Dallas

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.
Victim Number 13: Transgender Woman of Color Murdered in Dallas

Victim Number 13: Trans Woman of Color Murdered in Dallas

The body of Shade Schuler turned up weeks ago in Dallas, but her remains were difficult to identify.

Dallas Businesses Embrace LGBT-Welcoming Campaign

Dallas Businesses Embrace LGBT-Welcoming Campaign

Businesses are snapping up signs with an LGBT-friendly slogan, made available by a local gay group.

WATCH: The Lying Texans Who Say Marriage Equality Means Kindergarten Sodomy Lessons

No, Marriage Equality ≠ Mandatory Sodomy Lessons

With the advent of marriage equality, a newly formed right-wing group warns Texans their churches, schools, and businesses will be forced to accept and celebrate 'anal sex.'

Sadness Follows Murder of Man Motivated by Hate

Sadness Follows Murder of Man Motivated by Hate

A national group that works to combat violence is speaking out on this week's fatal beating of Ricky Griffin in Dallas.

Dallas Mayor Joins Marriage Equality Supporters

Dallas Mayor Joins Marriage Equality Supporters

Mike Rawlings, previously reluctant to join the fight, banded with mayors from cities large and small in filing a pro-equality brief with the Supreme Court.

Dallas Airport’s Antigay Attacker Fined Less Than $500

Dallas Airport’s Antigay Attacker Fined Less Than $500

The police have not pursued hate-crime charges in the incident, which involved antigay slurs and assault.

Dallas Strengthens LGBT Protections

Dallas Strengthens LGBT Protections

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

WATCH: Meet DirecTV's Gay NFL Fans

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

Michael Sam Joins Dallas Cowboys' Practice Team

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

Texas Supreme Court to Consider Gay Divorce

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

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