Author Archives: David Taffet

Dallas welcomes back hippos

Adhama loves vamping for the cameras. Boipelo is a little more shy. But the pair hit it off as soon as they met.

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Black Tie announces 2017 beneficiaries

A family organization, two crisis prevention lines and a youth agency are added to the mix   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Back Tie Dinner released its list of 2017 beneficiaries this week, and while one organization from last … Continue reading

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More to worry about than bathroom bills

The Texas Legislature considers allowing the religious ‘right’ to discriminate and whether to limit a city’s ability to write ordinances   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Equality Texas categorizes anti-LGBT legislation currently being debated in Austin into four categories … Continue reading

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What? The Texas legislature is giving a hearing to a NONdiscrimination bill?

Johnson will appear before the House Committee on Business and Industry discuss HB 225 to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression

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Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson to host annual conference: A World of Women for World Peace

Congresswoman Johnson will host her annual conference: A World of Women for World Peace to bring a greater visibility to women who are victims of war and aggression and women who promote peacemaking, peacekeeping and peace-building activities in their communities.

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Study finds LGBT youth and adults in Texas vulnerable to stigma and discrimination

Texas’s legal landscape and social climate contribute to an environment in which LGBT people are at risk of experiencing stigma and discrimination, according to a new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law.

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Mayor proclaims April 26 as LGBT Youth Homelessness Awareness Day

NOW, THEREFORE, I, MICHAEL S. RAWLINGS, mayor of the City of Dallas, and on behalf of the Dallas City Council, do hereby proclaim Wednesday April 26, as LGBT YOUTH HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS DAY

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Victory Fund endorses 2 local candidates

The Victory Fund, a Washington-based organization that provides campaign, fundraising and communications support to LGBTQ candidates to increase the number of openly LGBTQ elected officials, endorsed two local candidates — Omar Narvaez and Johnny Boucher.

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Black Tie Dinner reveals this year’s beneficiaries

Black Tie Dinner released its list of beneficiaries for the 2017 dinner that will be held on Nov. 11 at the Dallas Sheraton.

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Texas removes junk science from curriculum

For the first time in 30 years, the science curriculum in Texas contains no junk science, according to the National Center for Science Education.

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