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San Antonio Approves LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections

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Thursday, San Antonio city council approved an ordinance that adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s current non-discrimination policy.  The policy applies in cases of city employment, contracting, housing and public accommodations. The controversial ordinance passed with an 8-3 vote. Council members Elisa Chan, Carlton Soules, and Ivy Taylor voting against the measure.
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Texas Guard Denies Same-Sex Spouses Benefits

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Tuesday, a Department of Defense policy change went into effect, giving the spouses of LGBT military service members a range of federal benefits. The DoD announced the policy change last month. It is meant to apply to all same-sex spouses of service members in all branches of the military.
…But the Texas Military Forces (TXMF) said it won’t honor the policy change at its… Read the rest


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WATCH: Matthew McConaughey Shines in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Trailer

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Everyone watched in wonder as Matthew McConaughey went from this…
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…to this.
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Now, you can finally see a little bit of what that was all about. Texas-native McConaughey lost nearly 50 lbs for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club,” due out Dec 6. McConaughey plays Ron Woodroof, a Texas electrician who is diagnosed HIV-positive in 1986. It takes place in Dallas.… Read the rest


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WATCH: Matthew McConaughey Shines in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Trailer

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Everyone watched in wonder as Matthew McConaughey went from this…
via eonline.com
…to this.
via eonline.com
Now, you can finally see a little bit of what that was all about. Texas-native McConaughey lost nearly 50 lbs for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club,” due out Dec 6. McConaughey plays Ron Woodroof, a Texas electrician who is diagnosed HIV-positive in 1986. It takes place in Dallas.… Read the rest


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4 Openly LGBT Texas Politicians Who Want Your Vote

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The first openly-gay politician elected to the Texas House of Representatives is Austin Democrat Glen Maxey. He left in 2003, and it wasn’t until 2012 that another openly LGBT politician won an election, Rep Mary Gonzalez (D-San Antonio).
Now, at least four openly LGBT politicians are campaigning for a seat at the table.

Mary Gonzalez, who identifies as pan-sexual, just launched her re-election campaign. She… Read the rest


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Equality Texas to Stoli: Keep your Donations

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Stolichnaya Vodka has had a rough go of it in past few weeks. Gay bars across the country, including several in Dallas, are boycotting the product, in an effort to draw attention to Russia’s recent terrible treatment of the LGBT community.
In an effort to mend some of those relationships, GayCities sent out a press release:
“In lieu of the national Stoli boycott… Read the rest


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No Social Security Benefits for Legally-Married LGBT Texans

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As previously noted, when the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, no one really knew for sure what it meant for gay Texans. Most expect that the decision in United States v Windsor will allow some gay couples new federal benefits. Specifically, those who legally married in a state that allows same-sex marriage and moved to Texas.
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Playing Politics with Gay Marriage in Texas

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Another Texas politician is using his opposition to gay marriage in his effort to attract voters. Dan Branch is running to replace Greg Abbott for Attorney General. Greg Abbott, who is historically anti-gay, is running to fill anti-gay Governor Rick Perry’s soon-to-be-vacated spot.
Tuesday, Dan Branch filed a legal brief with the Texas Supreme Court opposing a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the state’s gay… Read the rest


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83 Members of Congress Demand LGBTs be Ensured Safety at Sochi Winter Olympics

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Monday, 83 members of Congress sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State, Senator John Kerry, asking what measures the U.S. will take to ensure the safety of LGBT people during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The letter comes in response to the recent anti-gay legislation, and resulting arrests, in Russia.
Some are calling for a boycott of the games, after Russian Sports… Read the rest


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Tennis Great Martina Navratilova Among LGBT Hall of Fame Inductees

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Martina Navratilova — a former resident of Dallas and Fort Worth — is among the first inductees into the National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame. Also honored on Friday evening in Chicago: Tennis star Billie Jean King, Olympic Diver Greg Louganis, former MLB umpire Dave Pallone, and NBA player Jason Collins. Altogether, 21 people,three organizations, one sports team, and one corporation… Read the rest


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