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Conservative Lawmakers Push for Review of School Board Group’s Guidance on Transgender Students

Legislators claim the advice would “endanger children and encourage school districts to keep parents in the dark.”

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Business News

Conroe Brewery Receives Threats, Harassment After Canceling Kyle Rittenhouse Event

“Our place is super inclusive...We are super pro-veteran, super pro-law enforcement. We’re trying to be good people in the community.…

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Features

“I want to fight”: LGBTQ Texans Ready for Legislative Session as GOP Lawmakers Target Them

Republicans are backing legislation targeting gender-affirming care for children, classroom lessons about sexuality and drag shows.

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News

Texas Drag Shows Become a Target of Rising Extremism

On a recent Saturday afternoon, four drag performers gathered in a hotel lobby that doubles as a bar just west…

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News

Texas Fights Federal Rule That Would Outlaw LGBTQ Discrimination in State Adoptions and Foster Care

Texas allows religious groups that are part of the state’s child welfare network to refuse to assist LGBTQ couples seeking…

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Politics

What Are Texas Lawmakers Planning for 2023?

Texas lawmakers won’t gavel in for the new legislative session until January, but they have already filed more than 800…

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Politics

Lina Hidalgo Wins Tight Race for Re-election

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, considered a rising star among Texas Democrats, overcame a strong challenge from a well-funded Republican…

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Politics

Out Gay Black Men and Muslims Win TX Races

The election of Democrats Christian Manuel Hayes and Venton Jones to the Texas House will triple the number of openly…

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Politics

Beto O’Rourke Isn’t the Only One to Watch in 2022

Democrats are hoping to prove polls wrong by tapping into anger over the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the…

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State News

What LGBTQ Voters in Texas Care About

More than 1 million LGBTQ Texans are burdened by the state’s polarized politics despite Texas having one of the largest queer populations in the…

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