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Human Rights Commission Takes on Trump
Commission signs a resolution reaffirming city's commitment to "inclusion, equity, and freedom for all"
"...marked by misogyny, racism, and xenophobia encouraged the city's Human Rights Commission to pass a resolution reaffirming Austin's commitment..."

Dec. 16, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Human Rights Are Indivisible
International Human Rights Day activities in Austin strung together workers' rights, social services, and Texas' awful death penalty.
"...Austin's celebration last week of International Human Rights Day, Dec...."

Dec. 19, 2003 News Column by Michael King

ICE Draws Cool Reception in Austin
Immigration comes calling at the jailhouse
"...the jail that is shared with agencies like the Austin Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety...."

June 13, 2008 News Feature by Matt Martinez

City to Review LGBT Rights Performance
CM Riley wants Austin to be equality leader
"...Austin may lead Texas in supporting LGBT rights, but City..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature by Brandon Watson

Austin Earns Top Grade in LGBTQ Scorecard
HRC report: Austin, Dallas, Ft. Worth, most LGBTQ-friendly in state
"...Austin continues to lead the nation in offering inclusive policies..."

Oct. 18, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

The History of the LGBTQ Movement in Austin
From Stonewall to today, how Pride has progressed in our city
"...lot of money in 1990. When the city of Austin required liability insurance to host a gay event in..."

Aug. 9, 2019 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Investigation Finds Hostile Work Environment in Civil Rights Office
Things fall apart
"...Nelson Linder, president of the Austin branch of the NAACP, worries the city's equity-focused offices..."

July 22, 2022 News Feature by Maggie Q. Thompson

Austin Women: Underrepresented and Underpaid
City commissions bring Council recommendations for improving gender equality
"...Garza, City Council passed a resolution tasking the city's Commission for Women and Human Rights Commission with figuring out..."

Dec. 22, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Austin Excels in LGBTQ Scorecard
Austin continues to lead the nation in offering inclusive policies to the LGBTQ community, according to a new report
"...Austin continues to lead the nation in offering inclusive policies..."

Oct. 21, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Austin City Council Proclaims Oct. 26 Intersex Awareness Day
Activist Alicia Roth Weigel discusses intersex rights, says I eXYst
"...October 17, 2019 – for the first time in Austin’s history – the City Council issued a proclamation that..."

Oct. 18, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Alicia Roth Weigel

Calls for Federal Hate Crime Investigation Follow Stabbing of Palestinian American in Austin
After Sunday’s statewide protest, a young man was attacked
"...The second statewide protest organized by the Austin for Palestine Coalition drew an estimated 10,000-15,000 people to..."

Feb. 6, 2024 News Post by Lina Fisher

Qmmunity: Today in Queer Austin History
How a little-known legal case may have shaped the LGBTQIA movement
"...has just found the Driskill Hotel guilty of violating Austin's Public Accommodations Ordinance – specifically the hotel's (now long..."

July 10, 2020 Column by Beth Sullivan

Point Austin: The Struggle Continues
The Poor People's Campaign renews the long-term fight
"...a renewed national focus on poverty, inequality, and basic human rights...."

June 15, 2018 News Column by Michael King

Painful Splits Along the Way to Stopping Sexual Assault in and Around Austin
Different approaches to accountability lead to rifts throughout the county
"...local rape survivors, advocate Ana Rodriguez DeFrates told the Austin City Council on Jan. 31 that the last few..."

March 15, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Point Austin: Happy Fourth!
Feel good about America, but not too good
"...the cultural blockbuster – the affirmation of equal marital rights to same-gender couples – which has mostly overshadowed everything..."

July 3, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Work in Progress
Susan Herman of the ACLU on the long fight for liberty and justice
"...her thoughts about the status of civil liberties and human rights under the Barack Obama administration, after eight years..."

Aug. 7, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Austin’s Sexual Assault Controversies Roil the District Attorney’s Race
Margaret Moore's controversial handling of rape cases brings opponents to the race
"...she says, to stand up for rape survivors whose rights she believes are being ignored by the incumbent and..."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

A Change in Direction for the Texas Civil Rights Project
New leadership doesn't sit well with the old guard
"...spring, the board of trustees for the Texas Civil Rights Project, a community lawyering organization known for taking cases..."

Aug. 3, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Point Austin: First, Do No Harm
The health of Texas women is sacrificed to the war on Planned Parenthood
"...week about Gov. Rick Perry's latest budgetary follies ("Point Austin: The Governor's Principles," April 27), I anticipated plunging back..."

May 4, 2012 News Column by Michael King

The Top 10 Austin News Milestones of 2018
Days like these
"...The biggest stories of any year in Austin tend to unfold over weeks and months, sometimes fading..."

Dec. 28, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: The Real 'Victim No. 1'
Another summer, another shooting, and a moment of truth for police oversight
"...For the second year in a row, East Austin's celebration of Juneteenth has been clouded by anger over..."

June 27, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

LGBTQ Quality of Life Commission Sends Recommendations to Council
Commission issues three wishes, two that will need money
"...Austin’s LGBTQ Quality of Life Commission has passed its first..."

Aug. 21, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

City Employees Blast Civil Rights Office Reorganization
Labor and justice advocates worry equity is being deprioritized
"...shared building of the NAACP and the city Civil Rights Office, criticizing Inter­im City Manager Jesús Garza's proposal to..."

Sept. 15, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Council: Austin, Can You Spare $7 million?
CodeNEXT, budget, and the long shadow of the state
"...Item 43, sponsored by District 10 Council Member Alison..."

June 26, 2017 News Post by Michael King

The Debate Over How and Whether to Jail Kids in Austin Is Just Getting Started
Travis County proposes a new facility to hold kids accused of crimes
"...two groups of men near Rundberg Lane in North Austin. Both groups drew guns and shot. A 32-year-old man..."

Jan. 26, 2024 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Fallout From the Lege's War on Reproductive Rights
Texas waits on the full impact of legislative cuts
"...with abortion clinics and affiliates, a shot directly at Austin's Downtown Planned Parent­hood clinic, leased by the city for..."

June 23, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

A Church and Its People on Austin's Eastside
The living history of David Chapel
"...Church was born, phoenixlike, out of the darkness of Austin's racial history. The congregation originated in 1924, when members..."

Dec. 25, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Point Austin: Revenge of the Cyborgs
Speech may be free, but justice costs real money
"...this week in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case – which struck down virtually all restrictions on..."

Jan. 29, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Austin City Council Election Endorsements
Mayor: Kirk Watson
"...racism, which was instrumental in shutting down the East Austin Tank Farm. While some may complain that the crystal..."

April 18, 1997 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Opinion: City Council Must Call for a Cease-Fire
Raising our voice in Austin is the minimum moral action we can take
"...by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. A sickeningly high toll achieved through U.S.-made weapons,..."

Dec. 29, 2023 Column by Garrigan Stafford

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