Human Rights Campaign

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    Houston's LGBT Equality Score is Mediocre, While Dallas is Awesome, According to HRC Report

    So, it seems that the city of Houston rates right around "pretty darn mediocre" when it comes to supporting LGBT folks, according to a new report by the The Human Rights Campaign. HRC, the nation's largest LGBT civil rights organization, released its third annual report assessing LGBT equality in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Rick Perry And His Move to Suggest Being Gay Is Like Drinking Too Much

    Is Gov. Rick Perry deliberately trying to embarrass Texas? That's what we began pondering after we saw the news this morning. On Monday evening, Perry continued his tour of California with a stop in San Francisco, yup that would be the city of Harvey Milk and everything, and then Perry opened his mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Ida Cano: In Memory of a Longtime Houston Press Employee

    Longtime Houston Press sales employee Ida Cano, 53, died unexpectedly on Sunday April 27, leaving behind her partner, relatives and co-workers who appreciated her for her professional competence, kind manner and love of a good story. Born October 6, 1960, in Corpus Christi, Texas, Cano was the yo ... More >>

  • News

    November 28, 2013

    Catch an Illegal Immigrant

    UT Young Conservatives abandon plan after hilarity did not ensue.

  • News

    June 20, 2013

    Unleashing Houston's Pride

    The Houston Press has got your complete guide to Houston Pride Week.

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    Aggie Gay Group Wins Battle Over "Opt-Out" Funding

    We told you late last month about how conservative Aggies (All together now: "ARE THERE ANY OTHER KIND?!?!") were pushing through a bill that would have allowed Texas A&M students to opt out of paying that portion of their student fees that went to funding the school's gay-support center. Because s ... More >>

  • News

    May 31, 2012

    Protecting Gay Kids

    Schools are finally getting tougher on gay bullying.

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Montrose, Meet Your New Congressman: Ted Poe, Homophobe

    It looks like Texas just might finally have a redistricting map, after several tries. If this one goes through, Montrose will be represented by...Ted Poe. Now, it's not like the neighborhood has been represented by a GLBT-friendly rep prior to redistricting; John Culberson is a hardcore rightwinge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 9, 2007

    Gay Presidential Forum? We Totally Got It Covered.

    Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for coverage of tonight’s presidential forum on gay issues, sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign. OutSmart contributor Josef Molnar will be filing a dispatch from Los Angeles. For those of you unfamiliar with Molnar’s body of work, we asked him to write up a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2007

    Totally Gay

    Keep those rainbow flags waving high on Sunday and parade up to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for the True Colors Tour, benefiting the Human Rights Campaign. You’d think the gay community would be worn out after Saturday’s Pride Parade, but something tells us they’ll muster up the energy ... More >>

  • News

    July 27, 2006

    Changes in Attitude

    When voters elected Martha Wong, they thought they were sending a moderate Republican to Austin. Critics say once there, she took a right turn. Now her district is rethinking its representation.

  • News

    September 16, 2004

    Bash-Free Zone

    Is the Texas Book Festival protecting George W.?

  • Culture

    June 13, 2002

    Get It Straight

    The road to Ellen was paved with the best of intentions

  • News

    June 28, 2001

    The Transgender Menace Next Door

    She's here. She's queer. The neighbors are used to it.

  • News

    November 16, 2000

    A Diva in the Making

    Chanel Dita wants to champion transgender rights. But first, she's got a date with Jerry Springer.

  • News

    January 27, 2000

    Oil Giant's Policy Fuels Gays' Protest

    Activists rally ExxonMobil for recognition of same-sex-partner benefits