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Fiancé Denied Access To Partners Funeral By East Texas Family

Fiancé Denied Access To Partners Funeral By East Texas Family About Magazine
Cody Livingston, 23 (About News)

A Heartbroken Texas Man Has Learned He Will Not Be Welcome At His Partners Funeral As The Family Redacts Him From Obituary


(Updated: 3:04p.m.) An East Texas man is heartbroken because he claims the family of his fiancé is unwilling to allow his attendance, or final ‘goodbye’ at his partner’s funeral. The family says that ‘just isn’t true. You are welcome to attend.’

The news of the tragic death of Cody Lane Livingston, 23, of Sour Lake, Texas, set state LGBT news sites on fire earlier this week after Livingston was found unresponsive in a ‘holding cell,’ of the Hardin County Jail after being taken into custody for an outstanding ‘minor’ warrant.

About News learned the Livingston family wants the LGBTQ+ community to know that:  ‘the Livingston family would like anyone that loved Cody, to attend his funeral.’  Arista Argueta, a close friend of Cody, who is transgender told us. “The family has known of Cody’s lifestyle and is supportive, if you want to attend, you can. Anyone can!”

Tanner Moore, the fiancé of Livingston emotionally explains their journey of love, commitment, and their plans to finally wed in November, which was cut short. The family of Livingston has shut out and ostracized Moore, and has erased the existence of his partner in his obituary.

Argueta states “that’s not entirely true, [he] is more than welcome to attend the service,” and notes that one thing is certain. “Cody was a gentle heart, and good person. His death has saddened us all.”

“It still infuriates me that [his] family is unwilling to include me because they have a hard time accepting his sexuality.” Moore claims. “He was and is still my whole world and I will always fight for him.”

The Texas Rangers have officially launched an investigation into the ‘in custody’ death of Livingston that occurred on August 26th, 2017 after Livingston was taken into custody on a warrant.

Cody Livingston’s funeral will be held on Saturday August 3, 2016 at Broussard’s Mortuary at 2000 Mcfadden, Beaumont ,  TX 77701  at 2:00p.m.

 

Can Wal-Mart Change LGBT Nightlife In Texas?

Can Wal-Mart Change LGBT Nightlife In Texas?

The nations largest retail chain claims a Texas law violates their rights to sell alcohol at fair prices.

Wal-Mart has filed a federal lawsuit in Austin challenging the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commissions over a state law that forbids the company from owning and operating liquor stores, or selling alcohol at their stores.

The lawsuit contends restrictions on package liquor licenses, some dating to the end of Prohibition, handed out by T.A.B.C. amount to unconstitutional discrimination.

Currently, T.A.B.C. code prevents stores like Wal-Mart from selling hard alcohol, making it only available to ‘liquor stores.’ Wal-Mart is seeking to change that.

Should Wal-Mart win in Federal court, and T.A.B.C revises in alcohol codes in Texas, the changes that may accompany, could change the way Texas, and members of every community, including how the LGBTQ+ community purchase their cocktails of choice.

Alcohol would become available at any ‘corner store’ like in Louisiana, and because Wal-Mart operates 24-hours a day, the current law prohibiting alcohol sales from liquor stores on Sundays, would disappear. It’s possible that the 2 a.m. law in Texas would also disappear.

Out of 38 states that Wal-Mart operates in, Texas is the only state Wal-Mart has sued.

Death Of LGBT Man Sparks Texas Rangers Investigation

Death Of LGBT Man Sparks Texas Rangers Investigation

The death of a 23-year old man in Hardin County, Texas has caused Texas Rangers to launch official investigation.

The Texas Rangers have officially launched an investigation into the ‘in custody’ death of Cody Lane Livingston, 23, while in custody of the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department on Saturday.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at approximately 6:00a.m. DPS was notified of a possible crash near Sour Lake. (Sour Lake is about 1 hour north-east of Houston.)

DPS explains that it determined there was no crash, but suspected Livingston was driving while intoxicated. DPS explains a field sobriety test was conducted but failed to release results. Instead, Livingston was booked into the jail for an outstanding warrant.

Hardin County Sheriff Ed Cain explains that ‘Livingston was booked into the Hardin County Jail at 7:30 a.m. and had no outward signs of injury as he was booked.’

DPS states ‘Livingston was found unresponsive in a jail cell’ and transported to St. Elizabeth’s hospital in Beaumont, Texas, where he was pronounced dead.

“I couldn’t believe it,” said Tanner Moore, Livingston’s boyfriend. “It was hard to believe, because he was just here with me the other day helping me move.” He said the two saw each other Friday night at Moore’s residence in the Lufkin area.

According to Moore, on Saturday “I tried to call him, probably called him 3 to 5 times. He didn’t answer, and he said ‘I’m at a bar in Houston.”

Friends have set up a GoFund Me Page to help the family with expenses.

FBI Encourages LGBTQ Students To Apply To Be Interns

FBI Encourages LGBTQ Students To Apply To Be Interns. About Magazine

The Nations Top Law Enforcement Agency Opens Its Doors For Student Interns That Are Interested In Law Enforcement Careers. Among The Many Challenges Of Being An FBI Agent, Being LGBTQ+ Will Not Be One Of Them!

The Federal Bureau of Investigations wants you to help serve and protect our great country. Starting August 26, 2016 the Honors Internship Program will begin the process of accepting applications. Applications will be accepted until October 14, 2016.

The FBI’s Honors Internship Program is seeking innovative, diverse, motivated, and talented college students. If you think this could be your calling, you are invited to join the ranks of thousands of outstanding students who since 1985 have participated in the paid internship with the world’s premier law enforcement and intelligence agency.

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Photo courtesy of the FBI

“It’s important to note that “diversity” is one of the FBI’s core values,” explains Christina Garza, Public Affairs and Community Outreach Coordinator for the
FBI Houston Field Office. “It was added by Director James B. Comey who is a big advocate of diversifying the bureau, in all aspects.”

The LGBT Program launched under the direction of Comey, was established to address employee diversity issues or concerns relating to sexual orientation at the FBI. Among one of the programs goals is to enhance career development opportunities for LGBTQ+ employees of the FBI, while being able to better educate all employees on sexual orientation issues as well as other diversity matters.

The Honors Internship Program is one of the most competitive internship programs in the nation. An FBI Internship opportunity offers undergraduate and graduate school students throughout the United States an exciting insider’s view of FBI operations, and provides an opportunity to explore the many career opportunities within the FBI.

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FBI Interns spend 10 weeks in the summer, from June to August, working side-by-side with FBI employees on a variety of organizational matters that showcase the student’s skills and potential.

Follow this link to the FBI website for more information.