CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header

Homosexual

Bill Russell looks on as Dr. Harry Edwards asks him how he felt about students getting paid for sports while in College on the second day of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin. (credit: Ricardo B. Brazziell-Pool/Getty Images)

Russell Says Gay Athletes Face Old Questions

Speaking in Texas, NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell said Wednesday that gay athletes’ current fight for equality and acceptance reminds him of some of the same struggles black athletes faced in the 1960s.

04/09/2014

Michael Sam (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Shan’s Blog: Am I Wrong For Preferring Straight?

On the Wednesday morning edition of 105.3 The Fan’s New School, I got to do my favorite type of radio: personal, different, sensitive, uncomfortable, interactive and most of all, honest- all because of Michael Sam Sr.

02/12/2014

Fort Worth City Councilman prepares to leave for Washington, D.C. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns Resigning

He burst into the national spotlight 2010 after giving an emotional speech letting homosexual teens who are victims of bullying know β€œit gets better.” Tuesday night Joel Burns announced that he is resigning from the Fort Worth City Council.

CBSDFW.COM–02/11/2014

A same-sex couple stands in line to receive their marriage license before getting married in San Francisco. (credit: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

New Federal Government Policy Impacts Gay Couples

Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that the federal government is expanding its recognition of same sex couples received applause and cheers in some circles.

02/10/2014

(credit: CBS 11 News)

Committee To Discuss Gay Rights At Dallas’ City Hall

Six months after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, gay rights and same-sex marriages in Dallas are back on Monday’s agenda.

12/01/2013

National Guard members stand in formation. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fort Hood ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Activist Dies In Car Wreck

Darren Manzella, a gay combat medic discharged from the Army after criticizing the military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy in a 2007 television interview, has died in a traffic accident. He was 36.

08/30/2013

Gay rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, June 26, 2013 in Washington DC. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA, Dismisses Prop. 8 Case

The gay rights movement saw a significant victory at the Supreme Court Monday, where the justices struck down part of a law barring federal benefits to married same-sex couples.

06/26/2013

Members of the Boy Scouts salute during a flag raising. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

North Texas Rallies Support Boy Scouts Ban On Gays

Next week Boy Scouts of America leaders are expected to vote on changing the policy that excludes gay members and leaders. In anticipation of the vote and upcoming conference, two protests are being held today in North Texas.

CBSDFW.COM–05/17/2013

West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)

AG: Same-Sex Marriage Benefits Unconstitutional

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has issued an opinion stating that local governments and school districts that offer marriage benefits to same-sex partners are violating the state constitution.

04/29/2013

Members of the Boy Scouts salute during a flag raising. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

White House: Obama Opposes Boy Scouts’ Ban On Gays

When it comes to gays and the Boy Scouts, President Barack Obama and the youth organization he serves as honorary president have agreed to disagree.

08/08/2012

(credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Vandals Spray Paint Anti-Gay Graffiti

Police in Arlington are investigating nearly a dozen incidents of anti-gay graffiti in one area. The vulgar messages were reported early Sunday and all happened in one neighborhood.

06/11/2012

Members of the Boy Scouts of America participate in pre-game ceremonies prior to a game between the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers. (credit: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Scouts To Review Ban On Gays; No Change Imminent

The Irving-based Boy Scouts of America have agreed to review a proposal that would allow individual units to accept gays as adult leaders.

06/06/2012

more