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The Playbook: Equality comes to Houston, the fringe freaks out, threatens to kill Mayor [UPDATED]

in Cristan Williams

On Wednesday, May 28, 2014, the Houston City Council approved a sweeping non-discrimination ordinance barring discrimination against 15 protected classes, including an explicit protection against discrimination due to one’s religion. The city’s right-wing community immediately claimed to be oppressed, threatened to recall everyone who voted for the ordinance and pledged to put their own religious protections…

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Houston mayor announces her support for a transgender inclusive human rights ordinance

in Kelli Busey

Houston is the last large city in Texas without a city-wide ordinance protecting its LGBT citizens from discrimination. Mayor Parker announced in her state of the city address, she intended to change that. Mayor Parker, an out lesbian signed an executive order in 2010 which extended protections to transgender city employees in city-owned buildings. However,…

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Judy Shepard: Back Up HRC On Press “Misinformation” About Leaving Transgender Behind!

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Equality Through Intimidation? The Houston HRC Dinner Protest

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Summer Songs that helped us Survive

in Opinion

When I was Stone Blue … Rock and Roll sure helped me through …. Warning beforehand, this is a fluff-piece – you’ll have to excuse me. Actually, a little of this can be blamed on Verizon commercials. What originally inspired this was the return of typical south Texas summer heat in all its oppressively humid…

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind

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Pride Party this year was fun, and probably left most of us a little fuzzy-minded. Like all parties where we partake a bit too much, there’s always the obligatory hangover. This year I made good on a promise and attended a friend’s Pride party at THE Pride Parade in New York City. Yes, my hometown…

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