An open letter to the Texas A&M Student Senate, signed ‘An Aggie No More’

Posted on 22 Apr 2011 at 8:29am

A Texas A&M student holds up a sign during the “Hands Across Aggieland” Unity March on April 15. (From GLBT Aggies on Facebook) Dear Senators: I once thought that I was an Aggie. Next year will be my 5th year of study. I am a Presidential Endowed Scholar. I attended Fish Camp. I went to [...]

Gov. Rick Perry issues proclamation calling for ‘Days of Prayer for Rain in Texas’

Posted on 21 Apr 2011 at 12:34pm

HARDY HABERMAN  |  Dungeon Diary It’s been awfully dry in Texas and the wildfires are spreading big-time. What we need is help to fight the fires and more importantly, RAIN. Now I am a religious guy, even though some of my readers might not believe it, however I am not a big believer in intercessory [...]

Ramos is a dinosaur at the brink of extinction

Posted on 19 Mar 2011 at 9:02am

By ELENA GUAJARDO and EDUARDO JUAREZ Co-chairs, Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio It is a shame and painfully unfair that the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio are forced to respond to the continued discriminatory ravings and completely baseless accusations of Dan Ramos, the chairman of the Bexar County Democratic Party.  Mr. Ramos unapologetically bellows bald [...]

Rep. Workman loves 10th amendment, except when it protects gays from discrimination

Posted on 16 Mar 2011 at 9:21am

Daniel Williams By DANIEL WILLIAMS | Legislative Queery HCR 110 by Rep. Paul Workman, R-Travis County, expresses the desire of the Texas Legislature for President Barack Obama to defend the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) against court challenges. DOMA was passed in 1996 by Congress. It prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage [...]

Dan Woods, Alex Nicholson to speak at Log Cabin Republicans National Convention in Dallas

Posted on 15 Mar 2011 at 1:16pm

ROB SCHLEIN | President, Log Cabin Republicans Dallas Log Cabin Republicans are celebrating many accomplishments this year, but none so much as the defeat of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” From our victorious ruling in Log Cabin Republicans v. United States to securing dozens of GOP votes in Congress to repeal the policy, our members can [...]

Removal of LGBT references makes anti-bullying bills weaker, but more likely to pass

Posted on 01 Mar 2011 at 1:48pm

Daniel Williams DANIEL WILLIAMS | Legislative Queery Instant Tea reported Monday that the reporting requirement proposed by the “big” anti-bullying bills (HB 224, SB 245) will be amended so that the provision that school districts file annual reports on instances of bullying in enumerated categories will now only require a report — with the specifics [...]

Leppert’s DOMA comment was a slap in the face

Posted on 24 Feb 2011 at 4:50pm

Lorie Burch LORIE BURCH  |  Chairwoman, North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce As chairwoman of the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce, I am disappointed with Mayor Tom Leppert’s recent statements denouncing the Obama Administration’s statement that it will no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act, which prevents the federal government and certain states [...]

NC man ‘turns straight,’ murders gay roommate with ax and shotgun, blames Mucinex

Posted on 17 Feb 2011 at 9:37am

Michael Anderson: “Mucinex made me do it.” STEPHEN V. SPRINKLE  |  Unfinished Lives In one of the grisliest murders the local Catawba County Sheriff’s Department can recall, a teen roommate used the gay panic defense to justify his alleged ax-and-shotgun murder of an older gay man. Michael Anderson, 19, of nearby King’s Mountain, is accused [...]

Stonewall Democrats to endorse in city elections

Posted on 16 Feb 2011 at 11:57am

JESSE GARCIA  |  Stonewall Democrats of Dallas Expired members of Stonewall Democrats of Dallas and LGBT community members interested in joining the organization need to renew or join by Thursday, Feb. 17, in order to participate in this year’s endorsement screening for municipal elections. Hotly contested races for Dallas mayor and heavily LGBT city council [...]

No GOProud at next year’s CPAC

Posted on 15 Feb 2011 at 1:37pm

HARDY HABERMAN  |  Dungeon Diary There is a surprise! Not really. GOProud, the allegedly gay Republican organization whose involvement with the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) conference stirred up so much anger among the right-wing they are politely being asked to not come back. GOProud’s presence atthe conference was enough to make a few very [...]