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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 Complaint Filed Against State Senate
Three former Senate staffers have filed suit for discriminatory firing.
"...director Katherine Staat filed a complaint with the Texas Commission on Human Rights against the Texas State Senate, charging..."

Feb. 8, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

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. 10, was small but earnest. A..."

Dec. 19, 2003 News Column by Michael King

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

May 30, 2014 News Feature by Brandon Watson

TCRP Hands TYC Mom Civil Rights Nod
Texas Civil Rights Project awards abuse-case whistle-blower.
"...away. But Genger Galloway, mother of former Texas Youth Commission inmate Joseph, has now been named as the recipient..."

Oct. 22, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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

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 set of recommendations to City..."

Aug. 21, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Fallout From the Lege's War on Reproductive Rights
Texas waits on the full impact of legislative cuts
"...on costly litigation. Attorneys with the Center for Reproductive Rights have strongly hinted they'd be ready to hit back..."

June 23, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Outlawing Death and Cockfighting, and Restoring Rights for Drug Offenders
Committees to hear raft of criminal justice bills today
"...The House Human Services Committee is slated to hear testimony today on..."

March 29, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

More Fun with City Commissioners!
CM Zimmerman nominates Buehler to Public Safety Commission
"...Member Don Zimmerman’s already checkered record of board and commission appointments, Zimmerman says he will be nominating Antonio Buehler..."

May 1, 2015 News Post by Michael King

The History of the LGBTQ Movement in Austin
From Stonewall to today, how Pride has progressed in our city
", the newly formed Austin Lesbian and Gay Pride Commission had just enough to open a bank account and..."

Aug. 9, 2019 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

The Life and Times of Gus Garcia
City Council Member Gus Garcia retires after more than 30 years of public service
"...decades. He was a charter member of the 1967 Human Relations Commission during the Civil Rights movement. In 1972,..."

June 2, 2000 News Feature by Daryl Slusher

ICE Draws Cool Reception in Austin
Immigration comes calling at the jailhouse
"...Immigrants' rights advocates say that this increased presence in the jail..."

June 13, 2008 News Feature by Matt Martinez

Naked City
Off the Desk:
" fronts. This is the second study since 1995 commissioned by the Downtown Austin Alliance. A first in this..."

May 9, 1997 News Feature

Naked City
"...• Travis Co. commissioners unanimously approved participation in a 20-year tax-increment finance district..."

March 30, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...The Travis Co. Commissioners Court last week approved the acquisition of 237 acres..."

June 11, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

How Not to Gentrify: HRC Asks for Eastside Moratorium
Alvarez advises caution, further study
"...Defense of Earth and Her Resources (PODER), the Austin Human Rights Commission recommended a 90-day moratorium on new projects..."

Nov. 4, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Oaxaca Conflict Flares Back Up
Political tension resurfaces in southern Mexican state
"...April that José Luis Soberanes, head of Mexico's National Human Rights Commission, told the country's Senate Commission on Human..."

May 11, 2007 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Advocacy Groups: Stop Separating Families at Border
Groups file emergency request to reunite immigrant families
"...The Texas Civil Rights Project, Women's Refugee Commission, UT School of Law Immigration..."

June 8, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Judge and OAS Find T. Don Hutto Lacking
Judicial oversight of the T. Don Hutto immigration detention center ends soon – then what?
" a federal judge and the other by a human rights commission – of T. Don Hutto Residential Center..."

Aug. 7, 2009 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Mayor Kirk Watson, County Judge Bill Aleshire, General Land Commissioner Garry Mauro and appointees from the office of his..."

June 5, 1998 News Feature

Battle of the Bathroom Bigots
Austin's "bathroom bill" aims to protect rather than demonize trans residents
"...the impact of the current right-wing campaign against transgender rights. Buls, a psychotherapist – and the first openly trans..."

May 27, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Road Against Hate
The Hurtado murders measure the distance Austin and Texas must travel
" homophobia," said an emotional Elizabeth Brenner, an Austin Human Rights Commission member, at the close of the commission's..."

May 6, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Council Approves Workplace Nondiscrimination Measure
City manager to review current policies
"...after she filed a formal complaint with the city’s Human Resources Department. She was denied a promotion twice while..."

March 25, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Does the U.S. Pastor Council Have a Right to Discriminate?
Houston-based group files federal suit
"...Steve Adler, and Sareta Davis, chair of the Austin Human Rights Commission, to secure what they see as their..."

Oct. 12, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Tasers and the APD
Police leadership says stun guns protect officers and prevent injuries, but critics charge they are dangerous and overused
"...Austin Human Rights Commission Chair Bill Hale says the AHRC also..."

March 18, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Boards & Commissions
"...Here’s a list of 122 board and commission appointments made by City Council at the end of..."

Aug. 7, 2009 News Feature

Austin Excels in LGBTQ Scorecard
Austin continues to lead the nation in offering inclusive policies to the LGBTQ community, according to a new report
" earned a top score of 100 from the Human Rights Campaign's annual Municipal Equality Index scorecard, released this..."

Oct. 21, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

"Sulma Is Welcome Here"
Guatemalan LGBTQ activist visits ICE office; is allowed to go home
"...who is a lesbian. Franco had advocated for LGBTQ rights while she was living in Guatemala, but fled the..."

Aug. 18, 2015 News Post by Amy Kamp

The B&C List
"...Below is our subjective division of city boards and commissions into tiers, based on the degree to which council..."

Jan. 30, 2009 News Feature

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