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Equal Rights Ordinance, Texas Influence in Washington, and Tintype Photography: Houston Matters for Thursday, May 8, 2014

Posted on · The Houston City Council Wednesday delayed for a week a vote on the proposed Equal Rights Ordinance, while members review various amendments to the proposed measure. If approved, the ordinance would ban discrimination based on sex, race, age, and religion, and expand anti-bias protections for gay and transgender residents. It would apply to private businesses, […]

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Activists Discuss LGBT Issues in Advance of Houston Conference

Posted on · Later this week, Houston will host the Creating Change 2014 Conference. It’s the largest national gathering of activists, organizers and leaders in the LGBT movement. In advance of the conference, we explore developments in city and statewide policies impacting the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community, including non-discrimination, same sex marriage, and adoption. We hear your questions for Daniel Williams, […]

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LGBT in Houston, Children’s Health, and Houston Sports: Houston Matters for Monday, January 27, 2014

Posted on · Later this week, Houston will host the Creating Change 2014 Conference. It’s the largest national gathering of activists, organizers and leaders in the LGBT movement. In advance of the conference, on this edition of Houston Matters, we will explore developments in city and statewide policies impacting the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community, including non-discrimination, same sex marriage, and […]

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LGBT Community Could Benefit From Affordable Care Act

Posted on · Uninsured Texans have until the end of March to sign up for health plans under the Affordable Care Act. Facing that deadline, local groups are ramping up their outreach efforts to minorities in Houston and San Antonio — among them, lesbians and gays.

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National Coming Out Day Turns 25

Posted on · Today is the 25th anniversary of "National Coming Out Day" — a day when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people are encouraged to come out. David Pitman spoke with a national gay rights leader about the coming out process — and what still needs to be done to make it easier.

Houston Matters

Is Houston Really Gay Friendly?

Posted on · We’ve explored Houston’s diversity many times on this program. We’ve also examined how the Montrose neighborhood in Houston, in particular, has long had a reputation for being gay-friendly. Many Houstonians point to one of our political leaders as a demonstration of how we’re ahead of the curve, as the only major city with a gay […]