Human Rights Campaign

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Sheffie Kadane Opposes Dallas' Pro-LGBT Measure Because Gay Rights Should Apply to Everyone

    This afternoon, for the first time since a marriage equality resolution went down in flames almost a year ago, the Dallas City Council made its first official nod to LGBT equality in the form of a "comprehensive statement of support" passed by the Budget, Finance & Audit Committee. The measure now g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Ousted Dallas Voice Editor Launches Statewide LGBT News Site

    Former Editor John Wright didn't make the most gracious exit from the Dallas Voice, what with the charges that the LGBT weekly had become a spineless rag that was "fucking its employees" and that his former boss had a thing for Thai boys. Wright's dander has since settled. Plus, he can now channel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    Dallas Makes Strides On LGBT "Equality Index." It's Just Not Clear How.

    Update at 1:22 p.m.: John Wright reports that the Human Rights Campaign has lowered Dallas' score from 85 to 81 after realizing the city doesn't have an "equal benefits ordinance." We've included HRC's full explanation for Dallas increased score at the end of the post. Original post Good news every ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Dallas Activists Celebrate Gay Marriage Rulings

    There was going to be a rally last night one way or the other. Local activists had scheduled the Dallas Day of Decision Rally for 7 p.m. of whatever day the Supreme Court issued its ruling on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, and depending on how those decisions went the rally would eit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    ExxonMobil, the Leader in Backward LGBT Policies and Cultural Tone Deafness

    It's almost tradition by now. Every year at Exxon's annual shareholder's meeting, New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who oversees state employees' retirement dollars, introduces a resolution calling for the company to ban discrimination against gay and transgendered employees. And every year, it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Willie Nelson Turns 80: A Tribute and Playlist for a Texas Treasure

    Willie Nelson was born 80 years ago today in the small town of Abbot, Texas. This really should be a holiday. Nelson has been a Texas institution for over 50 years now. He's closely tied to our state's image -- his long career saw him start as a DJ in Houston, move to Nashville as a song writer, en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Supreme Court Needs Cake in the Break Room

    If you're a human with a computer or maybe just a smartphone or maybe just a head with a brain inside of it, you are likely privy to the Defense of Marriage Act and the Supreme Court hearings this week. Or maybe you changed your profile picture because UGH, SUPREME COURT. It started with this, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Rick Perry is Pretty Sure Lifting its Gay Ban Will Destroy Scouting

    The debate over whether Boy Scouts of America should allow gay members and volunteers will come to a head this week, as the organization's board of directors descends on Irving for its regular meeting. They will be greeted by a full-page Human Rights Campaign ad in the Dallas Morning New and a quar ... More >>

  • News

    May 31, 2012

    The Gay Selma

    Schools ignore gay bullying at their own peril

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2012

    Before Mayor Mike's Meeting With LGBT Leaders, A Rally Outside City Hall Last Night

    Mayor Mike Rawlings has a closed-door, no-press-allowed meeting this morning with 25 LGBT community leaders to discuss something that's become, say, a small issue for him in the last week: his refusal to sign the "Mayors For Freedom To Marry" Pledge. Earlier this week Rawlings also elected to back ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 10, 2008

    Dynamic Duo

    Ledoux and Pennigton unite at HCG

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2007

    You Know How I Know You're Gay? You Live in Dallas.

    Dallas, according to no less an authority than Time magazine, is "the lavender heart of Texas." Meaning: Yup, padnuh, we are gay. We're also Democrats; I know, same thing. How gay? This gay: If city councilman Ed Oakley defeats former Turner Construction CEO Tom Leppert, Dallas will become the first ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 20, 2003

    Bellsíll Be Ringing

    Dallas forms a special union

  • Culture

    June 13, 2002

    Get It Straight

    The road to Ellen was paved with the best of intentions

  • News

    May 3, 2001

    Get Used to It

    Councilman John Loza plans to fight for a city ordinance banning discrimination against gays

  • News

    July 20, 2000

    Mr. Fixit

    "Ex-gay" minister Randy Thomas prays to put gays and lesbians on the straight and narrow

  • News

    February 24, 2000

    Air homophobia

    A gay-bashing pilot prompts a change at Southwest Airlines

  • News

    April 30, 1998
  • News

    April 16, 1998

    Straighten up and fly right

    American Airlines refuses to let a threat from the religious right steer the company off its gay-friendly course

  • Calendar

    October 10, 1996
  • News

    July 25, 1996

    Black Tie winners

    The biggest gay fund raiser in Dallas is more popularity contest than charity