Tag Archives: Houston

TEXAS: Gov. Greg Abbott Contradicts Local Emergency Experts And Urges Houston Residents To Flee Hurricane

The Houston Chronicle reports: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott gave evacuation advice Friday afternoon that conflicts with the advice of Houston area elected officials and emergency management experts ahead of Hurricane Harvey. “Even if an evacuation order has not been issued by your local official, if you are in areas by Corpus Christi and Houston … you need to strongly consider …

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TEXAS: State Supreme Court Hears Challenge To Houston’s Benefits For Same-Sex Spouses [VIDEO]

Watch the full hearing below. The CBS affiliate in Dallas reports: The Texas Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that conservatives hope will provide an opening to challenge the landmark 2015 ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide. The all-Republican court initially refused to hear the lawsuit, which challenged Houston’s decision to offer same-sex spousal benefits to municipal employees. The …

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HOUSTON: Radio Station Dumps Kim Burrell’s Show After Homophobic Rant, TV Show Possibly Canceled Too

The Houston Chronicle reports: The fallout over Houston gospel star Kim Burrell’s anti-gay comments is showing no signs of letting up anytime soon. A day after Ellen DeGeneres tweeted that Burrell will not be appearing on the talk-show host’s popular daytime show this week, KTRK reported on Wednesday that Texas Southern University has pulled the plug on Burrell’s radio show. …

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HOUSTON: Taco Trucks Register New Voters

Houston’s ABC affiliate reports: Several businesses, including design firm Rigsby Hull and Latino activist group Mi Familia Vota, teamed up to make it easy for people to grab a taco while registering. #GuacTheVote and #TacoTruckOnEveryCorner were already trending around the country, after founder of the group “Latinos for Trump” made a public comment about Latino culture that offended a lot …

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Houston Cops: Mass Shooter Wore Nazi Uniform

Houston’s NBC affiliate reports: The gunman who carried out Monday morning’s shooting that wounded nine people was wearing what appeared to be Nazi paraphernalia, two law enforcement sources told Channel 2 Investigates’ Robert Arnold. The shooting was reported just after 6 a.m. near a shopping center on the northwest corner of Weslayan and Bissonnet streets. Interim Houston Police Chief Martha …

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Houston’s Oldest Gay Bar Closes After 36 Years

Houston resident and JMG reader Dwayne points us to this Facebook post: Effective immediately, Montrose Mining Company, located at 805 Pacific Street, is closed. We sincerely appreciate Houston’s support of The Montrose Mining Company for the past 36 years. The Montrose Mining Company was the first Houston Levi/Leather gay (GLBTQ) cruise bar on Pacific Street with an amazing sound system, …

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Houston Chronicle Endorses Hillary: Racist Putin-Like Donald Trump Is A Danger To The Republic

From the editorial board of the Houston Chronicle: The Chronicle editorial page does not typically endorse early in an election cycle; we prefer waiting for the campaign to play out and for issues to emerge and be addressed. We make an exception in the 2016 presidential race, because the choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is not merely political. …

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HOUSTON: Villanova Upsets North Carolina With Buzzer-Beating Shot To Win NCAA Title [VIDEO]

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and hate group leaders have been bragging for days about the NCAA keeping their basketball championship tournament in Houston despite that city’s repeal of its pro-trans ordinance. Tonight they have less to laugh about. Via the New York Times: With a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Kris Jenkins, the Villanova men’s basketball team won its first national …

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Half Price Lunch Special

Brown & Gay is actually the name of a local engineering firm, but that didn’t stop the complaints from rolling in. From Houston’s CBS affiliate: Here’s proof that the first impression isn’t always the right one. KHOU 11 News received angry calls and emails regarding a local restaurant’s sign put up on MLK Day. The sign out front of Logan …

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HOUSTON: Fire Guts Eagle Nightclub [VIDEO]

