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Dallas adds trans benefits

  DAVID TAFFET  | Senior Staff Writer The city of Dallas has added gender transition, including gender reassignment surgery, to its health insurance coverage for its employees. The new benefit will pay up to a $75,000 lifetime maximum benefits. Hormonal … Continue reading

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A&M elects gay student body president

Texas A&M elected its first gay student body president after the original winner was disqualified.

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Roy Williams has died

Roy Williams, 74, one of two men who sued the city of Dallas for the make up of its city council, has died.

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25th anniversary of AIDS memorial marked

Community members gathered in Lee Park on March 18 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the AIDS Memorial that Alan Ross worked years to get approved.

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T-Mobile and Dallas blaming each other in 911 mess

The 911 system is still not operating the way it should be.

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Showing respect for the dead, even when the family doesn’t

As possibly the only transgender funeral director in the area, Scottlynd Cosgrove  would like others in his field to learn what’s appropriate when dealing with a trans body   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer As far as Scottlynd Cosgrove … Continue reading

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Sean Baugh: Servant leader

His humble approach to leadership is what attracts people to the chorale’s talented conductor   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Turtle Creek Chorale Artistic Director Sean Baugh isn’t the larger-than-life figure one of his predecessors was. Those who work … Continue reading

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Gender clinic opens in Austin

THA puts together services and offers them at no charge DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Texas Health Action, an Austin non-profit that promotes sexual wellness, opened its doors to its gender clinic a little more than a week ago … Continue reading

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Easter in the Park celebrates its 50th year

The Pooch Parade is always one of the most popular parts of the Easter in the Park celebration. (Photo by Chuck Marcelo) DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Easter in the Park, which first took place at Lee Park in … Continue reading

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Lee Park AIDS Memorial turns 25

Alan Ross fought the city for years for a permanent remembrance in Lee Park   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Friends will gather in Lee Park on March 18 at 11 a.m. to mark the 25th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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