Pride celebrations set around Texas, region

Posted on 14 Jun 2007 at 6:31pm

Oklahoma governor names gay commissioner to state post

Posted on 17 May 2007 at 7:13pm

By Ron Jenkins Associated Press Roth appointed to replace Bode on Oklahoma Corporation Commission Oklahoma County Commissioner Jim Roth appears at a news conference in Oklahoma City, Monday, May 14. Roth will replace Denise Bode on the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, the three-member state agency that regulates utilities and oil companies. (SUE OGROCKI/Associated Press) OKLAHOMA CITY [...]

Eureka Springs approves registry for domestic partnerships

Posted on 17 May 2007 at 7:12pm

By Associated Press and Staff Reports Opponents say city council violated state consitution EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. – The Eureka Springs City Council unanimously approved a proposal Monday, May 14, to create a domestic partner registry. The registry is set to take effect June 13 unless the issue is brought to the public via referendum. Dani [...]

Court upholds boy’s removal from lesbian mom’s custody

Posted on 12 Apr 2007 at 8:15pm

By Andrew DeMillo Associated Press Arkansas appeals panel says placement with father was not due to woman’s sexuality, but instability in the home LITTLE ROCK The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday, April 11, that the decision to remove a child from his lesbian mother’s custody was not related to the woman’s sexual orientation but [...]

Poll: Majority in Ark. don’t want gay foster ban on ballot

Posted on 12 Apr 2007 at 8:13pm

By Associated Press Results aren’t scientific, but 67 percent say they are opposed A majority of the people who responded to a newspaper’s online poll do not believe an initiative banning gays and lesbians from being foster or adoptive parents should be put on the ballot in Arkansas, the newspaper reported this week. The Baxter [...]

New Orleans tourism officials reach out to LGBT travelers

Posted on 05 Apr 2007 at 8:45pm

By Associated Press New guidebook promotes activities popular with gay, lesbian travelers: Mardi Gras, Southern Decadence and Halloween NEW ORLEANS Tourism officials still trying to lure leisure visitors back to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina have put together a guidebook aimed at gay and lesbian travelers. New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corp. and the Philadelphia-based [...]

Arkansas House leaves gay parenting bill unresolved

Posted on 05 Apr 2007 at 8:44pm

By Associated Press LITTLE ROCK The Arkansas House of Representatives recessed Tuesday, April 3, until May 1, when it will return to tidy up any unfinished business. A proposal to ban gay people from fostering or adopting children was among items left unresolved by lawmakers when they ended the session on its 86th day. The [...]

“‘Gay Day’ at Dollywood set for June 16

Posted on 05 Apr 2007 at 8:42pm

By Staff Reports “‘Out at the Park’ to celebrate 5th anniversary with event Dolly Parton “Out at the Park,” formerly known as “Gay Day at Dollywood” will celebrate its fifth anniversary on June 16. The following day on June 17, the group will hold “Out at the Water Park” at Dolly’s Splash Country. The color [...]

Arkansas considers law to ban gay foster, adoptive parenting

Posted on 22 Mar 2007 at 10:18pm

Proposed law would also exclude unmarried straight couples; sponsor hopes to add clause making bill effective when signed Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says he does not believe that a ban on gays and lesbians becoming foster parents that was sent from the state Senate to the House this week will pass constitutional review. LITTLE ROCK [...]

Arkansas senator says he will introduce new proposal to ban gay foster parents

Posted on 08 Mar 2007 at 7:53pm