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The Plano Police and Fire Departments go head to head to see which side collects the most blood and take home the coveted Battle of the Badges trophy. (credit: cbsdfw.com)

FDA Considers Changing Ban To Allow Some Gay Men To Give Blood

The FDA announced Tuesday that they’re considering making a change to a blood ban that’s been in place for 30 years. The FDA is proposing easing up on the regulation that prohibits gay and bisexual men from ever donating blood during their lives.

CBSDFW.COM–05/12/2015

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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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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

The 2014 Republican State Convention (credit: CBS 11 News)

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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Gay Platform Causes Stir As Texas GOP Gather In Fort Worth

Texas Republicans gathering in Fort Worth are all abuzz. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend. As the state convention kicks into high gear, there’s controversy over the GOP platform’s language on homosexuality.

CBS 11–06/04/2014

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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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Gay Couple Told Not To Return To East Texas Restaurant

A restaurant owner in East Texas refuses to admit a gay couple back into his restaurant. He says they were being inappropriate. They claim otherwise.

05/29/2014

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates addresses military officers at the Naval Museum on March 21, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Russia. (credit: Charles Dharapak - Pool/Getty Images)

Gates Says He Would Have Allowed Gay Adults In Boy Scouts

The new president of the Irving-based Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Friday that he would have moved last year to allow openly gay adults in the organization β€” a step further than the Scouts ultimately took.

05/23/2014

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

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