Tag Archives: Matthew Shepard

Ken Mehlman inspiring? Not to me

Hardy Haberman Flagging Left Why honor a man who spent years not just hiding in the closet, but working with those who oppressed his LGBT brothers and sisters? In a move that has stunned a lot of folks, Out Magazine … Continue reading

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UPDATE: 1 of 3 men convicted in hate crime murder of James Byrd Jr. has been executed

UPDATE: The Beaumont Enterprise reports that the execution of white supremacist and convicted hate crime murderer Lawrence Russell Brewer has been carried out. The execution was scheduled for 6 p.m., and Brewer was pronounced dead at 6:21 p.m. Lawrence Russell … Continue reading

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Applause: Stage pink

Queer highlights from the upcoming theater season RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer Anticipation should be strong for the upcoming theater season in general. Ambitious shows like Giant, The Tempest, West Side Story and Hairspray all dot the stage horizon. But … Continue reading

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Remembering Fred Martinez: ‘Two Spirits’ tells story of a murdered Navajo boy

‘Two Spirit’ — Fred Martinez There’s been some talk here on Instant Tea this week about the documentary Out in America and whether or not KLRU, the PBS channel in Austin, would air it during Gay Pride Month. I am proud … Continue reading

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FBI investigates El Paso attack as hate crime

The FBI is now investigating last weekend’s brutal attack outside a popular gay nightclub in El Paso as a hate crime, the El Paso Times reports today: As of Monday afternoon, the case is being investigated by FBI agents as … Continue reading

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What’s Brewing: Debating discrimination in Montana, West Virginia and the United Kingdom

Your weekday morning blend from Instant Tea: 1. A Montana House committee approved a bill Monday that would ban cities from enacting ordinances to protect LGBT people from discrimination. The bill, which cleared the committee by a 13-7 vote, would … Continue reading

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On the road to Tyler with the Turtle Creek Chorale

Gay men’s chorus went to East Texas prepared for protest, but instead found a warm welcome DAVID TAFFET  |  taffet@dallasvoice.com NEW IN TOWN | Members of the Turtle Creek Chorale get off the bus in Tyler for their concert at … Continue reading

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Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert: Homosexuality is adultery in the Ten Commandments

Discussing “don’t ask don’t tell” on the Family Research Council’s Washington Watch Weekly radio program on Friday, Congressman Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, offered his response to those who point out that the Bible — if you read it closely and all … Continue reading

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Early voting begins today for midterm elections, with plenty at stake for the LGBT community

Many LGBT advocates and activists were thrilled two years ago when Barack Obama — a man who said he supported legal federal recognition of same-sex civil unions, passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, … Continue reading

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Shaking off those nasty midterm blues

It’s tempting to echo the ‘throw them out’ refrain, but compare the candidates and the political parties carefully, then go out and make your voice heard by voting Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White I suspect a lot of people right … Continue reading

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