Category Archives: LGBT issues

Issues surrounding the treatment of, and discrimination against, people who self identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender.

Mike Huckabee lauds ousting of Iowa justices over gay marriage, courts evangelicals


Mike Huckabee lauds ousting of Iowa justices over gay marriage, courts evangelicals. Mike Huckabee is one scary guy. And this isn’t a recent revelation for me. Allow me to direct you to my past commentary on his 2008 Presidential run. … Continue reading

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Transgender Day of Remembrance


Last night, I attended the Houston Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony on the campus of the University of Houston. I had the good fortune of being in the right place at the right time, and ended up attending with Vanity … Continue reading

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The Origin of Love


If you haven’t seen “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” yet, drop everything and get it now. Don’t wait until it’s convenient. B and her kids introduced me to the film. It was an incredibly powerful film, but it’s not for … Continue reading

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Tell President Obama: Don’t Appeal DOMA Decision


From me via the Courage Campaign: I just signed on to a letter from the Courage Campaign to President Obama asking him to not appeal a decision that gave us a major victory in the fight for equality for LGBT … Continue reading

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Surgery no longer a requirement for changing gender on passport – CNN.com


Surgery no longer a requirement for changing gender on passport – CNN.com. State.Gov: New Policy on Gender Change in Passports Announced This is a very good development. Now if only Texas weren’t so backwards …

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Female Genital Mutilation at Cornell University


Female genital mutilation – you know it happens, but in undeveloped parts of the world. Not at Cornell University, right? Continue reading

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Pride Support: Friends of Pride Houston


Make a donation to the Houston Pride Parade, become a Friend of Pride, and get all kinds of great benefits: Recognition as Underwriter at LGBT Celebration Recognition on the Pride website VIP Parade Bleacher Seats And even more, depending on … Continue reading

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When Politicians Set Curriculum Standards …


The Texas State Board of Education is an embarrassment to Texas, and a danger to the entire country. It is time to dismantle it completely, and start over with professional educators. Continue reading

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Discrimination is NOT necessary


Apparently gays and lesbians are no longer frightening enough for the Washington Times. The ENDA and the transgender protections thereof are the latest bogeyman for the editors at the Times. Continue reading

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End the lies, take action


From EndTheLies.org: Have you noticed that these days, since it’s no longer acceptable to say openly that you’re against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality, extremists are resorting to lies and fear tactics? The radical right says hate crimes laws … Continue reading

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