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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 . Continue reading

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FFW, Fort Worth HRC win IAOHRA President’s Award

Anable, Tucker say honor is recognition of Fort Worth’s ongoing efforts to improve city’s position, policies on human rights issues Tammye Nash  |  Senior Editor nash@dallasvoice.com AUSTIN — The International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies this week presented its … Continue reading

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N.Y. Republican on gay marriage: ‘F**k it. I’m trying to do the right thing’

As we reported here on Instant Tea, the New York Senate appears to be just one vote shy of the majority needed to pass a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in that state. And one reason marriage supporters are so close … Continue reading

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Fort Worth City Council approves settlement with Rainbow Lounge patrons Gibson, Armstrong

Tom Anable The Fort Worth City Council voted without discussion this morning to award a settlement of $400,000 to Chad Gibson, the Rainbow Lounge patron who was injured during the Police Department’s raid of the gay bar in 2009. Also … Continue reading

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Fort Worth Police Department bans ‘bias-based policing’ against LGBT people, other groups

Chief Jeffrey Halstead The Fort Worth Police Department has a new policy prohibiting “bias-based policing” — including bias against LGBT people — and officers who violate the policy are likely to be fired, according to FWPD officials who spoke to … Continue reading

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Franko running in District 14

4 candidates have started campaigns in Oak Lawn district; still no definite word from Hunt on mayoral candidacy TAMMYE NASH  |  Senior Editor nash@dallasvoice.com Vernon C. Franko is one of four candidates who have already appointed campaign treasurers to run … Continue reading

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Giffords celebrated DADT repeal with photo of Arizona sunset, attended signing ceremony

Arizona Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot today, is a member of the House LGBT Equality Caucus. Steve Rothhaus at The Miami Herald reports that Giffords said the following after first being elected to Congress in 2006: “I have … Continue reading

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Forget late fees: It’s basic fairness leading Minnesotans to return hostile DVDs

You know those anti-gay DVDs that Minnesota’s Catholic church sent to locals? Yea, well — thousands of folks are regifting them this holiday season: ST. PAUL, Minn. – Catholic anti-gay marriage DVD protesters are delivering more than 3,000 DVDs to … Continue reading

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In defense of Fort Worth’s response to the Rainbow Lounge raid

Jon Nelson By Jon Nelson  |  Fairness Fort Worth I read with interest the Rev. Stephen Sprinkle’s commentary contrasting the Atlanta outcome with Fort Worth’s after raids at gay bars in each city. He concludes that “Factors contributing to the … Continue reading

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