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Full Show: Different Perspectives From Houston’s LGBTQ+ Community, And Competitive Video Gaming (June 22, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn how immigration legislation might affect the local construction industry. Then, we talk with three local LGBTQ+ activists about their experiences as part of different generations of the same community. Also, we discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And we learn about competitive video game teams in Greater Houston.

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With Landmark Court Decision, We Look at Houston’s LGBT Past, Present and Future

Posted on · The US Supreme Court today, in a 5-4 ruling, declared state bans on same sex marriages unconstitutional. Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy based the opinion on the due process and equal protection clauses in the 14th Amendment, writing that same sex couples, too, have a “fundamental right to marry.” To put it mildly, […]

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LGBT Rights, plus Millennials and Religion: Friday’s show (June 26, 2015)

Posted on · The US Supreme Court today, in a 5-4 ruling, declared state bans on same sex marriages unconstitutional. Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy based the opinion on the due process and equal protection clauses in the 14th Amendment, writing that same sex couples, too, have a “fundamental right to marry.” To put it mildly, […]

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Anti-Bullying Campaigns, and the Pride Celebration Moves Downtown: Houston Matters for Friday, October 3, 2014

Posted on · HISD is implementing a new anti-bullying campaign. But this one’s not aimed towards students. The district’s new policy is cracking down on bullying among school employees. The new initiative comes as a Houston based group prepares to host a rally to raise awareness of incidents of cyber-bullying. We’ll discuss these anti-bullying efforts here in Greater […]

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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 […]