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.

Police are criticized for their response to a dozen assaults in the city's most prominent gay area.

November 24 2015 2:23 PM

A man who'd just finished his bartending shift sustained a skull fracture, in another attack in a spate occurring in the Oak Lawn neighborhood.

November 20 2015 3:24 PM

The Texas Republican Party should 'send a loud and clear message to the radical left' by moving its convention from Dallas, says a leader of the campaign to repeal Houston's nondiscrimination law.

November 13 2015 5:05 PM

One survivor launches a support group, while area businesses add lights, cameras.

November 13 2015 2:21 PM

The group of transphobic activists who defeated the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance have turned their attention to recently affirmed LGBT protections in Dallas. 

November 12 2015 5:55 PM

The Dallas city council just voted unanimously to do what Houston voters refused to: bolster nondiscrimination protections for transgender people.

November 10 2015 6:24 PM

Eleven gay men in Dallas have been the victims of attacks and robberies in three months.

November 03 2015 4:20 PM

With eight attacks in six weeks, locals want action.

October 23 2015 4:14 PM

A protest organized on Facebook drew about 100 people to show solidarity with LGBT residents of the Big D.

October 12 2015 4:27 PM