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Pearland Mom, Devout Christian Takes on School District Over Trans Restroom Access

As an evangelical Christian who attends Houston’s iconic Lakewood Church, Kimberly Shappley feels that she brings an important voice to…

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Justice Delayed: One Year Later, Gay Houston Man Still Fighting for Murdered Ex-Boyfriend

On July 17, 2015, the 19-year-old Stephen Sylvester was brutally murdered by his new boyfriend, Bryan Michael Canchola.

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Ask Dr. Laura: Introducing Our New Queer-Inclusive Sex Column

Sexologist Dr. Laura McGuire answers your sexual-health questions in an upcoming Q&A column!

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New ‘Engender’ Podcast Hosts Conversations About Gender

On Tuesday, July 5, radio personality Lily David recorded her first official episode as host of the new “Engender Podcast,”…

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Nervous Nelly: Being Openly Gay Takes Courage, Even in 2016

I was a little nervous about attending the parade, but I was determined to show my friends and neighbors that…

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Houston Photographer Launches ‘Pride Portraits’ Series

On Wednesday, June 29, a free photoshoot will be held for “Pride Portraits,” an event by Eric Edward Schell Photography.

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Mayor Turner Announces LGBTQ Task Force

Turner has announced the formation of an LGBTQ Task Force—the first in the city’s history—to make recommendations to his office.

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Houston’s LGBT Civil-Rights Record Remains a Work in Progress

Houston is also the only city on the list that failed to achieve a perfect score on the Human Rights…

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Amidst Recovery, A Chance to Reinvent

The Downtown District, formed to revitalize urban areas in Houston, has launched a colorful new street banner program.

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How the Orlando Massacre Will Affect Houston Pride

In the wake of the deadly shooting at a gay Orlando nightclub—which killed 49 people and injured 53 others—changes are…

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