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Wake Up And Smell The Political Coffee LGBT Texas

Wake Up And Smell The Political Coffee LGBT Texas

 A Political Storm Is Brewing Across The Country And People Need To Wake Up And Smell The Coffee

 

FORT LAUDERDALE ( Opinion) Oct. 4 —The LBGTQ+ communities have come a long way and have met many of our goals that were established for ourselves; marriage equality, better job opportunities, better acceptance in society to mention a few, but.

There is a big ‘but’; there are many more things to accomplish and we as a community must continue our fight to hold on the rights we have earned.

There’s no way to sugar-coat this: I’m mad as hell — and I know you are, too.” Gregory T. Angelo, president of Log Cabin Republicans said. “The Republican Party has passed the most anti-LGBT Platform in the Party’s 162-year history. Opposition to marriage equality, nonsense about bathrooms, and an endorsement of the debunked psychological practice of “pray the gay away.” 

“This isn’t my GOP, and I know it’s not yours either. Heck, it’s not even Donald Trump’s! When given a chance to follow the lead of our presumptive presidential nominee and reach out to the LGBT community in the wake of the awful terrorist massacre in Orlando on the gay nightclub Pulse, the Platform Committee said NO.”

It seems it gets worse. In their first term of office our next president will likely nominate three Supreme Court Justices. If we ignore our civic duty of voting for a Progressive candidate, like Senator Hillary Clinton, who truly supports the LBGTQ+ community, our government could easily reverse all the gains we have achieved.

I believe electing Senator Clinton and securing a majority of Democratic Senators will assure our country of a Supreme Court that will continue to recognize our community.

Senator Clinton has her assumed issues, but it comes down to her or Donald Trump.

Boys and girls Wake up and Smell the Coffee; it is critical that you and your peers register and vote in the upcoming presidential and congressional elections. Vote for the individuals and party that has and will continue to support you.

Halloween Magic Promises 2016 Fundraiser To Be Outrageously Funny

Halloween Magic Promises 2016 Fundraiser To Be Outrageously Funny

Houston’s Halloween Magic Roars Back To The Stage This Year Celebrating 25 Years With Honorary Chairs Annise Parker And Kathy Hubbard.

HOUSTON Oct. 2 — This is one of those Halloween parties you do not want to skip. The hilarious election-year satire, mixing risqué Montrose humor with Broadway show tunes, gears up at the Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church on Saturday, October 22 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, October 23 at 4:00 pm.

Roaring to the stage for its 25th anniversary production, Rand Paul’s Drag Race: Destination 1600 Avenue, directed by Dennis Draper of The Alley Theatre. Maria Todd will host the show.

“We set out to do the most outrageous send up of a political race, set against the backdrop of the antics of a real beauty pageant,” Gary Rodd, veteran Halloween Magic writer and cast member stated.

Some of Houston’s theater luminaries have been cast in honor of its silver anniversary. Mary Hooper plays Melania Trump, Deborah Hope appears as Sarah Palin, and Mark Ivy impersonates Rand Paul.

“We watched Smile, a 1976 beauty pageant movie, and Miss Congeniality for source material. Youtube is an immense help as was the Ru Paul show. We knew we would have five finalists: Rubio, Cruz, Trump, Hillary and Bernie. And we’re going to have a Charlie’s Angels trio of Melania Trump, Sarah Palin, and Bill Clinton,” Rodd added.

Founded in 1988, Halloween Magic has raised over $1 million for Houston HIV/AIDS service organizations. This years beneficiaries include Lazarus House, Legacy, Pet Patrol, Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, and Omega House.

Tickets are $50, and may be purchased at www.HalloweenMagic.org, or by calling 713-256-3880.

 

Texas Attorney General Dines With 8yr Transgender Boy And Family

Texas Attorney General Dines With 8yr Transgender Boy And Family

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Sat Down With A Texas Family And Their 8-Year-Old Transgender Son Over The Weekend.

The Texas Republican Attorney General who is suing the Obama administration over efforts to expand transgender rights had a private dinner with a family with a transgender boy over the weekend.

Ken Paxton and his wife, Angela, sat down for a 2-hour dinner with Amber Briggle, her husband, daughter, and their transgender son.

Paxton has been a critic of transgender rights and Briggle has become one of his biggest critics.

Beyond swapping dinner jokes, and the occasional magic tricks, the dinner stayed away from politics, Briggle said. “I did convey how the lawsuits he [Paxton] was pursuing was putting our son in danger,” she said.

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“I would be personally hurt if he continued to pursue these discriminatory policies after meeting and seeing our child. This isn’t dressup. This isn’t Halloween. He’s a real boy with real feelings who will be really affected.” Briggle said.

In May, Paxton said that he did not meet with any parents of transgender students before filing the lawsuit over the school directive. He has called his opposition a matter of safety and privacy for other children and in his lawsuit accused the Obama administration of turning classrooms “into laboratories for a massive social experiment.”

“It was lovely,” Briggle said. “Our intention was just to put a human face behind this.” She explained. “There was no awkwardness at the dinner despite our differences.”

 

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.”