Tag: gender expression

SMU adds transgender protections

Southern Methodist University issued a new statement if nondiscrimination. It reads: SMU will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.

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FFW to FWISD: Walk the walk

Advocacy group says school officials need to implement training, enforcement processes   Tammye Nash  |  Senior Editor nash@dallasvoice.com FORT WORTH — Representatives of Fairness Fort Worth are set to meet next Tuesday,...

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DISD to quietly add trans protections Thursday

The latest DISD policy changes haven’t generated the media hype that an anti-bullying policy did last fall, when news crews surrounded Resource Center Dallas’ Rafael McDonnell outside a board meeting. A few weeks ago...

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TCC adds gays to nondiscrimination policy

MAKING STRIDES | Tom Anable, left, pictured here with Todd Camp, says that the lack of controversy surrounding the TCC board’s unanimous vote on adding sexual orientation to its employee nondiscrimination policy shows how...

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Burns, Hicks unopposed in FW council races

Fort Worth City Councilmembers Joel Burns and Kathleen Hicks are unopposed in their 2011 re-election bids. Yesterday (Monday, March 14) was the filing deadline for area municipal elections, and it’s official: Fort...

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FW police chief enacts anti-bias policing policy

Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead LGBT leader praises Halstead’s initiative, says ties between city, LGBT community continue to strengthen TAMMYE NASH  |  Senior Editor nash@dallasvoice.com FORT WORTH —  Fort Worth Police...

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Transgender ban remains in place in U.S. military

WILL IT HAPPEN? | Trans veteran Maeve O’Connor of Dallas, left, thinks that lifting the ban on open military service by transgender people will be tricky, but it is doable. But Mickie Garrison, left, another local trans veteran,...

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Villarreal files Texas ENDA bill

State Rep. Mike Villarreal Texas state Rep. Mike Villarreal, a Democrat from San Antonio, today announced that he has filed HB 665, which would prevent employment discrimination in Texas based on sexual orientation, gender...

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FWISD adds LGBTs to policy

Tom Anable Change includes bullying in anti-harassment rules, specifically lists gender identity, expression in protected classes TAMMYE NASH  |  Senior Editor nash@dallasvoice.com The board of the Fort Worth Independent School...

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FWISD to update bullying policy

Director of counseling says officials did not realize sexual orientation didn’t include gender identity, expression, and applauds new bullying awareness campaign Tammye Nash  |  Senior Report nash@dallasvoice.com FORT WORTH —...

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DART board approves trans protections

Advocates pledge to keep working with board to improve wording in non-discrimination policy John Wright  |  Online Editor wright@dallasvoice.com STANDING UP FOR EQUALITY | Spectators give the DART board a standing ovation on...

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DART committee to vote on trans protections

A Dallas Area Rapid Transit committee is expected to vote Tuesday on a proposal to add gender identity to the agency’s employment nondiscrimination policy. The proposed policy change came about as a result of DART’s...

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Clueless

OH! MY! GOD! Members of the LGBT community left a DART committee meeting with their mouths open. Stunned. Tisha McDaniel said it best. “Huh?” she said outside the committee room. First, the good news. On May 11, the...

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