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Monthly Archives: November 2008

Twisting Her Way Out

Twisting Her Way Out

To celebrate National Coming Out Day, OutSmart collaborated with the University of Houston students, asking them last month to share their coming out stories. Several students sub ...

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Red Ribbons and Gold Ribbons

Red Ribbons and Gold Ribbons

Elton John’s friendship with young Ryan White, who succumbed to AIDS in 1990, was only the beginning. Eighteen World AIDS Days later, the Elton John AIDS Foundation has raised mor ...

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‘You Gotta Give Them Hope’

‘You Gotta Give Them Hope’

Twenty-one years ago, I heard a radio broadcast on Pacifica radio (KPFT 90.1 FM) about the Houston Police Department harassing gay men in local bars. I was glued to every word. I ...

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Milk, Spilled

Milk, Spilled

Harvey Milk, one of the pivotal figures in the gay-rights movement, now has his brilliant-but-too-short life and career depicted on the big screen. ...

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Your Vote Counts . . . But Was It Counted?

Your Vote Counts . . . But Was It Counted?

Assuming we don’t have another Bush-Gore debacle, in which wrinkled dotards in equally wrinkled black robes called the fight, the presidential election will be decided by us, the ...

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Dog Years

Dog Years

Mark Doty, poet and memoirist, the first American to win Britain’s prestigious T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry (among a number of other literary honors), counts Houston as one of his ...

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Doggie Do-Gooder

Doggie Do-Gooder

Cheryl Felps didn’t set out to be a doggie do-gooder, but she took to the task like a dog to a juicy bone. The 32-year-old law firm employee already had a cute little cocker named ...

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Prince of Puppies

Prince of Puppies

Donald Puryear sold a lucrative court reporting company and is a top realtor with Re/Max Metro. He doesn’t really have to work, which is why he thought that opening a franchised H ...

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Pets and More Pets

Pets and More Pets

For the first time in its history, the Humane Society of the United States has endorsed a presidential candidate, throwing its support behind Barack Obama. The endorsement was mad ...

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Houston’s Animal Cop

Houston’s Animal Cop

‘It is the weak who are cruel; gentleness can only be expected from the strong.’ —Leo F. Buscaglia A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members,” Mahatma ...

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