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  • Texas GOP poll shows DeSantis defeating Trump by 11 points in hypothetical primary

    11/15/2022 6:49:24 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/15/22 | BRAD DRESS
    A new survey from the Texas Republican Party has Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) defeating former President Trump by 11 points in a hypothetical match-up. Among voters likely to participate in a 2024 presidential primary in Texas, 43 percent said they would support DeSantis and 32 percent said they back Trump, according to the survey results. DeSantis, a rising star in the Republican Party who has flirted with a 2024 White House bid, continues to gain ground in hypothetical match-ups against the former president. Texas GOP Chairman Matt Rinaldi tweeted his support for DeSantis after the Florida governor cruised to...
  • 'It hurts to exist' | Houston man describes battle with monkeypox

    08/13/2022 5:23:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    KHOU 11 ^ | July 25, 2022 | KHOU 11
    'It hurts to exist' | Houston man describes battle with monkeypox Wesley Wallace said he's been dealing with monkeypox for about three weeks. He said the pain is so unbearable that "it hurts to exist."
  • Texas Grocery Store [H-E-B] Tycoon Sponsors Drag Queen Shows for Kids

    07/14/2022 5:47:03 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 50 replies
    Texas Scorecard ^ | July 13, 2022 | Sebastian Castro
    Charles Butt has repeatedly worked against parental rights activists.Charles Butt, the billionaire heir and CEO of the Texas grocery empire H-E-B, sponsored a recent “family friendly” drag show and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on anti-school choice campaigns.In June, H-E-B sponsored an LGBT “pride” event in downtown Austin. The event, called Rainbow on the Creek, included a drag queen story hour, a “family-friendly all ages” drag show performed by a group called the Hydrated Queer Kitties, and a pride parade. A Libs of TikTok tweet showed the scantily clad performers dancing sensually in front of parents and their children.The...
  • Texas Tribune Issues Major Correction After Claiming 5,800 Children Were Hospitalized With COVID Over 7 Days

    08/13/2021 1:14:26 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 11 replies
    Dailcaller ^ | August 13, 2021 | Virginia Kruta
    The Texas Tribune issued a major correction Thursday after falsely reporting that 5,800 children had been hospitalized with COVID-19 over a seven-day period. The initial report claimed that a major spike in coronavirus infections had resulted in 5,800 children being hospitalized, but the correction noted that there had actually been 5,800 children hospitalized with COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
  • APD reveals PRIDE car, 1st department to have PRIDE patch

    06/30/2021 2:05:17 PM PDT · by Levy78 · 60 replies
    KXAN ^ | 6/30/21 | Kate Winkle
    The Austin Police Department revealed a brightly-colored PRIDE car Wednesday, the final day of Pride Month, and says the vehicle will join the department’s celebrations during Austin’s Pride parade in August. The department said this month it also became the first department in Texas to adopt a Pride patch for its officers and civilian staff to wear in June and during the parade. The department worked with the Lesbian and Gay Peace Officers Association and Cops for Charities to create the patch and an accompanying hat.
  • Pride flag raised at Travis County government building for first time (Austin, TX)

    06/29/2021 11:31:15 AM PDT · by bgill · 17 replies
    kxan ^ | June 29, 2021 | Andrew Schnitker
    A vote Tuesday by Travis County Commissioners will allow county staff to fly the the LGBTQIA+ Pride Flag at any Travis County government building annually during Pride month. Travis County Judge Andy Brown, LGBTQIA+ leaders and commissioners held a Pride flag-raising ceremony at the Travis County Government Administration building in downtown Austin to commemorate the moment Tuesday.
  • Cornyn says election outcome 'becoming increasingly clear': report

    11/23/2020 8:19:33 PM PST · by libh8er · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11.23.2020 | Dominick Mastrangelo
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) reportedy said Monday that the outcome of the presidential election is "becoming increasingly clear," and that "evidence of a systemic problem ... seem to be wanting." "Obviously, the outcome is becoming increasingly clear," Cornyn said outside a food bank in Austin, Texas, according to an Austin American-Statesman staffer. "It seems like evidence of a systemic problem with our election seem to be wanting at this point," the senator added. .... On Sunday, Cornyn said in a tweet that Biden should be allowed to receive intelligence briefings that are being blocked by Trump's General Services Administration.
  • Here's how Dallas Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals handled national anthem

    09/25/2017 5:56:00 PM PDT · by Jolla · 273 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 9/25/17 | Abby Hamblin
    Owner Jerry Jones joined his team in taking a knee. The Cowboys then stood up and linked arms for the national anthem. The Dallas Cowboys all took knees on the field and the Arizona Cardinals linked arms across from them before their Monday Night Football game, a move that followed a closely-watched Sunday in which NFL teams and their owners rebuked President Donald Trump’s criticism of athletes protesting during the national anthem.
  • Tallywackers: All-Male Version of Hooters Now Open For Business

