Female Impersonator Overcame Stroke And Came Back To The Stage

By Carolyn LaRue For gaycentraltexas.com International drag sensation Lawanda Jackson could have given up in 2014 when she suffered what might have been a debilitating stroke … but she says God’s grace and a “positive state of mind” led to her remarkable recovery. This week, the legendary female impersonator will be at Connect Nightclub, 2812 […]

Steve Rudner, Chair of Equality Texas Board gives us a glimpse of what the LGBTQ community is facing in Texas.

Since 2012, InterWaco has been very fortunate to work closely with Equality Texas. Equality Texas’ staff, especially Daniel Williams, has provided us with their time, talent, and resources. Our City of Waco LGBT employees are some of the very few Texans that have non-discrimination employment protections, this is because of the assistance InterWaco received from […]

Gay Pride 2016: Drag King Group To Perform In Waco

Waco’s Connect Nightclub will host Cherry, Central Texas’ big party for lesbians and their friends as part of Central Texas Pride events, on Saturday, June 25. The party which is open to everyone will feature a show by BOIZ 4 NOW, Austin’s only drag king troupe whose lip-synched performances are drawing rave reviews across the […]

Rumors Reported Halo Wouldn’t Re-Open

Rumors Reported Halo Wouldn’t Re-Open, But Work is Still In Progress Back in July 2015, Bryan-College Station’s gay bar Halo was consumed by flames, burning the the city’s top dance bar where it could not be used. Halo, smack dab in the middle of the hometown of Texas A&M attracted a younger mostly gay crowed […]

New Lesbian Mayor Of Salt Lake City Sworn Into Office

New Lesbian Mayor Of Salt Lake City Sworn Into Office Houston no longer has an openly lesbian mayor … but deep in the heart of anti-gay Morman country, another urban oasis has elected its first openly gay mayor. and Derek Kitchen, a gay man who along with his husband Moudi Sbeity sued to overturn the […]

Halo Getting Ready For A Comeback

Members of the Texas A&M LGBT community and hundreds of other gay folks from around the area have been waiting for nightclub Halo to re-open since it “went up in flames” around mid-July. Now owner Jeff Harmon says all the club’s supporters are going to get their wish and when its finished the club will […]

Texas court recognizes same-sex common law marriage

AUSTIN – A Travis County woman has won her long battle to be acknowledged as her deceased partner’s legal spouse, marking the first time in Texas a same-sex common-law marriage has been recognized in a court ruling. Attorney General Ken Paxton is mulling whether to challenge the marriage’s legality, however, a move the woman’s lawyer […]

Caitlyn Jenner is lukewarm on gay marriage

Caitlyn Jenner’s views on same-sex marriage are … mixed. The world-famous Olympian and reality star told Ellen DeGeneres that as a Republican, she holds more conservative views, and when the topic of gay marriage came up 20 years ago, she was not a supporter. “I’m a traditionalist,” Jenner explained of her previous perspective. “I’m older than most people […]

Houstonians Will Be Voting FOR the Equal Rights Ordinance in November

HOUSTON – The Texas Supreme Court this morning ruled that the majority of Houstonians who support the city’s Equal Rights Ordinance will be casting a ballot “for” the measure to keep it on the books. “We’re eager for the majority of Houstonians to vote ‘FOR’ keeping the city’s valuable Equal Rights Ordinance,” said Richard Carlbom, […]

Houston Unites Launches Campaign to Support Equal Rights Ordinance

HOUSTON – Today, the Houston Unites campaign launched to prevent the repeal of Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) on the November ballot. Houston is the most diverse city in the country, but is also the only city of its size in the country lacking an equal rights ordinance. HERO’s anti-discrimination protections extend to fifteen separate categories — including race, […]