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Transgender news briefs

Trans woman murdered in Baltimore Baltimore City Police announced July 16 that they are investigating the murder of trans woman Mia Henderson, sister of NBA player Reggie Bullock. Henderson, 26, is at least the second trans woman killed in Baltimore … Continue reading

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Anti-gay factions challenge Houston equal rights ordinance

Opponents of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance turned in 50,000 signatures to get the issue on the November ballot. Only 17, 269 are needed. The city secretary’s office has 30 days to validate the signatures. Continue reading

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In a surprise move, Exxon shareholders vote down nondiscrimination for a 15th time

For the first time in years, I missed the ExxonMobil shareholders meeting, so I didn’t get to learn about the latest in underwater drilling technology, how hydraulic fracturing is environmentally sound, what the company is doing about global climate change or how they hate gay people. Continue reading

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Houston pastor pleas for right to discriminate … against Jews

Pastor Becky Riggle of Grace Community Church in Houston stood before Houston City Council to give her opinion on HERO, the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. Continue reading

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Nondiscrimination ordinance passes in Mississippi city

“As an elected official, we should not and must not discriminate against anyone,” said Joey Boudin before voting for a nondiscrimination resolution that passed unanimously. Continue reading

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American Humanist Association represents Birdville student

Isaiah Smith was suspended after he ripped pages out of his Bible. Smith said the incident began when he was taunted and told he couldn’t be gay and Christian. Continue reading

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LGBT residents address Garland City Council on DART, nondiscrimination

Following the walkout by Garland DART board representative Michael Cheney before a vote on healthcare benefits for same-sex partners at the transit agency, LGBT Garland residents and other area activists attended a Garland city council meeting last night. Continue reading

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AG Greg Abbott to challenge San Antonio nondiscrimination ordinance

Attorney General Greg Abbott told a San Antonio radio station he plans to file a federal lawsuit against the newly passed San Antonio nondiscrimination ordinance. Abbott announced last month he is running for governor. Continue reading

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Dallas United Way chapter gives Boy Scouts Circle Ten Council $350K

The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has once again allotted grant money to the Dallas-based Circle Ten Council. Continue reading

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SMU adds transgender protections

Southern Methodist University issued a new statement if nondiscrimination. It reads: SMU will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Continue reading

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