Houston Matters

Full Show: Political Roundup, And Board Game Culture (April 11, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn about a ruling on LGBT discrimination. We break down the latest political stories. We hold our annual spelling bee. And we see how playing board games is thriving in the age of technology.

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Texas Prisons To Update LGBT Policy After Lawsuit From Transgender Inmate Who Was Beaten, Raped

Posted on · Lambda Legal has settled with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in the case of Passion Star, a black transgender woman who claimed prison officials didn’t protect her from sexual and physical abuse while incarcerated in male prisons

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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?

Houston Matters

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.