Tag Archives: Houston

HOUSTON: Hometown Paper Regrets Its Endorsement Of Sen. Ted Cruz

From the editorial board of the Houston Chronicle: Does anyone else miss Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison? We’re not sure how much difference one person could make in the toxic, chaotic, hyperpartisan atmosphere in Washington, but if we could choose just one it would be Hutchison, whose years of service in the Senate were marked by two things sorely lacking in …

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Houston’s Mayor On Log Cabin

“I do think it’s important for GLBTs to stay engaged in both parties. But not at that at the price of your self-respect and dignity. And it is great to be a gay Republican and to say, ‘My party has left me behind. I can’t support it this time until they get on the right track. I support this, this …

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Pride Weather Forecast

New York City.San Francisco.Chicago.Seattle.Houston.Minneapolis.

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Houston’s Mayor Speaks To Gay Journos

As I mentioned yesterday, openly gay Houston Mayor Annise Parker provided the welcoming speech for this weekend’s convention of LGBT journalists. Miami Herald reporter Steve Rothaus recorded the speech. His clip description: Houston Mayor Annise Parker speaks at the 2012 National LGBT Editor/Blogger Convening about being elected to a second term; her longtime life partner Kathy Hubbard and being co-chair …

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Folks On The Other Side Of Your Screen

Here’s a shot of this weekend’s 2012 Haas Convening, where LGBT journalists gathered in Houston for training and updates on the movement’s latest issues. Attending were such well-known bloggers as Jeremy Hooper (Good As You), Bil Browning (Bilerico Project), David Badash (New Civil Rights Movement), Rod McCollum (Rod 2.0), Zack Ford (Think Progress), Noah Michelson (HuffPo Gay Voices) and Scott …

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SLIDESHOW: Houston Meet-Up

We had a great turnout of handsome guys for the JMG meetup in Houston last night! Too many names to remember, save the very notable presence of openly gay Fort Worth Councilman Joel Burns, whose poignant anti-bullying video went globally viral in October 2010. Fantastic to meet him and all of the rest of you! Also: Ow, my head! Thanks …

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Afternoon View – Cool Walkway Thing

This neat circular walkway thingy connects the two Chevron towers I posted this morning. It’s killing me that I’ve only gotten to see a couple of blocks of a deserted downtown Houston, but we’re here less than 48 hours. When you add up flight time, airport time, all day meetings, planned in-house meals…well, you hardly get a chance to stick …

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Morning View – Chevron Headquarters

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Afternoon View – Houston Ape Rebellion

I wasn’t really expecting cowboys and oil wells, but I didn’t think the view from my Houston hotel room would evoke the climactic rebellion scene from Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes. Amirite? #dorkattack

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Houston Meet-Up Reminder

A reminder for this Saturday: After going back and forth with Twitter, Facebook, and meatspace pals, the consensus is that JR’s Houston will be the best spot for next Saturday’s meet-up. I’ll be in Texas for the Haas LGBT Journalists Convening, which this year is sponsored by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. Hosting the whole shebang is NLGJA …

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JMG Meet-Up In Houston Next Saturday

The first JMG readers meet-up for 2012 will take place next Saturday, March 24th, in Houston. I’ll be there for the same LGBT journalists event that last brought me to San Francisco, where our meet-up sort of overcrowded the small Castro bar we’d chosen, causing me to spend much of the night on the sidewalk outside chatting with the likes …

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HOUSTON: Wingnut Radio Host Michael Berry Found On Gay Bar Security Videos

Conservative Houston radio host Michael Berry has been identified on the security videos of a local drag bar shortly before he fled a hit-and-run incident in the club’s parking lot. As I reported yesterday, Berry is known for fiery condemnations of minorities, with “crackheads and welfare queens” his most commonly-used expression to describe Houston’s poor. Berry claims that his employers …

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TEXAS: Anti-Gay Radio Host Accused Of Hit & Run After Leaving Houston Drag Show

Conservative talk radio host Michael Berry has been accused of leaving the scene of a fender bender after departing a drag show he attended at a popular Houston gay bar. Berry is known for ranting against same-sex marriage and related LGBT issues. Local 2 Investigates e-mailed Berry for his response to the hit-and-run allegations and the videotape showing him inside …

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Troubled By Witchcraft? Mermaid Spirits? Financial Impotence? Jesus Can Cure You!

Nigeria’s “witch hunter” and Holy Appointee of Jesus is coming to Houston for a “12 day marathon of deliverance” where she’ll cure you of mermaids, voodoo, spells, and ALL those chronic and incurable diseases. Praise! Glory! Donate!

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HOUSTON: Openly Lesbian Mayor Annise Parker Narrowly Avoids Runoff

Openly lesbian Houston Mayor Annise Parker has won re-election by a margin that narrowly avoids a runoff with the far distant second place finisher. While all precincts have not reported at this writing, the Houston Chronicle is calling her the winner with 50.8% of the vote. Her top three challengers all only garnered about 15% of the vote each.

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Houston’s Scary Lesbian Mayor Is Advancing Her E-Ville Homo Agenda!

And the Exorcist-y music makes her scarier!(Via – Towleroad)

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Local News Covers Perry’s Rally

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Photo Of The Day

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Population Concentration

If all the people in the world had to live in one city, here’s how big that city would be based on the population densities of six examples.

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Continental Tests Self-Boarding

Already in use in some part in Europe (as seen above), Continental Airlines has begun testing self-boarding procedures in Houston. Boarding a plane without an agent to inspect or take your pass has arrived in the USA. Continental Airlines has confirmed it’s testing the procedure at a gate at its hub in Houston Intercontinental. It’s the first experiment at what’s …

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