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Ray Hill

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Get a Sneak Preview of a Kick-Ass Documentary on Gay Activist Ray Hill

    One of the things you'll learn in the upcoming documentary about gay activist Ray Hill is that when police raided Houston's lesbian bars in the 1960s, they would arrest any woman wearing pants with zippers or buttons in the front. If the zipper was on the side, you were spared. In the front, that's ... More >>

  • News

    August 15, 2013

    Protective Gear

    Did police entrap gay dudes looking for sex in Memorial Park?

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    Did Undercover Cops Wear Speedos and Penis T-Shirts When Busting Gay Dudes in Memorial Park?

    The answer to the question in the headline, according to gay activist Ray Hill, is a resounding "yes." Here's the deal: A Houston Police Department spokesperson told Hair Balls that officers conducted a "proactive investigation" at Memorial Park last week, in which seven men were arrested and char ... More >>

  • News

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Jon Matthews, Conservative Talk-Show Host & Sex Offender, Pulled From KPFT's Prison Show

    We'd almost forgotten about Jon Matthews, one of the worst, if popular, right-wing blowhards to inhabit the Houston talk-radio universe. He was convicted of exposing himself to an 11-year-old girl which, given his monotonous blubberings about Bill Clinton's lack of morals, seemed to be odd. He was ... More >>

  • News

    December 22, 2011

    Notsuoh Wins Injury Suit

    Jury rejects $12 million claim

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Always With The Negativity

    ​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

    December 13, 2011

    Ray Hill's Arrest Video Tells Different Story Than What Cops Say

    Don't Get in the Way of Our Titty Bar Raids, Yo! ​ Security camera footage taken during a raid at the Treasures strip club shows a Houston Police Department officer shoving gay activist Ray Hill in the chest before other officers surround the 71-year-old, handcuff him, and escort him from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Is Glee Too Gay? Fox 26 (Actually) Debates It

    How could Glee be too gay?​The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is demanding an apology from MyFox Houston for a debate segment called "Is TV Too Gay?" that was shown after TV's Gayest Show Ever, Glee. The debate pit anti-gay buffoon and head of the American Family Association, Brya ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 31, 2011
  • News

    December 23, 2010

    Hatchet Job

    Activist Ray Hill responds to "Montrose Murder."

  • News

    December 9, 2010

    Montrose Murder

    Paul Broussard's killer, up for parole, may not be model prisoner.

  • Calendar

    August 19, 2010

    3rd Annual Houston Fringe Festival

    FrenetiCore puts experimental arts on fast-forward

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Ray Hill Can't Get Arrested In This Town (Really)

    What's a guy got to do to get arrested in this town?​Longtime gay activist Ray Hill knows the law, and he knows how to push buttons. We thought he knew how to get arrested to make a point, but several Houston police officers proved up to the task of not falling for it.Maybe it was due to the fact ... More >>

  • News

    January 7, 2010

    Gay-Basher Denied Parole Again

    Plus: Houston's past, all boxed up and nowhere to go.

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Last Of The Incarcerated Gay-Bashing Woodlands Ten To Stay In Prison At Least One More Year

    ​The parole of Jon Buice, the last incarcerated member of the so-called Woodlands 10, was denied earlier this month. Buice is currently serving a 45-year sentence for his role in the Montrose murder of 27-year-old banker Paul Broussard on the Fourth of July in 1991.In a nationally notorious precur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Houston 101: The Lesbian Bar That Shut Up HPD

    ​The 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

    August 20, 2009

    Gay Panic in Cowtown: Houston Pride

    This city's gay community pushed back hard.

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Five Great Moments In Houston's Gay History

    Gays, lesbians, transgenders, bisexuals, transsexuals and their friends will be marching in the 2009 Houston Pride parade Saturday night (this year's theme is "Out for Justice").To add to the festivities, we thought we'd recap some of the highlights of Houston's GLBT history. 1958: Ray Hill came ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2008

    The Rally at City Hall to Protest Proposition 8

    Hundreds of people gathered on the steps of Houston City Hall this afternoon to protest the passing of Proposition 8, California's constitutional amendment taking away the right to marry for same-sex couples. Along with the passing of other anti-gay measures across the nation, Prop. 8 made Novembe ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2008

    Rock the Lockup: 2008 Prison Reform Film Festival

    Tales from the big house get on the big screen

  • News

    July 14, 2005

    Mean Streets

    NASCAR has nothing on Houston freeways

  • News

    January 20, 2005
  • News

    December 23, 2004

    Hard Time

    Ray Hill's tips for surviving prison

  • News

    October 30, 2003

    Bonding with the Community

    A Sixth Ward lesson in adapting to a changing environment

  • News

    July 17, 2003

    Prison Break?

    Critics wonder if massive TDCJ cuts will be a prelude to privatization

  • News

    April 24, 2003

    Mail Sacked

    The state says Texas prison inmates can't write to one another

  • News

    October 3, 2002

    Justice for Some

    Just who is a victim? After flexing its muscles to reform the justice system, the victims’ rights movement suffers growing pains over divisive issues.

  • News

    February 14, 2002

    Quarter Masters

    A bill changer is only the latest example of profiteering at the county jail

  • Music

    December 13, 2001

    The Saga Continues

    The fat lady has yet to sing at KPFT

  • News

    October 26, 2000

    Not Over the Hill

    Friends salute the man who still rails against the silence

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best New Theater

    Ashland Street Theatre Co.,

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Rant

    Ray Hill

  • News

    August 10, 2000

    CanCell That Subscription

    Texas Monthly locks out inmate readers

  • Culture

    June 22, 2000

    Making Things Perfectly Queer

    Ray Hill's tattling one-man show is a microcosm of gay rights in Houston

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    Stand Up and Holler

    A Huntsville execution draws a strange crowd

  • News

    November 25, 1999

    Captive Market

    Robbery suspects may call from jail, but the county and Ma Bell are the ones making out like bandits

  • News

    July 15, 1999

    Media Row on Death Row

    Will proposed media rules stifle coverage of convicts facing execution?

  • Culture

    January 28, 1999

    Tricky Dick

    Nixon's Nixon gets political satire down pat

  • Calendar

    January 14, 1999

    Night & Day

    January 14 - 20, 1999

  • Calendar

    August 13, 1998

    Night & Day

    August 13 - 19, 1998

  • Calendar

    July 2, 1998

    Night & Day

    July 2 - 8, 1998

  • Calendar

    June 25, 1998

    Night & Day

    June 25 - July 1, 1998

  • Calendar

    May 14, 1998

    Night & Day

    May 14 - 20, 1998

  • News

    January 30, 1997
  • News

    January 2, 1997

    Two for the Road

    In which our man in Dallas joins Sofia Staks, Kayla Kleevage and other noted First Amendment activists on a mission to rescue Houston from the pashas of prudery. Or something like that.

  • News

    November 14, 1996

    Gayland's Choice

    Gayland Randle was there the night Paul Broussard was murdered, but he never laid a hand on the victim. So why is Randle doing 15 years in prison?

  • News

    January 19, 1995

    Caught Dead In an Opera

    Houston's beleaguered arts community talks to itself about Harvey Milk

  • News

    August 4, 1994

    A Gay Old Time at Fuzzy's

    In a turnabout, homosexuals raid a police bar

  • News

    August 4, 1994
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