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Gay FWISD Trustee Carlos Vasquez responds to DV story, attacks Burns

Openly gay Fort Worth school board member Carlos Vasquez faces opposition within the LGBT community in his bid for re-election to the District 1 seat 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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Investigation into allegations against FWISD teacher expected to conclude today or Thursday

Fort Worth Independent School District Board of Trustees member Dr. Carlos Vasquez (top right) told Dallas Voice in a phone call this afternoon that he’s been told by administrators that an investigation into allegations against Western Hills High School teacher … Continue reading

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Gay FW school board member Carlos Vasquez to challenge Rep. Lon Burnam in 2012 primary

Carlos Vasquez, the openly gay Fort Worth school board member whom we profiled in a cover story last month, announced today on Facebook he plans to challenge State Rep. Lon Burnam, D-Fort Worth, in next year’s Democratic Primary. Burnam is … Continue reading

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COVER STORY: Odd man OUT

PIONEERING PAIR | Carlos Vasquez became only the second openly gay elected official in Tarrant County history when he joined the Fort Worth school board in 2008. Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns was the first. (Andrea Grimes/Dallas Voice) Carlos Vasquez, … Continue reading

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Fort Worth school board adds gender identity and expression to anti-harassment policy

Carlos Vasquez The Fort Worth school board passed a new student conduct policy Tuesday that includes gender identity/expression in anti-retaliation, nondiscrimination and anti-harassment language. Sexual orientation was already protected. Gender identity/expression had previously been included in FWISD policies for faculty … Continue reading

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