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Over 60,000 celebrate pride downtown

Over 60,000 celebrate pride downtown
July 1, 2015

On the heels of the landmark Supreme Court decision to make gay marriage legal; Pride Houston, Inc. held their annual gay pride parade. The parade was hosted downtown Houston for the first time since its...

Tears and sniffles in courtroom as gay marriage ruling read

Colleen Craig of Youngstown, Ohio, left, who is bisexual and Elaine Cleary, of Chicago, who is gay, react with tears as they hear the news outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday June 26, 2015, that the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the US.
June 26, 2015

WASHINGTON  — When Justice Anthony Kennedy took the bench Friday at the Supreme Court, some were thinking about his past decisions and other June 26ths. A dozen years ago, on June 26, 2003, Kennedy...

Psi Kappa hosts LGBT activist

 Jack Valinski, director of operations for the Houston Equal Rights Alliance speaks to HCC students about the LGBT movement at Psi Kappa's 8th Annual Valentine’s Week Speaker event, Wednesday, Feb. 11 at the Stafford campus.
February 26, 2015
“We want to be equalized. We want to be treated like everybody else...We want to be able to live our lives without discrimination,” Jack Valinski calmly explained to a student who asked, “What exactly do gays want?” Southwest Psi Kappa Psychology Club hosted Jack Valinski, the director of operations for the Houston Equal Rights Alliance, at their Eighth Annual Valentine’s Week Speaker event, Wednesday, Feb. 11 at the Stafford campus. “I hope that you at least respect us and we respect you,” Valinski added.

Miami judge weds gays and lesbians after ruling against ban

Catherina Pareto, right, and Karla Arguello, second from right, kiss after they were married by Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel, left, Jan. 5, in Miami. Zabel provided a jump-start Monday to Florida's entry as the 36th state where gays and lesbians can legally marry, saying she saw no reason why same-sex couples couldn't immediately get their licenses in Miami-Dade County ahead of a midnight launch statewide.
January 5, 2015

MIAMI  — Lesbian and gay couples were married in Miami on Monday by the same judge who said she saw no reason why they couldn't immediately get their licenses ahead of Florida's coming-out party...

OUTSA hosts Coming Out Day At Central campus

From left to right Rachel Alaniz, Juanita Valdes and Aurora Harris volunteers for LHI at the Coming Out Day hosted by OUTSA.
Photo by John Cañamar
October 17, 2014
Coming Out Day is a day when members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community help other individuals in the process of “going public” with their sexuality. OUTSA President Kelly Meine called on several outside organizations to help HCC students understand and deal with the multitude of feelings experienced while they are planning to tell their family and others about their sexual orientation.
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