Part two in a series for gay pride week. It didn't take Ron Levine and partners like the club-savvy Howell long to turn the new Palace into a hot spot. In October, 1970, the private club -- private meaning mixed drinks were available and entry could be controlled -- hosted a drag pageant that is st ... More >>
Texas voters, even in the midst of a so-called "conservative uprising," managed to elect the first openly gay woman to the Texas House on Tuesday night. Mary Gonzalez, to be more specific, will be both the first woman to win House District 75 in El Paso and the second openly gay candidate to secure ... More >>
According to some, Montrose is seeing fewer rainbows these days.Montrose's "gayborhood" status is officially over. Or it's just like it has been for the past five to ten years. It depends on who you ask. Hair Balls recently spoke with various movers and shakers of the neighborhood's GLBT co ... More >>
Jon Buice stays in prison.Jon Buice, who had been awarded a controversial parole after serving time for his role in the gay-bashing death of Paul Broussard, will not be a free man after all. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles today reversed its earlier decision granting Buice parole in l ... More >>
Jon Buice, who was sent to prison for his role in the 1991 attack outside a Montrose gay bar that left Paul Broussard dead, has finally won his long, contentious battle for parole. KHOU reports that Buice won a decision from the parole board today that will lead to his release. Broussard's ... More >>
Charles Armstrong, owner of four gay clubs and benefactor to feral cats, is the most powerful man in his neighborhood.
Aaron Scheerhoorn's death has spawned a new effort to make Montrose safeIt was one of the year's more horrific widely publicized murders. In mid-December, in a case that echoed that of Kitty Genovese, 28-year-old Aaron Scheerhoorn was stabbed to death in front of Club Blur in front of numerou ... More >>
Orgies with a female prison chaplain?Jon Buice was at the center of one of the most publicized hate crimes in Houston history, a 1991 attack outside a Montrose gay bar that left Paul Broussard dead. Buice was sent away, but now is the focus of an intense fight over whether he should be parol ... More >>
Updated at 1:20 p.m. with a statement from KPFT's Duane Bradley. Photos by Melissa Noble/ KPFT on FacebookMatt Helfrich, an imposing-looking but good-natured volunteer and occasional fill-in DJ for 90.1 KPFT FM, has been identified as the man stabbed to death at the Skylane Apartments on Wes ... More >>
A Facebook page for the victims
Martin Draughon returns to the clink after becoming a test case for alleged flaws in GPS monitoring devices
Malisow's on tha mike, y'all... As you're driving around tonight engaging in various acts of debauchery, we suggest you tune into KPFT 'round 9 p.m. We're not stumping for the venerable Pacifica station, we're in fact plugging a guest appearance by our own Craig Malisow on KPFT's "Prison Show." ... More >>
Nancy Ford: a journalist and comedian committed to gay causes
Opposing sides will grapple over gay issues this week
How can homeless sex offenders comply with the registration laws?
These gun club members take aim at unlikely stereotypes: other gays and lesbians
NASA can get political -- for Tom DeLay
The nightlife scene is alive and well in the Montrose. Meet some of its stars.
The Supreme Court's sodomy decision
Critics wonder if massive TDCJ cuts will be a prelude to privatization
A local landmark for gay sex and social activism closes after 32 years
Harris County jailers are in no hurry to hand out meds to inmates with AIDS. Inmates claim this and other lockup practices endanger their lives.
Crusading convicts turned the docile Echo newspaper into a voice for prison reform. Fellow inmates cheered, but alarmed TDCJ officials preferred silence.
She's here. She's queer. The neighbors are used to it.
Protesters scream about censorship. The board denounces potentially crippling boycotts. Will the two sides in the Pacifica conflict ever learn that, beneath their shrill cries, they're on the same team?
Archiving Houston's queer history, one T-shirt at a time
Since his death, teenage inmate Rodney Hulin has become a national symbol of why it's wrong to send juveniles to adult prisons. His true story, though, paints a different kind of troubling picture.
Elmer Wayne Henley has some pictures he wants you to see
Now everybody, it's claimed, will be on their best behavior. Really?
Gay caucus endorsements draw out profiles in political courage -- and cowardice
KPFT bids goodbye to its embattled boss