Federal and state rulings don’t agree on same-sex weddings, leaving gay couples in Texas in a special brand of limbo all their own.
Jenn and Lizzie Wigle are wandering the halls of a bridal expo, searching more for ideas than products or services. Eventually they visit three of the events, looking at dresses, invitations, cake decorators and all the other trappings of the $40-billion-a-year American wedding industry. Most of t ... More >>
Houston is one of the more gay friendly cities in America. Even our mayor is gay. But, like any other person who wants to have a same-sex wedding, Mayor Annise Parker had to travel to California because it is illegal in Texas. The Federal Government has even extended benefits to same-sex couples, ye ... More >>
Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! MY FRIEND IS SUICIDAL Dear Willie D: Since my friend broke up with her boyfriend she has b ... More >>
George Bernard Shaw once said, "There is no love sincerer than the love of food." While I have to agree with him on that, sometimes the love of another person can be nice too. And because these days the Internet can solve most problems, there are now websites that allow you to have your cake and s ... More >>
Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! BOSS LADY IS A BULLY Dear Willie D: I am a single mother with a small child, clocking 50 hou ... More >>
Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! BURNED BY THE RELATIVE I LOANED MONEY Dear Willie D: I loaned my cousin $500 more than six ... More >>
In the annals of pots, kettles and blackness, there is this: An online-dating service calling out a city for being superficial. Since that city is Dallas, we can't disagree, but that's not the point, dammit. There are a lot of good things about making decisions on people via their online-dating pro ... More >>
St, Stephen's Episcopal is in the heart of Montrose, and it has long embraced the neighborhood's live-and-let-live vibe. (Kids, it really used to be like that before the townhomes invaded.) That tradition will continue March 17 hen it holds what it says is Houston's first Witnessing and Blessing of ... More >>
By now, we've all had a few days to digest the awful, shocking news that North America's sweethearts, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, have decided to buck destiny and call it quits. We're not entirely sure how this could have happened, but Obama was just reelected. Clearly, our worst fears are alrea ... More >>
Is there really such a thing as a non-messy breakup? Is there a breakup in which neither party turns to a tub of Duncan Hines frosting to muffle the yak-like sounds of their latest, mostly unprompted crying jag? Is there a breakup outside of Pennsylvania Dutch country that doesn't involve inappropr ... More >>
For over 20 years, R. Kelly has been making sexual history as the official "pied piper of R&B," lovingly encouraging men and women to embrace their inner freaks. He's probably even been present for most of you young bloods' conceptions. Behind the scenes, though, he's made personal legal h ... More >>
Feeling at home in Houston.Man, you host one slutwalk and.... Houston has been named the tenth most promiscuous city in the nation, in a study that we don't doubt for a second is rigorous, peer-reviewed and unassailable. It comes from a dating site called OKCupid, but the people at OKCupid ... More >>
And they may just live in Houston.The Atlantic's blog has crunched some numbers from a recent gay survey and census data, and it's found that when it comes to raising kids, Houston's same-sex couples are near the tops in the nation. The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area had the seventh-highest ... More >>
Get in on the action.Are you a lesbian? Are you single? Do you live in Texas? Are you not freaked out by the idea of living your life online? No, we're not here to offer you a gig on our fledgling "erotica" Web site, but to tip you off to a casting call for thw web reality series Lezbeproud. ... More >>
It all starts with the oral sexThe Houston Chronicle's Mom blog led us to this amazing piece of scientific research. We'll let the official press release headline speak for itself: "Having oral sex increases likelihood of intercourse among teens."That was the profound conclusion reached by a stud ... More >>
It's all about the sexIt's a bye week Friday, so we don't have the Texans defense to kick around this week. So I'm going to use my Friday post as a forum to do the new and exciting Friday activity that's sweeping the nation -- telling people to follow other people on Twitter! Riveting! Actuall ... More >>
Tammy Wynette never addressed the golf angleSometimes bad things happen to good people. Oil spills, hurricanes, divorce. Compassionate human beings don't wish any of these things upon their fellow man.That said, we live in a capitalist society. Financial Darwinism, survival of the fittest, wha ... More >>
Let's get it on, to beat MiamiIf you're reading this, it means you're one of the few Houstonians who is not outside right now, having sex. Or at least that's how we're thinking after having read the results of an extremely informative survey brought to us by the jimmyhat experts at Tro ... More >>
Being single on Valentines Day just got a whole lot more fun
He was the sun in your sky, the cream in your coffee, the spring in your step. When you awoke, your first thought was of his embrace, whether you were tangled in it or not. Every evening before you slumbered, he was the last image to cross your weary mind, even if his body wasn't suctioned ... More >>
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We've all been there, in the throes of a breakup so bad you fear you'll end up dying alone or in jail: Crying so hard your eyes are chapped and red, throat sore and aching from sobbing, hair matted from days without a shower and nails chewed to the quick. Your friends are tired of hearing you rehas ... More >>
Photo by jcoterhals Here is the inaugural installment of True Lifetime Movie Network Tales, in this case ripped from court papers down at the 1st Court of Appeals. The names are being withheld out of sympathy for the participants. Put yourself in this man's shoes for a moment... After your wi ... More >>
Not even Brody Jenner could extinguish the bromance.
There's no telling how many stories have been written this week about the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but it's probably a fair assumption that the words "polygamist sect" have appeared in most. That's not good publicity, especially as revelations from Eldorado become ... More >>
Polygamists live in a compound on our state's dry western plains
On-site clubs are increasingly popular for fans of instant gratification
Turnout at Houston's swingers clubs swells with the young, hip and restless
Michael Winterbottom delivers the sex, and not much else
The best X-rated breakup songs
Testing for the abnormal outlooks on sex
Collaborative divorce promises to be kinder, faster, cheaper. But does it really work?
Houston's newest troupe probes the dark side of infidelity in the underproduced Kama Sutra
Is that evil lurking in the Blind Date lovefest auditions?
Christie Lee Littleton's chromosomes nullified her marriage, but paved the way for a groundbreaking one
Adult-shop raids raise the issue of what's nice and what's vice
Gay domestic violence is a dirty little secret that traps victims with nowhere to turn
The nice Jewish boy of my mom's dreams-for a hundred bucks?
Bering Methodist stops all weddings if there can't be gay marriages
High-powered attorney Earle Lilly was Linda Sarofim Lowe's divorce lawyer, then her lover. Now he's left her, and she wants her $6 million in attorney fees and her Mercedes back.
The cops say what John Shike did to his wife amounted to "legalized stalking." And after being hit with one of the largest fines ever at the county family courts, he vowed he'd get the judge, too.
Ed Burns returns to the subject of sex and sibling rivalry
Laura Letinsky's explicit photographs explore the ambiguity of ordinary sex
A Fort Bend County school district decrees that sex ed should start with abstinence and end with fidelity