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Houston Mayor Weds Longtime Partner in California

Friday Jan 17, 2014
Houston Mayor Annise Parker has married longtime partner Kathy Hubbard in a sunset ceremony Thursday at a private residence in Palm Springs, Calif., Parker’s office announced.

Houston Gay Rights Group Sues Over Same-Sex Benefits

Friday Dec 27, 2013
A gay rights group has filed a federal lawsuit meant to preserve Houston’s extension of benefits to legally married same-sex spouses of city employees.

Houston to Offer Benefits to Same-Sex Couples

Wednesday Nov 20, 2013
Houston has announced it will provide benefits to legally married same-sex spouses of city employees.

Out Houston Mayor Annise Parker Wins Third, Final Term

Wednesday Nov 6, 2013
Houston Mayor Annise Parker was elected Tuesday to a third and final term as the leader of the nation’s fourth-largest city.

The Original OKRA Charity Saloon

By Juan A. Lozano | Wednesday Mar 13, 2013
Call it benevolence through beer or generosity by gin and tonic, a new Houston bar is offering its customers a pledge that 100 percent of its profits will be donated to a local charity or social cause each month.

Lesbian Murder/Suicide Highlights Issue of Domestic Violence

By Holly Grigg-Spall | Sunday Jan 20, 2013
On New Year’s Day, Houston lesbian Belinda Espinoza shot her partner of three years, Ana Flores, and then turned the weapon on herself, in a case that highlights the issue of domestic violence in the LGBT community.

Women on Top

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Dec 18, 2012
Lesbians are heading nonprofits, winning high public office and getting national media. Here are some outstanding examples of those who have succeeded in a (straight) man’s world.

Houston Pride: Dancing, Dining, Divas & Diving on the Bayou

By Steve Weinstein | Thursday Jun 14, 2012
From a full-out Bette Midler tribute to a real-life dance diva, from fine dining to all-night dancing, the Bayou City is going all out for a Texas-sized Pride June 16-23. Join the out-gay mayor & several thousand of her pals for a sizzling hot time.

Parker: I Consider Myself a Role Model

By Michael K. Lavers | Wednesday May 9, 2012
Equality Forum on May 5 presented Houston Mayor Annise Parker with its International Role Model Award during its annual dinner in Philadelphia. She spoke with EDGE about her tenure, her marriage equality activism and her future plans.

Bunnies Multiply in Houston Gay FĂȘte

By Steve Weinstein | Monday Mar 19, 2012
Easter will hatch many hundreds of hot men when Bunnies on the Bayou once again takes over Houston to celebrate, schmooze & party.