Paul Scott is stepping down as executive director of Equality Texas to become executive director of AIDS Services of Austin. Scott previously served as executive director of Resource Center Dallas before joining Equality Texas four years ago. During his tenure, the statewide LGBT advocacy group essentially put a stop to years of anti-gay legislation in Texas, and in the 2009 session, there were 17 pro-equality bills. Scott will be leaving at the end of February, and Equality Texas is conducting a nationwide search for his replacement. We’ll undoubtedly have more on Scott’s departure in a future issue of Dallas Voice, but for now, read this morning’s press release after the jump.