TX sees record number of LGBT candidates

But state still lags with only 12 out elected officials

Love

Three pro-LGBT events now planned in response in Houston anti-gay hatefest

The other day I mentioned that LGBT advocates are planning a “Positive Impact Day” supporting homeless youth in response to the anti-gay hatefest in Houston on Sunday.

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Gay-bashed Baytown teen says police used homophobic slurs while investigating case

A Baytown teenager says he was gay-bashed by people he thought were his friends after being lured to a local skatepark.

Benham

FBI won’t say whether it’s investigating DFW Airport assault as anti-gay hate crime

An FBI spokeswoman would neither confirm nor deny that the agency is investigating an anti-gay assault that was caught on video DFW International Airport last week.

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WATCH: Texas high school student sent home for wearing T-shirt that says, “Lesbian”

A student in Van Alystine, Texas, was sent home from school this week for wearing a T-shirt that says, “Lesbian.”

CityHall

LGBT advocates plan “Positive Impact Day” in response to anti-gay Houston hatefest

The other day I asked how the LGBT community should respond to the anti-gay hatefest planned for Sunday in Houston.

Austin

Austin ISD adds transgender protections

Transgender students and employees will be protected against discrimination and harassment under a new Austin Independent School District policy.

After being re-elected to 3rd term, Houston Mayor Annise Parker pushes LGBT initiatives

BREAKING: Houston Mayor Annise Parker withdraws pastor subpoenas

Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced Wednesday the city is withdrawing subpoenas sent to pastors who led opposition to the city’s Equal Rights Ordinance.

Marriage

UT/Texas Tribune poll finds record support for same-sex marriage in Texas

A UT/Texas Tribune poll released today found that 42 percent of Texas voters support same-sex marriage.

Benham

UPDATED: Suspect in anti-gay hate crime at DFW Airport faces $1,000 fine, no jail time

DFW Airport police released their report Tuesday on the arrest of a man who attacked other passengers in an apparent anti-gay hate crime on Oct. 23 near Gate C-30.

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WATCH: Wendy Davis releases pro-equality ad

Not sure when or where this will be airing, but it popped up on Wendy Davis’ YouTube page today. The ad features Felipe Guttierez, president of Stonewall Democrats of Tarrant County.

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