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LGBTQ Issues in Houston, and Writing About War: Thursday’s Show (June 22, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: Rainbow crosswalks now adorn all four corners of the intersection of Westheimer and Taft in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood in honor of LGBTQ pride. Photo: Gail Delaughter, Houston Public Media)This is Houston Pride Week, one of the largest LGBTQ celebrations in the country. And last Monday (June 12, 2017) marked the one-year anniversary of the shooting […]

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Houston’s “Wonderland” Pride Theme Criticized, Amid a Flurry of Texas Anti-LGBT Legislation

Posted on · Gay Pride Week gets underway in Houston amid a flurry of anti-LGBT bills introduced into the Texas Legislature this session. But with this year's Pride Houston theme called, "Wonderland," is that political climate being ignored?

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Anita Bryant Protests 40 Years Later: Revisiting the ‘Stonewall’ Moment for Houston’s LGBT Community

Posted on · (Above: Protesters rally in opposition to anti-gay activist Anita Bryant’s Houston appearance in 1977.) While members of the LGBT community in New York rioted in 1969 in opposition to a violent police raid, Houston’s LGBT community had its major uprising 40 years ago this week when activists united to protest a performance by a country musician. […]

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Changing Cuba Policy, and the Anita Bryant Protests: Friday’s Show (June 16, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: An American classic car is seen parked in front of the capitol building in Havana. President Trump’s expected changes in policy toward Cuba could make it more difficult for Americans to visit the island and for U.S. companies to do business there. Photo: Javier Galeano/AP)Later today (Friday, June 16, 2017), President Trump is expected […]

Arts & Culture

LGBTQ Friendly Home For Seniors Coming To Houston

Posted on · A nearly $24 million construction project is in the works to develop what is believed to be the first-ever LGBTQ senior housing facility in Houston -- and the second largest in the country.

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Raising a Transgender Son, and the 80’s Oil Bust: Houston Matters Weekend for January 14, 2017

Posted on · LGBT rights continue to be a divisive issue in this country, with battles waging inside the legislature and courts of North Carolina making news. Now Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s Senate Bill 6 has been filed and mimics the very language that has cost North Carolina millions of dollars thus far. The bill isn’t that surprising. Last May, […]

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Former Mayor Annise Parker Discusses Houston’s LGBT Community & Future Plans

Posted on · It’s been about a year since Annise Parker finished her time as Houston’s mayor. After her fellowship at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, she joined the faculty at Rice University. Even before her time in elective office, Mayor Parker was heavily engaged in LGBT activism here in Houston, and she’s returning to those roots, […]

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Annise Parker, and the Good the Bad and the Ugly: Friday’s Show (November 4, 2016)

Posted on · It’s been about a year since Annise Parker finished her time as Houston’s mayor. After her fellowship at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, she joined the faculty at Rice University. Even before her time in elective office, Mayor Parker was heavily engaged in LGBT activism here in Houston, and she’s returning to those roots, […]

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Is Houston Really Less LGBTQ Friendly Than Other Texas Cities?

Posted on · The Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights organization promoting LGBTQ equality, recently unveiled a sort of equality scorecard, which found Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio all fare better than Houston when it comes to being LGBTQ friendly. And it’s not just because the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance was voted down last year. To […]

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LGBT Friendliness, James Douglas, and The Full Menu: Wednesday’s Show (November 2, 2016)

Posted on · The Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights organization promoting LGBTQ equality, recently unveiled a sort of equality scorecard, which found Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio all fare better than Houston when it comes to being LGBTQ friendly. And it’s not just because the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance was voted down last year. On […]