Topic: Texas

Texas Lawmakers Now Hope To Ban Pregnancy Terminations After Approximately 6 Weeks

Texas Lawmakers Now Hope To Ban Pregnancy Terminations After Approximately 6 Weeks

Don’t say “fuck Texas” and give up; support Texas’ women in the same way you would hope they would support you if your rights were the ones under attack. Don’t pretend this doesn’t exist; that’s what makes these types of bills go through almost unnoticed. It does exist, and it’s not going away unless we all collectively push against it. More »

Daily Video Picks: Woman Escorted From Texas Senate Hearing During Passionate Speech Against SB1

Daily Video Picks: Woman Escorted From Texas Senate Hearing During Passionate Speech Against SB1

In the wake of the terrible news that SB5 passed in the Texas House of Representatives, there at least is hope that we will continue to see more people like Sarah Slamen stand up to the government and call them out. It is appalling to see Slamen be physically escorted out of the Texas Senate while giving a powerful speech about the government’s failings.

Watch her passionate speech now, and see more daily video picks from The Gloss. More »

Morbidly Fascinating Website Catalogues The Last Words Of Every Inmate Executed In Texas

Morbidly Fascinating Website Catalogues The Last Words Of Every Inmate Executed In Texas

As we all (hopefully) know, Texas governor/emotionally unhinged comic book villain Rick Perry is trying to aggressively limit the reproductive rights of Texas women–criminalizing abortions after 20 weeks and effectively shuttering all but a handful of clinics in the state. Even better, Perry insists he’s doing it for us. In the name of life. Because Ricky Perry and Texas just plum love life.

…Sometimes. More »

Six Stories Major News Networks Ran Instead Of Covering The Filibuster

Six Stories Major News Networks Ran Instead Of Covering The Filibuster

Unless you live in a cave or get your news from a major news network, you know about the historic events last night in Texas. In short, Texas Democrats rallied around Senator Wendy Davis, who launched an incredible ten-hour filibuster to stop the passage of SB5, a bill which would effectively shut down all but five of Texas’s abortion clinics.

So…where were the major news networks? More »

People Wear Things To Parties At SXSW

People Wear Things To Parties At SXSW

Greetings everyone! I write to you from sunny Austin, Texas, where I am currently convalescing after four days of intense party reporting. (You can read about my adventures here if you don’t mind joining The New MySpace to do so. The series is called “And Then It Got Weird,” because duh.) My week was pretty well occupied by seeing bands, consuming intoxicating substances, and breaking into hot tubs, but I still found the time to take a few style snaps of people I encountered on the street and at parties. While many people looked like they’d just stepped out of an Urban Outfitters catalog, I tried to get some diversity in there, which is why you will also see a guy in a monster costume and a girl dressed like a slutty Rainbow Brite. I’m in there too, of course, because I am a narcissist. More »