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Texas Legislators Push Through Two Anti-LGBTQ Bills Sunday Night
After four months fighting down bathroom bills, the Texas House finally caved to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s threat of a special legislative session on Sunday. Shortly after 8:30pm, the House approved a proposed bathroom bill amendment to Senate Bill 2078 after an hour and a half of debate.

11:38AM Mon. May 22, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Still No Vote on the Bathroom Bill "Compromise"
Wednesday saw another late night at the Capitol. The House’s State Affairs Committee heard public testimony on House Bill 2899, the supposed “compromise” to the bathroom bill. Though transgender activists and allies arrived for the hearing as early as 8am, the committee didn’t start on 2899 for another 13 hours.

1:15PM Thu. Apr. 20, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

I Pee With LGBT
Trans rights activists and allies around Texas are “rolling up their sleeves, pulling down their pants, and peeing with LGBT” after Austin native and renowned director Richard Linklater collaborated with ACLU of Texas, GSD&M, and Legacy Community Health on a commercial denouncing Texas’ proposed bathroom bill.

11:12AM Wed. Feb. 22, Courtney Naquin Read More | Comment »

DSA Queer Coalition Organizes and Mobilizes
Netflix’s Stranger Things might have put “The Upside Down” on the map, but the country’s current political climate makes it all too applicable to today’s reality. Many people feel uncertain about their future, the safety of their families, and are concerned about the potential loss of opportunity.

3:45PM Tue. Feb. 7, Sloane Smith Read More | Comment »

Coming Out in the Dark
As is often the case these days, an idea came to fruition through social media. One person put out a call to action on Facebook to organize an LGBTQ protest on the evening of the inauguration. People from all over the Austin area responded.

12:56PM Thu. Jan. 19, Sloane Smith Read More | Comment »

Step One: Create an LGBTQ Commission
Three months after Mayor Steve Adler announced plans to create an LGBTQ Quality of Life Commission during October’s Hate Crime Summit, the first precursory meeting was held Wednesday night at the Asian American Resource Center.

11:10AM Thu. Jan. 19, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

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Texas Bathroom Bill Battle Officially Begins
As predicted, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has his bathroom bill. Senate Bill 6, labeled the “Texas Privacy Act,” was filed Thursday, Jan. 5 by Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham. The bill is both sexist and transphobic and hides behind the guise of privacy protection.

4:45PM Thu. Jan. 5, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

In the Wake of Orlando
Yesterday morning, after waking up next to my partner and dog, I checked Facebook. It’s a bad habit. One I’m trying to break, but everyone was still asleep, so I hit the blue app open. I scrolled through photos of D.C. Pride – all my friends were smiling, adorned in their gayest/queerest/cutest outfits, bright colors, and of course, glitter.

2:15PM Mon. Jun. 13, 2016, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Queerbomb Will Go On
On the heels of GayBiGayGay’s indefinite hiatus, rumors spread quickly that Queerbomb 2016 would go the same way. Just a week ago, however, Queerbombers announced that – despite concerned whispers – the festival and march would in fact happen this June.

11:00AM Wed. Mar. 30, 2016, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

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