29th July 2014
Texas Attorney General: It is in my state’s interest to ban same-sex marriage 48
6:23 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Texas has argued that the US Constitution allows the state to ban same-sex marriage.
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.
25th July 2014
US: Same-sex marriage would bring $181.6 million to Texas over 3 years
4:09 PM — A new study says legalising same-sex marriage in Texas would generate an estimated $181.6 million dollars (£107,000,000) for the state's economy and create over 1,500 new jobs over three years.
21st July 2014
US: Chelsea Manning’s lawyer is unable to confirm gender affirming treatment
8:06 PM — Chelsea Manning’s legal team is unable to confirm last week’s report of Manning receiving gender treatment, while being housed in an all-male correctional facility in Texas.
20th July 2014
US: Texas Attorney General accused of ‘stalling’ same-sex marriage appeal 2
12:01 PM — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has been accused of deliberately stalling his appeal, after the state's same-sex marriage ban was struck down.
18th July 2014
Texas lesbian couple: Sue the bar that kicked us out for kissing 5
5:59 PM — A lesbian couple who said they were thrown out of a bar in San Antonio, Texas, are asking the city to sue the business for violating nondiscrimination laws.
Video: Texas voters say they wouldn’t vote for ‘a known heterosexual’ for President 26
4:56 PM — These voters in the US state of Texas apparently got in a bit of a mix up when they were asked whether they would vote for a heterosexual candidate for US President.
16th July 2014
US: Jose Antonio Vargas, an out gay undocumented activist, has been released by Border Patrol 1
5:42 PM — Jose Antonio Vargas, a noted LGBT rights and undocumented rights activist, was released late Tuesday after being held by Texas Border Patrol.
15th July 2014
US: Jose Antonio Vargas, an out gay undocumented activist, currently detained in Texas
7:21 PM — Jose Antonio Vargas, noted activist for both LGBT rights and the rights of undocumented people, has been detained by Border Patrol in McAllen, Texas after attempting to board a plane to Los Angeles.
US: Retired United Methodist minister sets himself on fire to protest against racism, homophobia 17
2:54 PM — Family and colleagues of a retired United Methodist minister who set himself on fire to protest against racism and homophobia have spoken about his life-long fight for equal rights.
13th July 2014
Obama fist bumps Texas restaurant employee for gay rights protest 13
2:00 PM — President Barack Obama fist bumped an employee at an Austin barbecue restaurant, after he loudly protested for gay rights.
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.
2nd July 2014
US: LGBT monument vandalised with ‘666’ graffiti 8
1:07 PM — An LGBT monument in the US state of Texas has been vandalised, and tagged with "666", written in red paint.
1st July 2014
US: Austin transwoman denied service at lingerie shop 16
7:36 PM — A Texas transwoman was denied service at an Austin lingerie store, Petticoat Fair, after being asked to provide identification stating she was female. The woman, Kylie Jack, was also told she needed to have bottom surgery before being able to have a fitting.
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.
25th June 2014
Comment: Banning ‘ex-gay’ therapy would only hurt people who want to change 195
2:47 PM — Earlier this week, PinkNews reported that Jeremy Schwab authored a Texas GOP policy defending the use of 'ex-gay' therapy. Unhappy with the article, here is Mr Schwab's response, and defence of the use of the therapy.
24th June 2014
US: Campaign launched to end gay-to-straight conversion therapy ‘in the next five years’ 10
2:33 PM — The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has today launched a campaign aiming to end gay-to-straight conversion therapy in the US within "the next five years".
22nd June 2014
US: Man pleads guilty to brutal homophobic kidnapping, hate crime charge dropped 27
7:05 PM — Prosecutors have dropped a hate crime charge against a man who brutally assaulted a victim he found on a gay hookup app, after he plead guilty to kidnapping.
Video: Rick Perry parody mocks ‘homosexuality is like alcoholism’ comparison 1
6:28 PM — Funny or Die have released a parody video, mocking Texas Governor Rick Perry for comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.
Texas ‘ex-gay’ activist: I know at least 500 people who have changed their sexuality 50
4:26 PM — A Texas 'ex-gay' activist has claimed he knows "at least 500" people who have had their sexuality changed.