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Houston Mayor Annise Parker, left, waves as her partner, Kathy Hubbard, right, holds the Bible during a public inauguration ceremony Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 in Houston. Houston is the largest U.S. city to elect an openly gay mayor. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Roughly 40 LGBTQ Texans Running for Office in 2018, Says Community Mag

Houston Magazine OutSmart reports that at least 35 LGBTQ Texans are running for office in the 2018 primary and general elections–including governor and lieutenant governor contests. Five candidates identify as transgender. More than one-third are from Harris County. The publication added five to the list by Wednesday afternoon.

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Lebanon Band Denounces Egypt Anti-Gay ‘Witch-Hunt’

BEIRUT – Lebanon’s popular alternative rock band Mashrou’ Leila has denounced a “witch-hunt” by Egyptian authorities against homosexuals after a rainbow flag was raised at one of the group’s concerts in Cairo.

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Christian Printer Prevails in Free Speech Gay Pride Case

A Christian printer in Kentucky has prevailed in what has been a long court battle for free speech and religious liberty. The trouble began after he refused to print t-shirts that promoted a gay pride event.

Gay TLC Class at Shiloh Shooting Range in Houston Texas. (Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

Concealed Carry Training a Big Hit in Houston LGBT Community

HOUSTON, Texas — When asked what she thought about the Obama Islamic cover-up of the Orlando Pulse terrorist, “If it quacks like a duck, it is a duck,” said a gay woman at a free concealed handgun license class in Houston.

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Texas’ Gun Community Reaches Out to Help LGBTs

Texans are tough but they are also big-hearted souls, and those in the gun community are no exception. They have reached out to the LGBT community by offering free CHL classes and escorts to Gay Pride events in Texas.

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Pediatricians Call Gender Discordance Conditioning Child Abuse

The American College of Pediatricians (ACP) has issued a report urging legislators and educators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal “a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex.” They say endorsing “gender discordance” is “child abuse.”

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‘Hunger Games’ Actress Comes Out as Bisexual on Snapchat

Amandla Stenberg, best known for her role as Rue in The Hunger Games, revealed in a video she posted online following a Teen Vogue Snapchat session that she “identifies as a black, bisexual woman” and feels there are not enough opportunities in media for minority, LGBT, and “mentally ill” women.

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‘Caitlyn’ Jenner Attended Houston Megachurches for ‘Photo Ops’

HOUSTON, Texas – While in Houston filming his reality TV show and making other stops, “Caitlyn” Jenner and members of his film crew attended two megachurches whose pastors had been very vocal against Houston’s proposed “bathroom ordinance.” Rev. Dave Welch of the US Pastor Council called the events at the Christmas services, “photo ops.”

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LGBT Crowd Goes After Texas State Rep Who Didn’t Want Men in Ladies’ Restrooms

The LGBT lobby has been in full-throttle since a conservative Texas state representative filed bills which would undermine its agenda. The Washington, D.C., based LGBT advocacy group has flooded Rep. Debbie Riddle (R-Tomball) with public information requests seeking all communications of any sort with pastors, faith organizations, and others – in all, 43 conservative and religious groups and individuals.

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LGBT Hit on Houston City Council Members Who Opposed ‘Bathroom Ordinance’

A Washington, D.C., based LGBT advocacy group has hit Houston city council members who opposed the “bathroom ordinance” with a flood of public record requests. The group is seeking all communications of any sort between these six council members and pastors and faith organizations, and others – in all, 51 groups and individuals.