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Houston Mayor Withdraws Sermon Subpoenas

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 10.29.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The mayor of Houston on Wednesday withdrew the subpoenas of sermons from five pastors who opposed an ordinance banning discrimination against LG...

The Single Greatest Civil Rights Threat of Our Time

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez

We live in a time where the very freedom to express our respective faith values stands threatened -- a road we have never been down before.

The First-Ever Houston Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Zepeda Talks About Poetry in a City of Great Diversity

Anis Shivani | Posted 12.20.2014 | Books
Anis Shivani

On April 9, 2013, Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker announced Gwendolyn Zepeda as the first-ever Houston poet laureate. Zepeda is now well into her two-year term, and I thought it would be a good time to ask her about her experiences so far.

Mayor Parker's Wedding Completes An Amazing Arc of LGBT History

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Cutbirth

That muffled cough and gravelly rumbling noise you heard last Wednesday had to be the sound of former-Houston Mayor Louie Welch rolling over in his grave.

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Houston Mayor Annise Parker

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Annise Parker's win in her 2009 mayoral race makes Houston the largest city in the U.S. to have a gay mayor, even though the red state has a history o...

Annise Parker, Running For Houston Mayor, Hit By Anti-Gay Attacks

The Associated Press | Monica Rhor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Annise Parker's mayoral campaign Web site bio reads like a catalog of campaign catch phrases: She has been Houston's City Controller and a member of c...

Gay Houston Mayor Candidate Annise Parker Ahead In Polls

The Associated Press | Juan A. Lozano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) HOUSTON -- Houston's openly gay city controller has pulled ahead in the race to be mayor of the nation's fourth largest city, just two days befor...

Anti-Gay Activists Trying To Derail Houston Mayoral Campaign

The Daily Beast | Benjamin Sarlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gay-rights advocates, coming off stinging defeats of same-sex marriage legislation in New York and Maine, could get a boost this week in--of all place...