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

| Thursday, May 2, 2013
Mike Rawlings
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.

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

| Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Richard Neal
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.

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