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Mica England Press Kit

Description: Mica England's press kit related to her role as an LGBTQ activist and speaker. England filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department in 1989 when they refused to hire her because she was a lesbian.
Date: 2019~
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Description: Newspaper article about Mica England who filed a lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department after they refused to hire her because she was a lesbian and admitted to having broken Texas Penal Code §21.06, which made sexual acts between same sex couples a misdemeanor. Because the image has been reassembled in PhotoShop from two separate images there is a vertical line running down the center of the article. The article features an image of England standing outside of Dallas City Hall.
Date: November 17, 1991
Creator: Kretz, Steffen
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Challenge To Dallas Police Hiring Policies to Be Filed

Description: A press release concerning Mica England's lawsuit in response to the Dallas Police Department's "anti-gay hiring policies." A cover sheet memoranda is addressed to England and her lawyers, Evan Wolfson and Patrick Wiseman, confirming the details of the press conference.
Date: May 1, 1990
Creator: Waybourn, William
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Lesbian Settles Suit For Bias in Dallas

Description: Newspaper article about Mica England who filed a lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department after they refused to hire her because she was a lesbian and admitted to having broken Texas Penal Code §21.06, which made sexual acts between same sex couples a misdemeanor.
Date: September 16, 1994
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[1989 Dallas Police Department employment application questionnaire]

Description: The 1989 employment application questionnaire used by the Dallas Police Department. Someone (likely Mica England) has put an 'X' next to Question 14 ("Have you every [sic] participated in a deviate sex act?). This question was used to bar employment to homosexuals in accordance with Texas Penal Code §21.06.
Date: 1989
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