Thursday, June 05, 2014

Houston Style Magazine Issues A Retraction To Problematic HERO Post

I'd demand a retraction and apology, but I'd probably have better odds of seeing the Astros, Texans, Rockets, Dynamo and Dash all win championships in the same year than seeing you post an apology for this transbaiting piece.
--TransGriot,  June 4, 2014   Houston Style Magazine, Stop Pimping The HERO Bathroom Lie 

Well, well.  I guess people really are paying closer attention to TransGriot inside Loop 610 these days.  

I called out Houston Style magazine yesterday for a June 2 post on its Facebook page that not only transphobically perpetuated the lie that our faith-based opponents have been telling about the HERO, but triggered anti-gay and anti-trans hatred in the comment threads of that post.   

Today, a retraction was posted on the Facebook page concerning the post I blasted from Houston Style editor and publisher Francis Page, Jr. 

RETRACTION: Houston Style Magazine - Houston Equal Rights Ordinance
On Monday June 2nd, a member of our staff wrote a lengthy posting on the official Houston Style Magazine Facebook account, examining his opinion of the recently passed non-discrimination ordinance. The opinions expressed were only those of the author, and do not align with Houston Style Magazine, its editorial staff, of me, Francis Page Jr., Editor and Publisher or of the magazine.

We have always been full supporters of equality and tireless opponents of discrimination. Our publication's editorial line has consistently to support Mayor @AnniseParker in her quest to end discrimination in the City of Houston against all, be it those discriminated against based on sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, familial status, marital status, military status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or pregnancy. All Houstonians deserve better.

Sincerely Yours,
Francis Page, Jr. (@FPageJr)
Editor and Publisher
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Now Mr. Page, if you'd like a post or column from an actual H-town transfeminine person about what our lives in this city are really like, I'd be happy to discuss that with you.  . 

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