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McKinney police party incident

#NoFilter in McKinney

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Without affordable smartphone technology and a growing sense that police and mainstream media are not capturing all sides of the story when they cover racist violence—especially racist police violence—stories like what happened at the McKinney pool party might not have been exposed.

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Jessica Shortall

Texas LGBT Advocates Look Beyond Gay Marriage

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When Republican lawmakers introduced more than 20 anti-LGBT proposals in the 84th Legislature, they may have unwittingly helped launch the next phase of the state’s gay-rights movement. With all of the legislative proposals defeated and a court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage expected soon, the newly launched Texas Wins campaign is looking ahead to protecting more LGBT Texas with local nondiscrimination ordinances.

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