Tag Archives: lgbt issues

Gay Dallas judge won’t conduct marriages because they ‘can’t be performed for me’

Out lesbian Judge Tonya Parker touted her refusal to conduct marriage ceremonies in her courtroom Tuesday night. Continue reading

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Stonewall Democrats to host watch party for SOTU, which will include 2 special lesbian guests

Stonewall Democrats of Dallas will host its second annual watch party at the Brick tonight during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address. The Washington Blade reports that two lesbians are among those who’ve been invited to sit in … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to Friends

Nationally known Cedar Creek Lake bar closes after 15 years DAVID WEBB  |  Contributing Writer davidwaynewebb@yahoo.com GUN BARREL CITY — For 15 years Friends was the little gay bar that did it all in the most unlikely of settings, but … Continue reading

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Kinder, gentler Republicans?

Primary candidates who are the most anti-LGBT didn’t fare well in New Hampshire. Could the GOP voters be moving toward tolerance? David Webb The Rare Reporter The results of the New Hampshire primary must seem like political nirvana for LGBT … Continue reading

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President Obama issues memorandum on protecting LGBTs abroad

Four days in advance of  Human Rights Day on Saturday, Dec. 10,  President Barack Obama today issued a presidential memorandum “to ensure that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of LGBT persons,” according to a … Continue reading

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Putting our children at risk

David Webb The Rare Reporter Child sexual abuse a concern for everyone, especially LGBT parents Most people would probably agree there is no resource that a society cherishes more than its children. So it is hard to fathom how sexual … Continue reading

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What’s Shakin’ – Election Day

1. It’s election day in Houston! The Mayor, Comptroller, City Council and three Houston Independent School Board Trustee seats are up for grabs. Decisions made today will affect policy-making decisions on LGBT issues for the next two years so visit … Continue reading

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Log Cabin lauds candidates for ‘focus on jobs’

R. Clarke Cooper Shockingly, the GOP presidential candidates weren’t specifically asked about LGBT issues during Wednesday night’s two-hour debate in Simi Valley, Calif. Which prompted Log Cabin Republicans, the gay GOP group, to issue a press release this afternoon lauding … Continue reading

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More on Out@NBCUniversal

In  last week’s cover story, I talked with members of the Dallas chapter of the affinity group Out@NBCUniversal, a collective of LGBT employees and straight allies. In it, they talk about how the network has been a sort of work-topia … Continue reading

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Starvoice • 08.26.11

By Jack Fertig CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY Phil McGraw turns 61 on Thursday. The former Wichita Falls resident has used his talk show Dr. Phil to address LGBT issues regarding youth and same-sex marriage. He recently spoke to CNN about the damages of ex-gay … Continue reading

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