“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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Tower Center in heart of Montrose for sale

Posted on 08 Mar 2012 at 5:23pm

If you’ve got a few million dollars laying around this is your opportunity to own an entire city block in the heart of Montrose. The Tower Center on Westheimer between Montrose and Waugh is for sale, along with the Jack in the Box on the same block. The 75-year-old complex was designed by Joseph Finger, [...]

AIDS Walk Houston steps off Sunday

Posted on 07 Mar 2012 at 2:18pm

It’s spring in Houston, that delightful two-to-three weeks a year when it’s warm enough to wear a T-shirt out of doors, but not so warm your face melts off. With spring comes the traditional Houston spring events: the Rodeo, flooding and the annual AIDS Walk Houston. The walk steps off this Sunday, March 11 at [...]

Don’t mess with these Girl Scouts

Posted on 07 Mar 2012 at 2:15pm

CNN reports that a Fort Bend County troop was recently accosted outside of the Wal-Mart where they were selling cookies.

D.C.’s most loquacious sesquipedalian calls Houston home

Posted on 05 Mar 2012 at 4:34pm

Tumblr: depending on who you follow the image-based blogging site it can be a nerd’s delight of data mining, or history’s greatest repository of porn. If, like me, you follow a number of political hacks then you’ve probably seen this delightful map from from Dan K mapping the vocabulary of the 435 members of Congress. [...]

Bayou City Performing Arts presents “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Coming Out Under Fire”

Posted on 01 Mar 2012 at 3:23pm

The United States military began actively screening recruits for homosexuality in 1941. In 1993 that policy was replaced by the Clinton administration with “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” — recruits were no longer actively screened, but any hint on being gay, lesbian or bisexual and they were out on their ear. Finally, on September 20, 2011 [...]

“Pope of Trash” John Waters is coming to Houston

Posted on 01 Mar 2012 at 3:05pm

John Waters, the man filmmaker William Burroughs called the “Pope of Trash,” will be in Houston March 14 to help raise funds for DiverseWorks Art Space (1117 E. Freeway). It’s difficult to describe a Waters film to someone who’s never seen one. Even his most mainstream fair like Serial Mom and Hairspray displays a maniacally [...]