In her funny, vulnerable essay collection ‘Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing,’ Hough takes on the cult she grew up in, coming to terms with being a closeted lesbian, and her complex relationship with her home state.
The progeny of two country stars, Payne, who grew up in East Texas, writes songs informed by his struggle with substance abuse, trauma, and redemption.
The multimedia oral history project features the stories of queer people, many of them Texans, who live outside cities.
Despite Representative Celia Israel’s emotional, personal testimony, her bill to curtail the discredited practice has little chance of becoming law.
The Lieutenant Governor foreshadows a statewide war over bathrooms.
This is the most complicated that thinking about cake has ever been.
It’s a great step, but what it amounts to in practice isn’t quite clear. …
The two books aim to educate young readers on gender, sexuality, and LGBT history. …
Neighborhoods in both Austin and El Paso have subdivisions with streets named after famous Olympians—including the 1976 Decathlon gold medalist who earned that medal when she went by the name “Bruce Jenner.” What do you do with those streets now that she’s living as Caitlyn? …
Proponents says it’s outgrown its small-neighborhood roots and that the move is indicative of the triumph of LGBT rights. Opponents say the event forsaking its soul in the name of dubious progress.
Following a string of complaints about alleged harassment, assault, and rape, a transgender inmate in Texas was moved to a special “safekeeping” unit in what LGBT activists consider a significant victory. …
Rick Miller, a Republican from Sugar Land, introduced legislation that would reverse local non-discrimination ordinances—like the one in Houston, where his openly gay son works as an attorney.
The Harris County State Representative wants to ensure that your DNA matches the gender designation for each bathroom before you go. …
Austin Wallis posted a video to YouTube this week that details his difficult experience of being gay in a private, Lutheran school in Houston.
A black, transgender woman was murdered in Tyler, which her friends say was a hate crime—but the murder won’t be investigated that way.
Kat Cade, a Texas Tech student, founded a pride festival tailored to the largely conservative community of Lubbock.
East Texas Bait Shop that Slurred Gay Customers Now the “#1 Gay Hangout in Texas,” According to Yelp
Petty, childish, and oh-so-satisfying.
Here's what that means—and what it doesn't.
Robert Gates Would Have Supported Gay Scoutmasters if He’d Been Leading the Boy Scouts When the Organization Voted on the Issue
That's not the boldest stance anyone ever took on gay rights. …
Michael Sam, the SEC's reigning defensive player of the year and sack leader went from promising prospect to Jackie Robinson overnight—a transition that says a few things worth saying about the places he came from.
Two couples are suing in federal court to overturn the gay marriage ban in Texas, while two others are taking to the state's Supreme Court for the state to grant them a divorce. Between the four cases, the ban on gay marriage in Texas could meet its end. …
John Rechy, whose novel "City of Night" was wildly successful when it was published in 1963, grew up during the Depression, the youngest of five children born to a Mexican family in El Paso.
On both ends of Texas, discount "plastic surgeons" have been shooting people full of potentially fatal substances.
Despite the Student Senate voting to remove the language "homosexual acts" from its policy, Baylor Student Body President Wesley Hodges vetoed the resolution.
People are definitely talking about the controversial “Strong” ad, which has Perry’s own team divided, but will its message get him votes in Iowa?…