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Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez signs letter supporting same-sex marriage
Dallas Observer, September 22, 2014
Last week, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals received a letter signed by more than 50 Texas law enforcement officials who support same-sex marriage, according to the Texas Tribune. Among them was Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, the county's first Hispanic, first female and first lesbian sheriff.

Dallas’ annual gay pride parade draws thousands
Dallas Morning News, September 22, 2014
Despite the heat and blazing sun, several thousand people gathered on sidewalks and building stoops for the 31st Alan Ross Freedom Parade and a festival at Lee Park to show support and celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Texas hotels refuse to host anti-gay Ugandan President
PinkNews.co.uk, September 19, 2014
A number of Texas hotels have turned away Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, over planned protests of his country’s poor gay rights record.

Employers support same-sex marriage for Texas, other southern states
BusinessInsurance.com, September 18, 2014
A group of national and regional employers has urged a judicial panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to uphold same-sex couples' right to legally marry in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Law enforcement groups come out for gay marriage in Texas
Texas Tribune, September 17, 2014
Two prominent county sheriffs and a group of law enforcement officers filed a brief in federal court Tuesday in support of gay marriage, saying the state has failed to give gay and lesbian first responders “the equal dignity and respect they deserve.”

Gay couples: There is no conceivable basis for Texas to ban gay marriage
PinkNews.co.uk, September 10, 2014
Gay couples from the US state of Texas has argued that the state has “no basis” for arguing to keep its same-sex marriage ban.

Austin gay and lesbian film fest opens with Matthew Shepard documentary
Austin.CultureMap.com, September 8, 2014
Perhaps the most striking thing about Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine is the biography is told not through the eyes of his family, nor the police, but by his friends.

Houston expo caters to same-sex couples
Houston Chronicle, September 7, 2014
he Houston LGBT Wedding Expo at the Galleria-area JW Marriott, which was hosted by the North Carolina-based Rainbow Wedding Network, showcased venues and companies marketing to the growing number of same-sex couples.

Michael Sam joining Dallas Cowboys' practice team
Advocate.com, September 3, 2014
While Michael Sam will not be playing for the St. Louis Rams’ 53-man roster nor the team’s practice squad, he will have a home this season in Arlington, Texas, SportsCenter reports.

Austin considering "gender free" restrooms
Burnt Orange Report, August 21, 2014
On August 28th the Austin City Council will consider a resolution to make all single occupancy restrooms "gender free." In practice this means goodbye to the traditional gender binary signage on restrooms intended for individuals -- no changes will be made for restrooms with multiple stalls.

Anti-gay Governor Perry appears in court for mugshot over abuse of power charge
PinkNews.co.uk, August 20, 2014
Notoriously anti-gay Texas governor Rick Perry had his mugshot taken in an Austin courthouse yesterday, after being indicted on an abuse of power charge.

AT&T donates 75K to anti-gay Abbott campaign for Texas governor
Daily Kos, August 18, 2014
The gay community has a large number of corporate supporters including AT&T. The corporate giant has received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign list of corporate supporters in every year since 2004. But, that doesn't mean that they always support the candidates that are friendliest to us.

Legal challenge to Houston equal rights law gets January court date
PinkNews.co.uk, August 18, 2014
A court challenge to Houston’s equal rights ordinance will be heard in January.

Ex-wife of anti-gay Texas Values leader left him for a woman
PinkNews.co.uk, August 13, 2014
Only a few months before Jonathan Saenz became president of the anti-gay group Texas Values, his wife left him for a woman.

QueerBomb Dallas' radical vision for a better queer community
Dallas Observer, August 12, 2014
As Texas cities go, ours is relatively gay-friendly. Dallas is one of only five cities in the state to have anti-discrimination ordinances in place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, and Mayor Mike Rawlings has openly endorsed same-sex marriage.

Texas lawmakers: Marriage equality could lead to polygamy, incest
Advocate.com, August 7, 2014
Sixty-three Texas state legislators have signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief urging a federal appeals court to uphold the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, and saying that legalizing such unions could open the door to polygamous and incestuous marriages.

Foes to take Houston to court over equal rights ordinance
Houston Chronicle, August 5, 2014
Accusing the Parker administration of not respecting the rights of voters, opponents of Houston's new nondiscrimination ordinance pledged Monday to move their fight from the streets to the courts after the mayor and city attorney announced that foes had failed to gather enough valid signatures to force a repeal referendum on the November ballot.

Texas gay marriage appeal banks on widely rejected argument
Express-News.com, July 31, 2014
Attorney General Greg Abbott is defending the state's same-sex marriage ban using a widely rejected “responsible procreation” argument, bolstering gay rights advocates' hopes and raising questions about his chances of success.

Potty politics divides Houston as rights law faces repeal
Bloomberg.com, July 31, 2014
As the openly gay mayor of the fourth-biggest U.S. city, Annise Parker has been defending Houston’s equal-rights law against those who say it will let men in dresses invade women’s restrooms.

AG Abbot files brief supporting same-sex marriage ban
Texas Tribune, July 29, 2014
Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office filed a brief on Monday arguing that Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage is constitutionally sound and a matter for voters, not courts, to decide.

Openly gay Fort Worth officer hopes to attract diverse recruits
WFAA.com, July 23, 2014
Chris Gorrie is one of very few LGBT officers who is open about the subject. But he says his eight years on the force has taught him that colleagues don't care.