Tag: Political

Incumbants fair poorly in runoff election

We now have results from all precincts: District A Helena Brown: 55% Brenda Stardig: 45% District B Alvin Byrd: 49% Jerry Davis: 51% Place 2: Kristi Thibaut 49.9% Andrew Burks 50.2% Place 5 Jack Christie  54% Jo Jones  46% Both...

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25 ways to fight AIDS

Today, December 1, is World AIDS Day. Wait! Before you click the ‘next’ button or scroll down your news feed hear me out: The LGBT community has been living with AIDS for three decades now. For people of my...

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We Were Here, AIDS documentary at 14 Pews

We Were Here, the award winning documentary of the early days of the AIDS crisis, premiers at 14 Pews theater (800 Aurora) Saturday, November 20, at 4:30 pm. The film, from director David Weissman, will be proceeded by a panel...

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HISD trustee distributes anti-gay flier

Houston Independent School District Trustee Manuel Rodriquez Jr. is under fire for an anti-gay flyer attacking his opponent, Ramiro Fonseca. Both seek the HISD District III seat held by Rodriquez. Rodriquez’s flyer attacks...

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Banks Appointed to Citizen Police Oversight Board

On Wednesday the Houston City Council confirmed Mayor Annise Parker’s appointment of Former Houston GLBT Political Caucus President Kris Banks to the Independent Police Oversight Board.  The Oversight Board provides a way for...

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‘Tempest:’ You, us

Kevin Moriarty is a director who embraces the full spectacle of Shakespeare, and while you can disagree with his decisions sometimes, you have to respect his commitment. He likes elements we might consider by-products of the...

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Movie Monday: ‘Circumstance’ at the Angelika

Princess of Persia The lesbian romance Circumstance breaks many taboos, but for director Maryam Keshavarz, it was simply a story that had to be told. The Arab Spring has meant a significant liberalization in Middle Eastern...

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PHOTOS: Response to ‘The Response’ begins

Riki Miller, Zombie McZee and Britney Miranda. The responses to “The Response” are under way in Houston. First out of the gate was Friday night’s LGBT Texans Against Hate Rally.  Despite temperatures that had...

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Texas: A not-so-great state

As Perry eyes the presidency and Dewhurst makes a bid for the Senate, let’s look at the story the numbers really tell Phyllis Guest | Taking Note It seems that while David Dewhurst is running for the U.S. Senate, Rick Perry —...

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