Tag: transgender rights

Top 10: County, DISD, FWISD added trans protections

No. 6 Although transgender rights continue to be the last frontier in the ongoing battle for LGBT equality, the trans community made significant progress in North Texas in 2011. The all-too-familiar scenario of transgender being...

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FAMILY LIFE: What’s in a name (change)?

DRACONIS VON TRAPP | Intern intern@dallasvoice.com When two people enter into a legal Texas marriage, the paperwork gives them the option to change their last name. But in Texas, even the most devoted same-sex couples don’t get...

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Nikki Araguz faces theft charge

Nikki Araguz Nikki Araguz, the transsexual widow from Wharton who’s fighting to receive death benefits from her late husband, faces a felony theft charge for allegedly stealing a Rolex watch valued at $2,850 in February....

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Wharton judge rules against Nikki Araguz

Nikki Araguz We’re a few hours late to this because I just emerged from the basement of the Interfaith Peace Chapel at the Cathedral of Hope, where about 50 people rode out a possible tornado immediately after Dallas...

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Judge to rule in Nikki Araguz case next week

Nikki Araguz We just received an update from Meghan Stabler, a board member for the Human Rights Campaign who’s been down in Wharton monitoring the proceedings in the Nikki Araguz case. Araguz, of course, is the...

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More companies covering transgender surgery

List expected to grow as HRC adds benefit to Corporate Equality Index LISA LEFF | Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — When Gina Duncan decided to undergo the medical treatment that would make her a woman, she had plenty to fear....

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Honoring our saints on All Hallows Eve

People like Bill Nelson, John Thomas, Bill Hunt and others are no longer with us now, and although we have a long way to go to gain full equality, it was their courage and daring that won the freedoms we already have today...

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