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Houston Transgender Woman Files Lawsuit After Landlord Barricades Apartment Door!

Houston Transgender Woman Files Lawsuit After Landlord Barricades Apartment Door!

A Montrose Transgender Woman Barricaded Inside Her Montrose Apartment By Landlord Has Filed A Lawsuit

(HOUSTON) — A transgender woman in Houston has filed a civil lawsuit against her landlord and management company after  they barricaded the woman in her Montrose area apartment, legal documents state. The woman had recently filed an appeal for wrongful eviction.

Included in the civil action filed in Harris County; False Imprisonment, Wrongful Eviction, Emotional Distress, and Retaliation. The lawsuit seeks more than $75,000.

According to the lawsuit, the transgender woman is identified as Ms. Gutierrez. Gutierrez was home in Montrose watching television on or around February 24, 2015 when a maintenance man arrived and started building a three-sided enclosure over her front door.

The court records describe the landlord as Norman Stettner. A maintenance man directed by Stetter, placed an 4×9 piece of plywood over the front door of Ms. Gutierrez’ rented unit. The maintenance man proceeded to nail shut and barricaded the door with garbage cans, the lawsuit details.

Ms. Gutierrez placed a call to Houston 911 services, where Houston Police and Houston Firefighters arrived and removed the barricades, allowing Ms. Gutierrez to be freed.

Stetter Industries Inc., has denied all allegations in a filed legal response. The case is currently set for trial.

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Transgender Comment Ignites Controversy For Houston Whatever Festival Founder

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Houston Whatever Festival Organizer Makes Questionable Transgender Post On Social Media Resulting In Headlining Acts To Cancel Appearances.


HOUSTONFEB 27 — Several bands and artists have canceled their appearances at the upcoming Houston Whatever Fest after the organizer + founder posted a questionable photo with a comment on social media that has sparked controversy within the LGBT and Transgender community.

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Local act Giant Kitty announced on Sunday their appearance at the festival would be canceled. Other acts like Genesis Blu, Rose Ette, Roky Moon & BOLT and SoBe Lash have also canceled their engagements with the Houston festival. In a statement released by the act’s record label in part stated the cancelations were ‘in solidarity,’ and the ‘transphobic comments’ were hateful and heartbreaking.

Houston Whatever Festival founder Jason Price last week, in a Las Vegas Airport published a social media post depicting a person in a dress, waiting for TSA. “I mean, I know it’s Vegas and anything can happen here and does, but he should really be wearing some more clothes going through security at the airport. Yes, I did say HE.”

“I mean, I know it’s Vegas and anything can happen here and does, but he should really be wearing some more clothes going through security at the airport. Yes, I did say HE.”

The post has since been removed from social media after provoking feedback. Price issued an apology Friday evening in part apologizing for his post and adding, “I have nothing but love in my heart and never want to see anybody uselessly hurt. Words are powerful folks. Life is full of lessons and I guess I’m still in class.”

The Houston Whatever Fest website describes the festival as the ‘City’s most eclectic street festival‘ that has more than 80 acts on 5 stages and features diverse mix music genres, top-tier comedy acts and a variety of art experiences.

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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.”

 

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Austin Pride Fashion Show To Feature Lance Bass And Celebrities From Project Runway

Austin Pride Fashion Show To Feature Lance Bass And Celebrities From Project Runway

4th Annual WERK! Fashion Show Featuring Designers FromLifetime’s ‘Project Runway’

The Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation (AGLPF) is set to produce the 4th Annual WERK Fashion Show at ACL Live at The Moody Theater on Saturday, August 20, 2016, hosted by N’Sync’s Lance Bass and YouTube Sensation Coco Peru.

Adding to the already A-List line up,  special performances include the #1 Cher Impersonator in the World Chad Michaels, ‘Queen of Electro’ Luciana (I Like That, I’m Still Hot) and the ‘Bionic Artist’ Viktoria Modesta (Prototype).

The WERK Fashion Show raises funds for essential nonprofits and programs in Austin, including: Austin Galano Club, AIDS Services of Austin, Project Transitions, OutYouth and Transgender Education Network of Texas.

 

The show will feature ten designers of Lifetime’s ‘Project Runway’: Austin’s own Daniel Esquivel, Ari South, Casanova, Alexander Pope, Emily Payne, Joshua Christensen, Christopher Straub and Rey Ortiz. Additionally, Pride Austin has added local designer Midi Soliz of Black Cross and Danny Nguyen.

Austin Pride offers a full week of events, starting with the WERK Fashion Show on Saturday, August 20th, 2016. The week will include the Austin Pride Parade and Festival.

For a full entertainment lineup & schedule of events visit: www.AustinPride.org

 

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