Queer Music News: Hayla’s “I’m Free” based on boyfriend cheating with a man

Posted on 19 Mar 2012 at 11:01am

Dance artist Hayla may have the gayest background ever — perhaps a little too gay. She says her new single, “I’m Free,” was inspired after finding her steady beau of seven years in bed with a guy.

Texas at bottom of new healthcare survey

Posted on 15 Mar 2012 at 9:39pm

Good thing Rick Perry has refused $30 million in federal funds for the Women’s Health Program. A new report by The Commonwealth Fund showed that Texas ranks at the bottom in many areas of health care access, prevention and treatment, potentially avoidable hospital use and costs, and population health.

“A happy, middle-aged Asian couple” endorses Elaine Palmer against Judge Steven Kirkland

Posted on 14 Mar 2012 at 5:14pm

Elaine Palmer is a Democrat running for judge in the 215th Civil District Court in Houston. Her opponent is incumbent Judge Steven Kirkland, the first out LGBT judge elected in Texas. Palmer is very proud of her broad community support. So proud that she has sent out an email with snapshots of her supporters. At [...]

“Switchblade Sisters” at Domy Books in April

Posted on 13 Mar 2012 at 4:05pm

While it may sound like the worst lesbian sex position ever Switchblade Sisters is a classic exploitation film from 1975. The film tells the story of Maggie, the new girl at school who accidentally gets mixed up with the “Dagger Debs,” the meanest, toughest gang of double-D-endowed dames at school. Poor Maggie finds herself in [...]

Ex-TCC professor’s anti-gay bias suit advances

Posted on 13 Mar 2012 at 3:33pm

A U.S. District Court denied a motion by TCC administrators to dismiss a lawsuit alleging they discriminated based on sexual orientation.

For the 1st time ever, a gay immigrant is allowed to stay in Texas based on a same-sex marriage

Posted on 10 Mar 2012 at 3:02pm

A Houston immigration judge has allowed a gay Costa Rican immigrant to stay in the U.S. based on his same-sex marriage to an American

Obama told Houston GLBT Political Caucus ‘yes’ on contractor nondiscrimination requirement

Posted on 09 Mar 2012 at 7:38pm

Metro Weekly reports that in 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama told the Houston GLBT Political Caucus that as president he would support requiring companies doing business with the government to implement non-discrimination policies that would protect LGBT people. Obama, as a candidate seeking the Democratic nomination to run for president in 2008, was asked by the [...]

SXSW 2012 gets off to a proper queer start (updated)

Posted on 08 Mar 2012 at 11:30pm

Austin turns into a frenzy as South by Southwest kicks off Friday introducing crowds to a wealth of films, multimedia, live music and not enough showers to go around for everyone. As I researched the festival’s schedule and created my own of (fingers-crossed) all the LGBT-related events, I noticed how tomorrow starts a big ol’ [...]

Christmas-colored backtracking from the man who wants to close LGBT resource centers

Posted on 08 Mar 2012 at 9:02pm

Poor State Rep. Wayne Christian, the Republican from Center, is doing his damnedest to ensure that anyone who looks or thinks or loves differently than he doesn’t have the resources to get a college education, but it seems he can’t win for losing. You may remember Christian as the architect of last year’s attempts to [...]