News from within the borders of Dallas in Texas and the fight for equality there. Past and present challenges in Dallas include hate crimes law, transgender rights, adoption, and other rights denied to same-sex couples. The state of Texas has been a national battleground in the struggle for LGBT equality, including the case Lawrence v. Texas, a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down sodomy laws. The city is also the focus of the Dallas Buyers Club, a film starring Matthew McConaughey about the real-life story of an HIV drug smuggling ring in Texas.
Dallas Strengthens LGBT Protections
November 05 2014 4:25 PM ET

Dallas Strengthens LGBT Protections

Sunnivie Brydum

It wasn't all bad news for LGBT Texans Tuesday night — residents of Dallas will now be protected by a more robust nondiscrimination ordinance.

WATCH: DirecTV's Ad Features Gay NFL Fans
September 06 2014 12:43 PM ET

WATCH: Meet DirecTV's Gay NFL Fans

Sunnivie Brydum

When the NFL's regular season kicked off on Thursday, it was a little more openly gay than ever before — but not because of Michael Sam.

Report: Michael Sam Joining Dallas Cowboys' Practice Team
September 03 2014 11:01 AM ET

Michael Sam Joins Dallas Cowboys' Practice Team

Michelle Garcia

Sam reported to Texas on Wednesday, where the Cowboys have confirmed they will sign him to a practice team.

Texas Supreme Court to Consider Gay Divorce
August 26 2013 2:17 PM ET

Texas Supreme Court to Consider Gay Divorce

Sunnivie Brydum

The state's highest court is also expected to examine whether Texas's constitutional amendment prohibiting marriage equality violates the U.S. Constitution.