Category Archives: LGBTQ

The Crappy And Sad Obama Plan B Failure

I bought a “Barack, You Rock!” shirt during the ’08 presidential election. I donated to Obama’s campaign. I drove around with a “HOPE” sticker on my car, and when some assbag scribbled “KKK” on it in Sharpie marker, I got … Continue reading

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Texas Sex And Gender News Roundup

Let’s kick off Monday with something that, if you missed on Friday, will make your heart squeal with joy. And then on to the rest of the sad. Always the sad. Dallasite Nancy Upton balls it the fuck up with … Continue reading

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West Texas School Administrators See Literally No Connection Between Their Choice Of Sex Education And Teen Pregnancy Rates

This week is the release of the latest Mary Russell novel, Pirate King, a vintagey, feministy series that posits: what would happen if Sherlock Holmes had a brilliant young female protegé (and later, wife) with whom he solved cases of … Continue reading

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Texas Sex and Gender News Roundup

Ta-da! Pretty sure this is old news to anyone who keeps up but it bears reminding folks: HIV/AIDS programs in Texas are facing huge funding cuts. Gov. Perry gets a standing ovation in Ohio for saying he supports a bill … Continue reading

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Texas Sex and Gender News Roundup

Hey, the great thing about a three day weekend is that it means a four-day work week. Now, here’s some occasionally very depressing news related to sex and gender in Texas: The “Petticoats and Slide Rules” exhibition at the Women’s … Continue reading

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Houston Judge Rules Gay Father Can’t Leave His Kids Alone With Any Man But A Relative

Out of Houston last week, this news of judicially-sanctioned crazy on a bench: William Flowers divorced his wife, with whom he had three kids, then married a dude, Jim. Flowers’ ex-wife keeps main custody of the kids, while Flowers has … Continue reading

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Texas Sex And Gender News Roundup: Terrible Shithead Edition

So look, y’all, I know I’ve been a terrible shithead lately with posting hardly any feminist things at all and concentrating most of my writing efforts on, well, something as comparatively fluffy and fleeting (and to be fair, juicy, pun … Continue reading

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Texas Sex and Gender News Roundup

Let’s see if I remember how to do this. Grand Prairie man who shot and killed his family at his son’s 11th birthday party was “eerily calm” before the crime. The intrepid trend-spotting reporters of Tyler, TX have discovered this … Continue reading

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Protecting Pets Against Domestic Violence: Looks Good For Lawmakers, But It’s A Drop In The Bucket

[Ed. Note: Readers, please welcome to HayLadies! our newest contributor SGB. SGB immigrated to Houston, Texas when she was eight years old. Since then, she’s realized she’s a Texan at heart. She found her inner feminist at Texas A&M University … Continue reading

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Carlos Vasquez Takes On Forth Worth’s “Downtown” Establishment

I wrote the cover story for this week’s Dallas Voice, wherein I profiled Dr. Carlos Vasquez, the only openly gay school board member ever elected in Texas. But Vasquez says the city’s impenetrable downtown establishment causes much more of a … Continue reading

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