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The governor of Texas celebrated the passage of an anti-LGBTQ bill by eating Chick-fil-A. Last month, Governor Greg Abbott (R) signed what was dubbed the “Save Chick-fil-A” bill into law. The bill banned government entities, including local governments, from taking “adverse actions” against businesses because of their “religious beliefs” or “moral convictions.” The bill was inspired by the city of San Antonio refusing to give Chick-fil-A a lucrative contract to operate at their local airport after the fast food chain donated...

Celebration Church — a queerphobic church in Austin, Texas — regularly rents out the school district’s Performing Arts Center for its weekly services. So far, the district has earned $182,000 from the church’s weekly rental. But after protest by students and the local LGBTQ community, the district announced that it will donate $10,000 from the church’s rental funds to the district’s “participation in the annual Austin Pride Parade and other LGBT districtwide activities,” according to the Austin American Statesman. Here’s a...

Image via Twitter: Craig BrooksCraig Brooks — a gay, 26 year old employee of a Holiday Inn Express hotel in Austin, Texas — went viral after posting images of himself calmly denying a room to a woman who had called him a “f*cking n*gger” when making a reservation over the phone. The video is priceless, but just as other web users began applauding him, others quickly unearthed a handful of transphobic tweets he had made in the past. Brooks has since...

The Texas House has passed an extreme religious liberty bill this week that could legalize discrimination against LGBTQ people. What’s been called the “Save Chick-fil-A” bill passed the state house on a nearly party-line vote, 79 to 62. Only one Republican voted against it. “This bill is going to pass; let’s face it,” said Texas Representative Celia Israel (D), moments before voting began. “It’s been cloaked in religious freedom, but the genesis, the nexus of this bill, is in hatred.” The bill...
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One man is suffering memory lapses from the attack A gay couple in Austin, Texas said a group of men followed them over the weekend before attacking them and landing them in the hospital. Spencer Deehring and Tristan Perry were out Friday (18 January) night celebrating a friend’s birthday. With their group of friends, they went to several bars over the course of the night. According to local news station KXAN, the couple only had a couple drinks so they would be...

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