Tag: Glbt

Couple released after marriage sit-in arrest

After about four hours in custody, Mark Jiminez and Beau Chander released and charged with criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor. The couple refused to leave the County Clerk’s office on July 5 when they applied for and were denied their marriage license.

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LGBT groups praise Supreme Court’s health care decision — except for Log Cabin Republicans

The Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act will affect access to healthcare across the LGBT community. People will not lose their health insurance because of HIV status or other pre-existing conditions and transgender people cannot be denied coverage. In its decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the penalty for not buying insurance under the “individual mandate” is a tax and is therefore constitutional.

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Feedback • 03.02.12

While I am not a member of Dignity, I am gay Roman Catholic and felt Phyllis Guest article titled “Efforts to resurrect local Gay Catholic Group are misguided” was both unnecessary, and showed a lack of a broader understanding of the Diversity of the LGBT Community.

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Funeral scheduled for Albert Mata

Albert Mata, the long-time partner of Houston GLBT Community Center president Tim Brookover, passed away on Monday, Feb. 20. Albert was a vivacious man. I could always tell if Albert was at an event. His laughter would echo...

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HUD adds LGBTs to housing rules

At the Creating Change Conference held in Baltimore Jan. 25–29, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced a new policy to fight discrimination. The new rules will be published this week and go...

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