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4 Texans top Out Magazine’s Power 50 List

Out Magazine’s eighth annual Power 50 List released this week includes four Texans among the ranks.
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Trans teacher gets to keep job as substitute with Lumberton ISD

Laura Klug received news from the Lumberton Independent School District superintendent Friday morning that she’d be able to return to the district’s classrooms as a substitute.
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Dallas pension board butts heads with staff over equitable treatment

Board’s vice chair calls changes important, but attorney seems skeptical of every avenue to treat same-sex spouses equally   ANNA WAUGH  |  News Editor The board of trustees for the city’s Employees’ Retirement Fund explored several avenues this week for … Continue reading

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Police arrest 2 men in brutal murder of gay Dallas man

Kevin Moyer was killed near Beaumont while on business; authorities are still searching for third suspect, motive   ANNA WAUGH  |  News Editor Friends of Kevin Moyer will remember his gentle, kind and calming presence and how his friendship forever … Continue reading

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Shared housing project aims to curb trans homelessness

New Trans Pride Initiative program allows people to host or room with others who don’t have a place to live   ANNA WAUGH  |  News Editor After years of harassment and death threats for living as a transgender woman in … Continue reading

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Lumberton ISD suspends trans teacher after parents complain her gender identity is a ‘distraction’

A substitute teacher was told this week she shouldn’t return to the fifth grade class she was teaching in after parents complained about her being transgender. Continue reading

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Employees’ Retirement Fund board takes up city of Dallas pensions

The board of trustees for the city’s Employees’ Retirement Fund brainstormed ideas Tuesday morning about the best approach to make the pension plan equal for LGBT retirees. Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Jillian Michaels maximizes time in Dallas with tour visit

Jillian Michaels, out trainer on The Biggest Loser, brought her “Maximize Your Life” tour to Dallas this weekend. As expected, she was spunky, uplifting and demanding all at once, dishing out some tough love in the areas of eating, workout and life habits. Continue reading

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Food server sues Houston Rockets, company for anti-gay discrimination

Federal lawsuit seeks $150K in damages after Brooklyn worker complained of homophobic taunts, was placed on unpaid leave   ANNA WAUGH  |  News Editor HOUSTON — Players of the Houston Rockets came under fire this week when a federal lawsuit … Continue reading

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BSA affirms ban on gay leaders, removes Seattle Scoutmaster

In 1st removal since the National Council voted to allow gay Scouts, advocates expect similar stories to change adult ban in 5 years   ANNA WAUGH  |  News Editor IRVING — The Boy Scouts of America has reaffirmed the organization’s … Continue reading

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