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HERO Takes A Hit In Houston

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 11.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Dr. Cindi Love

A majority of Houston voters have expressed their willingness to discriminate against trans identified persons and most of the rest of us. They do not represent the majority of Houston residents. The voters had their turn. Now we must each find a way to express our unwillingness to join them.

Fox News Is Trying to Kill Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance

Carlos Maza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Carlos Maza

Fox News helped turn a bogus story about subpoenas sent to a handful of Houston pastors into a national rallying cry for religious liberty. Now the network is helping promote an event that will pit some of the country's most extreme anti-LGBT voices against the city's nondiscrimination ordinance.

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.

Michelangelo Signorile

Houston's Lesbian Mayor On The Gay Community's 'Uphill Battle' For Equal Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Houston is the fourth largest city in the U.S., and also has the distinction of being the largest American city with an openly gay or lesbian mayor. A...

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.

LOOK: Houston's Lesbian Mayor Ties The Knot In California

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Houston Mayor Annise Parker tied the knot with longtime partner Kathy Hubbard in a Jan. 16 ceremony in Palm Springs, Calif. ABC Eyewitness News 13...

Not Just Layoffs: Eight Ways Cities Reduce Employee Costs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

When city officials need to trim personnel costs, firing people isn't the first thing they look to do: it's the third. City budgets are stretched ...

Cancelled Space Shuttle Program Hurts Houston Ego, Economy

Posted 09.06.2011 | Business

HOUSTON — The end of the space shuttle program is hitting its Florida launch home in the pocketbook with some areas practically becoming economic gh...