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Texas Pride?

Houston lags far behind other large Texas cities in equality for gays and lesbians, according to new report

By Jennifer Chininis

When it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality, Texas cities could not be further apart. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) just released its third annual report assessing LGB ...


Party Weekend

Your cheat sheet to the Houston Pride Parade weekend: The craziest parties, the parking secrets & the foam fun

By Kate Bentsen

Pride Week is here and in full throttle as Houstonians gather to celebrate the LGBT community. When it comes to this wild weekend, make sure you have your bases covered and you know all the party a ...


Hometown Shame

A not-so fabulous snub: Houston denied spot in Top Gay Friendly City rankings due to equal rights issues

By Claire St. Amant, Clifford Pugh

Two Texas cites have been ranked among the most LGBT-friendly places in America in a new survey — but Houston isn't one of them. Despite electing the first openly ...


Landmark Montrose Bar Closes

Another sign Montrose isn't so gay anymore: Landmark neighborhood bar is closing

By Clifford Pugh

Another one bites the dust. As Montrose land gets pricier and more attractive to affluent Houstonians at a time when gay and lesbians have become more assimilated into mainstream society, ...


Texas Schools Behaving Badly

Lesbian high school student outed by coaches receives settlement in "worst bullying" case

By Claire St. Amant

An East Texas school district has finally settled a lawsuit filed by a former student who was forced to reveal her sexual identity in 2009. Skye Wyatt was a 16-year-old sophomore at Kilgore Hig ...


Longhorn Pride

"I'm actually gay:" University of Texas swimmer comes out to teammates in heartfelt letter

By Ryan Lakich

It may be 2013, but it can still be a struggle for LGBT folks both to accept themselves for who they are and to find support from those around them. That journey is even more difficult in ...


National Respect

San Francisco writer loves Houston's Gayborhood, wonders if drag queens run the city

By Whitney Radley

Brave San Francisco-based BuzzFeed writer Saeed Jones recently flew into Houston to begin a 15-day trek through the American South with a short stay in Montrose. And while t ...


Lambda NextGen Houston

Out & about: Aggie grad creates a new social network for LGBTA young professionals

By Whitney Radley

Houston may have a reputation as gay-friendly city, but Alan Prewitt, a newly-out man and a recent Texas A&M University graduate, didn't have much initial luck fitting in when he moved here ...


Swinging Country

Historic Montrose gay bar to close — right after celebrating its 35th anniversary

By Whitney Radley

Brazos River Bottom, the gay country and western bar and dance club that has called the Montrose area home for more than three decades, will be closing its doors at the end of March.  Robe ...


An Extraordinary Life

Dubbing Sally Ride a "lesbian astronaut" shortchanges her impact: Post-death coming out overblown

By Whitney Radley

Sally Ride — a noted physicist, a science writer and the first American woman in space — passed away at 61 on Monday, following a 17-month-long battle with pancreatic cancer. I vivi ...


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