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Banks Appointed to Citizen Police Oversight Board

On Wednesday the Houston City Council confirmed Mayor Annise Parker’s appointment of Former Houston GLBT Political Caucus President Kris Banks to the Independent Police Oversight Board.  The Oversight Board provides a way for Houstonians to have input into allegations against … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Mike Rawlings and David Kunkle appear headed to runoff for Dallas mayor

With 426 of 555 precincts reporting at 9:25 p.m., it sure looks like former Pizza Hut CEO Mike Rawlings and former Police Chief David Kunkle are headed to a June runoff. Rawlings leads with 42 percent of the vote, and … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Rawlings continues to lead Dallas mayor’s race; Kunkle pulling away from Natinsky

With 202 of 555 precincts reporting, former Pizza Hut CEO Mike Rawlings continues to lead in the race for Dallas mayor. And it’s looking more and more like Rawlings will face former Police Chief David Kunkle in a runoff. Rawlings … Continue reading

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Local Briefs

CCGLA surveys candidates, sets meet-and-greet events As municipal elections approach, the Collin County Gay & Lesbian Alliance has sent an online survey to city council, school board and mayoral candidates in Allen, Frisco, Plano and McKinney, and “meet-and-greet” sessions for … Continue reading

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Meet David Kunkle at Stonewall Young Democrats — and enjoy 2 free UV Vodka cocktails!!!

David Kunkle Fresh off his endorsement for mayor from Stonewall Democrats of Dallas, former Police Chief David Kunkle is scheduled to appear tonight at the regular meeting of Dallas Stonewall Young Democrats. The Stonewall Democrats endorsement, of course, applies to … Continue reading

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More on Ron Natinsky and Stonewall Democrats

Ron Natinsky Mayoral candidate Ron Natinsky may have been eligible after all for an endorsement from Stonewall Democrats of Dallas, according to the group’s president. As we reported over the weekend, Natinsky abruptly pulled out of Stonewall’s candidate screening on … Continue reading

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Gay teen beat up at school; police say its not a hate crime

Rito Osorio, a 16-year-old at Silver Creek High School in Sellersburg, Ind., was beaten up by a classmate last week in a school bathroom as the attacker yelled anti-gay slurs at home. But Sellersburg police refuse to call the attack … Continue reading

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FW police chief enacts anti-bias policing policy

Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead LGBT leader praises Halstead’s initiative, says ties between city, LGBT community continue to strengthen TAMMYE NASH  |  Senior Editor nash@dallasvoice.com FORT WORTH —  Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead has implemented a new policy … Continue reading

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Hunt, Kunkle to visit LGBT groups next week

Former DPD Chief David Kunkle The Dallas LGBT community will have a chance to get up close and personal with one announced candidate for mayor — and another possible candidate for mayor — next week. Local activist Jesse Garcia sends … 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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