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LGBTQ Equality

June 17, 2020

How Texans can celebrate Pride without parades

This June, we’re celebrating the 50th Pride Month, marking a half century of progress since the birth of the LGBTQIA+ rights movement. Pride Month commemorates the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, demonstrations led by Black trans women that sparked...
June 17, 2019

Texas lawmakers are tainting our rainbow

Throughout the month of June, Pride celebrations replete with rainbow flags and messages of support remind us that we are not alone and should be proud of who we are. However, Pride also forces us to acknowledge that the movement for equality has a long...
April 15, 2019
Queer Texan Rights

Queer lives and the Pursuit of Happiness

I’ll never forget the feeling of walking into a gay bar for the first time with my best friend, Daniel. It was a Tuesday night at Barbarellas, affectionately known as Tuezgayz. I remember that night, not because of the lights or dancing, or cheap vodka...
June 26, 2018
pride stories

Texas Pride: Stories of the LGBTQ Movement & People of Texas

The three-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges — the landmark marriage equality case — falls on Pride Month. While the case was a major victory for the movement, the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and queer (...
June 27, 2015
SCOTUS 2015: Freedom to Marry for Everyone

SCOTUS 2015: Freedom to Marry for Everyone

Ed. Note: the following is Part 5 of our 5-part SCOTUS 2015 series reviewing decisions from this summer. Every American has the freedom to marry the person they love. This is why courts matter. It was a long, hard-fought legal battle which many hoped...