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Texas Girl Reportedly Forced to Attend Gay Conversion Program Has Left the Facility [Updated]

Sarah, a 17-year-old Texas girl whose extended family says her parents forced her to attend a residential Christian boarding program focused on “gay conversion” therapy, has reportedly left the facility. Heartlight Ministries, which runs the program, issued a statement saying Sarah had departed and denying she’d ever…

Remembering Robert Potter, the North Carolina Castrater, Idiot of Yesteryear

Welcome to Idiots of Yesteryear, a new series wherein we’ll remember the klutzes, cretins, and bumbling dunderheads who populate the cobwebbed dunce’s corners of the American past. In this great nation, for every gallant General Washington, who could not tell a lie, there is a doofy George W. Bush, who could not…

Which Extremely Transphobic Texas Politician's Tweet Is Worse? 

As you may have heard, Obama recently instructed public schools to allow transgender students to use whichever bathroom aligns with their gender identity. Republicans—for whom bathroom activities are evidently paramount—will not stand for this, because they are nothing if not valiant protectors of women, and also…

Woman Found with Parts of Fetus in Her Purse Says She Miscarried and Was Turned Away From Hospital 

A San Antonio woman being arrested on drug charges last week made waves of news when officers searched her purse and found the remains of an eight-week-old fetus. As you might expect, there’s a deeply tragic backstory there: the woman, Bernadette Rivera, told a local news station she had a miscarriage and was unable…

Helpful Man Patrols Texas Ladies' Room, Tells Woman 'You're Dressed Like a Man' 

The recent spate of anti-LGBT bathroom bills across the country were built to solve a problem that doesn’t exist—that of sexual predators busting into ladies’ rooms by pretending to be women. It’s also creating a fun new problem by empowering ordinary folks to pretend as though they have a unique ability to gaze into…

'By God, We Get Back Up': Talking With Wendy Davis About Public Service, Defeat, and Her Newest Project

In 2013, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis delivered an electrifying 13-hour filibuster against SB 5, the disastrous omnibus abortion bill that was eventually enacted and is now better known as HB 2. The bill has, as Davis warned, become a public health disaster for Texas women, and, in reaching the Supreme Court, has…

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Remains of Kelli Cox Found, College Student Who Vanished in 1997 at Hands of Suspected Serial Killer

Authorities in Brazoria County, Texas have confirmed that human remains found on a remote patch of private land belong to Kelli Cox, a 20-year-old college student who vanished in 1997. William Reece, a former truck driver serving 60 years on a kidnapping charge, told police he buried Cox there. Reece is linked to the…

Texas AG Ken Paxton, Who's Still 'Investigating' Planned Parenthood, Charged with Civil Securities Fraud 

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was formally charged Monday with civil securities fraud by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Paxton was criminally indicted last year on a similar felony fraud charges. Paxton has spent much of this year pledging to investigate Planned Parenthood for horrible wrongdoing.