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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.

Popular LGBT Community Member Found Dead In Beaumont Alleyway

Preliminary autopsy results indicate a popular LGBT community member, named Travis Gore died of blunt force injuries after being found in the alleyway at approximately 6 a.m. between the Jefferson Theater and the old Hotel Beaumont in the East Texas town of Beaumont. Investigators believe there is evidence that suggest there was a fall from an ‘elevated area’ of the hotel. Beaumont Police officer Haley Walter states “a passerby found Gore's body at 6:14 a.m. Sunday, and called police immediately.” Officials state they do not know what caused Gore to fall, “but foul play is not suspected at the moment.” The case is under investigation. Toxicology results are pending. The LGBTQ+ community of Beaumont, Texas are mourning the death of ‘Beaumont’s Most Treasured Community Member.’ A posting on the Beaumont Pride Facebook page reads:

Preliminary autopsy results indicate popular LGBT community member Travis Gore died of blunt force injuries after being found in the alleyway at approximately 6 a.m. between the Jefferson Theater and the old Hotel Beaumont in the East Texas town of Beaumont.

Investigators believe there is evidence that suggest there was a fall from an ‘elevated area’ of the hotel.

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Travis Gore

Beaumont Police officer Haley Walter states “a passerby found Gore’s body at 6:14 a.m. Sunday, and called police immediately.” Officials state they do not know what caused Gore to fall, “but foul play is not suspected at the moment.” The case is under investigation. Toxicology results are pending.

The LGBTQ+ community of Beaumont, Texas are mourning the death of ‘Beaumont’s Most Treasured Community Member.’ A posting on the Beaumont Pride Facebook page reads: “It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye, Travis Gore, also known as Treasure Gardener brought light and love into our lives and his memory will be cherished by all who knew him.”

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“We are all shocked and saddened by the loss of such a valuable member of the Beaumont LGBTQ community,” said Beaumont Pride chair Shawn Hare in a statement. Gore was an active member of Beaumont Pride.

UT Students Protest Campus Open Carry Law By Carrying Dildos

UT Students Protest Campus Open Carry Law By Carrying Dildos

University Of Texas Students Protesting Texas Law Known As “Campus Carry”  By Highlighting What You Can’t Carry: A Harmless Dildo.

Texas law known as S.B. 11, passed by a Republican led legislature and signed into law by the amazing Texas governor Greg Abbott, has went into effect, as of August 1, 2016. 3,500+ students at the University of Texas signed up to carry around dildos on their backpacks in protest of the new law.

Here’s an excerpt from the protest’s #CocksNotGlocks Facebook page: “Starting on the first day of Long Session classes on August 24, 2016, we are strapping gigantic swinging dildos to our backpacks in protest of campus carry.

Anyone can participate in solidarity: alum, non-UT students, people outside of Texas. Come one dildo, come all dildos.“You’re carrying a gun to class? Yeah well I’m carrying a HUGE DILDO.” Just about as effective at protecting us from sociopathic shooters, but much safer for recreational play.

Protest organizer Jessica Lin, has pointed out a Texas law which states that anyone displaying or distributing “obscene” materials (such as a dildo) in public can be issued a $500 fine. A law she thinks is hypocritical:

“The State of Texas has decided that it is not at all obnoxious to allow deadly concealed weapons in classrooms, however it DOES have strict rules about free sexual expression, to protect your innocence.“You would receive a citation for taking a DILDO to class before you would get in trouble for taking a gun to class.

“Heaven forbid the penis.”

BAR AND RESTAURANT IN MONTROSE TARGETED WITH EARLY MORNING BREAK INS

BAR AND RESTAURANT IN MONTROSE TARGETED WITH EARLY MORNING BREAK INS
(Ripcord In Montrose Victim of Break In) Photo courtesy of Jeremy Goodman

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Houston Police say they’re after some brazen thieves who targeted an LGBTQ+ bar and popular restaurant early Monday morning. Both locations, a few blocks a part, and incidents two hours a part.

The thieves were described by Houston Police as ‘two black males’, that shattered the front door of The Ripcord; located in the 700 block of Fairview St  at 6:07AM according to the clubs camera systems.

1-About-magazine-ripcord-768x1024 BAR AND RESTAURANT IN MONTROSE TARGETED WITH EARLY MORNING BREAK INS“They broke the front glass door to gain entry to the bar,” bar owner Brad Spratt told About News. “They attempted to open the register cash drawers, then smashed them. They kicked in our office door…” Spratt explained.

Houston Police Department spokeswoman Jodi Silva  explained the suspects “attempted to load a safe into their late model white suburban. A witness on a bike witnessed the break in and was able to call HPD.” The suspects traveled down Hyde Park Blvd heading eastbound.

Houston Police arrived to find the club’s safe left in the middle of Crocker St. The robbers were not able to load the safe, nor gain access to it. “HPD does have video surveillance, and are reviewing it…” Silva added.

In another incident in the 2600 block of Grant St, just a few blocks away from the Ripcord, Baba Yegas restaurant  became the victim of an attempted break in. Houston Police are not ruling out the two cases are connected.

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“The front door had been smashed, and the glass was broken,” Silva stated. “The manager arrived and found the damage. There appears to be no evidence that anyone entered the location. But again we do have video surveillance and are reviewing it.” HPD is calling this  criminal mischief.