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After “Promposal” Request Denial, Student Fights To Change Discrimination Policy

All she wanted was to ask her female friend to prom with a “promposal” and was told by administrators it was “inappropriate.” Now 16-year-old Casey Akers is pushing for a big change to Keller ISD policy.

CBSDFW.COM–04/23/2015

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Texas Lawmaker Delays Transgender School ‘Bathroom Bill’

A highly anticipated hearing on a bill limiting transgender students’ use of Texas school bathrooms and locker rooms has been delayed after a veteran Republican told the author to soften his language.

04/15/2015

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NY Boy Scouts Hire Gay Eagle Scout Despite National Policy

The Boy Scouts’ New York chapter said Thursday that it has hired the nation’s first openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader, a direct and public challenge to the national scouting organization’s ban on openly gay adult members.

04/02/2015

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UNT Opens Gender-Neutral Restrooms Across Campus

The University of North Texas is taking a step toward equality and making life easier for transgender students on campus at the same time. Several public restrooms on the campus will now be gender-neutral.

CBSDFW.COM–10/23/2014

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Protests Planned Over Sam Joining Cowboys

On its website Thursday, the American Decency Association says it is not the group using the name “American Decency” headed by Jack Burkman that is organizing the protest Sunday

CBS 11–09/04/2014

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Fort Worth Police Recruit Gay Officers With New Video

The Fort Worth Police Department has launched a new effort to make inroads with the city’s gay community.

CBS 11–07/24/2014

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Irving-Based Exxon Mobil Says It’ll Follow New Anti-Bias Rules

Exxon Mobil Corp. says it will comply with new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, but isn’t saying whether it will formalize that wording in its corporate policies.

07/22/2014

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Obama Gives Protection To Gay, Transgender Workers

President Barack Obama is signing executive orders that will give federal workers and contractors who are gay and transgender new protections.

07/21/2014

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Perry Says ‘Stepped Right In It’ With Gay Remarks

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has acknowledged it was a mistake for him to compare alcoholism and homosexuality in an effort to explain his views.

06/20/2014

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Texas GOP Endorses Reparative Therapy For Gays

The Texas Republican Party now endorses so-called “reparative therapy” for gays under a new platform given final approval at its annual convention.

06/07/2014

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Texas GOP Delegates Debate Reparative Therapy

A group of Texas Republicans voted Thursday night to add reparative therapy for homosexuals to the state party’s platform, but not all delegates are on board.

06/06/2014

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Controversial Texas Restaurant Becoming A ‘Highly Rated’ Gay Bar

Using online reviews, activists are trying to make Big Earl’s Bait House and Country Store seem like one of the highest rated and most recommended gay bars in Texas.

05/30/2014

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