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LGBTQ Rights: Hate Defeated
Fallout from the 84th Texas legislative session
"...Legislative session started out with a record number of anti-LGBTQ measures – likely the most ever filed by any..."

June 5, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

LGBTQ Caucus' Queer Priorities at the Texas Capitol
House's recently formed caucus announces top causes for 2019
"...The Texas House of Representatives’ recently formed LGBTQ Caucus isn’t losing any momentum. Less than a month..."

Feb. 6, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Pink Elephant Puts Black LGBTQ Artists Center Stage
Austin's queer hip-hop fest returns for year two
"...Pink Elephant, returns to Austin this weekend to celebrate LGBTQ and POC artists. Founded by Japan aka Rashaud Hill..."

March 31, 2017 Qmmunity Post by Courtney Naquin

Paxton Sues Obama Over Transgender Rights
State officials continue their anti-trans crusade
"...As part of their crusade to restrict LGBTQ rights, state officials are fighting back against a recent..."

May 25, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Conservative Group: Anti-LGBTQ Bills Could Cost Texas $8.5 Billion
Strange bedfellows make economic case against bigoted bills
"...strongly cautioning against passing any legislation that would hurt LGBTQ Texans...."

Dec. 6, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Human Rights Campaign Calls Texas a "High Priority" for LGBTQ Equality
A long way to go, but public opinion trends toward legislative action
"...season is upon us and, according to the Human Rights Campaign, Texas still has a long way to go..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Equality Texas Promotes LGBTQ Friendly Legislation
Report finds “stark gap” between acceptance and lack of protections
"...a statewide political advocacy organization for queer and trans rights – urged lawmakers to take action in favor of..."

Feb. 27, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Lilli Hime

Austin Earns Top Grade in LGBTQ Scorecard
HRC report: Austin, Dallas, Ft. Worth, most LGBTQ-friendly in state
"...lead the nation in offering inclusive policies to the LGBTQ community, according to a new report...."

Oct. 18, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

LGBTQ Quality of Life Commission Sends Recommendations to Council
Commission issues three wishes, two that will need money
"...Austin’s LGBTQ Quality of Life Commission has passed its first set..."

Aug. 21, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

After Filing Bill Forcing Schools to Out LGBTQ Kids, Legislator Bullies Media
Sen. Konni Burton's SB 242 isn't being misreported; it's anti-trans
"...After filing anti-LGBTQ legislation late last week, state Sen. Konni Burton, R-Ft...."

Nov. 21, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

GOP Targets Women's Health, LGBTQ Community in First Day of Lege Filing
Texas Dems vow to keep up the fight for LGBTQ residents, women
"...Texas legislators filed three abortion-restrictive bills and the first anti-LGBTQ piece of legislation this filing period, assuring another heated..."

Nov. 14, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Top 10 and Bottom 10 LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement Moments
Your AggreGAYtor gets Aggro on a whole year of good, bad, and fugly
"...some ways, a banner year: marriage equality and trans rights in (some of) the United States… but we also..."

Jan. 6, 2014 Qmmunity Post

Top 10 LGBTQ Victories Worldwide
It’s the most listicle time of the year!
"...In the battle for queer rights, 2018 wasn’t our best year here in the United..."

Dec. 27, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Ray Emerson

Protecting the LGBTQ Community When the State Attacks
From the bathroom bill to marriage equality, can Austin fight back?
"...it legal for child welfare providers to discriminate against LGBTQ youth and would-be foster parents, was signed by Gov...."

Aug. 25, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Local Businesses Warn Lege on Anti-LGBTQ Laws
Discriminatory laws not just morally corrupt but financially damaging
"...open early next year). After considering public comment, the LGBTQ-friendly stalls are built, with the exception of some last-minute..."

Nov. 18, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Austin Excels in LGBTQ Scorecard
Austin continues to lead the nation in offering inclusive policies to the LGBTQ community, according to a new report
"...lead the nation in offering inclusive policies to the LGBTQ community, according to a new report...."

Oct. 21, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Qmmunity: LGBTQ and the Search for a Wide Enough Umbrella
Plus, OUTsider Fest is here to queer up your weekend
"...that "movement politics" – which he believes the acronym "LGBTQ" is a leader of – ask "ordinary Americans to..."

Feb. 22, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

One Resistance and LGBTQ Human Rights Rallies
"...One Resistance and LGBTQ Human Rights Rally protesters took over Downtown Austin Friday..."

Jan. 23, 2017 Photo Gallery

State LGBTQ Chambers Form First-of-Its-Kind Alliance
The new Texas LGBT Chambers of Commerce will represent Austin, Greater Houston, North Texas, and San Antonio
"...The LGBTQ chambers of commerce representing Texas' four major metro areas..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

State's LGBTQ Stance May Quash Hopes for Amazon HQ
At least according to company shareholder William S. Smith
"...locating its second headquarters in a state with comprehensive LGBTQ protections. In a letter circulated to other shareholders on..."

June 1, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

AISD's "Concerned Parents" Rail Against LGBTQ Inclusivity
Religious extremists against comprehensive sex ed and Welcoming Schools program
"...a professional development training program created by the Human Rights Campaign to help teachers and classroom staff support children..."

Aug. 18, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

PHOTOS: One Resistance and LGBTQ Human Rights Rallies
One Resistance and LGBTQ Human Rights Rally protesters took over downtown

Jan. 27, 2017 News Feature

Queerbomb and Austin Black Pride Kick Off Season of LGBTQ Celebrations
The city proves that pride has no limits
"...month. This year, however, Queerbomb won't be the only LGBTQ celebration on the block. Austin Black Pride, now in..."

June 1, 2018 Arts Feature by Sarah Marloff

Human Rights Commission Takes on Trump
Commission signs a resolution reaffirming city's commitment to "inclusion, equity, and freedom for all"
"...by misogyny, racism, and xenophobia encouraged the city's Human Rights Commission to pass a resolution reaffirming Austin's commitment to..."

Dec. 16, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Battle of the Bathroom Bigots
Austin's "bathroom bill" aims to protect rather than demonize trans residents
"...the impact of the current right-wing campaign against transgender rights. Buls, a psychotherapist – and the first openly trans..."

May 27, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Gay Place
This year's Top 10 local queer heroes & LGBTQ stories
"...1) Ceci Gratias She's worked with nearly every LGBTQ nonprofit in town, led the Austin Gay and Lesbian..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Column by Sarah Marloff

Queer Fundraisers Heat Up January
Who says the holidays have to be the only season for giving?
"...doldrums than getting fancy for fundraisers supporting our local LGBTQ communities?..."

Jan. 16, 2018 Chron Events Post by Sarah Marloff

Federal Judge Blocks Obama's Transgender Guidelines
Ft. Worth judge says "status quo" in place for now
"...Attorney General Ken Paxton and his anti-LGBTQ cohort have succeeded in blocking a federal transgender-inclusive directive,..."

Aug. 22, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

News Roundup: Lawsuits, Laws, and Plea Bargains
Brian Rodgers vs. COA, Abbott vs. women's rights, etc.
"...Austin is withholding public information; Texas businesses warn that anti-LGBTQ discrimination will hurt Texas business; Greg Abbott signs a..."

June 15, 2015 News Post by News Staff

CEO Chuck Smith Leaves Equality Texas
Samantha Smoot tapped for interim executive director position
"...Equality Texas, a statewide political advocacy organization for LGBTQ rights, announced earlier today that CEO Chuck Smith is..."

Dec. 17, 2018 News Post by Beth Sullivan

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