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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

The Texas Democratic Party released this image via Twitter of what they say is  "the first legally married gay couple in Texas" (Image via @TXDemParty)

Gay Couple Marries In TX After License Issued Despite Ban

Two Austin women were married this morning after a Travis County judge ordered the county clerk to issue a marriage license.

02/19/2015

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Coalition Opposes Plano’s Equal Right Ordinance

Plano passed the Equal Rights Ordinance earlier this month. Now a coalition has formed in opposition.

CBS 11–12/23/2014

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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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Web Filter Lifts Block On Gay Rights Sites

A popular online safe-search filter is ending its practice of blocking links to mainstream gay and lesbian advocacy groups for users hoping to avoid obscene sites.

09/16/2014

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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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WNBA To Market To LGBT Community

The WNBA is launching a campaign to market specifically to the LGBT community, a move that makes it the first pro league to specifically recruit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered fans to its games.

05/21/2014

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City Of Dallas Passes LGBT Equality Resolution

The city of Dallas has passed a resolution, enforcing equality for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender employees, residents, and visitors.

03/05/2014

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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

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City Of Dallas Mulls Same-Sex Marriage Questions

City staff clearly thinks same-sex marriage is coming in spite of a state constitutional amendment prohibiting it. Still, it was discussed as if it is the wave of the future before the Budget, Finance and Audit Committee..

12/02/2013

Actor Chris Colfer plays gay character Kurt Hummel in television’s smash hit “Glee,” and Colfer himself is also openly gay. Colfer told “Access Hollywood” that he was often bullied in school, and hopes that “Glee” can help prevent more bullying from tormenting kids. (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

GLAAD Says Movies Trail TV In LGBT Roles

We may be seeing more prominent gay and lesbian characters on TV shows, but the movie industry lags well behind the small screen, an advocacy group reports.

08/21/2013

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