Black Voices

Ian L. Haddock Honored for LGBTQ Advocacy at The Normal Anomaly Initiative

Haddock advocates for Black queer-plus persons and aims to change problematic narratives.

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The Runoff for Texas House District 146 Gets Ugly

Lauren Ashley Simmons, a black, queer, union organizer, is leading the Democratic primary for Texas House of Representatives District 146…

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Show Spotlighting The Normal Anomaly Initiative Wins GLAAD Media Award

The Normal Anomaly, Inc. has proudly announced the recent honor of winning the Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode award…

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Meet Denisha Maxey-Estes: An Arduous Life Journey Helped Her Find Her Calling

Denisha works at the International Better Business Bureau and has been an active advocate for women and LGBTQ people across…

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Breaking Down Barriers: Mo Jenkins Makes Transgender History in the Texas Legislature

Mo Jenkins is shaking things up as the first trans woman to be a committee director and committee clerk in…

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Lauren Ashley Simmons is Running for Office to Advocate for Public Schools and Transgender Teens

Lauren Ashley Simmons knew she had to run for state representative in District 146 when Rep. Shawn Thierry, a Democrat…

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Creating Safe Havens: Ryan Wright Redefines Foster Care for LGBTQ Youth

Wright founded and currently serves as executive director for the Texas Greenhouse Project (TGP) and its Transitional Housing Mission, which…

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Empowering Narratives

Black Queer Advancement Festival Week is creating space for Black LGBTQ performers.

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Lauren Ashley Simmons’ Run for Office Sparked by Rep. Thierry’s Support for Senate Bill 14

Lauren Ashley Simmons knew she had to run for state representative when Rep. Shawn Thierry, a Democrat from Houston, announced…

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Project Row Houses Commemorates 30 Years: Exhibit Pays Tribute to Gay Co-Founder James Bettison

In 1992, when artist and activist Rick Lowe toured Houston’s historic but blighted Third Ward neighborhood with a group of…

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