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Texas Attorney General Dines With 8yr Transgender Boy And Family

Texas Attorney General Dines With 8yr Transgender Boy And Family

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Sat Down With A Texas Family And Their 8-Year-Old Transgender Son Over The Weekend.

The Texas Republican Attorney General who is suing the Obama administration over efforts to expand transgender rights had a private dinner with a family with a transgender boy over the weekend.

Ken Paxton and his wife, Angela, sat down for a 2-hour dinner with Amber Briggle, her husband, daughter, and their transgender son.

Paxton has been a critic of transgender rights and Briggle has become one of his biggest critics.

Beyond swapping dinner jokes, and the occasional magic tricks, the dinner stayed away from politics, Briggle said. “I did convey how the lawsuits he [Paxton] was pursuing was putting our son in danger,” she said.

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“I would be personally hurt if he continued to pursue these discriminatory policies after meeting and seeing our child. This isn’t dressup. This isn’t Halloween. He’s a real boy with real feelings who will be really affected.” Briggle said.

In May, Paxton said that he did not meet with any parents of transgender students before filing the lawsuit over the school directive. He has called his opposition a matter of safety and privacy for other children and in his lawsuit accused the Obama administration of turning classrooms “into laboratories for a massive social experiment.”

“It was lovely,” Briggle said. “Our intention was just to put a human face behind this.” She explained. “There was no awkwardness at the dinner despite our differences.”

 

Clinton Meets With Dallas Sheriff And Other Law Enforcement Officials

Clinton Meets With Dallas Sheriff And Other Law Enforcement Officials

The Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Thursday in New York met with eight law enforcement leaders, including Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez for the group called Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration

“It’s obvious that recent events — from Dallas and Baton Rouge to Milwaukee and across the country — underscore how difficult and important the work is ahead of us to repair the bonds of trust and respect between our police officers and our communities,” Clinton said, according to the Washington Post.

 

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In addition to Valdez, the group meeting with Clinton included New York’s commissioner and chief, chiefs from Camden County, N.J., Los Angeles, Seattle, Tucson and the former Philadelphia commissioner.

In a story about the meeting, The Dallas Morning News referred to Valdez as “one of the most popular Democrats in North Texas. When she appeared onstage, Texas delegates in Philadelphia chanted her name.” Valdez spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Gay Man Transmits Zika Virus Sexually To His Partner

Gay Man Transmits Zika Virus Sexually To His Partner

CDC Reports First Zika Infection Between Gay Couple

The Centers For Disease Control confirmed a sexually transmitted case of the Zika virus was discovered in Dallas between two men. One man traveled to Venezuela, then came home and was intimate with his partner, according to the CDC.

It’s the first report of infection between a gay couple.

Zika is different from West Nile virus in that the mosquitos that carry Zika are day-biters, and everyone will need to be more vigilant now especially as we head into mosquito season.

Multiple cases of the Zika virus have  been reported in the DFW region. The insects that could carry the virus are here and, by May or June, many more are expected to be around. Local health officials are warning everyone to be vigilant and take preventative steps now.

 

Beyonce World Tour Announced Houston And Dallas Dates

Beyonce World Tour Announced Houston And Dallas Dates

(Houston) Beyoncé has announced her World Tour that will makes stops in Houston and Dallas.

The ‘Formation World Tour’ will stop at NRG Stadium on May 7 and AT&T Stadium in Arlington on May 9.

The world tour,  opens  in Miami’s on April 27, will travel to 22 North American cities, including Pasadena, California, Chicago and New York.

The world tour is the singer’s first solo world tour since 2013.  Live Nation has divided the tickets into two segments. The Houston show will go on sale starting February 22.