    06/03/2015 12:02:28 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 52 replies
    CW 33 ^ | May 30, 2015 | Shardae Neal
    The restaurant, named Tallywackers, hires attractive men and serves comfort food including steaks, pizzas, pasta, and hot dogs. Tallywackers says their restaurant is a “bar, restaurant and entertainment destination for everyone. There is eye-candy — for boys and girls — great food and a really good time.” Just as the “Hooters” name is a play on a euphemism for women’s breasts, “Tallywackers” is a not-so-subtle nod to men’s genitals. Owner Rodney Duke told the hosts of the Kidd Kraddick Morning Show last month that “he has pondered for 10 years why there wasn’t a male equivalent of this type of...
  • Rainbow crosswalks getting some pushback (TX)

    11/12/2014 8:49:41 AM PST · by bgill · 30 replies
    kxan ^ | Nov. 12, 2014 | Angie Beavin
    Bundick says the rainbow is what the area’s all about. “It’s the most recognizable way that people can identify and say, ‘This is a safe community. This is an accepting community,'” he said. The Austin City Council gave the project initial approval. Now the details are getting worked out with the city’s Art Commission. Funding for the project will come partially from city money for public artwork. The Austin PRIDE Foundation is also donating money.
  • Gay men say Texas bar kicked them out for dancing

    12/25/2013 10:45:39 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 103 replies
    The Chronicle ^ | 12/25/2013 | Doesn't say
    VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas is supporting a gay couple after the men said they were kicked out of a South Texas nightclub for dancing together to country music. The incident occurred Saturday night at a Victoria nightclub when Justin Meyer, 21, said he and his partner danced together to the country song "Cowboys and Angels," the Victoria Advocate reported ( ). The men said a manager approached them and told them Cactus Canyon had a policy barring two men from dancing together to country music. Meyer's partner, James Douglas, 30, said the manager...
  • Texas state senator Wendy Davis filibusters her way to Democratic stardom

    06/27/2013 1:03:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/27/2013 | Karen Tumulty and Morgan Smith
    <p>Wendy Davis strode onto the floor of the Texas Senate chamber on Tuesday in rouge-red running shoes, and came off it early Wednesday morning as the Democratic Party’s newest star.</p> <p>During 13 hours in between, the little-known legislator from Fort Worth delivered a filibuster that electrified social media and stopped passage of one of the nation’s toughest set of abortion restrictions in the waning hours of a special session.</p>
  • Texas city elects openly gay mayor

    12/13/2009 12:56:30 PM PST · by myknowledge · 111 replies · 3,352+ views
    Nine News ^ | December 14, 2009
    The southern city of Houston has become the largest US metropolis to elect an openly gay mayor when Annise Parker, an open lesbian, claimed a solid victory over her rival. "I know what this win means to many of us who thought we could never achieve high office," she said in her victory speech, at which she introduced her partner Kathy and their three children, according to the Houston Chronicle. "I understand, because I feel it, too. But now, from this moment, let us join as one community," said Parker, 53. According to local election data, Democrat Parker won about...
  • "M*A*S*H" Star Out Of The Closet

    05/07/2009 7:42:06 AM PDT · by NRA1995 · 69 replies · 2,288+ views ^ | 5/7/09
    "M*A*S*H"'s Major Charles Winchester has stepped out of the tent. Actor David Ogden Stiers tells, "I am [gay]. Very proud to be so." Later in the interview, he said, "I wish to spend my life's twilight being just who I am."
  • Texas Voters Approve Ban on Gay Marriage

    11/08/2005 6:16:27 PM PST · by AlaninSA · 145 replies · 5,197+ views
    AP ^ | 11/08/05 | David Crary
    Texas voters Tuesday overwhelming approved a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, making their state the 19th to take that step. In Maine, however, a proposal to repeal a new gay-rights law was trailing in early returns. The contest in Texas was decided quickly _ the ban was receiving more than 74 percent of the votes in early returns. Like every other state except Massachusetts, Texas didn't permit same-sex marriages previously, but the constitutional amendment was touted as an extra guard against future court rulings. The campaign had been enlivened over the past week because of a controversial tactic by the...
  • Gay rodeo rounds up new sponsors

    11/02/2003 10:43:03 AM PST · by Rodney King · 25 replies · 169+ views
    MSNBC ^ | today | Garret Glaser
    AHH, RODEO, the heritage of the great American West: livestock, cowboys, patriotism and ... drag queens? “Why are you shocked?” asked Denver-based businessman John Beck. “We all have to work together, we have to live on this earth together, right?” For Beck, gay rodeo isn’t simply a hobby. It’s part of daily life. “On average, there are 23 rodeos on the circuit,” he said. ”“In the last few years, I’ve done 15 to 18 of them.” Beck was among the competitors vying for cash prizes at the 17th annual International Gay Rodeo Association U.S. finals recently held here in Tulsa....