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AIDS housing funding survives challenge in Houston city council

The city funding for four Houston nonprofits providing housing to at-risk populations living with HIV/AIDS survived a challenge from city council member Helena Brown last Wednesday. Under consideration by the council were ordinances to dispense almost $2.5 million in federal … Continue reading

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Ellis County Observer publisher Joey Dauben finally gets a court-appointed attorney

Joey Dauben, the publisher of the now-defunct Ellis County Observer, finally got to see a court-appointed lawyer this week .

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Laster becomes first out gay man on Houston City Council

With 57% of precincts reporting Mike Laster is the presumptive victor in the Houston District J City Council race. Laster, an out gay candidate endorsed by the Victory Fund and the Houston GLBT Political Caucus, has a commanding lead with … Continue reading

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Investigation clears gay Fort Worth teacher

Kristopher Franks set to return to work Friday after 4-day leave stemming from allegations of improper behavior Tammye Nash  |  Senior Editor nash@dallasvoice.com FORT WORTH — Gay Western Hills High School teacher Kristopher Franks, put on paid administrative leave on … Continue reading

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Teacher accuses TC College of discrimination

Gill says English Department chair at Northeast Campus told her the state and the school ‘do not like homosexuals’ Jacqueline “Jackie” Gill TAMMYE NASH  |  Senior Editor nash@dallasvoice.com HURST — Jacqueline “Jackie” Gill filed suit Wednesday, Sept. 7, against a … Continue reading

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Woman pleads guilty in case of videotaped beating of trans woman at McDonald’s

Teona Brown, 19, has pled guilty Thursday, Aug. 4, to first degree assault charges and a hate crime charge in connection with the beating of transgender woman Chrissy Polis last April in Towson, Chrissy Polis Md. The attack was captured … Continue reading

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Pentagon Attorney: DADT Repeal is Possible

Jeh C. Johnson, the Defense Department’s general counsel and co-author of the Pentagon’s repeal study, says that despite pushback on repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” from some lawmakers and military leaders, history shows that “the predictions about what is … Continue reading

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Attorney General Rob McKenna promotes ballot rehab effort for anti-gay candidates

Washington State’s Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna likes to portray himself as a moderate, as noted recently.  That false image was shattered when he endorsed numerous virulently anti-gay candidates in the 2010 elections.   As if to reinforce the point … Continue reading

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Montana Attorney General Requests Dismissal of Gay Rights Lawsuit

Back in July I posted about a lawsuit brought by the ACLU and seven same-sex couples in Montana, seeking the same rights as heterosexual married couples in the state.  The state's attorney general today filed a motion for dismissal: "Spousal … Continue reading

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Gay Student Teacher Seth Stambaugh (And His Attorney) Will Sit Down With The Principal Who Kicked Him Out

Seth Stambaugh, the gay student teacher booted of a Portland, Oregon elementary school for revealing he's gay to his fourth graders, will meet with Sexton Mountain Elementary's Principal Don Martin in the coming days to discuss what went down. The … Continue reading

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