Phyllis Frye

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    The Fight For Pride Week (Part 4)

    Part four in a series for Houston Pride Week. Once formed, "The Caucus" as the Houston LGBT Political Caucus became known quickly organized a series of actions that would see the political power of the LGBT community expand exponentially. By the end of the decade, even straight candidates would see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Annise Parker: Lamest "Gay Agenda" Ever

    Shockingly, Dave Wilson is outraged.​Dave Wilson, the homophobe who did everything he could to derail Annise Parker's mayoral race, is at it again, mass-mailing people to try to drum up a candidate to oppose her re-election, the Houston Chronicle reports. Wilson says Parker has promoted a "g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Comment Of The Day: Transgenders, Child Molesters, What's The Difference?

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Phyllis Frye: Annise Parker Appoints Houston's First Transgender Judge (That We Know Of)

    Lawyer Phyllis Frye, the transgender champion of Houston, has been appointed by Mayor Annise Parker to be a municipal judge. She would be the first transgendered judge in Houston, or Harris County, or maybe Texas, unless someone's been hiding secrets underneath their judicial robes. The announcemen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Nikki Araguz Gives Statement, Doesn't Answer Questions

    Photo via FacebookNikki and Thomas Araguz‚ÄčNikki Araguz, the widow of the Wharton firefighter who is being sued by his ex-wife and mother over allegations the marriage was invalid because she was born a man, had an unenlightening press conference yesterday.We didn't get the invite, but video shows ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Houston 101: The Lesbian Bar That Shut Up HPD

    ‚ÄčThe 1960s weren't a very pleasant time to be gay or lesbian for most people, but especially in Houston. Somehow the Bayou City wasn't as accepting of alternative lifestyles as it is today (and we're not saying it's Nirvana today.)Police raids of gay bars were common. Common but bizarre, in the ca ... More >>

  • News

    June 17, 1999

    What's in a Name (and Sex) Change?

    A preacher accuses the judiciary of allowing same-sex marriage fraud