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UNNECESSARY HEADLINE ALERT: Texas’ Republican Candidates Oppose Gay Rights

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All the Texas Republicans running for statewide office oppose gay rights, according to an AP story publish Saturday. The AP sent a survey out to the Republican candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. No big surprise there by their anti-gay stances, but some of their answers are kind of surprising.
One example is Attorney General Greg Abbott’s response when the AP… Read the rest


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LGBT Non-Profits in Need on North Texas Giving Day

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This Thursday is the 5th annual North Texas Giving Day, and its goal is to raise more than the $14.2 million it raised last year. Until midnight, you can make donations of $25 or more to more than 1,000 nonprofits on DonorBridgeTx.org. Donations will be amplified by extra donations/prizes from Donor Bridge. As of 9am, people have already donated more than $3.5 million
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Will Wendy Davis Enter TX Gov. Race? Announcement is Oct. 3

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Wendy Davis is ready to address all of the rumors about her running for Texas Governor. She’ll address those rumors on October 3rd, according to a news release from her communications team late Tuesday.
Funny thing is, this was supposed to be “embargoed” information. In the top, center of the news release it said, “EMBARGOED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 at 9AM.” In other… Read the rest


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Why ‘Dallas Voice’ Editor John Wright Says He Was Fired

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Monday night, John Wright announced on Facebook he’d just been fired from his position as senior editor of the Dallas Voice.
As is often the case in personnel issues, the owners aren’t saying much.
“John has his opinion, and we have ours, and they are not the same,” Leo Cusimano, the publisher, told The Dallas Morning News. “We stand by the actions we… Read the rest


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14 Photos of Skin at Dallas Gay Pride 2013, Despite ‘Dress Code’

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Unless you’re straight or didn’t log into Facebook last week, you know that there was a big controversy over a new “dress code” policy at this year’s Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade. In short, those in the parade were told not to show off an erection. That was about the extent of it, when all was said and done.
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Dallas Celebrates First Teen Gay Pride Festival

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Haleigh Clark, 12, and Shawna Kirkham, 17, celebrated Dallas Gay Teen Pride with their lesbian mothers
DALLAS — Saturday afternoon, Antionett Thomas celebrated something that was two years in the making: the first teen-focused event during Dallas’ gay pride weekend. As a matter of fact, Thomas said it was the first teen gay pride in the country.
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How You Can Help: Resource Center Food Pantry is ‘Critically Low’

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Late Friday afternoon, Resource Center Dallas sent out a news release, begging the community for help. It’s food pantry is “critically low.” Resource Center spokesman Rafael McDonnell told the Dallas Voice, the situation has gotten so dire, “We’re giving away Twizzlers because that’s all we’ve got.”
On average, Resource Center’s food pantry hands out seven tons of food to about 1900 HIV+ clients each week.… Read the rest


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Dallas Gay Pride Participants: Better Cover Your Junk

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Better have your shorts on in there, fellas
UPDATE:
After my original post, local activist Hardy Haberman reached out with concerns about the Tavern Guild’s stance that the policy is nothing new. He attended a pre-parade meeting for those who are going to be a part of Sunday’s parade at the Rose Room.
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“Trail Life USA,” Anti-Gay Boy Scouts Alternative Holds Convention

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Trail Life USA officially held its inaugural convention over the weekend in Nashville, TN.The group formed earlier this year when the Boy Scouts of America voted to allow gay members.
Trail Life USA describes itself as “a Christian adventure, character, and leadership movement for young men.”
However, it won’t allow gay members. According to its membership standards:
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“Trail Life USA,” Anti-Gay Boy Scouts Alternative Holds Convention

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Trail Life USA officially held its inaugural convention over the weekend in Nashville, TN.The group formed earlier this year when the Boy Scouts of America voted to allow gay members.
Trail Life USA describes itself as “a Christian adventure, character, and leadership movement for young men.”
However, it won’t allow gay members. According to its membership standards:
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BREAKING: San Antonio Approves LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections

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Thursday, San Antonio city council approved an ordinance that adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s current non-discrimination policy.  The policy applies in cases of city employment, contracting, housing and public accommodations. The controversial ordinance passed with an 8-3 vote. Council members Elisa Chan, Carlton Soules, and Ivy Taylor voting against the measure.
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BREAKING: San Antonio Approves LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections

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Thursday, San Antonio city council approved an ordinance that adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s current non-discrimination policy.  The policy applies in cases of city employment, contracting, housing and public accommodations. The controversial ordinance passed with an 8-3 vote. Council members Elisa Chan, Carlton Soules, and Ivy Taylor voting against the measure.
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BREAKING: San Antonio Approves LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections

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Thursday, San Antonio city council approved an ordinance that adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s current non-discrimination policy.  The policy applies in cases of city employment, contracting, housing and public accommodations. The controversial ordinance passed with an 8-3 vote. Council members Elisa Chan, Carlton Soules, and Ivy Taylor voting against the measure.
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San Antonio Approves LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections

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Thursday, San Antonio city council approved an ordinance that adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s current non-discrimination policy.  The policy applies in cases of city employment, contracting, housing and public accommodations. The controversial ordinance passed with an 8-3 vote. Council members Elisa Chan, Carlton Soules, and Ivy Taylor voting against the measure.
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BREAKING: San Antonio Approves LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections

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Thursday, San Antonio city council approved an ordinance that adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s current non-discrimination policy.  The policy applies in cases of city employment, contracting, housing and public accommodations. The controversial ordinance passed with an 8-3 vote. Council members Elisa Chan, Carlton Soules, and Ivy Taylor voting against the measure.
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Texas Guard Denies Same-Sex Spouses Benefits

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Tuesday, a Department of Defense policy change went into effect, giving the spouses of LGBT military service members a range of federal benefits. The DoD announced the policy change last month. It is meant to apply to all same-sex spouses of service members in all branches of the military.
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WATCH: Matthew McConaughey Shines in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Trailer

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Everyone watched in wonder as Matthew McConaughey went from this…
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…to this.
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Now, you can finally see a little bit of what that was all about. Texas-native McConaughey lost nearly 50 lbs for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club,” due out Dec 6. McConaughey plays Ron Woodroof, a Texas electrician who is diagnosed HIV-positive in 1986. It takes place in Dallas.… Read the rest


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4 Openly LGBT Texas Politicians Who Want Your Vote

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The first openly-gay politician elected to the Texas House of Representatives is Austin Democrat Glen Maxey. He left in 2003, and it wasn’t until 2012 that another openly LGBT politician won an election, Rep Mary Gonzalez (D-San Antonio).
Now, at least four openly LGBT politicians are campaigning for a seat at the table.

Mary Gonzalez, who identifies as pan-sexual, just launched her re-election campaign. She… Read the rest


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Equality Texas to Stoli: Keep your Donations

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Stolichnaya Vodka has had a rough go of it in past few weeks. Gay bars across the country, including several in Dallas, are boycotting the product, in an effort to draw attention to Russia’s recent terrible treatment of the LGBT community.
In an effort to mend some of those relationships, GayCities sent out a press release:
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No Social Security Benefits for Legally-Married LGBT Texans

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As previously noted, when the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, no one really knew for sure what it meant for gay Texans. Most expect that the decision in United States v Windsor will allow some gay couples new federal benefits. Specifically, those who legally married in a state that allows same-sex marriage and moved to Texas.
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