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Transgender activist to speak at Democratic National Convention

  Sarah McBride scheduled to deliver historic speech on Thursday   MICHAEL K. LAVERS | Washington Blade Courtesy National Gay Media Association   PHILADELPHIA — Sarah McBride this week will become the first openly transgender person to speak at a … Continue reading

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Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker named co-chair of DNC’s LGBT Advisory Board

Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker and HIV/AIDS and LGBT activist the Rev. José M. Román will co-chair the party’s new LGBT Advisory Board.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders announces 2016 presidential campaign

The Independent from Vermont plans to run on a progressive platform. While LGBT issues were not mentioned, Sanders has long been a LGBT ally.

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Rep. Louie Gohmert loses bid for House Speaker

On Sunday (Jan. 4), Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, announced his intention to challenge Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, for House Speaker.

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Tarrant for Hillary hosts Ready for Hillary bus and rally

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Tarrant for Hillary, a group of Tarrant County residents urging former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, hosted the touring national Ready for Hillary bus in Fort Worth.

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Know your rights; make your vote count

By Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Special Contributor   Unlike any other time in American history, it is important for all eligible citizens to exercise their right to vote on Nov. 4. Recently, there has been significant dialogue regarding which party … Continue reading

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Only seven Texans receive perfect score in HRC Congressional scorecard

The Human Rights Campaign today, Oct. 9 released its Congressional Scorecard measuring support for LGBT equality in the 113th Congress. Only seven of Texas’ 38-member delegation received perfect scores, even as results show record gains in support for LGBT equality. Members … Continue reading

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Wendy Davis works the phones, rallies supporters

LGBT activist Patti Fink was among the Dallas area Democrats who turned out Monday night for a rally for Wendy Davis and a phone bank for the Democratic slate of candidates. She graciously shared some of her photos with Dallas … Continue reading

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Bipartisan bill would protect global LGBT rights

A bill recently introduced by a bipartisan group of representatives in Congress would protect and advance the global rights of LGBT people if passed. Reps. John F. Tierney, D-M.A., Chris Gibson, R-N.Y., and Richard, R-N.Y., introduced the International Human Rights … Continue reading

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Wendy Davis applauds passage of HERO

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis a statement about passage of Houston’s equal rights ordinance on Wednesday that bans discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity

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