Houston Pride Band presents “Until The Fat Lady Sings” events, June 9, 2012. Photos by Dalton DeHart.
Archive for June, 2012
Act OUT at The Alley Theater presents Noises Off, June 7, 2012. Photos by Dalton DeHart.
Army Veteran and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) Executive Director Aubrey Sarvis today applauded the introduction of HR 6046, the Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act of 2012 (MSET) that would change the definition of “spouse” in four areas of U.S. Code related to recognition, support, and benefits for married service members and veterans. The changes – including Titles 10, 32, and 38 that are challenged in SLDN’s landmark litigation, McLaughlin v. U.S., filed in October 2011 – would ensure that spouses of the same gender are eligible for key military benefits.
In a landmark decision that will impact the nation for decades, the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a key provision of President Barack Obama’s health care law, ruling that requiring people to have health insurance violates the Constitution.
President Barack Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage appears to have made Americans on both sides of the issue even more entrenched in their positions, firing up his young, liberal backers and intensifying opposition from Republicans and conservatives, according to a new poll.
U.S. health officials have set up a $1.2 million pilot program to that will offer free rapid HIV tests at pharmacies and in-store clinics in 24 cities and rural communities in hopes testing for the AIDS virus will become another routine service along with blood pressure checks and flu shots.
A day after electing their first African-American president in a historic move that strives to erase its legacy of racism, Southern Baptists passed a resolution opposing the idea that same-sex marriage is a civil rights issue.
The Fourth Annual Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit (TTNS) is scheduled for July 20-21, 2012 at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.As in years past, the Summit will concentrate on the needs and policy changes that support a transgender community.New this year is an exciting educational opportunity at the Texas Transgender Health Summit by Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT) scheduled for Thursday, July 19 as a pre-summit event.
Tye Blue presents “Testify” at Vue, June 3, 2012. Photos by Dalton DeHart.
Many of the U.S.’s most gay-friendly neighborhoods are in some of the country’s most expensive real estate markets. But there are also plenty of more affordable options for same-sex couples, according to real estate website Trulia.