read more → ]
Richard Neal

Comic book store owner will not sell anti-gay writer’s Superman comic

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The owner of a Dallas comic store said Tuesday he will not carry the print edition of DC Comics' "Anthology of Superman" in his store after learning that the comic book publisher had hired an anti-gay activist and board member of the National Organization for Marriage, to write for their new digital “Adventures of Superman" series. [ Read more → ]

Dallas County, Texas approves stipend for domestic partners’ health insurance

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
DALLAS -- The Dallas County Commissioners on Tuesday voted to begin giving a stipend to unmarried and gay employees whose partners purchase individual health insurance because they aren’t eligible for coverage under the county’s benefits program. [ Read more → ]
Beau Chandler (left) and Mark-Jiminez

Dallas gay couple, denied marriage license, arrested after staging sit-in

Friday, July 6, 2012
DALLAS -- A gay couple was arrested on Thursday when they launched a planned protest of Texas' ban on same-sex marriage after being denied a marriage license. [ Read more → ]
Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin speaks at Dupont Circle vigil.

More than 100 attend D.C. vigil for Texas lesbian couple

Sunday, July 1, 2012
WASHINGTON -- More than 100 people gathered in Dupont Circle on Friday for a vigil in honor of a lesbian couple who was shot last week in a Texas park. [ Read more → ]

Two gay men beaten with baseball bats in Dallas hate crime

Thursday, March 15, 2012
DALLAS -- Two gay men were the victims of a brutal early morning attack on Tuesday and were beaten with baseball bats in what Dallas police are classifying as a hate crime. [ Read more → ]
Esther Garatie

Homophobic nurse to retire after harassment of lesbian Marine veteran

Friday, January 20, 2012
DALLAS -- A spokesperson for the Dallas Veterans Affairs Center has confirmed that nurse practitioner Lincy Pandithurai would "retire from federal service" effective Jan. 21 after being accused of anti-gay harassment. [ Read more → ]

Texas education board member comes out in response to campaign rumors

Friday, November 18, 2011
DALLAS -- In an effort to defuse a whisper campaign about his sexual orientation, a member of the Texas State Board of Education has acknowledged in an email to media organizations that he is gay. [ Read more → ]

Log Cabin Republicans dissolves Dallas chapter citing credibility issues

Saturday, October 15, 2011
The national Log Cabin Republicans organization this week dissolved its Dallas, Texas chapter after a series of issues and missteps by the Dallas chapter's president, Robert Schlein. [ Read more → ]
Mike Rawlings

Dallas mayor declares ‘Stand Up Against Bullying Week’ for Sept. 12-16

Friday, September 2, 2011
Noting that “nine out of 10 LGBT teens have reported being bullied at school within the past year because of their sexual orientation or gender identity," Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has issued a proclamation declaring Sept. 12-16 as "Stand Up Against Bullying Week." [ Read more → ]

Westboro bigots protest at NBA finals over league’s policy against gay slurs

Sunday, June 5, 2011
The Westboro Baptist bigots brought their special brand of hate to game three of the NBA Finals on Sunday to protest the league's policy against gay slurs. [ Read more → ]

Dallas County adds gender identity, expression to non-discrimination policy

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Dallas County commissioners on Tuesday voted to include transgender employees in the county’s non-discrimination policy. [ Read more → ]

Texas school board adopts LGBT-inclusive anti-bullying policy

Saturday, November 20, 2010
By a unanimous vote, the Dallas Independent School District school board this week approved a new an anti-bullying policy that for the first time included protections for LGBTQ students. [ Read more → ]

Singleton gets 75 year prison term for attack on gay man

Friday, August 28, 2009
A Dallas County jury handed down a 75 year prison sentence Thursday for Bobby Singleton (pictured, on left) for brutally beating and robbing Jimmy Lee Dean (pictured, on right) in what prosecutors say was an anti-gay attack. The jury found Singleton guilty as charged Wednesday... [ Read more → ]

2nd trial gets underway in Dallas hate crime attack

Monday, August 24, 2009
The second trial gets underway Monday in the 2008 hate crime attack on Dallas resident Jimmy Lee Dean (pictured). Dean, 43, was hospitalized for 10 days after the attack in July 2008 by Jonathan Gunter and Bobby Singleton. Dean has undergone multiple reconstructive surgeries since... [ Read more → ]
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