Houston’s CBS affiliate reports: Investigators are looking into what started a fire Saturday afternoon at The Eagle, a popular neighborhood bar in Montrose. Dozens of firefighters battled the blaze for hours, as flames kept sparking around the roof. A handful of customers and employees were inside when the fire started. “There was a flicker of lights and then all of …

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Houston Elects Democratic Mayor

The haters may have turned back LGBT rights in Houston, but they couldn’t keep the mayor’s office out of Democratic hands. The New York Times reports: State Representative Sylvester Turner, defeated his rival, Bill King, as rainy weather appeared to have lessened turnout in the runoff election. The vote represented a political crossroads of sorts for the country’s fourth-most populous …

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MONEY BEG: FRC Celebrates Houston Win [VIDEO]

As part of their year-end money beg, the KKK-affiliated Family Research Council has issued a celebratory video which gleefully recounts how God’s Gentle People ripped civil rights away LGBT Americans in Houston. Watch below.

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POLL: Houston Voters Would Reject LGBT Rights Ordinance Even Without “Bathroom” Issue

Houston Public Media reports: Experts agreed that HERO lost on Nov. 3 because voters were convinced by the opponents’ message that it would lead to men dressed as women going into women’s bathrooms. The ordinance protected 15 different characteristics from discrimination, including gender identity. A reasonable conclusion then could be that the ordinance would have passed if you only take …

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Houston Haters: Little Girls Will Get Raped In Restrooms If Pro-LGBT Politicians Are Reelected

Houston’s haters have launched yet another anti-trans ad in which they warn that men will rape little girls in public restrooms if pro-LGBT City Council members are reelected in next month’s runoff. Watch below.

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SNL Mocks Houston’s Anti-Trans Vote [VIDEO]

Last night SNL’s Weekend Update segment took on the haters in Houston. Best line: “So the theory is that guys, in their relentless quest to watch women go to the bathroom, are going through years of hormones surgery, changing their names, their wardrobe, coming out to their families, all for that big payoff of peeing in a room without urinals. …

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HOUSTON: “No Men In Ladies Room” Hater Defends Man Sued For Photographing Women In Bathroom

Thank the Lord Almighty Himself that Houston does not allow men in the same bathroom as women! Oh, wait. The Houston Press reports: Jared Woodfill, the former Harris County Republican Party leader who successfully championed the fight against the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance by proclaiming “no men in women’s restrooms,” is representing a man in court who has admitted to …

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HYPOCRISY EXPLOSION: Mat Staver Says Houston Mayor Should Do Her Elected Duties Or Resign [AUDIO]

Hate group leader Mat Staver claims Houston Mayor Annise Parker is calling on companies to boycott her own city. Which is contrary to her elected duties so she should just resign. Seriously. Right Wing Watch reports: “That is like a CEO of a company who says you need to boycott our company,” Staver said, “stop buying products from our company …

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Frank Bruni: Sex, Lies, & Houston

“I USED to be a child molester. Not in actuality. In the popular imagination. In public debate. That’s how gay men were once portrayed — not just as sexual deviants but as sexual prowlers, sexual predators, their eyes lecherously trained on the young, the vulnerable, the recruitable. Hatemongers spread this slander to argue that we mustn’t be teachers, shouldn’t be …

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Ben Carson: Create Trans-Only Bathrooms [VIDEO]

Yesterday Ben Carson told reporter Jorge Ramos that trans people “make everybody uncomfortable” so they should be forced to use trans-only bathrooms. Via Fusion: Questioned about Houston voters’ rejection of a law banning LGBT discrimination this week, Carson said: “How about we have a transgender bathroom?” “It is not fair for them to make everybody else uncomfortable,” Carson said of …

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Seth Meyers Rips Houston’s Lying Haters [VIDEO]

Carlos Maza at Media Matters: “Imagine if LGBT groups talked about the ‘bathroom predator’ myth the same way Seth Myers did.” Exactly. Watch this.

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