AIDS at 30: Now’s the time for heroes to stand up

Posted on 02 Jul 2011 at 11:42am

By RAELINE NOBLES So much has been accomplished around HIV/AIDS. But so much more has to still be achieved before we can all go home and say, “Our job is done.” This is especially true now in an environment of significant political turmoil at the state and national level, funding cuts coming from every direction, [...]

Time to raise hell over Perry’s decision to partner with anti-gay hate group for ‘day of prayer’

Posted on 08 Jun 2011 at 10:14am

HARDY HABERMAN  |  Dungeon Diary So if our governor participated in a Ku Klux Klan rally most Texans, (I said “most”) would be outraged. A call for his resignation would ring so loudly the state Capital dome would shatter. Why? Well the KKK is a hate group plain and simple. So where is the outrage [...]

More on transgender v. transsexual

Posted on 03 Jun 2011 at 11:52am

CRISTAN WILLIAMS | Cross-posted from Ehipassiko Since my last post on this issue, I’ve met a few really cool folks in the “transsexual-not-transgender” camp. I was fortunate enough to meet one transsexual named Zoe. We messaged back and forth for quite some time over Facebook, and she really helped me to better understand where she’s [...]

LGBT community must call on Texas A&M leaders to send message that hatred won’t be tolerated

Posted on 07 May 2011 at 2:17pm

Administration remains silent in wake of attack on resource center By TIFFANY CREECY and JOSH COLLINS In April 2011, Texas State Rep. Wayne Christian, R-Center, proposed Amendment 143 to House Bill 1 — an amendment demanding that public universities that fund centers for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) students also provide an equal amount [...]

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 [...]