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[Mica England and Amber Roman]

Photograph of Mica England and Amber Roman, the Dallas Police Department's LGBTQ+ Liaison Officer. The two are standing in front of a Dallas Police Department backdrop.
Date: September 17, 2019
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library
Mica England Press Kit (open access)

Mica England Press Kit

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~
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Pamphlet
System: The UNT Digital Library
England vs. The City of Dallas, Mack Vines, and the State of Texas (open access)

England vs. The City of Dallas, Mack Vines, and the State of Texas

Personal recollections of Mica England about her experience filing 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. The text and images were captured from a webpage. Images of England, members of The Dallas Way board of directors, Dallas Police Chief Lupe Valdez, and Dallas Police Major Barbara Hobbs are embedded in the text.
Date: May 10, 2015
Creator: England, Mica & Williams, Paul J.
Object Type: Clipping
System: The UNT Digital Library

[Photograph of Barbara Hobbs, Mica England, and Lupe Valdez]

Photograph of (from left to right) Dallas Police Major Barbara Hobbs, activist Mica England, and Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez. Hobbs and Valdez are dressed in their uniforms. The women are standing in what appears to be a dressing room.
Date: 2015~
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library
City of Dallas And Mack Vines v. Mica England, 846 S.W. 2D 957 (Tex. 1993) (open access)

City of Dallas And Mack Vines v. Mica England, 846 S.W. 2D 957 (Tex. 1993)

An excerpt from the published book Library in a Book: Gay Rights concerning Mica England's 1989 anti-discrimination lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department.
Date: 2005
Creator: Kranz, Rachel & Cusick, Tim
Object Type: Book Chapter
System: The UNT Digital Library
Lesbian Settles Suit For Bias in Dallas (open access)

Lesbian Settles Suit For Bias in Dallas

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
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Clipping
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Excerpt from Uncommon Heroes about Mica England] (open access)

[Excerpt from Uncommon Heroes about Mica England]

An excerpt from Uncommon Heroes: A Celebration of Heroes and Role Models for Lesbian and Gay Americans about gay rights activist Mica England who sued the Dallas Police Department after they would not hire her because she was a lesbian.
Date: 1994
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Clipping
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Letter to Mica England from Bill Clinton] (open access)

[Letter to Mica England from Bill Clinton]

A letter from President Bill Clinton to Mica England. The letter references England's anti-discrimination lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department who had an anti-gay hiring policy.
Date: July 2, 1993
Creator: Clinton, Bill
Object Type: Letter
System: The UNT Digital Library
Appellants' Brief: Mica England vs. The City of Dallas and Mack Vines, Chief of Police (open access)

Appellants' Brief: Mica England vs. The City of Dallas and Mack Vines, Chief of Police

Appellants' brief from the anti-discrimination lawsuit, England vs. The City of Dallas, Mack Vines, and the State of Texas.
Date: June 23, 1992
Creator: Hopkins, Craig
Object Type: Legal Document
System: The UNT Digital Library
Mica Stands Up - and Pays the Price (open access)

Mica Stands Up - and Pays the Price

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: May 4, 1992
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Clipping
System: The UNT Digital Library
Oologah Grad Becomes Reluctant Gay-Rights Champion (open access)

Oologah Grad Becomes Reluctant Gay-Rights Champion

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: April 26, 1992
Creator: McDonald, Mark
Object Type: Clipping
System: The UNT Digital Library
Order and Final Judgment: Mica England, Plantiff v. The State of Texas, The City of Dallas, and Mack Vines, Chief of Police of the City of Dallas, Defendants (open access)

Order and Final Judgment: Mica England, Plantiff v. The State of Texas, The City of Dallas, and Mack Vines, Chief of Police of the City of Dallas, Defendants

Final order and judgment in England v. The City of Dallas, Mack Vines, and the State of Texas.
Date: February 8, 1992
Creator: Fuller, Lawrence
Object Type: Legal Document
System: The UNT Digital Library
Judge Overturns Dallas Police Ban on Homosexuals (open access)

Judge Overturns Dallas Police Ban on Homosexuals

Newspaper article about the final judgment in England v. The City of Dallas, Mack Vines, and the State of Texas. The article explains that District Judge Larry Fuller ruled that Texas Penal Code §21.06 was unenforceable as a condition of employment with the Dallas Police Department (DPD) and enjoined the DPD to stop discriminating against homosexual applicants.
Date: February 4, 1992
Creator: Drago, Mike
Object Type: Clipping
System: The UNT Digital Library

[Mica England at Dallas City Hall]

Photograph of Mica England when she spoke in front of the Dallas City Council in January 1992 about discriminatory hiring practices at the Dallas Police Department.
Date: January 23, 1992
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

[Mica England stands in front of Dallas City Hall]

Photograph of Mica England standing in front of Dallas City Hall on the occasion of speaking in front of the Dallas City Council in January 1992 about discriminatory hiring practices at the Dallas Police Department. England is wearing a black dress and has her arms crossed.
Date: January 23, 1992
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library
D∅mt på sit privat-liv (open access)

D∅mt på sit privat-liv

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
Object Type: Clipping
System: The UNT Digital Library
Affidavit of Mica England (open access)

Affidavit of Mica England

Mica England's affidavit from the anti-discrimination lawsuit she filed against the Dallas Police Department, England vs. The City of Dallas, Mack Vines, and the State of Texas.
Date: January 3, 1991
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Legal Document
System: The UNT Digital Library

[Mica England and David Mixner]

Photograph of Mica England and David Mixner. The two are standing outside and are both wearing sunglasses. England is wearing a shirt that reads "Texas Gay & Lesbian Voters For Clinton/Gore."
Date: 1991~
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library
Challenge To Dallas Police Hiring Policies to Be Filed (open access)

Challenge To Dallas Police Hiring Policies to Be Filed

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
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library

[Mica England holds up Equal Employment Opportunity poster]

Photograph of Mica England speaking in front of the Dallas City Council in Dallas City Hall and holding up an Equal Employment Opportunity poster. The poster reads, in part, "Equal Employment Opportunity is...THE LAW."
Date: July 12, 1989
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library
[1989 Dallas Police Department employment application questionnaire] (open access)

[1989 Dallas Police Department employment application questionnaire]

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
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Mica England on Larry King Live] captions transcript

[Mica England on Larry King Live]

Interview on Larry King Live with Mica England and William Waybourn, of the Dallas Gay Alliance, about England's anti-discrimination lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department who refused to hire her because she is a lesbian. Conservative Republican Congressman Bob Dornan (California) is also interviewed and speaks about why he believes it is problematic to hire gay police officers. Viewers call in with comments and questions for the panelists. There is a promo for a later interview on the same program with Ken Wahl but this interview is not included in the footage.
Date: 1989
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Video
System: The UNT Digital Library

[Mica England and John Thomas embrace during march]

Photograph of Mica England and John Thomas embracing during an unidentified protest march. England and Thomas are in the background. Unidentified people holding signs that are not fully readable are in the foreground.
Date: 199X
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library
Mica M. England, Synopsis of Events and Accomplishments 1989 - 1994 (open access)

Mica M. England, Synopsis of Events and Accomplishments 1989 - 1994

A timeline of significant events in Mica England's life from 1989 to 1994. The inciting incident in this timeline is England's filing of an anti-discrimination lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department in 1989 because she was refused employment as a police officer after she disclosed she was a lesbian.
Date: 199X
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library