About Equality Texas

Vision

We envision a Texas where lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Texans and their families have full equality in the hearts and minds of our fellow Texans and in all areas of the law.

Mission

Equality Texas works to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration.

The Equality Texas Foundation works to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Texans through education, community organizing, and collaboration.

Our Staff

Austin

Houston

San Antonio

Our Board of Directors

Equality Texas

  • Steve Rudner, Chair – Dallas
  • Ruben Vogt, Vice-Chair – El Paso
  • Holt Lackey, Secretary – Austin
  • Trey McCampbell, Treasurer – Corpus Christi
  • Katie Coyne – Austin
  • Jared Duncan – Amarillo
  • Jennifer Guyot Wallace – Dallas
  • Harold Hardaway – Austin
  • Tina Toal Maness – Burleson
  • Sophia Parafina – San Antonio
  • Mark Phariss – Plano
  • Katie Sprinkle – Coppell
  • Julian Tovar – San Antonio
  • Jennifer Wright – El Paso

Equality Texas Foundation

  • José Andrés Araiza, Chair – Austin
  • Elizabeth Myers, Vice-Chair, Houston
  • Scott Elliff, Secretary – Corpus Christi
  • Trey McCampbell, Treasurer – Corpus Christi
  • Steve Atkinson – Dallas
  • Rev. Dr. Neil Cazares-Thomas – Dallas
  • Patrick Dickson – Houston
  • Adam Gonzales – Amarillo
  • Mike Grable – Austin
  • Felipe Gutierrez Ferrara – Fort Worth
  • Sam Hildebrand – Austin
  • Ryan Leach – Houston
  • Mark Niermann – Dallas
  • Steve Rudner – Dallas