17th August 2014
US: Legal challenge to Houston equal rights law gets January court date 2
5:35 PM — A court challenge to Houston's equal rights ordinance will be heard in January.
6th August 2014
US: Anti-equality activists suing Houston after petition to stall equality law failed
5:04 PM — Anti-equality activists are suing the city of Houston, after their petition to stall an equality law failed.
5th August 2014
US: Attempt to stall Houston equality law fails over ‘invalid’ signatures on petition 2
11:37 AM — An attempt by church groups to trigger a ballot on Houston's equality law has been rejected, because not enough valid signatures were gathered.
3rd August 2014
US: Attempt to stall Houston equality law may fail over ‘fraudulent’ signatures on petitions 1
3:24 PM — An attempt by church groups to trigger a ballot on Houston's equality law may be thrown out, after a large number of signatures on their petitions were declared invalid.
30th July 2014
US: Anonymous website posts names and addresses of HERO opponents 3
10:36 PM — A new, anonymous campaign is posting the names and addresses of Houston Equal Rights Ordinance opponents by releasing petitions submitted against the ordinance online.
28th July 2014
US: Child caregiver fired over “lifestyle choices” 17
8:52 PM — A gay child caregiver has been fired from his position at a Christian charity in Texas.
5th July 2014
US: Houston church groups submit signatures to trigger referendum on equality law 11
1:07 PM — Houston church groups have submitted signatures to block a planned LGBT equality law, potentially sending to to a public vote.
1st July 2014
US: Anti-trans Texans accused of electoral fraud in petition to overturn Equal Rights Ordinance 7
12:05 PM — Anti-trans lobbyists in Houston, Texas have been accused of using illegal electoral methods in their attempts to overturn a recent pro-LGBT equality ordinance.
29th May 2014
US: Houston passes law to prevent LGBT employees from being fired 1
7:15 PM — Houston, the largest city in Texas, passed a non-discrimination ordinance on Wednesday. Yesterday, after hours of testimony, the Houston City Council passed an ordinance that bans discrimination of Houstonians on the basis of their race, sex, color, sexual orientation and gender identity, among other categories.
19th May 2014
US: Church claims that ‘men dressed as women’ can use female toilets 24
10:10 PM — A Houston church has put up a sign claiming that "men dressed as women" will use the female toilets if the city passes an equal rights ordinance.
19th April 2014
US: Missing car of murdered lesbian couple recovered in Houston 1
9:06 PM — A car belonging to a lesbian couple who were found murdered next to a dumpster last month in Texas has been recovered.
10th March 2014
US: Lesbian couple found murdered ‘next to dumpster’ in Texas 1
9:33 PM — Police are hunting for a murder suspect after a lesbian couple were found murdered and left next to a dumpster in Port Bolivar, Texas.
31st January 2014
Listen: Christian rapper Bizzle records homophobic rap response to ‘Same Love’ 79
6:27 PM — Christian rapper Bizzle has recorded a homophobic rap response to 'Same Love', in which he compares gay people to paedophiles, and says that gay people are 'against God'.
6th November 2013
US: Houston Mayor Annise Parker wins third and final re-election
4:22 PM — Annise Parker was re-elected on Tuesday to her third and final term as mayor of Houston, Texas.
5th April 2013
Texas: Gay HIV positive student subjected to poster smear campaign 19
11:34 AM — Police in Texas have launched an investigation after flyers surfaced on a university campus detailing the HIV status of a gay student.
2nd April 2013
Texas: Parents of gay teenage suicide victim drop school district lawsuit 8
1:13 PM — The parents of gay teenage suicide victim Asher Brown have decided to drop their lawsuit against their son's former school district.
24th November 2010
Texas trans woman arrested for using female toilet 12
3:22 PM — A trans woman in Houston, Texas, has been arrested after using a female toilet in a library. Tyjanae Moore was arrested by police last Wednesday for "knowingly entering a restroom of the opposite sex" but trans groups say her arrest was unlawful.
15th December 2009
Guardian- The election of openly gay mayor Annise Parker shows Texas is not a conservative monolith 4
10:18 PM — The Guardian's Amanda Marcotte argues that the election of openly gay mayor Annise Parker shows Texas is not a conservative monolith. But asks why the media can't accept that?
14th December 2009
Annise Parker elected first out gay mayor of Houston 1
11:19 AM — Annise Parker, an out lesbian, has been elected mayor of Houston, Texas. The vote makes the city the largest in the US to elect an openly gay mayor. Parker won against city attorney Gene Locke by 53.6 per cent of the vote.