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Fist Bumps for Equal Rights
The incredibly true story of Obama's Austin fist bump
"...threw his hand down and slapped the counter dramatically. "Equal rights for gay people!"..."

July 11, 2014 Qmmunity Post by Nina Hernandez

Stand Up Straight for Equal Rights
"...efforts to get people to Stand Up Straight for Equal Rights...."

Oct. 13, 2006 Postmarks

City Council: 'All Free Men ... Have Equal Rights'
Gay rights, public school finance, cab franchises, endangered species, and more
"...(Sept. 27) is Item 77, an endorsement of marriage equality in the state of Texas. Sponsored by Mayor Pro..."

Sept. 28, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Seven Straight Nights to Shine Light on Gay Rights
Straight folk go to bat for queer folk
"...growing movement to speak out on behalf of gay rights – even though the latest Gallup Polls show support..."

Oct. 5, 2007 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Reproductive Rights Advocates Prepare for the Fight
Groups, lawmakers relaunch "Trust. Respect. Access." campaign
"...gearing up for another long fight to defend pro-choice rights under the dome this session...."

Feb. 9, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

US Supremes Speak on UT, No Word on Voting Rights
Admissions policy goes back to court, but DOMA, section 5 still out
"...As the abortion rights debate in the Texas legislature grabs headlines, the Supreme..."

June 24, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Paxton Sues Obama Over Transgender Rights
State officials continue their anti-trans crusade
"...As part of their crusade to restrict LGBTQ rights, state officials are fighting back against a recent transgender-inclusive..."

May 25, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Health Care Rights
"...about John Mackey's stance against the general welfare and equal rights of everyone [“Point Austin: Let Them Eat Sprouts!”..."

Aug. 25, 2009 Postmarks

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 determined..."

Dec. 19, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: In Defense of Women's Rights
The GOP does battle for a government of men, not laws
"...ridiculous but useful reminder that the attack on abortion rights is partly founded on willful ignorance of female sexuality...."

June 21, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Turning Back the Clock on Reproductive Rights
Council members endorse bill that would fight abortion restrictions
"...The proliferation of restrictions on reproductive rights has prompted some push back. In November, 94 Democratic..."

Jan. 8, 2014 News Post by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: About Those Voting Rights
Colorblind ain't the same as blind
"..."voter ID" law just as the Canyon Creek Voting Rights Act lawsuit reaches the U.S. Supreme Court? Not really..."

May 15, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Human Rights Campaign Calls Texas a "High Priority" for LGBTQ Equality
A long way to go, but public opinion trends toward legislative action
"...season is upon us and, according to the Human Rights Campaign, Texas still has a long way to go..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Human Rights? Not at Work
A conference in Austin ponders the odd notion that workers are human beings with rights
"...former Michigan congressman was in Austin as the Workers' Rights Are Human Rights Tour, gathering at University Presbyterian Church..."

Oct. 21, 2005 News Feature by Michael King

What About Employee Rights?
"...male). When I heard this, I went to the Equal Employment Opportunity office and filed a discrimination complaint. That..."

Oct. 6, 2009 Postmarks

Equal Pay: Abbott Breaks Silence
Davis campaign asks if attorney general would have vetoed fair pay act
" he signed. An amendment to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, it made major changes to the statute of..."

March 21, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Equal Access for Adoptees
"...she would want her child to have all the rights of every other U.S. citizen to know potential health..."

March 29, 2013 Postmarks

Equal Treatment for Victims
APD detective spearheads effort to train officers about same-sex domestic violence
"...that with the June 26 passing of nationwide marriage equality, things might start to shift. "I suspect that ......"

July 10, 2015 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

A New Separate but Equal?
Are private schools really being oppressed by not being allowed in the UIL?
"...But this isn't about ringers. This is a civil rights issue, by golly. After he said that it was..."

April 24, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

On the Basis of Sex
RBG biopic focuses on a single case, but blurs the details
"...her decades-long career fighting against gender-based discrimination and for equal rights. The film opens to a sea of men..."

Jan. 4, 2019 Movie Review by Danielle White

In this inspirational true story, striking Welsh miners and the local LGBT community find common bonds.
"...fault, as it recounts the Thatcher-era alliance between gay rights activists and striking miners with a light touch and..."

Oct. 10, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

Get Down to Your Civvies!
Who's camp is campier? With whom would you most likely camp? Who will make you the happiest camper?
"...couples in committed, long-term relationships should have the same rights, benefits, and responsibilities, whether they are straight couples or..."

Dec. 6, 2007 Qmmunity Post by Andy Campbell

An Imperfect Perfect Score
City could do better on LGBTQ rights
"...This week, the Human Rights Campaign issued its annual Municipal Equality Index Scorecard. According..."

Nov. 14, 2014 News Post by Amy Kamp

All the Way
In Zach Theatre's staging of this epic political drama about LBJ, the fight for civil rights feels particularly urgent
"...of a half-century – during testimony given by civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer to the Credentials Committee at..."

May 1, 2015 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Jeff Nichols' Intimate Portrait of a Marriage in Loving
Austin-based director on the pivotal civil rights case that inspired his film
"...about a story like this. That this landmark civil rights Supreme Court decision isn't taught in schools, [that] it's..."

Nov. 11, 2016 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Milk and King Get Top Bling
Obama names LGBT trailblazers among list of "agents of change" receiving Medal of Freedom.
" the latest 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom, civil rights leaders – on issues of color, gender, and sexuality..."

July 30, 2009 Qmmunity Post by Richard Whittaker

Do Not Miss This Deeply Inspiring Documentary
'Half the Sky' circles the globe to look at women's rights
"...and inspiration I gained from reading journalists and human rights activists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book Half the..."

Oct. 2, 2012 Screens Post by Jessi Cape

Prop 8, Textually
Get the Prop 8 decision texted to your phone the minute it drops
"...Our pals at the American Foundation for Equal Rights will text you the decision as soon as..."

Aug. 4, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Naishtat Files Bill to Protect Pregnant Women's End of Life Care
Bill would strengthen end-of-life directives for pregnant women
"...An Austin lawmaker is seeking to expand rights for the state’s pregnant women...."

March 13, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

Domestic Bliss
As gays and lesbians gain acceptance in society, more and more companies are offering health care benefits to their employees' domestic partners.
"...married," says Kim Mills, education director for the Human Rights Coalition, a gay rights advocacy group. "If you are..."

Aug. 4, 2000 News Feature by Jonathan David Carroll

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