Bill fights for gay rights – University benefits at crux – By Enrique Rangel

Austin – Equality Texas may not be as well known as other civic groups in the Panhandle, but for the past 15 years or so the Austin-based organization has established a strong presence in Amarillo.

“We (have) built a lot of support in the Amarillo area, not only within the gay-lesbian-transgender community but also within the broader community because of the work that our individual members have done in that community, in articulating what we do, what our purpose is, who we are and what our mission is,” said executive director Paul Scott.