Two leading Republican contenders for mayor of America’s eighth-largest city are openly gay, and voters have barely noticed.
A gay West Point graduate who was discharged from the Army for revealing his sexual orientation says he has begun the process of re-enlisting now that the policy banning gays from serving openly has been repealed.
Walters founded the organization, which was then known as the Houston Buyer’s Club, to help HIV-positive people get the best nutritional supplements available at lower prices than they might find elsewhere. The $352,000 Ryan White contract gave HIV-positive program members a place to go to receive the care they needed, and allowed Expert Nutrition to add services to its retail component.
Zen Master Launches New Book with ‘East Meets West’ Dialog, Guided Meditations and Dharma Talks October 17-20
Abbot of Vairocana Zen Monastery and international lecturer Venerable Zen Master Miao Tsan returns to Houston October 17-20 to launch The Origin is Pure: Find the Divine Within (Bright Sky Press, November 2011), his third in a series of contemporary Zen studies.
On Thursday, October 6, 2011, Occupy Houston will take part in a simultaneous national demonstration. Participating cities include Austin, Dallas, Washington D.C., Portland, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and more.
“Occupy Houston is a local expression of the global movement to end the corporate corruption of our democracy. It is a volunteer-organized effort providing infrastructure and support for Houstonians to exercise their First Amendment rights. We stand in solidarity with other communities expressing their right to peaceably assemble in a similar fashion.” writes Dustin Phipps of Occupy Houston.
Bring your Pet to the Austin Pet Expo on Saturday, October 8th, and Meet Shorty Rossi, Star of ‘Pit Boss’ on Animal Planet
et lovers in the Austin area should get their four-legged friends ready for the 2011 Austin Pet Expo, Saturday, October 8th, at the Travis County Expo Center. This free indoor event attracts thousands of pet lovers looking to enjoy a day out with their furry, feathered or reptilian pals!
The Roman Catholic Church is reacting harshly to a bill proposed by Mexico City legislators that would require all couples to sign a prenuptial agreement specifying how to handle child custody and other issues in case of divorce–and estimating how long the marriage is expected to last.
A majority of North Carolina residents say they oppose a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
It was cursing-not kissing-that got a lesbian actress and her girlfriend escorted off a plane as it sat at a Texas airport, Southwest Airlines said.
The airline said the couple became profane after being reprimanded for what actress Leisha Hailey characterized as “one modest kiss.”
Hailey immediately used her Twitter account to accuse the airline of discrimination and call for a boycott.
Local artists are gathering to show their support for Karen Derr’s run for City Council by donating paintings to a fundraising auction.