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New Book Explores Devastating 1973 Fire at New Orleans Gay Bar

Author Robert W. Fieseler recounts Up Stairs Lounge inferno.

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Texas Transgender Summit to Mark 10 Years at the University of Houston Next Week

Event helps universities become more welcoming to LGBTQ students.

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Editor’s Note: Our July 2018 Issue

OutSmart captures three awards from the Houston Press Club.

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Ohio Bill Would Force Teachers to Out Transgender Students to Parents

'This is really a ridiculous piece of legislation.'

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Queer Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: June 28-July 1, 2018

Your Weekly Roundup of LGBTQ Happenings

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Pastor Attacks Texas Town’s First LGBTQ Pride, Compares Gays to Adulterers

This Saturday, the PFLAG chapter in Boerne, a town of 10,000 in the Texas Hill County, will host a stroll…

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Gay Texas Official Faces Recall Election Over Leaked Grindr Photos

Mayor enlisted First Baptist pastor to negotiate Cross Coburn's resignation, but councilman refused. 

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Trans Woman Kicked Out of Restaurant for Refusing to Show ID Before Using Bathroom

Cuba Libre and Rum Bar later apologized for the incident. 

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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Anti-Gay Florist’s Case—Yet

LGBTQ legal expert calls decision 'immensely frustrating and disappointing.' 

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An EMT Proposed to Her Paramedic Girlfriend at NYC Pride, And She Said ‘Yes’

FDNY employees Trudy Bermudez, Tayreen Bonilla got engaged on parade route. 

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