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Ted Cruz Getting His Own Queer Dance Protest at Texas Capitol

Ted Cruz Getting His Own Queer Dance Protest at Texas Capitol

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. It’s been a year since 500 spandex and legwarmer-wearing Texans flooded the streets surrounding the Governor’s Mansion to protest newly-proposed “transphobic and homophobic laws” coming down the legislative pipeline. Governor Greg Abbott was conveniently not home to witness the planned “queer dance freakout.” But, if you recall, the

“Bathroom Bill” Fizzles as Republican Primary Issue

By Patrick Svitek, February 6, 2018 The “bathroom bill,” once touted as a surefire issue for the 2018 Republican primaries, is barely registering in them with less than a month until Election Day. Last year, state lawmakers waded into an intense, emotional debate over whether the state should restrict which bathrooms transgender Texans could use,

Lupe Valdez, a Democrat, kicks off gubernatorial bid in Dallas

By Cassandra Pollock, The Texas Tribune January 7, 2018 DALLAS — Lupe Valdez, the former Dallas County Sheriff, formally launched her Democratic bid for governor on Sunday, touting a campaign aimed at representing all Texans and listing a broad range of topics she plans to address as election season gets underway. “Together, we need to

2017 in Review: A Year in the Life of LGBT SA

A select month-by-month recap of stories about our community reported here and elsewhere in 2017. JANUARY Jeffrey James is Fiesta Cornyation’s King Anchovy LII The board of directors of Fiesta Cornyation, billed as “the raunchiest, cheapest event of Fiesta,” announced in January that this year’s King Anchovy LII was Jeffrey James, the proprietor of James

Anti-Cyberbullying Activists Wanted a Texas Law With “Teeth.” They May Have Gotten One.

By Kirby Wilson, The Texas Tribune Just months after her son David took his own life, Maurine Molak began to organize. She and her husband, Matt, who live in San Antonio, founded David’s Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to cyberbullying victim advocacy. Maurine said they met with lawmakers, law enforcement officials, district attorneys, school administrators,

After Months of Controversy, Texas Bathroom Bill Dies Quietly

By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune August 16, 2017 In the end, the controversial bathroom bill went quietly. For more than a year, Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick led the crusade for a state law to regulate bathroom use for transgender Texans — an initiative that resonated with social conservatives, including many pastors, who backed

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