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Top 10: Suicides led to anti-bullying law

No. 4 In the fall of 2010, a number of high-profile suicides brought attention to the problem of bullying in schools. This year, the LGBT community worked to change laws and save lives. After helping to push through policies in … Continue reading

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COVER STORY: The aftermath of tragedy

STANDING UP TO BULLIES | David and Amy Truong address members of the LGBT community who came from around Texas to lobby for anti-bullying laws on March 7. (David Taffet/Dallas Voice) Amy and David Truong honor the memory of their … Continue reading

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Anti-bullying bill to be heard by Senate panel

Sen. Wendy Davis The Senate Educate Committee will hold hearings on Tuesday, March 22 at 8:30 a.m. on several anti-bullying bills, including a measure authored by Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, that’s backed by Equality Texas. Davis’ bill is the … Continue reading

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Coleman introduces ‘Asher’s Law’

Asher Brown, left, and Rep. Garnet Coleman Today as LGBT citizens from around the state converged on Austin to lobby lawmakers on LGBT issues, state Rep. Garnet Coleman, a Democrat from Houston, introduced “Asher’s Law,” a bill that would “help … Continue reading

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Equality Texas sets LGBT lobby day for March 7

Equality Texas hoping for more than 400 to participate in lobbying effort; Stonewall Democrats, TENT planning weekend gatherings DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Equality Texas is calling on the LGBT community and its allies to converge on Austin on … Continue reading

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Asher Brown’s suicide inspires ‘Bring Your Gay Teen to Church’ event in Houston

LGBT-affirming churches in the Houston area are participating in “Bring Your Gay Teen to Church” on Sunday, which aims to counter negative messages gay youth often receive from religion. The Houston Chronicle reports: “We think it’s important for families to … Continue reading

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Garnet Coleman files suicide prevention bill that would ban anti-LGBT bullying, discrimination

Rep. Garnet Coleman State Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, has filed a bill that he says is designed to prevent future tragedies like the suicide of Asher Brown, a gay 13-year-old who took his own life last year in response to … Continue reading

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Project one-gay

Dallas hairstylist and fashionista Gregg Asher has an unforgettable look. But he’s turning his eye on the rest of Dallas with a new fashion blog STEVEN LINDSEY  | Contributing Writer stevencraiglindsey@me.com FASHION FORWARD  | If you had Gregg Asher’s closet, you … Continue reading

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H4PJ calls on Dallas City Council to support LGBT-inclusive bullying policy for DISD

The Rev. Michael Piazza, executive director of Hope for Peace and Justice, is slated to address the Dallas City Council this morning and ask the council to pass a resolution encouraging the Dallas Independent School District “to do everything in … Continue reading

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WATCH: Rally, vigil for Asher Brown

A rally and vigil were held Tuesday in honor of 13-year-old gay suicide victim Asher Brown outside the middle school he attended near Houston. From organizer Barry Ouellette of the Foundation for Family and Marriage Equality: “It was a great … Continue reading

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