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LGBT advocates to DART board: ‘You all should be ashamed’

A small crowd turned out Tuesday to protest DART’s delay in offering domestic partner benefits, but the two speakers were passionate enough to get the LGBT community’s outrage across.

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Tonight, Dallas will host its 1st-ever birthday celebration for one-time resident Harvey Milk

It’s Harvey Milk Day (he would have been 82 today), and if you haven’t already read our cover story on Milk’s time in Dallas, you should. We’ve also posted a preview of this weekend’s Harvey Milk Day Conference in Austin. … Continue reading

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GetEQUAL TX to host 3rd annual Harvey Milk Day Conference in Austin

DANIEL VILLARREAL  |  Contributing Writer AUSTIN — GetEQUAL Texas will host its third annual Harvey Milk Day Conference from May 24-27, an event dedicated to empowering citizens on how to “take bold action and demand full civil equality in their … Continue reading

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Planned protest to become a celebration

What was going to be a protest of the North Carolina vote against same-sex marriage has turned into a celebration after President Barack Obama came out in support of marriage equality today.

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LGBT activists plan rally tonight in Dallas in response to North Carolina marriage ban

In response to the passage of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in North Carolina, LGBT activists in Dallas plan a rally tonight on Cedar Springs Road.

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Rawlings gets 108 more calls on marriage pledge, which activist says will haunt Dallas mayor

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings’ office received 108 phone calls Friday from people urging him to sign a pledge in support of same-sex marriage.

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LGBT activists to flood Dallas mayor’s phone line with requests that he sign marriage pledge

Seven mayors from Texas are now among the more than 100 from across the country who’ve signed the group’s pledge.

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‘Sign the Pledge!’ rally set for Friday at City Hall; mayor to meet with LGBT leaders Saturday

Daniel Cates of GetEQUAL sends along word that a demonstration calling for Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to sign a pledge in support of same-sex marriage, originally scheduled for tonight at Kiest Park, has been moved to Friday night in front … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Rawlings won’t attend neighborhood meeting due to threat of LGBT protest

The fallout continues over Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings’ refusal to sign a pledge in support of same-sex marriage. Paula Blackmon, Rawlings’ chief of staff, confirmed today that the mayor may cancel a neighborhood meeting scheduled for Kiest Park on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Annise Parker now co-chair of “Mayors for the Freedom to Marry,” Austin’s Leffingwell joins

Houstini reported yesterday that Houston’s Mayor Annise Parker was scheduled to appear at the “Mayors for the Freedom to Marry” press conference in Washington D.C., and that she was the only Texas mayor to participate. This morning we found out … Continue reading

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