Author: texasman

Ft. Worth City Council Passes Inclusive Non-Discrimination Policy

The Fort Worth City Council listened to several hours of comment on the recommendation of the Diversity Council to add transgender language to the city’s non-discrimination policy.

The GLBT community was present with well over a hundred representatives. Many spoke in support of the new change in law, including transgender people, parents of transgender people, gays, lesbians, and even straight allies.

In opposition were several people from the community including several lawyers, conservatives, and Christians. While most contended that they were not hateful of gay people they feared the new ordinance, it’s language, and its affect on the youth of the community.


November 11, 2009 0

Hearing Tomorrow in Ft. Worth on LGBT Inclusive City Policies to Spark “Christian” Protests

Tuesday evening in Fort Worth, Texas may prove to be a night of fireworks for gay rights in the state. Recent events in Texas have brought the need for gay rights legislation on a local, state and national level to the forefront.

In the last year, events in San Antonio, Dallas, El Paso, and Fort Worth have each reminded the GLBT community of the pain and suffering that goes along with being gay in the twenty-first century.


November 9, 2009 0

What Happens in Ft. Worth Isn’t Staying There.

As a witness to the events following the Rainbow Lounge Raid, I have wondered what happened. My father worked in the police force for much of my life, and so I had that perspective as well as the perspective of a gay man. Several scenarios played out in my mind. I wanted my first contribution, to the conversation here, to be an exploration of some of those scenarios.


July 6, 2009 4