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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
UT Young Conservatives abandon plan after hilarity did not ensue.
The Houston Press has got your complete guide to Houston Pride Week.
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 >>
Schools are finally getting tougher on gay bullying.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
Is the Texas Book Festival protecting George W.?
The road to Ellen was paved with the best of intentions
She's here. She's queer. The neighbors are used to it.
Chanel Dita wants to champion transgender rights. But first, she's got a date with Jerry Springer.
Activists rally ExxonMobil for recognition of same-sex-partner benefits