Lourdes Zavaleta

Lourdes Zavaleta is a staff writer for OutSmart magazine. She recently graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in journalism.
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Texas Lawmakers Seek to Expand Hate Crimes Law to Include Gender Identity

HB 1513 would impose stiffer penalties for crimes committed due to bias against transgender victims.

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Queer Things to Do

Queer Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: April 25-29, 2019

Your weekly roundup of LGBTQ happenings.

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Texas Transgender Man Injured When His Employer Attacked Him

Kièr Rice claims his employer beat him up for being trans.

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Houston Gets Permanent Memorial to Pulse Nightclub Victims

Unveiling ceremony for flag pole at Tony’s Corner Pocket on April 28.

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Featured Stories

Transgender Woman Speaks Publicly for the First Time since Brutal Attack

Malaysia Booker’s April 12 assault was caught on camera.

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Queer Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: Easter 2019 Edition

Your weekly roundup of LGBTQ happenings.

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Houston-Area Methodists Rally for LGBTQ Inclusion

Protesters stood outside of the bishop’s office with signs condemning the church’s anti-LGBTQ policy.

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Queer Things to Do

Queer Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: April 11-14, 2019

Your weekly roundup of LGBTQ happenings.

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Rice University Celebrates LGBTQ Pride This Week

The campus will host queer-focused events through April 14.

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LGBTQ Realtors Urge Congress to Pass Nondiscrimination Protections

Housing leaders head to Capitol Hill on April 10 and 11 to support the Equality Act.

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